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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. Kwaker

    Kwaker Senior Member

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    ^ In relation to my forefoot, my heel is rather narrow. Therefore, heel slip is a fact of life for all of my robust double-soled dress shoes.
    To minimize the slip, I've adopted the lock-lacing pattern.

    Try it out, it'll lock in your heel without noticeabley squeezing your forefoot.

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  2. seer

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    Great casual look! Really liking these boot!
     


  3. furo

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    ^ agreed, I love the boots, have a pair myself, and they don't need any additional brushing other than to keep a minimal shine as per any other shoe
     


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    +++1

    Love the shine on your Cigars. Chukkas and PTBs do a wonderful job of showing cordovan shell patina. I have the Chukka in both Cigar and Color 8. I think the key for the Chukka boot is to spend the time getting the right size. Doing so will minimize creasing and general fit issues. I followed the general forum advice and purchased in 9.5e at first. They felt loose so I went another size down to 9e and they fit perfectly now with much less creasing than I saw on the looser fitting pair.
     


  5. borderline

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    I have the LWB in shell (#8 and Ravello) and calf. The chukka is in CXL.


    I think this is the case. Plus the slightly looser heel from stiffer new shoes. I'll keep this size then. The color is amazing. It's slightly more red than my CXL shoes from Oakstreet.

    [​IMG]
     


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    I've seen a few pairs of blue suede Alden's here and on the suede appreciation thread. When I contacted Alden, they stated that these were made at the request of an Alden retailer. Can anyone give me a lead on an Alden retailer selling blue suede? Much appreciated.
     


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    Unionmade Goods in SF does some. Give them a call?

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    I know this was from awhile back, but holy crap that is a smoking hot shoe. I wish I had a freaking normal width foot.
     


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    i hope you are kidding, that looks like something a giant teddy bear would wear...
     


  10. mr chorizo

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    ^ i have a pair of milkshake suede indy boots, crepe soles, coming in. super excited.
     


  11. PhiPsi32

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    I'll try anything at this point. Any leads are welcome. Thank you!
     


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    haha I'm a fan of those but would probably get a couple pairs of something more traditional first.
     


  13. MIKE_JE

    MIKE_JE Distinguished Member Affiliate Vendor

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    I got the black ones but only because I already have natural CXL Indy's. They are really comfortable and I love them.

    @ NY Ranger LE XLS
     
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    Then call me a giant teddy bear [​IMG]
     
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    Nah they're sweet. My friend's look amazing with some wear.
     


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