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Tanker Tuesday

Black is the new ravello.

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Mahogany Shell AF2 today.

Phenomenal!! Way to lace those unicorns up and give them the wear that they deserve!
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Couple thoughts:

1) As folks in the business of making shoes, they simply may prefer that their shoes get worn then stored away. Purely a preference, lots of folks who make things for a living derive pleasure from seeing those things actually used.

2) From a business POV, they may prefer that their shoes get worn so they need to get replaced faster (or resoled)

3) They may prefer that they / their retailers make all the money in the value chain, rather than the folks who sell for $1,200 on ebay
This isn't directed at you and meant solely in jest (well but just slightly seriously) but sometimes I think we think a lot more about Alden than the people at Alden think about Alden, and sometimes it can approach an SNL Bears Superfans level of speculation. In a fight between Color 4 wing tips and ravello tankers, who wins? (Answer: Ditka)

Really I just don't think Alden thinks that much about most of this.
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This isn't directed at you and meant solely in just (well but just slightly seriously) but sometimes I think we think a lot more about Alden than the people at Alden think about Alden, and sometimes it can approach an SNL Bears Superfans level of speculation. In a fight between Color 4 wing tips and ravello tankers, who wins?

(Answer: Ditka)

right. and the simplest answer may simply be that 50 pairs flipped on eBay per year isn't something that's going to raise flags for them / be something they even care about
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PSA: Alden irregulars just landed. Nothing exotic in 9 or 9.5. Not much in other shells either. 

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Tassel Tuesday

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.... I think we think a lot more about Alden than the people at Alden think about Alden...

I always have the same thought whenever I see somebody asking for opinions about the "defects" on brand new Alden shoes.   

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PSA: Alden irregulars just landed. Nothing exotic in 9 or 9.5. Not much in other shells either. 

 

The 11.5D Color 8 WTB with commando/antique edge had me stopped and thinking for a moment...

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Snuff chukkas today.

 

 

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Maiden voyage.

 

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I saw a dude near my office yesterday wearing Indys. I almost said something to him - but then I thought - he may just a be normal guy (unlike us addicts) who has 1 pair of boots in his closet and they just happen to be Indys because he had some gift cards from J. Crew.

He may think a stranger approaching him on the street to comment about his boots is quite odd, or maybe he'd think I'm hitting on him. Either way, I didn't wanna be that guy, so I just admired the boots and walked on, thinking, I really do think about shoes wayyyyyy too much.

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The 11.5D Color 8 WTB with commando/antique edge had me stopped and thinking for a moment...

There was one in 12D, too.
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PSA: Alden irregulars just landed. Nothing exotic in 9 or 9.5. Not much in other shells either. 

 

The 11.5D Color 8 WTB with commando/antique edge had me stopped and thinking for a moment...


weird, I didn't see it on the list I got..have a pic?

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weird, I didn't see it on the list I got..have a pic?


I didn't see it either! I did however see the 4060 on 11.5D.... although, they're probably gone by now

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weird, I didn't see it on the list I got..have a pic?


I didn't see it either! I did however see the 4060 on 11.5D.... although, they're probably gone by now

Was def. just the 12D. If it had been the 11.5 I would have been calling. But I figured with the DC cigar captoe it'd be to close for now. I was talking myself into thicker socks for the B&M 12D though.
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