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Originally Posted by makewayhomer View Post

does anyone know of a sole (and anyone who sells it) similar to the Alden Commando sole, but instead of the ridges going all the way back to the edge of the heel, they stay recessed from the edge like they are on the forefoot?
goal is to get a nice profile from all around while still maintaining the performance of the vibram
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I asked Moulded Shoe about this. they told me

"We can apply Alden's commando soles & a vibram coordinating heel with a low profile mini lug.
I have attached a photo for you.
With the rubber stitched, this would be a complete sole replacement. It would take about 4 weeks and cost $150.00.
Without stitching the rubber can be applied onto the existing leather sole this would take 1 week and cost $75.00."

391

would be nice to save the $75 and 3 weeks (and keep the original soles), question if would this be way too thick of a sole?

edit: they say the cemented on option would be thin, and actually recommend this is if the original leather sole is in good shape
Edited by makewayhomer - 10/31/11 at 9:45am
post #17493 of 91318
there is a rumor going around that J. Crew will have a ravello, perforated cap toe boot on the barrie last at the liquor store this holiday season. want want want want want.

this is supposedly a fact.
post #17494 of 91318
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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

there is a rumor going around that J. Crew will have a ravello, perforated cap toe boot on the barrie last at the liquor store this holiday season. want want want want want.
this is supposedly a fact.

What would this look similar to?
post #17495 of 91318
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Originally Posted by gfreeman View Post

What would this look similar to?

The Alpine Perf Toe boot, sounds like, except in Ravello
post #17496 of 91318
Shit. I might have to kop, too.
post #17497 of 91318
I've been using it for a while, and liking it more than the hard wax from Alden. You can purchase the Saphir's Bordo color to add a wonderful combination.
-Ike
post #17498 of 91318
I've come to understand that when these companies label their products, "Cordovan," that it's in the brown Allen Edmonds cordovan and not the burgundy Alden cordovan. I purchased Meltonian shoe cream in Cordovan for a pair of Merlot calf wing tips and realized after the 4 or 5 polishes that they were looking much browner than any Color 8, or even their original Merlot for that matter. From my understanding shoe creams have more pigment than wax, hence turning the shoe a different color more so. Though I've never used any cream on my Cordovan except Venetian Cream if I were to purchase a cream for my Color 8's it would be Alden's. The Saphir may indeed be a better product but if your concern is color change it's something you'll have to take into consideration.
post #17499 of 91318
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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

there is a rumor going around that J. Crew will have a ravello, perforated cap toe boot on the barrie last at the liquor store this holiday season. want want want want want.
this is supposedly a fact.

Does anyone else not like the fact that J.Crew seems to be on the top of Alden's makeup list? The smaller retailers do far better work, imo. Just venting - they will be awesome.
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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

there is a rumor going around that J. Crew will have a ravello, perforated cap toe boot on the barrie last at the liquor store this holiday season. want want want want want.
this is supposedly a fact.

Also, what do you mean by the "liquor store?"
post #17501 of 91318
It's their flagship mens store in the meat packing district (or somewhere else trendy in NY).
Edited by geoffmartin17 - 10/31/11 at 1:39pm
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Also, what do you mean by the "liquor store?"
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Originally Posted by geoffmartin17 View Post

It's their flagship mens store in the meat packing district (or somewhere else trending in NY).

On West Broadway in Tribeca:

http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Navigation/tribeca/ls1.jsp
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Originally Posted by geoffmartin17 View Post

It's their flagship mens store in the meat packing district (or somewhere else trending in NY).

Ahh. Does this mean the boot will only be available there and not online? Thus someone like me in Canada would need a proxy?
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Originally Posted by makewayhomer View Post

I asked Moulded Shoe about this. they told me
"We can apply Alden's commando soles & a vibram coordinating heel with a low profile mini lug.
I have attached a photo for you.
With the rubber stitched, this would be a complete sole replacement. It would take about 4 weeks and cost $150.00.
Without stitching the rubber can be applied onto the existing leather sole this would take 1 week and cost $75.00."
391
would be nice to save the $75 and 3 weeks (and keep the original soles), question if would this be way too thick of a sole?
edit: they say the cemented on option would be thin, and actually recommend this is if the original leather sole is in good shape

Be careful, the thicker sole you pictured will take away from the look you are going for. The heel you showed will be thicker than the existing heel. They can cut down your base to balance it but, you will loose some of the stacked look.
The thinner sole that you mentioned can't be stitched on because the lugs go to the edge. I could be wrong but let us know.
post #17505 of 91318
Can anyone comment on how the Aberdeen last fits in comparison to the Barrie last? I've read that the Aberdeen is a bit longer and elongated, but I'm not 100% sure on whether or not to size down like the Barrie.
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