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VeritasAequitas

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Hey guys and @ae_ashley I need a little maintenance help. I've noticed on 2 shoes now that the bottom portion of the sole seem to be separating and shifting from the top portion. It's really evident when I step and put pressure on the inside of the shoe - it shifts to the left even more then comes back when the pressure is removed. I'm not sure how well it comes through in the pictures and I'm not even sure if I'm describing it correctly. But.. what do ya'll make of this?
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Oh, I'm not entering any more bids, I'm up to where I think my max is on it (Filson bag).
I bet you are in that spoo filson bid
 

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Nevermind, I thought you are in ebay luxeswap filson bid
 

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Wingtip Monday? Hopefully not too fuddy duddy.
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Catching up on weekend shenanigans.
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Really? I thought it was a sanded flesh (suede) side
Unless every place I have read about it in the past is wrong it's the grain side.
My top 5 fuddy duddy shoes in my collection:

1. Walton (brown)
2. Park Ave (brown gator)
3. Delray (bourbon)
4. Wilbert (brown)
5. Lasalle (chili)
I think because I rarely see younger men wearing gator shoes. If these were not purchased at 1/6th of the original price, these would not be in my possession.
You cray cray.
I guarantee there's younger guys here:
Hey guys and @ae_ashley I need a little maintenance help. I've noticed on 2 shoes now that the bottom portion of the sole seem to be separating and shifting from the top portion. It's really evident when I step and put pressure on the inside of the shoe - it shifts to the left even more then comes back when the pressure is removed. I'm not sure how well it comes through in the pictures and I'm not even sure if I'm describing it correctly. But.. what do ya'll make of this? View attachment 1291755View attachment 1291756
Maybe not ideal, but it's somewhat common. I have at least one pair that has done the same. It shouldn't affect the integrity of the shoe, but if it really bothers you contact your SA directly with pics.
 

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My trunk show order showed up today. Overall I think I'm happy with them but there are a couple of items that I'm not sure about. I'm curious what other folks think. Are these items I should be concerned about? The photos below are straight out of the box. I haven't brushed them or done anything to them yet.

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The left boot has a strange line of some sort of residue behind the cap. I'm assuming this will brush out.
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The welt varies a lot in width. In some places it seems much wider than I expected and on one toe the stitching is right on the edge.
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There is a blackish fuzzy spot on the inside of the left boot
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The sole on the right boot was not well centered and the stitching goes through the divots.
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I don't want to be a complainer but I also don't want to let things go now that I'll regret later.

After taking these photos I tried them on and the fit feels perfect. Overall, when I step back and look at the boots as a whole I think I like them a lot.
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You cray cray.
I guarantee there's younger guys here:
In an old AE catalog, they advertised the Stirling with a picture from the Sopranos (I think). I sort of associate gator shoes with old mafia dudes, whether that's fair or not.

I'm going to purposely try to wear fuddy duddy shoes this entire week because that is the theme.
 

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My trunk show order showed up today. Overall I think I'm happy with them but there are a couple of items that I'm not sure about. I'm curious what other folks think. Are these items I should be concerned about? The photos below are straight out of the box. I haven't brushed them or done anything to them yet.

View attachment 1291791

The left boot has a strange line of some sort of residue behind the cap. I'm assuming this will brush out.
View attachment 1291792

The welt varies a lot in width. In some places it seems much wider than I expected and on one toe the stitching is right on the edge.
View attachment 1291794

View attachment 1291798

There is a blackish fuzzy spot on the inside of the left boot
View attachment 1291799

The sole on the right boot was not well centered and the stitching goes through the divots.
View attachment 1291808

I don't want to be a complainer but I also don't want to let things go now that I'll regret later.

After taking these photos I tried them on and the fit feels perfect. Overall, when I step back and look at the boots as a whole I think I like them a lot.
View attachment 1291809
Those make seconds and thirds I've gotten from AE look like firsts. Definitely a no-go for me.
 

WNovizar

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My trunk show order showed up today. Overall I think I'm happy with them but there are a couple of items that I'm not sure about. I'm curious what other folks think. Are these items I should be concerned about? The photos below are straight out of the box. I haven't brushed them or done anything to them yet.

View attachment 1291791

The left boot has a strange line of some sort of residue behind the cap. I'm assuming this will brush out.
View attachment 1291792

The welt varies a lot in width. In some places it seems much wider than I expected and on one toe the stitching is right on the edge.
View attachment 1291794

View attachment 1291798

There is a blackish fuzzy spot on the inside of the left boot
View attachment 1291799

The sole on the right boot was not well centered and the stitching goes through the divots.
View attachment 1291808

I don't want to be a complainer but I also don't want to let things go now that I'll regret later.

After taking these photos I tried them on and the fit feels perfect. Overall, when I step back and look at the boots as a whole I think I like them a lot.
View attachment 1291809
The sole warrants a seconds pricing
 

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No I didn't, but its kind of a cool idea. Someone posted about blue polish on black a few days ago. Was that @Shoenut ? Where would one find blue polish, I wonder.
I have blue polish from saphir, it's navy blue, every time I polish my black wing tip nomads I use the blue. Not sure that I've seen the effect that people say you get from it, but it's still so dark you can't notice it's not black. I'm sure with time and layers maybe I'll see the cool color change effect.
 

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