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Me too! Had a really crappy day at work yesterday, so decided to wear mine today. The fit is so perfect, they still feel like the leather was laid-up around my feet and magically stitched together that way! I've also noticed they're really light (vs. Cambridge shell, Randolph calf) Does that make any sense?

Felt like a million bucks today!

(Sorry did not snap a new pic today)

Good choice. I have Alden shell and other makes shell and my AE shell is always the lightest.  Maybe it's the lack of a shank or they use thinner shell hide (?). Also, my shell dalton boots (unlined) are crazy light too. I don't mind.

 

 

 

Lack of steel shank is huge..if AE's weighed more I believe more many would have a different opinion to the good side. People who jump to Alden and are impressed often by literally the wieght which mentally makes it seem so much better...sort of like folks who judge a restaurant by the quantity of food on their plate not the quality.

 

FYI I am in no way comparing Alden to 36 ounce "Select" beef as opposed to a Prime Ribe Eye...Just saying the first time I held an Alden boot I was taken by the weight and the first time I held a Viberg I was in awe of the weight...I now put no stock in weight of the boot or shoe...but it took me a while to get there.

 

I've purchased a few pairs of Aldens on eBay just to see if I could form an opinion on lasts/sizing etc.  I was definitely impressed with the substantial weight although I did not find a fitment match.  

 

Curious, Alden fans.  Is the additional weight all good?  If you were traveling and on your feet for 15 hours for example, do your legs notice...or is the added stability 100% favorable?

 

While I am not currently shopping, I remain optimistic that I might eventually dial in my size with Alden and own a few items...Tankers and Indies especially.

 

Alden makes up my second most most brand of boots and shoes and I have not found the weight to be an issue at all...now that being said I weigh 250+ pounds so boots and shoes are like adding some pocket change to normal folks.....The only boot I have that I notice the wieght over time is a Viberg Horse Butt service boot on corded sole...the leather is the shell cordovan with the horse hide still attached so that is super thick and the corded sole is super heavy also.

 

 

 

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I've purchased a few pairs of Aldens on eBay just to see if I could form an opinion on lasts/sizing etc.  I was definitely impressed with the substantial weight although I did not find a fitment match.  

 

Curious, Alden fans.  Is the additional weight all good?  If you were traveling and on your feet for 15 hours for example, do your legs notice...or is the added stability 100% favorable?

 

While I am not currently shopping, I remain optimistic that I might eventually dial in my size with Alden and own a few items...Tankers and Indies especially.

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If I were standing on my feet all day, I'm thinking manning a booth at a convention, I would reach for my double sole Alden longwings (w/a steel shank).  I would not have thought this earlier since they are referred to as "gunboats" and look and seem substantial.  They are heavy but I don't know how they do it. They provide excellent support and my feet don't feel like I've been standing all day when I get home or to the hotel.   If I'm at my desk, sitting down, any single sole dress should will do. 

 

Thanks both for the feedback. Looking forward another time to flirting with some Aldens...

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Mojaves on daddy duty. Toddler sick days are equal parts maddening and sweet.

Back to the shoes - this feels like a better-soled moccasin. Always wondered why they rarely get mentioned (while Gobi's seem to be everywhere).

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with all the Mctavish talk i just ordered a pair from amazon in the natural tan color. if the fit is right ill just return em and get em from shoebank
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Gents. What’s the best way to contact the shoe bank to request for a shipping label to return seconds? I’ve emailed them a couple of times and the online chat is always offline.

 

I would like to get a label to ship things out during the weekend. 

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Shell Strand Thursday?
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Gents. What’s the best way to contact the shoe bank to request for a shipping label to return seconds? I’ve emailed them a couple of times and the online chat is always offline.

 

I would like to get a label to ship things out during the weekend. 

 

Call the shoe bank that you ordered the shoes from, and request that they email you the shipping label. Otherwise, you can drop the shoes off at a local AE store (they should waive the restocking fee) or ship them back yourself (which again, should result in a waived restocking fee).

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Shell Strand Thursday?

Wearing mine today too. Walnut shell

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Anybody have any pics of the Golden Brown Bellevue in the wild? This extra 20% off is calling my name.
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Love shell strands...sadly don't own any and no reason to wear them..I guess I could put them on a shelf to look at.

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Anybody have any pics of the Golden Brown Bellevue in the wild? This extra 20% off is calling my name.
Here are my brown CXL Bellevues.
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Wearing mine today too. Walnut shell

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Dude, I don't know what's better, the shell or those herringbone pants.  Wow. Details, please?

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Gentlemen,

Couple of quick questions.
1) does the 1st ave boot have a single leather sole (it looks that way from the picture) or something similar to Daltons's sole in thickness?
2) Is the 20% off clearance just on firsts?

Thanks
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I've posted these pics here before. Both McT's are worth owning. The cognac are more versatile for me, but I'm really, really happy to have both. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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The darker areas on the tan shoes aren't as prominent as they look in the pix. Love the look of that leather. The cognac is getting better with age (no pun intended...).
How long have you had your Cognacs? Have they darkened? Every time I see your pics, I think mine do not have any of the red tones yours do. And they're stamped 4045 inside the shoe (and on the box). But they have the dark welt and edge. I wonder if they're tan uppers with a dark welt. Love 'em anyway and wore 'em today. I think they'll eventually darken as they age. Still drives me batty though. crazy.gif

Edit: mine look most like @ace13x's pics at this post:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread-reviews-pictures-sizing-etc/69975#post_8292853
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If I were standing on my feet all day, I'm thinking manning a booth at a convention, I would reach for my double sole Alden longwings (w/a steel shank).  I would not have thought this earlier since they are referred to as "gunboats" and look and seem substantial.  They are heavy but I don't know how they do it. They provide excellent support and my feet don't feel like I've been standing all day when I get home or to the hotel.   If I'm at my desk, sitting down, any single sole dress should will do. 
See, I'm the opposite. I have a stand up desk at work (it's better for my back). While I've found my switch to quality AE shoes with noticeably better sole and support has helped, I mentioned the lightness of my Strands to further emphasize how much better my feet feel when I wear them. Literally no standing fatigue after an 8 hour day!

Maybe I'm just a weakling, who knows? butbut.gif
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I received my bourbon Strands from the 6pm sale, and I love them already.

This is one more reason I need to get a few more shoe trees.
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