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If you spent that much you should really treat them better. Shoe trees. Polish them occasionally. Use leather conditioner occasionally.
rogerharrie, you have probably received all of the positive feedback you are going to see coming from this thread and that's OK. We all have a high flyer purchase or two or three or more, in which we probably overspent and harbor our own doubts about. I know I certainly have done so. It is just not realistic to look to others for reassurance in such situations. When I see creasing in my beloved shoes, it reminds me of all the long comfortable hours of wear and hard use that I've gotten out of those shoes. While I always insert shoe trees in the pairs that are not presently on my feet, I also look upon the creasing as a good thing. You have a really nice pair of footwear...relax and just enjoy them!I’m saying no shoe is worth a thousand dollar price tag. But you have to understand the bologonese craft. I personally contacted testoni before buying them and they told me that these shoes take 2 weeks to make
Nope. And read this: https://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2017/07/mythbuster-part-1-leather-creasing-means-something-is-wrong.html
I don’t know shoes well. There are many here who know far more than I and have an encyclopedic knowledge of materials and construction.
No...all shoes crease. It’s possible that these may be made of inferior leather or weren’t a good fit for the person who previously wore them, but likely are just typical of used shoes.