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Posts by Michigan Planner

I've had boots and shoes in all three (kudu, reverse chamois, CXL) and I think the kudu is far and away the best for resisting the elements, BUT I think the reverse chamois looks much much better both right out of the box and after wearing them for quite sometime.Another option that wasn't mentioned is the regular (non-reverse) chamois. I have these Ranger Moccs from Need Supply and I wear them constantly. I think they probably are not as weather resistant as the kudu, but...
@Epaulet - Any updates on the #8 Alt Wien boots or the suede TO Tie Guy Snuff Suede boots? Edit: After I posted this I went back in my records and saw that the Alt Wien boots were pre-ordered one year ago today. Serendipity!
Mr. Dobalina, Mr. @bobdobalina... those aren't nearly as bad as I was expecting. Any massive holes in the soles? That's what I always hear is the main thing that would prevent a refurbishing. I'm curious because may favorite pair of shoes is probably getting near the point to be refurbished. I don't want to not have the shoes for a couple months but I don't want to wear them so much that they cannot really be refurbished.
I'd be interested in seeing a pic of the shoes in question.
Not that I know of. I'm just saying that that would be unethical IMO if it were/is occurring.
As long as the seller is honest and forthcoming about the quality of the shoes/boots they are selling and they are obtaining them via established means (i.e. not through a back channel that nobody else has access to at one of the official retailers) I see nothing unethical about flipping the shoes.
I'm usually not one for Tag (though some of the new Carreras do catch my eye every now and then) but I found this older PVDed Super Pro at a good price and couldn't pass it up. Nearly 30 years old and barely a mark anywhere on the PVD coating.
Alden's Commando sole is probably one of the lowest profile ones I've seen offered from shoemakers of comparable quality. They will not be noticeable to 90% of the people who see you wearing them. Besides, any lugged sole looks fine on an Indy Boot IMO.
Just take the ones you already have to a cobbler and get a new sole put on (or a rubber top piece).
I imagine Boston has similar winter weather as Detroit, except maybe a tiny bit warmer. Personally, I don't think the Neocork is really a great sole for a lot of winter wear, especially if they use salt on the streets and sidewalks there. In my experience, road salt + the constant wetness of slush and snow destroys the soles pretty quickly. The Neocork will be fine for most days if you are just walking from the car to the office or something, but if you are spending any...
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