- Aug 24, 2011
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It wasn't really too much volume over the vamp, I have slight hallux valgus issues on right foot, and here he had put a bit too much volume at the back of the inner ball. Since the heel stiffener goes almost all the way up to the joint, it became a small gap between the stiffener and the inner ball, which created an ugly crease.Lovely shoes - as far as I understand these are relasted from an earlier pair that had too much volume across the vamp when they were made at GG by Daniel - Interested to hear more about this - I mean the fitting and relasting - how much changes can be made to a shoe? I also read that the final trees get made after using the shoes for a while - a very sensible idea given that small fitting issues become evident after you wear the shoes for a while.
As long as there's no major changes to volume or length I believe there would be no problem relasting. If size of the last would grow too much you would have no lasting allowance left on the upper, and if it would be decreased the pattern could become off. But otherwise shape changes aren't an issue really, leather is a living material and upper leather is soft, so you can reshape that a lot if you would need (very rare any major changes would be needed though, if it's not a complete mess the first shoe).
Yeah this way the shoe trees sort of fit the shoes even better than the last, and instead of returning any small differences to its original state after wear it continues on the natural shape your feet has given the shoes. It only works when using a real experienced shoe tree maker like Hervé Brunelle though. Rarely do that much of a difference, but it never makes things less good.