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Edward Green Oundle

Not all Made to Order shoes are equal. There are certain styles, which we’ve made more often than others and the Oundle monk strap shoe by Edward Green is one of them.

It’s one of those shoes that deserves a second look it’s simple yet stylish and that’s exactly what we like about it. Made of only three pieces of leather these shoes can be made with or without a medallion on the toe.

Oundle, 202 Last, Tobacco Suede

Oundle, 888 Last, Black Calf

Oundle, 888 Last, Burnt Pine/Coffee Suede

Oundle, 888 Last, Coffee Suede

Oundle, 888 Last, Dark Oak

Oundle, 888 Last, Burnt Pine

Oundle, 888 Last, Brown Crup

Properly Box Your Shoes

Keeping your shoes stored properly not only saves space but also ensures your shoes will stay looking their best. There’s a very simple technique to keeping your shoes boxed properly, which we’ll demonstrate here. It might sound ridiculous but people get this wrong all the time.

For this demonstration we chose a pair of Edward Green Claverton’s in Dark Oak. Not all manufacturers use the same materials inside the box but the same steps apply for any pair. Edward Green happens to package their shoes very nicely. They use excellent packing materials and make a very good solid box.

The key is to lay the shoes in opposite directions, the first shoe with the arch facing down and the second facing up; that’s the way the boxes are designed to fit the shoes.

Lay open the covering.

Left shoe with arch facing down.

Cover the shoe.

Add protective padding if applicable.

Lay right shoe in the opposite direction with arch up

Cover again.

Lay Dust Bags on top.

Edward Green care guide on top of that.

And close the lid.

Of course not all shoes have cloth coverings and padding but almost all shoes have paper to layer between the shoes. Shoe trees can be kept in the shoes as well and if you don’t have cloth or paper to lay between the shoes keep them in the dust bags but lay them in the box the same way. It’s that simple….

Before and After

A while back I posted pictures of two Edward Green Shannon’s, one men’s and one of the new ladies collection. Both were in the try on stage so the soles were not yet attached and in the case of the men’s brown boot the color was not yet finished.

Both pair came out looking fantastic. The men’s are very masculine in Dark Oak on the double leather soles. The woman’s are great looking with the punching around the foot and the V stitching down the front of the shaft.

Men’s Shannon 888 (Before)

Men’s Shannon 888 Dark Oak Double Leather Soles, Sunken Toe Plates (After)

Woman’s Shannon X94 Black Calf, Red Lining (Before)

Woman’s Shannon X94 Black Calf, Red Lining (After)

Incidentally this is the first pair of ladies shoes produced and delivered to the U.S. by Edward Green. I’m quite certain my wife will enjoy them…

Edward Green MTO’s

As we hold our Edward Green Trunk Show I thought it was a perfect time to post a few new MTO’s we received this week from them.

Warwick in Loden Suede on 888 Last and Dainite Soles

Litchfield Edwardian Antique on 888 Last with Rams head Medallion

Canterbury Chestnut Antique on 888 Last with Rams head Medallion

Shannon try on stage 888 Last (These will be Dark Oak)

MTO’s Before And After

Edward Green will offer a part made try on pair of MTO shoes if we need to make sure of a size that is not a typical fit.

They arrive in protective wrap and without soles as you can see by the cork. At this point they can be adjusted a width wider or narrower. Here we have two shoes that were sent to us in the try on stage:

The Walcot, Before

And the finished model in Black Calf on the 888 Last

The Ecton, Before

And the finished model in Dark Oak Antique on the 888 Last

In the case of the Ecton you can notice that the color of the try on pair was not yet finished. These were also finished on the Thames Soles.

Edward Green MTO’s Part I

As I mentioned we received a number of pairs of MTO’s from Edward Green on Friday. I plan to show them all in time but let’s start with these.

The Sandringham 606 Last Burgundy Antique and Mahogany Country Calf on HAF Soles

The Shepton 888 Last Edwardian Antique

The Galway 606 Last Rosewood Country Calf on Ridgeway Soles

The Welland 82 Last Black Calf

The Westwood 606 Last Dark Oak

The Shepton, and Westwood are newer models, which do not appear in the current EG catalog. I have pictures of several more EG MTO’s, which I’ll share in the coming days.