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post #46681 of 47119
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Originally Posted by Indyoshi68 View Post

The freshly broken in sole of my burgundy cordovan Daltons received some freshly chewed gum... Suggestions for how to remove without scraping them up?



Trying to avoid solvents or too much scraping

 

Let the gum harden naturally, then harden it up a little more with an ice pack (if they were your Chuck Taylor's, I'd say toss them into the freezer for an hour or so).

 

Then, take a knife and work carefully, but not necessarily delicately, beginning on the sole.  You may need a little edge dressing when you are done.

 

If you don't get 100% off the bottom, walk around the block and that'll take care of most of the rest.

 

They are lovely but they are cord boots with JR soles.  I wouldn't worry too much about the soles.

post #46682 of 47119
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post


You're probably right, as the foam layer has a thin sublayer between the gemming. It looks like it has fibers, but it is quite flexible, not much integrity to it: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I think the leather sole has to be given credit of some of the shoes lack of flexing here. While that fiber layer might give the insole the minimum strength necessary to hold itself intact, it would hardly keep the shoe from flexing like a cemented shoe i would think...

 

Oh, the leather sole absolutely contributes to the stiffness.  Really, it's the entire construction method that results in a much stiffer shoe than a regular cemented shoe, as a cemented shoe with a leather sole is still far more flexible than a Goodyear-welted shoe.  Texon can get pretty thin, and it's hard to see from the photos if that's what we are looking at, but what I'm seeing only further deters me from the Poron insole models. 

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post
 

 

Oh, the leather sole absolutely contributes to the stiffness.  Really, it's the entire construction method that results in a much stiffer shoe than a regular cemented shoe, as a cemented shoe with a leather sole is still far more flexible than a Goodyear-welted shoe.  Texon can get pretty thin, and it's hard to see from the photos if that's what we are looking at, but what I'm seeing only further deters me from the Poron insole models. 

 

I have the Heritage and the BB Strand both with Poron and the difference it would seem is the leather sits on top of the Poron down the whole shoe. Also I had the Heritage re-soled by B Nelson and there was no issue at all. My guess is they have made some improvements to it over the years.

post #46684 of 47119
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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post
 

 

Let the gum harden naturally, then harden it up a little more with an ice pack (if they were your Chuck Taylor's, I'd say toss them into the freezer for an hour or so).

 

Then, take a knife and work carefully, but not necessarily delicately, beginning on the sole.  You may need a little edge dressing when you are done.

 

If you don't get 100% off the bottom, walk around the block and that'll take care of most of the rest.

 

They are lovely but they are cord boots with JR soles.  I wouldn't worry too much about the soles.

 

This is a much better answer than the one I gave, but I still find my solution to be more amusing in light of your concern about scraping the bottoms of your leather soles.  They are leather soles and will look like crap where the gum is after a few months of wear.  Scrape away.

post #46685 of 47119

AE needs to bring back something like the Orleans asap. Fingers crossed for something next Spring.

 

Olive, Snuff, Tan and White Suede options

Unlined

1 last or 8 last

5 eyelet

Storm welt

Single waterlock sole or Danitie

Bonus points for exposed eyelets

 


Edited by Burzan - 7/17/14 at 3:08pm
post #46686 of 47119
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Make that on the 8 last, and I'm in.

Since AE discontinued the Kenilworth, I expect them to release some kind of plain toe derby substitute, so I hope...
post #46687 of 47119
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

^
Make that on the 8 last, and I'm in.

Since AE discontinued the Kenilworth, I expect them to release some kind of plain toe derby substitute, so I hope...

 

Yeah the 8 last is pretty nice

post #46688 of 47119
I love the 8, the clifton maybe my favorite AE offering.
post #46689 of 47119
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

Wolverine 744 LTD (made by AE) today:

 

 

I love EVERYTHING about these boots - the color of the shell, the fact that they're unlined, the flat laces, the eyelets, etc.  If only I could get my hands on a pair of the 721 LTDs too.

 

Speaking of unlined shell, was anyone else aware that AE won't do MTOs in unlined shell anymore?  Apparently there were too many QC issues.  The last shoe they did it with was the walnut Dalton, and halfway through production they gave up and started lining them.  So, if you have a pair of unlined Daltons (as I do :slayer:), you'll be happy to know they're even more collectors' items than you thought.

I agree absolutely love everything about the 744's yours are looking great, nicely done! For some reason the 721 LTD doesn't do anything for me, but then again I don't own them. I was not aware of no more unlined MTO's in shell anymore. My walnut Dalton's were ordered the week they came out as a webgem and are unlined and comfortable 12 months out of the year. 

post #46690 of 47119
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post
 

AE needs to bring back something like the Orleans asap. Fingers crossed for something next Spring.

 

Olive, Snuff, Tan and White Suede options

Unlined

1 last or 8 last

5 eyelet

Storm welt

Single waterlock sole or Danitie

Bonus points for exposed eyelets

 

 

I actually had this shoe at one point.  Very flimsy.  It was nubuck and not suede.  Also, got dirty REALLY fast, and once it did, it was impossible to get clean again.  How about a suede Leeds instead?

post #46691 of 47119
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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post
 

 

I actually had this shoe at one point.  Very flimsy.  It was nubuck and not suede.  Also, got dirty REALLY fast, and once it did, it was impossible to get clean again.  How about a suede Leeds instead?

I have suede Leeds (Stewart, to be precise) and wear them a lot during the hot season.

 

At this point, AE's offerings in the PTB and LWB departments are nothing short from pathetic. 

post #46692 of 47119
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post
 

I agree absolutely love everything about the 744's yours are looking great, nicely done! For some reason the 721 LTD doesn't do anything for me, but then again I don't own them. I was not aware of no more unlined MTO's in shell anymore. My walnut Dalton's were ordered the week they came out as a webgem and are unlined and comfortable 12 months out of the year. 

I have both and the 721 LTD has definitely grown on me. I like the unique shape of the 721's toes a lot. Wonder if Wolverine will come up with another cordovan boot this year. It's been a while since the 744's release. 

post #46693 of 47119
The 721 is vastly under represented IMHO.
post #46694 of 47119
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

Since AE discontinued the Kenilworth, I expect them to release some kind of plain toe derby substitute, so I hope...

Whoah, what?
post #46695 of 47119

I had to list the MTO Daltons in the marketplace. 

They were just not working for my feet, unfortunately.

I wish I could have made them work.

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