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post #1066 of 1080

^^ 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?

post #1067 of 1080
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

^^ 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?

Most do not.
post #1068 of 1080
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

^^ 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?

Most don't come with an insole but Moulded can make one for you.
post #1069 of 1080
There is another Alden model that comes with an orthotic. Are you sure you tried on a modified last?

I found Boston Pedorthic very helpful, but Moulded Shoe has a bigger selection.
post #1070 of 1080
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Originally Posted by philosophe View Post

There is another Alden model that comes with an orthotic. Are you sure you tried on a modified last?

I found Boston Pedorthic very helpful, but Moulded Shoe has a bigger selection.

 

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

post #1071 of 1080
FYI: I've got a pair of black cordovan modified last shoes in size 9E for sale in the marketplace. Thought you all might be interested.
post #1072 of 1080
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

^^ 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?
Rule of thumb - If the ML shoe or boot purchased at Moulded Shoe has a rubber sole, it tends to come with a removable insert. I've had this throw off the shoe fit for me, as I have my own removable orthotic. However, most people have no problem with the sizing. I haven't seen any leather-soled ML come with an insert.
post #1073 of 1080
The Moulded guys only seem gruff. They've been incredibly helpful and nice to me for years.
post #1074 of 1080
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Rule of thumb - If the ML shoe or boot purchased at Moulded Shoe has a rubber sole, it tends to come with a removable insert. I've had this throw off the shoe fit for me, as I have my own removable orthotic. However, most people have no problem with the sizing. I haven't seen any leather-soled ML come with an insert.


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.

post #1075 of 1080
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The Moulded guys only seem gruff. They've been incredibly helpful and nice to me for years.

They are great guys. Go to the shop, it's a total trip.
post #1076 of 1080

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.

post #1077 of 1080

They do the complete recrafting, putting in new cork etc etc ?  

 

I seem to recall reading that they have a Goodyear welting machine there.

 

I didn't go upstairs and take the tour when I was there, if I get another chance I'll see if they are amenable.

post #1078 of 1080
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Originally Posted by zzdocxx View Post

They do the complete recrafting, putting in new cork etc etc ?  

I seem to recall reading that they have a Goodyear welting machine there.

I didn't go upstairs and take the tour when I was there, if I get another chance I'll see if they are amenable.

They have it all - they actually make some insane custom/bespoke shoes. I'm going to have them resole my modified last Aldens when the time comes.
post #1079 of 1080

Thanks, sounds like a good option.

post #1080 of 1080
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They have it all - they actually make some insane custom/bespoke shoes. I'm going to have them resole my modified last Aldens when the time comes.
My experience with them for this was not so good.
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