The Official Artisanal "streetwear" footwear (boots, shoes, sandals) thread (Guidi, CCP, Augusta, M.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by eckblk, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    dude lots of stuff around, if you are asking in regards to the type of stuff in this thread then there is guidi 988 backzip, ma+ back zip, augusta backzips (some have no distressing), this is all in the 1k+ price range. wjk is good for what you are looking for (not my thing), marsell has some stuff on yoox right now but they are hit and miss, first 3 are where i'd put my money...
     


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    sinnedk Senior member

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    shoe trees are great for MC style shoes, don't work for my augusta cuz of the back zip and curved toe box
     


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    lmaozedong Senior member

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    I actually purposefully use shoe trees in my Augustas to flatten the toebox. Blasphemy, I know..
     


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    dmash Senior member

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    some trees are more versatile and can be used for a wide variety as seen here:


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    exactly, i use my shoe trees solely for creases before anything else. i thought that was the whole purpose

    the whole moisture part is like 50/50 and lol^

    thanks sinnedk, really not looking at price point ATM, just shoe shape and construction b/c i plan on wearing the zips pretty regularly.

    nicely_nice is a good example of artisan brand shoes worn in the office. kind of where i'm getting my inspiration from
     


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    eckblk Senior member

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    I lowest heel backzip I can think of is the 988MS, unfortunately it lacks a "toe puff" (Thanks, Hendrix!)

    988MS baby calf
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    988 (reg) baby calf
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    brad-t Bae Blade

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    Lane Senior member

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    i was gonna buy a shoe tree but then I realized I like the creases on my shoes. Especially like how my combats and sneakers look at the moment. I doubt they'd even add much life to them.
     
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    i asked pages ago but does anyone have pics of augusta leathers for f/w 12?
     


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    sinnedk Senior member

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    hey guys

    anything specific i should tell my cobbler so he doesn't fuck the vibram up ? Is it basically just slap a vibram on it and glue + nails right ?

    i am working about 6-7 days a week and cobbler closes before i finish work and do not have time to drop in my guidis to the cobbler, so im gonna have someone drop in my behalf
     


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    eckblk Senior member

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    tell him not to paint the sides of the soles and heels.

    You are probably better off making time to go yourself and explain exactly what your expectations are.
     
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    also tell him not to polish the shoes! they love doing that....

    the heel cup of the wjk is not as good as original carpe. maybe that's just from the pics though...
     


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    yea dude be careful with that... you need to be specific about asking for vibram soles, my cobbler kept showing me all these other soles he can use and i was clear i wanted vibram. Also tell them to add heel taps after they vibram, that will be good.

    Basically
    1. Vibram (actually use vibram not other crap)
    2. Hell taps (after vibram is done)
    3. do nothing else to the shoe (dont polish, clean, fix, etc)

    see a couple of pages back of what i did to my augusta, thats all you want, polished guidi will be a sf LOL moment
     


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    i personally wouldn't add heel taps - i'm sure people will argue both sides on this but it's just going to make your pronation even more pronounced

    just make sure you specify vibram (or topy is just as good), the colour you prefer, and make certain they don't polish your shoes
     


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