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Dalton in walnut shell:

 

Where oh where did you find Walnut Shell? I have been wanting a pair of Walnut Shell Daltons. I know there was one site that still had some a few months back, but they did not have my size. Please advise. Beautiful boot, lucky find.

 

Vincenzo at the Shoe Bank hooked me up.  There was one pair in my size that was evidently left over from the WebGem days and was languishing at the home office (I guess it helps to have a slightly unusual size).  I was as shocked as you are that they were there.  He also connected me to the truffle aka cappuccino Dundees that I will have in hand by Monday or Tuesday of next week.  Who knew a pair of those was still floating around?

 

Here's something that Vincenzo did for me that I didn't know was possible:  send me a list of EVERY shoe - firsts, seconds, closeouts, etc. - in my preferred size that was extant ANYWHERE in their system.  Both of those shells showed up on that list.  I wouldn't have even thought to ask about those makes and models, but there they were.

 

And, I believe the store you're referring to is Pelle Line.  As of this morning, they still have a pair in 9.5 D.  The description is kind of squirrelly - you can't really tell they're the walnut shell, but I can confirm that they are.

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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.

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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__

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Yes, I had the same exact issue with my cappuccino. I think a couple other people here may have had the same issue. I fixed mine by selling them. I only creased one pair. The other pair I did not wear and sold them. I imagine they would have had a similar issue. The Mac method really didn't help mine. I didn't have any product on hand to test. There will be a couple members along soon with better advice and first hand experience with the last batch of cappuccino.

 

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Anyone with cappuccino shell, or any recent shell for that matter, having problems with what I would call dry creases?  It's nothing massive, but in the creases formed from walking I notice a slight dry look in that crease.  I'm following the Mac Method and am nearing the point where I am going to apply some reno....should that fix it?  Or is this a deer bone solution?

 

I have the same issue with my Townley's - I've literally wiped the oil off my forhead and on to the shoes and this did actually help. Horse oils vs Human oils must be kind of close. The other thing that helped was brushing, but brushing won't magically put moisture into the shoes. I think just a wipe down with a moist (girls hate that word) cloth helps too...I then brush them like a crazy person after they dry.

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^^ wow...alligators!
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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

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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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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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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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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

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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!
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