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Flex welt sole is nothing at all like the neocork sole.
It's an oiled single leather sole (although I think there's a double sole version).
It's rather soft and flexible as you may guess. Same sole is on the unlined chukkas.

Is it rigid enough to put a topy on with any success? I'm a notorious toe dragger so if it doesn't have the durability of the neocork sole I may be hosed
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Flex welt sole is nothing at all like the neocork sole.
It's an oiled single leather sole (although I think there's a double sole version).
It's rather soft and flexible as you may guess. Same sole is on the unlined chukkas.

Is it rigid enough to put a topy on with any success? I'm a notorious toe dragger so if it doesn't have the durability of the neocork sole I may be hosed

I guess since it's more or less like a single leather sole.
I just wonder how well it'll adhere since the sole is oiled. It does seem to be more durable than a regular leather sole though.
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OK, Ravello Tuesday was a great success, tomorrow please post your #8 cordovan photos, in honor of March 8. #8 on the 8th!
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Anyone know if Alden makes a shoe like this in shell?:

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That was custom made by AE ( http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/avoidable-contact-when-it-comes-to-the-options-some-people-have-no-standards/?print=1 )

What does it look like? Color 8 and Whiskey?
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Originally Posted by rennavate View Post

Nice! I have a pair of the Leffot x Alden Day Trippers reserved for their next order in fall/winter, but as much as I want them right! nao! I'm good if their delivery slips to next year. Patience is a virtue or something, right? I need to convince myself not to buy a pair of black Indys in the meantime...

I have 4 Aldens on pre-order right now. I really need to stop buying and just wait it out for my shoes to arrive....either that or I need to go into a store and buy a pair that I can actually wear!
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Originally Posted by furo View Post

"A lot less?" ... by how much?

I think I paid $665 total. So it's not really a ton of money, but it is significantly less than you would find for a Ravello boot anywhere else now, especially after you factor in tax and shipping.
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Thanks Uncle Mac- they had a great start (wink) and hopefully have many more years to darken gracefully.
And welcome back- we're always happy to see your great shoes (and argyles)

thank you
keep the tradition going
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There shouldn't be any tax if you're ordering from a specialty store out of state... which is what most probably do

$665 isn't bad though... color #8 is around $615 and ravello avg is probably $715
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

I guess since it's more or less like a single leather sole.
I just wonder how well it'll adhere since the sole is oiled. It does seem to be more durable than a regular leather sole though.

Interesting. I'll probably send a note to Leffot to get their opinion as well. The way I walk will chew through a single leather sole in no time (at least the tip of the toe portions) if not topy'd
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Hello everyone.

Very happy with my new purchase - Alden Color 8 PTB

Here's a pic with the PTBs side by side with my LongWings.

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cigar nst
argyles otc
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can someone explain why everyone calls mcarthur 'uncle' and how its not creepy frown.gif

Here in Australia, calling someone "Uncle" who is actually not related to you is a term of endearment. On the other hand, you could get into trouble over here if you were called "Randy". Horses for courses I guess.
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ravello and argyles look good

Thank you, 'er Mac
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After months of fawning over this thread, I'm going to the Alden of D.C. store tomorrow. Hopefully I will join you gentlemen. Looking to pick up a pair of #8 wing tip boots. 

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After months of fawning over this thread, I'm going to the Alden of D.C. store tomorrow. Hopefully I will join you gentlemen. Looking to pick up a pair of #8 wing tip boots. 

What shoes are you going to wear to the store? biggrin.gif
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What shoes are you going to wear to the store? biggrin.gif


Oh no, hadn't considered this. What should I do?

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