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  1. tampatravel

    tampatravel Senior member

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    Guys,

    I have a question. I have an old pair of H404's in black. The rubber sole, a Biltrite, is coming off. I'd like to have a pair of Dainites put on there but they're certainly not cheap. B. Nelson does a great job, but they'll be $155! Any other suggestions for these? I'm not sure I wan't to fork over that much coin for a pair shoes I got off eBay for $55. I have a local cobbler who's great, by I haven't checked with him yet.

    Any ideas?

    Can/should I put a leather sole on these?

    All of your thoughts are appreciated!
     


  2. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    Congrats!

    I remember when I used to look forward to tax day...now I dread it!
     


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    Why don't you throw a picture up here - I don't know what H404's are. Assuming you're not talking about the Kudu Indy's are you?

    • B. Nelson can do rubber (by Vibram) soles on goodyear welted shoes for $60 + s/h. (I'm gonna assume that yours are goodyear welted, since nearly all Alden shoes are)
    • Yes, you can put a leather sole if they are goodyear welted - a local cobbler can help you too.
     


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    I most probably would go the Dainite route. But I like Dainite.
     


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    Here are some better pics:

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    It is a beautiful day in Seattle for a lunch at Rays
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    Size 12.5??? If so, you grabbed the pair I was about to... so damn you to hades! Glad they went to a SFer though. Well done sir!
     
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    It really was nice today. I was repping ravello lwb at the magnolia chinooks for lunch.
     


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    Ahhh... The 12.5C? Well done... I was eyeballing those... LOL
     


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    #8, hands down.
     


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    wear your gunboats in good health
     


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    Alden for BB Shell Models:

    yes - tassels, LHS, full strap
    no - PTB, shortwing bal, captoe blucher (straight tip), captoe bal (perf tip)
     


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    Whisky lunch? Those are my favorite.
     
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    I'll just leave these here:

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