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Such a great leather, and you are making me want to put the leather laces back in mine :)
I like the leather laces in these and my black CXL Ottawas. I want to throw the flat cotton into the new suede ones and see how that looks.

I haven't put anything on these boots since I got them last summer, they don't feel dry so its not an urgent need. Have you put any product on yours?
 

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I like the leather laces in these and my black CXL Ottawas. I want to throw the flat cotton into the new suede ones and see how that looks.

I haven't put anything on these boots since I got them last summer, they don't feel dry so its not an urgent need. Have you put any product on yours?
I put some VSC on them a couple of months ago, not that they felt like they needed it but I was VSC-ing some other boots and figured what the heck. I am still undecided if I like the scratch/wear marks that are showing up lighter in color, may try a brownish polish to see if I can even them out, or may just leave them scuffed. Put the leather back in.
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I wrote before about my quick wear down on the toe area. This pic shows my diy home remedy toe topy solution. It works well and gives my gait good grip for pushing off the toe. I could probably get it cleaner with some exacto knife shaving but it doesn't look too bad.

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I wrote before about my quick wear down on the toe area. This pic shows my diy home remedy toe topy solution. It works well and gives my gait good grip for pushing of the toe. I could probably get it cleaner with some exacto knife shaving but it doesn't look too bad.

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Looks good and I commend you on a DIY project!
 

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I wrote before about my quick wear down on the toe area. This pic shows my diy home remedy toe topy solution. It works well and gives my gait good grip for pushing of the toe. I could probably get it cleaner with some exacto knife shaving but it doesn't look too bad.
Nice! I get a quick wear at the toes from "springing" or pushing off when I walk. Had a similar situation and a local cobbler cut back the leather and stitched in some heel rubber at the toes. Not bad for $20. I think I posted it way back.
 

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Nice! I get a quick wear at the toes from "springing" or pushing off when I walk. Had a similar situation and a local cobbler cut back the leather and stitched in some heel rubber at the toes. Not bad for $20. I think I posted it way back.
Have no decent cobblers around me, if I took a pair in to have it done, they would be gone 6 weeks, cost about $50 and be F*d up when get them back. That's why I'm down with DIY!
 

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Nice! I get a quick wear at the toes from "springing" or pushing off when I walk. Had a similar situation and a local cobbler cut back the leather and stitched in some heel rubber at the toes. Not bad for $20. I think I posted it way back.
That's a cool method and cheap too.

Just read your vcleat replacement post.

The local cobbler here is a bit condescending in his dialog so I didn't want to bother.

I posted this 'decleat' and toe on the vintage thread.
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Have no decent cobblers around me, if I took a pair in to have it done, they would be gone 6 weeks, cost about $50 and be F*d up when get them back. That's why I'm down with DIY!
If you don't care too much about the sole bottom look, maybe you can try out a pair. Painter tape and shoegoo.

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