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I've owned dipped and obviously Augusta sneaks, so I can comment.
It's a hard one on many different levels. Firstly when I wear sneakers I wanna 'wear sneakers' and be a bit 'dress down'. The CCP dripped are just too 'statement' for me. Too bling if that makes sense.
Regarding quality, I've had quality issues with both so it would be unfair to single one out. But my biggest single issue with the dipped is the fact that the sole does disintegrate as you wear them. The latex dip also looses it's colour and starts to peel away over time. You find that just about every pair that is up for sale is from somebody who has worn them down a certain amount and then wants to flip before the real damage/wear/depreciation is done.
I did it with mine, and it seems to be the norm.
The Augusta on the other hand can be vibramed easily and will last for years.
So in my opinion, the Augusta are a better investment if you want to wear them and own them for years. If you want to own a pair fur 3-6months and then sell and lose less money, probably the CCP wins.
But more and more I'm trying to buy with longevity in mind rather than resale value
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i read that about the drips as well. fyi i really like your a1923 sneakers, probably one of the best i've seen.
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i think you're intelligent enough to realise that if the courier stuffs up and you received the item very late, then the 14 days "grace period" could expire even before you receive the item. the policy is (may be) clear, but that doesn't make it a fair policy.
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This is what is known in the UK as the 'postal rule' (or at least a variant of it). Sometimes the courier fks up-but this is neither due to the fault of the sender or receiver. Clearly either party has to bear the risk of this happening. Usually most big retailers will be the one to bear this, but smaller retailers tend to pass this risk on to the consumer.


There is nothing inherently wrong with such a rule, provided it it stated within the terms of the contract. If you are unhappy that you have the bear the risk of the courier screwing things up instead of the retailer, then the solution is simple-dont buy from said retailer. It's downright unfair to blame the retailer when they stipulated this quite clearly in their T&Cs, which I am reasonably sure 99% of people don't actually read, or dont follow up to check if they have doubts simply because they assume retailers will always bear the risk of courier delays (most do, but some dont)

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Edited by iamacyborg - 4/14/14 at 11:37am
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Thanks Eton, awesome info and very informative! Will be scanning hi and low for the augustas!

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Originally Posted by eton97 View Post

I've owned dipped and obviously Augusta sneaks, so I can comment.
It's a hard one on many different levels. Firstly when I wear sneakers I wanna 'wear sneakers' and be a bit 'dress down'. The CCP dripped are just too 'statement' for me. Too bling if that makes sense.
Regarding quality, I've had quality issues with both so it would be unfair to single one out. But my biggest single issue with the dipped is the fact that the sole does disintegrate as you wear them. The latex dip also looses it's colour and starts to peel away over time. You find that just about every pair that is up for sale is from somebody who has worn them down a certain amount and then wants to flip before the real damage/wear/depreciation is done.
I did it with mine, and it seems to be the norm.
The Augusta on the other hand can be vibramed easily and will last for years.
So in my opinion, the Augusta are a better investment if you want to wear them and own them for years. If you want to own a pair fur 3-6months and then sell and lose less money, probably the CCP wins.
But more and more I'm trying to buy with longevity in mind rather than resale value.
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Can anyone speak to how Marsell shoes like these on eBay run?

I'm a 9.5 in most sneakers/shoes and have wide feet. They're a size 41 and I'm not sure if they'll be really small.

Thanks.
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good write up on PN/P
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sup, D?
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sup, D?


Much much nicer than I expected......heavy, stiff as hell, and gnarled up, but I can see that the leather is treated, and once its starts to be worn, the natural shine of the cordovan is evident and will come through...although they look it, they are not reversed.....its just the treatment that gives them that incredibly matt/dry finish...

 

The final part of my Augusta footwear journey (for now :-).....buffalo sneaker, 6 hole horse workboot and now the perfect cordovan double zip.....these will age beautifully...even the wife loves them, and that's saying a lot.......:-)

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by eton97 - 4/14/14 at 9:38am
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Nice pair eton97. Leather looks very thick and appears 'heavy'. Between these and Moo's CCP in Bison., i will take the CCP. Dammit Moo..those boots of yours.
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Originally Posted by onijo84 View Post

Nice pair eton97. Leather looks very thick and appears 'heavy'. Between these and Moo's CCP in Bison., i will take the CCP. Dammit Moo..those boots of yours.

Thank you.

I owned CCP tornadoes for many years. A great great boot, but I just needed a change from the pointy toe....
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I will say this... those Augs are very nice. Congrats.

For those that know how weird my feet react to footwear that should seemingly fit but inexplicably does not, the CCP are amazing for the fact they they are super comfortable. Really, really comfortable... I remember when I was at The Archive in SF, one of the guys working there was wearing CCP and he told me that given my wide feet CCP is not for me. I don't blame him one bit - his pair looked pretty narrow. But mine is just awesome fitting, just enough room to "play the piano" with my toes, but still have a nice, solid feeling while walking.
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Originally Posted by eton97 View Post

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Much much nicer than I expected......heavy, stiff as hell, and gnarled up, but I can see that the leather is treated, and once its starts to be worn, the natural shine of the cordovan is evident and will come through...although they look it, they are not reversed.....its just the treatment that gives them that incredibly matt/dry finish...

The final part of my Augusta footwear journey (for now :-).....buffalo sneaker, 6 hole horse workboot and now the perfect cordovan double zip.....these will age beautifully...even the wife loves them, and that's saying a lot.......:-)


















are those from vertice?
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I will say this... those Augs are very nice. Congrats.

For those that know how weird my feet react to footwear that should seemingly fit but inexplicably does not, the CCP are amazing for the fact they they are super comfortable. Really, really comfortable... I remember when I was at The Archive in SF, one of the guys working there was wearing CCP and he told me that given my wide feet CCP is not for me. I don't blame him one bit - his pair looked pretty narrow. But mine is just awesome fitting, just enough room to "play the piano" with my toes, but still have a nice, solid feeling while walking.

maybe he doesn't know enough about ccp to advise hence they don't sell ccp
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They are from Vertice. These are sz43 and fit tts. The white/bone single zip come up 1 size large (sz42 worked perfectly for me). They bought 2x sz43 in the black double zip...so 1 pair left in that size......
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Originally Posted by eton97 View Post

They are from Vertice. These are sz43 and fit tts. The white/bone single zip come up 1 size large (sz42 worked perfectly for me). They bought 2x sz43 in the black double zip...so 1 pair left in that size......

Yea i remember seeing the pics in the preview and really liking them, glad to hear they are smooth and not reversed!
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Originally Posted by eton97 View Post

They are from Vertice. These are sz43 and fit tts. The white/bone single zip come up 1 size large (sz42 worked perfectly for me). They bought 2x sz43 in the black double zip...so 1 pair left in that size......
Congrats buddy! Would love fitted pics once broken in!
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