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Originally Posted by Eleganza View Post

Not trying to be disrespectful to anyone here, as we all have our tastes, but I do not find the Indy Boots to be attractive at all. For me, I simply can't get over the toe box, as they remind me more of Fred Sanford, even though Indiana Jones actually wore them.

The only reason they are in the movie is because Harrison Ford himself swore by them while he was working as a carpenter, prior to becoming a big time actor. He insisted that he wear them for the film as well. He apparently has really wide, flat feet or something, so they fit his feet well. 

 

 

 

 

The fit and look of the Indy boots is definitely not for everyone though the look has become a bit fashionable nowadays. Keep in mind, they were originally orthopedic boots. 

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Originally Posted by herrmj View Post

Modified last + thomas heel is going to be some srs arch support... 
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Doesn't the stitching on the heel, and also the heel itself suggest Modified?

(I'm more asking than telling)
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

^Modified last, I'd think. Interesting that it has a neoprene cork sole.

Ah, too bad, since I'm an 11 D on the Barrie, and as far as I know Barrie and Modified last sizes are usually the same.
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

I'm super excited to try the modified last on it... revolve.gif

Good luck El Argentino. Provided what I said above is true, I'd probably be bidding against you if they were 1/2 size smaller.
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Can someone confirm that Ravello is gonna start to appear again in a year. Had some loot set aside for the WT or CT boot, but the well is definitely running dry from the looks of it.
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Originally Posted by Eleganza View Post

Not trying to be disrespectful to anyone here, as we all have our tastes, but I do not find the Indy Boots to be attractive at all. For me, I simply can't get over the toe box, as they remind me more of Fred Sanford, even though Indiana Jones actually wore them.

I have leather and chromexcel Indy boots on commando soles - when put on the commando, the Indy becomes an attractive wet weather / snow / light hiking/walking boot. I see a lot of Indy boots in NYC worn with jeans and sweaters or blazers, which also seems to work.
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I have leather and chromexcel Indy boots on commando soles - when put on the commando, the Indy becomes an attractive wet weather / snow / light hiking/walking boot. I see a lot of Indy boots in NYC worn with jeans and sweaters or blazers, which also seems to work.

you may have seen me!

i have ntl cxl on commando and the marble suede indys and i love em both, but i don't think i'll be acquring any more indys soon.

I do think they look great in suede though...
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LS Ranger Shoe
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Originally Posted by Hermitedge View Post

Can someone confirm that Ravello is gonna start to appear again in a year. Had some loot set aside for the WT or CT boot, but the well is definitely running dry from the looks of it.

Not sure that anyone can confirm this with certainty, although we would all wish it to be true.  Frankly, I think many were surprised to see this recent burst of Ravello out of the factory, given that many retailers were saying around August Ravello would be impossible to find for the next 18+months.

 

But what do I know, I only became aware of Alden less than 2 years ago.

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Silly Question:  I just ordered some cedar shoe racks from woodlore, and was going to keep them in my room so that I can stare at my shoes all day long.  Will my shell shoes get faded from the light, even if not in direct sunlight? or do they need to be kept in a dark closet with no light at all to avoid fading?

 

I suspect that they will be okay as long as they are not in direct sunlight, as nothing else in my house has faded in such a way, but thought I would check to be sure.

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Gentlemen, if I may make one last announcement, Moulded Shoe is invoicing the deposits for the Modified Last Kudu Indy.  There is still some time is anyone else would like to join the order.  Please PM for more information.

 

Thank you.

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Just came in today! My first pair of Alden shell cordovan. The Cigar Indy boot! I just wanted to share and thank you guys on the forum for posting such great info. These fit great, and look amazing.
Wish list:
Ravello cap toe boot
Whiskey longwings
I know I'm looking for unicorns, but if anyone spots them please send me a pm. I hope you all have a nice week.

wear your cigar indy in good health
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Originally Posted by MickCollins1916 View Post

I didn't want to post about this until I had some results to report, but now that I do...
I have complained ad nauseam about how poorly LHS have fit me over the years, but that I have kept trying them. Seems silly, but they LOOK so comfortable that I keep getting suckered in. My last foray into that shoe led me to buy a ravello pair and employ a vamp raiser. Close, but no dice, had to sell them.
However, emboldened by the purchase of the vamp raiser - and the receipt of several gift cards, and the ability to employ my corporate discount, making them (relatively) cheap - I bought a pair of the Brooks unlined LHS in #8. Yes, I am stubborn as hell.
I used the Mac method to break them in, and slowly stretched the vamp using said vamp raiser (and generously applied stretching fluid)...with fantastic results! I love them. Super comfortable, and they've gotten moreso with each subsequent wear.

nephew,
thank you for posting
enjoy wearing in good health
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

An early mornin cigar

nephew,
good looking cigar
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Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci View Post

maiden voyage for my Alden SF, Ravello LWB today...

wear in good health you gunboats
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Newly restored and just Mac method shined #8 Monks
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nephew,
looking good
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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post




Whiskey Indy

nephew,
looking good in your whiskey
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