Originally Posted by NAMOR
Bummer that stows are too tight in the instep. Does the in-step stretch out?
The Cordovan is interesting. Looks more like calf to be honest but it's a beautiful shade of red. This makeup has silver eyelets, green lining and pull tab, natural edge trim, a red dainite outsole.
I have a low instep so my Stows are slightly roomy in the that area; can't comment on stretching. From my experience with shell (all Alden), they do have a little give, but not much. Is it due to the gusset tongue? If so, maybe that can be adjusted somehow. I almost bought that exact same boot but the one they had was a half size too big.
How is their shell compared to Horween? When you 'looks more like calf' is it because of the thickness or gloss?