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I guess cause it says "up to two years". Could be a week wait and that statement would be correct.

Because 

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Should be any time now, right?  We're now at seven months.  The email said "Alden is communicating that there may be up to two year delays on color 8 and black cordovan stock shoes make-ups, so these boots potentially may not come around for another 2 years." but a six+ month timeline seems more realistic for color 8.  

This is my first purchase from Unionmade.  What is their m.o. with respect to taking preorders/getting confirmation/taking delivery, etc?

if the email says 2 years then...why would you expect anything different?

Um, because I go more on a sense of reality, which is based on experience, and because I don't believe everything I am told.  Tell me--do you see other color 8 makeups taking 2 years?

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Because 
Um, because I go more on a sense of reality, which is based on experience, and because I don't believe everything I am told.  Tell me--do you see other color 8 makeups taking 2 years?

no idea how long others take, but given what the business told you, I'd expect these to be available 2 years from order and be pleasantly surprised if they arrived anytime sooner than that. that's really the only way to think about it given the uncertainty they are specifically telling you about
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Or even double leather water lock. The single leather is really puzzling. But you can trash them and resole later I guess.
Agree. Terrible choice on an otherwise nice boot.

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Cigar shell chukkas today Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Those chukkas look great. Makes me wonder why I haven't been wearing mine more often.
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^^^Best chukka, hands down!:worship:

Got to say this is still my favorite with the cigar in second...put the cigar on this welt combo and my noggin would go boom

post #118805 of 122416
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It would be nice if Alden's offered an an option to the Commando such as Dainite. Very popular these days and wear better than Commandos.

I agree. I don't like the look of commando, but find it a necessary evil during inclement weather.

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I agree. I don't like the look of commando, but find it a necessary evil during inclement weather.


Commando is just not very robust.

It is like a stitched on topy. It is very weak around the toe.

meh...

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Commando is just not very robust.

It is like a stitched on topy. It is very weak around the toe.

meh...

meh indeed

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Commando is just not very robust.
It is like a stitched on topy. It is very weak around the toe.
meh...

I always wonder why it's so popular. Doesn't Alden offer a real rubber lug sole? What's on the all weather PTB?
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^ the Kudu Indy has a pretty substantial lug sole. I don't know why that's not used on more models. I haven't tried it IRL but it looks good in photos.
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I always wonder why it's so popular. Doesn't Alden offer a real rubber lug sole? What's on the all weather PTB?

 

 

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^ the Kudu Indy has a pretty substantial lug sole. I don't know why that's not used on more models. I haven't tried it IRL but it looks good in photos.

There is a minilug on the CXL PTB and a full Vibram lug available on the Kudu Indy.

Both of which are glued on to the GYW midsole.

I would prefer glued and stitched, but I am not the expert.

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Commando is just not very robust.
It is like a stitched on topy. It is very weak around the toe.
meh...

it's stitched on, but it's much better than a standard topy. a standard topy will become smooth very quickly, which makes it no better pretty bad on ice. a commando has lugs which provides way, way better stability on snow and ice. this is why LL Bean Boots work so well, the rubber grips on various points

the single worst shoes I ever had for winter wear were RM Williams Craftsman Chelsea boots with smooth rubber soles. smooth sole on smooth surface = invitation for disaster.
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I have a pair of Aldens with commando and C&J with Dainite. I have worn both in wet weather outside, and normal office building surfaces. I have admittedly limited experience so far, but there's been a couple of oh shit moments in both. It felt like dainite was more trustworthy outside than commando, and the opposite inside.

Alden is due for a new version of the commando sole, in my humble opinion the existing version is outdated and kind of a joke compared to the competition's rubber sole options at 1/2 the price.
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I have a pair of Aldens with commando and C&J with Dainite. I have worn both in wet weather outside, and normal office building surfaces. I have admittedly limited experience so far, but there's been a couple of oh shit moments in both. It felt like dainite was more trustworthy outside than commando, and the opposite inside.

Alden is due for a new version of the commando sole, in my humble opinion the existing version is outdated and kind of a joke compared to the competition's rubber sole options at 1/2 the price.

 

I am in love with the Dainite Logger...

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the alden "commando" soles may not be so tough or pretty, but they are far more comfortable than dainite.
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How does Leffot contact you when a pre-order arrives? I've been out of the country for a week, but I don't think the color 8 NST from May hasn't arrived yet.
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