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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

What is it that your trying to do exactly? Restore the uppers or the entire shoe (soles, welt, etc)? Oddy enough I also purchased a pair of 974s of eBay and I lucked out because they were in awesome shape, and the heel had just been replaced with a cat paw (or was this standard)? The pair also had the original pair of round waxed laces that are stiff like copper.
My pair was "restored" using the Mac method + deer bone. The uppers looks great. Fortunately the soles and insoles are like new so I didn't bother do muh besides applying some sole edge dressing.
Note: the color on this pair is really light for #8. Almost like #4. I should wear this pair more often. Nice shoe.
Btw, I'm at the Vegas airport waiting for my connection to Boise and this is simply torture. I want to NOT go to Boise and hang out in Vegas instead smile.gif

nephew,
safe flight
post #21032 of 122416
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Still looking for a whiskey boot. This one is superb

nephew,
thank you
post #21033 of 122416
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

What is it that your trying to do exactly? Restore the uppers or the entire shoe (soles, welt, etc)? Oddy enough I also purchased a pair of 974s of eBay and I lucked out because they were in awesome shape, and the heel had just been replaced with a cat paw (or was this standard)? The pair also had the original pair of round waxed laces that are stiff like copper.
My pair was "restored" using the Mac method + deer bone. The uppers looks great. Fortunately the soles and insoles are like new so I didn't bother do muh besides applying some sole edge dressing.
Note: the color on this pair is really light for #8. Almost like #4. I should wear this pair more often. Nice shoe.
Btw, I'm at the Vegas airport waiting for my connection to Boise and this is simply torture. I want to NOT go to Boise and hang out in Vegas instead smile.gif

I'm wanting to improve the overall condition of the shoe. The sole is still very functional, but rather hammered. The upper has been somewhat mistreated by the previous owner, and wanting to get the gunk off it that's already on and restore it to its potential. The insole; you can obviously feel someone else's foot in there, so to speak, but it's not uncomfortable by any means. I can handle the sole as-is, but I'm just thinking about the future as well.

McCarran is a great airport. Very quick and you can get your last minute slots in too satisfied.gif

Pic from work yesterday -

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post #21034 of 122416
Quick question. If I wear an 8.5D on the Barrie, what size boot should I go with on the Grant? I was considering sticking with the 8.5D but might also order a 9D. I have gone through the thread and looked at the "lasts comparison chart", but the recommendation of going up a half size on the Grant doesn't make sense to me. The Grant and Barrie appear to be the same length with the Grant running a bit more narrow. Any input would be appreciated.
post #21035 of 122416
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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

b. nelson can put danite soles on aldens? i think i remember reading it somewhere in here anyone have photos of the job done?

http://www.styleforum.net/t/85589/the-official-alden-thread/16400_100#post_4851864
post #21036 of 122416
Yesterday, I tried on the Indy 405, 404, 403 and 401. While they looked great on the pics I've seen on this thread, I just couldn't pull the trigger ... even at $219, the 404 's tempted me, but I just couldn't see myself making them work.

Well today, I made my way to Epaulet and bought their final pair of the Officer's Indy (brown chromexel, tone-on-tone stitching and double-leather soles). I couldn't be happier with my first pair of Alden's. I wore them home and was impressed with the lack of 'breaking-in" required ... especially considering the robust leather soles.

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^ The double leather sole will get even more comfortable in the months to come. It's a sole that rewards long wear and good care. Enjoy wearing them.

post #21038 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post

The more narrow waisted shoe is the Modified last. The other shoe is Truebalance. Why did you buy a pair of shoes made on different lasts? That seems like a terrible way to save $100.

Wow, you're right. Modified and Trubalance. I hope you can send those back, that simply does not work.
post #21039 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post

Wow, you're right. Modified and Trubalance. I hope you can send those back, that simply does not work.

If they are shoes on different lasts, it makes you wonder how they ended up together...deadhorse-a.gif
post #21040 of 122416
467

Just won these on ebay. Barely worn. Can't wait to get them.
post #21041 of 122416
Factory error. They have identical markings inside each shoe.
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If they are shoes on different lasts, it makes you wonder how they ended up together...deadhorse-a.gif
post #21042 of 122416
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Originally Posted by rmspawn View Post

Quick question. If I wear an 8.5D on the Barrie, what size boot should I go with on the Grant? I was considering sticking with the 8.5D but might also order a 9D. I have gone through the thread and looked at the "lasts comparison chart", but the recommendation of going up a half size on the Grant doesn't make sense to me. The Grant and Barrie appear to be the same length with the Grant running a bit more narrow. Any input would be appreciated.

Here's my grant experience. I asked this same question a few pages back when looking to buy some grant lasted captoe boots. I wear a 9 D in the Barrie and i've also tried a 9E in the Barrie. I won some of each and wear them both. The 9D is a little snug and the 9E is a little loose. I have a pair of 9.5 D leydon lasted LWB and they fit great. I went with a 9.5D on the grant. I was concerned that they would be too long but to my suprise they are the best fitting Aldens I have. I think going up .5 size is at least a pretty good place to start.
post #21043 of 122416
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Originally Posted by beowolf View Post

467
Just won these on ebay. Barely worn. Can't wait to get them.

Those look good.
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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

Those look good.

Thanks. They look almost new. I looked at the other images and I cannot imagine these shoes being worn more than a few times.
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Yep, they can put danite soles on Alden's. The pics were of my shoes which I took on the subway right after leaving B.Nelson. Since then I've worn them many times.
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