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Is this a defect or normal?

Mr. Moo

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These shoes are shell cordovan. Every part of the shoe except for the cap is a smooth texture, while the cap on both shoes seems to be a bit more grainy. Is this normal?

 

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it's not by design. it's just a different piece of leather on the toe with different grain. normal but I would probably ask to see another pair if I were buying in person.
 

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Originally Posted by pebblegrain
it's not by design. it's just a different piece of leather on the toe with different grain. normal but I would probably ask to see another pair if I were buying in person.

Kind of what I figured... this is from the Internet and I waited a few months for them. What do you think of this 'feature'?
 

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I'm a shoe symmetry freak, if both shoes have the same exact captoe texture, I would be okay with it
 

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Originally Posted by pebblegrain
I'm a shoe symmetry freak, if both shoes have the same exact captoe texture, I would be okay with it

Me too, and I think I'm fine with it. Strange that it's on both shoes... as if someone purposely did it.
 

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Stop buying Alden shoe,it's crap.Sheesh,they can't even match the leather.
 

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They look great to me. Congratulations!
 

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Originally Posted by Broadus
They look great to me. Congratulations!

It's definitely a shell thing. Shell is pretty inconsistent. some spots on my shell shoes have this as well. Renovateur and polishing over time reduces the look of this.
 

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
It's definitely a shell thing. Shell is pretty inconsistant. some spots on my shell shoes have this as well. Renovateur and polishing over time reduces the look of this.

+1

some of the shell i've had is rough as fuck in places, gets better over time, it's just the nature of the product
 

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Originally Posted by Groover
+1

some of the shell i've had is rough as fuck in places


Just loving Groovers "in the know" technical terms !!!!
 

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Originally Posted by kev777
Just loving Groovers "in the know" technical terms !!!!




I'm convinced some of the shell I've had has been off a donkey from Blackpool.
 

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You want to see what EG does with the donkeys. It's day and night vs. Alden.
 

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My caps are different from my rest-of-the-boot, too. Perfectly normal; wear with pride!

 

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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo
Is this normal?
Originally Posted by Mr. Moo
What do you think of this 'feature'?
Originally Posted by Mr. Moo
Me too, and I think I'm fine with it.
Originally Posted by Mr. Moo
The more I look at them, the more I like it.
Originally Posted by Broadus
They look great to me. Congratulations!
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
It's definitely a shell thing. Shell is pretty inconsistent.

Gives birth to: "It's called CHARACTER!
"




p.s Product in question must be expensive to qualify. Otherwise it's just a defect"
 

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