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I'd keep the one on the right with the single row of stitching. The double row looks odd to me. Not used to seeing it. On the other hand, it does have the virtue of being different.
what did you use to remove the black? and would the walnut stain be necessary..did it look ok before you applied it?
how much did that cost from B nelson?
reason im so curious is because I just picked up a pair of black shell boots that I love but wish the edging was that color for some contrast.. or I could just wear the current soles down and have it done in about a year at b nelson
Bakes, yes, I use the Woodlore Epic Twin-Tube trees in most of my boots. But I also use the AE/JAB full-toe trees in some of my boots as well (usually those that are a bit narrower or have pointier toes). Here are some approximate measurements. I am an 8D TTS and for reference, am 7.5D in the Alden Barrie and 8D in the AE 1-last. I use size Small in both the Epic and AE trees. These measurements are for the size Small trees.
Width (approximate at the ball of the foot): Epic - 3.375" (3.125" with the spring compressed) and the AE - 3.125"
Girth (circumference at the ball of the foot): Epic - 8.75" and the AE - 8.125"
Height (the Epic comes up much higher and therefore IMO better for boots): Epic - 2.5" and the AE - 1.875"
Hope this helps.
This is very helpful. Much obliged. Seems like the Epic is what I need. Almost wonder if it might have been better for all of my LHS, but there is no way I would buy all new trees for that reason.
If you were to keep just one of the black captoes which one would it be? Don't need two captoes in the same color. Also can't decide if I want to keep the J. Crew captoes, still can't get my head around #8
One is Modified, one is Barrie, no? Keep the Modified if you like that last. Harder to find again relative to the other.
Thank you for your response. Maybe the barrie just works better for your foot shape/proportions?
I actually love the way both pairs came out but today's project was much cheaper.
That looks awesome. You did a great job. I actually like it better with the welt left black, although I would not have predicted that it would be my preference.
My apologies. The Modified last is a great fit for many forum members and looks great IMO. It's quite different from the other Alden lasts.
Very nice sir!