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post #961 of 122416
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Originally Posted by basho View Post
Those Roy Boots looks nice! Are you planning on wearing them in wet weather? I'm considering the Roy and am concerned about the durability of that leather toe patch on the sole, once it gets wet.

i dont blame you considering theyre expensive as hell. anytime the leather gets wet the wear-resistance will decrease greatly
post #962 of 122416
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Originally Posted by basho View Post
Those Roy Boots looks nice! Are you planning on wearing them in wet weather? I'm considering the Roy and am concerned about the durability of that leather toe patch on the sole, once it gets wet.

Well, I typically wear my Katahdins in wet weather and will probably continue to do so, but I don't plan on babying the Roys. I plan to wear them very regularly - probably rotating with my Indys. I'm sure they'll see a fair bit of rain. My hope is that the Obenaufs will help protect them. I wouldn't worry about the toe patch too much. The crepe is supposedly very good in the rain.
post #963 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Pelikan2 View Post
Well, I typically wear my Katahdins in wet weather and will probably continue to do so, but I don't plan on babying the Roys. I plan to wear them very regularly - probably rotating with my Indys. I'm sure they'll see a fair bit of rain. My hope is that the Obenaufs will help protect them. I wouldn't worry about the toe patch too much. The crepe is supposedly very good in the rain.

crepe, yes. toe patch, no.
post #964 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Rosenberg View Post
crepe, yes. toe patch, no.

What's the worry on the toe patch? Just that water will cause it to wear faster. Thus, it will need to be replaced sooner?
post #965 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Pelikan2 View Post
What's the worry on the toe patch? Just that water will cause it to wear faster. Thus, it will need to be replaced sooner?

exactly. im 99% positive the toe patch itself can be replaced without the whole sole but for me its a matter of finding a place you trust to do. alden takes about 4 wks, if youre lucky, plus some good cash
post #966 of 122416
Just ordered a pair of the Kudu Indy's from LeatherSoul. Anxiously awaiting now.
post #967 of 122416
The best pair of boots I've ever owned is a pair of Clarks so forgive the following questions. Can someone explain the fuctional differences between the different welts/lasts and maybe how they relate to comfort? Alden's site is useless and no other retail sites explain the functional differences. How supportive should I expect a good pair of boots to be in an orthopedic sense? ie I've always assumed the price of these was justified more by the quality of construction rather than orthopedic value. I'm not flat footed but I do get pain in the balls of my feet with my Clarks (and much worse pain with my Topsiders) which has been alliviated somewhat by Birkenstock Blue Feet (have heard good things about Super Feet too) but would it be redundant to use them with Alden's or other high end boots? Are any of Alden's lasts similar to Birkenstocks footbed or are healthy feet for hippies? How should I size? I tried on two pairs of Aldens at barnies (forgot to ask the model but the were unadorened -no caps, perforations, or stiches on the toe- leather-soled speed lacer cordovan high-boots) and an 8 was leather glove snug with a little bit of uncomfortable pressure on the top of the foot while the 8.5 felt comfortable in a loose sense. I assume I should get them a bit tight and stretch them out? I'm assuming I want to stretch them to fit rather than get ones that fit with zero stretching because I compared a size 8 Sperry in the store to the 9 year old size 8 I stole from my dad and the later -I assume because its been streched over time- fits beautifully while I could hardly get my foot into the former. I'm also trying to compensate for my right foot being nearly a half size smaller than the left. Finally, depending on the answer to my insole question, should I factor insoles into my sizing as well?
post #968 of 122416
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Originally Posted by itsjustadrian View Post
Just ordered a pair of the Kudu Indy's from LeatherSoul. Anxiously awaiting now.

What size? They were out of 8.5 - I'll pick up someone's returns if I'm lucky.
post #969 of 122416
Size 10.5. I was hoping to get the Ultimate Indy's in Black at first but I'm kind of glad now that I ended up with these. Brown is worlds more versatile than black.
post #970 of 122416
Yes, and even more so in casual shoes. Nice pick up.
post #971 of 122416
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Originally Posted by itsjustadrian View Post
Size 10.5. I was hoping to get the Ultimate Indy's in Black at first but I'm kind of glad now that I ended up with these. Brown is worlds more versatile than black.

hah, I think I called about 10 minutes after you. They told me I got the last pair of 10.5s and that they sold the 2nd to last about 10 minutes before I called.

hoping this size works out.
post #972 of 122416
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hah, I think I called about 10 minutes after you. They told me I got the last pair of 10.5s and that they sold the 2nd to last about 10 minutes before I called.

hoping this size works out.
Haha really? What a coincidence.
And yes, let's pray that sizing does work out since these look so badass.
post #973 of 122416
Hey Pelikan - no pressure, but if you did manage some fit pics of the Roys, I'd love to see them.
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post #975 of 122416
Damn those look nice. Those are the Roys, no? How comfortable are they on break-in?
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