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post #36691 of 49578

Ahhh the Walnut Strand gets some love on this lovely Business Insider video...

 

http://www.businessinsider.com/classic-mens-shoes-for-work-2014-1#ooid=8yeHlvajp8oxNVfYncWyv4nTSkJShDYH

post #36692 of 49578
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RL website is now selling them for $168. Very tempting.

RL just dropped the price further to $135 for this weekend and they still have my size.

Someone please buy up size 10 so that I don't get tempted.
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Originally Posted by Sprint76 View Post
 

My jar of Renovateur arrived last night, and I tried it out on my Park Ave and Kenilworths. It seemed like the cream was extremely difficult to buff off of the shoes. I applied with my bare finger and tried to keep it to a minimum. Let dry for 3-4 mins and then spent 20 mins or buffing like hell with an old cotton tshirt trying to remove it. Is this normal? It was hard enough to remove that buffing with a horsehair brush didn't even touch it. Am I doing something wrong (possibly using too much)?

 

I can't find any mention of this product being difficult to remove other than some people leaving it on over night.

I don't think you are attempting to remove it per se, you more or less want to buff it to achieve a shine.  Maybe try adding a touch of polish to assist?  

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This happened to me a couple years ago (bruised and tender, not bloody) when I got the shell Leeds I happen to be wearing right now. I suspect it was Haglund's. For a couple of weeks the back of my right heel hurt an awful lot around a bump that had suddenly appeared.

My solution? I wore boots for those two weeks. The extra support, and lack of sharp delineation at the point of contact between leather and no leather, prevented things from rubbing the wrong way... and the pain eventually disappeared entirely. Now I can wear whatever shoes I want; perhaps the tendon formed the equivalent of a subdermal callus.

Hmmm. Thanks for this.

I HAVE been wearing boots an awful lot lately, considering the weather we've had in the NE lately.

But I don't think the problem is in my foot. I can feel a hard ridge in the back of the heel in both these shoes. I guess I was wondering if anyone's heard of any sort of product that adds a little cushion to this part of the shoe interior.

Maybe I should call Allison and ask for her advice, but I really don't want to send these shoes back in.
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

Exotics alert!  Go check out the new WebGems - and be prepared to open your wallets big-time . . . 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/cati2_WebGems_1_40000000001_-1_1_image_0_N_146857_146857__subcategory__
wow, wonder if some seconds will pop up
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By the way, I was wondering about these webgem exotics. Does anyone here actually plan on dropping 2400 for the gator shoes? I mean, if you're looking to part with that much cash, wouldn't you spend it on an upper tier bespoke pair?

Also, what is the general appeal of ostrich leather? Strengths, etc? Does anyone here own ostrich shoes? Because generally, I think the pairs I've seen are rather ugly...
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^ I don't plan to... Gator shoes are not my thing.
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

By the way, I was wondering about these webgem exotics. Does anyone here actually plan on dropping 2400 for the gator shoes? I mean, if you're looking to part with that much cash, wouldn't you spend it on an upper tier bespoke pair?

Also, what is the general appeal of ostrich leather? Strengths, etc? Does anyone here own ostrich shoes? Because generally, I think the pairs I've seen are rather ugly...

Not for me at that price point on the gator.

There is someone selling a boat load of vintage gator shoes in the marketplace on here for a lot less ($250-400 ish)

http://www.styleforum.net/t/376516/vintage-alligator-shoes-best-of-1940s-1960s

post #36699 of 49578
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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post

Not for me at that price point on the gator.
There is someone selling a boat load of vintage gator shoes in the marketplace on here for a lot less ($250-400 ish)
http://www.styleforum.net/t/376516/vintage-alligator-shoes-best-of-1940s-1960s
at that price point (actually quite a bit lower) you could do a gator MTO from Vass
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wow, wonder if some seconds will pop up

Imagine if you're the factory craftsman responsible for messing up a pair of gator shoes. Ouch!
post #36701 of 49578
Just got this email back regarding the recrafting of walnut strands. What is the best leather sole to get for the extra $10? 1 Butyl, JR or Double Leather?



Hello Mr. Skula,

Thank you for your email and interest in Allen Edmonds recrafting service. You may request that the soles of your shoes be switched during recrafting, the price is an additional $10 of the recraft package selected. I have attached the current options, that lists the soles features, as well as models that are presently manufactured with the each specific sole.

Thank you again for your inquiry.

Best regards,
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Just got this email back regarding the recrafting of walnut strands. What is the best leather sole to get for the extra $10? 1 Butyl, JR or Double Leather?



Hello Mr. Skula,

Thank you for your email and interest in Allen Edmonds recrafting service. You may request that the soles of your shoes be switched during recrafting, the price is an additional $10 of the recraft package selected. I have attached the current options, that lists the soles features, as well as models that are presently manufactured with the each specific sole.

Thank you again for your inquiry.

Best regards,

What is your intended wearing environment? Weather, Walking on pavement a LOT, carpeted environment, etc.

That helps dictate the appropriate sole IMO.

post #36703 of 49578
While it does give a "wet" look upon application the net result after it dries is a more flat appearance. You can buff off some of the residual and it will have slightly more gloss. However it does not normally come up super glossy in my experience.
post #36704 of 49578
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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post

What is your intended wearing environment? Weather, Walking on pavement a LOT, carpeted environment, etc.

That helps dictate the appropriate sole IMO.

 



I am a banker so mainly carpet and a few feet of sidewalk.
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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post

What is your intended wearing environment? Weather, Walking on pavement a LOT, carpeted environment, etc.

That helps dictate the appropriate sole IMO.

 



I am a banker so mainly carpet and a few feet of sidewalk.
I would recommend the JR soles. All day, everyday.
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