- Jun 27, 2015
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The cap toes ripped off my last pair of SD's in shell and these were a replacement pair. So I wanted to avoid that problem and decided to go without a cap toe. I also wanted a lightweight build and a look that would compete with Vibergs. I think I achieved that.5050, soft toe, #8. SD pattern. Very, very nice choices! They come together as a heck of a build.
Curious: anything special made you pick plain toe over the original brown with brogue cap?
Perhaps related question: Do you know who provided the shell leather for the rebuilds? I do not see shell cordovan as available option on Baker's site(nor White's).
I am not where the shell came from. It is pretty thin and flexible for shell, hence lighter in weight. It may be a custom order only through Bakers now. Whites had gotten away from shell in the past because it is prone to tear when they stretch it over the lasts. The Maryam HH leather on my Steven boots is a lot stiffer and thicker than the shell on these.