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Those PTBs are looking great!
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anyone have an 11D list?
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Ravello cap toe boots on the grant last arrived today. My photos do not do them justice
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Ravello cap toe boots on the grant last arrived today. My photos do not do them justice
Yeah, this has been my grail shoe for a while. But I am not sure about the grant last for me. Congratulations. Nice grab.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Thanks Ahab. This is my second Grant lasted model from Alden. I don't have long term experience with it but out of the box it feels much better on my foot than than the Barrie.
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Im new to Alden. I bought a pair of 403 Indy boots 2 weeks ago and discovered a mark
today, any advice on polishing or shoe care. Today I bought a pair of Vintage oil nubuck
Indys, have no idea about shoe care on these either. Thanks in advance.
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Ravello cap toe boots on the grant last arrived today. My photos do not do them justice
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Those look great. I already contacted Leffot and the wait begins. If I am lucky i might get them by fall next year.
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Im new to Alden. I bought a pair of 403 Indy boots 2 weeks ago and discovered a mark
today, any advice on polishing or shoe care. Today I bought a pair of Vintage oil nubuck
Indys, have no idea about shoe care on these either. Thanks in advance.
You have a few choices with the 403, ignore it and let it get some character. Just brush it....I would use a clean or new brush to preserve the white stitching, Saphir Médaille d'Or Renovateur, Neetsfoot and I have used brown shoe cream on a scratch in the past on mine. Not sure about the nubuck but I think you can find that info.
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You have a few choices with the 403, ignore it and let it get some character. Just brush it....I would use a clean or new brush to preserve the white stitching, Saphir Médaille d'Or Renovateur, Neetsfoot and I have used brown shoe cream on a scratch in the past on mine. Not sure about the nubuck but I think you can find that info.


Alden neutral boot cream. Apply, brush vigorously, wear. Repeat. Polish if you must, but for brown chromexcel I believe polish is optional.

 

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Ravello cap toe boots on the grant last arrived today. My photos do not do them justice
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I have these same shoes coming in tomorrow. My first pair of Aldens. I went TTS on these as they were the last pair that Leffot had, and I know that a few people here said that TTS will work instead of Steven's recommended 1/2 size down. Fingers crossed...
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What are people's thoughts on speed hooks? I'm thinking of getting boots without them ( I so far only own LWBs and PTBs) since I think they look clunky, but I was wonder how you guys felt about them/ if it's going to be too much of a pain to lace them every time. Also, is it possible to get speed hooks removed if I try and don't like them?
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Today I wore Whiskey PTB's, Barrie last:
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They have darkened and look almost Ravello, which I prefer, and you can see some wax buildup on the outside of the toe box. I am not using wax and it is getting less noticeable.

 

 

 

Nice Ravello vibergs in the bottom pic ;)

 

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What are people's thoughts on speed hooks? I'm thinking of getting boots without them ( I so far only own LWBs and PTBs) since I think they look clunky, but I was wonder how you guys felt about them/ if it's going to be too much of a pain to lace them every time. Also, is it possible to get speed hooks removed if I try and don't like them?

its not a make or break feature. Case in point: the Leffot Ravello Captoe Boot. Fantastic and imo casual boot that lends itself for a more casual and quick lacing system like speed hooks
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What are people's thoughts on speed hooks? I'm thinking of getting boots without them ( I so far only own LWBs and PTBs) since I think they look clunky, but I was wonder how you guys felt about them/ if it's going to be too much of a pain to lace them every time. Also, is it possible to get speed hooks removed if I try and don't like them?


I stopped buying boots with speed hooks some time ago and never looked back. Removing them and replacing with eyelets is something only a shoemaker can do. A place like B. Nelson would be your only bet for "converting" a boot, but I would not count on them being able to do this.

 

It's not a pain to lace them every time. You have to lace boots every time you wear them whether they have hooks or not. I highly recommend boots without hooks. The look is clean, but retains the presence of the boot.

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I stopped buying boots with speed hooks some time ago and never looked back. Removing them and replacing with eyelets is something only a shoemaker can do. A place like B. Nelson would be your only bet for "converting" a boot, but I would not count on them being able to do this.

 

It's not a pain to lace them every time. You have to lace boots every time you wear them whether they have hooks or not. I highly recommend boots without hooks. The look is clean, but retains the presence of the boot.


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