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post #55801 of 122416
i want to say b. nelson offers waterlock. i dont think waterlock is exclusive to alden
post #55802 of 122416
AE does a waterlock sole as well. However, there's something different about how it looks. Their version is almost more plastic-like.
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Does anyone have a side by side comparison of Barrie last vs AE 5? Just for reference.

 

Size? I wear an 8.5EE in the 5 last and an 8E in the Barrie

post #55804 of 122416
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i want to say b. nelson offers waterlock. i dont think waterlock is exclusive to alden

Thanks, I just sent Nick V. a PM with the same question. I'd likely have him do the work anyway.
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AE does a waterlock sole as well. However, there's something different about how it looks. Their version is almost more plastic-like.

I've seen other mfr's offer a waterloc type sole but haven't read about a cobbler offering a similar aftermarket product. My old Wolverine 1Ks had a similar oiled sole. This also begs the question, how do flexwelt/waterloc equipped models like the 1494 unlined chukkas differ from non-flexwelt models? Does the flexwelt refer to just the waterloc sole or are there other differences?
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i want to say b. nelson offers waterlock. i dont think waterlock is exclusive to alden

I believe you're right.  I think it is a JR waterlock.  I have them on a couple pairs of my boots, so far so good.

post #55806 of 122416
B Nelson does offer a waterloc outsole. I've had it done.
post #55807 of 122416

Thanks for all the feedback folks. Much appreciated.

 

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

B Nelson does offer a waterloc outsole. I've had it done.

 

SFTG, not surprising that you've had some first hand experience. Thank you for your help.

post #55808 of 122416
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Size? I wear an 8.5EE in the 5 last and an 8E in the Barrie

No I mean a picture. Like side by side of both of the shoes (from the top down) To see how much wider/etc the Barrie is.
post #55809 of 122416
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Uncle, I've never seen an Indy look so rich and stylish. Are they on the tru-balance last? Very nice boots sir.

nephew,
thank you
post #55810 of 122416
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

No I mean a picture. Like side by side of both of the shoes (from the top down) To see how much wider/etc the Barrie is.


I wear 10D in barrie and 10.5D in the AE 5 last.  Hope these pics help you...

and...

The length should be about the same but the barrie is clearly roomier.  The heel and arch are certainly wider in the barrie.  However, be careful as the storm welt will give the barrie an even wider appearance. Half size down usually works for most.  Good luck my friend!

post #55811 of 122416
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I tend to think that commando sole automatically makes it too casual to be a dress boot. Is that not true?

Individual preference but as an owner of commando style chukka's I am very comfortable dressing mine up. The sole is subtle and not at all chunky.
post #55812 of 122416
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Probably my favorite pair of Alden boots right now. The speed hooks give them an edge over my cap toes, not to mention how well the Barrie works in non-formal situations.
post #55813 of 122416

much thanks to Beatlegeuse for the recent transaction (and to the other gentlemen that sold them to him smile.gif )

 

quick night time shot as I just got in. with the right tongue pad removed, they fit pretty darn good icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

 

 

post #55814 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


I wear 10D in barrie and 10.5D in the AE 5 last.  Hope these pics help you...


and...


The length should be about the same but the barrie is clearly roomier.  The heel and arch are certainly wider in the barrie.  However, be careful as the storm welt will give the barrie an even wider appearance. Half size down usually works for most.  Good luck my friend!

Yes, thank you very much
post #55815 of 122416
TSM has a ravello NST boot up on its website, for anyone who wants exotics.

edit--no sizes available, sorry for the tease.
Edited by venividivicibj - 7/26/13 at 7:29pm
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