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post #74206 of 122416
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Originally Posted by AldenKappa View Post
 

Two Questions:

1) Is the edging for this shoe brown cxl PTB http://www.aldenshop.com/Store/DrawProducts.aspx?CategoryID=167&ParentID=4&PageID=&Action= from alden SF, the same as the brown cxl from harrison limited.

 

2) It's bonus time and I was about to pull the trigger on the #8 LWB..... after reading the recent posts about uneven broguing, should I expect a problem?  I had already resigned myself that I want secure the cigar gunboats in this century.

 

if you're sticking with the stock model, you'll atleast have an easier chance exchanging if need be, just work with a good retailer

post #74207 of 122416
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Originally Posted by AldenKappa View Post
 

Two Questions:

1) Is the edging for this shoe brown cxl PTB http://www.aldenshop.com/Store/DrawProducts.aspx?CategoryID=167&ParentID=4&PageID=&Action= from alden SF, the same as the brown cxl from harrison limited.

 

2) It's bonus time and I was about to pull the trigger on the #8 LWB..... after reading the recent posts about uneven broguing, should I expect a problem?  I had already resigned myself that I want secure the cigar gunboats in this century.

Hard to say about #1. I think so, but perhaps someone who has the actual cxl ptb from either retailer can comment further.

 

Regarding question #2, I would not worry about the color 8 LWB. It is a stock model, so even if you run into a significant issue with one pair, it is widely available such that you can get a proper replacement from a variety of sources if not the retailer you begin with. The shoe is a versatile classic, indeed a must-own imho.

 

Congrats on the bonus!

post #74208 of 122416
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Originally Posted by coolarrow View Post

Re. the oil infused soles. I'm having sliding issues in the wake of these slush/salty conditions. Thus, this will be the last pair of Aldens that I'll get with that sole. Avoid gentlemen.  Can't wait to get those soles off.

You should have real boots for this weather. The waterlock soles provide good traction when broken in, just like all leather soles.
post #74209 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Vicious49 View Post

If I understand this correctly, the bottom of the flex and water lock sole will look the same? Thanks for explaining the difference between the two by the way. I didn't realize that's what separates the two.

So on the waterlock sole will it be oil infused throughout the entirety of the sole? Also, regarding the flex and waterlock soles, are they ok to wear in the rain? I know you won't get traction like you would with a commando sole but it won't get softer when wet like a regular leather sole would?

How can you tell from the pics that Pelle provided whether it is a flex or water lock sole?

Sorry for all the questions but I do try and learn from every post you guys make in here.

Double waterlock:


Double leather:


Flex:(sorry, no bottom pic handy)
post #74210 of 122416
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Originally Posted by brp2 View Post

Also, wore a different pair of cap toe cordovan boots today.  Must have been on the same wavelength as Mr. DV.  Forgive the poor photo:

AppleMark
Nice looking boots. I really like the pants and coat as well.
post #74211 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post


You should have real boots for this weather. The waterlock soles provide good traction when broken in, just like all leather soles.

I don't wear the waterlock soles outside in a downpour or in slushy weather. Rather I've worn them in the aftermath. Maybe skipping over some wet puddles and jumping over the occasional snowpile.  My sliding is happening inside on hardwood floors or linoleum office buildings. Unacceptable for a $400 shoe.

 

Interesting that when I first posted about my experience, it garnered no reaction. But when I used the word "avoid" all the defenders came out of the woodwork.

post #74212 of 122416
You can slide with any leather sole on granite/marble/hardwood floors indoors. Has nothing to do with waterlock or regular soles. I've almost fallen on my ass several times with far more expensive footwear. If you fear this, then topy is your friend.
post #74213 of 122416
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post
 

The Smiths' "Please, please, please. Let me get what I want" comes to mind. Haven't had cigar shell in a long time...

funny, Morrissey would give you some tofu-cordovan cap toes.

 

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Originally Posted by ironclad View Post
 

The coveted.

 

Insane shine, too.

 

 

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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post


Whenever MrDV posts, I sound like Golum drooling for the 'precious'

We need a family picture day, just so we can all hail the finely curated DV collection worship2.gif

thanks for the kind words. the cigars served me well yesterday.

post #74214 of 122416
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Originally Posted by coolarrow View Post

I don't wear the waterlock soles outside in a downpour or in slushy weather. Rather I've worn them in the aftermath. Maybe skipping over some wet puddles and jumping over the occasional snowpile.  My sliding is happening inside on hardwood floors or linoleum office buildings. Unacceptable for a $400 shoe.

Interesting that when I first posted about my experience, it garnered no reaction. But when I used the word "avoid" all the defenders came out of the woodwork.

I'm not defending Alden or their waterlock sole, because who cares, they are just shoes. Do you have shoes with a leather sole that aren't slippery on hardwood or linoleum?
I have the waterlocks and have worn them in damp weather, but my office is entirely carpeted.
post #74215 of 122416
Good ole fashion #8 chukka love today.

post #74216 of 122416
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Originally Posted by coolarrow View Post
 

I don't wear the waterlock soles outside in a downpour or in slushy weather. Rather I've worn them in the aftermath. Maybe skipping over some wet puddles and jumping over the occasional snowpile.  My sliding is happening inside on hardwood floors or linoleum office buildings. Unacceptable for a $400 shoe.

 

Interesting that when I first posted about my experience, it garnered no reaction. But when I used the word "avoid" all the defenders came out of the woodwork.

Seems like you are just looking to pick a fight here but the truth is almost any sole will slip going from wet conditions to a smooth floor. I am cautious weather it be waterlock, leather or even Dainite. I do not think is something that is unique to Alden

post #74217 of 122416
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Originally Posted by jt2gt View Post

Good ole fashion #8 chukka love today.


Those shoes are amazing! I love the rich color!
post #74218 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post


I'm not defending Alden or their waterlock sole, because who cares, they are just shoes. Do you have shoes with a leather sole that aren't slippery on hardwood or linoleum?
I have the waterlocks and have worn them in damp weather, but my office is entirely carpeted.

Yes. both Aldens and AEs. Only the ones with the waterlock soles do this.  Maybe the oil is being released and is causing the slipping (theory).

post #74219 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post
 

funny, Morrissey would give you some tofu-cordovan cap toes.

 

 

 

thanks for the kind words. the cigars served me well yesterday.

I think he'd say, "Shell is murder."

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ravello

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