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The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jhcam8, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. up1911fan

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    Grant Stone Cognac Cap Toe's.

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    Damn, those are just crazy great. :bounce2::worship2:
     

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    Vintage Florsheim shell LWBs.

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    20190416_134107.jpg Carmina bourbon NST boot
     
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    I have some pairs of dry shell. Just do a dab of Bick 4 then lightly brush. That seems to work for 1 wearing. When I pull them out again, the dryness seems to return.
     

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    Carmina cognac longwings on the Detroit last 2day. Yes, those cuffs are wider than usual:
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    Those are seriously cool, and it looks like you've got the wardrobe to pull them off! Congrats!
     

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    Rancourt cigar shell goodness. Excuse the dust. End of the day pic!

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    I’d like to find a non-temporary solution ... I can get them looking ok short-term, but bick 4 every time seems excessive.
     

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    I realize this is a controversial approach but I have had success with the same issue conditioning first then using a tiny bit of neutral wax polish (saphir, although it probable doesn't matter). It seems to seal the grain a little more and reduce the roughness. I had a similar issue on a portion of my shell Leeds and it seems to have more or less resolved it altogether with, I don't know, maybe 10 wears on them since I did this. I haven't had any issues with cracking or caking or anything on mine since I used so little product that it hasn't been a problem but if you are going this route and the issue is on the vamp, obviously less is more (even more so with shell since you're presumably not seeking a mirror shine, etc).
     

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    OK the blue shell MTO sneakers have arrived.

    Here are a few outside limited sun shots and some shoe bench unboxing shots.

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    Initial impression...Nice!

    Finally a quality constructed sneaker that I can resole when needed.

    I will have to wear the Aspen sole a while to see how it holds up, initial impression, soft, spongy, absorbs impact, comfortable, squeaky on my wood floors (may stop once worn a bit).

    Color is right on target same as my other shells in blue from Carmina.

    The Calvia last is new to me, initial fit seems comparable to the Oscar last with less room for higher insteps (a bit of a V gap). Seems to have quite a bit of pad in the toe bed so I am thinking my foot will settle in and V gap should fall in place making less instep room a non issue for those with a high instep.

    Planning a lot of walking in these they were purchased to be used as a real sneaker shoe. If all goes well these will probably become my most used pair of non work/dress shoes in my rotation. That's why this Aspen sole is going to really be tested for durability.

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    Ok. These are cooler than they should be!
     

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