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 Awesome!That means I have to make a detour when I visit Seattle and Portland next time!
@sambam ,   Is the White's store in Spokane a full serviced store, with salesperson helping customers measure their feet? Thanks. 
 Unless wing-tip is a must, the standard suede chukka is one of the best suede make up by alden.
 Personally I want to keep the rug look on them. I don't think I will use any cream on them, as least for a few years. The coffee chromepak is totally matte. No matter how hard you brush them, they won't shine at all.
 I simply don't care except brushing.
 If you could return the shoes, return them and get a pair of half size larger.
 Only use waterproof spray on rough out if you want to keep the appearance/texture.
 2. Some may think I am crazy, but I found that at the early stage of break-in, the thicker socks I wore, the more painful my feet were. It was because the heel drop was even more severe in thick socks. YMMV.
 I have a pair of semi-dress with c461 last (the class work boot last) and lowered curved heel and a pair of bounty hunter with curved heel at standard height. After wearing them for several months, I found that the lowered heel on the c461 last is not very comfortable.As the arch ease system on c461 is minimal to none, I feel my heel sunk down too much.I think I will raise the heel to standard height when resole. If I were you, I would not lower the heel of c461.  On the...
 Unless you really need the lugs on the sole, you could consider the vibram 700. BTW, to me, block heels on White's just don't look right. 
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