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90 degrees at 9 am, I thought it was September. Always boot weather to me.

This was five minutes before my dog decided to use its eagle talons to gouge my poor indys toe box this morning frown.gif

 

Good thing you took that photo to help remember the good ol' days.  

Alpina, I believe a very wise aficionado once said, "Patina trumps, pristine every time."  My good friend @sazon can attest to this.  I believe he was correct.  Although gouges may not suit patina for some, I think the Indy should include a more generous definition of patina. :D

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Ugh. Really really want to keep these LWBs. It's a closer fit than I thought but there's a solid amount of heel slippage brand new. Would heel slippage increase or decrease over time with she'll? Thanks!

slightly decrease. But if the heel is too wide than obviously that is not going to change.

When the double leather sole bends and becomes a little more flexible, your heel slip should lessen, unless of course, the issue is that the heel is too wide.

 

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If there's a decent heel slip, I would take them back. :-(

 

 

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Ugh. Really really want to keep these LWBs. It's a closer fit than I thought but there's a solid amount of heel slippage brand new. Would heel slippage increase or decrease over time with she'll? Thanks!
 

A little is normal or I should say not uncommon at first until the foot bed settles, but im not sure where a little turns in to "too much".

When the (cork) foot bed settles it will create more room and possibly more heel slip.

 

In the end, I'm with SFTG... if there is "a solid amount of heel slip" you're probably better off returning.  A nice fat tongue pad might do the trick, but I'm not sure that's the route you want to take.  However, if the heel slip is just slight and it doesn't go away after some wear, the tongue pad might be ideal.

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thanks guys... anyone got pics?

 

I bought these from the previous run from Harrison, Ltd. and love them.......I posted these a couple of weeks ago......in the morning shade, then the afternoon sunlight.

 

 

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Frans Boone has some #8 parajumpers stocked. Us conversion is about 812 dollars with shipping included? Does that seem about right or too expensive?

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Alpina, I believe a very wise aficionado once said, "Patina trumps, pristine every time."  My good friend @sazon can attest to this.  I believe he was correct.  Although gouges may not suit patina for some, I think the Indy should include a more generous definition of patina. :D

Wise words, indeed.  That first blemish is always a tough one, but then one can get on with it--enjoying a better shoe with every day.

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go back a couple months, it's on this thread

dude you go scour through 6000 posts, the whole point of this thread is to help each other and not have to do that.
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For a non-shell option, JGilbert carries a plaza lasted PTB in kudu leather with a commando sole.  Not for everybody but it's there.

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thanks a lot, those look good
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dude you go scour through 6000 posts, the whole point of this thread is to help each other and not have to do that.
thank you
thanks a lot, those look good

So you're implying that I should scour the posts for him?  Any reasonably intelligent person can use the search function and/or simply run a query of MDubs's posts.  I thought I was being helpful by letting him know it's already posted to the thread.  It's not like I own the shoe myself and can snap a picture.

 :deadhorse:

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LOL

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dude you go scour through 6000 posts, the whole point of this thread is to help each other and not have to do that.
 

I agree, but I'll point out something I recently discovered: the gallery view of images from the thread.  

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Well, worth trying on the off chance that this works:

Anyone get the 8.5D Antique LWBs but actually want an 8.5E for a straight swap?
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Best reference ever.
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I agree, but I'll point out something I recently discovered: the gallery view of images from the thread.  

 

 

yep, I use it all the time. perfect for instances like this

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From my exp. If there's heel slip now , it won't go away, the soles will brek in but at the same tine the cork will compress and there will be more room , if it's just a tiny bit of heel slip a tongue pad might help but if you're getting a considerable amount of slip return them, just IMO.
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King tassel mocs today with J Crew striped socks and essential chinos, classic fit...

 

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