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Finding a pair of Aldens in NYC

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hello,

I will be travelling to NYC for vacation shortly, and I intend to pick up a pair of Alden color 8 plain toes, for the simple reason that they are 35% cheaper in the US than in Europe.

I have identified Leffot as a good store, but if they would happen to be out of my size, where else could I look?

Best regards,
Mr. Reilly
post #2 of 10
344 Madison Avenue. Or 445 Park Avenue.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Ah. Yes. Of course Alden has it's own stores. How stupid of me to not think about that. Thank you very much!
post #4 of 10
Well, the 'Alden' shop in New York (on Madison) is not owned or run by Alden. It is like any other shoe shop, except that they only sell Alden shoes.
post #5 of 10
Moulded Shoe is a good place to find Alden make-ups on the Modified Last. There is also a store of Park Ave around 57th st that has a bunch of Alden shoes in the window but I've never been in to look. If you find yourself walking past a J. Crew men's store downtown, you can find a handful of alden models there as well.
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
What is this modified last? I have read about it, but I am not sure I understand what makes it different from other lasts.
post #7 of 10
Citi Shoes on Park Ave in 50s.
Oliver Moore on Lexington in 60s.
Stapleton on Trinity place downtown.
Moulded shoe on 39th bet. 5th and 6th.
Modified is, I believe, Alden's roomiest last.
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Dbc0919 View Post

Citi Shoes on Park Ave in 50s.
Oliver Moore on Lexington in 60s.
Stapleton on Trinity place downtown.
Moulded shoe on 39th bet. 5th and 6th.
Modified is, I believe, Alden's roomiest last.

Modified Last is not their roomiest last but it is designed from an orthopedic perspective.

Here is a link that describes the last better: http://www.aldenshoe.com/cat_ortho_mod_facts.htm

"The Modified Last is one of the most versatile lasts ever developed. It will fit a high arch contracted type foot more successfully than any other last. Yet, it will fit with excellent results the pronated weakened foot type as well. This universal aspect of the Modified Last gives it a unique reputation as a reliable fitter for true comfort.
  The Modified is essentially an oversized last with a snug waist and arch which gently support the foot in a balanced position in weight bearing. The broad toe offers unrestricted toe room along the inner border as well as along the third, fourth and fifth toes. The short backpart holds the foot in firm control even with prescribed corrections.
  The Modified Last is used in fittings where a high arch or contracted foot type is found. There is ample room to accommodate plantar inserts where prescribed. The Modified Last may be used for pronated foot shapes, particularly flexible feet which will respond to prescribed correction. Remember that the Modified Last carries heavy ribbed right and left flanged shanks... Right and left heels... Counters slightly extended on the inside.
  Alden's Modified is an effective last for delivering a new standard of all day comfort, offering welcome relief to those who suffer foot stress, fatigue, and pain."
post #9 of 10
for reference:

post #10 of 10
Don't forget Leffot.
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