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post #121 of 609
^good point. I'm pretty familiar w/ AS sizing though now. My first pair pair I got on eBay for around $50 new. They still may be my best-fitting shoes. Before committing to higher end purchases, I experimented for a few years with new and used shoes from eBay and thrift stores. Averaging around $20 a pair, I bought used pairs from different manufacturers (EG, Alden, AS, C&J, Church's, etc.) to see which styles/lasts/colors/sizes I preferred. Now I'm getting stuff I hope to have for the next forty years or so.
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lucky you - there are some of the nicest AS's i have seen, are they shell?
Thanks, LC. They aren't shell but a thick, analine leather, I think, that Chay thought would hold up well to weather and other abuse but still develop some good character.
post #122 of 609
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Perfect timing w/ our mild winter coming. This is the first production pair and will be named after me. I'm quite honored.
Congrats on your AS Empty boots. Your Empty's are very nice. What last are the Empty's on?
post #123 of 609
Boots are fantastic. I see a pair of those in my future.
post #124 of 609
Thanks guys. I'm not sure which last it is. I think it's the AS 19. Chay selected something based on my feedback from a pair of 99s and a pair of 87s. Edit: It's the 48 last.
post #125 of 609
Emptym great boots. I had a few questions if anyone can answer. I assume the boots are MTO.

1. Does AS let you design the shoes anyway you want based on their last, like semi-bespoke?

2. Does Chay make adjustments to the last or shoe to accomodate, say a wider foot?

3. What does MTO run now?

Thank you.
post #126 of 609
^^ 1. Yep, mto and you can do anything from request soles, leather color, medallion type, etc. to design an entirely new model. 2. They have several lasts and sizes/widths. Chay is very good at fitting remotely ime. 3. I'm pretty sure prices vary depending on how unusual your request is.
post #127 of 609
@rabiesinfrance Dude, we've got members on here who willingly parted with $800 for a pair of 2nd hand Kiton shooz. Fungus and bodily fluid stains all-inclusive.
post #128 of 609
Here's some more pics of the boots I posted a page or two ago, on the feet: and on the bike: I've worn them several times, including a couple times for half hour rides in the rain. They're very comfortable and very supportive. Great for walking and on the bike. Lots of neat little details like the loop in the back. Makes it easy to get on but doesn't get caught on even a pretty narrow pant leg. Thanks again to Chay and the others at AS!
post #129 of 609
^ fun stuff! Lovely color.
post #130 of 609
Those really look nice. I was admiring how the loop was attached in the back so it doesn't stick out as well.
I'd be paranoid about accidentally kicking a sharp edge on the bike though.
post #131 of 609
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^ fun stuff! Lovely color.
Thanks D. The flash lightened them a little, and I have actually just changed the color a bit with some 20 yr old Tandy leather dye (leftovers from a kit I had as a kid). I darkened them a bit, but very subtly. They look a little more like the pictures AS sent me.

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Those really look nice. I was admiring how the loop was attached in the back so it doesn't stick out as well.
I'd be paranoid about accidentally kicking a sharp edge on the bike though.
Thanks T. Whatever doesn't rip through the leather builds character! There are already grooves on the inside heels from shifting and braking. Boots are meant to be worn and used imo, but also well maintained. As I mentioned above, I do hope to get a few decades out of them.
post #132 of 609
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Chay sent me some more pics before they head out my way:


Perfect timing w/ our mild winter coming. This is the first production pair and will be named after me. I'm quite honored.

When I look at the architectural proportions of this boot I swoon.....
post #133 of 609
Gosh, these boots look awesome! I agree with Chips, though: I couldn't bring myself to wear such beauties on a bike.
post #134 of 609
Just been sent some pics of a pair I've had in the pipeline for a while.

AS Hangrade Milton w/o Medallion

Antique Museum Calf
48F Last







post #135 of 609
I like how they do that slightly bevelled edge on the welt so it is not flat. It is a nice touch.
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