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Did the color of these shoes lighten over time?  It looks almost ravello-ish.  The ones I've been eyeing are much darker.  I like yours much more!

Thank you, AldenLuver. It's hard to answer your question about the lightening 'cause i bought them used at Ebay. Maybe you remember the guy who offered more than a dozen of Alden Shells (most on Aberdeen) and half a dozen of Lobb and E. Green shoes apprx. 4 weeks ago. Except the RL Marlow all of them were 1/2 size to small for me. So these Marlow in the right size showed up in mint condition with very very minor signs of wear. Thats why i guess the colour of the shell is just right out of the box.

cheerio
Joachim

PS pics were made without flash


 

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Old vs new (with flash).
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Are both shell?  I like the old one to the left better.  Thanks for the pics!

 

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@PhiPsi32. Thanks for your thoughtful reply.
I also very much like the natural cxl and really hope to be keeping these boots. I'm not in any hurry to replace them, but was just wondering what others experience has been with this issue.
You said that you are "not sure about the creasing in the heel". Are you not experiencing that much creasing? Are you unsure whether this is a problem?
Highly envious of your opportunity to try on so many different sizes. Hopefully I will have the chance somewhere along the line to visit an actual store with actual shoes in my size.
I have a friend coming to visit in a few weeks and I was thinking of asking them to bring these with them in an 11.5c.

I realize that the shell and cxl are very different leathers. My question was more about whether the less stretch of the shell would perhaps make the 11.5 d more my size.
But, I think for now I will just stick with the boots I have and stock up on some thicker socks. Although, it seems rather counter-productive to be buying (and wearing) thick socks as we move into spring-summer!
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No, my boots don't crease in the heel/counter area.  The counters are actually pretty stiff and sturdy.  If you're not careful, you can crush the them pulling on the boots.  Open up the laces and use a shoe horn.  If you've been doing that, I don't know what to tell you.

Kashiwa - Do you use a shoe horn? I have the Brown CXL Pitt boot from Leather Soul and here is a picture from behind:

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BTW, if anyone is interested I'm selling them. For more details click on the link in my signature?
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Anyone?

I have worked with Rafael in the store and I give him very high marks for professionalism, knowledge and patience in finding the right fit on the modified last.  I followed up by email once or twice with questions and, again, he was very helpful and prompt in responding. 
 

 

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Did the color of these shoes lighten over time? It looks almost ravello-ish. The ones I've been eyeing are much darker. I like yours much more!


Thank you, AldenLuver. It's hard to answer your question about the lightening 'cause i bought them used at Ebay. Maybe you remember the guy who offered more than a dozen of Alden Shells (most on Aberdeen) and half a dozen of Lobb and E. Green shoes apprx. 4 weeks ago. Except the RL Marlow all of them were 1/2 size to small for me. So these Marlow in the right size showed up in mint condition with very very minor signs of wear. Thats why i guess the colour of the shell is just right out of the box.


cheerio

Joachim


PS pics were made without flash


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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Old vs new (with flash).
marlow2.jpg


Are both shell?  I like the old one to the left better.  Thanks for the pics!

They're both shell Marlows.
The one on the left is a few years old and the one on the right is brand new.
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No, my boots don't crease in the heel/counter area.  The counters are actually pretty stiff and sturdy.  If you're not careful, you can crush the them pulling on the boots.  Open up the laces and use a shoe horn.  If you've been doing that, I don't know what to tell you.

are your boots lined or unlined?
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My boots are lined, yes.

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Just got my LHSs resoled at B.Nelson courtesy of Nick V: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Great minds think alike..

Red Dainite on LS Ultimate Jumpers.
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^ these look great. I foresee red dainite in my future. Same as yesterday:

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Can't get enough of this Ravello. It's damn near perfect!
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No, my boots don't crease in the heel/counter area.  The counters are actually pretty stiff and sturdy.  If you're not careful, you can crush the them pulling on the boots.  Open up the laces and use a shoe horn.  If you've been doing that, I don't know what to tell you.

 



That would be my best guess from his pictures. If you can't get your boots on without stepping on the back you'll need a shoe horn. I have a pair of CXL indys and a CXL NST Tanker from LS, they both are a bit big on me but I have a light smooth roll, in stead of creases. Also, since they are a tad big, I'll usually wear thicker wool socks or an insole or both.

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Hi gang.

Long time lurker here. Love the forum, brings me a tremendous amount of joy everyday, I've learned a great deal from you all. Here are some glamour shots of my  color #8 2 eye chukkas that I got from LSBH. Rather plebeian, but the #8 chukka doesn't get enough love IMO. They bring me joy each and every day. Civilianaire dark indigo in the first pic, and Civilianaire Black canvas in the other two.

CHEERS

 

 

 

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My CXL Indys also lace up almost completely closed over the instep and on one foot they actually do close above the ankle. It doesn't cause any problems that I can see. I'm actually always amazed by how far apart the quarters on most people's shoes are here. I always though I had a pretty high instep but perhaps that is not so.

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Just got my LHSs resoled at B.Nelson courtesy of Nick V: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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9862.jpg


Great minds think alike..

Red Dainite on LS Ultimate Jumpers.
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That is a great example of an aftermarket adjustment that integrates perfectly with the boot. The orange and reddish hues look perfect with the danite brick red color. Nicely done.
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Thanks for all of the helpful replies.

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No, my boots don't crease in the heel/counter area.  The counters are actually pretty stiff and sturdy.  If you're not careful, you can crush the them pulling on the boots.  Open up the laces and use a shoe horn.  If you've been doing that, I don't know what to tell you.

I have not been using a shoehorn. However, I have been fully opening the laces and been very careful to make sure that my foot enters the boot in such a way that there is little friction between the back of my heel and the back of the boot. I'll pick up a shoehorn and use it, but I don't think there has been enough friction there to "crush" the boots.

Perhaps the photo I posted earlier was a bit misleading, since my foot was in the boot and turned at a bit of an angle to take the pic.

Here are some more. Not as smooth a "roll" as Lagsun above, but maybe this is nothing to worry about?

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Thanks for all of the helpful replies.
I have not been using a shoehorn. However, I have been fully opening the laces and been very careful to make sure that my foot enters the boot in such a way that there is little friction between the back of my heel and the back of the boot. I'll pick up a shoehorn and use it, but I don't think there has been enough friction there to "crush" the boots.
Perhaps the photo I posted earlier was a bit misleading, since my foot was in the boot and turned at a bit of an angle to take the pic.
Here are some more. Not as smooth a "roll" as Lagsun above, but maybe this is nothing to worry about? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Looks pretty normal to me. How do you store them?
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Looks pretty normal to me. How do you store them?

I have shoe trees in them, and they sit in my "genkan" (the little tiled entryway to a Japanese house).
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