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post #1966 of 2288
Cuban heel is essentially something you'd normally come across on cowboy boots, correct?

Or am I totally off ha?
post #1967 of 2288
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

Cuban heel is essentially something you'd normally come across on cowboy boots, correct?

Or am I totally off ha?

Sorry, I'm not quite sure what is normally found on cowboy boots, but a cuban heel is one where there is a gentle taper in the heel from top to bottom when viewed from the back.
In other words, the part of the heel closest to the uppers, is wider than the part of the heel closest the ground.
It normally implies that the maker has not resorted to using a pre-stacked heel and just slapping it on.
It is a feature that can also be found on dress shoes. Normally the "higher end" ones.
post #1968 of 2288
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Originally Posted by ThunderMarch View Post

Sorry, I'm not quite sure what is normally found on cowboy boots, but a cuban heel is one where there is a gentle taper in the heel from top to bottom when viewed from the back.
In other words, the part of the heel closest to the uppers, is wider than the part of the heel closest the ground.
It normally implies that the maker has not resorted to using a pre-stacked heel and just slapping it on.
It is a feature that can also be found on dress shoes. Normally the "higher end" ones.

Something along the lines of this (sorry for the non AM photo)? Would be curious to see some heel shots if you don't mind.



Note: this in no way is meant to equate quality. These are very decent boots, but AM is certainly another stratosphere of quality.
post #1969 of 2288
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post


Something along the lines of this (sorry for the non AM photo)? Would be curious to see some heel shots if you don't mind.



Note: this in no way is meant to equate quality. These are very decent boots, but AM is certainly another stratosphere of quality.

 

Yes, that's what I mean. 

Will take some pictures of the heel when I'm back home from work. 

post #1970 of 2288
Feels like I'm going to need a pair of these. So many options though.
post #1971 of 2288

For those that have ordered from Antonio, where can one find photos of available leathers, lasts, and models for MTO orders? 

post #1972 of 2288
post #1973 of 2288
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Originally Posted by ThunderMarch View Post

Sorry, I'm not quite sure what is normally found on cowboy boots, but a cuban heel is one where there is a gentle taper in the heel from top to bottom when viewed from the back.
In other words, the part of the heel closest to the uppers, is wider than the part of the heel closest the ground.
It normally implies that the maker has not resorted to using a pre-stacked heel and just slapping it on.
It is a feature that can also be found on dress shoes. Normally the "higher end" ones.

That's not quite true. Cuban heels and "military " heels are heels that are cut concave on all vertical surfaces. Yes, there is usually a definite taper from top to bottom but the sides are not flat. This was a popular heel on men's boots in the 19th century. Esp. in the US.

Military heels are / were essentially the same thing but lower and often not tapered.

PS...that flat tapered heel is simply a "tapered" heel or sometimes a "cowboy" heel because it is so prevalent on modern cowboy boots.

PPS...tapering a heel is often seen as aesthetic--an embellishment--but just as often there is a functional purpose behind the madness. It reduces the weight of a stacked leather heel. This is esp. important the higher the heel.






edited for punctuation and clarity
Edited by DWFII - 4/23/16 at 6:48am
post #1974 of 2288
Thanks @DWFII, for your clarification regarding proper terminology.
post #1975 of 2288
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Originally Posted by PSNY View Post
 

For those that have ordered from Antonio, where can one find photos of available leathers, lasts, and models for MTO orders? 

 

Email him directly and he'll send you pictures of everything you need.

 

a.dam.calzoleria@gmail.com

post #1976 of 2288


Agreed, I had to get rid of 6 pairs of other brands after receiving the test shoes!

post #1977 of 2288
After emailing Antonio and discussing his prices, I'm convinced his price:value ratio is beyond anyone else. Will be ordering very soon.
post #1978 of 2288
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Originally Posted by rbhan12 View Post

After emailing Antonio and discussing his prices, I'm convinced his price:value ratio is beyond anyone else. Will be ordering very soon.

I think you've made a pretty excellent choice.
post #1979 of 2288
Here are pictures of the heels of my test shoes as promised.
As well as some proper photos of my Aurum shoes.
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post #1980 of 2288
Has anyone needed to have their Antonio Shoes Resoled? I wonder what the plan is for that for most afficionados. I can't imagine a cobbler exists who wouldn't butcher the beauty of Antonio's footwear trying to do a resole.
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