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Am I the only one who hates creases? I've been thinking of trying some crease guards

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Time to break these out again. Wish they had a commando sole
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Am I the only one who hates creases? I've been thinking of trying some crease guards

What are "crease guards"?

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My pleasure...and you and me both!

So much so that I just couldn't resist...



Great boots. This makes it very clear for me.
I will only buy black shell in models I already have in #8.
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Great boots. This makes it very clear for me.
I will only buy black shell in models I already have in #8.

haha. I could never choose one or the other and I could not have just black. Alden problems...what a shame! cheers.gif

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Time to break these out again. Wish they had a commando sole
Sharp looking boots.
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What are "crease guards"?
Crease guards are a thin price of foam that goes between your toes and the toe box. I have used them in sneakers with some success but they take up a bit of room in the toebox. Keep your shoes looking newer longer. It might be a good investment, especially for Cordovan
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What is the consensus on leather soled, Alden boots? I don't plan on slushing around, shoveling snow with them...but if it is snowing or did snow...is there any protection from moisture? Or are they strictly dry winter weather boots?

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Thanks. smile.gif
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Sharp looking boots.
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What is the consensus on leather soled, Alden boots? I don't plan on slushing around, shoveling snow with them...but if it is snowing or did snow...is there any protection from moisture? Or are they strictly dry winter weather boots?
I have two pairs of leather soled wingtip boots. I find that I don't wear them as often as the ones with commando soles. I live in New England and I am always worried I will ruin them
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Crease guards are a thin price of foam that goes between your toes and the toe box. I have used them in sneakers with some success but they take up a bit of room in the toebox. Keep your shoes looking newer longer. It might be a good investment, especially for Cordovan

Never heard of such a thing.

I don't mind creases. They are shoes. I wear them. They crease.

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Never heard of such a thing.

I don't mind creases. They are shoes. I wear them. They crease.

As an esteemed forum member periodically reminds us...they are shoes, not Rembrandt's  

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As an esteemed forum member periodically reminds us...they are shoes, not Rembrandt's  

Agreed

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Shawnc: The Shoemart's website is a great resource in determining which last an Alden shoe is made on. On the TSM website, just run a search for "Alden (insert model number here)" and, if TSM has it, it will come up and will identify the last and have numerous pics.

Yup, that works. Thanks sevenfoldtieguy.
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Let's be honest, if they were "just shoes"we wouldn't be willing to spend upwards of $500 a pair on them. Sometimes a very well-worn shoe can be great. The wear actually improving the aesthetic of the shoe. However, sometimes a shoe looks better to me when it's fairly new looking. I especially find this with wingtips. Sometimes the way the shoe creases can really diminish the otherwise fantastic lines of a shoe. In Cordovan for instance, sometimes the creases are particularly sharp, making the shoe look like a chewed up piece of plastic. I guess it's personal taste. For 5-800 a pair I want to keep them looking new for as long as I can.
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