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What's the consensus on Alden's plantation crepe sole and wet weather?? I just picked up this interesting Indy boot makeup on EBAY - tobacco calf + crepe sole - but we're finally getting some heavy rain here in Northern California, and I was wondering if the crepe holds up ok in wet weather, noting that we don't have the salt issue on the roads like back east. I'd love to wear these out today! I did rub some Obenauf's in the welt and the front leather part of the sole. Thanks in advance. 
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Crepe sole is death slippery on any wet smooth surface like a garage floor or factory floor.
I think it's worse than a standard leather sole.

It holds up well.
post #97322 of 122416
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Crepe sole is death slippery on any wet smooth surface like a garage floor or factory floor.
I think it's worse than a standard leather sole.

It holds up well.

Thanks, Zippyh…I'll have to be careful on the smooth surfaces, then...

post #97323 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Absolutely agree.  I bought the shortwing bluchers on commando (barrie) for more of an all-purpose casual shoe.  They look so much sleeker and dressier with the flat welt, I save them for more dressy occasions in cold/wet weather.  The commando doesn't make much sense with this make up, but I still love these guys!

Just happen to be wearing today!  Sorry for the crappy i-phone pics; lighting wasn't great...





Great minds...? Yours look great!

post #97324 of 122416
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love the hallecks ben.

Thanks. If those #2 LWB ever need a good home, I will will see to it that they have one :nodding:

 

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Halleck's are amazing. Where did you pick up the Four Seasons? I've never seen that in Wine & Spirits in Pgh.

Thanks. I actually picked up this bottle in a LCBO here in the Toronto region. However, I do have a bottle of small batch and a bottle of single barrel at home in the cabinet that were purchased at my local W&S.

post #97325 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Carson View Post
 

What's the consensus on Alden's plantation crepe sole and wet weather?? I just picked up this interesting Indy boot makeup on EBAY - tobacco calf + crepe sole - but we're finally getting some heavy rain here in Northern California, and I was wondering if the crepe holds up ok in wet weather, noting that we don't have the salt issue on the roads like back east. I'd love to wear these out today! I did rub some Obenauf's in the welt and the front leather part of the sole. Thanks in advance. 

 

 

 

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Nice boot. As was previously mentioned, they are slick on certain wet surfaces. I was skating across the shipping department today...

post #97326 of 122416
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Crepe sole is death slippery on any wet smooth surface like a garage floor or factory floor.
I think it's worse than a standard leather sole.

It holds up well.

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Originally Posted by BenLeaman View Post

Nice boot. As was previously mentioned, they are slick on certain wet surfaces. I was skating across the shipping department today... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Huh... I've had the opposite experience with crepe soles and always found them exceptionally grippy on any surface (right down to a ice covered sidewalk and parking lot in the dead of winter). I wear my crepe soled shoes on rainy days and am constantly walking over slick marble lobby floors and never found them slippery.
post #97327 of 122416
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Huh... I've had the opposite experience with crepe soles and always found them exceptionally grippy on any surface (right down to a ice covered sidewalk and parking lot in the dead of winter). I wear my crepe soled shoes on rainy days and am constantly walking over slick marble lobby floors and never found them slippery.

+1.  I have limited experience with crepe -- had the JCrew snuff suede Indys on crepe but sold them, currently have the reverse chamois PT boot from Winn Perry (love them btw).  I haven't worn them on a factory floor, to be sure, but I find them to have very decent traction and to hold up well in wet weather.  Might avoid trying to wear them in the ice, though.

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Took the baby and the calf para jumpers out in the sleet to get her ears pierced. Haven't seen one pair of aldens in the wild besides me in two years. Iron rangers on every corner though
post #97329 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Johnniegold View Post

Uncle, as we all know, your collection is impeccable but I must say, to my eye, this pair is my of my faves. Enjoy in good health.

nephew, thank you
post #97330 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post

Uncle those Medallion Cap Toes are something else! Have mercy!

nephew, thank you
post #97331 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post


Huh... I've had the opposite experience with crepe soles and always found them exceptionally grippy on any surface (right down to a ice covered sidewalk and parking lot in the dead of winter). I wear my crepe soled shoes on rainy days and am constantly walking over slick marble lobby floors and never found them slippery.

Admittedly I'd mostly agree and I should have been more thorough with my thinking in my first post. 99% of the time they are the "grippiest" shoe I have in the closet. They are great in the rain. This specifically why I bought this pair of PTB, for rainy weather.
To that point, 99% of the time I'm wearing them in the rain over other shoes so it may be more an issue of the surface versus the sole. There's been instances though where I've almost gone down hard. Could have been the soles and it could have been the floor.
Should have been more specific I guess.
post #97332 of 122416
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Took the baby and the calf para jumpers out in the sleet to get her ears pierced. Haven't seen one pair of aldens in the wild besides me in two years. Iron rangers on every corner though

nephew, your daughter is beautiful and thank you for posting
post #97333 of 122416
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Took the baby and the calf para jumpers out in the sleet to get her ears pierced. Haven't seen one pair of aldens in the wild besides me in two years. Iron rangers on every corner though

Shes adorable. Congratulations again.
She looks like she just saw the piercing needle for the first time...
"Wait! Youre going to do WHAT with that?"
post #97334 of 122416

I'm considering ordering AOCs AF104 (brown dark brown calfskin). I'm wondering if anyone else has ordered these (or another Alden dark brown calf). I ask b/c I'm interested in knowing how 'dark brown' these truly are? The white balance appears to be off on AOCs website leading to my question. Thanks in advance.

post #97335 of 122416
Brown CXL PCTs arrived today. Haven't decided on the natural welt. I may be leaning toward darkening with some product


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