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That is a special makeup for Anatomica in Paris, France. Big win.

well Ed called me after I placed my order and said that the leather is creased on the upper part of the inner side of one of them, so he dropped the price to $200. He also said that there is no noticeable defect if my pants cover the top part, though. so I am excited to see them, and I hope the crease isn't too bad.
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I get it too, but I still like bashing the Barrie. Hard to imagine how such a blobby, ungainly last can sell so well--mystifying. I hate chukkas also so I thought the post was exceptional.nod[1].gif

People's feet are shaped differently and some folks have unusually wide feet. What you call ungainly and blobby is a comfort to others. Rather than focus on what you hate, why not declare your affection for whatever last fits you well? I think the Barrie last is a good combination of comfort and looks, but most importantly, it works for my feet. As you yourself groused - it sells well and for good reason.

As for your hate for chukka's, good luck with that declaration.
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The two Kudu Chukka owners (and potential ninja owners) please post some more picks so I can either jump on the Kudu Train or not
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Just got my Alden chromexcel Indys today. Sized down from my typical 10.5 to a 10d. The width fits perfectly but I feel like I should've sized down further to a 9.5 because of the length. I feel like there's a little too much length in the toe box - the tip of my big toe is right about where the moc stitching on the upper lies so there's more than an inch of room lengthwise. I'm wondering how most people's size their Indys
lengthwise.. Any insight is appreciated.
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Got my Alden x Leffot LWB Color 8 and I have heel slip unless I tie it rather tight. Is this due to Barrie last or too big of a size? The widest part of my foot falls right in place with the widest part of the shoe.

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Got my Alden x Leffot LWB Color 8 and I have heel slip unless I tie it rather tight. Is this due to Barrie last or too big of a size? The widest part of my foot falls right in place with the widest part of the shoe.

^ Sounds like a Barrie last issue. The Barrie last's heel is much more roomy than other lasts such as the Grant. It sounds like you have the right size based on your foot placement. however, I have heard of some people go down a width in the Barrie to compensate for the heel.
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Originally Posted by dgonsh View Post

Speaking of boot creams...

 

Ive been looking to pick up the Alden Boot Cream in Neutral for my Chromexcel Indy's. Unfortunately, no one in Toronto sells it and anyone in the US that sells it either won't ship to me or it will cost me twice what the creams costs ($9.00) to ship. 

 

Ive been doing some SF research but havent found too much insight, and I know it's a noob question, but is their any good boot cream that will not darken my Indy's in the same quality and realm as the Alden branded Boot Cream? 

 

I really dont wanna darken these guys. 


I went here and asked them for a neutral leather cream. Been using ever since I bought my 403's

http://www.nickscustomboots.com/
post #23273 of 122416
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Originally Posted by interlockingny View Post

^ Sounds like a Barrie last issue. The Barrie last's heel is much more roomy than other lasts such as the Grant. It sounds like you have the right size based on your foot placement. however, I have heard of some people go down a width in the Barrie to compensate for the heel.

Well crap...I gotta sleep on these...they are beautiful though!

Alden should make more shoes in Grant last...my feet feels like they're in heaven in grant biggrin.gif
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Got my first pair of Alden's today from johnnyrich7. Alden x Leffot LWB's.
Great guy and guided me down the right path. These fit perfect! I'm going to go buy a new brush for them and some venetian cream.
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Got my first pair of Alden's today from johnnyrich7. Alden x Leffot LWB's.
Great guy and guided me down the right path. These fit perfect! I'm going to go buy a new brush for them and some venetian cream.

How's the fit? any heel slip...how tight do you have to tie it?
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Originally Posted by mrpo0nani View Post

Got my first pair of Alden's today from johnnyrich7. Alden x Leffot LWB's.
Great guy and guided me down the right path. These fit perfect! I'm going to go buy a new brush for them and some venetian cream.

Great looking shoe.
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I sized down 1/2 size from normal and my toe is in the same spot. Are you wearing boot socks? Get a pair of thick boot socks, but not those really thick ragg sox. The heel will feel nice and snug with plenty of toe room. I like it.

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Originally Posted by nakedundermyclothes View Post

Just got my Alden chromexcel Indys today. Sized down from my typical 10.5 to a 10d. The width fits perfectly but I feel like I should've sized down further to a 9.5 because of the length. I feel like there's a little too much length in the toe box - the tip of my big toe is right about where the moc stitching on the upper lies so there's more than an inch of room lengthwise. I'm wondering how most people's size their Indys
lengthwise.. Any insight is appreciated.
post #23278 of 122416
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Originally Posted by advan031 View Post

Got my Alden x Leffot LWB Color 8 and I have heel slip unless I tie it rather tight. Is this due to Barrie last or too big of a size? The widest part of my foot falls right in place with the widest part of the shoe.
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If they are still new, keep in mind the soles remain a bit stiff at first. Once they break in, heel slippage should diminish a pretty good amount.
post #23279 of 122416
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Originally Posted by advan031 View Post

How's the fit? any heel slip...how tight do you have to tie it?

No heel slip, whatsoever! I barely have to tie it tighter than regular. Eerily nice fit on my feet, which I am very happy about.

Do you guys have any tips on how often I should use the Mac method to clean? And what step do I apply the venetian cream? At the end right? Thanks for dealing with newbie questions!
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Originally Posted by advan031 View Post

Got my Alden x Leffot LWB Color 8 and I have heel slip unless I tie it rather tight. Is this due to Barrie last or too big of a size? The widest part of my foot falls right in place with the widest part of the shoe.
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Those are great shoes.

I noticed you are the lacing pattern on your left shoe is different than your right shoe. Is that intentional?
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