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I was looking for the perfect boot to trek the Andes but also climb on the Orient Express Hiram Bingham train and walk into good restaurants and hotels. Tried a pair of Russells but they were too clunky. Didn't feel my Todd's boots had enough ankle support or were waterproof. Tried some new generation Palladiums and found the fit loose and the support non-existent (though the soles were nice and sticky)--also a little too casual. Didn't want to wear any of my shell boots in the rain due to past welting issues. Finally settled on a pair of the chromexcel Hawaiian Tankers with the commando soles. Put 4 coats of Obenauf's LP on them and broke them in lightly before the trip. Happy to report that they held up magnificently on the Inka trail, up and down Macchu Picchu and Huayna Picchu, took a complete soaking, gripped on slippery rocks and steep muddy trails, washed off nicely and polished up well after innumerable deep scuffs. Great, great boots. Highly recommended. Think they actually performed better than many of the trail shoes/light hikers most people were wearing (actually saw a guy on the mountain flapping along with total sole glue failure on a pair of Salomons). And maybe they looked a little better too. Hiram would've been proud. Thanks Alden, Obenauf and Leather Soul.
post #7022 of 122416
^ great boots and setting. My locale is less exotic (the office) for my Leather Soul 2-tone saddles:
post #7023 of 122416
^Absolutely fantastic!!!!
post #7024 of 122416
would anyone know if the jcrew 20% off still works with alden as of right now?
post #7025 of 122416
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So your defect was different than what my pictures show?

I just dropped off my beefrolls at the post office - they are in transit to Blackbird and then Alden.

Yeah. I just went to the shop where I ordered my shoes from and was told that it's normal for that to happen. Because the leather is still stiff and the way they are sewn together, the bending will cause the top part to separate. I just hope the stitch doesn't bust.
post #7026 of 122416
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post #7027 of 122416
Nice dport86, thanks for posting. Wouldn't have thought of Aldens for hiking.
post #7028 of 122416
I have a question concerning cleaning and maintainence for my Ultimate Kudu Indys. Since the leather is heavily oiled, is it still okay to use the MAC method to clean them? What should I use as far as paste or wax goes?
post #7029 of 122416
Honestly, I wouldn't do anything to the Kudu UIs. If anything, some oil or cream once in a while but I don't think it's needed for that leather.
post #7030 of 122416
Does anyone know any other online retailers that sell the Suede Summer Oxford in Chocolate? I can only seem to find it on Blackbird, but they only have 8.5D in stock.
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Nice pics. What are the socks?
post #7032 of 122416
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Does anyone know any other online retailers that sell the Suede Summer Oxford in Chocolate? I can only seem to find it on Blackbird, but they only have 8.5D in stock.

Try the Alden SF store.
post #7033 of 122416
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Originally Posted by shoreman1782 View Post
Nice pics. What are the socks?

Older RL made in England wool. Pantherella-made?
post #7034 of 122416
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I have a question concerning cleaning and maintainence for my Ultimate Kudu Indys. Since the leather is heavily oiled, is it still okay to use the MAC method to clean them? What should I use as far as paste or wax goes?
I think I got the recomendation from Alden of Carmel; occasional application of Neat's foot oil.
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color 8 wt boot
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