When people think of shoe care, polishing first comes to mind. However, using shoe trees is the most important thing one can do to maintain a good pair of leather-lined shoes. Wooden shoe trees made of an absorbent wood such as cedar should be inserted into the shoe immediately following every wearing.
The tree will absorb perspiration from the lining of the shoe, keeping it from cracking while helping to reduce the creasing of the upper. Using shoetrees on a daily basis will make shoes look and feel better, reduce odor and increase longevity.
Polishing on a regular basis is also important. Our shoes are made from leathers that do not require special care; any good wax or cream polish will work. Shoes should be wiped clean before polishing. Leather cleaner or conditioner can also be used occasionally to keep the leather flexible. The most important part of leather care is to prevent the leather from losing its natural oils. These oils, which can be replenished by polishing, are the key to leather's flexibility and strength.
Our standard shoe width is an F fitting. However, in order to accommodate variations in foot size, alternative width fittings are available in certain styles.
Narrow Fit = D width (USA E Fit)
Standard or Average Fit = F width (USA EE Fit)
Wide Fit = G width (USA EEE Fit)
Extra Wide Fit = H width (USA EEEE Fit)
As a shoe increases in size, the length and width both increase. A size 10F shoe is therefore one size bigger and one size wider than a size 9F shoe. A size 9G shoe is a size wider than a size 9F - in other words the width of the shoe would roughly correspond to a size 10F.
In the table below, the 11D, the 10F, the 9G and 8H would all be roughly the same width.
|Shoe size||D Fit||F Fit||G Fit||H Fit|
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