***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

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

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  1. tifosi

    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    I remember Horween had a run of these in shell. I just couldn't justify it. I'd probably be embarrassed just saying I have a shoe horn on my key ring...as handy as it may be!
     


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    [​IMG] Looking good in your royal gunboats!
     


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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Great looking shoes my friend!
     


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    TactileOne Senior member

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    Wish someone was stocking those, sweet.
     


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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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  7. Rishi Kakar

    Rishi Kakar Senior member

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    Thank you RTP!
     


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    Rishi Kakar Senior member

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    Thanks v much Uncle!
     


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    Nice shine on your good looking saddle shoes MrDV.
     


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    RTP: I'm pretty sure we are referring to two different things. When the old sole is removed in a resole or recraft, much of the corkbed comes off with it. The remainder of the corkbed is then scraped off of the sole-less shoe. New hot cork (chunky-mayonnaise-like in texture) is then spread over the bottom of the shoe (or bottom of the insole?), and the new outsole is then attached. I guess there is an imprint of the original owners foot on the leather insole that can not be adjusted, accept for B Nelson's specific treatment (stretching to flatten??). In the end though, I think the newly applied corkbed probably does much to create a new "imprint" or mold for whoever wears the shoe after the recraft, whether it be the original owner or new owner.

    Could be the case. And again, exactly what they do step by step is something I leave to them. :D

    My thoughts were shared specifically as to the imprint on the insole. My pre-recraft insole imprint has been the same, after the recraft, every time.

    A good day to one and all.
     


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    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Beautiful gunboats sir. The fly has great taste.
     


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    Always appreciate the words RTP.
     


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    Nice cap toes rtp. Nice pairing w gray suit
     


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    Probably neurotic, but I'd be worried my keys would lash against the shoe upper and ding it up. :confused:
     


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