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The Marlows are a lighter color in general once you get some of the original waxes off of the shoe. Also adding sunlight to them helps them to glow.
I'd like to ask for some opinions on the creasing on my color 8 PTB's. I tend to be a perfectionist, a stickler for detail, and my own greatest critic. I do, however, believe that things should break-in naturally, and love a well-developed natural patina. What bothers me is their significant asymmetry. Here are two pictures from nearly the same angle, yet capturing the light a little differently.
Those look awesome!
Will Alden's low-profile commando sole keep me on my feet on snow and ice? I had Alfred Sargent shoes with 'normal' commando soles once but I had to sell them because snow filled the soles. Eventually I had huge lumps of snow under my heels which made it difficult and extremely dangerous to walk. Since then I've used only Ridgeway rubber soles which work like charm.
Do you think Alden commando soles would have the same problem?