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post #1486 of 122416
Hey if anyone is interested I am selling my pair of near-new Alden AF-89s in a size 11D, which are black boots on the leydon last with a commando sole, link is in my signature.
post #1487 of 122416
^^OMG I need a 10D
post #1488 of 122416
Calling all Alden experts, Does Alden produce different quality (especially regarding the type of leather) shoes for different markets? (no offence!) And does the coulor of the shoe size/width model mark inside tells you anything? Its normally black, but I have seen white imprints aswell... limited pictural reference: scroll down, its on the right hand side. thanks a lot!
post #1489 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Edicron View Post
It pains me to see these babies hurt, as if some ruthless bully just punched my favorite son in the face and gave him a black eye + a permanent scar.


oh, I mean it ripped the leather in my car. the indys are fine...
post #1490 of 122416
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Just stopped in and looked these. Pics don't really do the reversed-out chamois justice. really rich, oiled suede-like texture w/ the plantation crepe soul w/ leather toe piece. A unique look, IMO. I love that soul, which is part of why I love the AldenxContext Roy model.

i don't love the toe shape on these as much, but I tend to prefer the slightly more rounded toe that the PTB and the Roy share.
post #1491 of 122416
I just picked up my first pair of Aldens, the Indy 405 in black calf. I love them! What would you guys recommend using on them? I had originally planned to go with the brown, on which I would have used Obenauf's, per so many thumbs up on these boards. Would the Obenauf's be a good bet for the black as well?
post #1492 of 122416
I know they have existed in the past, but if somebody can show me where they are available right now it would be much appreciated. I missed them at Leather Soul and haven't seen or heard of any since.
post #1493 of 122416
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Man, I've been reading this thread too much. Just ordered the Ravello shell wingtip boots from Shoemart. Can't wait.


100lb of Collie goodness! Have you gotten these yet? Be honored if you can post fit pics...
post #1494 of 122416
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i don't love the toe shape on these as much, but I tend to prefer the slightly more rounded toe that the PTB and the Roy share.

the Winn Perry boots should have the exact same toe box as the Roy boots being on the same last
post #1495 of 122416
^^Hmm. That may be so, but visually they appear different to me. But, might just be me...
post #1496 of 122416
I just got a pair the suede chukkas and the size is right on. There is a weird clicking sound right under my arch when I walk in them though. I played around and if I flex the heel and toe it happens, sounds and feels like it's inside the sole right in the middle of the shoe.

Is this something common with the flex sole? I'm considering exchanging if I can. Otherwise I love the shoe though.
post #1497 of 122416
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I just got a pair the suede chukkas and the size is right on. There is a weird clicking sound right under my arch when I walk in them though. I played around and if I flex the heel and toe it happens, sounds and feels like it's inside the sole right in the middle of the shoe.

Is this something common with the flex sole? I'm considering exchanging if I can. Otherwise I love the shoe though.

Looks like the steel shank is loose ... exchange your shoes for a different pair.
post #1498 of 122416
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Originally Posted by kinetic View Post
I just got a pair the suede chukkas and the size is right on. There is a weird clicking sound right under my arch when I walk in them though. I played around and if I flex the heel and toe it happens, sounds and feels like it's inside the sole right in the middle of the shoe.

Is this something common with the flex sole? I'm considering exchanging if I can. Otherwise I love the shoe though.

I had the same problem with that model at the Alden store. I wanted those shoes badly and went to my local shop to try them on. I noticed the sound/feeling you described and they said that pair must be defective. they brought out another pair and the same thing happened. they ordered in a new pair from the factory and I went back down to find out that THAT pair did it too. the salesman tried on a pair in his size, and had no click. what we decided is that certain shaped feet don't work with that particular model. I wouldn't be surprised if you got a different pair and found the same problem. I think it's worth a shot, but it's possible that you and I are some of the unlucky ones that can't wear the unlined flex- welt chukka.

good luck!!!

I have 6 other pairs of aldens that I love by the way!
post #1499 of 122416
I have a pair of ravello long wings and it's time to give them their first polish. Is there a recommended wax color to use? I have tan (for whiskey), brown (for cigar), and #8 (for..#8). Any help is appreciated.
post #1500 of 122416
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Originally Posted by kinetic View Post
I just got a pair the suede chukkas and the size is right on. There is a weird clicking sound right under my arch when I walk in them though. I played around and if I flex the heel and toe it happens, sounds and feels like it's inside the sole right in the middle of the shoe.

Is this something common with the flex sole? I'm considering exchanging if I can. Otherwise I love the shoe though.

Mine do this too! Kind of bugs me but I just roll with it.

I found getting a good fit with the Leydon last to be tricky. I don't know if I'd buy another
pair on the Leydon....
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