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Thanks. Yeah, my non commando (neo cork of whatever stock is) soled Indys are holding up exceedingly well. I was curious about getting a commando sole pair but may not now. 

i think the only concern is the heels. again, my experience is the following: the toes aren't an issue. the toes will likely not experience odd wear. due to the lift from the commando studs, you have a solid buffer on the toes. i am VERY hard on my toes. i curve steel toe taps, and i haven't experienced odd toe wear on the commandos. unless you drag your feet, the whole sole will not experience odd wear. they are soft, but again, unless you drag your feet, they should be fine. the heels are really the only issue and this is easily solved by plastic heel taps for $3. i love the commando. very sticky and good grip. the heel is the primary concern, but it's solvable.
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i think the only concern is the heels. again, my experience is the following: the toes aren't an issue. the toes will likely not experience odd wear. due to the lift from the commando studs, you have a solid buffer on the toes. i am VERY hard on my toes. i curve steel toe taps, and i haven't experienced odd toe wear on the commandos. unless you drag your feet, the whole sole will not experience odd wear. they are soft, but again, unless you drag your feet, they should be fine. the heels are really the only issue and this is easily solved by plastic heel taps for $3. i love the commando. very sticky and good grip. the heel is the primary concern, but it's solvable.

 

Speaking of which, the stock "Foot Balance" heel on the Indy boots (non-commando sole) seem really very sturdy and seem to last a long time.

 

 

 

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Maiden voyage after Mac break-in. Photo tips by El Argentino

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Maiden voyage after Mac break-in. Photo tips by El Argentino

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Speaking of which, the stock "Foot Balance" heel on the Indy boots (non-commando sole) seem really very sturdy and seem to last a long time.





Am I correct that these are not used on shell Indys ever? Commando, double leather or Waterloc are the only options? Personally I would like it.
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Am I correct that these are not used on shell Indys ever? Commando, double leather or Waterloc are the only options? Personally I would like it.

My whiskey Indy has a "Footbalance" rubber heel with the double waterlock sole. These were the Styleforum group order. I don't believe I have seen that elsewhere.
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I assume b nelson can fit the neo cork.
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My whiskey Indy has a "Footbalance" rubber heel with the double waterlock sole. These were the Styleforum group order. I don't believe I have seen that elsewhere.

The scotch grain indy's I got from union made have the same. Had not seen it before either.
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Another great shot El Argentino, those Natty CXL's look great!
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Looking for some first hand experience here. It's time for a bit of wax for my Ravello LWBs. They are definitely that red leaning ravello and I want to keep it that way. I've heard others here indicate that they use Alden brown but I just can't see how the brown used for cigar can be used on ravello without significantly darkening the color. What are others experiences? Anyone use Kiwi? Tan, light tan, mid tan? What about Saphir neutral Cordovan cream? How's it different then renovateur?
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Looking for some first hand experience here. It's time for a bit of wax for my Ravello LWBs. They are definitely that red leaning ravello and I want to keep it that way. I've heard others here indicate that they use Alden brown but I just can't see how the brown used for cigar can be used on ravello without significantly darkening the color. What are others experiences? Anyone use Kiwi? Tan, light tan, mid tan? What about Saphir neutral Cordovan cream? How's it different then renovateur?

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Looking for some first hand experience here. It's time for a bit of wax for my Ravello LWBs. They are definitely that red leaning ravello and I want to keep it that way. I've heard others here indicate that they use Alden brown but I just can't see how the brown used for cigar can be used on ravello without significantly darkening the color. What are others experiences? Anyone use Kiwi? Tan, light tan, mid tan? What about Saphir neutral Cordovan cream? How's it different then renovateur?

Alden NYC recommended Kiwi mid-tan to me, and that's the color that seems to match up best IMO. Alden brown is better used on cigar IMO
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