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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


neither; i would suggest you add nothing; it will break in

Really?  I feel like i'd be wearing tennis rackets on my feet.  No flex and the toe would wear hard for a cpl weeks.

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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

allen edmonds is buying up all the cordovan and storing it peepwall[1].gif

they also sent animal activists to stop all the horse slaughter.

Too much Horween shell was wasted on the Duckie Brown x Florsheim collaboration.
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#8 Leffot Tankers, maiden voyage.

nephew,
wear in good health your nst boot
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Thank you. I'll probably wear them more in the fall and winter, but I figured I should wear them a bit before the summer heat.

nephew,
you should wear your good looking boots in the summer
post #51485 of 87382
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Originally Posted by katch View Post

Do you guys suggest simple plastic heel and toe taps for new LWB Color 8?

That sole is like a brick.

I've had both installed on double-soled shoes (975 and Officer Indy) ... and by the time the taps wear or fall off, the soles are broken in (i.e., I don't bother replacing the taps at that point).

I've not needed any taps for the single-soled 9016.
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nephew,
wear in good health your nst boot
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
you should wear your good looking boots in the summer

Thank you Uncle. I will try to wear them year round, but it might be difficult in July and August.
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

nice

Thanks SFTG.
post #51487 of 87382
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Originally Posted by Kwaker View Post

Too much Horween shell was wasted on the Duckie Brown x Florsheim collaboration.

3 square inches would be too much to justify for most of the Duckie Brown products I've seen
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Good read, thanks for posting. Green suede? Sounds intriguing. I also like the sound of more unlined CXL models being released. Notice, however, that he didn't mention any new cordovan models in the pipeline.

unlined cxl chukka on flex welt, yes please.
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Originally Posted by Rishi Kakar View Post

Ive got four pairs of shell cordovan shoes that i wear in rotation, the oldest being 2 years old. I have never used wax on my shoes. Just give them a good brushing before wear. Please share your thoughts on not waxing my shells at all? Is waxing necessary, in that does lack of it deteriorate the leather over time?

I know about the Mac method et all but would you say that shell needs waxing at least twice a year or something (my shoes are not exposed to much dust and dirt)

Lastly is Alden/Kiwi paste wax good enough or do forum members feel using Saphir cordovan cream would be a good investment over Alden wax to ensure longevity and good looks?

 

If you don't think they need wax, then don't use it.  If there does come a time when they need it, use it sparingly.

 

Paste wax and Saphir cordovan cream are different.  The saphir has a moisturizing aspect to it.  That doesn't necessarily make it better, just different.  Some would agree that the wax offers a layer of protection, sort of like wax on a car.  I have both, and rarely use either.  Having either would be fine.  If they need moisture and you only have wax, use Venetian or Reno.

 

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Originally Posted by katch View Post

Do you guys suggest simple plastic heel and toe taps for new LWB Color 8?

 

That sole is like a brick.

 

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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post


+1, and if you want, wear them on carpet only for the first few wearings so that the sole breaks in a bit before worn on pavement. I think this is only really necessary for leather soles, and even then some may find it excessive.

Agreed, follow the Mac break in method and you shouldn't have to worry about excessive wear on the toe.  When the heel wears out, it is easily replaced.

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Thank you to all that helped answer my question regarding taps.  I appreciate the help.

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Originally Posted by katch View Post

Really?  I feel like i'd be wearing tennis rackets on my feet.  No flex and the toe would wear hard for a cpl weeks.

A leather soled shoe - single or double - first broken-in on carpet, is never a bad thing. It is a procedure many on here adhere to - whether the Mac Method or otherwise. It is particularly useful to aviod excessive toe wear.
post #51492 of 87382

I am considering ordering 

Handmade All–Weather Walker

 

If I end up disliking the heavy crepe soles ... could somebody like b nelson or even Alden change them into double leather waterlocks?  Thanks for any info.  

 

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Anybody know where I can find these? Outside of Japan.

http://shop.kink-nagoya.com/?pid=31078030
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Originally Posted by chipshot View Post

I am considering ordering 

Handmade All–Weather Walker

 

If I end up disliking the heavy crepe soles ... could somebody like b nelson or even Alden change them into double leather waterlocks?  Thanks for any info.  

 

B Nelson, yes.  Alden, no. (not anymore)

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#8 Leffot Tankers, maiden voyage.

Good lord I need these. Cannot find them in 12.5D for the life of me. Hopefully Context will have a reissue and I'll be able to pre-order some...
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