Rlpl Mackay Captoe Soles

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  1. NMW1982

    NMW1982 Senior member

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    Can anyone post a picture of the soles of their RLPL Mackay captoe shoes? I am thinking of buying a pair, but I would like to see the soles before I commit. Thanks for your help.
     


  2. scnupe7

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    Can anyone post a picture of the soles of their RLPL Mackay captoe shoes? I am thinking of buying a pair, but I would like to see the soles before I commit. Thanks for your help.


    Which color? Dark oak or black? I have one of each and the soles are different from one another.
     


  3. CaptChaos

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    Dark Oak Mackays


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  4. NMW1982

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    Thanks for the pics. But could someone post some pictures of their worn/broken in Mackays? Some shoes hold up better than others and I would like to see how these shoes look when they are broken in.

    Also, I know these shoes are made by Edward Green, but how are they compared to true EG's? Given that the Mackays are $850, should I just use the money to purchase a pair of original EG's? Thanks for the advice.
     


  5. johnnynorman

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    [​IMG] They break in fine, just fine. They get better with age.

    The RLPL EGs are the same as any regular EGs. In fact, they are a better value because, at least at this point, they are $850 including the shoe trees, whereas at Saks you have to pay over $900 without the shoe trees.

    The MacKays are gorgeous. If you are looking to buy a great shoe and have the money, don't hesitate.
     


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    Edit: Jonhnny beat me to it.
     


  7. NMW1982

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    Would someone mind posting some pictures for me to see? A picture is worth a thousand words...
     


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    Actually they are not exactly the same. First the RL trees are lacquered and thus less effective at wicking moisture, but they are included in the price and based on the 888 last, unlike the ~$100 EG trees based on the 202 last and with a hole on each. Plus, the lining on the two are different; I believe jcusey opined that the RL lining might be slightly inferior.

    Not really sure what you're looking for with the soles. It depends much on how we/you use the shoes, for how long, and how we each walk. If you see mine, you might think that the toes wear abnormally quick, but that's my problem, not the shoes. The leather soles are some of the best found on RTW shoes.
     


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    RLPL trees are based on the last of the shoe whether it be 888, 89, or other.
     


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    The Mackays are 888-based, so the trees for it are correct (based on the markings of the tree). Tony Gaziano, the designer of the 888, also recognized the Mackays as 888-based shoes when he saw mine, but he did comment that the RLPL shoetrees are inferior to the ones EG offers --- the wood is lighter and of lower quality, and easier to break, especially where the hinge is attached to the wood. He was equivocal about lacquered vs. unfinished, and leaves that choice up to his customers.

    The silver ink indicating size inside the Mackay has also faded away in a few wearings, while the EG ink seems to be more durable.

    --Andre
     


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    Can anyone post a picture of the soles of their RLPL Mackay captoe shoes? I am thinking of buying a pair, but I would like to see the soles before I commit. Thanks for your help.

    I know this has been asked and answered before, but I can't seem to find it:

    What is the EG model that is equivalent to the RLPL MacKay?

    Thanks.
     


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    I know this has been asked and answered before, but I can't seem to find it:

    What is the EG model that is equivalent to the RLPL MacKay?

    Thanks.


    Asquith
     


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    On your Mackays, is the toe cap darker than the rest of the shoe? Mine was..
     


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    that is resulting from the burnish antiqueing EG is known for
     


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    On your Mackays, is the toe cap darker than the rest of the shoe? Mine was..
    It's supposed to be like that.
     


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