Csmitty - what size Long Branch did you need, 11 1/2 or 12?
We should be seeing a few shoes in this line. Removable insoles, lightweight EVA outsoles, GY welted.
Totally agree on the volume of the 12D Longbranch. I debated a long time on going with an 11.5 instead. However, since it was more of a cold weather boot, I figured I'd be wearing it on a fairly regular basis with wool socks. With dress socks on work days, I've got plenty of room. With wool socks on weekends, it's close to spot on.
Is $399 about as good as it gets for shell 2nds? There are some Cambridge 2nds in my size on shoebank and the wheels are turning in my mind.
I don't need to be spending money on shoes right now but I have wanted some burgundy shell for awhile now...