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@audog thanks for the run down. Also - weren’t you doing a beat the snot out of HM for a year experiment? Any updates?
Yes, it is still an ongoing "experiment" I will post some pictures today. They are holding up very, very well to a year of abuse and no care, other than being sprayed clean with a garden hose a couple of times. It's about time to do a REAL cleaning/conditioning and see what they look like, and then, if still sound put into a more normal rotation.
 

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The Alpine cap toe boot looks good, as does the Shell HM, but it's on a Dainite sole, so that throws it out of the equation for me. The best boot AE has made in recent years isn't even in the lineup. The Normandy on leather sole!View attachment 1227907
You can get the shell HM on single oak...
 

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You HAD to tell me that, didn't you. I already have a couple of things on pre-order with other companies, but maybe I "need" a HM on single oak...............
I only mentioned it because I noticed it the other day when the shell version was announced as a regular member of the lineup, and in the interest of full disclosure (not to be a weasel or anything)... :-D
 

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Dundee question:

I don't own any of the 3 eye Dundee but I own a Massdrop x AE 2 eye Dundee and I'm thinking about 1 or 2 shell Dundees in TS2019.2. Is the fit on the 3 eye identical to the massdrop 2 eye?

I presume its the same but want to confirm
 

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Dundee question:

I don't own any of the 3 eye Dundee but I own a Massdrop x AE 2 eye Dundee and I'm thinking about 1 or 2 shell Dundees in TS2019.2. Is the fit on the 3 eye identical to the massdrop 2 eye?

I presume its the same but want to confirm
Dundee is a bit different fit being lined. The MDs can feel a bit narrower out of the box (and seem to look sleeker as well). Not enough that I would change sizes, though.

For me, the stiffer shaft of the Dundee hits me in a weird way on my ankle that the MD doesn't, but that would surely works its way out over time.
 

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Maiden voyage of the Cambridge in black shell.
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These black wings bring to mind the 62 series Cadillac. Long, low, stylish and they have a sweet comfortable ride.

Classic AEs that I suspect would look fantastic in chili shell (the McAllisters sure do).

Have a good one.
These are great shoes! I love my pair. They are way overdressed and too conservative for my current work, but I will wear them anyway if I want! These are why I am seriously considering a green Strand with double JR. If they had included the Cambridge in this TS19.2, I'd be REALLY stuck and probably have to buy 6 pairs in the show!
 

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Maiden voyage of the Cambridge in black shell.
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These black wings bring to mind the 62 series Cadillac. Long, low, stylish and they have a sweet comfortable ride.

Classic AEs that I suspect would look fantastic in chili shell (the McAllisters sure do).

Have a good one.
Beautiful. And a great analogy
 

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The Experiment Natty HM boots. Nothing done to these for a year, except they have had dirt/mud and whatever else sprayed off with a garden hose twice during that time. Holding up very well, a nice "patina" has developed. I am not a huge fan of Dainite, but it does seem to wear like iron, both in it's ability to hold up, and in the way it feels underfoot. Next for them is saddle soap cleaning, re-conditioning with VSC or Bick4, new laces and see what they turn out like.
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And with a proper dusting of dog hair. Well played! :)
Yes, purposefully didn't brush that off! But it will be all gone in a day or two when they get the cleaning. I should add that they have been living in the garage, right next to the door the dogs go out to "potty", so dog hair just collects in that area, no matter how many times I use the blower or shop vac.
 

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The Experiment Natty HM boots. Nothing done to these for a year, except they have had dirt/mud and whatever else sprayed off with a garden hose twice during that time. Holding up very well, a nice "patina" has developed. I am not a huge fan of Dainite, but it does seem to wear like iron, both in it's ability to hold up, and in the way it feels underfoot. Next for them is saddle soap cleaning, re-conditioning with VSC or Bick4, new laces and see what they turn out like.View attachment 1228017View attachment 1228018View attachment 1228019View attachment 1228020
As an alternative plan, you might consider a more aggressive wipe down with a damp microfiber instead of dialing up a more aggressive restore. I suspect the approach your planning is going to bring them a LONG way back to looking newish. Really up to you in terms of the look you are after (obviously).
 

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The Experiment Natty HM boots. Nothing done to these for a year, except they have had dirt/mud and whatever else sprayed off with a garden hose twice during that time. Holding up very well, a nice "patina" has developed. I am not a huge fan of Dainite, but it does seem to wear like iron, both in it's ability to hold up, and in the way it feels underfoot. Next for them is saddle soap cleaning, re-conditioning with VSC or Bick4, new laces and see what they turn out like.View attachment 1228017View attachment 1228018View attachment 1228019View attachment 1228020
I think those look awesome. I’m a sucker for some hard wear.

Eagle Counties that have had similar treatment since 2014:

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