Before I wear my new Alden natural CXL boots, should I condition them with some Saphir Reno?
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?
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.
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.
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.
So do quite a few people get this addressed somehow? Have a cobbler sew the tongue or something?