For Sale or Trade:
Alden Color 8 Shell Perf. Cap Toe 8.5D - Modifed Last
Will Ship To: Anywhere
These are factory seconds size 8.5D perforated cap toe bluchers on Alden's modified last. They were made for The Japanese market, where they retail for around $1000.00. These shoes are not available for sale new outside of Japan and (possibly) Paris.
The modified last is (in my opinion) the most comfortable last that Alden makes and runs a half size large. Its narrow heel, arch support and wide toe box allow your foot to move and flex freely. Check www.mouldedshoe.com, the main seller of modified last shoes in the U.S., for more information.
These were purchased from The Shoe Mart's seconds list in December 2015. They have since been worn 8 times and the sole edge has been refinished by a cobbler to a brown transparent color from black. The only flaw that I have found is shown in the last picture. The welt finish is rough and the heel has an errant nail. This is on the inner side of the shoe and is not visible while wearing. If you'd like more pictures of it, feel free to ask.
Thanks for looking!