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Thought so, so is this something I should take to a cobbler or a QC issue with alden and I should address it with them. To be honest i've had these boots for less then a year
That is a good question. I guess they could claim mis-use. Just playing devil's advocate. But boots like that should be able to handle repeated ties! Honestly, thanks to this forum, I have seen this before and for that reason I try not to yank on my speedhooks. Besides...I loathe speedhooks, but sometimes you just don't have a choice.

 

Just curious - how come you loathe speedhooks?  Is it an aesthetic thing?

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Just curious - how come you don't like speedhooks?
I just don't like the way they look. I admit, I like the functionality. I just hate the asthetics.
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Does all Shell shoes from Alden have the Horween stamp inside the shoe?

 

Mine doesn't.

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Does all Shell shoes from Alden have the Horween stamp inside the shoe?

Mine doesn't.
No they do not.
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It's been a couple weeks, but I'm finally getting around to my second wearing of these beauties. Alden x Leffot LWB:


These look great Tifosi! I haven't broken mine in yet; I also have to work up the stones to wear them out. ..
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Does all Shell shoes from Alden have the Horween stamp inside the shoe?

Mine doesn't.

The only shell I own with the stamp are unlined.
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These look great Tifosi! I haven't broken mine in yet; I also have to work up the stones to wear them out. ..

I understand exactly where you are coming from. I hate taking my new babies out. But they are shoes, so you gotta let them walk... :-) Once they are out a time or two, I get over it and try and enjoy them...
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The only shell I own with the stamp are unlined.

 

Hmm mine is the opposite.

I only have one pair now. Unlined color-8 PTB.

And it doesn't have the stamp.

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If they happen to cut the shell on the part with the stamp...then there is a stamp...
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Black and blue for me today.



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It's been a couple weeks, but I'm finally getting around to my second wearing of these beauties. Alden x Leffot LWB:


You are both sporting some very nice kicks today. I think more designs should sport the 8/antique look. I think it is killer, but I love antique to no end.

-Mike
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If they happen to cut the shell on the part with the stamp...then there is a stamp...

Exactly. It's purely luck and depends on how they cut it. I will add that I am pretty sure every pair of Shell you get has the stamp somewhere on the shoes, it just may not be visible or might be covered up by lining... ;-)

If you get something from Ashland leather, then you will almost certainly get a stamp. From their blog and about us, they work at Horween and moonlight at Ashland. I think they have their own Horween stamp. Wonder if Alden could do that to, but I am pretty sure they don't care.

I have gotten it on my BB Unlined LHS and then on the tongue of a boot.

-Mike
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These look great Tifosi! I haven't broken mine in yet; I also have to work up the stones to wear them out. ..

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I understand exactly where you are coming from. I hate taking my new babies out. But they are shoes, so you gotta let them walk... :-) Once they are out a time or two, I get over it and try and enjoy them...
Are you guys kidding???? I almost didn't break these in I was so excited to wear them! haha
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Fellow SF members-I've got a problem I need advice on.  I've got a pair Alden Whiskey shell Short Wings with a dark area developing in the crease of each shoe, the left shoe is worse than the right.  I've never used any polish on these shoes, I have Saphir Renovateur after the dark area started developing.  I bought these shoes new, and from the beginning they first developed a light hazy area in the crease that appeared normal and I simply tried to polish out with horsehair brush.  But as I brushed the creased area started to have a little gummy like material peel away.  I kept brushing and the material continued to peel away kinda like glue or touch up finish.  Its hard to explain.  Anyway it started getting darker and I stopped.

 

My question is this something you think was in the finish from the factory?  This area stated looking different as soon as the creases started developing, darker and kinda dirty and hazy.  In retrospect i think these areas were touched up at the factory and I simply brushed away the touch up.  It bothers me to look down and see the dark areas so I want to do something to fix it.  Should I risk sending back to Alden?  Any suggestions on how to get the dark area to lighten up?  The more I brush the darker area seems to spread.

 

Thanks!

 

See Ya,

Steve

 

 

 

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If you get something from Ashland leather, then you will almost certainly get a stamp.

I have gotten it on my BB Unlined LHS and then on the tongue of a boot.

-Mike

 

Yes for Ashland leather:

 

 

I love being able to carry a little shell with me wherever I go . . .

 

Also, my AE walnut Dalton boots (unlined) have partial stamps inside both left and right.

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After sifting through page after page of Indy boot images on Google, I found these beauties from Brown's in the UK.


Does anyone know of a vendor in the US that has a similar make-up?

Also, it made me wonder what other great European shops are there out there that have Alden accounts, have webshops, and do special make-ups. Everyone knows Frans Boone, but what others are there out there?
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