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post #36706 of 47086
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,
post #36707 of 47086
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Originally Posted by rskula View Post

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 #36708 of 47086
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 #36709 of 47086
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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.
post #36710 of 47086
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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.
post #36711 of 47086
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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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I would recommend the JR soles. All day, everyday.

I agree. JR is the way to go, then.

post #36712 of 47086
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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,


If you want to go more casual...you could always do the DOUBLE SOLE JRs. I did that with my Saddle Oxfords in Shell from AE and they look awesome.

post #36713 of 47086
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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.

In that case, I would go with JR.

Butyl is better at sealing from wet or cold environments. Double leather makes a more casual appearance and can provide a tad more comfort if you're standing around all day.

JR soles are about as good as leather soles get for regular wear at this price point.
post #36714 of 47086
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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

 

AE ostrich = 1 pair of AE shell

AE gator = 4 pairs of AE shell

 

For my money, I'd take the shell.

post #36715 of 47086

What's the advantage of gator? Is it more durable/comfortable, or is it just aesthetics?

post #36716 of 47086
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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...

I have ostrich boots very strong but supple leather
post #36717 of 47086

My Rothsays finally arrived last night. Wearing them today. Super comfortable. My only complaint is that the laces are short (probably due to the EEE width). Other than that, for $177 these are a homerun. 

 

 

post #36718 of 47086

cuff those jeans!

post #36719 of 47086
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Originally Posted by rskula View Post

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,

I'd love to see the options/features that he gave you if you wouldn't posting. I'm sure we'd all love to see some before/afters when they come back!
post #36720 of 47086

I've tried, and I just don't know how to do it so it looks good. Maybe it only works with skinny jeans. 

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