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Old picture of my medallion tips. These are soon headed to BNelson for a JR resole with natural edge, I am considering the JR soles and Topys with the recessed metal toe plate. Suggestions regarding JR + Topy?

If you intend to Topy ... there is no added benefit to getting the JR premium soles
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Thanks mcbrown, I'll take your advice.

What is the consensus for treating chromexcel? I don't plan on babying them of course, but would like to know the preferred method?

mink oil or pitch blend. i use the latter.
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Color 8 Chukka, 1+ years old. I tried to do all the tricks for the water stains...not sure they've changed.

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I am on the lookout for a color 8/burgundy shell captoe bal (straight tip). Alden's is on the Hampton last, which is not my favorite. LS had one on the Plaza a year or two ago that I would buy immediately if it were available. The Carmina website lists this model only in black shell. And I know about the AE Park Avenue.

Any thoughts on where I might track one down?

Thanks guys, and have a good weekend.
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^  Those CXL tankers are sweet, where did you score them?

I got these via a trade here on SF. They originally hail from Epaulet, 2012.
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Thanks mcbrown, I'll take your advice.

What is the consensus for treating chromexcel? I don't plan on babying them of course, but would like to know the preferred method?

You can find a lot of info in the Wolverine 1000 mile boots thread.  Horween and Oak Street Bootmakers recommend Venetian shoe cream, as needed, for moisture.  I haven't delved too deeply into it just yet.

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More shell in the snow biggrin.gif Cigar Indys from Leffot:

 

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You can find a lot of info in the Wolverine 1000 mile boots thread.  Horween and Oak Street Bootmakers recommend Venetian shoe cream, as needed, for moisture.  I haven't delved too deeply into it just yet.

Thanks jimney, I'll give that thread a read.
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recently scored these beauties
cigar shell cordovan nst, barrie last, 8.5D

i didn't realize it was the barrie when i got them

so sadly its the wrong size and I'll have to sell them (if anyone is interested let me know)
but that doesn't mean i can't marvel at them for a few days first.

good looking ravello today, guys. i am jellies for sure.
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Originally Posted by chakmak View Post

Thanks mcbrown, I'll take your advice.

What is the consensus for treating chromexcel? I don't plan on babying them of course, but would like to know the preferred method?

I have used both Saphir Reno and Venetian shoe cream on my natural CXL boots.  Both worked well.  CXL doesn't really need much care.  There's so much oil in them that all that's probably needed is good brushing or maybe a damp cloth if they get dirty.  Every so often, a treatment with Reno or VSC for moisture and conditioning and you're good to go.

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I have used both Saphir Reno and Venetian shoe cream on my natural CXL boots.  Both worked well.  CXL doesn't really need much care.  There's so much oil in them that all that's probably needed is good brushing or maybe a damp cloth if they get dirty.  Every so often, a treatment with Reno or VSC for moisture and conditioning and you're good to go.

I usually use venetian but I tried some Kiwi saddle soap for some cleaning this past weekend. Did a nice job. Nothing beats Saphir Reno, IMO. Just the smell is good enough for me.
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Old picture of my medallion tips. These are soon headed to BNelson for a JR resole with natural edge, I am considering the JR soles and Topys with the recessed metal toe plate. Suggestions regarding JR + Topy?
Nick will tell you the same, that if you are going to get Topys there is no reason to get JR soles. You may want to get the JR heel though and do his regular leather soles with the Topy and metal toe plate.
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I have used both Saphir Reno and Venetian shoe cream on my natural CXL boots.  Both worked well.  CXL doesn't really need much care.  There's so much oil in them that all that's probably needed is good brushing or maybe a damp cloth if they get dirty.  Every so often, a treatment with Reno or VSC for moisture and conditioning and you're good to go.

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I usually use venetian but I tried some Kiwi saddle soap for some cleaning this past weekend. Did a nice job. Nothing beats Saphir Reno, IMO. Just the smell is good enough for me.

FWIW, Reno and brushing is all I do to my CXL Indys (to ChakMak's question above^^^).
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FWIW, Reno and brushing is all I do to my CXL Indys (to ChakMak's question above^^^).

Same here with my Natural CXL Brixtons....

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Just got these in from ebay. Although they are actually 10.5 E rather than 11 D as listed, they seem to fit. They are lined suede on a commando sole on the Barrie. Still not sure if I should keep them though as I am afraid that the suede will loosen up and they will end up being to wide. I hate to send them back as they are essentially new. My only other Barries are shell chukkas that are an 11 D. Any suggestions?

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