Originally Posted by Siggy
Bah, what does a metal shank do anyway? All it did in one of my Aldens was poke out of the freakin sole after several years.
The metal shank results in a stiffer, more supportive shoe.
No metal shank produces a slightly more comfortable but less supportive shoe.
So I say:
Aldens is you stand, AE if you sit
Alden if you are heavier, AE if you are lighter
I also heard that Alden sells their shoes...