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11d for me....hope your order comes through

in the can't-hurt-to-ask dept if any of you fine gents as a size 8 here and you'd like to unload them you know where to find me (no questions asked ; ) 

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So excited for these wingtip boots! Got my ship confirm email. This is a great way to kick off my last day in Vegas!
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Looking for an opinion on Indy boots if you can spare it ... Commando  or Neoprene Cork?

 

This would be my first pair of Indys.  Ohio winters (and other assorted seasons) are wet, often icy.  I assume the neoprene sole is less than ideal in snow and ice, so I'm leaning toward the Ultimate or Innsbruck.  But I'd also like to wear them as everyday boots, while traveling, etc.   I wasn't sure if the added weight makes the Ultimate/Innsbruck less ideal for just kicking around. 

 

If you have a thought either way, please share.  Thanks.  

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Haven't posted here in a while since I've been trolling the @tifosi the Enabler thread. smile.gif

Day Trippers
Alden Day Tripper Ravello
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^^ LOL. Daytrippers?
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Originally Posted by Irish View Post

Looking for an opinion on Indy boots if you can spare it ... Commando  or Neoprene Cork?

This would be my first pair of Indys.  Ohio winters (and other assorted seasons) are wet, often icy.  I assume the neoprene sole is less than ideal in snow and ice, so I'm leaning toward the Ultimate or Innsbruck.  But I'd also like to wear them as everyday boots, while traveling, etc.   I wasn't sure if the added weight makes the Ultimate/Innsbruck less ideal for just kicking around. 

If you have a thought either way, please share.  Thanks.  

There was another member asking the same question about a week or two ago if you look back. I think the consensus was that they are both good soles in poor weather, with the commando giving a little more traction on slippery surfaces.
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Originally Posted by Irish View Post

Looking for an opinion on Indy boots if you can spare it ... Commando  or Neoprene Cork?

This would be my first pair of Indys.  Ohio winters (and other assorted seasons) are wet, often icy.  I assume the neoprene sole is less than ideal in snow and ice, so I'm leaning toward the Ultimate or Innsbruck.  But I'd also like to wear them as everyday boots, while traveling, etc.   I wasn't sure if the added weight makes the Ultimate/Innsbruck less ideal for just kicking around. 

If you have a thought either way, please share.  Thanks.  

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Originally Posted by Disco Volante View Post

There was another member asking the same question about a week or two ago if you look back. I think the consensus was that they are both good soles in poor weather, with the commando giving a little more traction on slippery surfaces.

As DV stated, they both get good marks in poor weather with the slight advantage to the Commando. I've had Indy's on both and wouldn't turn my nose up at the neoprene but I greatly prefer the commando. I wear my boots in all conditions and for long walks on occasion and I don't think the commando adds enough weight to make that an issue (FWIW, the rubber portion of Alden's commando sole is relatively thin and quite flexible compared to the lugged sole that Rancourt uses). In fact, I wore my commando sole choco NST boots on 3 mile walk this morning to get breakfast and go to the barber shop.
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Indy in Barrie? They look quite Tru-balance to me. But the shade is amazing. Where are those from?


Def Tru Balance. Barrie stitching is rounded, not squared like TB.
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Nice looking bluchers Uncle! Can't tell what they are?? LWB? Shell??

They are NOT ALDEN. foo.gif
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Wow, these might be the ultimate grail for me. Cigar PTB with brass eyelets, simply stunning. I wonder if Frans Boone will ever be doing these again. I would easily pay the premium to get these from them. If not I might have to get on a list and then have some exposed eyelets added from B Nelson.

 

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one could probably grab a pair of regular cigar ptbs on this side of the pond and have B.Nelson retro brass eyelets on (for the same approximate cost to get from fransboone and shipped over)

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LS #8 Saddle NST & EP on Thursday.
Cigar Chukka & EP today
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^ looks excellent, glad to see you back posting!

I just heard back from Kathy about the Whiskey PTBs, and long story short, my pair weren't sent because they had a defect. But, Kathy reached out to Alden and asked them to send them anyway, and said that they looked better than some of the first quality shoes she receives. She's going to send them to me, and at 30% off! If the defect looks bad, I can always send them back.
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^ looks excellent, glad to see you back posting!

I just heard back from Kathy about the Whiskey PTBs, and long story short, my pair weren't sent because they had a defect. But, Kathy reached out to Alden and asked them to send them anyway, and said that they looked better than some of the first quality shoes she receives. She's going to send them to me, and at 30% off! If the defect looks bad, I can always send them back.

Lol.  Apparently Alden quality control holds back the quality shoes.

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Originally Posted by Shouldaville View Post

A few wears on these now...pleased with the no cap creasing (wasn't so lucky with an uneven 4060 cap).



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Originally Posted by HenryIII View Post

Just catching up on the forum. Age: 42 / First Alden: King CT Blucher 3 years ago / Total now: 10

Whiskey PTBs yesterday


Snuff LWBs today

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Snuff LWBs today for me too...





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Yeah they were from the recent run from what I understand, I was on the list for about 5 months but far down I wasn't expecting a call. Lucky for me a few people dropped out in my size. I would say just give her a call at the store, I think they have been pretty busy lately. 

Giving them a spin at the office today, I get to excited for new shoes and have to wear them right away haha.




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Day one for these.



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Cigar Indys on Barrie





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Haven't posted here in a while since I've been trolling the @tifosi the Enabler thread. smile.gif

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Alden Day Tripper Ravello

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LS #8 Saddle NST & EP on Thursday.
Cigar Chukka & EP today

Gents, all looked great today.

Excited about them Ravello WT Boots! :-)

-Mike
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