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post #45166 of 92431
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post


I noticed that AE is actually using a different rubber toplift now, at least this is the case with my Patriots. Not sure if you have noticed the same.
That's correct. that the heel stack is leather and the toplift is rubber.
It may be the heel stack that is the issue then. AE can't be faulted for the toplift on your Daltons since they are JRs.

 

I have noticed that.  I'm not as big of a fan of it from an appearance standpoint.  I wonder if it may be a tad softer though. 

post #45167 of 92431
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

This is just silly. There is absolutely no comparison in the amount of traction given by well broken-in leather soles (with or without taps) and a shoe or boot with a lugged rubber sole.

exactly. i couldn't even comment that response was so wrong.
post #45168 of 92431
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...by which you mean rubber has much better traction?

Yes.
post #45169 of 92431
Does anyone know of a retailer currently selling cigar and/or whiskey NSTs on a last other than Barrie? Thanks.
post #45170 of 92431
no monster commando sole but a Victory sole (adjusted to half sole); my Roy's will be my stomping boots again for the foreseeable future; Because of the new soles they feel and look a lot more sturdier (and dare I say massive); look is similar to Red Wing Beckman but without the huge toe bump. I really like the 'antique' finish. Thanks again Shoehealer!


IMG_3927 by SLAB13, on Flickr


IMG_3928 by SLAB13, on Flickr


IMG_3929 by SLAB13, on Flickr


IMG_3930 by SLAB13, on Flickr


IMG_3931 by SLAB13, on Flickr
post #45171 of 92431
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Originally Posted by SLAB View Post

no monster commando sole but a Victory sole (adjusted to half sole); my Roy's will be my stomping boots again for the foreseeable future; Because of the new soles they feel and look a lot more sturdier (and dare I say massive); look is similar to Red Wing Beckman but without the huge toe bump. I really like the 'antique' finish. Thanks again Shoehealer!


IMG_3927 by SLAB13, on Flickr


IMG_3928 by SLAB13, on Flickr


IMG_3929 by SLAB13, on Flickr


IMG_3930 by SLAB13, on Flickr


IMG_3931 by SLAB13, on Flickr

A wonderful job. Nicely done my friend.
post #45172 of 92431
http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/men/alden/items.aspx#ps=1&pv=60&oby=5

Some interesting make-ups here. Various references to "horse leather." biggrin.gif
post #45173 of 92431
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Some interesting make-ups here. Various references to "horse leather." biggrin.gif

definitely -- this one even appears to be the elusive pebble grain shell: http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/men/alden-horse-leather-oxford-shoe-item-10135379.aspx
post #45174 of 92431
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definitely -- this one even appears to be the elusive pebble grain shell: http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/men/alden-horse-leather-oxford-shoe-item-10135379.aspx

Yes - pebble shell 8, captoe blucher, double leather, storm welt. Very rare indeed.
post #45175 of 92431
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Does anyone know of a retailer currently selling cigar and/or whiskey NSTs on a last other than Barrie? Thanks.[/qu


IIRC Alden NYC had a cigar nst on the Aberdeen last but that was back when I ordered my cigar Indy boot probably about two months back.
post #45176 of 92431
I also wanted to thank the member who advised me about the 6 eyelet chukka from jgilbertfootwear , and in the plaza last what? Jackpot!!! The days will drag on until they are ready for production, but yenni added me to the list and life is good.
post #45177 of 92431

I always go on Ebay and look in men's shoes under cordovan see if there's some hidden gem. I had the 721 and it was well made and a beautiful color shell. That being said it's a workboot. If wish that all of my RRL workbooks were in shell. I wish that all of my Viberg service boots were in shell

 

I've sort of been converted over to cordovan over the years and whether it's a boat shoe or a chukka or a balmoral or a LWB or a sneaker (joke), it's always more fun in cordovan. If a $750 workbook in cordovan is now $530; I'll pass it along so that if it helps one person; at least it helped somebody.

 

It's a little crazy that I throw a bone out there and immediately it becomes a contest between my post and some Alden. Wolverine Cordovan made by Allen Edmonds are not as nice as most Alden shell offerings. At the same time, there would be no PSA if these things were being sold for list.

 

The point was that they are 30% off. I like a lot of Alden's, but some I would never pay list for many of them. I like the Wolverine 744, but would never pay $750 for it.

 

 Alden's are up there with my favorite shoes. Wolverine makes workbooks and this particular workbook, one which is carried by Leffot and other specialty retailers, is now $530 down from $750. If you like it, great. If not, also great.

 

If everybody dropped PSA's for hidden gems (like the one that I made for the J.Crew Ravello LWB with gold eyelets  or, just a couple days ago for the Ravello Cap Toe Jumper Boot or the one that I read about the Viberg/Leffot service boot in shell #8), this forum would be so much better....IMO

 

positive vibrations......I'n'I vibration yeah!

post #45178 of 92431
j crew boots today

post #45179 of 92431
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

IIRC Alden NYC had a cigar nst on the Aberdeen last but that was back when I ordered my cigar Indy boot probably about two months back.

Thanks.
post #45180 of 92431
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

I just realized that I haven't bought any footwear for three months!  Although I did put a deposit down on an MTO recently.  This is the longest dry spell for I think a couple of years.  The itch is returning stronger than ever.  But I'm a much pickier and discerning shopper now.

This is where I've come, though I just splurged twice (soon to be a third) for my birthday. Plan on stopping soon.
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