Off to the shoe repair shop I go. Well, my wife is going to be having our second child Monday (or maybe sooner???) so it'll be next week before I can drop them off. I don't think I want to go through the hassle of sending them back to the shoe mart and then they having to send them back to Alden. I'd probably be without them for months. I know also that these boots are sold out so replacements are not an option. I wasn't looking at replacements anyway I just wanted to know what to do about it. What about the gold spot? Can anything be done?
For the gold or silver spot use a razor blade or knife edge on it. GENTLY scrape where the spot is, it will come off surprisingly easy. Any surface scuff that you make on the cordovan can be easily buffed out. I had a spot on a #8 NST that I used this trick and it worked great. BTW that's a great looking cigar Indy boot, wear them in health & congrats on your second little one. If it's a boy may I suggest Alden as a name.