sniped a pair of chukkas off ebay.. special run for shoe mart, nice unfortunately my dark brown suede chukkas are developing lining tears again and the patches are peeling off. I think these will have to be returned. I feel bad because they're almost a year old, but still.. Alden repaired and they are STILL messed up
Welp, I chicken'd out on the Alden boots on my trip to NYC. Another problem with them was I could not a comfortable fit with my orthopedic inserts and the shell cordovan boots do not come in a size larger than 12.
what would be the worries I should have if buying used form ebay? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT i was looking at those... It looks like the lining is worn through int he heal and could use some repairs. also how can you tell if it really is cordovan?
Well, the description says black calfskin.... edit: then again, the description also says black bal's when the shoes are bluchers.
I think if a shoe has it's lining worn out, it is too used to buy, but that's just me. I don't think those are shell, but ask him to send you the info from the inside of the shoe, you can plug the model number into google to find out general information. Or just ask for a close up pic of the wrinkles, should be easy to see if they are calf or shell. Just be careful and ask all the questions you have, and ebay should not be a problem.
Originally Posted by phoenixrecon
what would be the worries I should have if buying used form ebay?
After long last, our documentary video and photo gallery on Alden is live! My friend Tom and I visited them last June, and we were treated to a complete tour of the entire plant and shoemaking process. He shot the video, and I shot the stills. It was an awesome afternoon, and the Alden guys were very gracious to us. Hope that you guys like it! Be sure to watch the video full-screen - we uploaded it in HD.
And, we're happy to announce the release of our first makeup - the Brixton Wingtip boot. Black Dress Calf, Double Leather Sole, Barrie last, all metal eyelets, waxed laces. It's $460 and 18 pieces are available.
It's available for purchase in our shop now. Here's some photos below. Click through the link to see huge hi-res shots.