I have a pair and think they're one of the most comfortable, and least remarkable looking, shoes I own.
seconded. Extremely comfortable for a variety of reasons: soft leather, rubber outsole, barrie last. Aesthetically speaking, they fall short compared to some of ALdens other offerings but if comfort takes precedence, then this is your shoe
I have a version of this boot from Rider in black cordovan: If you want a "sleek" cordovan boot, these are the type to get. I only wish this one I got had a version of Alden's double waterlock sole (I had to be very careful the first time wearing them in the rain - they are fine now)
Not the best photo, I will try to get some more tomorrow and will post in the non-Alden cordovan thread.
EDIT - Like NAMOR, I also wore black shell out on NYE, mine ended up in better condition though. They still need Mac Method, which I will apply tonight