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post #106 of 1048
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Originally Posted by iroh View Post

i took a look at the first post, would like to say the modified last is a bulbous and ugly last and should be taken off the market, never have i seen a pair of beautiful alden boots get so uglied up with this repulsive last. seriously, it makes the redwings GT look good, think about it. thank god the footwear on the modified lasts are not so easily avaiable, if so it would ruin alden's reputation for making fine footwear.

Take a look at that new stupid Indy boot with the wedge sole that everyone is talking about. Also some of the LS make ups are horrible looking. Shoes like this should be about fit, not fashion. It's too bad that Alden has attracted throngs of fans who don't realize that. After they go on to the next retarded fad maybe Alden can get back to its roots.
post #107 of 1048
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post

Take a look at that new stupid Indy boot with the wedge sole that everyone is talking about. Also some of the LS make ups are horrible looking. Shoes like this should be about fit, not fashion. It's too bad that Alden has attracted throngs of fans who don't realize that. After they go on to the next retarded fad maybe Alden can get back to its roots.

Wedge soled boots are not "new," in any way. They were standard for work boots - and they are a huge part of Alden's heritage. Alden has made such a resurgence mainly because of the Indy Boot - which is really the 405, which Harrison Ford wore because he had feet that fit well in a Foot Balance last.

The fashion is about the heritage. It just so happens that they fit really well, too.

Back on track: who's next?
post #108 of 1048
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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post

Wedge soled boots are not "new," in any way. They were standard for work boots - and they are a huge part of Alden's heritage. Alden has made such a resurgence mainly because of the Indy Boot - which is really the 405, which Harrison Ford wore because he had feet that fit well in a Foot Balance last.
The fashion is about the heritage. It just so happens that they fit really well, too.
Back on track: who's next?

Since when has the Indy boot been offered with a wedge sole? My understanding is that they've been offered with the cork neoprene sole. Is that not correct?
post #109 of 1048

Hello

 

I'm interested in getting some modified shell. As for those indy boots- i rather like the look of Moulded's indy boots, they certainly look different from other similar boots out there.

 

post #110 of 1048
Add me to the list. I have cordovan boots in the modified last that are just dreamy.

Also, if anyone has some size 8s they'd like to get rid of, PM me smile.gif
post #111 of 1048
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post

Since when has the Indy boot been offered with a wedge sole? My understanding is that they've been offered with the cork neoprene sole. Is that not correct?

Indy is not the only style they have. Please refer to these. They've used a white crepe sole in the past quite often, and it is part of their heritage. The ubiquitous nature of the Indy may have skewed your perception of the brand. They've been around long before style forum, and were a serious maker of work shoes for people with *strange* feet.
post #112 of 1048
Put me on that list. Some color 8 modified indy boots would be fantastic.

I have no experience with the modified last, but I have wide feet, a medium arch and normal heels. I like the hampton last TTS - it hugs my ankle and has plenty of forefoot room. Sounds like the modified fits similar. Wearing barrie color 8 ptbs right now, and definitely wish the heel was less roomy.
post #113 of 1048
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marg, you're added. Keep 'em coming!
post #114 of 1048
You can add me to the list. I'm all for diversity in Alden lasts, and I can see myself getting into Moulded Shoe someday soon to try on the #8 cap toes. I'd like to judge the aesthetic and fit in person.
post #115 of 1048
i will take back what i said before about the modified last, im fine with it now

http://theagatineeyelet.wordpress.com/2010/11/01/barrie-trubalance-and-modified/
post #116 of 1048
Interested!
post #117 of 1048
Roguls,

Did you ever end up getting a pair from Anatomica?
post #118 of 1048
Go ahead and add me; I'd be game for trying one out.
post #119 of 1048
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Originally Posted by sweep View Post

Roguls,
Did you ever end up getting a pair from Anatomica?

Nope, not yet - still awaiting the one's I want. And hoping the Euro continues its slide v. the dollar. In my humble opinion, they are in the upper echelon of Alden designers for special makeups.
post #120 of 1048
you can add me to the list
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