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post #4141 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Johdus Fanfoozal View Post
A high-quality leather upper welted to a spongy white and often disgustingly dirty sole looks terrible.

the alden crepe has a grey tint to begin with, its not like pure white crepe...
post #4142 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mbrokerny View Post
the alden crepe has a grey tint to begin with, its not like pure white crepe...

Like everything here, it's a matter of personal taste.

My disdain for everything crepe is legendary.
post #4143 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Johdus Fanfoozal View Post
Like everything here, it's a matter of personal taste.

My disdain for everything crepe is legendary.

This won't change your mind, nor is it intended to, but this isn't exactly white.

Though it is spongy and, like any sole, often disgustingly dirty.
LL
post #4144 of 122416
Thread Starter 
love crepe sole
post #4145 of 122416
crepe soles are too comfortable to hate.
post #4146 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mbrokerny View Post
Im looking for an Indy Boot with the crepe sole, has anybody seen these? Closest ive found is the Roy boots from edit-Context

J Gilbert is doing a reverse chamois with the plantation crepe. I believe they're going to arrive in mid June. I'd call them.
post #4147 of 122416
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Originally Posted by bakatora View Post
crepe soles are too comfortable to hate.

+1 The plantation crepe sole is extremely comfy.
post #4148 of 122416
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post
J Gilbert is doing a reverse chamois with the plantation crepe. I believe they're going to arrive in mid June. I'd call them.
Where did you find this info, will they be like these LINK or Indy Boots?
post #4149 of 122416
The reverse chamois I am referring to are Indys. They took preorders several months ago- they were nice enough to change my order from reverse chamois to cigar just last week, so there is a spare 9E if you want it....
post #4150 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Dexter_ View Post
Took a quick snap of what arrived yesterday:


where are these on shoemart, i only see with the commando sole? they are beautiful Dexter.
post #4151 of 122416
Damn, without the speed hooks aren't those a pain to get into?
post #4152 of 122416
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Originally Posted by JD_May View Post
Damn, without the speed hooks aren't those a pain to get into?

I think the ease and usefulness of the speedhooks is over-rated on the indys. It's not much harder to get into them, and the few second trade-off is well worth it in terms of both looks and improved life of the laces. Also, I find the Alden speedhooks to feel kind of chintzy--they're not top-quality hardware. This becomes self-evident if you compare them to better speedhooks found on, say, a pair of vintage redwings.

Others, though, swear by the speedhooks. Fortunately, there are options for both camps.
post #4153 of 122416
Anyone know of a store in Vancouver or Toronto that stocks Alden Indy boots? And yes I know I can order through Leathersoul..... I need to know what size to wear!
post #4154 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mbrokerny View Post
where are these on shoemart, i only see with the commando sole? they are beautiful Dexter.

Its the same one w/commando sole.

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Originally Posted by JD_May View Post
Damn, without the speed hooks aren't those a pain to get into?

Nope.

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Originally Posted by Trapp View Post
Others, though, swear by the speedhooks. Fortunately, there are options for both camps.

Both works.
post #4155 of 122416
Both Alden's and some of the more dense white crepe soles (Church's, McNairy) are sweet. A good crepe sole shoe is can be very confortable and versatile.
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