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Alden Ravello Shell Long Wing Blucher Reviews

ppith

High style and low maintenance

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Pros: Once "warmed up", the shoe is extremely comfortable

Cons: Takes time to "warm up" the shoe before it is more comfortable, would have preferred antique edge trim

This shoe polishes up very quickly.  Before work, I lightly brush the shoe and buff it with an old t-shirt and it's ready to go.  The shoe feels a little stiff until it warms up.  After warming up, it is extremely comfortable.  Style wise, the only thing I would have changed is the edge trim to antique.  When the shoe needs to be resoled someday, I will ask Alden to change it for me.  I double knot the wax laces so they stay tied up.  My shoes have never seen rain, but you do have to be careful with shell so you don't scuff it up on concrete or other hard surfaces.  I work in aerospace and I think I've scuffed it a few times working in our simulator...
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