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Originally Posted by mcwilson07 View Post

This has probably been discussed but I can't really find a definitive answer. I really want a pair of unlined chukkas in snuff suede but I live in Seattle. I've heard that high quality full grained leather suede will hold up to the elements well as long as it is given a chance to dry. Is this generally true? I rarely find my shoes get soaked but they will get a little wet walking around and I will make sure to dry them before wearing them again (always give me shoes 24 hours in shoe trees anyway). Am I just throwing money away or getting stuck with a summer shoe here?

I live in Seattle and wear my unlined chukkas all the time. I find that I can easily wear these at least 6 months out of the year. I like my suede with a little wear though.

And when they get dirty:

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post #34382 of 86759
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Originally Posted by FENWAY View Post

Also went with #4 on the 4th, but with the Saddleback Leather BC
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Great looking briefcase and boots.

 

 

 

Is it their chestnut color breifcase, and is it their large size as well?

post #34383 of 86759
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Originally Posted by 1965 View Post

Time for some new soles. Thinking about going with some Vibram chunkiness.

 

 

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We need more of these posts in this thread. 

post #34384 of 86759
Yes, Saddleback's large BC in chestnut.

The star is simply a key chain from J Crew
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post #34385 of 86759
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Sup SWD. This is like my 4th lifetime post on this side of the pond.
So, Im clueless about Alden and where to kop - obviously I want the least expensive prices around. Any dealers I should know about? Shoe Mart is looking too expensive.

North River Outfitter used to have 20% or 25% off sales that included Aldens, but they may have wised up as now almost all sales exclude them. And, their service is spotty at best, and downright horrible at worst, so sometimes the sales were barely worth it.
post #34386 of 86759
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Originally Posted by 1965 View Post

Time for some new soles. Thinking about going with some Vibram chunkiness.

 

 

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Just thought I'd throw this out there...

 

A guy I know had new heels put on his indys that were differen't from the original ones.  They caused the shoes to recrease in other spots as it changed the way he walked in them.  Indys have that special orthopedic heel, forget what its called, not sure if that's still what you have on yours, or if you're even concerned about recreasing.

post #34387 of 86759
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Originally Posted by mcwilson07 View Post

This has probably been discussed but I can't really find a definitive answer. I really want a pair of unlined chukkas in snuff suede but I live in Seattle. I've heard that high quality full grained leather suede will hold up to the elements well as long as it is given a chance to dry. Is this generally true? I rarely find my shoes get soaked but they will get a little wet walking around and I will make sure to dry them before wearing them again (always give me shoes 24 hours in shoe trees anyway). Am I just throwing money away or getting stuck with a summer shoe here?

I think they are okay in light rain. Nothing to Heavy. I sprayed mine down and will be wearing them for the fall. But I would keep away from a down pour. Great shoes.
post #34388 of 86759
Today, The Attorney shoe for Leather Soul.

I need to get a real camera and stop relying on my phone, methinks

Edited by Reds & Tops - 9/5/12 at 2:31pm
post #34389 of 86759
A day late, but what the heck.

AWW's for a rainy day. Filson 256 for every day.
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post #34390 of 86759
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Just thought I'd throw this out there...

 

A guy I know had new heels put on his indys that were differen't from the original ones.  They caused the shoes to recrease in other spots as it changed the way he walked in them.  Indys have that special orthopedic heel, forget what its called, not sure if that's still what you have on yours, or if you're even concerned about recreasing.

I don't doubt that they'll wear a little differently after the resole but I'm not too worried about it. I'm basically thinking of putting the same soles that are on the 404 Kudu on these 403s.

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Story time.  I dropped a heavy plate right on top of the knuckle of one of my toes.  It hurt like a muther.  I thought it could be broken.  Although the pain subsided and I could flex it so all is good.  I put on my Indy's and was on my way for work.  

 

Feeling no discomfort whatsoever, I completely forgot about it.  Arriving back home, I took off my Indys and instantly I felt pain.  I took off my sock and noticed my toe was black and blue at the knuckle.  Put on a pair of comfy sneakers and still had pain.  

 

Long story short, Indys > comfy sneakers > barefoot.  

post #34392 of 86759
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^ you must have flown to Hawaii?

i remember a similar pic from about this time last year. oh how i miss it there :/

Yep. Same hotel too.
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#4 near the beach. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

damn dude, the creases on the left shoe make it seem like those are #4 sizes too big on you.

It's the just the light and I think my foot was pressing on that post. Creasing on these is pretty much the same on both shoes.
post #34393 of 86759
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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post

I live in Seattle and wear my unlined chukkas all the time. I find that I can easily wear these at least 6 months out of the year. I like my suede with a little wear though.
And when they get dirty:


NOTE ON THIS VIDEO:

I have been told this only works on UNLINED suede shoes. apparently if you do this on lined shoes water can get stuck in between layers and cause rot to occur.

I have not tried it but it sounds accurate.
post #34394 of 86759
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post


I've been meaning to ask if anyone has had issues at airport security with Aldens and their steel shanks.

 

They have always gone through the x-ray with no problem.  I'm not sure if they have ever stopped the belt to look closely at them. 

post #34395 of 86759
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Originally Posted by Olifter View Post

They have always gone through the x-ray with no problem.  I'm not sure if they have ever stopped the belt to look closely at them. 

They do frown upon trying to get through the metal detector with them. I tried, once.
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