I visited the Moulded Shoe 3 years ago. I have very wide feet, narrowish heels
and low insteps. All they had from Alden for me was the modified last which
either looked very orthopedic or IMHO ugly, e.g. six eyelet bluchers, etc. Since I do
not need many dress shoes, I took a pass.
I've heard this opinion many times before. The Modified last can both look very nice and very not nice depending on the shoe. Moulded Shoe had some really nice looking Modified last longwings about a year ago. Also, some of the shoes that Anatomica offers for sale look better, at least in pictures, than anything I've ever seen from Alden.