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I just bought some LHS Black Moc Beefrolls for a song on eBay. They have a curious "Biltrite w/Kevlar" sole. Do you think I'd be able to replace these with Dainite soles? Also did these Biltrite soles used to be a stock item Alden used? Thanks so much for any imput. These are my first shot at the Cape Cod Collection from Alden.

 

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post #48197 of 122416

day tripper

 

 

 

post #48198 of 122416

For work and for play

 

 

post #48199 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

What are the best Aldens to go dancing in? Anyone got input on that?

I would say a shoe just like the one you posted in your PSA would be perfect. I have a pair myself and they feel so light and flexible (for a pair of Aldens at least)
post #48200 of 122416
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Anyone have experience wearing cordovan in the summer??? How do you guys normally pair your LWB in the summer months?

Double-soled shell LWBs are too heavy for summer wear, but e.g. unlined shell loafers are fine.

post #48201 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post

I just bought some LHS Black Moc Beefrolls for a song on eBay. They have a curious "Biltrite w/Kevlar" sole. Do you think I'd be able to replace these with Dainite soles? Also did these Biltrite soles used to be a stock item Alden used? Thanks so much for any imput. These are my first shot at the Cape Cod Collection from Alden.
I am not sure the Cape Cod collection can be resoled. I would really like to know that. I want a brown chromexcel beefroll moc really bad.

Also, I would not resole those at this time no matter what. That sole is fine and it defeats the cost of getting a pair of shoes for a song and then dropping what the shoes cost to have have them resoled.
post #48202 of 122416
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I really like the shade of navy Alden uses... I'm still looking for a good opportunity to break out the navy suede chukkas for the first time in 2013

My latest obsession!
post #48203 of 122416
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no, more like 3 years ago at Leffot. Perhaps they were $1300 plus change? Sorry for the innacuracy.
And yes, their current calfskin make-ups seem to be about $1195.00

On a more Alden note:
I just received the Leffot Alden LWB in #8 w/ antiqued soles and love'em. Also a very "good" pair in terms of quality.
I've been wearing Aldens for 25+ years and only very rarely was poor QC an issue. And then it was a simple matter to return them for a good pair.
Regrettably this seems to have changed over the last 5 or 6 years

pics: Alden Black shell WT boot on Barrie, hand sanded dble. sole edges stained walnut.
Edited by tmw - 4/11/13 at 9:14am
post #48204 of 122416
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happy.gif
no, more like 3 years ago at Leffot. Perhaps they were $1300 plus change? Sorry for the innacuracy.
And yes, their current calfskin make-ups seem to be about $1195.00

On a more Alden note:
I just received the Leffot Alden LWB in #8 w/ antiqued soles and love'em. Also a very "good" pair in terms of quality.
I've been wearing Aldens for 25+ years and only very rarely was poor QC an issue. And then it was a simple matter to return them for a good pair.
Regrettably this seems to have changed over the last 5 or 6 years

pics: Alden Black shell WT boot on Barrie, hand sanded dble. sole edges stained walnut.

Beauties. I love shell in black.
post #48205 of 122416
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I am not sure the Cape Cod collection can be resoled. I would really like to know that. I want a brown chromexcel beefroll moc really bad.

Also, I would not resole those at this time no matter what. That sole is fine and it defeats the cost of getting a pair of shoes for a song and then dropping what the shoes cost to have have them resoled.


Thanks for the reply Ahab!

 

The soles aren't bad at all. I sent Nick @ B. Nelson an email today and he said he could put on Dainite Studded rubber soles and heels for $155. That's a lot of coin, so I'm not doing that for a while. I got these Aldens though for ~$60 after shipping on eBay. The addiction has begun....

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day tripper



my regret for passing on these deepens with each viewing

post #48207 of 122416
Ravello Kirkwood allday evryday
post #48208 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tmw View Post


Alden Black shell WT boot on Barrie, hand sanded dble. sole edges stained walnut.
I really like what you've done with the edge trimming. It gives the boots a distinctively personalised character. Of course the blue laces are a splendid addition.
post #48209 of 122416
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Thanks for the reply Ahab!

The soles aren't bad at all. I sent Nick @ B. Nelson an email today and he said he could put on Dainite Studded rubber soles and heels for $155. That's a lot of coin, so I'm not doing that for a while. I got these Aldens though for ~$60 after shipping on eBay. The addiction has begun....
Yeah, why pay over double the cost of the shoes to have them resoled when you can wait and have it done when they need replaced? This pair looks so versatile and this is a good time of year to get them. I think Biltrite is a name brand shoe sole and with Kevlar? The soles of your feet are now more bullet resistant!
post #48210 of 122416
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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post

Beauties. I love shell in black.
I like shell in black but at the prices I have no problem getting black calf. My black shell shoes have zero patina. I can get zero patina with calf.
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