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Thanks, Wurger. So cutting the stitching like that (like in the first picture) would not weaken the sole -- at least the front portion? Sorry if I seem skeptical, I just want to make sure since that seems a bit counter-intuitive.


Edited by jasonmx3 - 7/31/13 at 8:33am
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What do you guys think of this boot?

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What do you guys think of this boot?

   similar to an EG i have . . . . who is it ?

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Ferragamo "Altor". Can get it on discount; very sturdy construction.
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Thanks benhour. I'm still afraid of renomat as I've never used it but it might come to that. Maybe I'll try some cream as you suggest first before I try renomat. Much appreciate the input.

You can go to www.hangerproject.com , and click on the LIVE CHAT to get the owner (Kirby) and paste in the web link to the picture here - then ask.  Or, you can go to Kirby's topic HERE.

 

All my best,


David

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Thanks, Wurger. So cutting the stitching like that (like in the first picture) would not weaken the sole -- at least the front portion? Sorry if I seem skeptical, I just want to make sure since that seems a bit counter-intuitive.
If I'm not mistaken, Goodyear welted shoes (if those are Goodyear welted) are locked stitched so each stitch is secure independently of each other. A more knowledgeable member can perhaps confirm this?
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What do you guys think of this boot?


 

Nice looking boot.  Which version is that?

 

Seems the regular price for the standard is $1100.00, "was on sale" for $495.00 at :  CLICK HERE

 

Salvatore Ferragamo
Altor Lace-Up Boot
This sleekly styled Salvatore Ferragamo boot features a burnished cap toe on an elegant leather upper.

    Leather upper with tonal stitching.
    Burnished cap toe.
    Lace-up front; back loop.
    Approx. 11" top circumference.
    Metal insert below heel counter.
    1 1/8" stacked heel.
    "Altor" is made in Italy.

 

The other version (Runway Boot) is regularly $1600.00 , and "was also on sale" for $720.00 at:  CLICK HERE

 

Also has a side zipper to avoid having to unlace everything.

 

Details:

 

Salvatore Ferragamo
Altor Runway Boot
A skinny lace-up front lends a retro quality to this Salvatore Ferragamo boot. Pair it with a slim-cut dark jean for casual-cool polish.

    Oiled leather upper.
    Square cap toe.
    Lace-up front.
    Side-zip and stretch gore inset for ease of dress.
    1 1/4" flat stacked heel; silver heel plate.
    Approx. 7" overall boot height; 11" circumference.
    "Altor" is made in Italy.

About Ferragamo:
A native of Naples, Italy, Salvatore Ferragamo was a teenaged shoe apprentice before moving to California and becoming known as the shoemaker to the stars. Ferragamo returned to Italy in 1927, where he officially launched his own collection. Today the Ferragamo line encompasses not only exquisitely made shoes for men and women, but also infinitely stylish handbags and fragrances. The company is still family owned and operated in Florence, where you'll also find the Ferragamo Museum, home to thousands of shoes (including the famous invisible sandal, cage shoe, and wedge heel).

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Can anyone please tell me if this kind of rubber toe tap will affect the integrity of the shoe. It seems that the cobbler would need to cut the stitching at the front of the shoe to put these taps on since it is flush with the sole (pictures follow):

 

 

 

 

 

 

He also does screwed-on metal toe taps, but the rubber ones seem more discrete and gives added traction.

 

 

Lastly, would it still be possible to have the shoes re-crafted (say, by AE) if I have the rubber taps done?

 

Thanks!

 

i wouldn't go with the rubber toe taps!! rubber ll go off  quickly!! i don't think is adding any traction at all cause that  part of the shoe most of the time toutch the floor when you are going to lift the foot  while you are walking!! i prefer metal toe taps !! they are a lot more durable than plastic(most of the time they last more than the sole!)and most of the time thinner!

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Originally Posted by jasonmx3 View Post

Thanks, Wurger. So cutting the stitching like that (like in the first picture) would not weaken the sole -- at least the front portion? Sorry if I seem skeptical, I just want to make sure since that seems a bit counter-intuitive.

the first photo is from a used sole witch is  already thinned  from use! if the toe taps are correctly installed this wont effect stitching at all!! you need about  1 mm to sand the sole to install that kind of toe taps and channeled stitching of Goodyear welt is at least 1-2mm down in the sole!!( closed channel is deeper)!!

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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

Nice looking boot.  Which version is that?

Seems the regular price for the standard is $1100.00, "was on sale" for $495.00 at :  CLICK HERE

Salvatore Ferragamo

Altor Lace-Up Boot

This sleekly styled Salvatore Ferragamo boot features a burnished cap toe on an elegant leather upper.


    Leather upper with tonal stitching.

    Burnished cap toe.

    Lace-up front; back loop.

    Approx. 11" top circumference.

    Metal insert below heel counter.

    1 1/8" stacked heel.

    "Altor" is made in Italy.

The other version (Runway Boot) is regularly $1600.00 , and "was also on sale" for $720.00 at:  CLICK HERE



Also has a side zipper to avoid having to unlace everything.

Details:

Salvatore Ferragamo

Altor Runway Boot

A skinny lace-up front lends a retro quality to this Salvatore Ferragamo boot. Pair it with a slim-cut dark jean for casual-cool polish.


    Oiled leather upper.

    Square cap toe.

    Lace-up front.

    Side-zip and stretch gore inset for ease of dress.

    1 1/4" flat stacked heel; silver heel plate.

    Approx. 7" overall boot height; 11" circumference.

    "Altor" is made in Italy.


About Ferragamo:

A native of Naples, Italy, Salvatore Ferragamo was a teenaged shoe apprentice before moving to California and becoming known as the shoemaker to the stars. Ferragamo returned to Italy in 1927, where he officially launched his own collection. Today the Ferragamo line encompasses not only exquisitely made shoes for men and women, but also infinitely stylish handbags and fragrances. The company is still family owned and operated in Florence, where you'll also find the Ferragamo Museum, home to thousands of shoes (including the famous invisible sandal, cage shoe, and wedge heel).

It's the first one; might be able to get it for $525. Is the metal for aesthetic purposes only?
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It's the first one; might be able to get it for $525. Is the metal for aesthetic purposes only?

It is advertised as having a Silver Heel Plate, which is to protect the heel of the boot from excessive wear.

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It's the first one; might be able to get it for $525. Is the metal for aesthetic purposes only?

 

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It is advertised as having a Silver Heel Plate, which is to protect the heel of the boot from excessive wear.

 

Sounds like marketing to me.  That thin strip of metal at that location isn't going to do anything to help the longevity of the boot that I can think of.  

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Decorative.  At least workman boots with steel or other material reinforced toe caps help protecting against toes being crushed or chopped off.

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You can go to www.hangerproject.com , and click on the LIVE CHAT to get the owner (Kirby) and paste in the web link to the picture here - then ask.  Or, you can go to Kirby's topic HERE.

 

All my best,


David

Thanks for your input, David.

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Horween + Saint Crispin + wax + water

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And yep that me sitting cross legged in my underwear in the last pic
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