^^ Some great looking boots here!
Just curious: I once tried on a pair of Tar Brown modifieds at Moulded Shoe, and they came with a pretty substantial removable insole, which I liked. Do all modifieds have that insole, or was it just that model?
yeah the CDI last shoes always come with orthotics. perhaps some modified last ones do as well.
+1 for helpfulness of Boston Pedorthotic. The moulded shoe folks seem gruff in comparison - but since they have a better selection (and are more well known), perhaps they get too many inquiries that don't lead to sales :P
Thanks, good to know. Yeah, the ones I tried on had a Vibram rubber sole (maybe the 2060..?). I actually liked that they came with a removable insole because I took it out and replaced it with my own orthotic and it fit perfectly, whereas with most boots the orthotic makes things too tight and I have to size up (with brings other problems). Ended up not buying the boots just because I was not convince by the shiny tar brown leather; but the fit was nice and the Vibram, though not my favorite style, felt very comfy indeed.
I have two pairs of ML Aldens; a black shell cordovan cap toe and an alpine grain long wing. I had both resoled with the commando at Moulded and the guys did a great job. It really is a shame that Alden doesn't allocate shell to those guys. The shop is a bit dingy but the customer service and work is top notch. I didn't buy the shoes there but in both cases there was no insert with them.