Originally Posted by halberdklown
I wonder if a deerbone would help me with this...
I had this happen with my Darlton Wingtips after wear five or so. I did not have the deer bone so I used brown leather cream on them and brushed. You cannot even notice now and some of my scratches were over the brouging. It should come out fine.Does anyone know if the #4 cap toe boot from Shoemart is all eyelets or does it have speed laces?
Also to reply to some of the concerns regarding the crepe soles. I personally am not a fan. The leather is not a concern for me since that is to keep the toe of your foot from catching the carpet. I just do not like the way they look. The rubber part looks dirty out of the box and just gets worse. Since Alden restoration will not change the soles anymore I am going to send mine to B. Nelson shoes and have a different sole put on when they wear out. The problem is that the crepe lasts forever. I think that Alden patented the crepe soles in the 30's? Long lasting, tough as nails, comfy.
I picked up a pair of the reverse Chamois Ranger Moc's from J. Gilbert during the Alden show and this is my new rainy day go to shoe. I did not think I would like the ranger moc but I love it. Mine is exactly like the one below without the contrast stitching:
Does anyone have any tips for maintaining the reversed chamois leather? I have a suede kit but I think they need oiled every once in a while?
During the show I met with Adam from Alden of Carmel (http://www.alden-of-carmel.com
) and I spoke with the entire J. Gilbert crew, Nate the Alden rep and Adam about Alden's for over 90 minutes. Everyone was great and I learned a lot.
Adam is a great guy and I look forward to buying more shoes from J. Gilbert and Alden of Carmel in the future.
I think I am starting to like Chromexcel more than cordovan with suede and reverse chamois being up there.
Good luck everyone. Some nice shoes and boots posted.