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post #85801 of 122416
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What you've shown in your photos is a leather insole. The cork is beneath it.

 

I understand that. It's just that the leather insoles on these boots are below my expectation. Other than that, great boots, stoked that they made it through customs, and I'm sorry to fill the thread with this.

 

Just to explain better. The insole is very white, without the pinkish/skin tone I usually see on natural leather insoles. It is textured, with grains and has a rough feel which makes it look like something that was mashed together, sort of like Papier-Mâché.

 

Here is a picture of them and then leather insoles from two other brands. What do you think? To avoid surprises on future purchases, is this what a normal Alden insole looks like?  

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #85802 of 122416
You've got completely normal insoles. Alden's insoles are cut from full pieces of leather. They're not some Chicken McMugget mishmash of leather scraps.
post #85803 of 122416
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Originally Posted by REguy View Post

What you've shown in your photos is a leather insole. The cork is beneath it.

I understand that. It's just that the leather insoles on these boots are below my expectation. Other than that, great boots, stoked that they made it through customs, and I'm sorry to fill the thread with this.

Just to explain better. The insole is very white, without the pinkish/skin tone I usually see on natural leather insoles. It is textured, with grains and has a rough feel which makes it look like something that was mashed together, sort of like Papier-Mâché.

Here is a picture of them and then leather insoles from two other brands. What do you think? To avoid surprises on future purchases, is this what a normal Alden insole looks like?   Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)













Not trying to mock you or anything but my first thought was that's some next level pickiness.
post #85804 of 122416

can somebody tell me how to get on the alden 2nd list please?

post #85805 of 122416
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can somebody tell me how to get on the alden 2nd list please?

Sign up HERE
post #85806 of 122416
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Not trying to mock you or anything but my first thought was that's some next level pickiness.
+1. Pinkish skin tone? Oy.
post #85807 of 122416
Shot of my Natural CXL PTB in the glorious summer sun (excuse the socks; I just threw something on whilst breaking them in around the house).

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We have one left in this model.  Snuff suede plain toe boot on barrie last, reverse welt, crepe sole.  Size 6.  $450 plus shipping.  If you have any questions please send me a pm.

post #85809 of 122416

Will you all use coloring product like saphir cordovan cream in different color for ravello, whisky or cigar cordovan shoes?

What do you do for scuffs on the shoes?

I read some articles which stated to use deer bones on the scuffs, i have tried but seem useless.

post #85810 of 122416

unlined color 8 cordovan ptb with cucinelli pants

post #85811 of 122416

This is NOT my auction.

However.... look at the pristine 9.5/10 condition these are in.

Per the listing the patina is "somewhat subtle".

Sorry for the aside...

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Florsheim-Imperial-Red-Oxblood-Shell-Cordovan-Plain-Toe-Blutcher-85-D-USA-Vtg-/121376110317#ht_197wt_1362

post #85812 of 122416
^^ Those things look brand new.
post #85813 of 122416
Haven't posted any pix here in a while.

Some Ravello LWBs gave me inspiration this morning
post #85814 of 122416
Damn, Saz. Back with a bang!!! Love it.
post #85815 of 122416
Has anyone heard from Yenni at J Gilbert, post her Alden factory tour about the Cognac Calf NST Boots?

These were supposed to ship from Alden on 5/26 last I heard from her, but radio silence since then.

Thanks
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