My Balmoral Boots

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  1. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Are shoe trees included in the price?
     


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    Madrileno Well-Known Member

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    no, you have to pay for them
     


  3. AnGeLiCbOrIs

    AnGeLiCbOrIs Affiliate Vendor

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    Are shoe trees included in the price?

    He sells them at his cost: 35 GBP.
     


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    AnGeLiCbOrIs, the shoes look great. can you give us any assessment of things like quality of leather and quality of contruction? Which maker would you compare them to?
     


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    [​IMG]

    Those trees look hinged. Fantastic.
     


  6. Ich_Dien

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    Those trees look hinged. Fantastic.

    Those are lasts?
     


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    Those trees look hinged. Fantastic.

    Those are the lasts. However, the trees are hinged if you look back at the photos I previously posted.
     


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    Can I ask a silly question? In both the trees and the last, it looks like the toe curves up. Is this intentional? Won't the toes of the shoe rise up much more? I know a lot of shoes aren't flat to the ground at the toes, but this seems like it accentuates it.
    Cliff must be following this thread or read your mind Orgetorix. He just sent me these pics of the last and trees. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Completely intentional.
     


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    Can I ask a silly question? In both the trees and the last, it looks like the toe curves up. Is this intentional? Won't the toes of the shoe rise up much more? I know a lot of shoes aren't flat to the ground at the toes, but this seems like it accentuates it.

    Don't forget, the heel will be off the ground 3/4" to 1", so the toes will only be a bit off the ground. It's called toe spring, and it helps make it easier to walk in a shoe with a somewhat stiff sole, plus it helps keep the shoe tight around your ankles and reduces wrinkles in the leather.
     


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    In both the trees and the last, it looks like the toe curves up. Is this intentional? Won't the toes of the shoe rise up much more? I know a lot of shoes aren't flat to the ground at the toes, but this seems like it accentuates it.

    It is called the ‘toe spring’, every shoe has it, although the degree of toe spring varies, according with the style of shoe and the school of shoemaking.

    Don’t forget, that last hasn’t got a heel yet. Once you raise the back of the last by about ¾” (20 mm), the toe will come down.
     


  12. AnGeLiCbOrIs

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    this is what he calls the chisled last right?
     


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    Very cool! And is that a gusset meets a wingtip? Awesome stuff.
     


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    Here are the first pics of an upper tacked to the new last. Enjoy!

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    these look so much better!

    is the second pair blue?

    does he do double monks?
     


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