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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post

I already buffed out the scuff...here they are...



I have some renomat on the way from http://ashineandco.com and I can't tell you how awesome they've been. Cheapest Saphir prices and shipping half the amount of the other guys...

That renomat will remove the extra polish AE seems to throw on these!
Lookin good, Tampa.
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Originally Posted by mmmtttt View Post

Really considering pulling the trigger on a pair of Dalton, I am only a little worried because Im not sure what size to get. Some people said that the 1 last was a little narrower than the 5 last and to order 1 width higher (D to E), some say to stick to the same size. Is there more of a consensus when it comes to this ? Did anyone get the Daltons in the same size as their other 5 last shoes ?

My AE SO explained that the tighter fit of the Dalton vs 5 last shoes is not because of the last but because of the way a boot must be crafted. Something about changing the slope of the vamp to rise to the boot and that this creates a tighter fit.
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I have the dalton and the strand. I have much more room in the dalton. The 1 last is a boot last and I really cannot fathom it being more narrow than the five. If anything the dalton should be looser in the vamp as a blutcher compared to the bal strand. My dalton is much easier on my high instep.
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Cronmoks before and after applying Mink Oil and giving them a good brushing. I really do prefer the outcome and can't wait to see how they continue to darken.

I will say that the oil/paste is still noticeable to the touch, not sure if that is normal. Anyone know? Also how often should I reapply?
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

I have been thinking about some sort of shoe storage device...but then I think that I'd just rather put the money towards more shoes!

 

I got tired of the mess in my closet from my boots all over the place.  My first step was to get rid of lot of my clothes that I hardly wore to make room for some shoe racks. I got some cheap plastic/metal racks but they just didn't do the trick.  So I got a woodworker to make me a boot rack of heart of cedar or aromatic cedar or whatever it's called.  I'm much happier now but I don't think my closet is big enough for another rack...

 

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Those look great! Combo sole looks quite versatile.

 

Thanks, Russ!

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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

I got tired of the mess in my closet from my boots all over the place.  My first step was to get rid of lot of my clothes that I hardly wore to make room for some shoe racks. I got some cheap plastic/metal racks but they just didn't do the trick.  So I got a woodworker to make me a boot rack of heart of cedar or aromatic cedar or whatever it's called.  I'm much happier now but I don't think my closet is big enough for another rack...

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The new rack looks awesome! I agree that the plastic/metal stands that are commonly available are crap. The rack you have looks like it could be extended vertically, if needed. Would you mind sharing the cost, and the split between labor and wood?

Also, do you only wear boots? I don't see any shoes in the pic smile.gif
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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post


I have some renomat on the way from http://ashineandco.com and I can't tell you how awesome they've been. Cheapest Saphir prices and shipping half the amount of the other guys...

That renomat will remove the extra polish AE seems to throw on these!

thanks for the referral to A Shine and Co - I was just wondering if there were any less expensive options to Renomat, so this is the next best thing smile.gif
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Originally Posted by deburn View Post


thanks for the referral to A Shine and Co - I was just wondering if there were any less expensive options to Renomat, so this is the next best thing smile.gif

agreed.

 

I impulsed an order of renomat and a reup of saphir tonight with them.

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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post


I wear a 12 D the Sanderson was too narrow for me.

Thanks, are you saying that the sanderson was too narrow, or that the Saunders boot was too narrow vs the Sanderson?

 

Any other opinions on how the Saunders boot fits vs the slaton or sanderson?

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

agreed.

 

I impulsed an order of renomat and a reup of saphir tonight with them.

Is renomat something that should be used often on a single pair of shoes?

 

I thought it was a one time thing, used for when you first get the shoes.

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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

Is renomat something that should be used often on a single pair of shoes?

 

I thought it was a one time thing, used for when you first get the shoes.

Renomat is definitely not something you want to use often. I believe the box recommends that you use it once or twice a year at most. It is effective at stripping away buildup of wax, and color paste.

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And not to be confused with Renovateur, the conditioner.
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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

Is renomat something that should be used often on a single pair of shoes?

 

I thought it was a one time thing, used for when you first get the shoes.

renoMAT will get a once over on a couple pair of shell that I use/abuse a bit more.

 

renovateur gets used more frequently, mainly to recondition.

 

I will admit I grabbed a bottle of leather honey from the back of the closet for some CXL and was quite impressed with the results on some beat up alden 403s

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Originally Posted by rschwartz View Post

Has anyone picked up a pair of the suede Strands? I love my brown ones and have been looking for a pair of casual suede shoes, but I noticed the suede Strands have a different model number (1614). Do they not fit the same as the regular Strands, which are on the 5 last?

Asking this question again. Any ideas?

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