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Hey...if you got it, flaunt it.

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Is it just a trick of the light, or did the HDLP really darken those grey Long Branches up?

The lighting did slightly exaggerate the darkening, but in different lighting, they're still very dark compared to how I received them.  Grey polish helped do away with the "now it won't shine" look after 2 doses of HDLP. 

I've actually gotten more thumbs ups AFTER the HDLP (and polish) than I did before!!! 

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It's not a trick of the light. In my opinion, HDLP is totally unnecessary for city wear

I live in a city; Chicago. I live on the lake; it's wet. My car's rotors rust at an accelerated rate, because of salt and moisture. A few wears of my LB's during this winter (Polar Vortexed, nonetheless), and HDLP was a no-brainer.  I don't trudge about in the snow, but if you live in or near 'Chicagah', you know the salt finds YOU and YOUR CAR...your clothes...everything.  I had to remove salt stains from the boots on a couple of occasions, and I haven't had to do it since HDLP, even after being more reckless in my navigation of city streets to test the value of the protectant. I didn't mind the darkening after a while. I believe I greatly improved the integrity of the leather given the use of the boot, and I even had an EX give me a VERY rare compliment on the look. :paranoia: 

 

The HDLP made the boot look almost 'sinister', and I love it.

 

HDLP is totally unnecessary for city wear...depending on the city you live in, and how you use the item being HDLP'ed, I believe.  But that's why it's a forum: to discuss and debate; sometimes, even learn new stuff. I know I have since joining.

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Originally Posted by Indyoshi68 View Post
 

I live in a city; Chicago. I live on the lake; it's wet. My car's rotors rust at an accelerated rate, because of salt and moisture. A few wears of my LB's during this winter (Polar Vortexed, nonetheless), and HDLP was a no-brainer.  I don't trudge about in the snow, but if you live in or near 'Chicagah', you know the salt finds YOU and YOUR CAR...your clothes...everything.  I had to remove salt stains from the boots on a couple of occasions, and I haven't had to do it since HDLP, even after being more reckless in my navigation of city streets to test the value of the protectant. I didn't mind the darkening after a while. I believe I greatly improved the integrity of the leather given the use of the boot, and I even had an EX give me a VERY rare compliment on the look. :paranoia: 

 

The HDLP made the boot look almost 'sinister', and I love it.

 

HDLP is totally unnecessary for city wear...depending on the city you live in, and how you use the item being HDLP'ed, I believe.  But that's why it's a forum: to discuss and debate; sometimes, even learn new stuff. I know I have since joining.

I live in downtown Boston, so I totally know how city wear affects a boot. Boston is covered in salt during the winter (practically drowning in it).

 

I don't mean to tell anyone what to do, merely to tell those who are considering it's use to figure out more about the product and really consider its necessity prior to application. It's difficult to undo application of a wax product like HDLP, and everyone should reach their own conclusions. It is my personal conclusion that proper maintenance (wipedown, brushing, conditioning) is better than HDLP, and it is what I will always recommend. I can get deeper into some of the reasoning why, but I'd rather not derail an entire thread on AEs with a discussion on waterproofing that isn't particularly relevant.

 

On a more related note, I wear my shell Daltons quite frequently in the snow. Shell does extremely well in poor conditions

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If anyone wants the list for size 11.5D and 11.5E for the 2 for $250 sale, shoot me a PM.

 

Hopefully this will help members on this forum, as well as ease the load for the AE folks.

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Might be having buyers remose....

 

went a bit too crazy, but seeing the winter we just had i wanted to pick up some boots for outdoor and for indoor as described above...

 

went with 

 

Daltons (walnut) @ 199 not sale price

Portland (bourbon) @ 125

Shaker Heights (chili) @ 125

Long Branch (grey) @ 125

Carson city (cayanne) @ 125

Eagle county (tan) @ 125

 

YIKES, just writing it out has scared me... maybe i should return a pair or two.... 

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Does anyone have the list for 11 E? Thanks in advance!

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Hmmm, anyone see the new Baton Rouge's put up?  What are your thoughts/opinions on it?

 

And shout out to Baton Rouge, LA (esp since they have the New Orleans) =] @OptoDoc @halfnhalfnhalf 

 

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF3711_1_40000000001_-1_

 

I don't like them. Has a very Cole Haan feel to it...and not in a good way. 

 

This Baton Rouge boy isn't biting.

 

Yep, you nailed it.

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It's not a trick of the light. In my opinion, HDLP is totally unnecessary for city wear

In NYC, sanitation is super heavy handed with the corrosive industrial rock salt the dump on the streets and sidewalks. When the snows melt into deep slush puddles, the water absorbs the salt and coats it all over your shoes. I've been glad I used HDLP on many occasions of accidentally dunking my boots in these salt puddles.
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I just bought the fifth street boots in black and the neumoks in snuff suede.

 

I'm less keen on the neumoks but super pumped about getting black cap toe formal ankle boots for $125, especially since I don't have ANY black shoes.

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On a more related note, I wear my shell Daltons quite frequently in the snow. Shell does extremely well in poor conditions
I discovered firsthand yesterday just how right you are. The DC area got soaked; I remembered my umbrella, but wore shell Daltons. Then the afternoon bus home wasn't at all on time... so I caught the metro and walked over a mile from the station to my house.

Boots got thoroughly soaked. I wiped 'em down, stuck in some trees, brushed for three or four minutes each, and let 'em dry on some newspaper. They look just fine the next day.

Man, I wish shell was more plentiful.
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New Shreveport in the wild

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Just scored a brogue suede Patriot 2nd and a tan Stewart FIRST for the 2 for 250 sale!

Might I ask how you got firsts for this deal? I only ask because I was emailed a list of shoes when I asked about the 2 for 250, and there were some firsts on the list. I wasn't sure if that list I got was just all closeouts, or if everything on the list was on sale, whether they be firsts or seconds.

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Want to get a general consensus of satisfaction with AE factory 2nds..what are everyone's experiences?

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Does anyone know whether the Wolverine 721/744/Krause use fiberboard insoles like the rest of the 1k line?

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