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 Given the way you've asked your question, probably too obnoxiously round for your liking.  I have a pair of the "military last" boots and it's kind of like the Modified last --- you either like it or you hate it.  It's different from most of the other Alden lasts, as is the Modified.  More of a work boot shape.  So if you like rounded work boot type toe boxes, you might like the 379X last.  FWIW, the 379X last is very comfortable for me.
 The general advice is to go with the same size in Trubalance as the Barrie. Yes, you can switch to a different sole (as they're Goodyear welted) but not with Alden recrafting.  They will only do what the shoe originally came with. You would have to go to another cobbler, i.e., B. Nelson in NYC.  That's my understanding.
 They look great!  Enjoy.
So perfect, Mike. Gorgeous!
 Those are just going to develop so well.  Congrats!
 Those boots really look great.  I'm not sure what the exact definition of "blind eyelet" is, but as you, I always thought there would be "hidden" grommets (visible on the inside).  One of my 8-eyelet Viberg Service boots do have hidden grommets.  My 10-eyelet Service Boots have no grommets, just like your dusty black boots.  I haven't had any problems but I haven't worn them all that much yet. If you're really going to wear them hard, then I could see there possibly being...
 From Moulded Shoe: I was told by Rafael at Moulded that the machines can't handle a double leather sole on the Modified last (for some reason).  That's weird because I have a Modified last Nat CXL PT boot from TSM that does actually have a double leather sole.  So not sure what the story is.
 Yeah, you've worn them much more than I have and they sure look awesome. And yes, salt and any other grime, chemicals, etc. can do a number on your boots. However, I would take care of the toplift as another poster mentioned.  If you haven't gone through the rubber to the leather, it should be easy and inexpensive to replace the toplift.  Otherwise, you'll have to have the stacked leather portion replaced as well.  And it likely won't be any where as good a quality...
Wow, I thought I had some pretty good wear on mine but you've got me beat by far. Those look awesome! How often are you wearing them?
That's a good fit and a nice color.
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