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Leffot color 8 Tankers have arrived! Leffot mentioned on IG that email with balance is coming shortly. They are freaking gorgeous. Can't wait.

 

If anyone finds themselves with a pair of these in 9.5D that they might be willing to flip, PM me please . . . .

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Actually, that photo was taken after 30 seconds of wear and a walk of five feet across carpet.  I can't account for why they would look broken in at all . . . 

Normally when you walk, the shoe will bend causing the creasing on the vamp. 

 

I would be pissed to buy a new pair of shoes that had already been creased by someone who just wanted to check them out.

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Whiskey Wednesday.
Hand-knit socks.

post #87709 of 122416
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Normally when you walk, the shoe will bend causing the creasing on the vamp.

 

I would be pissed to buy a new pair of shoes that had already been creased by someone who just wanted to check them out.

 

thats kind of what I was getting at :)

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Normally when you walk, the shoe will bend causing the creasing on the vamp.

 

I would be pissed to buy a new pair of shoes that had already been creased by someone who just wanted to check them out.

 

thats kind of what I was getting at :)

 

Well, I'm the kind of person who picks a newspaper out of the middle of the stack rather than buying the one on top, so I respect preferring to buy shoes that have never been tried on.  But, if you're suggesting that it's somehow "wrong" for someone to wear a pair of shoes for 30 seconds and walk across five feet of carpet when considering them, I respectfully disagree - regardless of how serious that person might be about actually buying the shoes.

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Well, I'm the kind of person who picks a newspaper out of the middle of the stack rather than buying the one on top, so I respect preferring to buy shoes that have never been tried on.  But, if you're suggesting that it's somehow "wrong" for someone to wear a pair of shoes for 30 seconds and walk across five feet of carpet when considering them, I respectfully disagree - regardless of how serious that person might be about actually buying the shoes.

 the shoemart is smart, I believe many other alden retailers are moving toward or have similar policies. If I'm paying $500+ for a pair of shoes they better be unworn condition.

 

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Well, I'm the kind of person who picks a newspaper out of the middle of the stack rather than buying the one on top, so I respect preferring to buy shoes that have never been tried on.  But, if you're suggesting that it's somehow "wrong" for someone to wear a pair of shoes for 30 seconds and walk across five feet of carpet when considering them, I respectfully disagree - regardless of how serious that person might be about actually buying the shoes.

 the shoemart is smart, I believe many other alden retailers are moving toward or have similar policies. If I'm paying $500+ for a pair of shoes they better be unworn condition.

 

 

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What I did is no different than what I've done in high-end stores, including Alden SF.  Do you only buy cars that have never been test-driven too - not even by yourself?  

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What I did is no different than what I've done in high-end stores, including Alden SF.  Do you only buy cars that have never been test-driven too - not even by yourself?  

 



Exactly, how is it different than going into a store and doing the same thing? Which hundreds of people do everyday. A lightly tried on shoe will make no difference. Same way with a car, which is a good bit more than a pair of shoes.

I can respect the want for a virgin pair of shoes. I grab things a few rows back as well sometimes or look for the best one. I've tried on many shoes I didn't plan on buying to get a feel for how a last fits. I do take care though not to try them on to hard.
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What I did is no different than what I've done in high-end stores, including Alden SF.  Do you only buy cars that have never been test-driven too - not even by yourself?

Actually with cars I prefer lightly used :nodding: let someone else drive them off the lot.....I will take em when they have about 15,000 miles on them for about 25-30% below new price. Of course cars and shoes are very different though.

 

I'm not trying to start a debate with you, just an observation that you were planning to return a pair of shoes that had clearly already been creased up. Is it right, is it wrong?? I don't know. It honestly doesn't matter because Jcrew will take them back anyway. Heck you could probably wear them out for a walk in the park and still return them without issue.

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Guys, this conversation has already been exhausted several times on this thread. No one cares to recycle it. Carry on please.
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What I did is no different than what I've done in high-end stores, including Alden SF.  Do you only buy cars that have never been test-driven too - not even by yourself?

Actually with cars I prefer lightly used :nodding: let someone else drive them off the lot.....I will take em when they have about 15,000 miles on them for about 25-30% below new price. Of course cars and shoes are very different though.

 

I'm not trying to start a debate with you, just an observation that you were planning to return a pair of shoes that had clearly already been creased up. Is it right, is it wrong?? I don't know. It honestly doesn't matter because Jcrew will take them back anyway. Heck you could probably wear them out for a walk in the park and still return them without issue.

 

Look, I suspect we agree more than disagree about this.  As I've said, I respect the desire to purchase "virgin" shoes.  And, I don't really want to have a debate about this either.

 

But, I don't think it's reasonable to say that if you try a pair of shoes on and walk around in them, they're somehow ruined and therefore it's wrong to do that.  You have to try a pair of shoes on to figure out if they'll work for you - even if you know your size in a particular last.  Trying a pair of shoes on involves walking around in them.  Walking around in them will unavoidably cause some tiny amount of creasing.  As for TSM's policy, I've done this with TSM Aldens more than once and then returned them.  TSM has never batted an eye.

 

P.S. For what it's worth, the shoes I'm returning are not actually creased up IRL.  They may have appeared to be that way, but I think that's because I'm a crappy photographer.

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Guys, this conversation has already been exhausted several times on this thread. No one cares to recycle it. Carry on please.

 

Carrying on.

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Just got my invoice for the Leffot Tankers!

post #87719 of 122416
^^ Nice!!! You'll love them. Although I did contemplate selling mine in the recent months, just to scale down the collection...they really are one of my favorite boots. Decided to move some Ravello instead.
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If any body ends up with. 8.5 in the leffot tanker that don't work out. Let me know please.
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