Just to calibrate expectations for @Hot Dog Day #49, I would be very surprised if Alden offered up a new pair to replace the poorly recrafted ones. Customer service is an area where I think AE is vastly superior to Alden.
To whiskey Harlech round 2 participants, I've just heard from Lauren that she expects our boots to be delivered towards the end of August. There's a two week summer break in the beginning of August that's largely the cause of this.
I just wish there were a way to hide certain listings that I have no interest in ever looking at. There are some that have been getting bumped for coming up on 2 years, and it's not even close to my size. It doesn't serve anyone to have that in front of my eyes.