Alligator / Crocodile Shoes

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  1. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    show me the soles and insides on the first pair
     
  2. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    Sole is open channel, no heel nail:

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  3. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    rider / cortina i'd say
     
  4. MalfordOfLondon

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    They are made in Italy
     
  5. Gdot

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    That looks like a true moccasin construction to me. Which would mean they used a lot of beautiful hide facing down towards the sole.

    As to maker - there are so many italian makers who do similar construction. Could they be Artioli?
     
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  6. alborosie

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    holy canoli!

    how much do alligator/croc shoes usually run for?
     
  7. Hampton

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    + 10 000
     
  8. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    Man what size is this? Time to sell your stuff, share share!
     
  9. MalfordOfLondon

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    Size 8 but these are going nowhere ;)
     
  10. Hampton

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    You are selfish like that [​IMG]
     
  11. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Not shoes, but you guys may appreciate these none the same. Plus, its my thread, I can post them. :p

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  12. Hampton

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    That brown one is hot.
     
  13. bespoken4me

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    10K? Hell no, unless you are buying Lattanzi RTW or Lobb's exotics. I will post pics tomorrow. I have 3 pair of MTO AE, in Shortwing, Split toe and Plain toe. Each made with the finest Mississippi center belly cut gator, and softest, most pliable I own. They cost 2,800/pr. I have about 6 other pair, all but one are Goodyear welted. In the world of High quality alligator (not croc) the classic Nettletons, FootJoys and Florsheims are still the finest circa 1955-70. Hard to find in sizes above 10, though. I have a new, old stock Foot Joy saddle in gator that I will post tomorrow.
    You can buy lesser brands like Mezlan,which still look fine, for b/w 900-1500, but they have the Safari finish which is a laquered, pressed skin and will always feel relatively stiff, and won't last more than 5 yrs with regular use. I have a couple pair of those and the better Moreschi. All for frickin sale also, at size 13US. I love them, but rarely wear
     
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    My mistake, that was a +10,000, sorry
    10K? Hell no, unless you are buying Lattanzi RTW or Lobb's exotics. I will post pics tomorrow. I have 3 pair of MTO AE, in Shortwing, Split toe and Plain toe. Each made with the finest Mississippi center belly cut gator, and softest, most pliable I own. They cost 2,800/pr. I have about 6 other pair, all but one are Goodyear welted. In the world of High quality alligator (not croc) the classic Nettletons, FootJoys and Florsheims are still the finest circa 1955-70. Hard to find in sizes above 10, though. I have a new, old stock Foot Joy saddle in gator that I will post tomorrow.
    You can buy lesser brands like Mezlan,which still look fine, for b/w 900-1500, but they have the Safari finish which is a laquered, pressed skin and will always feel relatively stiff, and won't last more than 5 yrs with regular use. I have a couple pair of those and the better Moreschi. All for frickin sale also, at size 13US. I love them, but rarely wear
     
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    The green gator belt rulz.
     

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