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Originally Posted by meister View Post



And Topyed you would not be going for that expense or having the shoes destroyed with expensive half soling.

 



Topys make your feet rot and your shoes fall apart. Hey, it's an old joke, but it has staying power. :-)
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I'd also look like a douchebag wearing topied shoes. $2,000 shell shoes with a topy to avoid resoling expense... rolleyes.gif

Also, "having shoes destroyed with expensive half soling"? You have no clue what you're talking about.

Nothing wrong with half soles as long as the repairman knows what he's doing and doesn't create a met bar in the process.

Nothing wrong until the splice comes apart...again usually due to poor workmanship....and then you end up looking even more like a db with your half soles grinning at all and sundry. cool.gif

On a more serious note...on pegged waist shoes I do recommend half soles simply because replacing/"recrafting" a pegged waist is not only an uncommon skill among repair people, but it is destructive of the shoe. Otherwise, all else being equal...a full or three-quarter sole is always to be preferred.
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Yeah, these are pegged at the waist.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I'd also look like a douchebag wearing topied shoes. $2,000 shell shoes with a topy to avoid resoling expense... rolleyes.gif

Also, "having shoes destroyed with expensive half soling"? You have no clue what you're talking about.
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Originally Posted by Itsuo View Post

I just found these today, I'm strongly considering this for my first pair of St.Crispins! But maybe some other corrected grain for the gator.  Anyone have an idea on the name of this color? 









Received my first order from The Armoury, the whole process was great and the pairs were delivered on time! Imagine that!

I also am very impressed by the sizing. I've got wide feet and even when I normally sized up a half size and ordered a wide width, I would struggle to break-in pairs in less than 3-6mo. These appear to fit excellently right out of the box.

Can't wait for my second order which is in process and I'm already considering putting in my 3rd order!
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Both are awesome. The suede looks like it could walk away on its own!

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Simple Captoe Boots in Dark Brown Inca. Turnaround time was great, 8 weeks.

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Ejirardo - those are simple but absolutely terrific. They should prove to be very versatile - I'd get a TON of wear out of something like that. And I applaud your choice of outsole. Congrats and enjoy!
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Ejirardo - those are simple but absolutely terrific. They should prove to be very versatile - I'd get a TON of wear out of something like that. And I applaud your choice of outsole. Congrats and enjoy!

This.

I could reach for those almost daily. Terrific makeup
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Has anyone in the US purchased a pair of St. Crispin's from Leatherfoot in Canada? How was the experience... anything I should be wary of? Thanks.
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FYI - found out today the price for a pair of standard leather shoes has increased to $1,700 and boots to $1,800.
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Woo! A whole $50! Alert the press!
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I got the pair of boots that I just posted for $1,600 so that's a $200 price increase which while not a huge deal is proportionally a large increase. Maybe not a big increase for you but others do like to know this.
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I think St Crispins are joining the popularity price spiral/gouging. The shoes are made in Rumania FGS so what's the go?
post #2415 of 2642
SC has always been pricing at a premium to its peers. And the pricing strategy combined with deep customization worked very well for them.
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