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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 7598post #113956 of 1224167/30/15 at 5:34pmpost #113957 of 1224167/30/15 at 5:34pmpost #113958 of 1224167/30/15 at 5:40pm]Quote:Originally Posted by CEE88
Not sure there's a way to prevent that - looks like the natural way your foot moves inside that particular shoe. I wore my unlined 8 dovers sockless a couple of times recently and got a "hotspot" on the side of my heel area -- very similar to were this appears to be on your shoe (never noticed it with socks). Took them off before a blister actually formed. I'll probably get wear marks like this on my Barrie last shoes too.
Thanks manpost #113959 of 1224167/30/15 at 5:49pmpost #113960 of 1224167/30/15 at 5:59pmQuote:Originally Posted by Bbombers85
Picked up my AoM (Sold out on preorder) Cigar LWBs today. Pair came out great. Cigar is on the dark side, but I don't mind it as all my dark cigar shoes have lightened up with wear. Essentially, incentive for more wear.
There is still NO update on Ravello. Alden still doesn't have the leather to even confirm any orders.
may i ask when did you receive the pre order email?
i just got one time for the rare shell pre order email from AoM 1year ago and it is the pre order for whiskey wing tip boot, cigar chukka and ravello short wing..post #113961 of 1224167/30/15 at 6:15pmpost #113962 of 1224167/30/15 at 6:37pmpost #113963 of 1224167/30/15 at 6:49pmpost #113964 of 1224167/30/15 at 6:49pmpost #113965 of 1224167/30/15 at 7:02pmpost #113966 of 1224167/30/15 at 7:03pmpost #113967 of 1224167/30/15 at 7:05pmQuote:Originally Posted by Hill
I'm experiencing some wear on the lining of a pair of my LWBs. I treat them right...cedar shoe trees, rest them at least a day between wears, etc. The last and size fit me perfectly, so there's no heel slippage. I'm growing concerned as I see the same thing developing inside some of my other more worn Aldens. Does anyone have any tips for how to prevent this from happening? Would a good cobbler be able to fix it or is the lining done once it goes?
Yes. A good cobbler can sew-on a leather patch in the heel area.post #113968 of 1224167/30/15 at 7:16pmpost #113969 of 1224167/30/15 at 7:35pmQuick question about first few wears of the cordovan boots: should I not lace up as tight as I need to for the first few hours? I'm planning to wear them an hour a day, two hours, three hours, and so on for the break in. But I feel like I recall somewhere reading about not tightening up too tight in order to give the cordovan a chance to soften a bit and otherwise the stitching can be too stressed. Am I making that up or is it true? Or can I just lace as tight as I want and go?post #113970 of 1224167/30/15 at 7:56pmQuote:Originally Posted by McQ7
Quick question about first few wears of the cordovan boots: should I not lace up as tight as I need to for the first few hours? I'm planning to wear them an hour a day, two hours, three hours, and so on for the break in. But I feel like I recall somewhere reading about not tightening up too tight in order to give the cordovan a chance to soften a bit and otherwise the stitching can be too stressed. Am I making that up or is it true? Or can I just lace as tight as I want and go?
I think that in general you don't want to crank the lacing down real hard on shoes or boots whether they be cordovan or not.
The footbed will usually settle down and mold to your foot and then you can tighten them accordingly.
And also, I would not worry about it too much anyway my friend.
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