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I planned to clean and flip them.It’s surprising today, but it used to be legal to use sea turtle leather for shoes. The lines between the scales are generally cleaner and more defined than you see on alligator or croc, just the way your boots are. They’re rare to find, and quite cool (though I’m glad it’s no longer legal to make them). Be careful if you plan to sell them, as the strict regulations on sea turtles can make it a bit difficult.
Try these 2 tricks:93605s today. These are the pair I just got and my first wear of them. They really are in exceptional shape. I took a gamble on a EEE width when really a D or E would have been ideal. Strangely enough... they are kinda high volume. I wore them today with my thickest socks and they were still a bit too loose. I'm going to try some inserts. It'll suck if I have to resell these since they are by far the best condition pair that I've handled to date.
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I have some strands from 1988 that have a discoloration on the toe. It looks like someone dropped acetone on them ( it wasn’t me. They came that way). It’s always bugged me. I’ve thought about stripping and dying the entire shoe but I’m too chicken. May move the AE refinishing is the answer.According to their videos online, they strip the finish, spray new dye, and polish them. You might call or email them about the CG leather, though. I doubt they strip that.
What year are those from? The toes seem a lot less square than mine. Those are great.
It’s REALLY hard to tell for sure with this pair.Shell?