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Call the shoemart 203 phone number. They use OEM and i'll bet they are half the cost. I did a crepe conversion for around $120.

 

Good info - cheers!

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Black shell for the big presentation today.

 

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What a day gentlemen,

I'm up for cigar captoes in my size. Was either #6 or #7 on the list. After all the talk of defects that we had today, I asked for the inspection and awaiting the results happy.gif

Might just pass it down to the next person in line since I have unexpected purchase to make.

Steel,

Congrats! I'm with you today, brother. I also got an e-mail this afternoon from DC stating that they had a pair of cigar cap toes on hold for me.

 

I'm a 9D too, paid immediately. I know for a fact that I was #8 on the 9D wait list. Wonder if they received a few extra pairs from the factory? I don't know if that has ever happened before. Just a guess. That, or enough people have passed or sent them back to DC.

 

Let me know how they look. Mine should be here by the end of the week and I'll post pics over the weekend. Hoping they are in decent shape with no "self-fixing" rips or tears... Have a great evening, gents.

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I would imagine that if someone gets a call at this point it will most likely be a return.
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I've been off Aldens recently but started wearing my unstructured snuff suede chukkas more now that it's getting warmer.  I've become strangely enamored to the color of the snuff suede, even though I've had these chukkas for awhile.  I was browsing and came across the Alden x Leffot snuff suede WT boots.  I'd been attracted to them before but had other priorities (and really still do).  But the 270-welt and Plaza last pushed me over the edge and I plunked some cash down for the preorder.

 

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01


I've got this sort of mental block against what I consider huge/wide heels.  They don't look very appealing to me.  Which is why I've sold off the Trubalance and Barrie boots that had a 360-welt.  I'm quite happy with my Barrie (and Modified) last boots with a 270-welt.  I wish I didn't have this aversion to the "wide" heel thing because many of the nice shell makeups (Barrie, Grant) are almost all have 360-welts, which rules them out for me.  For some reason, the 360-welt boots from C&J don't seem to bother me as much, maybe because the waist of those is still narrower.

 

Does anyone else feel this way about wide heels?  Maybe I need to go into therapy.

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No real issue for me. I think those boots look great but I am not adverse to my Barrie pair either wink.gif



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Black shell for the big presentation today.



Great lookin boots!
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Curious if anyone has experience with sizing adjustments needed (mostly on Barrie) when using a thick insole with arch support. I may get another pair of Roy boots, and Context carries them in E and EE sizing. I'm about a 7.5D/E without insole on the Barrie last.

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Steel,
Congrats! I'm with you today, brother. I also got an e-mail this afternoon from DC stating that they had a pair of cigar cap toes on hold for me.

I'm a 9D too, paid immediately. I know for a fact that I was #8 on the 9D wait list. Wonder if they received a few extra pairs from the factory? I don't know if that has ever happened before. Just a guess. That, or enough people have passed or sent them back to DC.

Let me know how they look. Mine should be here by the end of the week and I'll post pics over the weekend. Hoping they are in decent shape with no "self-fixing" rips or tears... Have a great evening, gents.

Congrats to you too brother! Will let you know as I need to make my decision by tomorrow. For some reason I DO think that they have received more sizes. If we were #8/9 on the list...what are the chances of so many size 9 returns.



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I've been off Aldens recently but started wearing my unstructured snuff suede chukkas more now that it's getting warmer.  I've become strangely enamored to the color of the snuff suede, even though I've had these chukkas for awhile.  I was browsing and came across the Alden x Leffot snuff suede WT boots.  I'd been attracted to them before but had other priorities (and really still do).  But the 270-welt and Plaza last pushed me over the edge and I plunked some cash down for the preorder.
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LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01


I've got this sort of mental block against what I consider huge/wide heels.  They don't look very appealing to me.  Which is why I've sold off the Trubalance and Barrie boots that had a 360-welt.  I'm quite happy with my Barrie (and Modified) last boots with a 270-welt.  I wish I didn't have this aversion to the "wide" heel thing because many of the nice shell makeups (Barrie, Grant) are almost all have 360-welts, which rules them out for me.  For some reason, the 360-welt boots from C&J don't seem to bother me as much, maybe because the waist of those is still narrower.

Does anyone else feel this way about wide heels?  Maybe I need to go into therapy.

I'm 100% with you on big attraction to 270 welt. I think it's my favourite. I'm having very hard time letting go my brand new #8 Alden x JCrew PCT boots.

congrats on the WT pre-order. these are mint!
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Black shell for the big presentation today.
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these are sleek looking, at one point I'll get black shell boots as well. Looks perfect.
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No real issue for me. I think those boots look great but I am not adverse to my Barrie pair either wink.gif
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J Gilbert make up? Looks great RF!
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Congrats to you too brother! Will let you know as I need to make my decision by tomorrow. For some reason I DO think that they have received more sizes. If we were #8/9 on the list...what are the chances of so many size 9 returns.

I'm 100% with you on big attraction to 270 welt. I think it's my favourite. I'm having very hard time letting go my brand new #8 Alden x JCrew PCT boots.

congrats on the WT pre-order. these are mint!

these are sleek looking, at one point I'll get black shell boots as well. Looks perfect.

 

Thanks, Steel, I'm excited about getting these, hopefully soon.

 

And I'm glad there's someone else with similar views on a 270-welt.  But maybe both of us need to go into therapy...it would open up more opportunity for us.

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Thanks, Steel, I'm excited about getting these, hopefully soon.

And I'm glad there's someone else with similar views on a 270-welt.  But maybe both of us need to go into therapy...it would open up more opportunity for us.

hahahah, I agree on therapy!
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^ Group rate guys? I'm in.
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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post
 

Curious if anyone has experience with sizing adjustments needed (mostly on Barrie) when using a thick insole with arch support. I may get another pair of Roy boots, and Context carries them in E and EE sizing. I'm about a 7.5D/E without insole on the Barrie last.

They must be using the British convention for width measurements for some reason.  In which case, E is really D, and EE is really E.

 

It doesn't make sense that they would only carry wide and super wide widths in a last that is already impossibly wide for many consumers.

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It was a good Alden day for me. Picked up the Unionmade Kirkwood Cap Toe Boots in Color 8 with Commando soles (Barrie Last) and the Moulded Shoe Brown Suede PCT Boots on the Modified Last with Leather soles.

Honestly the Modified Last fits so much better than the barrie and I almost like the boot itself better than shell.

The 9.5D fits perfectly in suede on the Modified. The 9.5D on the Barrie fits but doesnt hug the whole foot as much without boot socks. I almost would get a 9.5C. To be fair, shell is more rigid material.

What should I use to protect the suede boots? Is something like Kiwi suede waterproofer/protectant fine?
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