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post #12436 of 97049
that is a common "problem" if you want to call it that on the crepe soles, just wear them, it does not affect the performance of the shoes in anyway. the other shoe will look the same soon enough, just enjoy the shoes and stop worrying if people are checking out the bottom of your shoes
post #12437 of 97049
Thank you for the replys.
I guess it's another -1 for crepe.
I wasn't necessarily worried about their preformance yet, I just figured that at this rate of seperation the leather would be all but gone within a year.
I was however pretty worried about people seeing this, now I can wear them with no shame.

Another question, I've used the search function but can't seem to find anything.
How is the reverse chamois or similiar rough out leather usually cared for?
Any recommendations for specific oil or brush?
post #12438 of 97049
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Originally Posted by norweejun View Post
Thank you. Does most Alden stores in the US carry this last? I can't find them here in Norway, but I'm hoping to get over to NY some time this year.
The Moulded Shoe in New York is king of the modified last. Here's the link… http://mouldedshoe.com/aldenselection.html
post #12439 of 97049
Can anyone recommend a site that has non suede chukkas in a size 8 in stock?
post #12440 of 97049
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post
Awesome until one is tempted to do the math. Do they do interventions on Alden compulsions?

I think I'd like those better in Brown Chromexcel but they are great just the same. Strictly for comparison sake, consider the math on Aportnoy's collection and then compare it to yours. I'd say that as long as you are wearing them and not storing them in the boxes, you're fine.
post #12441 of 97049
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Originally Posted by LynahFaithful View Post
I think I'd like those better in Brown Chromexcel but they are great just the same. Strictly for comparison sake, consider the math on Aportnoy's collection and then compare it to yours. I'd say that as long as you are wearing them and not storing them in the boxes, you're fine.

yeah, I'd have to say Aportnoy's got me beat, there's no question. Now consider Alden makes up about 20% to 25% of my shoe rotation. and you'll see why I look at those boxes and think...
post #12442 of 97049
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post
Worth the wait. Plain toe boot in natural chromexcel:



My stack of Alden boxes is starting to get, er, unwieldy:


Thankfully, I also am a 10D in many Alden lasts. I can help you if you need to get rid of some of these.
post #12443 of 97049
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Originally Posted by Collectro View Post
Thank you for the replys.
I guess it's another -1 for crepe.
I wasn't necessarily worried about their preformance yet, I just figured that at this rate of seperation the leather would be all but gone within a year.
I was however pretty worried about people seeing this, now I can wear them with no shame.

Another question, I've used the search function but can't seem to find anything.
How is the reverse chamois or similiar rough out leather usually cared for?
Any recommendations for specific oil or brush?

I haven't experienced this 'problem' on my crepes - maybe not enought wear yet, but I've worn a pair of boots w/crepe all winter and they're holding up fine.

Just use a stiff brush on the reverse chamois as needed - maybe a little spray if you like. Someone, maybe Steven at Leffot, said neatsfoot oil.
post #12444 of 97049
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Originally Posted by kit99bar View Post
Can anyone recommend a site that has non suede chukkas in a size 8 in stock?

My list of online sellers was pasted into the 1st post in this thread.
post #12445 of 97049
Hello all,

After many years of drooling over Aldens, I believe I'm ready to pull the trigger on the Cordovan Captoe boot, color # 8. Though I love the overall design of the boot, I'm not entirely sold on the very dark burgundy color.

I am aware that color #8 is known to lighten up over time, but by how much? Has anyone attempted to expedite the aging process through sun exposure?
post #12446 of 97049
Speaking of a cap toe cordovan boot, anyone sell it with the commando sole?
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post #12448 of 97049
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Originally Posted by Danito View Post

Yeah, I actually inquired with them a while back and they don't have my size and no plans to restock those unfortunately.
post #12449 of 97049
Try J gilbert in seattle - i preorderd a captoe and norwegian split to #8 boot on commando sole with them.
post #12450 of 97049
i imagine Leather Soul makes a commando Cap toe, but LS is always sold out of everything.
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