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Ducked into BCF at Union Square here in NYC to avoid a torrential downpour...no intention of picking anything up, but lo' and behold, I found these burly but classy lookin' dead-stocked "Cascades" from a couple of years ago for $99.00! YES! I'd been wanting a black, rough-and-tumble boot (with looks) and son-of-a-bitch...THESE turn up! Fully recraftable (Yay!), Vibram Lug-Soled. PERFECT with jeans and a leather jacket!





Have TOO many outfits to deploy these with! smile.gif
Those Cascades were a great find.
I really like my pair in black and brown:
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Speaking of upcoming models: Yesterday the SA at my local store said that the First Ave. boot may offer a shearling lined model. I thought I had all my boot slots filled, but this could be the answer to my FREEZING feet all winter long. The problem being I will look pretty stupid with a bunch of boots that are practically new that I never wear; so maybe this is a bad idea? biggrin.gif

You should clearly buy them. But also --- extra thick socks are the key to warm winter feet, IMO. SmartWool is a life changer.
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Originally Posted by Al Dente View Post

Speaking of upcoming models: Yesterday the SA at my local store said that the First Ave. boot may offer a shearling lined model. I thought I had all my boot slots filled, but this could be the answer to my FREEZING feet all winter long. The problem being I will look pretty stupid with a bunch of boots that are practically new that I never wear; so maybe this is a bad idea? biggrin.gif

You should clearly buy them. But also --- extra thick socks are the key to warm winter feet, IMO. SmartWool is a life changer.

 

I have boots that I sized either a 1/2 size up or a width wider to wear with winter socks....It was a good excuse to buy more boots! I wear wigwam but will pick up a few smartwools this year

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I have boots that I sized either a 1/2 size up or a width wider to wear with winter socks....It was a good excuse to buy more boots! I wear wigwam but will pick up a few smartwools this year

Amazon carries a brand called People Sox, or something like that, that are almost identical but cheaper. And Prime eligible. smile.gif
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@garland- you mentioned the duke with regards to the two newest loafers. Call me crazy, but aren't these literally the Naples but without the tassels? I feel like these have been done before. How about some variety fir a change.
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I just saw a pair of sanfords pop up on the shoebank at a great price. Does anyone have any experience with them?
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Amazon carries a brand called People Sox, or something like that, that are almost identical but cheaper. And Prime eligible. smile.gif

Thanks for the ideas. I've been trying different thick pairs, but I haven't come across Smart wool. I'll look it up!
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Does allen edmonds shoe polish suck? Its popping off and leaving crack patterns on my Daltons.
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The Premium Polish is cream based, so, after buffing, gives some shine, but not much in the way of "coating". I always add wax on the toes, and notice that, after a rain, I have spots on the vamp where there's no wax, but not on the toe where there is.

The key is learning to apply it lightly. I went through a lot to begin with; it's easier to pile it on and brush than it is to spread out a smaller amount. A couple coats of cream all over followed by a couple coats of wax on heel and toe and you should be solid for at least a couple weeks, depending on usage.
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Also, you'll want to apply minimal polish at flex points, as that's where it's most likely to flake or pop off. Focus on conditioner and cream at those spots.
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Lastly, this is what a drunken Canadian with minimal shoe experience recommends. I wear Swims overshoes in the snow to minimize any damage past regular use, and do my best on upkeep. Your mileage, as always, may vary.
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I'll confirm that smartwool socks are a game changer. Highly recommended. Can't wait for fall so I can wear smartwool socks with my mto snuff suede long branches again. They have a combo leather/commando sole and are very comfortable. Have a nice weekend everyone.
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