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Alden Black Shell Cordovan Plain Toe Reviews

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A classic plain toe blucher

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Pros: Great quality cordovan and construction that will last for years

Cons: Runs 1/2 size large due to Barrie last

This cordovan plain toe blucher (PTB) is a high quality classic design by Alden. It is available in both #8 (style 990 seen in this review) and black (style 9901.) The double oak sole is sturdy and will last for years. The Barrie last normally runs 1/2 size large, so if you are an 11 D you would need to order a 10.5 D. The sole is natural leather for the 990 and dyed black for the 9901. They are comfortable and roomy in both the vamp and toe box for those who with a high instep. Alden normally builds this shoe in C, D and E widths, but some dealers such as the Shoe Mart, order runs in EEE widths. I purchased the #8 and was impressed with the ability for the cordovan to held a shine and to...
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