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There is no difference in structural integrity between different types of welts used in Goodyear-welted shoes.  They are all attached at the inseam in the same manner.  Split-reverse welts are sometimes touted as being a bit more weather resistant.  However, all they really add is a few millimeters of additional height that may help prevent some water entry when walking on wet surfaces (which can be valuable).  A true storm welt does butt up more tightly against the leather upper, creating a better seal than a split-reverse welt, but even it is only providing a marginal amount of additional weather resistance.

 

 

 

To really increase weather resistance (supposedly), you have to move beyond Goodyear-welted shoes into Norwegian-welted (also called Goiser), Veldtschoen, or Bentivegna constructed shoes.  These are still welted shoes, and are every bit as durable as Goodyear-welted shoes, but they use some different methods for how the uppers are wrapped, where the stitching is placed (additional rows of waxed stitching), etc. Sorry the image below is in Japanese, but it's one of the better diagrams.  The names are in English, if you care to research them further, and you can click on them for a larger view.  There are a couple of other methods diagrammed in the below pictures that don't fit into the "more weather resistant" discussion (stitch-down, Norvegese, and regular Norwegian (non-Norwegian-welted)).

 

 

 

   


What would we do without you MoneyWellSpent!  Your knowledge, and willingness to freely take time out of your day to share that knowledge is amazing...  and much appreciated!

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I've often wondered if certain people on this thread are payed to be on here... Am I crazy?  It seems like certain people on here are making a ton of money for AE.

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With the Independence lining and heal pad, does it change the fit of the shoe? I wanted to get it but got scared in the end because I didn't know how it would affect the fit/feel?

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Well, I got my suede strands last week in 10.5 D and had to return them. I love the shoe and they fit great...but they were a little long and my heel was slipping. There was also a little room side to side in the heel.

I'm debating ordering a 10D to see if they'll fit. Anyone have experience with how much more narrow they are in a half size down?

I'm just not sure if I'll get back into an actual store that has them by tomorrow

I know they just might not fit me, but I love the shoes and am hoping I can find a fit.

Bumping this post as I'm interested in the answer as well. If it was answered I apologize as I overlooked it.

 

TL;DR - How much does the width change by going down a half size in length?

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I have their brush, which is ok (I better like Collonil Crepe Brush, if you can find it). Fwiw, I believe most if not all AE shoecare stuff is made by Collonil. I also scored a Tarrago Suede Protector on ebay for 9.99 shipped (the same Leffot sells for $17). It's a pretty cool stuff; check out the video of youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnOw_sNVG0A

Other than that, I don't think you will need anything else.

 

The video was pretty awesome.  How often do you have to reapply the Tarrago?

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Bumping this post as I'm interested in the answer as well. If it was answered I apologize as I overlooked it.

TL;DR - How much does the width change by going down a half size in length?

It wasn't, but I can let you know in the next day or two. I ordered the 10D because it's the last day of the sale and I had the 20% off at Amazon.

That might not help you though...since the sale ends today
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I have a few questions regarding MTO's. 

 

- On an MTO we can choose any sole for the same cost. How would this work with the Strand? I want the Strand in brown with a v tread sole, but it is $50 extra on the website. Can I order through Allison to avoid that charge or would I need to have something unique and non stock about the shoe? 

 

- What additions can be added to a brown McAllister for free to most closely match the Jefferson?

 

Thanks, hope they aren't too stupid/noob like. 

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The video was pretty awesome.  How often do you have to reapply the Tarrago?

I checked with Steve at Leffot, and he suggested once every couple of months. 

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Originally Posted by tietherope View Post
 

I have a few questions regarding MTO's.

 

- On an MTO we can choose any sole for the same cost. How would this work with the Strand? I want the Strand in brown with a v tread sole, but it is $50 extra on the website. Can I order through Allison to avoid that charge or would I need to have something unique and non stock about the shoe?

 

- What additions can be added to a brown McAllister for free to most closely match the Jefferson?

 

Thanks, hope they aren't too stupid/noob like.

 

The price gets changed by your choice between calf or cordovan uppers.  Nothing else changes the cost.  Since you are going through Allison as a StyleForum member, they are waiving the MTO fee, thus saving you the added charges you see on their website.  If they stock the materials, they will use them for you on your shoe.  You aren't constrained to the same rules/choices/options that you see on their MTO page.  The only exceptions, as far as I know, are when someone requests something that isn't feasible from a construction standpoint (like switching lasts, which may throw off the dimensions of the shoe and waste everyone's time and money).

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The price gets changed by your choice between calf or cordovan uppers.  Nothing else changes the cost.  Since you are going through Allison as a StyleForum member, they are waiving the MTO fee, thus saving you the added charges you see on their website.  If they stock the materials, they will use them for you on your shoe.  You aren't constrained to the same rules/choices/options that you see on their MTO page.  The only exceptions, as far as I know, are when someone requests something that isn't feasible from a construction standpoint (like switching lasts, which may throw off the dimensions of the shoe and waste everyone's time and money).

Thank you MWS. My main concern was that since the Strand with a V Tread sole can be purchased from their site, without even going into the MTO section, that they may say it's basically a stock shoe when trying ordering through Allison and tell me to just order from the webpage. 

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The guy down the hall showed up today in a dark gray (just a touch ligher than charcoal) suit with the same light tan venetian loafers he wears all the time with chinos that have likely never seen a coat of polish.  He normally wears an older pair of Kenneth Cole or Ecco square toe black shoes with suits, so I think this was an attempt to dress more stylishly.  Aye, aye, aye.  I've regularly mentored him on more job related items, but am not touching this issue with a ten foot pole.

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Just a heads-up--DSW has Ralph Lauren Sanderson (long wing) and Stratford (monk strap) shoes in a fair number of sizes. I just ordered a pair of "coffee" Sandersons for $230 with discount. I think that's a pretty good deal...
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Well...they came in the mail today from eBay and I'm pretty happy with them! $135 for shell saddles in #8



I know this has been answered but does AE change out the insoles on a recraft? I have a pair I need to send in and I'd be fine if they did. Thanks fellas!!

Tampatravel - are those size 10's? If so, I came very close to pulling the trigger on them. I already have a pair of shell saddles but those were so sweet I was tempted to bid anyway. Glad to see they went to a fellow SF member. Nice pickup.
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Finally decided to do an MTO... Appreciate if someone can PM me Allison's contact info.

Thanks in advance!
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Just ordered my last MTO - burgundy shell Lexington with natural split reverse welt and natural edge dressing.

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