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^ Which black LWB are you going to purchase?  Standard 9751?  Just pulled the trigger on a pair myself.  I figured that I already own it in every color except #4, so why not.

My first black shell outside of the black PTB by BB.  

Probably the Alden of Carmel version on a commando sole.
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Cigar Captoes Bright and Early


What an incredible shade. I hope my cigars get there someday.
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Cigar Captoes Bright and Early


Very nice cigar captoes, sir. Are they Aberdeen...or Hampton?
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Very nice cigar captoes, sir. Are they Aberdeen...or Hampton?

I think the captoe bals are Hampton? That looks like a Hampton toe. I wish cigar was a common option for the perf captoes.
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Anyone ever have an issue with the top wall of the shoes rubbing against their ankle bones? It's only happening to my outside left ankle, but it's driving me crazy. I think once the shoe breaks in, the leather wil mold to that part of my foot. Just curious if it's happened to anyone else. I'm using a small pad to cushion my ankle until the leather molds to my foot a little better.
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Anyone ever have an issue with the top wall of the shoes rubbing against their ankle bones? It's only happening to my outside left ankle, but it's driving me crazy. I think once the shoe breaks in, the leather wil mold to that part of my foot. Just curious if it's happened to anyone else. I'm using a small pad to cushion my ankle until the leather molds to my foot a little better.

 

I've had that issue with new boots (just above the ankle though). After a couple days, it went away. I've never felt it in shoes, but it doesn't sound like an issue. Now, I would recommend not putting too much padding there, for fear of making the shoe mold to a foot larger than your own.

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Shoe maintenance question:

How often do you all require heel toplift replacements?

10 months in and it looks like my Indy boots are due for new heel caps.
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I've had that issue with new boots (just above the ankle though). After a couple days, it went away. I've never felt it in shoes, but it doesn't sound like an issue. Now, I would recommend not putting too much padding there, for fear of making the shoe mold to a foot larger than your own.

 



Thanks for the reply -- just wanted to make sure I'm not alone in initial discomfort. Boots have never been a problem for me and this is a first with this kind of shoe issue. Not too worried about it though. I'll use minimal padding for the first few days and then gut it out until they shape to my foot. No way I'm giving up on these LWB!!
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Shoe maintenance question:

How often do you all require heel toplift replacements?

10 months in and it looks like my Indy boots are due for new heel caps.

As needed...

 

Depends how often you wear the shoes, the way you walk, the surfaces you walk on.  No one answer in terms of length of time.

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Black Shell Plaza Semi-Brogues today.



-Mike
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Very nice cigar captoes, sir. Are they Aberdeen...or Hampton?

Hampton. A roomier last than Aberdeen IMO
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Hampton. A roomier last than Aberdeen IMO

Seconded.

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A little more Cigar... Decided to start the break-in process on my new Cigar LWBs. The Shell Cordovan is just absolutely exquisite on these shoes.


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Have a good night all!

-Mike
Wow, excellent combo mike. Lovely cigar.
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Anyone ever have an issue with the top wall of the shoes rubbing against their ankle bones? It's only happening to my outside left ankle, but it's driving me crazy. I think once the shoe breaks in, the leather wil mold to that part of my foot. Just curious if it's happened to anyone else. I'm using a small pad to cushion my ankle until the leather molds to my foot a little better.

I have had this happen with a couple of pair of Alden boots.  The spot where I am afflicted is the inside left ankle.  In each instance it has happened, it went away after a few wears.  That and loosening the lacing until break-in completed took care of the problem.  

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Originally Posted by thams View Post

Anyone ever have an issue with the top wall of the shoes rubbing against their ankle bones? It's only happening to my outside left ankle, but it's driving me crazy. I think once the shoe breaks in, the leather wil mold to that part of my foot. Just curious if it's happened to anyone else. I'm using a small pad to cushion my ankle until the leather molds to my foot a little better.

I had something similar on my Black Shell NST boots, the boot rubbed my left ankle raw and I put some second skin (http://tinyurl.com/l5aomhy) on the area to keep it from getting worse. After about a week the boots were as comfortable as any others, and once the skin healed all was well smile.gif Be patient.
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