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post #6211 of 122416
Why do a lot of people on here always have shoe trees in their worn Aldens? Is it good if I insert shoe trees after each wear?

I've been dying to get my hands on these two boots in a 9D


post #6212 of 122416
anyone know where to find bluchers on the copley last?
post #6213 of 122416
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Originally Posted by HisAirness32 View Post
Why do a lot of people on here always have shoe trees in their worn Aldens? Is it good if I insert shoe trees after each wear?

I've been dying to get my hands on these two boots in a 9D


I only have 1 set of shoe trees that I insert into the shoes after I wear it and I usually just leave them in over night until the morning time. From what I've read..that's all you really need to do. Having a set in each pair looks nice aesthetically, but it can take a toll especially if you have many pairs.
post #6214 of 122416
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I only have 1 set of shoe trees that I insert into the shoes after I wear it and I usually just leave them in over night until the morning time. From what I've read..that's all you really need to do. Having a set in each pair looks nice aesthetically, but it can take a toll especially if you have many pairs.

So its just for aesthetic purposes? Doesn't really help the shoe/leather in any way?
post #6215 of 122416
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So its just for aesthetic purposes? Doesn't really help the shoe/leather in any way?


The cedar ones absorb moisture and help keep the shoe's shape when you're not wearing it.


Speaking of shoe trees, I need another set. I stopped at a Dillard's I saw from the freeway the other day and asked in the shoe dept. if they had any shoe trees. "We won't be getting Christmas themed items until closer to the holidays", was the shoe guy's helpful reply. Thank god for the internet.
post #6216 of 122416
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The cedar ones absorb moisture and help keep the shoe's shape when you're not wearing it.


Speaking of shoe trees, I need another set. I stopped at a Dillard's I saw from the freeway the other day and asked in the shoe dept. if they had any shoe trees. "We won't be getting Christmas themed items until closer to the holidays", was the shoe guy's helpful reply. Thank god for the internet.
Yes, all the articles I've ever read about shoe trees stated that the shoe trees are only necessary for several hours after you take the shoes off for the reasons you mentioned. I can see how that will be the case because after a long day when I take off my shoes and socks, my socks aren't exactly bone dry due to sweat, so I can see how the trees will absorb the moisture. However, IMO having one set in every pair of shoes seem quite excessive and expensive.

The local Nordstrom always have a set on sale for around $20 BTW.
post #6217 of 122416
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And more temptation

Natural chromexel chukkas from Leffot:




Those are gross, especially the sole.
post #6218 of 122416
just my opinion, but I too can't see what's the deal about the natural chromexels too. especially those chukkas. though the pair the GreatHighway posted does seem quite nice.
post #6219 of 122416
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Originally Posted by HisAirness32 View Post
I've been dying to get my hands on these two boots in a 9D


Is this the ravello shell cordovan, if so I should be receiving this in a week's time. Can't wait...will post some pics then.
post #6220 of 122416
I am finding the natural chromexcel to be very versatile. Here is a closer pic. What's up? Let's see some macro shots of some Aldens. I know some of you must have some nice cameras

post #6221 of 122416
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And more temptation

ouch, the sole is

sorry sri, epic fail
post #6222 of 122416
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Those are gross, especially the sole.

They look NOS.
post #6223 of 122416
^Those sole has the old Alden logo from the 1980s (not sure how long the logo was used). They must have had a box of them in the back room. It's genuine '80s throwback. I don't think it's as bad as some of you do.
post #6224 of 122416
Like anything else the natural chromexcel and those soles will have to be taken into context. Somebody here will wear them with jeans or casual shoes, post pics, and many will say, "Well, I don't hate them THAT much." I'm no huge fan of the soles either but given the entire outfit one my decide to wear with them they could very well match up nicely.
post #6225 of 122416
Uhhhhh..... wear them with casual pants obviously.
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