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PTB in modified last from Shoe Mart...debating whether to keep or not.

I dig these. The natty cxl will darken with age. If you put some Reno or Obenauf's on, they'll darken now.

Love the modified last.
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Any idea where to get a perforated cap toe like above in black?

post #22338 of 122416
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Originally Posted by wesmamyke View Post

Any idea where to get a perforated cap toe like above in black?



Oddly enough, Alden has a black perf cap toe trubalance boot on their website, but I've never seen it for sale.

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Hey guys,

I just picked up my 2nd pair of Aldens yesterday, this time at the Alden Shop on Madison in Manhattan. My first pair were the JCrew cordovan captoe boots (purchased a little over a year ago), and this time something a bit more casual and weather friendly, the 403 Indy boots.

On my captoes, I had them topy'ed and had a heel plate/tap installed since I tend to wear my left heel unevenly and I was also looking to protect the sole from quick wear on NYC streets. So far so good with those.

Is it silly to put a topy on the standard non-leather sole of the 403 to avoid having to resole down the line? Also, is it silly to put a vinyl heel plate on the rubber heel of these boots? If not, can most cobblers source the asymmetrical Foot Balance Alden heel when it comes time to replace the heel on these boots? I understand the soles on these boots wear pretty well and if it makes the most sense to just keep them bare and send them in to Alden for recrafting one day, that's fine. However, a heel will probably be replaced one or two times between soles, so have you all had trouble getting the proper heel installed?

Thanks!
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Noticed today that the pics on the Leffot site show their Color 8 with antique edge trim having a storm welt (right?), but the pair I received from them indeed has a flat welt.
Odd? I think I prefer the storm welt... Hmmm...
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It seems a lot of you guys are mistakenly calling this welt a storm welt. this is (in Alden terms, at least) the reverse welt. you can tell a reverse welt by the two visible rows of stitches and the exposed edge of leather where it meets the sides of the upper part of the shoe. you can stick your fingernail under the edge of the reverse welt at that edge.

Alden's storm welt is commonly seen on stock Indy boots (405, 403, & 401). It has one row of visible stitching and a sort of bump at the edge where it meets the uppers. I've been working with Alden details for a couple of years now so you can take my word for it.

There are 3 Alden welts that I know of (all are Goodyear welts): Flat or Regular, Reverse, and Storm. Any of these will be either all-around or 3/4 which is sometimes called a 270 degree welt. The 3/4 welt has what's called a close heel. Not "closed" heel as I sometimes hear it. Any welt can be found with a dark stain, an antiqued finish, or natural (no stain). The welt can also be extended, which makes the welt stick out a little further from the edge of the shoe and there can also be a stitch separator technique applied which runs a series of grooves around the welt in between each stitch that emphasizes the look of the stitching.

class dismissed
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^ Awesome. Thank you!
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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post


I dig these. The natty cxl will darken with age. If you put some Reno or Obenauf's on, they'll darken now.
Love the modified last.


I dig them, too, though I much prefer them after they darken a bit.

 

An overcast day in NY -- perfect for the Kudu LWB.

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Originally Posted by jasonfoote303 View Post

It seems a lot of you guys are mistakenly calling this welt a storm welt. this is (in Alden terms, at least) the reverse welt. you can tell a reverse welt by the two visible rows of stitches and the exposed edge of leather where it meets the sides of the upper part of the shoe. you can stick your fingernail under the edge of the reverse welt at that edge.
Alden's storm welt is commonly seen on stock Indy boots (405, 403, & 401). It has one row of visible stitching and a sort of bump at the edge where it meets the uppers. I've been working with Alden details for a couple of years now so you can take my word for it.
There are 3 Alden welts that I know of (all are Goodyear welts): Flat or Regular, Reverse, and Storm. Any of these will be either all-around or 3/4 which is sometimes called a 270 degree welt. The 3/4 welt has what's called a close heel. Not "closed" heel as I sometimes hear it. Any welt can be found with a dark stain, an antiqued finish, or natural (no stain). The welt can also be extended, which makes the welt stick out a little further from the edge of the shoe and there can also be a stitch separator technique applied which runs a series of grooves around the welt in between each stitch that emphasizes the look of the stitching.
class dismissed

Good to know. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by b-ill View Post

Picked these up on my way home today at The Shoe Mart - dark brown longwing w/ crepe sole.
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http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens_long_wing_dark_brown_smooth/pvc-ald-mxsdlw-97720_ald_m_long_wing.html

Nice. Chromexcel? Shoemart doesn't provide much detail online.
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I've been following this thread for a while but now that I'll be getting a pair of Ravello plain toe boots I just have a few questions (pardon my ignorance I'm a SW&D guy):

1. Does it matter what horsehair brush I get? Or anything works?
2. What paste works best on Ravello?
3. Mac break-in is three wears on carpet for an hour each on separate days right?
4. Any other materials I need?

I'll probably have a few more questions about creases and stuff in a few weeks but so excited!!!
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Originally Posted by zissou View Post


Whiskey is nice, but I would say the #8 captoe is more versatile. I would say that #8 and cigar are the most versatile colors.
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Looks great!  Can't wait for my replacement pair to arrive.  

 

 

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For those of you that use insoles....

What brand/type do you recommend?

I was checking out Superfeet but unsure on which pair to get.
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For those of you that use insoles....
What brand/type do you recommend?
I was checking out Superfeet but unsure on which pair to get.

I like these Spenco Proform's:

http://www.amazon.com/Spenco-Polysorb-Proform-Womens-11-12/dp/B004ZIUPGM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327740163&sr=8-1

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And the Profoot Aero 3's:

http://www.amazon.com/Profoot-Care-Aero-3-ounces-Boxes/dp/B001F0R5ZW/ref=sr_1_2?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1327740313&sr=1-2
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

I've been following this thread for a while but now that I'll be getting a pair of Ravello plain toe boots I just have a few questions (pardon my ignorance I'm a SW&D guy):
1. Does it matter what horsehair brush I get? Or anything works?
2. What paste works best on Ravello?
3. Mac break-in is three wears on carpet for an hour each on separate days right?
4. Any other materials I need?
I'll probably have a few more questions about creases and stuff in a few weeks but so excited!!!

1) Any brand works, get a large brush
2) Kiwi mid-tan paste wax for ravello
4) Saphir Reno
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Originally Posted by wesmamyke View Post

Any idea where to get a perforated cap toe like above in black?

Moulded Shoe in New York City.
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