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post #466 of 2986

those natty plain toes are sex. I wish I knew they were coming, I wouldnt have hopped on an alden indy preorder with leffot last month confused.gif

 

ETA and anticipated price in line yet? 

post #467 of 2986
in4theplaintoes
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

When are those gonna be available? Hurry! I need some casual fall boots. nod%5B1%5D.gif
We're shooting for end of the month!
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Originally Posted by sharkminusbear View Post

I definitely want a pair of those, will there be a cap toe version available as an option as well?
There 'might' be captoes - still working on them. We're so impressed with the plain toes!
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Originally Posted by fitchottie View Post

Wow definitely will have to buy those, they will be my fourth oak purchase... Any ideas about pricing yet?
Thank you! I love hearing about closets becoming over-run with Oak Street collections =) Pricing isn't solidified yet, but the plan is to come in competitively against Alden nod[1].gif
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Does the crepe sole handle wet, slippery floors well? I'm thinking both wet fall/spring sidewalks as well as wet kitchen floors. I would want the shoes for casual use around the house or for errands. In the wet my sperry boat shoes are a hazard. How durable is the crepe sole? Will it wear out faster than, say, a beefroll loafer with the plain leather sole? Is the crepe really that comfortable? Are Oak Street's beefroll loafers the kind of shoes that can be re-soled multiple times and will have a long life-span? 

If I go down a half size from the (still a little roomy) barrie lasted alden PTB's that I own, then I'd order the loafers in 7.5. If that size ends up being incorrect, am I right that I'm out shipping charges for the exchange? Am in the Philly area, but haven't noticed a store name mentioned on here where I could go and try these on in person. Will it really be a full 6 weeks if I order the shoes today? That seems like a long time to wait.... well, for anything other than rare cordovan makeups from Alden... Could the timeline on the website be a bit dated?

Thanks in advance for the help. Am hoping that these are the properly fitting, comfy, durable, handsome, casual shoes that I've been wanting.

Hey Plato! The crepe will last longer than a leather sole shoe, and will be better on slippery floors as well. For casual use and errands however I would suggest the vibram trail oxfords which will hold out longer and are better in wet conditions. All of our shoes can be re-soled countless times giving you a shoe that will last for years to come. Our refurb program really bring them back to life as well.

For sizing, go down half from barrie last, and in vibram trail oxfords go with your barrie size. If they do not fit you, you of course can return or exchange - just make sure they are in new condition. We cover the shipping on the exchange pair that we send out AND we cover the intial pair shipping for StyleForum members.

No philly store. As for the wait compared to Alden, our shoes are made in a much slower, more hand made process than Alden - and it does take us about 6 weeks to handcraft each pair. With that said, we usually have pairs in process so that the wait can be less than 6 weeks, but it is first come first served - meaning, you'll get your shoes much quicker if you pre-order rather than wait for your size to appear on the website.

Let me know if you have any additional questions
Thank you so much!
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When are these going to be available?
end of the month is what we're shooting for
post #469 of 2986
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Originally Posted by OakStreetBootmakers View Post


We're shooting for end of the month!
There 'might' be captoes - still working on them. We're so impressed with the plain toes!
Thank you! I love hearing about closets becoming over-run with Oak Street collections =) Pricing isn't solidified yet, but the plan is to come in competitively against Alden nod[1].gif
Hey Plato! The crepe will last longer than a leather sole shoe, and will be better on slippery floors as well. For casual use and errands however I would suggest the vibram trail oxfords which will hold out longer and are better in wet conditions. All of our shoes can be re-soled countless times giving you a shoe that will last for years to come. Our refurb program really bring them back to life as well.
For sizing, go down half from barrie last, and in vibram trail oxfords go with your barrie size. If they do not fit you, you of course can return or exchange - just make sure they are in new condition. We cover the shipping on the exchange pair that we send out AND we cover the intial pair shipping for StyleForum members.
No philly store. As for the wait compared to Alden, our shoes are made in a much slower, more hand made process than Alden - and it does take us about 6 weeks to handcraft each pair. With that said, we usually have pairs in process so that the wait can be less than 6 weeks, but it is first come first served - meaning, you'll get your shoes much quicker if you pre-order rather than wait for your size to appear on the website.
Let me know if you have any additional questions
Thank you so much!
end of the month is what we're shooting for

 

Can you tell us about the manufacture of these new boots? Are they going to be hand lasted and welted or goodyear welted? I know there'll be Chromexcel, but are you looking at shell? 

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Can you tell us about the manufacture of these new boots? Are they going to be hand lasted and welted or goodyear welted? I know there'll be Chromexcel, but are you looking at shell? 

You got it! Of course, we're still making these shoes in the USA. They are hand lasted and GOODYEAR welted! Construction is a true goodyear welt which means water resistance paired with chromexcel is perfect.

I just met with Skip Horween to talk Shell the other day. I'm sure you guys know, but shell availability is at an all time low. Meaning, that there is more shell demand that what they can literally make in a year - so they have to supply their contract customers like Alden and Allen Edmonds. However, Skip and I have been talking for years about a very special shell that he is slowly saving for me - and we have some built up now, and should have something for the holidays =)
Not in these boots, but from our moc line.
post #471 of 2986
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You got it! Of course, we're still making these shoes in the USA. They are hand lasted and GOODYEAR welted! Construction is a true goodyear welt which means water resistance paired with chromexcel is perfect.
I just met with Skip Horween to talk Shell the other day. I'm sure you guys know, but shell availability is at an all time low. Meaning, that there is more shell demand that what they can literally make in a year - so they have to supply their contract customers like Alden and Allen Edmonds. However, Skip and I have been talking for years about a very special shell that he is slowly saving for me - and we have some built up now, and should have something for the holidays =)
Not in these boots, but from our moc line.

 

you had me at shell.. inlove.gif

 

cant wait to see what you have in store

post #472 of 2986
awww snap in for the shell!
post #473 of 2986

Do you have any other pictures of plain toe boots? Looking forward to seeing them in detail. I need some boots asap, but I'll wait if yours are what I've been looking for. It seems I've been on an eternal search to find the perfect pair

post #474 of 2986
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Do you have any other pictures of plain toe boots? Looking forward to seeing them in detail. I need some boots asap, but I'll wait if yours are what I've been looking for. It seems I've been on an eternal search to find the perfect pair

These were born out of that quest for the perfect pair - literally. This is the boot that got me started on Oak Street Bootmakers, and it's finally almost out. TJ from Independence should be able to snap some more photos (though his are natural chromexcel - we'll be releasing brown chromexcel instead)
post #475 of 2986
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Originally Posted by OakStreetBootmakers View Post


These were born out of that quest for the perfect pair - literally. This is the boot that got me started on Oak Street Bootmakers, and it's finally almost out. TJ from Independence should be able to snap some more photos (though his are natural chromexcel - we'll be releasing brown chromexcel instead)

 

Any chance we'll be able to custom order the natural? They are exactly what I've been looking for.

post #476 of 2986
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Originally Posted by OakStreetBootmakers View Post


These were born out of that quest for the perfect pair - literally. This is the boot that got me started on Oak Street Bootmakers, and it's finally almost out. TJ from Independence should be able to snap some more photos (though his are natural chromexcel - we'll be releasing brown chromexcel instead)

 

More photos please! Also, what soles are you going to offer on these? The pic looks like double leather... Any thoughts of a commando / dainite sole or one of the Vibram? 

post #477 of 2986

Keep it a straight leather sole like pictured above, looks perfect. No commando/vibram bs

post #478 of 2986
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Keep it a straight leather sole like pictured above, looks perfect. No commando/vibram bs

haha - keeping it super classic and rugged clean (does that make sense?) for the first season
post #479 of 2986
If I don`t already have my white`s SD. I`d be in for those. it looks sex!
post #480 of 2986
Will the boots be at Independence when they first launch, or online only?
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