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The Official Artisanal "streetwear" footwear (boots, shoes, sandals) thread (Guidi, CCP, Augusta, M.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by eckblk, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. ipractice

    ipractice Well-Known Member

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    Are there any drawbacks that come to mind that is stopping you from doing it? The only thing I could think of is it could change the integrity of the boot but if you take it to someone who knows what they're doing that shouldn't be a problem. The benefits are definitely there too.
     
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  2. Feji

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    Worried about the added height making the sole look a bit clunky. My first pair of Guidi's, so not really sure what to do until they arrive and I see them in person I guess.
     
  3. artishard116

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    a good place will shave down some material so you don't really add any height.
     
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    low profile vibram will not add an perceptible thickness to the sole
     
  5. sinnedk

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    all of my boots have a rubber sole added. you have options:
    1. topy has thinner soles and are less noticeable but will wear faster (topy has a thicker alternative as well.
    2. vibram is thick and protects more, wears out less.

    i definitely encourage you to get the soles done, i had a few slips that could of ended very badly due to a leather sole being new. once a little wear happens you get the grip.
     
  6. Feji

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    Thanks, looking for a good cobbler as I type.
     
  7. DividedWay

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    Tell them to avoid polishing boot or smoothing down the sole though, otherwise that's standard.
     
  8. slstr

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    Do guidi 992s ever look good reversed? I've yet to see a pair of them worn and looking good, but I'd like to, because they always look great off of people's feet.
    Someone convince me.
     
  9. TWorksheets

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    Not sure what you mean, but kgfan is wearing a pair of reverse horse 992s in this photo:

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  10. slstr

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    I'm just being paranoid and trying to decide what to preorder is making me crazy stressed. Bad with decisions.
     
  11. nahneun

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    i also wore them in my fit ;[
     
  12. slstr

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    That's what's putting me off them [​IMG]

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    No but for real if anyone could post any more detailed pictures of their reverse 992s being worn that would be awesome. Go Nahneun go!!
     
  13. TWorksheets

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    What is it about the reverse leathers that are making you think they look strange? The shape of the shoe should be the same regardless of the leather...

    I think the biggest thing you should be worried about is the soft toe vs. the regular rounded toe. I'm personally not a fan of the soft toe models as it makes the 992 look too much like a sock or a slipper
     
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  14. slstr

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    I feel like from the images I've seen the shape of the 992 is better suited to regular leather rather than reverse, I haven't really seen one picture of the 992 in reverse leather (being worn) where I've gone "woah, that looks great", so I'm just looking for some reassurance before I place an order for a pair, hah.

    Yeah, are there two different models? the 992t = regular toe?
     
  15. nahneun

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    i bought the soft toe to be worn during the warmer months. the regular toe is better for general purposes. i think the hide matters more if you're looking for a specific shape. both kgfan and mine are reverse horse so it might not be what you're looking for. maybe you'll prefer donkey or cordovan?
     
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    MA+ ripstop boots. Pretty regular wear for 3-4 months.
     
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  17. tcwalter07

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    986s in reverse calf came in the other day
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    I had a little extra room so I added an insole, just need to get them vibramed now.
     
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    Raw Selvedge Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know what leather this is?
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  20. uzairh

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    /\ Calf. Also available in reverse calf.
     

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