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Yesterday with Ravello NST...


Today with color 8 SWB on commando (barrie)...

Very nice shoes rtp. Thanks for sharing.

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Did they have anything in cigar?

I might make a trip down there soon.

I wasn't looking for any shell during my visit (gasp!), so I didn't ask about the inventory.
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big time lurker, does anyone know where or if anybody has six eylet chukkas coming in. need these on barrie last. thanks everyone.
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^ Frans Boone has a good amount of sizes left on its version in black shell. Won't be cheap, though.
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A question about deer bones for polishing shel cordovan.

I have the lower leg bone from a dear that I would like to use for polishing cordovan when needed.But, I haven't seen a polishing bone in person and I have no idea how they are prepared or treated for use on shoes. Can anyone fill me in on this?

Thanks!

Im not a hunter or bone aficionado but the ones made by firms such as Abbeyhorn definitely have a preparation to them,  The one I have(and Ive read that not all are as smooth) has no jagged edges or sharp corners, and it has been impregnated with some kind of oil.  Sorry I cannot provide specific detail, but if you are planning to use them on nice shoes that you want to keep that way, I would highly recommend purchasing one that has been "manufactured" for the specific purpose.  I use mine all the time, and it definitely was worth it for me.

 

Good luck

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thanks i did see them should have mention i don't wear black shoes. the search contiues.
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Originally Posted by GFride View Post

A question about deer bones for polishing shel cordovan.

I have the lower leg bone from a dear that I would like to use for polishing cordovan when needed.But, I haven't seen a polishing bone in person and I have no idea how they are prepared or treated for use on shoes. Can anyone fill me in on this?

Thanks!

Here is the video on youtube that we have all probably watched at one point or another on polishing with a deer bone.

Having gone down this route and having purchased a deer bone from Leffot, it is my personal belief that using a deer bone is a little silly. There is some risk, and all one's effort pales in comparison to a light polish with Saphir Renovateur.
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Did they have anything in cigar?

 

I might make a trip down there soon.

I called a couple of days ago and they didn't have much in cigar.  I know they had a few pairs of cap toe boots lingering as well as some LHS.  I think that might be about it.  Worth calling though - especially if you can talk to Kathy.  

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Anyone ever have an issue with the top wall of the shoes rubbing against their ankle bones? It's only happening to my outside left ankle, but it's driving me crazy. I think once the shoe breaks in, the leather wil mold to that part of my foot. Just curious if it's happened to anyone else. I'm using a small pad to cushion my ankle until the leather molds to my foot a little better.

Get something that fits. Boots are a little different, but I've never understood why people try to make shoes work that aren't right for their feet. If they hit your ankle today, they'll hit your ankle a year from now. Alden can do an extremely poor job of lasting shoes. I've tried to make 3 pairs of whiskey shortwing bals work over the years. Each pair rode up my ankles to some extent, so I just swore them off. I once received a pair of suede shortwings that looked like a semi-chukka they were so poorly lasted. I'll never understand how this stuff gets out of the factory.
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Get something that fits. Boots are a little different, but I've never understood why people try to make shoes work that aren't right for their feet. If they hit your ankle today, they'll hit your ankle a year from now. Alden can do an extremely poor job of lasting shoes. I've tried to make 3 pairs of whiskey shortwing bals work over the years. Each pair rode up my ankles to some extent, so I just swore them off. I once received a pair of suede shortwings that looked like a semi-chukka they were so poorly lasted. I'll never understand how this stuff gets out of the factory.

I'm with you.  If the shoes were insanely painful from the outset then I would have sent them back.  By the end of the day, the shoes started rubbing much less.  They hit the same point on my other foot, but they just irritate my left ankle for some reason.  If they aren't all better in a few weeks, then I'll consider letting them go.  I just don't want to give up after a day.

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I've never understood why people try to make shoes work that aren't right for their feet.

You and me both.  Whenever someone says that they can "Make it work" with heel/tongue pads, insoles, thick socks, ect. it makes me :facepalm:

 

 

Its a different story if someone buys the correct size and they fit to begin with, but fit even better with a heel/tongue pad or insoles.  To keep shoes that are the wrong size to begin with and try to compensate with these measures seems like too much of a nearsighted fix for a pair of shoes that you plan to have for decades.  Sometimes, it's just not meant to be, so don't force it.  More than likely you'll get a shot at another pair in the right size over the next few decades.

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Anybody know where I can get 403's in size 12 with a discount? Needsupply just cancelled my order do to an inventory mistake.
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Inventory mistake..riiiiiight
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great stuff. just need a pair of #8s and youve got a set
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