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Tightness of shoe tree in shoe

foto010101

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Hello, I just bought a pair of Santoni shoes in UK size 8. Unfortunately I only have shoe trees (the ones you can get from grapevinehill) in size Large (9 1/2W - 12 1/2N). Luckily it was possible to get the shoe trees in the shoe without brute force. How can I know if the shoe trees (see pictures below) are too big for my shoe? What degree of tightness is reasonable or allowed? Mike
 

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They should be snug but if you have to use brute force, they can damage the stitching in the shoe, according to my cobbler. You can see there is a unhealthy bulge in the side of the shoe there.

I'd say get smaller shoe trees.
 

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Hi,

Sorry to hijack a bit...but what is the model/color name for this shoe?
 

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Is it possible that oversized shoe trees will stretch out tight-fitting shoes somewhat?
 

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If the shoe is a bit tooo tight... I have used oversized trees to stretch them out. Am i doing damage to the shoes... possibly. Do i care... no.
 

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Looks fine to me. I like them as tight as possible.
 

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First of all, nice shoe!

Second of all, I don't know, I gotta get me some Santoni's first to tell you HEHE
 

foto010101

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Originally Posted by Chris Rimby
Hi, Sorry to hijack a bit...but what is the model/color name for this shoe?
Hello, The shoe code on the inside is: "7168 50 F 8", the colour is dark brown. It is part of a limited edition (bought in a shoe store called "Manwood" in Amsterdam). I really do like these shoes, I got many complements on these Santoni shoes. Mike
 

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Originally Posted by foto010101
Hello,

The shoe code on the inside is: "7168 50 F 8", the colour is dark brown. It is part of a limited edition (bought in a shoe store called "Manwood" in Amsterdam). I really do like these shoes, I got many complements on these Santoni shoes.

Mike


No wonder why, they're exquisite!
 

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