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***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. eljlakers

    eljlakers Senior member

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    Just received my invoice from Leffot on the snuff suede Cooney boots. Come to papa...been wanting these for seriously 2+ years. Just in time for the weather to go below 90 (it will at some point...won't it??).
     
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  2. shoetree

    shoetree Senior member

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    I wouldn't recommend trying to topy an oiled sole. The glue will not stick as well.
     
  3. DavidAE

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    Understood. Is there other way to protect the sole?
    Thank you
     
  4. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Senior member

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    Don't know where this doctrine is coming from.

    I have Topy's on my Alden's with oiled soles and they are holding up extremely well.
     
  5. tifosi

    tifosi Senior member

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    I beat the ever living crap out of my Alden CXL derbies on Oiled sole. They look no worse for wear than some of the shoes (without oiled soles) I baby the ever living crap out of.
     
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    Beat the ever living crap = wearing overshoes and sitting at a desk all day.

    J/K...
     
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  7. tifosi

    tifosi Senior member

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    Speak for yourself. For you that means taking them out of the dust bags.
     
  8. usfpaul82

    usfpaul82 Well-Known Member

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    I got my irregulars in today. They look good, the only issue I see is on the left shoe, there is a slight imperfection in the leather, almost like a small crinkle. It's not very noticeable and it sits so low that it isn't visible under normal viewing angles. Some Venetian shoe cream may even work it out a little. You can see it in the last pic. I think I'll keep me!

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  9. RSR3

    RSR3 Well-Known Member

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    Great combo DV!
     
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    Disco Volante Senior member

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    For me that means hiking through boulders and knee-deep water with CXL Indys while photographing waterfalls this past Saturday. A few days to dry out, some brushing, and a light coat of conditioner and they look no worse for the wear.
     
  11. JR Magat

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    Ouch... I saw those on IG and didn't notice that! I would start with Leffot and hopefully they understand and can take care of him somehow or at least give him some direction to resolve the issue. You would think they would cover it since it is a manufacturer issue; just too bad he didn't catch it until after it was worn.
     
  12. DavidAE

    DavidAE Active Member

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    I'll do just that then! Thank you
     
  13. shoetree

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    I was at B Nelson about a year ago and overheard them telling someone it was a bad idea. I just called them, out of curiosity, and to make sure I wasn't dispensing poor advice. They explained that the oil repels the cement they use for the topy and they got quite a few pairs returned to the shop. Glad yours are holding up well. It seems that results may vary.
     
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  14. Akeem

    Akeem Senior member

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    I thought that's what everyone did in their alden boots.
     
  15. JSO1

    JSO1 Senior member

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    I only wear my Alden boots around the house, in my underwear. Isn't that what they're for??
     
  16. shoetree

    shoetree Senior member

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    Whenever I go hiking, I always wear my ravello cap toe boots. The commando sole gives me better wet traction and the toe cap provides extra protection. :)
     
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  17. tifosi

    tifosi Senior member

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    Ha! You guys wear them??!!??
     
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  18. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Senior member

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    This is funny because it's true. I still have yet to wear my new suede SWB outside the apartment. Dunno what I'm waiting for.
     
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  19. JSO1

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    Only some pairs. The others I keep new in box just to smell them.
     
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