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post #37576 of 87519
Hello Gents,

Before I wear my new Alden natural CXL boots, should I condition them with some Saphir Reno?

cheers

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post #37577 of 87519
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post


I posted a picture of my worn one a few days back. The sole wears like clarks DB if that helps at all.

 

I am interested in this as well, but I can's seem to locate the post you are referring to.  What page is it on?  Or what day/time was it posted?

post #37578 of 87519
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

I am interested in this as well, but I can's seem to locate the post you are referring to.  What page is it on?  Or what day/time was it posted?

here they are after a fresh polish and some saphir, the crepe sole def makes them a casual boot.
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post #37579 of 87519
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post


here they are after a fresh polish and some saphir, the crepe sole def makes them a casual boot. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Ahh, I did see that post, my mistake.  Great looking boots!

post #37580 of 87519
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

On my left foot, no matter what shoe I wear, the tongue consistently drops down towards the outside of my foot. This condition was again brought to my attention today while wearing my JGilbert #8 Captoe boots as the tongue settles nicely under my ankle joint.
Major #firstworldproblems this morning. frown.gif
(Any ideas why this happens in general?)

Yeah, this happens on my left foot on my Indys and right foot on Day Trippers (though not as bad). It doesn't bother me as much as it used to.




J.Gilbert in plaza...needs some TLC
post #37581 of 87519
Think I need to celebrate something with another shoe.. Hmm PTB or some sort of suede boot varient. Is there anything like the J Crew suede boot - the plantation sole, I think the plantation sole with suede looks cheap. Chukka could be cool too, I wear my DB chukkas a lot but I wonder if the Alden seude chukkas are too dressy, I don't see them matched with work wear often.
post #37582 of 87519

Thanks Coldsnap for the pic of the Roy boot.

 

Regarding Roy boot's crepe sole, they must wear down relatively quickly, so I wonder if anyone here has the experience of getting them resoled?  If so, what did you go with and how did it turn out?  I assume one could put a commando on there or the like...

 

Any pics of a resoled Roy boot?
 

post #37583 of 87519
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

Any pics of a resoled Roy boot?
 

I had mine resoled by B. Nelson a few months ago to a double waterloc sole with toe taps because I hated the crepe sole, but loved the upper. Overall not a bad job; some of the instep stitching was sloppy, but these are my "bag of hammers" and I don't care.

 

These are admittedly shitty pics.

 

 

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post #37584 of 87519
I've had several resoles done by different places. I find that the sloppy stitching is more noticeable with the contrast white stitching. You probably wouldn't notice the stitches if they blended in with the welt color.
post #37585 of 87519
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

Thanks Coldsnap for the pic of the Roy boot.

Regarding Roy boot's crepe sole, they must wear down relatively quickly, so I wonder if anyone here has the experience of getting them resoled?  If so, what did you go with and how did it turn out?  I assume one could put a commando on there or the like...

Any pics of a resoled Roy boot?

 

Crepe soles wear pretty hard in general; I've never heard of people say they wear down quickly (Alden or otherwise). That said, a lot of people do crepe to leather/commando/dainite conversions.
post #37586 of 87519
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

Hello Gents,
Before I wear my new Alden natural CXL boots, should I condition them with some Saphir Reno?
cheers

 

The general concensus would say to give them a little polish for good measure.  You don't know how long they have been sitting in the boxes for, and I guess a fresh coat before being released into the wild is never a bad idea.  I don't follow it religiously, but for my nicer shoes, I will try to.  For cheaper ones, i'll get it done within a week or two.

 

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Crepe soles wear pretty hard in general; I've never heard of people say they wear down quickly (Alden or otherwise). That said, a lot of people do crepe to leather/commando/dainite conversions.

 

Hard as far as... stiff?  I have two pairs of Clark crepe soles and they are pretty soft, however extremely durable.  After a year on one pair and they don't even look like there was any wear other than discoloration.

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post #37588 of 87519
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

On my left foot, no matter what shoe I wear, the tongue consistently drops down towards the outside of my foot. This condition was again brought to my attention today while wearing my JGilbert #8 Captoe boots as the tongue settles nicely under my ankle joint.
Major #firstworldproblems this morning. frown.gif
(Any ideas why this happens in general?)

So do quite a few people get this addressed somehow? Have a cobbler sew the tongue or something?

post #37589 of 87519
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

Hello Gents,
Before I wear my new Alden natural CXL boots, should I condition them with some Saphir Reno?
cheers

This couldn't hurt.

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Originally Posted by jjr4884 View Post

The general concensus would say to give them a little polish for good measure.  You don't know how long they have been sitting in the boxes for, and I guess a fresh coat before being released into the wild is never a bad idea.  I don't follow it religiously, but for my nicer shoes, I will try to.  For cheaper ones, i'll get it done within a week or two.

This wouldn't hurt satisfied.gif

However, I wouldn't give your CXL "a little polish" . CXL is waxy/full of oils; polish will just sit on top of the surface. teacha.gif
post #37590 of 87519
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

These are dope
http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2011/05/02/alden-shoes-chocolate-suede-nst-tanker-boot-lsw/
I will never find a pair right?

Probably not from Leather Soul anytime soon, but JCrew appears to be coming out with a NST suede boot soon. A photo was posted here on the forum about a month ago, and here is the link: http://www.styleforum.net/t/85589/the-official-alden-thread/35715
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