Originally Posted by fritzl
yes, i got that and no derailment intended.
i have a basic question, though.
why are you putting so much efforts into alden's and at the same time you ignore similar offers from other makers who have some of these models in their portfolio. i for myself am always open for a look over the edge of the plate..
At least for me, the issue is the unique last, more than that it's Alden. I'd love to find an alternative, though I'm not aware of any (maybe Vass?).
So herrmj says above of the Carmina Forest (which I'm curious about as well, but the Rain doesn't work for me):
11 uk forest last feels much smaller than 11.5 d modified. My big toe is hitting the toebox wall.
I often run into this "big toe is hitting the toebox wall" problem (though not with the Modified), so wonder if it's just size, or the last shape.