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Every picture of the Sauk Drive makes them look almost like an oxblood color. For those of you that purchased them, are they really that red?
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Classic look today. Charcoal suit with my perfectly worn-in black PAs.

 

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Thanks.

That's an insane price for what amounts to a Long Branch in Horween Dublin with the old style full lug sole.  Shoe Bank is getting a few for $40 less. For anyone wanting a F/W boot, it is hard to imagine a better value.

I'm debating it but really want the speed hooks... And since you can get the long branch in Horween cxl... I'm torn
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@cc808314 I'll post again when I find out how these turn out...

Hey I meant to ask - did you ever get your slip-on? I recently tried a pair of sapienza 1sts (I really wanted them to work) but the 108 just isn't a good fit for me in general with few exceptions - damn good looking shoes though. Plus the Rialto is now on clearance (can't comment there, with high arches I couldn't get that on without a jackhammer). Both are good options for very low prices.

When I was at the store during the RDA picking up few pairs, had a discussion with the SA. He thought that Randolph might work in B or C width. They didn't have any in stock at the time, and we decided that he was gonna order in fee sizes so that I can go try them out. Haven't been able to do this because of my work schedule. Also, I was able to find the Patriot in 9B. The fit is ok if I put a thin insole, but really need an 8.5 B/C, so probabely will send them back.
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Ok, so the few firsts I've bought, I've just done through the website. What's the advantage of ordering through a store? How would you recommend choosing one to go through?

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Ok, so the few firsts I've bought, I've just done through the website. What's the advantage of ordering through a store? How would you recommend choosing one to go through?

You build a relationship with a SA, and that relationship goes a long way.
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Thanks. How is the length compared with 511? I have the Dalton in 9B and they are fine with thicker socks. Would probably be better in 8.5 B or C, but it's a custom size. From what I have read about the 201 last, 9B might not work, so I may need to try out medium widths by going down in length.

 

I actually used this exact comparison a few pages back.. to me, the First Aves I bought feel (and line up nearly identically) with my Daltons in the same size aside from an elongated toe on the First Ave.  I think dropping a size in length would not work for most as it seems to be longer in the toe box only by design. They would probably crush my toes if I went down a size.

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Looks like th Sauk drives are selling out. None in my size
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I'm debating it but really want the speed hooks... And since you can get the long branch in Horween cxl... I'm torn

 

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Looks like th Sauk drives are selling out. None in my size

 

I have a pair on the way - figured they would go quickly and jumped in the other day. Like makemywayhomer, I debated something with speed hooks as I prefer them on tall boots. I'll see how they feel. 

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Well, they are out of my best size in firsts but the folks at J-vile found me one in the system the CAC theoretically has.  I'd check there. 

 

A smart or prudent shopper wouldn't get a Sauk in Dublin if you already had a Long Branch in CXL.  I guess I'm neither smart nor prudent.

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Too much variation imo, I bet the lighter pair was a display model. That being said if you like the lighter color you could toss the darker pair in your window for some direct sunlight for a few weeks and they will get much closer in color to the light pair.

 

Thanks Burzan.  Maybe I will do that, as I don't mind the lighter color - it actually looks like a pre-patina'd shoe, lol.

 

Any other opinions out there?  Do I need to lighten the darker shoe in order to wear this pair, or can I wear as-is?  (If unwearable as-is, should I ask Shoe Bank for an additional discount?)

 

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Any other opinions out there?  Do I need to lighten the darker shoe in order to wear this pair, or can I wear as-is?  (...

 

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If it were me, I'd do both.  Keep them and wear them immediately and on the days you aren't wearing them, try Burzan's treatment.

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This should be mandatory in every public restroom.

 

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This should be mandatory in every public restroom. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Or just suck up your manhood and sit to pee smile.gif. Lol

The sacrifices to keep yer shoes clean.
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Any opinions on the Bellevue? I'd like a rubber-soled chukka (or 2) for winter. Love the Dundee but the leather sole doesn't work for me. The Bellevue styling is not too compelling, but the toe of the boot looks good. The 1945 Chromexel color looks great. 


I have the Bellevue and they look good with jeans. I think they look too clunky for dress pants FYI. 

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