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Originally Posted by ubiquiti View Post

Looks OEM. Big thanks to dsmivtr for the suggestion on sending them to B. Nelson.

Glad to help point you in the right direction. Nick V. does not disappoint. Now get some wear on those soles! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Does Alden water lock sole have a special welt that makes the sole more flexible?
post #31699 of 90123
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Originally Posted by chipshot View Post

Hi Nick!  I have some new Whiskey LWB's and Chukka's coming.  I tend to wear the toes on the double soled loafers and have had recessed metal toe taps placed in those.  Do you think I should do the same with these lace ups?  Haven't worn a lace up in quite some time.  I wear these lace ups a little larger to allow for toe room whereby the loafers I wear 1/2 size down and the toes are at the front of the toe box, more of a moccasin fit.  Maybe this explains the excessive toe wear durning break-in.  Your thoughts?  I would be happy to send them to you for recessed taps... you charge ? for that service.  Thanks so much, you are so kind to answer all these questions on this site!  Good man!

Try wearing you new shoes a few times and observe the wearing at the toe after each wearing, If you see that the toe is wearing at a quicker pace than the rest of the sole then the sunken metal toe plates are appropriate. I find that the toes on doubled soled footwear normally wear quicker.
I suspect there are 2 reasons for this:
1. Double soles are heavier.
2. They are less flexible than single soled.
Also, the larger size lace up may contribute to wearing the toe prematurely.
Sometimes it's all about the wearer's gait and strictly that. Could be the case with you as well.
post #31700 of 90123
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Originally Posted by Nick V. View Post

Try wearing you new shoes a few times and observe the wearing at the toe after each wearing, If you see that the toe is wearing at a quicker pace than the rest of the sole then the sunken metal toe plates are appropriate. I find that the toes on doubled soled footwear normally wear quicker.
I suspect there are 2 reasons for this:
1. Double soles are heavier.
2. They are less flexible than single soled.
Also, the larger size lace up may contribute to wearing the toe prematurely.
Sometimes it's all about the wearer's gait and strictly that. Could be the case with you as well.

Nick V, just wanted it say thank you for being on this forum and responding. I am fairly new to paying real attention to shoes, how they're made, etc., and the knowledge you impart and help you provide is incredible. I am like a sponge and absorbing everything you and all the other veterans post. Thanks!
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Any boots in the 9D seconds list sent out a couple weeks ago?
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Snuff Suede Unlined PTB from Unionmade

469

469
post #31704 of 90123
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Originally Posted by stant62 View Post

Any boots in the 9D seconds list sent out a couple weeks ago?

I'm sure there had to be...I got the 8, 8.5 lists and there were boots all over it. Call them and get them to email you the list.
post #31705 of 90123
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Originally Posted by johnnyrich7 View Post

Snuff Suede Unlined PTB from Unionmade
469
469

looking good!
post #31706 of 90123
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Originally Posted by ubiquiti View Post


got my cap toe boots back from B. Nelson. Top-notch work.

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I have to ask...do they make an audible click or tap when you walk? Do you feel like you should do your best shuffle step across the floor?

I really like the idea but couldn't do it if sounds like you are wearing tap shoes...
post #31707 of 90123
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Originally Posted by Thor View Post

I have to ask...do they make an audible click or tap when you walk? Do you feel like you should do your best shuffle step across the floor?
I really like the idea but couldn't do it if sounds like you are wearing tap shoes...

Have metal taps on all my leather soled shoes and there are no audible clicks... this may be because I run and have learned to tread lightly tongue.gif

I also do not experience any problems with hardwood floors, become a conduit for lightning, or find that taps improve my dancing skills. lol8[1].gif
post #31708 of 90123
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Snuff Suede Unlined PTB from Unionmade
469
469

Beautiful shoe! Looks very comfy too.

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more info on these pls
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