If AE can do it, Alden could, in theory, also do it.
But the numbering is the least of Alden's quirks. More dire is that many, if not most, of their lasts bear little relation to the shape of a human foot. Complaints are so standard that we can all recite them. Too wide, too narrow, too shallow, and so on.
Amazing to me that a company that takes pride in their product doesn't make an effort to listen to their most devoted clients.