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post #1741 of 122416
I would totally be uncool with that. Did he seriously pierce/sew through the insole? Just because they are seconds doesn't mean that shoe deserves that type of treatment. Just my 2 cents.
post #1742 of 122416
yeah i dont understand ... how is that the repair? do you have the pics prior to this supposed "repair"
post #1743 of 122416
yes, i couldn't really believe it when i saw it. i feel like the first time i step in a puddle the water will go straight through the sole and into the foot bed.

they were sold as seconds under the pretense they had a very minor cosmetic flaw. the flaw was barely noticeable, but this is something else.
the fact the welt came undone after a week and this as a repair makes me feel like these never should have been sold in the first place, as seconds or otherwise.

i dont have pics of them prior but can tell you they looked like a normal pair of alden 405s, except for the fact the welt was separating from the upper on the instep of the right boot.


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Originally Posted by kalanigee View Post
I would totally be uncool with that. Did he seriously pierce/sew through the insole? Just because they are seconds doesn't mean that shoe deserves that type of treatment. Just my 2 cents.
post #1744 of 122416
That repair looks okay to me. Here's what a cut up shoe looks like for reference:

post #1745 of 122416
thanks for the photo, Robin. but does that stitch go from the insole though the footbed to the outsole, as it does on my repair i thought a welt stitch was always on the outside of the shoe as opposed to through the footbed... my big concern with this repair is water getting inside. a bigger picture concern is what will happen down the road when i need to have them resoled. this just seems like a temporary fix
post #1746 of 122416
bump
post #1747 of 122416
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bump

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post #1748 of 122416
lol.. probably needed a second post to send a pm
post #1749 of 122416
Haha
post #1750 of 122416
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Your big toe doesn't feel cramped in these?
post #1751 of 122416
Robin isn't that blake rapid?? Welt shouldn't look like that... I probably would talk to him about that. Also, seconds are just that. You win some you lose some.
post #1752 of 122416
is brooks brothers no longer selling alden shoes? theres a 40% off all leather accessories for today (wednesday)
post #1753 of 122416
man. that repair job looks bad. I'd have them remove that stitch and have it fixed in a reputable shop or sent back to Alden myself.
post #1754 of 122416
There isn't much they can do repair wise It's straight through the liner
post #1755 of 122416
That's not how a goodyear welted shoe ought to be repaired. As mentioned, the repair makes your shoes less water resistant than they were originally designed. Also, the goodyear welting allows a shoe to be resoled without having to pierce holes onto the footbed side of the insole. wbc2
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