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$710, plus tax.
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$710, plus tax.

Oh alright - so about the same as the shoemart version I'd seen before. Thank you -
post #41478 of 93993
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Any notice that heavy brushing dries out their CXL? Like if i brush the side of my boot pretty heavily I'll notice hairline cracks that are a light brown.
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Sorry, first time post. I have the same issue with one of my 403's. There about two months old so I can imagine them being dry. Just to be sure I applied some Reno, no change. It looks like marble for lack of a better word. Is this a normal characteristic of CXL? Its kind of driving me nuts, any insight would be appreciated.
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Sorry again, meant to say CAN'T imagine them being dry. Here's the right boot.
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Sorry, first time post. I have the same issue with one of my 403's. There about two months old so I can imagine them being dry. Just to be sure I applied some Reno, no change. It looks like marble for lack of a better word. Is this a normal characteristic of CXL? Its kind of driving me nuts, any insight would be appreciated.

 

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Sorry again, meant to say CAN'T imagine them being dry. Here's the right boot.

 

Just looks like good character to me!

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Sorry again, meant to say CAN'T imagine them being dry. Here's the right boot.

 

Sorry to see that, doesn't look bad though. Seems like the quarters were cut from looser part of the hide. Just the natural characteristic of the leather if it's breaking this way, just do your best to keep oiled.

post #41483 of 93993
That's just chromexcel. It can be like that, seen it on tons of shoes. One reason I don't always love that leather, I had a pair of J Crew Indys that were so bad after one wear I returned them as defective, they just had a horrible piece of Chromexcel on them...and I was expecting the typical Chrimexcel "character". Those don't look too bad to me though, I wouldn't be concerned by those.
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I figured that's what it was. The main reason it bothers me is because the boots really do look so different in person, especially in sun light. Hopefully I will beat them up enough that it won't be so noticeable. Next boots will be shell.
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^Whoever it was that said Indys are "gateway boots" sure was right.

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^Whoever it was that said Indys are "gateway boots" sure was right.

yup. started with some 30% off jcrew indys last yr.

 

now i'm 9 pair deep redface.gif

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yup. started with some 30% off jcrew indys last yr.

now i'm 9 pair deep redface.gif

HOLY MOLY.

That's a huge jump. I'm only 3 in... shog[1].gif
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Hi Friends, I bought my first pair of Aldens (brand new 405s) the day after Christmas.  Love them, but noticed a couple issues.

 

Thread is coming undone on the corner of the right boot. 

 

700

 

On the left boot, the stitching on the welt is starting to fray.  It looks like the welt was trimmed very close to the thread, exposing the thread to more wear.

 

700

 

700

 

 

Here you can see a comparison between left and right to see the difference.

 

700

 

My question is, would there be any concern about the long term durability of these boots related to these two issues?  If so, can anything be done to to help?

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yup. started with some 30% off jcrew indys last yr.

now i'm 9 pair deep redface.gif
Same. Well the Indys were my first Aldens. I have about 10 pairs now.
post #41490 of 93993
Which shoe do you guys think is more versatile? The PTB or LWB? In #8 Shell of course...
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