Congrats JS01. They look amazing! I've wanted to try an 8C in Barrie for a while, but they are very rare in the second hand market. I don't want to take a chance with a special order since I wouldn't be able to return them, not to mention full retail on Alden shell is out of my reach right now.
Thank you! As far as the special order stuff is concerned - 8C in the 975 is a stock size, so it can be returned. SF definitely carries it as normal stock, and Kathy at DC ordered this pair for me from the Alden warehouse directly. I'm not sure if there are other pairs floating around, but SF might have it.