What model is that one?
ive got both - i prefer black in the new minis with the blackish reverse too
this - need more shoes in rotation + shoe trees to help with the between wear
1) if you put on new pair on just the front rather than heel it changes the balance of the shoe and put pressure on the arch and heel attachment. If you do both it makes the sole feel alot thicker (imo). Ive done both - the first one my shoe at the heel cracked, the second made me look like i had really thick soles and were ugly so i never wore them
2) if you put on an old sole i find that water still impacts especially around the ball of foot and where it bends (because 3mm above the topy is the worn leather from before) and it gets in and weakens the mid flex point of my soles.
try hunt leather
the US bisonte shop doesnt have all the models.
The closest is this http://shop.ilbisonte.com/au/wallet-neri-cognac_C0437XXPXXUXX214XX.html
but its in cognac (doesnt age) rather than vachetta/natural
I do like the pebbly-grain better than the smooth hide.. so you'd need to sort through the wallets to find the grain that you prefer.
yeah you need to hold it more/put it in the sun ... you will know when the patina will slow down because the leather starts to go a bit shiny
here is mine after 3 yrs ...ive stopped using it for now .. using a Ottino Lambskin wallet now because its lighter/thinner
I must admit I went skating down a stretch of CBD pavement in the pictured pair of C&Js once, in dry weather. I managed to put my arms out and keep my balance, but it was still really embarrassing.
That said I still mostly prefer leather. Isn't bad weather just a cue to break out the RMWs or dainite soled pairs?
I was wearing my Lindricks on a dry sunny day when I slipped on the smooth paving stones on the corner of Collins and Spencer streets near the Age building and fell on the road. I topy'd them the next day - no issues since and I don't care what anyone else thinks..
Appreciate the vote of confidence, Michael but I have to say, to each his own. My decision to get topy applied to the boots was dictated by practicality (and my own wellbeing!) more than anything else.
There are some interesting opinions at http://www.styleforum.net/t/179041/my-first-shoes-with-topy-put-on/0_30. In particular, I found this quite interesting given that Nick is from B Nelson.