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Shoes in their ageing and how they do last?

J.P. Myhre

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Hello Guys,
Enclosed you will see two different pairs, which both are ten years old this month. The are worn as recommended and not more often than three times pr week. The Derby with Norwegian apron is just brushed up with wax, the Oxford pair is totally resoled by hand on the last they were made. They appear now as new, or even better - the uppers are well broken in. The Derby style is made with Freudenberg Calf and the Oxford with Italian Baby Calf. The resoled Oxford is ready for another ten years in service for its Master and wearer.

If anybody else have older Bespoke shoes that has been repaired, or maintained with older age than ten years, I am very much interested to discuss general conditions and how to treat them right for the future.

Until next time




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entrero

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Now I definitely want lasted shoe trees
 

Chips

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Those are beautifully maintained, well done.
 

Icarus

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None of my 10 year old shoes look that good (although I don't keep but a few pair that long)
 

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How are you maintaining the tongue on the oxfords? Looks to be well maintained.
 

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Originally Posted by J.P. Myhre

Both pair have been beautifully maintained for sure. I see no reason why these can't last another 10 years and still look great, provided they receive periodic lotioning to keep the leather supple. I particularily like the toebox on the first pair but the chiseled bals are sweet too. Well done.
 

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