Saturday, September 15, 2007

Today's Shoes

Edward Green chasses with pie-crust-style handsewn apron and ghosted handsewn toe seam in navy blue antique calf with double leather soles (Dover model, 606 last). Supposedly, 606 last derives from 202 last and has the same fit characteristics. I have not found that to be the case. These shoes have always been a bit large, particularly in the heel, while my 202 last shoes in the same size are not. If I had it to do over again, I would probably have these shoes made up on 808 last, which fits better, particularly over the instep and in the heel. I just may do that: you can never have too many Dovers, and you can never have too many blue shoes. Olive antique would be nice, too, don't you think?

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