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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

blake/rapid is quite different and much better than goodyear.

That's subject to debate, but yes, some people like it more.  We are going to be doing a collab with Rider Boot, and Ron Rider uses only Blake Rapid, or sometimes Norwegian stitching, for his stuff.

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Happy fall to you all.
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fml, so jealous those look fantastic

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Happy fall to you all.

 

They are starting to be really you. Perfect for your look man. I'm impressed with your damage already. Those folds that have started are going to be epic. Did you vibram?

I guess there needs to be a natural rubber option that you can attach with wooden nails I guess though if you want to keep the concept pure. 


Edited by psydle - 10/1/15 at 5:53pm
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

blake/rapid is quite different and much better than goodyear.

that was helpful

 

thanks

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Originally Posted by psydle View Post

They are starting to be really you. Perfect for your look man. I'm impressed with your damage already. Those folds that have started are going to be epic. Did you vibram?
I guess there needs to be a natural rubber option that you can attach with wooden nails I guess though if you want to keep the concept pure. 

Thanks, man. I sent them to Willie's and got the "Eck Special" where they add the nails back (sadly, not wooden) smile.gif

I think they did a stellar job.

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It seems a shame to vibram a pair of those.
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For me it's a matter of safety as much as longevity. I took a stupid tumble in my Guidi slip-ons down a few bare wood floors and decided then and there that it was a must for any leather soled shoes/boots no matter how pretty--and these were more slippery than most.

But believe me, I didn't want to.
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you can always take it back off. I've removed vibram myself several times. It's fine. Just takes a putty knife and patience
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I still haven't been able to bring myself to Vibram either of my pairs, and the black ones seem to have a greater coefficient of friction than the red for some reason. I'll probably wait until after the resulting serious orthopedic injury to do it. Yours are looking great, Alex! I'll post a recent pic of mine soon. Loving the beat-down!

And @Psydle, once again you provide trenchant general advice for all: there's not much that can't be accomplished with a putty knife and patience. Sometimes you need duct tape, sure, but the putty knife is an underrated instrument. Kind of like the kazoo.

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Thanks for the comments guys. I'm sure the A last will add to the folds. Enjoying working that leather now that the fall is here. Still atiff as hell but I can see them becoming easier to wear each time I put them on.

@docdocgs, definitely love to see some picsof yours after some wear. Best boots going IMO.
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To be fair, I did almost fall to my death in Gullfoss due to a pair of A1923 having zero grip. So I do understand the safety sentiment.
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Originally Posted by AlexanderTG View Post

For me it's a matter of safety as much as longevity. I took a stupid tumble in my Guidi slip-ons down a few bare wood floors and decided then and there that it was a must for any leather soled shoes/boots no matter how pretty--and these were more slippery than most.

But believe me, I didn't want to.

I do find they're very slippery at first but once you break them in the sole gets more traction.
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To be fair, I did almost fall to my death in Gullfoss due to a pair of A1923 having zero grip. So I do understand the safety sentiment.

You really lose that "baller" vibe right quick while clutching a handrail. At least the boots will survive pretty much anything. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

I do find they're very slippery at first but once you break them in the sole gets more traction.

How is the heel holding up? I find that's the first to take the brunt of wear on the couple of pairs I haven't vibramed.
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