Thursday, August 11, 2011
Shoe Horns, Part 2: A Cautionary Tale
Here's why you should have a shoe horn. I got these Allen Edmonds wingtips on ebay for a song, and they're mostly in great shape except for the .5cm chunk I gouged out of the toe when I caught it on an uneven sidewalk.
However, their previous owner failed to use a shoe horn, and you can see the effects right around the flash reflection. Wrinklation. Creasimilitude. Deteriorifaction.
Barely noticeable now, but over the years, unhorned feet would split the leather in that spot.