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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post



+1. If you thrifted them, you have no idea what the previous owner did to them, unless you were lucky and thrifted them new.

Exactly why I don't have a good relation to thrifting. It takes time and knowledge....

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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post
 

Exactly why I don't have a good relation to thrifting. It takes time and knowledge....

 

Which you have obtained by reading hundreds of pages.

 

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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post



+1. If you thrifted them, you have no idea what the previous owner did to them, unless you were lucky and thrifted them new.

 

Sometimes it is good to be oblivious about things.

post #11703 of 19043
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post


+1. If you thrifted them, you have no idea what the previous owner did to them, unless you were lucky and thrifted them new.

they looked pretty good tbh. again, not an expert on shoes, but they looked fine. soles were in good shape too.

this was about a year ago now.
post #11704 of 19043
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post
 

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Which you have obtained by reading hundreds of pages.

 

 

Sometimes it is good to be oblivious about things.

Painful personal experiences. Luckily no money was involved.

post #11705 of 19043
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

this is all a bit over my head, my apologies. i THOUGHT alden was quality and that even their lower-tier (Cape Cod) would exhibit this.

is this typical of Alden's other lines? i don't wear these things hard. i commute to work in a car and sit at my desk all day. confused.gif

Fiberboard/leatherboard...think of particle board---it has no inherent structural integrity

Doesn't make any difference how hard you wear them.

I'm not going to comment on the "quality" of a particular brand...but think about this: if these shoes had cost you triple or quadruple what you paid for them...or if you had purchased them new...and the affected area was indeed leather, and they still cracked and pulled away as they are currently doing, what would you think?

At the very least you'd be questioning the quality of the leather, if not the workmanship. and more likely be regretting throwing good money down the toilet.

Maybe that gives you some idea of "relative" quality.

Lesson learned.

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post #11706 of 19043
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post
 
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Dianites suck. I found them more slippery than good ole' oak bark.

The only good Dainite would do is when one need something to walk in wherever lacks pavement. Even so, for a walk in the woods, oak bark with hobnails could still beat the solid waste out of dainite.

 

I would disagree slightly...i find it just takes time for the dainite to break in..new slippery broken in very grippy...if that is a word

post #11707 of 19043
You're wrong. Sorry. It is just physics.
post #11708 of 19043
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post
 

Anybody here an owner of waxed calf footwear? I know DW made several boots out of it, but I'd like to see some from owners as well.

 

Heavy wax calf can potentially compete with shell cordovan.

 

I have a pair of waxy leather AE Longbranches..easy enough to find a picture...they are my bad weather boot of choice

post #11709 of 19043
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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post
 

 

I have a pair of waxy leather AE Longbranches..easy enough to find a picture...they are my bad weather boot of choice

OK... waxed calf as in the finish lays on the nap side, not CXL, or pull up leather, finished on the grain side.

 

Do I have to clarify the name by calling it "reverse waxed calf"?

post #11710 of 19043
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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post

I have a pair of waxy leather AE Longbranches..easy enough to find a picture...they are my bad weather boot of choice

Calf that is waxed, heavily or not, or calf that is oil stuffed is not the same as "waxed calf." It is a unique and singular process and result.

Even oil stuffed leather that is turned flesh-side out and waxed is not 'waxed calf."

That said, no leather is naturally waterproof or even more than incidentally water resistant. Tanning takes place in a wet environment and the hides/leathers have to be absorbent or tanning doesn't take place.

I doubt that proper waxed calf would be much more waterproof than any wax/oil stuffed leather. Maybe a bit. But expecting any leather to be waterproof is a sure-fire recipe for ending up in galoshes and with topy on your outsoles. You might as well be wearing naugahyde or CGL.
post #11711 of 19043
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


Calf that is waxed, heavily or not, or calf that is oil stuffed is not the same as "waxed calf." It is a unique and singular process and result.

Even oil stuffed leather that is turned flesh-side out and waxed is not 'waxed calf."

That said, no leather is naturally waterproof or even more than incidentally water resistant. Tanning takes place in a wet environment and the hides/leathers have to be absorbent or tanning doesn't take place.

I doubt that proper waxed calf would be much more waterproof than any wax/oil stuffed leather. Maybe a bit. But expecting any leather to be waterproof is a sure-fire recipe for ending up in galoshes and with topy on your outsoles. You might as well be wearing naugahyde or CGL.

It seems to me that waxed calf and its variants, including shell cordovan, is much highly water resistant, though, through personal observation.

 

However, without sufficient coverage, yes, I'd personally doubt the ability of the hide myself.

post #11712 of 19043
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post

 

And the amount of money I spent on shoe trees should make you feel awful - thousands of dollars.

 

 

Do you really want to play the big dick swinging game?...

 

You should pull your head out of your ass and maybe read around a bit before you make comments like this...because you aren't impressing anyone.

post #11713 of 19043
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post
 

 

Do you really want to play the big dick swinging game?...

 

You should pull your head out of your ass and maybe read around a bit before you make comments like this...because you aren't impressing anyone.

I just had it enough of you. Do you always criticize people? It seems like you been picking and pricking on me a lot lately. Grow up. We all spend thousands worth of stuff. Stop being an asshole and stop picking on people.

post #11714 of 19043
Calm down Dave
post #11715 of 19043
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

You're wrong. Sorry. It is just physics.

 

My boots with dainite that have 30+ wears, the dainite has a rough texture to it now and have not noticed any slipping at all. While I do not walk miles and miles a day I do hit metal steps, marble, ceramic tile and hard wood floors daily and when wet I get no slipping in them. I really do not slip in leather soled shoes either.

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