Originally Posted by zapatiste
merci M !
neither, i meant alt. to alden that wasn't shell either but in wide last. i find aldens to have dramatically increased in price for no obvious reason, perhaps i'm mistaken here.
sorry for confusion
Sadly its not just Alden. Shell is definitely up in price due to a lot more demand. I was told the demand is coming from China but idk if there is truth to that.
Trickers have a wider last compared to alden. But, you can have wider Aldens it would just have to be an MTO. I believe all makers such as Alden, Carmina, Vass, EG, G&G make wider lasts upon request. check http://www.theshoemart.com
may have RTW Aldens on wider lasts.