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Originally Posted by j ingevaldsson View Post

(Cross post from the Alfred Sargent thread, since I know a lot of the more knowledgeable guys hang out in this.)


I (like everybody else it seems..) ordered a pair of AS Moore Cherry from the AFPOS sale, which I received yesterday. Lovely shoes, though I'm a bit concerned with some small cracks on the right toe cap, as well as on some minor ones on the left. See pictures:







I asked AFPOS about it and Sarah replied that I shouldn't worry, the leather is just dry and with some renovateur and some cream the leather will heal and it won't show or get worse. As much as I want to trust AFPOS, since they are always offering great service, I have to say that my experience of similar cracks on shoes before isn't the same. I've tried to get rid of similar cracks with both dubbin graisse, renovateur and cream, and sure you can cover them up, but for me they have always returned almost immediately and I have had the experience that the cracks have been permanent. So to me it is a bit worrying that there are these cracks on a brand new pair of shoes.

What's Styleforums take on this? Is it just normal, or should I be concerned?

 

I was under the impression that these are due to the way the leather was lasted. They aren't bad, and unless they develop one shouldn't be concerned, although for the price you pay for AS it seems strange for them to leave something like that in such a prominent area. 

 

TL:DR, I don't think it will affect the life of the shoe, but you could use it as grounds for an exchange. Imo at least.

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Alfred Sargent Moore Black



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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

many SF members have nearly $25,000 in shoes

Many SF members have collections that far exceed this number.
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As for the cracks in the moore's that is just in the finishing, not to leather itself. They are correct that some conditioning and polish will help out. I would not be concerned.
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

 

I was under the impression that these are due to the way the leather was lasted. They aren't bad, and unless they develop one shouldn't be concerned, although for the price you pay for AS it seems strange for them to leave something like that in such a prominent area. 

 

TL:DR, I don't think it will affect the life of the shoe, but you could use it as grounds for an exchange. Imo at least.

 

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

As for the cracks in the moore's that is just in the finishing, not to leather itself. They are correct that some conditioning and polish will help out. I would not be concerned.

 

Thank you for your input about the cracks! I'm not sure that the cracks are just in the finish, since they seem o o deeper than that, and you can really feel them with your fingers. I don't want to need to cover it up with polish all the time, so I'm going to send them back, I know it would bother me too much. I can take to cover the return shipping cost.

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EG Dover on the 606 last in dark oak:

 

 

I call this one 'Dover Sole' rotflmao.gif:

 

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Great looking shoes.
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Alfred Sargent Ramsey Oak



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Originally Posted by j ingevaldsson View Post


Thank you for your input about the cracks! I'm not sure that the cracks are just in the finish, since they seem o o deeper than that, and you can really feel them with your fingers. I don't want to need to cover it up with polish all the time, so I'm going to send them back, I know it would bother me too much. I can take to cover the return shipping cost.

The finish on leather is much thicker and stronger than you might think. Cracking on leather doesn't generally happen in that kind of pattern, or even that area of the shoe. If you rub that good and well with some lexol and then brush and build up the finish with thin layers of cream and some wax it probably won't keep coming back it will be gone. I have noticed this kind of cracking on the finish of a lot of AS shoes actually. It is probably just the drying out of whatever method they are using to apply the shine, or it could be that the leather is somewhat finished before it is lasted, then when it is stretched over the last the finish "spreads". I think it can be made to go away if you fill in the finish with some fresh finishing products.


If the lexol doesn't get rid of it Renomat sure will then a rebuilding of the finish, but that might be overkill on brand new shoes.

If you are still concerned PM Riderboot who is the refinishing master and he can give you some input.
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

EG Dover on the 606 last in dark oak:




I call this one 'Dover Sole' rotflmao.gif
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nephew,
wear your good looking nst in good health
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Alfred Sargent Ramsey Oak




nephew,
I like your monks
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


nephew,
wear your good looking nst in good health

 

Thank you! I will and am looking forward to breaking them in!

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Alfred Sargent Ramsey Oak



Great looking.  My suedes should be arriving today.  
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