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  1. Eleganza

    Eleganza Active Member

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    Two questions, and I hope that I get some sort of response!

    1. During the vid that was posted earlier with the gentleman washing his brown suede chukka's, after finishing, he stuffed them with newspaper, as opposed to placing shoe trees inside.

    Is there some sort of advantage in using paper, as opposed to the trees?

    2. Also, outside of Shoe Mart, do any of you know of where I can order some large sized kicks, size thirteen and fourteen Alden's, online?

    Thanks a bunch!
     
  2. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    I'll leave the second question to someone else. To answer your first question, you would want to stuff your shoes with newspaper, or some other highly absorbent material while they are soaked with water. Your shoe trees are not capable of absorbing that much water. Trees (especially cedar ones) are adequate for absorbing lighter amounts of moisture, such as perspiration after wearing. After the bulk of the water is absorbed from another material, then you should place your trees in the shoes to ensure that they finish drying in proper shape and form.
     
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    Nuts. Why did the new Unionmade black pebble LWB have to be on a crepe sole? Exactly what I've been wanting only in double leather or commando.

    That brown and loden pair is also compelling, but I have no idea how I'd incorporate it into my wardrobe.
     
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    Why oh why did alden ditch machine stitching on the Indy cordos. I would buy 3 different pairs instantly. This coming from a previous owner of hand stitched cigars.
     
  5. imolazhp_ci

    imolazhp_ci Senior member

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    does ANYBODY actually like crepe soles? they're so awful.
     
  6. Eleganza

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    Thanks a bunch!
     
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    Alcibiades Senior member

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    The crepe sole on those Longwings would be great if the welt were black (similar to the Leffot version)
     
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    I've said it before. The crepe sole is a deal breaker for me - everytime.
     
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    Crepe sole would be acceptable if the shoes are not so darn expensive.
     
  10. imolazhp_ci

    imolazhp_ci Senior member

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    same. i would never buy a crepe shoe. i would have purchased both Leffot LWB Alpine Grain's, in black and brown, if they were on double leather or commando.
     
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    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    which one?
     
  12. mcarthur

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    you should have a black shell in your wardrobe. your should consider either wt or cap toe
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
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  14. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Maybe Alden should consider dainite if the crepe sole is so controversial? It's in the lineup on to provide all weather traction, durability and comfort, and I think I serves the purpose (the original all weather walkers in brown and black alpine sold at Alden stores on crepe soles sell well). It clearly makes the shoes more casual, but there are plenty of dress shoes made by Alden already
     
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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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