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Originally Posted by Briar Snob View Post

I now have a whole new appreciation for cap toe boots -- those are beautiful.  Is the pull tab standard or was that a special make-up?  Thanks!

This was a special makeup by The Shoe Mart. The pulltabs were part of the design. I prefer the boots without but it's not a strong preference. Glad to have aided in someone's appreciation of captoe boots!
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
wear your whiskey in good health

Thank you uncle!, you know I've been after these for a long time
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Originally Posted by kolecho View Post

Agreed. On closer inspection, the waist on those shoes are much wider than Modified waist.



These are Modified.
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post

Thank you uncle!, you know I've been after these for a long time

nephew,
do not forget that good things happen to good people
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Originally Posted by Dr. D View Post

Looks like Alden SF has restocked ravello LWB and every size in D width appears to be available.

FYI Only: These are standard double leather soles. This is not the same shipment just received by Alden DC (waterloc double leather soles).
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Originally Posted by chipshot View Post

I appreciate Uncle's posts and use his methodology exclusively.  It is not our place to question McArthur, it's in poor taste, there.. done.  Now post something contributive .. more gentlemanly, less bark and more wag son.

 

I have to say that your comment is quite out of line.  Nobody on SF is beyond questioning as long as the questions are asked in a cordial way with genuine interest for gaining or adding to the body of knowledge.  If you are uncomfortable with asking someone questions, that's your problem not mine.  Perhaps you can expound on your first comment by explaining why you think my question was in "poor taste."  Asking someone's secret on how they keep their shoes looking so pristine is poor taste?  Feel free to read through my post history if you want to read something contributive, they are there for all to see. 

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Does anyone care to post a photo of their "modified" foot? I'm curious to see what sort of foot shape fits in to the modified... Perhaps others don't care to see photos of bare feet? I do not wish to be rude. crazy.gif
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Originally Posted by Todd V View Post

Does anyone care to post a photo of their "modified" foot? I'm curious to see what sort of foot shape fits in to the modified... Perhaps others don't care to see photos of bare feet? I do not wish to be rude. crazy.gif

 

The Modified last is great for a variety of foot shapes.  The only exception might be someone with exceptionally flat feet, the agressive arch support may be uncomfortable.  I have two pairs on the Modified.  It's my favorite so far.

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Well, I tried and I'm not sure what else to do. I think that the one shoe is ruined. I almost wish it would've gone onto my shell chukkas above where the suede were stored, it would be so much easier to clean!

 

Wax is soluble in solvent, so I'd recommend showing them to your dry cleaner.  If you want to try it yourself, get a can of electronics cleaner, which is relatively clean, impurity-wise, and will break down the wax.  You may have some residual discoloration, but I'm sure it will get the shoes back to a serviceable state.

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Cigar and ravello inventories have been increasing. I hope Whiskey is next so that my LWB from Alden NY will finally arrive! At least I already prepaid. The last one for the shell collection!
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Originally Posted by Alpina View Post

Wax is soluble in solvent, so I'd recommend showing them to your dry cleaner.  If you want to try it yourself, get a can of electronics cleaner
, which is relatively clean, impurity-wise, and will break down the wax.  You may have some residual discoloration, but I'm sure it will get the shoes back to a serviceable state.

As a final option, I thought maybe just dye them a different color?
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Originally Posted by unclesam099 View Post


Well, I tried and I'm not sure what else to do. I think that the one shoe is ruined. I almost wish it would've gone onto my shell chukkas above where the suede were stored, it would be so much easier to clean!

 

Uncle Sam did you try placing a paper towel on them and using an iron on a low setting? It worked on carpet for me before (never tried on shoes) basically the iron heats up the wax and then it is absorbed by the paper towel. Good luck to you sir! I have 2 pairs of suede Aldens that I am afraid to wear sometimes, because I am afraid of dropping drinks, greasy foods on them. I had never even considered wax before. Leather is so much easier to clean.
 

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Originally Posted by Todd V View Post

Does anyone care to post a photo of their "modified" foot? I'm curious to see what sort of foot shape fits in to the modified... Perhaps others don't care to see photos of bare feet? I do not wish to be rude. crazy.gif

I believe the modified last would work well with Morton's toe - tough I have not put the theory to a test.



Though in my case the third toe is actually larger than both the first and second.
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post


I rotate shoes a fair amount so they last quite a while, at least a little over a couple of years? I don't however, wait until I get to the cork, I get resoled when it gets to past the first leather layer and starts to show the middle leather layer. Most of my walking is also on concrete so the wear is pretty rough.
If you transition out, all the guys in the AE threat will lose their 'insider' marchal.gif Definitely prefer Alden to AE for more casual footwear!

 

Thanks for your insight.  I visit NY a few times per year, so I can imagine what you mean about the walking.  

 

I am not sure I'll truly transition out of AEs, the reality is I have most of their shell offering I'm interested in, but they do a special makeup periodically.  The Alden x J. Crew shell captoes and chukkas I acquired over the past year or so interested me more in Aldens, especially for their shell boot offerings.  

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