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post #826 of 1935
^^ Better hurry while they are still on sale!!!
post #827 of 1935
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

^^ Better hurry while they are still on sale!!!

I know! Allison gave me 'til end of day to get my order in.

 

I was thinking:

 

Upper: Walnut Calf

Stitching: Chili

Welt: Chili Flat

Edging: Chili

Insole: Leather w/purple sock liner

Outsole: V-Tread

Heel: Dovetail Split

post #828 of 1935
Honestly it would be hard to go wrong with walnut or merlot, but I feel merlot would be way more versatile. If that is what you are going for...
post #829 of 1935
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

I definitely want to see those natties.

I'll make sure to post pics just for ya haha.
post #830 of 1935
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Originally Posted by watchidiot View Post
 

Thanks Kahuna75 for the input. For the really looong walks, Ill probably wear my white leather jack purcells. But since I shouldn't wear the same shoe on consecutive days, I would like another comfortable walking shoe that hopefully looks nice as well (yes, the voyager is out based on that criteria). I'd like to look reasonably nice when I walk into shops for a bit of shopping.

 

I agree with the banchory, they use the same leather as the chukkamok and they are indeed buttery soft. I dont think the v-tread tap sole it uses will be the right sole for walking though as its still heavy when compared to rubber soles. Thanks for the idea of going unlined for more comfort.

 

For the nice dinners, I will probably wear the Strands or EC.

I realize this is an AE thread, but I would suggest you consider looking into Rancourt's offerings for your purpose.  Their lactae hevea crepe soles are very comfortable.  They have a made to custom program that basically gives you endless choices.  Just another option.   

post #831 of 1935
I've got an old pair of Haydens, chocolate suede moc-toe chukkas with crepe soles that are incredibly comfortable for walking and standing in.
post #832 of 1935
Can somebody explain to me the differene between heather grain and scotch grain?

Is one leather superior to the other?
post #833 of 1935
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Originally Posted by green garden View Post
 

I realize this is an AE thread, but I would suggest you consider looking into Rancourt's offerings for your purpose.  Their lactae hevea crepe soles are very comfortable.  They have a made to custom program that basically gives you endless choices.  Just another option.   

Thanks, Ive been looking at some of their mocs as a possible option.

post #834 of 1935
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Originally Posted by watchidiot View PostI'd like to have a more versatile shoe with a forgiving sole that I can wear with jeans, chinos and cords.

 

Three words: Plantation Crepe Sole.  Feels like walking on a cloud.

 

I just returned from two weeks in Sicily/Malta/Rome and my AE Mojaves (unlined suede chukka, sadly discontinued but probably available on the 'Bay) were my workhorse sightseeing shoe.

 

Single leather sole + cobblestone = discomfort.

post #835 of 1935
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Originally Posted by NickCarraway View Post
 

 

Three words: Plantation Crepe Sole.  Feels like walking on a cloud.

 

I just returned from two weeks in Sicily/Malta/Rome and my AE Mojaves (unlined suede chukka, sadly discontinued but probably available on the 'Bay) were my workhorse sightseeing shoe.

 

Single leather sole + cobblestone = discomfort.

Thanks for the recommendation. There is a Mojave in dark brown suede still available online for clearance ($147) in my size. I do have the Amoks though so Im hesitating on pulling the trigger as I'm concerned it will take the same space in my regular rotation. But yeah I can imagine walking with those all day long.

post #836 of 1935
Just ordered an MTO.

Black Heather Grain (is this the same as black pebble grain or is this football leather?)
Tone on tone upper stitching
Copper Eyelets
Blue linning leather
Split reverse natural welt
Tan ink
V-tread

Hope this goes well!
post #837 of 1935
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

Just ordered an MTO.

Black Heather Grain (is this the same as black pebble grain or is this football leather?)
Tone on tone upper stitching
Copper Eyelets
Blue linning leather
Split reverse natural welt
Tan ink
V-tread

Hope this goes well!
What's the shoe? Suspense...
post #838 of 1935
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Originally Posted by watchidiot View Post



What's the shoe? Suspense...

 




Oops....

It's a black McAllister in texture leather.
post #839 of 1935
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

Just ordered an MTO.

Black Heather Grain (is this the same as black pebble grain or is this football leather?)
isn't this something to find out before ordering? I don't believe its pebble grain since AE just calls it grain leather.
post #840 of 1935
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

Just ordered an MTO.

Black Heather Grain (is this the same as black pebble grain or is this football leather?)
isn't this something to find out before ordering? I don't believe its pebble grain since AE just calls it grain leather.

 

BTW, just for fun this morning I was playing around with the customizer on AE's website - and I noticed that it still lists "grain calf" and even "alpine grain" as options (at least for the MacNeil).  Perhaps they just haven't updated the customizer in a while?

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