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post #7891 of 13681
cobbler painted my guidi sole black and polished, i'm so mad...but with a credit card and sand paper i cleaned it..had picture before cobbler and now after sand paper..looks the same
Edited by robkez313 - 8/23/13 at 11:55am
post #7892 of 13681
sole on 10 sei 0 otto always looks janky to me

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Originally Posted by robkez313 View Post

cobbler painted my guidi sole black and polished, i'm so mad...but with a credit card and sand paper i cleaned it..had picture before cobbler and now after sand paper..looks the same

lol8[1].gif when i took my CCP to cobbler i was super super clear just vibram the shoe, thats it
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sole on 10 sei 0 otto always looks janky to me
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heard they are built tough, i will be in Italy soon and will check PN/P maybe they will have 10sei0otto
post #7894 of 13681
/\ PNP does carry that line.

The sole does look a little warped in the pic I posted. Didn't someone here do a return on a different pair because of the same issue?
post #7895 of 13681
The 10 Sei 0 guys need to finish their footwear to a higher level if they want to compete in the baller footwear wars. The warped sole, improperly dressed leather edge near the vamp, low quality/uneven stitching are just a few of the issues that come to mind. Oh,and that heel should be firmly flat when the shoe is standing like that - so there's a balance issue as well. Not good.
post #7896 of 13681
Well when you're making Guidi leather shoes for under $800 something has to give, huh?

I think these "flaws" are intentional, though that doesn't make them good.
post #7897 of 13681
damn better stick with marsell. cool.gif
post #7898 of 13681
Plokhov

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Edited by RFX45 - 8/23/13 at 10:46pm
post #7899 of 13681
rfx do you know forward forward has a brick and mortar store in LADidn't find it on their website.
post #7900 of 13681
Forward is a subsidiary of Revolve, which is in West Hollywood iirc. I am not sure if they carry brands from Forward though, never really been there. Give them a call before you make the drive.
post #7901 of 13681
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Well when you're making Guidi leather shoes for under $800 something has to give, huh?

I think these "flaws" are intentional, though that doesn't make them good.

you make it sound as though 800 bucks was cheap...

i think you can get vass or c&j handgrand for that price, just sayin. 800 should realistically be able to get you a good pair of full grain, unwarped leather boots.
post #7902 of 13681

It's cheap for the niche. Which is becoming overcrowded.

 

IMO if you want something like this you're better off just saving for IS, m.a+, Augusta, etc.

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you make it sound as though 800 bucks was cheap...

i think you can get vass or c&j handgrand for that price, just sayin. 800 should realistically be able to get you a good pair of full grain, unwarped leather boots.

exactly, if you can buy the best made shoes for 800 why do you have to settle for this aesthetic? they've got everyone conditioned to auto-respond like that when it's clearly marketing and not actually based on cost to manufacture
post #7904 of 13681
Well, Guidi leather is fairly expensive to source. I've noticed brands moving away from it because of that. KKA won't use it any more and Lien offers their boots in Guidi and non-Guidi versions for preorder.

It's also worth noting that Vass has a much larger pool of potential clients than all of these niche brands combined, so they can bear smaller margins.

All this to say that there's no excuse for shoddy workmanship on a boot that costs over $800. But I suspect the 10 sei boots are designed this way on purpose, while doubling as a cost cutting measure. It's ugly, whatever the reasoning behind it.
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Originally Posted by shady_2001 View Post

you make it sound as though 800 bucks was cheap...

i think you can get vass or c&j handgrand for that price, just sayin. 800 should realistically be able to get you a good pair of full grain, unwarped leather boots.

What hell is going on, 10sietto is going for $800 puzzled.gif . Just a season ago their boots were 400/500 range and went even lower on sale. Yea folks at 800 those guys need to step up their game like crazy.

There is a guy, i think the moth / mothman or something like that, on SZ who wears black shell aldens with his fits; hence, Vass can get mixed in as well if one does not want to pay for Guidi but get something of high quality. I definitely think if you buy derbies for an avant garde style you are better off with buying something from the MC lines so you can double up and wear the derby with a suit or casual. Other than a distressed effect there is not much of a diff with the quality.
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