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Close by no cigar... when they come up in Whisky Shell, 38 Swing, 11.5EE, with medallion cap toe... I am on it. I am not holding my breath...if you're a size 11D and want some sweet looking shell semi dress, some brown ones just appeared on the bay for $700 (or best offer!)
Whatever my cobbler has in stock... usually Vibram... I use Blakey's segs so the heels do not wear much at all... plus I click when I walk.Question on maintenance: where do you ragged lot shop for your replacement quabaug heels, any recommendations?
Better yet, any suggestions on alternative heels to use? Quabaug seems to wear faster than I'd perhaps prefer.
I have good luck with these two replacement heels, and the folks at Leather Care Supply are good to deal with:Whatever my cobbler has in stock... usually Vibram... I use Blakey's segs so the heels do not wear much at all... plus I click when I walk.
I always get the ones with the integral nails - so I go for a size 8... tap it into the heel to get it started, then step down on a hard surface to seat it.Oh great, another seemingly mundane object to research and investigate.
I mean thanks! How do you size these things?
Whisky shell... how else am I going to get a tan-ish dress leather from Whites? These are not Whites but you get an idea of what I dream may someday be possible...I didn't think you'd like shell... No patina and no need for a waxing routine... Seems very anti legaleagles to me...
That has to be a joke... right?you could always check out Viberg - here's their latest and greatest:
Our first in-house Withered Fig Boot Co. Service Boot, completely built from the sole up, comes in a Snuff Calf Suede leather in our 5301 Last. Made in extremely limited quantities, these service boots are perfect for newborn babies to ensure they have the style and status that comes with...www.witheredfig.com
I've never owned it, I was just going off what Kirby Allison said. Yes you can shine of course but he said there is virtually no need for it. He said there was no patina because it's a membrane not a skin (i.e. not technically leather).You can shine shell...and the color variations and evolution of shell (short of black) is legendary...