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Has anyone sent boots back for the toe caps to be replaced?

 

At the point of having to replace the vamp, it seems you have to take the whole boot apart and so would essentially be rebuilding the boot.

 

Is it the same for the toe cap? Or can the toe cap be replaced with a resole while being significantly less expensive than just buying a new boot?

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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post

Has anyone sent boots back for the toe caps to be replaced?

At the point of having to replace the vamp, it seems you have to take the whole boot apart and so would essentially be rebuilding the boot.

Is it the same for the toe cap? Or can the toe cap be replaced with a resole while being significantly less expensive than just buying a new boot?

I would think to sew a new cap on, you would have to disassemble the boot. I would say it is less work than replacing the entire vamp, but I really have no idea. To be able to access the toe area to resew a cap on, you would need full access to the upper, not just part of the front sole removed. I mean if you took it to some local cobbler and said replace the toe cap and do as little deconstruction as possible, maybe he would do it, but White's wouldn't.
post #4173 of 4798

Adding a toe cap during a refurbishment is $30 bucks additional at Whites, $45 at Wesco. $40 at Nicks, and $75 at Alden on plain toe boots. They should have explained it when you called/emailed/contacted them.

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Alden will absolutely not add a toe cap. This is false information
post #4175 of 4798

Well then, I would surmise that it depends on who asks Alden to do the work. The ones on my shell cordovan boots did not just grow themselves during the repairs.:lol:

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Alden will absolutely not add a toe cap. This is false information
Yeah, if you think Alden is going to do anything to modify their boots, you're just wrong.

Maybe a few decades ago they would have

Gentlemen, please tread carefully. Otherwise, we'll end up with the next twelve pages of this thread on the wonders of Huberd's shoe grease.
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Gentlemen, please tread carefully. Otherwise, we'll end up with the next twelve pages of this thread on the wonders of Huberd's shoe grease

Huberds works on Vibergs too maybe that thread needs an introduction to it.

post #4178 of 4798

I just have to say that having Louie on this forum has made it much more entertaining even if he is getting a few boxers bunched up.:lurk::nodding::crackup:

 

As for Huberd's.  I will give it a try when I run out of Obenhauf's which I have quite a bit of.  As for oil I'm still working on the gallon of Obenhauf's I bought 3 years ago and doubt I'll ever get through all of that.  Unless I somehow strike it rich and start buying large amounts of leather goods.

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I'm glad someone's entertained. Here I was checking this thread about custom White's boots. I guess I should go post my thoughts and opinions on the shoe grease thread.
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Now you've done it. We just got him to calm down.

huberd's grease. huberd's grease. huberd's grease. it puts the huberd's grease on its skin, or it gets the hose again.
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Anybody on here own Redwing Iron Rangers along with their White's SDs? How do the sizes compare?

I had earlier sent my tracings to Whites and also tried out a couple sizes.. But am still not of my size..

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
Edited by mogili222 - 7/3/14 at 8:29pm
post #4183 of 4798

I have Beckmans and Heritage models and the sizes are the same as Whites.

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Originally Posted by mogili222 View Post

Anybody on here own Redwing Iron Rangers along with their White's SDs? How do the sizes compare?

I had earlier sent my tracings to Whites and also tried out a couple sizes.. But am still not of my size..

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

My BHs (on SD last) are the same size as my Iron Rangers.

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My BHs (on SD last) are the same size as my Iron Rangers.

Same here, my BHs are the same size as my IRs.
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