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post #59176 of 122416
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

some recent porn including the unlined ptb and coolarrow's 2060




 

Namor-

 

If you don't mind me asking; Where are these from?  I've been looking for a boot with eyelets all the way up and these look really nice.  Are they shell or calf?  

 

Great looking boots by the way!

post #59177 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ironclad View Post

NAMOR, that is an epic post for a well-travelled pair of boots. Much respect!
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Namor-

If you don't mind me asking; Where are these from?  I've been looking for a boot with eyelets all the way up and these look really nice.  Are they shell or calf?  

Great looking boots by the way!

Thanks guys. The boots were offered by Jcrew earlier this year. Made from black shell
post #59178 of 122416
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The insole cannot be replaced. It is a byproduct of the way the shoe is manufactured. During an Alden restoration, they may sew a new piece of leather into the inside lining of the heel and they will replace the heelpad w/ a new one that reads "Alden Restoration," but besides that, I don't know of any other modifications they'll do to the interior. The corkbed, however, is replaced. This sits in between the insole and sole. The insole though is what contains the previous owners imprint. Replacing the cork helps, but it is not a full solution. As has been recently discussed, Nick at B. Nelson can soak the insole in shoe stretching solution or something similar and try to flatten it out when recrafting. I think that's the best solution I've heard if the shoes really have an unmanageable imprint.

Zbix, with all due respect, this is not true. The insole can definitely be replaced. Here are a few diagrams of how goodyear welts are made.

 

The insole wall (which is part of the insole) is glued to the gemming which is then stitched onto the leather upper. If a cobbler wanted to come in and switch the sole, it would be time intensive (only because of the time associated with digging out a new insole), but certainly not impossible. Someway back in the thread there was a picture of a stack of clearly used Alden insoles next to a stack of new ones. If the insole is nasty enough, it can easily be replaced.

post #59179 of 122416
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Thanks guys. The boots were offered by Jcrew earlier this year. Made from black shell

Yeah, those boots are featured prominently in J Crew's fall/winter lookbook this year. Hopefully they are available again in a couple of months
post #59180 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Rank these black boots:

Tanker on commando


Perforated captoe on leather


Indy Boot

The order you have listed works for me. I'm a sucker for Alden commando.
post #59181 of 122416
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Ha! All this time I thought she was Paris Hilton.

 

 

I really need a bigger monitor.  +1 for thinking it was Paris Hilton. :fence:

post #59182 of 122416
Are Alden shoe trees necessary or can I just go to nordstrom rack to pick up a pair? I thought their trees were last specific but found out that they are not.
post #59183 of 122416
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Are Alden shoe trees necessary or can I just go to nordstrom rack to pick up a pair? I thought their trees were last specific but found out that they are not.

I've noticed no ill effects from using trees from nordstrom or JAB. 

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post #59185 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ascher07 View Post

I decided to go for it. Couldn't pass up a pair for $370, and worst case, I just return them.

nice deal if you can get to it soon enough: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Unlined-Chukka-Boot-SUEDE-1494-Tan-sz-11-5-/261279219347?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item3cd5747e93
post #59186 of 122416
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Originally Posted by brooklyn View Post

Are Alden shoe trees necessary or can I just go to nordstrom rack to pick up a pair? I thought their trees were last specific but found out that they are not.
I've noticed no ill effects from using trees from nordstrom or JAB. 

So has anyone here scanned their feet and used a 3D printer to make personalized shoe trees?
post #59187 of 122416
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Ha! All this time I thought she was Paris Hilton.

2160s today boys:


7sxHx1C.jpg

Is that the BB version? The factory 2160 has additional stitching on the heel.
post #59188 of 122416
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

nice score alcibiades. IME, it felt like the unlined version fit almost 1/2 smaller than the typical barrie fit. I tried sneaking into a 11E unlined ptb with no luck. Conversely, I am able to fit into a 11E (TTS 12D) barrie chukka snugly. The unlined shoe is far sleeker imo

Interesting as I just got some 11D unlined snuff ptbs and they are a pretty solid fit (normally 10.5d or 10e). Length is a bit long (but so is 10.5d Barrie) but width feels a little tight so it will be perfect once broken in. Pictures with a Barrie boot for reference, looks like an 11d but fits half size smaller for me as well

post #59189 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Rank these black boots:

Tanker on commando


Perforated captoe on leather


Indy Boot

NST (easily in 1st)
Indy/Captoe (tie)
post #59190 of 122416
just saw these for the first time....i think these are fantastic

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/AldenForJCrew/PRDOVR~02022/02022.jsp
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