just a more general question ... for those of you who have cordovan indys:
I have a pair of no8 indys and while i dont treat them like a pair of work boots, i wouldnt say i baby them in any way. I just choose not to wear them certain days depending on what I'm doing.
Originally Posted by edubs01
Is the color of the new 405 different than the brown chromexcel?
The 405 is adding 2 styles (403 and 404) one of which is made in brown chromexcel same as the leather soul ultimate indy and the jcrew indy. The 404 is brown kudu, and it seems all will have leather linings.
Double Waterloc - The double oiled leather sole on this boot is supposed to enhance durability in the wet, however I'm not sure how effective this really is in practise. The oiled sole gives greater traction overall, compared to a regular leather sole, but it is also softer and appears to wear down alot easier too. Does anyone have any experience with Alden's Double Waterloc Sole?
To answer a question that was easked earlier, The ShoeMart Chromexcel for $450 is made with a much nicer leather lining, think LS UI. The 403 has a cheaper leather lining. The 403 leather lining reminds me of lambskin--some sort of thin,soft leather. I must note that I am specualting about the 403 as I have not received mine yet. The specualtion is based on the standard 405 that I received recently from The ShoeMart that was leather lined. There may be other upgrades that I didn't notice.