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My new 403s, 5 days old. Driven 700 miles, walked a few more. Hastily laced. They seem to be a pretty good fit so far if not a smidge high in the arch for my flat feet - just need to take it slow with them from here on out.
Additional photos here, if you'd like to see a few more.
the boot that started a $10,000K shoe spending spree. a classic!
Had a pair of these years ago and got rid of them because I just never wore them thanks to their fleshy/putty color. The whiskey on this pair is fairly dark, so I thought I'd try again. The shell has a shine and depth of color that is truly -worthy. The photos were taken under fluorescent lighting and are an accurate depiction of their color.
whiskey is too light to be a staple. if you have 10+ pairs go for it however most will find it hard to wear. unless of course you are located in a warmer climate and wear lighter colored clothes to match
I'm in the process of breaking in a new pair of shell longwings on carpet and noticed something on the upper, near the welt, where my foot flexes. It looks like part of the shell has come off. No idea if this is the shell itself or some kind of layer that was put over the shell but that area is now dull and no longer has the shell luster that the rest of the shoe has. Has this happened to anyone else? If so, is it cause for concern? Did the problem area get larger as the shoe was worn? Like I said, this happened about an hour into breaking them in so I'm concerned it will spread given its location and the amount of brushing after each wear.
Edited by ThArtOfWardrobe - 8/27/12 at 6:18pm
I concur but I'll be the first to admit its a little excessive. I considered the lw but thought the Indy was the more reasonable purchase. Those were simpler times..
You are likely correct. In my experience, they are pretty good about accurately representing their inventory. What are the chances that all of the sizes ordered were actually not in stock? And, if you go to order them now, will they all of a sudden be available?
NAMOR, would you say the same of ravello? Put another way, how many pairs in black, burgundy/#8, or dark brown/cigar do you think one needs before they consider ravello (you suggested 10+ for whiskey)?