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Honestly, the creasing doesn't bother me - I'd wear those in a heartbeat if it wasn't for the discoloration (I realize they go hand-in-hand). Wonder if a generous application of shoe cream and polish will take care of it?

 

Yeah, I think the only things that bother me are such a contrast in color between the vamp and the cap and the right vamp compared to the left. Any suggestions on how to bring some color back on the "Tan Saddle Waxy Leather"? The Shoe Care Reference PDF doesn't suggest anything but Conditioner/Cleaner or Leather Lotion. Saphir Renovateur certainly didn't darken them at all after it dried. The PDF does mention a couple of other things for similarly sounding leathers. Thoughts on how they'd work on my Elgins?

 

Walnut Saddle Waxy Leather: Saddle Soap

Tan Saddle Leather: Walnut Premium Polish, Saddle Brown Premium Polish

Tan Saddle Calf: Chesnut Premium Polish, Light Brown Shoe Cream

 

Thanks for your input.

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Any suggestions on how to bring some color back on the "Tan Saddle Waxy Leather"?

 

I really wouldn't know - I've only been doing this for a couple of months now. That said, I'd be surprised if there wasn't some way to re-color them.

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Walnut shell glows in natural light.... even if it is cloudy.

 

 

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And. . . Walnut Wednesday is here!

 

Love your Walnut Shells! Looking good.

 

Thank you BKotsko and Subutai for keeping Walnut Wednesdays alive! I am on travel today and I didn't want to carry my Walnut Shells with me...

 

-Mike

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I am on travel today and I didn't want to carry my Walnut Shells with me...

How heavy could a couple of these be????????

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That's a pretty good one! I have my "usual" travel shoes, an Alden Color 8 Perf Tip Balmoral (akin to the 5th Ave) and an AE Burgundy Cambridge. Both of them have good milage and I really don't care if they get wet, step in a puddle, etc.

My Walnut Shells have never been in the rain. :-) I actually brought my Cappuccino Jeffersons with me on the trip after tracking the weather closely to verify no rain. :-) Of course, there was a bit of moisture in the morning. But they still look pristine.

-Mike
Edited by mdubs - 12/4/13 at 11:06am
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Quick question, guys. This is a fairly normal creasing pattern on the vamp, right?

 

 

(The entire effect being greatly exaggerated [on purpose] by my toes pointing up and the picture being in direct sunlight)

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Originally Posted by 850csi View Post
 

Quick question, guys. This is a fairly normal creasing pattern on the vamp, right?

 

 

(The entire effect being greatly exaggerated [on purpose] by my toes pointing up and the picture being in direct sunlight)

 

I'll go a step further and say that it isn't fairly normal...

 

It's completely normal.

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Hi everyone,

 

AE Fifth Avenues here. Does this count as cracking or just creasing? Normal or excessive? Wear pattern is quite different between the two shoes. It doesn't really bother me unless I look closely, but I am curious if I should be treating the leather here or just doing the whole alternate daily wear/store in shoe tree thing.

 


Edited by voiceofsticks - 12/4/13 at 12:38pm
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So it is good and bad when you hear that your MTO has been rejected and the shoes are being recut.

Good that they didn't let something through that they shouldn't have.

Bad that I will be waiting for probably ~4 more weeks. 

The official word was "unfortunately the boot has been damaged it did not make it past final inspection"

 

Looks like there may be a pair of unlined black shell daltons (8.5D) on their way to the seconds store...

Assuming the "damage" isn't too glaring.

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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

That's a pretty good one! I have my "usual" travel shoes, an Alden Color 8 Perf Tip Balmoral (akin to the 5th Ave) and an AE Burgundy Cambridge. Both of them have good milage and I really don't care if they get wet, step in a puddle, etc.

My Walnut Shells have never been in the rain. :-) I actually brought my Cappuccino Jeffersons with me on the trip after tracking the weather closely to verify no rain. :-) Of course, there was a bit of moisture in the morning. But they still look pristine.

-Mike

You fly with pre-check? I hate taking my shoes off
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You fly with pre-check? I hate taking my shoes off

LoL. No I don't. I change before flying and wear flip flops or if I can't, loafers. My Alden LHSes (i.e. Patriots) slip on and off relatively easy (and can be done safely without a horn).

-Mike
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LoL. No I don't. I change before flying and wear flip flops or if I can't, loafers. My Alden LHSes (i.e. Patriots) slip on and off relatively easy (and can be done safely without a horn).

-Mike

Ah, exactly what I was planning. I recently got my Strands back from recrafting and want some Patriots/Aldens for travel
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It almost seems as if there is a "post a picture of your wrinkly shoes" contest going on.  I like my wrinkly Ridgeways which, being shoes, do tend to get wrinkled if you put them on and walk around wearing them.
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I think that your ridgeways look good. The wrinkling or creasing add to the rustic style. I honestly have no clue why these aren't just a color/leather variation of the McTavish.

-Mike
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Ah, exactly what I was planning. I recently got my Strands back from recrafting and want some Patriots/Aldens for travel

Yes, but then I have to figure out what color to wear. :-)



How do the Patriots fit compared to TTS? I am missing a black loafer still. :-) (The right one is Burgundy.)
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Originally Posted by voiceofsticks View Post
 

Hi everyone,

 

AE Fifth Avenues here. Does this count as cracking or just creasing? Normal or excessive? Wear pattern is quite different between the two shoes. It doesn't really bother me unless I look closely, but I am curious if I should be treating the leather here or just doing the whole alternate daily wear/store in shoe tree thing.

 

 

Those are creases, not cracks.  You will know it if your shoes crack.  One man's normal is another man's excessive.  In other words, the way your shoes crease on your feet is normal for you, as long as your shoes fit properly.  The picture of your shoes up close may look a bit extreme, but the zoomed out photo at the bottom looks just fine.  Your feet are different, so you shouldn't expect both shoes to crease the same.

 

Read and enjoy your shoes :): http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2013/10/mythbuster-part-1-leather-creasing-means-something-is-wrong.html

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