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post #8041 of 15047
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Originally Posted by andrewgreg View Post

Regarding of the Cordovan leather.

Quoting a guy from SZ. Bascially it's saying it's cordovan but not the shell.

Other place in Japan for cordo is named Shinki, the boots I posted are made from Shinki-Hikaku co cordovan.
post #8042 of 15047
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

Other place in Japan for cordo is named Shinki, the boots I posted are made from Shinki-Hikaku co cordovan.

Yup. only 2 places do shell cordovan now.
post #8043 of 15047
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Originally Posted by brokeassp View Post

you positive? I am asking because I handled a 995 in different sizes and the shaft height on the bigger size is slightly bigger but that might be cause of the slight individual variations so I neede to confirm if the shaft does increase relative to the size

no, i'm not really sure. just guessing sorry

post #8044 of 15047
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Originally Posted by dotcomzzz View Post


for the heel they just took off the sole and slapped on a new one, nothing taken off. They didn't nail it down and I didn't ask, this was in korea, so was just happy they knew how to replace without fucking up the rest of the boot.
what do you mean by "they just took off the sole?"

So if they did not remove any layers of leather in the heel, the stance of the boot is now different because of the added height of the rubber heel.
post #8045 of 15047
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

You can ask the cobbler to shave down the heel. I didn't do it. I recommend for you to just get a thinner rubber sole for the heel. Topy is normally thinner than vibrim althought they have thick options as well.

yeah I supposed I will just take it to bnelson because of their forum presence here it`s a lot easier to get in touch with them vs. the firm
post #8046 of 15047
what's wrong with wearing a boots without vibram added? I think you can do it in LA or just don't wear the boots in bad weather.
post #8047 of 15047
I am in Chicago. I`d like to wear my boots all year long.

I wore my Alden one winter without vibrams and the big chunks of salt ate away at the sole
post #8048 of 15047
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Originally Posted by brokeassp View Post

what do you mean by "they just took off the sole?"

So if they did not remove any layers of leather in the heel, the stance of the boot is now different because of the added height of the rubber heel.

okay let me back up. the heel had a rubber cap on it. it covered the entire area of the heel and was nailed down. that's how they came. he took that off. the rubber. i'm assuming he just had his guy pull it off somehow before taking the nails out and then putting the replacement rubber on the bare leather heel. the replacement heel cap was essentially identical to the rubber they came with, including thickness. the heels looked exactly like they did when new, only no nails.

i am so glad to not be living anywhere near salted streets, stuff is death for shoes.
post #8049 of 15047
I'll probably just send mine to Willies and have them add a 6mm heel and half sole.
post #8050 of 15047
tried on a pair of black guidi 995 in horse leather- my only hesitation right away was how shiny they looked.

anyone have experience with how guidi's horse leather ages (specifically black)?
can i reasonably expect a nice duller finish with use and wear? or is horse leather just inherently shiny?
post #8051 of 15047
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Originally Posted by lxh View Post

tried on a pair of black guidi 995 in horse leather- my only hesitation right away was how shiny they looked.

anyone have experience with how guidi's horse leather ages (specifically black)?
can i reasonably expect a nice duller finish with use and wear? or is horse leather just inherently shiny?
I don't recall the horse looks particular shiny. However the 995 Donkey looks very shiny.
post #8052 of 15047
Yeah I don't think horse is shiny but donkey does but it also shows off the variations of color that Guidi leather has.
post #8053 of 15047
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Originally Posted by el Bert View Post

Yeah I don't think horse is shiny but donkey does but it also shows off the variations of color that Guidi leather has.

true, there's a nice variation of color... :) although, donkey does not look very shiny except at first

post #8054 of 15047
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Originally Posted by brokeassp View Post

yeah I supposed I will just take it to bnelson because of their forum presence here it`s a lot easier to get in touch with them vs. the firm


eckblk recommended a place in San Jose, ca, the cobblers name is Jesse and he does good work on CD.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/fj-western-wear-and-boot-repair-santa-clara-2
post #8055 of 15047
Jesse is very cool and nice. Creative too if you have a special request. Small cowboy store is how I describe the setting. Small parking lot too to keep in mind
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