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post #151 of 165

Yeah, wrinklefree, I should delete my entry :) I'll only wear them with jeans.

 

I just have seen some crazy shoes worn with the Ludlow suit in the JCrew catalog. Like sneakers and stuff...

post #152 of 165

I finally wore my Indy boots...JCrew_Indy_Boots_3_2012.jpg

post #153 of 165

Hey all, long-time reader first-time poster etc..

 

This seemed as good a place as any to field my question, as I can't find an answer in the copious forum threads related to the boot.

 

I went to The Tannery a while back after a good long day of walking and equipped with some thick wool socks, to try on a pair of 505's.

 

Long story short the boots fit awesome in the suggested half-size-down (7.5D for me) but looking at how I laced them I noticed the eyelets were really far apart. iPhone pics incoming...

 

IMG_0819.JPG

 

Boots are tagged 7.5 B/D which I assume is normal width. The picture below is about how tight I like my boots before they get too binding around the ankle. Ankle's gotta bend ya know!

 

I can't imagine the leather stretches THAT much in the break-in process. I don't consider my feet to be abnormally thick, but the eyelets are not nearly as close together as, say, JPinoy's post above. Wearing 'normal' socks in a normal shoe size and it looks like my amazingly manly ankles are ready to bust out of these boots.

 

Has anyone encountered this before? I don't feel the solution is to size up (maybe in width? but definitely not length). My only disclaimer is I did not ask to try on another width or size, in part because my parking meter was almost out of time and in part that The Tannery staff look as if they're ready to string you up if you waste their time and don't end up buying a $500 pair of shoes.

 

semi-related: I'm itching to order a pair of Ultimate's next time they're available, and I'm not sure if they stock much in the way of non-standard widths......

 

Any help or ideas is much appreciated!

 

Thanks a bunch folks,

 

-G

post #154 of 165

Hi,

 

I am curious about this sizing down. I am currently in Berlin and have a very short window to order a pair of the JCrew Alden and have  my brother bring next week from the US (for 6 months so I cannot just ask him to return them). I normally wear a size 12 and I am hesitant to get a different size than normal. Any insights or experiences will be greatly appreciated as I must order by wednesday.

 

Thanks,

Jason

post #155 of 165

Going down 1/2 size is fine.  If a 12D normally fits well, an 11.5D Indy will work. 

post #156 of 165
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gary-A View Post

Long story short the boots fit awesome in the suggested half-size-down (7.5D for me) but looking at how I laced them I noticed the eyelets were really far apart. iPhone pics incoming...

350x469px-LL-a0ea71f2_IMG_0819.jpeg

I wear the 8D and the speed hooks are almost on top of each other ... I can only attribute this to my ankles being smaller than normal for the foot size in the Indy last ... i.e., your mankles are clearly the culprit.
If you are considering sizing up, get measurements of the boot opening to see if that would really solve your problem.
post #157 of 165
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gary-A View Post

Hey all, long-time reader first-time poster etc..

 

This seemed as good a place as any to field my question, as I can't find an answer in the copious forum threads related to the boot.

 

I went to The Tannery a while back after a good long day of walking and equipped with some thick wool socks, to try on a pair of 505's.

 

Long story short the boots fit awesome in the suggested half-size-down (7.5D for me) but looking at how I laced them I noticed the eyelets were really far apart. iPhone pics incoming...

 

IMG_0819.JPG

 

Boots are tagged 7.5 B/D which I assume is normal width. The picture below is about how tight I like my boots before they get too binding around the ankle. Ankle's gotta bend ya know!

 

I cjLan't imagine the leather stretches THAT much in the break-in process. I don't consider my feet to be abnormally thick, but the eyelets are not nearly as close together as, say, JPinoy's post above. Wearing 'normal' socks in a normal shoe size and it looks like my amazingly manly ankles are ready to bust out of these boots.

 

Has anyone encountered this before? I don't feel the solution is to size up (maybe in width? but definitely not length). My only disclaimer is I did not ask to try on another width or size, in part because my parking meter was almost out of time and in part that The Tannery staff look as if they're ready to string you up if you waste their time and don't end up buying a $500 pair of shoes.

 

semi-related: I'm itching to order a pair of Ultimate's next time they're available, and I'm not sure if they stock much in the way of non-standard widths......

 

Any help or ideas is much appreciated!

 

Thanks a bunch folks,

 

-G


You have problems, man. Indy boots aren't going to work for you if that is how you must wear them.
post #158 of 165
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Originally Posted by Gary-A View Post

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Hey all, long-time reader first-time poster etc..

This seemed as good a place as any to field my question, as I can't find an answer in the copious forum threads related to the boot.

I went to The Tannery a while back after a good long day of walking and equipped with some thick wool socks, to try on a pair of 505's.

Long story short the boots fit awesome in the suggested half-size-down (7.5D for me) but looking at how I laced them I noticed the eyelets were really far apart. iPhone pics incoming...

350x469px-LL-a0ea71f2_IMG_0819.jpeg

Boots are tagged 7.5 B/D which I assume is normal width. The picture below is about how tight I like my boots before they get too binding around the ankle. Ankle's gotta bend ya know!

I can't imagine the leather stretches THAT much in the break-in process. I don't consider my feet to be abnormally thick, but the eyelets are not nearly as close together as, say, JPinoy's post above. Wearing 'normal' socks in a normal shoe size and it looks like my amazingly manly ankles are ready to bust out of these boots.

Has anyone encountered this before? I don't feel the solution is to size up (maybe in width? but definitely not length). My only disclaimer is I did not ask to try on another width or size, in part because my parking meter was almost out of time and in part that The Tannery staff look as if they're ready to string you up if you waste their time and don't end up buying a $500 pair of shoes.

semi-related: I'm itching to order a pair of Ultimate's next time they're available, and I'm not sure if they stock much in the way of non-standard widths......

Any help or ideas is much appreciated!

Thanks a bunch folks,

-G

I don't really have much to add except that pic looks all kinds of messed up.
Do you have cankles?
All else I can think of is you are afraid to lace your boots tightly...
post #159 of 165
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gary-A View Post

Hey all, long-time reader first-time poster etc..

 

This seemed as good a place as any to field my question, as I can't find an answer in the copious forum threads related to the boot.

 

I went to The Tannery a while back after a good long day of walking and equipped with some thick wool socks, to try on a pair of 505's.

 

Long story short the boots fit awesome in the suggested half-size-down (7.5D for me) but looking at how I laced them I noticed the eyelets were really far apart. iPhone pics incoming...

 

IMG_0819.JPG

 

Boots are tagged 7.5 B/D which I assume is normal width. The picture below is about how tight I like my boots before they get too binding around the ankle. Ankle's gotta bend ya know!

 

I can't imagine the leather stretches THAT much in the break-in process. I don't consider my feet to be abnormally thick, but the eyelets are not nearly as close together as, say, JPinoy's post above. Wearing 'normal' socks in a normal shoe size and it looks like my amazingly manly ankles are ready to bust out of these boots.

 

Has anyone encountered this before? I don't feel the solution is to size up (maybe in width? but definitely not length). My only disclaimer is I did not ask to try on another width or size, in part because my parking meter was almost out of time and in part that The Tannery staff look as if they're ready to string you up if you waste their time and don't end up buying a $500 pair of shoes.

 

semi-related: I'm itching to order a pair of Ultimate's next time they're available, and I'm not sure if they stock much in the way of non-standard widths......

 

Any help or ideas is much appreciated!

 

Thanks a bunch folks,

 

-G

Sounds like this is happening more frequently. I recently picked up some and the eyelets are just as far off. My other alden indy fits fine with no eyelet issue, so I know its not my ankles. Contact the place you purchase them at and ask for a replacement pair. Good luck. 

post #160 of 165
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gary-A View Post

Hey all, long-time reader first-time poster etc..

This seemed as good a place as any to field my question, as I can't find an answer in the copious forum threads related to the boot.

I went to The Tannery a while back after a good long day of walking and equipped with some thick wool socks, to try on a pair of 505's.

Long story short the boots fit awesome in the suggested half-size-down (7.5D for me) but looking at how I laced them I noticed the eyelets were really far apart. iPhone pics incoming...

350x469px-LL-a0ea71f2_IMG_0819.jpeg

Boots are tagged 7.5 B/D which I assume is normal width. The picture below is about how tight I like my boots before they get too binding around the ankle. Ankle's gotta bend ya know!

I can't imagine the leather stretches THAT much in the break-in process. I don't consider my feet to be abnormally thick, but the eyelets are not nearly as close together as, say, JPinoy's post above. Wearing 'normal' socks in a normal shoe size and it looks like my amazingly manly ankles are ready to bust out of these boots.

Has anyone encountered this before? I don't feel the solution is to size up (maybe in width? but definitely not length). My only disclaimer is I did not ask to try on another width or size, in part because my parking meter was almost out of time and in part that The Tannery staff look as if they're ready to string you up if you waste their time and don't end up buying a $500 pair of shoes.

semi-related: I'm itching to order a pair of Ultimate's next time they're available, and I'm not sure if they stock much in the way of non-standard widths......

Any help or ideas is much appreciated!

Thanks a bunch folks,

-G

I have a high instep, and my cordovan boots lace a lot tighter than that up top. Either the construction of that particular boot may be off or alden high boots may not work as well with your ankles
post #161 of 165

700

 

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Alden 403s after about 4 months of heavy wear.  I applied a neutral polish and a quick buff and I'm surprised at how much these are holding together. 

post #162 of 165
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Originally Posted by ExhibitA View Post

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Alden 403s after about 4 months of heavy wear.  I applied a neutral polish and a quick buff and I'm surprised at how much these are holding together. 

J. Crew stopped with the heel stitching?
post #163 of 165

J. Crew still does the heel stitching.  I prefer the original.  I purchased mine from Alden SF store, though I believe they shipped to me from Mass. 

 

I was just about to rave how these shoes held up after a solid two weeks of hardcore construction work.  They were smothered in dirt and soot and I got several scratches on the toe and heel.  I gave them a thorough cleaning and applied a neutral polish on them and they restore back to a pristine look.  Amazing boot...getting some noticeable heal wear, but I'd say another 2 years before getting them refurbished.
 

post #164 of 165
Okay so I had to comment,




Is there a way to turn the regular Alden Indy CXLs into this color? I like the shiny look.
post #165 of 165

Shoe polish

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