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Based on extremely minimal sanding that my local guy will do (only enough to get the adhesive to stick), I think the only way the balance of the shoe would feel right to me is if however much was added to the half sole was also added to the heel.

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^^^ F**g Awesome , I 've never tried the Hampton last but looking at your Gap looks like the Hampton has a high instep!!


IMO Hampton is a great fitting last, it's the better fit Aberdeen for me

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Anybody know where I can purchase a pair of Dovers with antique welt? Is this a stock item? 

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I believe that Brick + Mortar is doing a run in the near future.....

Yenni just emailed me last night to let me know that she received confirmation on a #8 Dover with antique. Details...

- #8 shell
- unlined
- Barrie last
- single waterloc sole
- 360 degree flat welt
- antique welt/mid tan edge

She estimates delivery to be six months out. She is accepting deposits.




I have nothing to gain by posting this except the satisfaction of passing on the info to those who would want it.
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IMO Hampton is a great fitting last, it's the better fit Aberdeen for me

This is my first pair on Hampton and so far the fit is superb.

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Leffot #8 LWBs and a small stick
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AOM Cigar SWB on Hampton

Dear donl,
Amazing work.
Thanks
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Leffot #8 LWBs and a small stick

Dude, that small stick looks awesome! 

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Dude, that small stick looks awesome! 
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Dude, that small stick looks awesome! 


small stick and two stones... :bigstar:

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Yenni just emailed me last night to let me know that she received confirmation on a #8 Dover with antique. Details...

- #8 shell
- unlined
- Barrie last
- single waterloc sole
- 360 degree flat welt
- antique welt/mid tan edge

She estimates delivery to be six months out. She is accepting deposits.




I have nothing to gain by posting this except the satisfaction of passing on the info to those who would want it.

Curious, how does an unlined Dover color #8 handle creasing (in this case rolls)? I have the Dover's in cxl and it's nothing but creases.

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Leffot #8 LWBs and a small stick

Goddamn... love Color 8 w/ Antique edge.
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Based on extremely minimal sanding that my local guy will do (only enough to get the adhesive to stick), I think the only way the balance of the shoe would feel right to me is if however much was added to the half sole was also added to the heel.

You may be overthinking this due to the price of your boots. Adding anything to the bottom of a shoe will change the balance compared to how it comes from the factory. You are going to do more damage having a cobbler sand down the soles to account for a topy. You won't notice a difference with your cobbler's traditional method, which is the same as all other cobblers. If you don't want to change the stance but are set on a non-leather sole then find a cobbler to change out the sole for commando, danite, or other.

I've gone down the wormhole of worrying about minute shoe details before and always look back and laugh.
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What good are Aldens if you can't experience all 5 senses with them?

In a PG way of course. Maybe PG-13 for certain exotics.

Agree that the smell of the chamois is very strong at first. I like the smell but my wife almost made me hang them out a window.
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Ravello Thursday
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You may be overthinking this due to the price of your boots. Adding anything to the bottom of a shoe will change the balance compared to how it comes from the factory. You are going to do more damage having a cobbler sand down the soles to account for a topy. You won't notice a difference with your cobbler's traditional method, which is the same as all other cobblers. If you don't want to change the stance but are set on a non-leather sole then find a cobbler to change out the sole for commando, danite, or other.

I've gone down the wormhole of worrying about minute shoe details before and always look back and laugh.

 

Yes, exactly--this is why I'm considering just wearing them as is and getting Aram from http://www.ahoneshoes.com to do a Dainite conversion on them when the current double-leather soles need to be replaced.

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