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post #571 of 1020
Anyone jumping on these?

http://mouldedshoe.tumblr.com/post/28419223313/new-custom-case-arrival-alden-54911-brown

I have an old pair of these that I wear pretty often. They are Footbalance line construction, not fully leather-lined... have been resoled 3 times so far and are losing their mojo. Thinking about scooping these up but not 100% sure... Hoping to save up 2k Euro for a pair of custom in Vienna if I can swing a business trip to europe. These split toes are likely around $500+ retail.
post #572 of 1020
Mike, those look like great shoes. Personally, I'm not into the split toes, but I'd love a pair of brown chromexcel plain toes.
post #573 of 1020
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Originally Posted by jiomitori View Post

Mike, those look like great shoes. Personally, I'm not into the split toes, but I'd love a pair of brown chromexcel plain toes.
Agreed. I really hate that model and don't know why it is so popular (but they make a lot of them, in many variations, so it must be). I have one pair in that style - on the Modified Last in Whiskey shell - because I wanted to try Whiskey Shell. It is possible that I regret the purchase. I know it is close.
post #574 of 1020
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Agreed. I really hate that model and don't know why it is so popular (but they make a lot of them, in many variations, so it must be). I have one pair in that style - on the Modified Last in Whiskey shell - because I wanted to try Whiskey Shell. It is possible that I regret the purchase. I know it is close.

Yeah - I think I'm likely to save up for something be-spoke... Cap Toe, Per Cap-toe, V-Tip, i have too many versions of the same shoe and I never really warmed up to the V
post #575 of 1020
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Originally Posted by LImorowman View Post

Does anyone own a pair of Indy's and another shoe style on the modified last?  I was wondering if they fit more or less the same?  I have a pair of wing tips (calf) on the modified last that I love, and I'm looking at getting the Indy 403's.  Should I get the same exact size and width? Or is there a sleight difference in fit?
Thanks

i talked about this last year

i own 4 modified lasts
the INDY natural i got from moulded fits looser.
not sure why
post #576 of 1020

I just sold my Indy 405's recently because the Trubalance last just doesn't work for me.  The heel area was way too wide for me.  So I ordered some natty CXL Indy's on the Modified last from Moulded Shoe, which should arrive in a few days.  So far, the Modified last is my favorite Alden last, but then I've only tried the Trubalance, Barrie and Modified so far.  I'm worried that the other lasts (Grant, Leydon, Plaza, Aberdeen) may be too narrow in the commonly available widths. I will try on these lasts next time I'm anywhere near an Alden retailer.

 

Btw, I was speaking to the guy at Moulded Shoe and he told me that Alden won't even accept orders from them for pretty much all shell except black and #8.  One guy there told me awhile ago that they've had an order for a cigar boot that's not been acknowledged for over two years.  So the hope of getting any of the exotic shells on the ML is pretty slim unless we go overseas as some have posted here previously.

post #577 of 1020
Would so much like to try the Modified last. Feel the same way about the TB. Frustrating to be "overseas" in a country dedicated to the ML and still not have a chance to even try it.
post #578 of 1020
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Originally Posted by Kashiwa View Post

Would so much like to try the Modified last. Feel the same way about the TB. Frustrating to be "overseas" in a country dedicated to the ML and still not have a chance to even try it.

If I may ask then, are you in Japan? If so, are you not near an Alden retailer?
post #579 of 1020
In Japan and near many Alden retailers, but nobody stocks my size.
post #580 of 1020
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In Japan and near many Alden retailers, but nobody stocks my size.

Got it.  Such a shame.  I'd have a field day in Japan.

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Funny you should say that  .  .  .

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Funny you should say that  .  .  .

huh?  Please elaborate.  butbut.gif

post #583 of 1020
Think somebody might be pulling a rainichi.
post #584 of 1020
^^^ This!
post #585 of 1020
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Hoping to save up 2k Euro for a pair of custom in Vienna if I can swing a business trip to europe.

hurry up. dudes are pushing the prices... lulz.
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