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after some pretty ropey try on experiences with shell chukkas, which seemed to bear little resemblance to

other barrie fits - i would love to try this half size down and one width up theory.

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Nope.
Truebalance last has a generous foot bed though.
I lace mine up tightly and while there's plenty of room to wiggle my toes, my heel doesn't slip.

My heel doesn't slip but the font end fees like it is...
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My heel doesn't slip but the font end fees like it is...

Have you tried an insole in them?  I incorrectly sized my first pair of Indys (j.crew version) by getting a 10.5 and even with thick socks, they felt loose.  I threw in an insole, and now they fit great.  I've gotten 3 more pairs since (2 shells & 1 og brown) all in size 10, and they fit great without an insole.

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Anyone have a favorite method for applying Alden's leather defender? I was figuring apply, let dry then buff? Does anyone brush, maybe? Thanks.
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Happy New Year everyone. Although I don't post much these days, I still appreciate your love and passion for Alden!
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Happy New Year everyone. Although I don't post much these days, I still appreciate your love and passion for Alden!

You as well, Tom! You and your team are all class acts and I look forward to seeing what makeups you have in store for 2014. The real question will be if any of them will be available or already sold??? :)

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Anyone have a favorite method for applying Alden's leather defender? I was figuring apply, let dry then buff? Does anyone brush, maybe? Thanks.

 

I just follow the on-bottle instruction.

Spray on a cloth, wipe the shoes, let dry, buff.

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I just follow the on-bottle instruction.

Spray on a cloth, wipe the shoes, let dry, buff.

 

same

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^ Same here.  And I repeat on all my shells about once a year (I wear each pair about 15x/year)

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Wore these over the weekend.

Unlined suede PTB on flex sole.

 

Kinda sad that the waterproof spray darken the shade a lot.

 

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Wore these over the weekend.
Unlined suede PTB on flex sole.

Kinda sad that the waterproof spray darken the shade a lot.



Don't sweat it man. They look good from here thumbs-up.gif
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Just picked up a pair of BB color #8 wingtips on ebay. Looked pretty good when I got them. Before and after (deer bone, reno, light wax and buff) attached. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





Few quick questions....

1) one of the shoes looks sunfaded. I tried to darken it up with a little black paste wax but its still clearly a different. 

2) i usually reno my shoes till nothing more comes off on the cloth (grime, polish etc). this shoes i worked on for half an hour with multiple coats of reno all over and still couldnt get all the cloth to come off clean. should i try something else?

im loving the pantina on these shoes.

These two statements seem contradictory.

Wouldn't stripping the shoes till nothing comes off invariably affect the "patina?"
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Wore these over the weekend.
Unlined suede PTB on flex sole.

Kinda sad that the waterproof spray darken the shade a lot.



Which spray did you use that you felt darkened the suede?
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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

^ Same here.  And I repeat on all my shells about once a year (I wear each pair about 15x/year)

My only difference is that I reapply LD after any shoe care where I applied Renovateur or VSC. It ends up being 2-3 times a year.
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I just follow the on-bottle instruction.
Spray on a cloth, wipe the shoes, let dry, buff.

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same

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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

^ Same here.  And I repeat on all my shells about once a year (I wear each pair about 15x/year)

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My only difference is that I reapply LD after any shoe care where I applied Renovateur or VSC. It ends up being 2-3 times a year.
Thanks all! So the defender will hold up over a couple of Mac method sessions, then?
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