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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Moo, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. jasonmx3

    jasonmx3 Senior Member

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    Thanks, Wurger. So cutting the stitching like that (like in the first picture) would not weaken the sole -- at least the front portion? Sorry if I seem skeptical, I just want to make sure since that seems a bit counter-intuitive.
     
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  2. othertravel

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    What do you guys think of this boot?

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  3. SoGent

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    similar to an EG i have . . . . who is it ?
     


  4. othertravel

    othertravel Distinguished Member

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    Ferragamo "Altor". Can get it on discount; very sturdy construction.
     


  5. David Copeland

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    You can go to www.hangerproject.com , and click on the LIVE CHAT to get the owner (Kirby) and paste in the web link to the picture here - then ask. Or, you can go to Kirby's topic HERE.

    All my best,

    David
     


  6. jd13jd13

    jd13jd13 Senior Member

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    If I'm not mistaken, Goodyear welted shoes (if those are Goodyear welted) are locked stitched so each stitch is secure independently of each other. A more knowledgeable member can perhaps confirm this?
     


  7. David Copeland

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    Nice looking boot. Which version is that?

    Seems the regular price for the standard is $1100.00, "was on sale" for $495.00 at : CLICK HERE

    Salvatore Ferragamo
    Altor Lace-Up Boot
    This sleekly styled Salvatore Ferragamo boot features a burnished cap toe on an elegant leather upper.

    Leather upper with tonal stitching.
    Burnished cap toe.
    Lace-up front; back loop.
    Approx. 11" top circumference.
    Metal insert below heel counter.
    1 1/8" stacked heel.
    "Altor" is made in Italy.

    The other version (Runway Boot) is regularly $1600.00 , and "was also on sale" for $720.00 at: CLICK HERE

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    Also has a side zipper to avoid having to unlace everything.

    Details:

    Salvatore Ferragamo
    Altor Runway Boot
    A skinny lace-up front lends a retro quality to this Salvatore Ferragamo boot. Pair it with a slim-cut dark jean for casual-cool polish.

    Oiled leather upper.
    Square cap toe.
    Lace-up front.
    Side-zip and stretch gore inset for ease of dress.
    1 1/4" flat stacked heel; silver heel plate.
    Approx. 7" overall boot height; 11" circumference.
    "Altor" is made in Italy.

    About Ferragamo:
    A native of Naples, Italy, Salvatore Ferragamo was a teenaged shoe apprentice before moving to California and becoming known as the shoemaker to the stars. Ferragamo returned to Italy in 1927, where he officially launched his own collection. Today the Ferragamo line encompasses not only exquisitely made shoes for men and women, but also infinitely stylish handbags and fragrances. The company is still family owned and operated in Florence, where you'll also find the Ferragamo Museum, home to thousands of shoes (including the famous invisible sandal, cage shoe, and wedge heel).
     


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    i wouldn't go with the rubber toe taps!! rubber ll go off quickly!! i don't think is adding any traction at all cause that part of the shoe most of the time toutch the floor when you are going to lift the foot while you are walking!! i prefer metal toe taps !! they are a lot more durable than plastic(most of the time they last more than the sole!)and most of the time thinner!
    the first photo is from a used sole witch is already thinned from use! if the toe taps are correctly installed this wont effect stitching at all!! you need about 1 mm to sand the sole to install that kind of toe taps and channeled stitching of Goodyear welt is at least 1-2mm down in the sole!!( closed channel is deeper)!!
     
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    It's the first one; might be able to get it for $525. Is the metal for aesthetic purposes only?
     


  10. David Copeland

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    It is advertised as having a Silver Heel Plate, which is to protect the heel of the boot from excessive wear.
     


  11. MoneyWellSpent

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    Sounds like marketing to me. That thin strip of metal at that location isn't going to do anything to help the longevity of the boot that I can think of.
     
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  12. chogall

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    Decorative. At least workman boots with steel or other material reinforced toe caps help protecting against toes being crushed or chopped off.
     


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    Thanks for your input, David.
     


  14. patrickBOOTH

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    Horween + Saint Crispin + wax + water

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    And yep that me sitting cross legged in my underwear in the last pic
     


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