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I agree - ironically they look more "lux" to me; the shell's plastic-y appearance doesn't work as well as the matted cowhide that will undoubtedly patina well. The saddle color is killer.I think those comipel hides should go for goodyear welted shoes (didn't EP hint at an in-house shoemaking project?).
Never cared about shoes until:I was on a plane a few years ago and saw a side profile of j.crew's 403. I hadn't seen anything that boss before, so I started searching the interwebs. Found this terrible place, along with ask andy and superfuture. I actually have regrets spending the money I have on shoes since then if I were to add it all up. But now I'm settling into a sweet spot, and have slowed down considerably. Alden just makes so many cool shoes and boots - honestly...
For your consideration: Alden AF43 Black Shell Cordovan Boots, size 10.5D. These are on the Trubalance Last, so size as you would Indy boots; many say 1/2 down. If you have a wider forefoot, go true-to-size. Hardly any wear on these. I am cleaning out shoes I don't wear, and these need to go. Condition is as shown (exceptional condition) and soles have not much wear. Price includes shipping to contiguous 48 United States; for elsewhere, inquire.
I disagree, totally. If you have a low instep, tongue pads are a must sometimes, and do not degrade the wearing experience.
Chippewa Heritage Boots, size 10.5D, ending in a few hours, Boondocker and Black Captoe http://www.ebay.com/itm/151523658612?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 http://www.ebay.com/itm/151523646729?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
Breck, do you have experience with this? Trubalance and Redwing last #8 are a perfect 10.5D for me, and I was going to order a pair of SD on the regular #55 last in the same size. I have read that the SD last is close to Trubalance....
Trubalance has a significantly wider toebox than both barrie and moreso grant. For those with a wider forefoot, lower instep and narrower heel, trubalance (and modified) are a godsend. Here are j.crew PTboots: Also, AoC has the AF43 and 53 (just scored the 43 on ebay) which are fantastic. I plan on replicating my long gone Pitt boot with the trubalance last, and am psyched.
Agreed. I have a Bureau Belfast Indy, AF43 and the J.Crew Tabacco boots, and all are amazing in fit. I actually think I like them better than even my modified last boots.
Yes, and size to size, modified is wider in D width (most are TTS in 379x but can go down .5 in Modified).The 379x is Alden's approximation of the munson last, iirc.
Yikes. I actually wanted a double leather rebuild on the trubalance, and they turned down the work - they won't do double leather. I'll be trying B. Nelson now.
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