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post #27811 of 53186
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Those look great! Combo sole looks quite versatile.

 

Thanks, Russ!

post #27812 of 53186
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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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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.

post #27815 of 53186
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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.
post #27819 of 53186
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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

post #27820 of 53186
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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?

post #27821 of 53186

With the sale going on I can get the Daltons in chocolate for $199 or in shell for roughly double that. Is it worth it?

post #27822 of 53186
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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 ?

I have lots of shoes on the 5 last in 12D. I have 3 pairs of Daltons, all size 12D. I have no wrinkling on the wing, just in the right spot. In the summer I wear normal dress socks, and must admit they are a bit loose, but in the fall and winter I wear thicker socks, and they fit perfectly. By the way, I am very happy with the Dalton, I have a pair of black Daltons on order. Can't wait. I would pull that trigger, you won't be disappointed. 

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Originally Posted by OlafG View Post

With the sale going on I can get the Daltons in chocolate for $199 or in shell for roughly double that. Is it worth it?

Seeing the Dalton on the list of seconds in a color other than walnut is odd. I would be all over those chocolates for $199. I got the list yesterday and they only have walnut in my size. Also, I picked up a pair of burgundy shell Daltons a couple months back for I think around $360. Not bad for a retail $699 boot. I would say anything under $400 for a second in a shell Dalton boot is a great price. If you can swing it, I would get on both of those.

post #27824 of 53186

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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

Here is the response I got concerning the Portland boot.

"Thank you for your email earlier today. The Portland boot will be available in the US. There are some adjustments made to to the last and then later this fall season it will be available for order.
A specific date is currently not available. Thank you for your patience as well as your interest in Allen Edmonds footwear."

Thank you for doing this Pastor!

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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.

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Originally Posted by spitshine123 View Post

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.

I agree with this. Most of my shoes and boots have never seen Renomat. And when I do I don't let it sit for the full 15 minutes that the bottle say, maybe 5 at the most then follow it up right away with Renovateur.

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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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Your cedar boot rack turned out very well with good spacing and room for air flow. Nice job!

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