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No matter how bad things are they could always be worse. Decided to start of the day making things worse by struggling to get grey suede Strandmoks (floppy tongued as they are) on. It's the sort of thing that teaches you to never give up.

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While on the subject of never giving up, was finally able to add pictures to this post.

For fans of A-E In The Wild pictures, early in the morning on a day the weather prediction was around 107F.

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For fans of food pictures in shoe threads, tea, a scone, and me.

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The barber shop reopened again and yesterday was able to get a haircut after nearly four months since my last hair cut.
 
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All this talk about Eagle County reminds me of all the Eagle River MTO's and GMTO's we did with Allison yesteryear.

Here's a good one:
Brown Grain Eagle River with mini lug tap soles.

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What's funny (and sad now) is that Paul G. would not only waive the custom fee, but would also let us take advantage of sale prices

AND would still significantly discount the price!!
I can't remember exact cost of these, but it was surprisingly low! I believe they were under $250.

The good old days.
 
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Just took delivery of some wingtip boots in honor of Wednesday, as if I'm not in sticker shock enough from my first ever shell and TS purchase I turned around and the next day bought another pair of boots from another company, couldnt pass up the price on a pair of new GYW first quality boots.

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The new Park City boot with the white sole reminded me of the tan Eagle County with the white Vibram Cristy sole.

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Personally, I prefer the looks of that Cristy sole. The new sole looks like it would be very flexible though.

Speaking of flexibility.... The location of those channels in the new sole are in an odd location. I feel like they should be moved to the forefoot area, where our feet flex. I feel like they should be removed from under the arch, which really should be more rigid and supportive in my opinion.
 

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All this talk about Eagle County reminds me of all the Eagle River MTO's and GMTO's we did with Allison yesteryear.

Here's a good one:
Brown Grain Eagle River with mini lug tap soles.

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What's funny (and sad now) is that Paul G. would not only waive the custom fee, but would also let us take advantage of sale prices

AND would still significantly discount the price!!
I can't remember exact cost of these, but it was surprisingly low! I believe they were under $250.

The good old days.
I got a burg pair of EC’s in that sale for me and the English tan Dublin LB’s for my son.

Good ol’ days indeed. I’ve always thought that really ignited their MTO sales afterward until that got shut down. Just speculation on my part.
 

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Just took delivery of some wingtip boots in honor of Wednesday, as if I'm not in sticker shock enough from my first ever shell and TS purchase I turned around and the next day bought another pair of boots from another company, couldnt pass up the price on a pair of new GYW first quality boots.

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Will be interested to hear your impressions once you've given them some time. Previous reports here indicate that they just aren't at the same level as AE and others.
 

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Will be interested to hear your impressions once you've given them some time. Previous reports here indicate that they just aren't at the same level as AE and others.
I don't wanna bash anyone, but they always say you get what you pay for, initial impressions, fit length wise I followed website directions and is good, width wise they are a little snug, but they claim it should be and will break in, time will tell.
I'm still waiting for my household goods to be delivered since our move back from overseas, once that happens I have enough AE and other shoes/boots these won't be worn more than once a week/2weeks unless I love them. I dont wanna flood this thread with other peoples stuff, but if anyone wants opinions on fit/break in/quality once I have some time in them just ask and I will be honest and let you know!

Side note, in my AE Dalton's I took a 13D, which for me length wise that last seems perfect, though they fit a little snug,
These are 12.5 D also fit well, but agian snug in the width, their toe area has extra length in it, for style I guess,
Also I was swayed by the price of first quality GYW, since they are basically a darker copy of my Dalton's, however I got my Dalton's as seconds and they have some serious loose grain, I get a lot if compliments when I wear them, however a shoe person would be able to see the loose grain.
These boots do not have any noticeable loose grain unless it gives way as I'm breaking them in.
 
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audog

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Looky what showed up today. Wool is much more premium feeling than the Leiden’s wool. Color me impressed.
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I've been looking at those, they are unique and nice looking, is the wool treated with anything? It looks like, from your photo that the wool has a leather backing/lining? Anyway kick ass looking boots!
 

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Somehow Woodlore's BOGO deals always precede either TS or RDA sales. I always order a goodly supply of trees and then I always quickly overwhelm that supply with my shoe buying.

I guess what I'm saying is Woodlore clearly has a scheduling problem because it obviously can't be a problem with the number of shoes I'm buying
 
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Somehow Woodlore's BOGO deals always precede either TS or RDA sales. I always order a goodly supply of trees and then I always quickly overwhelm that supply with my shoe buying.

I guess what I'm saying is Woodlore clearly has a scheduling problem because it can't be a problem with the number of shoes I'm buying
I personally prefer Hound's Bay over Woodlore. Hound's Bay have a wider back. Woodlore is about as good as Moneyworth and Best, which is to say, quite good, but HB is my fave.
 

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