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It took me a while to realize this, but I tend to agree. I'd further restrict it to NST boots on the barrie or plaza. NST shoe or boot + aberdeen doesn't do it for me, though I know for many here it does.
After reading this thread for so long i finally got myself a pair of Aldens with flexwelt.
But i only noticed the below after i got back.
I bought it at Alden SF on holiday and now am back in Asia.
The wrinkle you see in the pic is only one this part of the one shoe alone and not present anywhere else.
This is my most expensive shoe and my first GOOD pair.
1- Is this something i should be worried about?
Living in a tropical country with bad roads and wet weather unexpectedly always, there will be times where these will get wet.
2- How will these leather soles last? Its my first pair with them.
3- Any protective measures i need or should do to protect the shoe/leather sole in these climates?
The Alden store threw in a small bottle of boot cream and told me thats all i need to upkeep them. Not much of a wax n shine person, as long as the leather is clean n well conditioned i am a happy camper.
4- So will cleaning the shoe and applying the cream + brush be enough?
I agree (LWB and PTB). NST on the Barrie doesn't look as pointy (as per SevenFTG's advice months ago). Not sure where you are getting the Cigar NST on Aberdeen; the ones at TSM are on the barrie.