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  1. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Some do; some go TTS. Order 2 sizes if ordering online.
     


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    Wear a bandaid for a wear or two on your toes where the pain is inflicted and see if that helps as they break-in. Thicker socks may help too. Right and left shell shoes/boots will not always have the same crease pattern or placement. I treat nearly all my shell models with reno. It will soften the leather. Good luck.
     


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    There was a question earlier that got lost in the shuffle: what edge trim do you recommend for antique edges?
     


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    Let us know what you end up using and how well it matches.
     


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    I have them on TTS and I need to wear thicker socks, but I don't think a 1/2 size down would have worked for me.
     


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    I would cut a circle of cardboard and place it on top of your foot. That will help with the irritation. You can either put the cardboard on top or below your sock. Wear them a few times. Eventually the leather will stop bitting in. A bandaid prolly won't help since it's so small/thin.
     


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    What does everyone use to treat/protect their suede shoes? Spray brand and formula? The last bottle I used was from Nordstroms and it did a fine job, its not readily available though so I'm looking for any recommendations. I am looking to treat the shoes for protection/mild water and dust resistance.
     


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    That's what moleskin is for. You are right about Band aids as they may be too thin to help. Moleskin's been recommended for hiking boots forever to help with hot spots.
     


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    Agree that moleskin would work on corn/callouses, but there is very little moleskin can do when the leather is digging into the tendon of the big toe.
     


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    Pretty much identical post to my first Styleforum post about a year ago. After initial alarm at similar wear on my ptb on their maiden voyage in a Boston winter, my shoes have broken in nicely. My advice is to wear and enjoy your stuff (no toe/heel taps) and just get them resoled when the time comes. Shoes look great, by the way!
     
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    Thin coat of AE chili.
     


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    I have used a band-aid before with success, but I suppose it depends on the severity of the pain (in my case, fairly minimal).

    Cardboard sounds terrifically uncomfortable, but whatever works ....
     


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    wear in good health
     


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