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I have numerous Aldens - mostly shell, some calf - mostly shoes, some boots. I am partial to leather soled Aldens - double or single, standard or oiled. I have never understood the appeal of the crepe sole. Indeed, any model that comes out with a crepe sole is immediately dismissed by me. Certainly others see the issue as I do, but many do not. I get that many claim it is very comfortable, and that it is necessarily casual/informal, but what else, if anything, about it is appealing to those of you who buy it? No sarcasm is intended here.

They are more comfortable than leather soled shoes.

Also like the look.

Most of my shoes are leather soled, crepe's only go with a certain, limited number of styles IMO, but worth having in a collection.

New york ranger mentioned earlier he had taps installed in his crepes...if you see this, let me know how they were attached.

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+1. Case in point, tan suede LWB with plantation crepe sole = yummy.

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Ravello LWBs just as the sun is peeking over the horizon:

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Ravello LWBs just as the sun is peeking over the horizon:
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White and ravello look fantastic together !
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Ravello LWBs just as the sun is peeking over the horizon:
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White and ravello look fantastic together !

Should have given props in my picture. They're actually Epaulet Regiment Twill Walts in cloud which is a very light grey.
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Anyone familiar with the chamois leather? How does it compare with Kudu, or more specifically, is it nearly as water resistant as Kudu?

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AML : those Ravello gunboats are simply unbeatable. Nice job.
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Ravello LWBs just as the sun is peeking over the horizon:
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Wow. This combination is a winner

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I just bought my first pair of Aldens yesterday (901 - Needed a go to business shoe) and the fit is almost perfect.  The right shoe is pretty good, but the left one has the slightest bit of heel slip.  Does anyone have any suggestions to remedy this?  I know there are things you can put under the tongue and things you can put inside the heel, but I'd rather not use the heel ones if I can, as those tends to separate off with friction.  

 

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Originally Posted by Al in Philly View Post

I just bought my first pair of Aldens yesterday (901 - Needed a go to business shoe) and the fit is almost perfect.  The right shoe is pretty good, but the left one has the slightest bit of heel slip.  Does anyone have any suggestions to remedy this?  I know there are things you can put under the tongue and things you can put inside the heel, but I'd rather not use the heel ones if I can, as those tends to separate off with friction.  

Thanks in advance for any help!

I have found that the heel slip goes away after the sole (and upper) have had a chance to break in, form to your foot and the way you walk.

If you want an instant fix i have found that tongue pad does a good job of helping you fill out the shoe.it's better than wearing thick socks, esp' in summer satisfied.gif
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Should have given props in my picture. They're actually Epaulet Regiment Twill Walts in cloud which is a very light grey.

Regardless, it looks great. I wear white pants, blue blazer with my ravello icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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I have found that the heel slip goes away after the sole (and upper) have had a chance to break in, form to your foot and the way you walk.
If you want an instant fix i have found that tongue pad does a good job of helping you fill out the shoe.it's better than wearing thick socks, esp' in summer satisfied.gif

Thanks!  Actually, with thick socks I probably wouldn't need anything, but I can only see myself wearing them with my thin OTCs.  I think i'll check out the tongue pads.

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Anyone familiar with the chamois leather? How does it compare with Kudu, or more specifically, is it nearly as water resistant as Kudu?
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I have not had the pleasure of owning a chamois make-up but they look killer.

This is anter nice option if you are not set on the LWB (from www.unionmadegoods.com)

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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

I have found that the heel slip goes away after the sole (and upper) have had a chance to break in, form to your foot and the way you walk.
If you want an instant fix i have found that tongue pad does a good job of helping you fill out the shoe.it's better than wearing thick socks, esp' in summer satisfied.gif

I'm still breaking in some new PTBs, but this seems to be the case for me as well. Based on my own limited experience, you might want give it a go without the tongue pads and see if it feels better after a few more wears.
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I have not had the pleasure of owning a chamois make-up but they look killer.
This is anter nice option if you are not set on the LWB (from www.unionmadegoods.com)

Indeed, those are also very nice. And I'm not set on the LWB. I'd really like to get something water resistant (lots o' rain here), and I'm wondering if the Kudu is a better option, or if the chamois offers more or less the same degree of water resistance.
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