Also, are the toes reinforced with celastic?
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We changed our moc insoles about a year ago. All Oak Streets (mocs and Trench Boots) have full length oak tanned insoles (rather than the 3/4 length chromexcel we used to use in the earlier days). These patina increadily, but most importantly, will last forever
Yes - our toes are reinforced with celastic (technically no one in the US uses 'celastic' anymore since styrene causes cancer - we use a thermal material instead).
You got it! Same sizing as the camp boots. They're made on the same last
Thought this was pretty cool - I was cleaning up my Natural CXL Vibram Trail Oxfords today and caught a glimpse of "old" vs. "new"
Back when Independence was Shrine, I stopped in to peek at the goods and randomly met George during my stop in. (I didn't know Shrine and Oak Street had any association at the time). I tried on a few things and eventually ordered these from George a few weeks after visiting. The natural CXL was a Shrine exclusive at the time (might still be??). I have had these for a little over a year. They have been my go-to casual shoe since I purchased them.
Anyways, here they are about a year later with an awesome patina on the CXL. I was pulling the laces out and caught a glimpse of the original Natural color which you can just kinda see underneath the eyelets on the top shoe. Standard regimen is buffing with Venetian shoe cream on a regular basis.
Pretty cool stuff!
The natural CXL boat loafer is sick - perfect summer shoe (makes me feel like I should be wearing those and on vacation...)
Any chance of another run on the natural CXL boat loafer?