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For those that do not venture to the MTO thread- Choco GMTO Suede Badlands

 

closest coloring

 

better picture..coloring off

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Originally Posted by danwatts2005 View Post

My $4 overpriced Gobis showed up today, and these things are amazing. They feel like I've been wearing them for months. Just a couple of questions--being boots with Danite souls, do these have the cork layer? Also, should I waterproof the suede before wearing, or are they waterproofed from the factory?

These feel so good I might do everything MTO with Danite going forward.

I would use a suede protector before wearing outside. If that thing gets dirty and needs to be cleaned it will be extremely difficult to wash it
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@Kahuna75

What was the cost to MTO those?
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@Kahuna75

What was the cost to MTO those?

 

$199...GMTO (no MTO fee).

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Seven year old saw the AE symbol, and said, "Wow! You're a member of Homer's club!" (The Stonecutters)
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I could live with them.  And I can have a bit of OCD when it comes to my shoes.

 

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Hey all,

 

After returning my first pair of AE/BB strands due to a eyelet misalignment/toe cap being crooked, I reordered another pair.  I was wondering if your eyes could spot any unacceptable defects before I begin wearing them.  I noticed with this pair had some wrinkles along the arch as well as the area where the heel meets the shoe.  This is my first pair of a good quality dress shoes so I'm not exactly sure if this is acceptable or not.  

 

This is a picture of the shoes.  As far as I can tell the eyelets are aligned and the toe cap run parallel across the shoe.  


This is the right shoe, there are some wrinkles near the arch of the shoe.

 

 

Left shoe: a wrinkle on the arch (can't see too well in the picture)

 

 

A picture of the heel (some wrinkles, not too apparent in the picture)

 

 

A picture of the other shoe's heel.  More apparent wrinkles

 

 

 

I realize these shoes are handmade so there are going to be some inconsistencies.  As far as I know these are not seconds as there are no stamps on either sole of the shoes.  It seems to me these shoes were tried on by a customer at the store but did not use a shoe horn or anything,  Am I being too much of a perfectionist and worrying about minor details or should I exchange them?  I plan to wear these in a business casual office environment as well as a night out with the fellas.  

Thanks again!

 

I don't like the edging tough.  I prefer the natural edge on my Walnut Strands.

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I don't like the edging tough.  I prefer the natural edge on my Walnut Strands.

Wow, yeah. Do they do that on all the BB versions? Why would they cover it up like that?
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I don't like the edging tough.  I prefer the natural edge on my Walnut Strands.

 

 

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Wow, yeah. Do they do that on all the BB versions? Why would they cover it up like that?



Sorry, I 'm new to goodyear welts.  What is this edge?  By the way, these shoes are dark brown

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Sorry, I 'm new to goodyear welts.  What is this edge?  By the way, these shoes are dark brown

 

That probably explains why the edge (the edge going around the shoe) is "painted" dark brown.  It looked Walnut to me.

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Ooh, I just realized Lent starts tomorrow. Looking down at my stomach, I should be giving up carbs and beer, but I wonder if I should go hardcore and give up shoe shopping?
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That probably explains why the edge (the edge going around the shoe) is "painted" dark brown.  It looked Walnut to me.

 

Ahh got it.  Yeah, the lighting definitely made the shoes look a lot lighter.  

Going back to the topic of the creases, are they typical wear and tear and nothing to worry about or would it affect the last later on?

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Originally Posted by danwatts2005 View Post

My $4 overpriced Gobis showed up today, and these things are amazing. They feel like I've been wearing them for months. Just a couple of questions--being boots with Danite souls, do these have the cork layer? Also, should I waterproof the suede before wearing, or are they waterproofed from the factory?

These feel so good I might do everything MTO with Danite going forward.

 

Congrats! I love mines as well. Though, I bought them from the ShoeBank for $187 a few weeks ago. :blush: No regrets though, as they are very comfy. I sprayed mines with Tarrago Nano Protector and have worn them in the snow twice already -- snow just slides off them like sand.

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I really appreciate the good press from you and halfnhalfnhalf, and I'm really sad to disappoint here - It's an old, simple outfit that I've worn countless times over the years and there's nothing haute about the components. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The shirt is a Polo button-down I purchased last year with my bourbon Strands:



The navy blue sweater is an old, Old Navy piece that I've had for a very long time and the pants are 10+ year old Polo dress pants that have stood the test of time very well.




Finally, the socks were purchased this year at Eddie Bauer and I really liked the way tied everything together, kind of like Dude's rug.

Again, I wish I could say there was anything special about the outfit save for the shoes, but the pants and sweater have been in rotation for years to the point where they're just part of a default personal outfit.

The shoes have definitely upgraded the show, though, way above the old Cole Haans or Eccos that used to anchor it. smile.gif

Blue Neumoks for me today. These have really broken in nicely and are easily comfortable enough to wear without socks.




The shoe trees have their work cut out for them tonight.

Thanks. Nothing disappointing about that at all. It's amazing what you do with composition and light.
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Ooh, I just realized Lent starts tomorrow. Looking down at my stomach, I should be giving up carbs and beer, but I wonder if I should go hardcore and give up shoe shopping?

Don't give up beer or shoes. Just my opinion.
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Ahh got it.  Yeah, the lighting definitely made the shoes look a lot lighter.  

Going back to the topic of the creases, are they typical wear and tear and nothing to worry about or would it affect the last later on?

 

The last is used during the construction of the shoe, it is removed when the shoe is complete.  The creases bother some, doesn't bother others so it's a personal preference.  I've never really been bothered by it, the shoes will change a bit as you wear them.  No sense in buying them if you don't wear them.

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