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post #91 of 93

Been lurking for some time; felt I had to join as I have learned so much from everyone.  My Dalton's (regular calf) just shipped today.  But what happened a couple of days ago is I was surprised that AE had the Dalton in walnut shell in my size!  So I impetuously ordered a pair.  I will therefore have both pairs in a few days to compare (and realistically, one pair will have to go back as it makes no sense to keep both).  Based on what I've read, it's probably going to be a no-brainer as to which to keep.  They will be my first shells.

 

But my question is --- other than the upper being shell cordovan (and I think I've read the soles are Reidenbach?, whatever that means), what are the other differences between the calf and the shells?  Anything else?

 

Thanks.

post #92 of 93

Yes, obviously the upper leather is different.  AE also puts J. Rendendbach soles on their shell offerings, these are the best available.  Best because they are a more dense leather, which gives you more support and makes them last longer.  

 

Also, the upper on the shell cordovan boots are not lined, the calfskin are lined.  Unlined shell boots are more flexible, and will fit to your foot and ankle better over time.  They are actually also cooler than the lined calfskin boots, so they can be worn comfortably in warmer weather.  

post #93 of 93
Thanks for the info. Can't wait for them to arrive!
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