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post #91 of 187
does anyone know what model these burgundy shell chukkas are? http://www.teamshoeseaport.com/Shell...2-catid45.html
post #92 of 187
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does anyone know what model these burgundy shell chukkas are?

http://www.teamshoeseaport.com/Shell...2-catid45.html
I was able to find this page on them: http://www.natoriya.jp/cgis/goodslis...ds_id=00000023

I'm not sure if those are same exact ones, because Team Shoe has two model numbers on their page. The jp says it's on the Barrie last.
post #93 of 187
Just basically the standard chukka with a crepe sole.
post #94 of 187
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Originally Posted by robin View Post
All of them are the same size (11.5 B/D). The longwings are on a different last though.

How do they fit?
post #95 of 187
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How do they fit?
Nearly perfect, but a little roomy in the toe box.
post #96 of 187
Probably a stupid question, but what's the big deal with crepe soles? Wouldn't the double soled shoes with a traction, topy-like cover be near as good? I'd particularly like to hear Tom from LS's opinion as they mention crepe soles for Winter/wet weather.
post #97 of 187
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Probably a stupid question, but what's the big deal with crepe soles? Wouldn't the double soled shoes with a traction, topy-like cover be near as good? I'd particularly like to hear Tom from LS's opinion as they mention crepe soles for Winter/wet weather.

I can't say that I have too much experience with crepe soles in winter conditions here in Hawaii where winter is 65 degrees, but I did wear my crepe sole Aldens when I visited the factory during a snowy few days and they were great.

Somebody else could probably give you some better first hand experience.
post #98 of 187
Crepe is softer, and for many people more comfortable. More cushion.

It's also simpler to make and has good traction. And lasts a long time, you can wear through the entire sole before having to repair it without damaging the rest of the shoe.
post #99 of 187
Can leather soles be replaced with crepe during re-crafting? Does crepe stay pliable in very cold weather, unlike Dainite?
post #100 of 187
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Crepe is softer, and for many people more comfortable. More cushion.

It's also simpler to make and has good traction. And lasts a long time, you can wear through the entire sole before having to repair it without damaging the rest of the shoe.

+1.

only downside is that it's really easy to get dirty.
post #101 of 187
And those combination crepe sole/leather toes that Alden likes look really cheap and crummy. IMHO.
post #102 of 187
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And those combination crepe sole/leather toes that Alden likes look really cheap and crummy. IMHO.

I agree, but if its a choice between having a crummy looking sole on a shoe or traction in wet conditions, I'll take traction.
post #103 of 187
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All of them are the same size (11.5 B/D). The longwings are on a different last though.
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How do they fit?
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Originally Posted by robin View Post
Nearly perfect, but a little roomy in the toe box.
Thanks. I wanted to know if they fit the same or if the longwings (Barrie) were noticeably larger. It sounds as if the difference is negligible though, huh?
post #104 of 187
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Thanks. I wanted to know if they fit the same or if the longwings (Barrie) were noticeably larger. It sounds as if the difference is negligible though, huh?
Mostly yes. I'll be ordering some more boots on the barrie last from Adam shortly as I've enjoyed how comfortable it is.
post #105 of 187
Got my cordo no8 chukka boots today courtesy of Tom Leathersoul!

GREAT boot....so much nicer in real life. And def size down ½ on the Barrie last
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