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post #181 of 1076

Another sizing question I'm afraid.  I bought a pair of boots in the modified last from Moulded and they were huge.  I applied the common size down a half size wisdom but they were still quite large.  The boots I bought were in size 9D, I have been looking at another boot in the Truebalance last in a size 8.5D.

 

What i'm wondering is if I size down a full size to an 8.5D in the Truebalance last will I end up too small?  My only alden experience is with these recent Moulded shoe boots that seem to fit big even by Modified last standards.

 

I did like the modified last, feels great around the arch and ankle but can't/won't do bussiness with Moulded shoe again, they simply charge far too much for shipping.

post #182 of 1076

How much did they charge you BTW?

post #183 of 1076
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by luzer View Post

i got around to taking pics of my modest modified collection
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Alden #41144 Natural Chromexcel Indy Boot (from Moulded)- FYI- they feel much larger than my other modified lasts in the same size
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Alden Cap Toe Boot - Shell Cordovan Color #8 (from Moulded)
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Alden Punched Cap Toe - Shell Cordovan Black (from TheShoeMart 2nds)
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Brown Pebble Long Wings (from Moulded)

Fantastic post. I need those #8s.
post #184 of 1076

Moulded charged me $20 for shipping.  It's not crazy for a $600 pair of shoes but with return shipping it adds up.  Buying from Shoemart is a little more realistic for me at $7 or whatever they charge for the return label.

 

I tried to talk to them about lasts and sizing before returning the boots so I could maybe exchange them instead.  They acted very odd, wouldn't really talk to me at all, seemed uninterested in doing bussiness over the phone and told me to go find an Alden dealer.

post #185 of 1076

$20 is stiff no matter how you slice it for one pair of boots.  If they have  merchant account, their shipping rate is cheaper than what you or I can get. In my correspondence from Moulded, they only suggest that I come in for a fitting.  Too bad since Moulded seems to have a lock on the Modified last.

post #186 of 1076
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Originally Posted by iroh View Post

damn, you have size eee feet? can you post a pic of what that even looks like? im curious, it must be like a stump for a foot right?

My feet are normal, maybe D or single E - have a thick orthotic so EEE is all that fits. The EEE width does not do the Modified Last, or any last, any favors in terms if styling smile.gif

Will try to find some pics - there's one on AAAC for sure
post #187 of 1076
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post

Umm, did he just change the listing? He clearly states they are irregular and states what he believes constitutes the flaw, with pictures to boot (pun intended) .

There are more than 'irregular' - they are factory rejects (with Stamp), sold through a single source Globally - The ShoeMart. Seller clearly states in his post that they are irregular - agreed. I'm simply think that this should be more prominently displayed in the post.
post #188 of 1076
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Originally Posted by luzer View Post

i got around to taking pics of my modest modified collection
226
Alden #41144 Natural Chromexcel Indy Boot (from Moulded)- FYI- they feel much larger than my other modified lasts in the same size
261
Alden Cap Toe Boot - Shell Cordovan Color #8 (from Moulded)
261
Alden Punched Cap Toe - Shell Cordovan Black (from TheShoeMart 2nds)
261
Brown Pebble Long Wings (from Moulded)

Very nice... What size do you wear?
post #189 of 1076
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Originally Posted by luzer View Post

FYI- they feel much larger than my other modified lasts in the same size)

Oh crap; just when I thought I figured out a last and size I could rely on.

How much of discrepancy was there? Enough that you would need to go down another half size to get the right fit?

And do you attribute that to some sort of manufacturing defect, or just the particular style?
post #190 of 1076
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Originally Posted by sm31 View Post

Oh crap; just when I thought I figured out a last and size I could rely on.
How much of discrepancy was there? Enough that you would need to go down another half size to get the right fit?
And do you attribute that to some sort of manufacturing defect, or just the particular style?

Couple of things that could impact this:
1. When i started wearing ML in 9.5EEE, i was 25 pounds heavier - that could be a reason. Weight loss can change foot size
2. I wear orthotics - and this is a complete game changer in terms of sizing. My othotics have changed in the past few years.
3. Shell Cordovan shoes, IMO, fit a bit bigger than Calf.

I think if the ML shoes / boots you are wearing fit well, then you shouldn't have a problem. Especially if you do not wear orthotics / inserts. What size do you wear?
post #191 of 1076
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Originally Posted by Mike147 View Post

I think if the ML shoes / boots you are wearing fit well, then you shouldn't have a problem. Especially if you do not wear orthotics / inserts. What size do you wear?

I don't (yet) own any modified last shoes. But when I was in NYC in December, I dropped by Moulded Shoe, and tried on a couple/few models with an 11D size, all of which fit me well (and no orthotics). I just didn't like the styles they had much, so figured I'd wait on something I liked more from them, or from ShoeMart, and order and get them shipped.
post #192 of 1076
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Originally Posted by Mike147 View Post

Very nice... What size do you wear?
8.5 D in Modified
i have a narrow heel. probably never wore the correct size. Moulded guys (Roni) are helpful in person. when i see a Barrie heel, i feel both my heels could fit in it.
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Originally Posted by sm31 
Oh crap; just when I thought I figured out a last and size I could rely on.
How much of discrepancy was there? Enough that you would need to go down another half size to get the right fit?
And do you attribute that to some sort of manufacturing defect, or just the particular style?
dont know. it could be a $550 mistake. maybe the make the Indy's larger to accommodate socks? i need to bring them back to check it out- try another 1/2 size down (they dont do returns, of course)
post #193 of 1076

My 8.5 modified last boots are larger than my 8.5 shoes. i have 5 pairs now so i know it's not a normal thing. i'm quite sure that the shoes are made purposefully larger to take into account differences in socks between boots and dress shoe and boot. if it bothers you, moulded has inserts shaped like the modified last to make the shoes seem smaller in fit.

post #194 of 1076
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Originally Posted by dm2703 View Post

My 8.5 modified last boots are larger than my 8.5 shoes. i have 5 pairs now so i know it's not a normal thing. i'm quite sure that the shoes are made purposefully larger to take into account differences in socks between boots and dress shoe and boot. if it bothers you, moulded has inserts shaped like the modified last to make the shoes seem smaller in fit.

thanks
post #195 of 1076

Hi Roguls, thanks for posting back on the other thread.  Please add my name to the petition.

 

Thanks

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