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post #11206 of 23720
@leaves Any chance of the all doak shannon being restocked in a full run?
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Can any kudu owners comment on the leather properties?

How supple and comfortable is it compared to a suede, hatch, or highland grain? Does it take polish and cream like calf leather?
post #11208 of 23720
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

@leaves Any chance of the all doak shannon being restocked in a full run?

That version will not be restocked in the near future. However, we have another make-up of the Shannon boots coming in to our store this fall. Please see this link for more information:

http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/collections/current-gmtos-and-pre-orders/products/copy-of-pre-order-edward-green-shannon-coffee

 

For the Dark Oak version, only three pairs is needed for a stock pull order to EG to avoid the MTO surcharge.

post #11209 of 23720
^only three!!! Good deal thanks guys.
post #11210 of 23720
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Can any kudu owners comment on the leather properties?

How supple and comfortable is it compared to a suede, hatch, or highland grain? Does it take polish and cream like calf leather?

had a pr of alden indys in my hand earlier this am. Felt sturdy, this was a smooth finish. doesn't feel as "supple" initially as say calf leather, but def a strong feeling leather.

sorry but no ownership experience. Might be totally different finish than the ones I have seen posted here the last couple days which has been getting a lot of traction.

post #11211 of 23720
Totally different leather. Alden's kudu is not actually kudu at all
post #11212 of 23720

^^^ Correct.

post #11213 of 23720
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Totally different leather. Alden's kudu is not actually kudu at all

ahh, good to know.

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ahh, good to know.

turns out it's calf:fonz: and kudu is the process ARRHGH!

why the same nomenclature?

post #11215 of 23720
^ Shameless marketing on Alden's part?
post #11216 of 23720
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^ Shameless marketing on Alden's part?


that is my thought. 

 

I have only seen a few shoemakers use real Kudu. There even is a sneaker brand in Australia called Feit, who started out by making some casual shoes in real Kudu. They even explained the animal so people would know that they were legit. 

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^ Shameless marketing on Alden's part?

Could be wrong but I think Horween calls it kudu.  No idea why.  

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Could be wrong but I think Horween calls it kudu.  No idea why.  

yes they do...

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Could be wrong but I think Horween calls it kudu.  No idea why.  

 

 

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yes they do...


I've seen that too and I was wondering why. You can tell by looking at it that it can't be Kudu.

post #11220 of 23720
Misleading nomenclature aside, I will say that Alden "kudu" is some seriously tough, resilient, hard-wearing material. I wouldn't call it beautiful, but if you want a pair of shoes or boots to beat on hard, it's a good choice.
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