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Does anyone know where I can find replacement laces for an indy boot? Specifically, I'm looking for this color, which I think is an after market lace:

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Thanks in advance.

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post #67832 of 91484

^^^

 

if anyone would have them, I imagine these people would

 

http://www.shoelacesexpress.com/indexbycolorshoelaces.asp

post #67833 of 91484
Agreed.......
post #67834 of 91484
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pretty standard, atleast from my pairs of #8

Mine too.  Get a damp cloth and it should rub off with moderate pressure.  It will come right back as soon as you walk though.

 

Edit:  Also,  I don't understand why some people have to wear shoes around the house for 3 days before they can determine whether or not they fit.  I can pretty much tell right away.  I sort of suspect that if you think you need 3 days to decide if they fit, they probably don't. 

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This aldenholic thinks he should put some shoes in the marketplace...

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post #67836 of 91484
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Originally Posted by P. Bateman View Post

Does anyone know where I can find replacement laces for an indy boot? Specifically, I'm looking for this color, which I think is an after market lace:
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Thanks in advance.

 

They were listed by Leather Soul as tan laces. You could contact them and see what they used.

 

They seem to just be tan cotton laces, and I have no personal experience with exact matches to those.

 

I can recommend two options with which I do have experience.

 

1.) ShoeLaceExpress flat dress laces: They're about 1/4" wide. They're reasonably priced, and only slightly elastic. They seem to hold up well, not looking ragged after a few days, and they're definitely stronger than stock Alden laces. The only downside is that they're not exactly fluffy cotton laces like Alden usually uses.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00773C1A0/ref=ox_ya_os_product

 

2.) TZ Laces 5mm waxed cotton: They're a little bit slimmer, about 3/16", but they're a lot thicker. They seem awfully durable, and the shipping time is better than you'd expect (a week or so). They seem to have quite a few colors, and the pictures on the site are pretty true to what I've received.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007BCUHEY/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Originally Posted by Organika View Post
 

Here are a couple photos of the Cigar Alden LW next to the Ludlow LW, sorry it took so long to post. Overall size of the Alden shoe is a little bit longer, fit feels very close though. Both are 10D.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for posting Organika! The shape is very similiar, I will have to check them out

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Edit:  Also,  I don't understand why some people have to wear shoes around the house for 3 days before they can determine whether or not they fit.  I can pretty much tell right away.  I sort of suspect that if you think you need 3 days to decide if they fit, they probably don't. 
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Bakes, I think you hit the nail right on the head with this thought.
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Damn. Thank you! Very thorough. I'm giving the TZ waxed laces a shot.
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They were listed by Leather Soul as tan laces. You could contact them and see what they used.

They seem to just be tan cotton laces, and I have no personal experience with exact matches to those.

I can recommend two options with which I do have experience.

1.) ShoeLaceExpress flat dress laces: They're about 1/4" wide. They're reasonably priced, and only slightly elastic. They seem to hold up well, not looking ragged after a few days, and they're definitely stronger than stock Alden laces. The only downside is that they're not exactly fluffy cotton laces like Alden usually uses.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00773C1A0/ref=ox_ya_os_product

2.) TZ Laces 5mm waxed cotton: They're a little bit slimmer, about 3/16", but they're a lot thicker. They seem awfully durable, and the shipping time is better than you'd expect (a week or so). They seem to have quite a few colors, and the pictures on the site are pretty true to what I've received.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007BCUHEY/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Edit:  Also,  I don't understand why some people have to wear shoes around the house for 3 days before they can determine whether or not they fit.  I can pretty much tell right away.  I sort of suspect that if you think you need 3 days to decide if they fit, they probably don't. 
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Bakes, I think you hit the nail right on the head with this thought.

The idea is that your feet grow and shrink, so the 3 day rule allows you to experience a variety of conditions.  I do agree that this may not take this much experimentation, but equally important, for double leather soles, this method allows the sole to flex, which reduces toe wear once you take the shoes to the pavement.  Try not using this method and you'll quickly notice a very uneven tread pattern on your double leather sole bottoms, whereby there is excess wear in the toe and heel due to lack of flexion.

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Damn. Thank you! Very thorough. I'm giving the TZ waxed laces a shot.

 

That's a great plan. Are you going with the white ones?

 

If you look at the pictures on Amazon, and zoom in, you can see how thick they are.

post #67842 of 91484
I went with Beige/Oatmeal. The Kudus are so oily that they end up brown soon enough anyway.
post #67843 of 91484
Try here, http://benjos.com. They have received positive recommendations from numerous places.
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excellent combo sir.

 

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just got cap toe #8 boots from j crew. ive worn them for a literally 5 minutes as they are the first barrie ive owned. extreme whitening where the crease will be. i want to wear them longer indoors to make sure the fit is right but im worried that if i wear them anymore i wont be able to return them if fit is an issue!

 

i have other #8s and they were never like this.

 

thoughts?

 

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I wouldn't worry about the creasing if the boots fit, that's standard. you should stop wearing them if you may be sending them back, jcrew shouldn't sell them as new to someone else with that much creasing.

I would rather have a lose fitting shoe than a tight one. I can insole or thick sock a lose fitting shoe, tight ones NEVER get worn, not even to break them in.

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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post
 

The idea is that your feet grow and shrink, so the 3 day rule allows you to experience a variety of conditions.  I do agree that this may not take this much experimentation, but equally important, for double leather soles, this method allows the sole to flex, which reduces toe wear once you take the shoes to the pavement.  Try not using this method and you'll quickly notice a very uneven tread pattern on your double leather sole bottoms, whereby there is excess wear in the toe and heel due to lack of flexion.

 

I get what you are saying, but honestly, I've never had my shoes fit one day and not the next because of my feet growing or shrinking.

 

However, I am a firm believer in the Mac Break-in method.  In fact, I implemented it on a pair today.

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