I was going to include that as an option and then I thought 'no way he ordered both'. But they are both really nice.
I don't have any Alden shell boots so I'm looking forward to these (I am a big fan of color 8 with the antique welt). But I have to admit that less than a week after placing the preorder I wished I had went with the LWB's. Should have followed your lead.
I did it the other way around. After placing the pre-order in July for the LWB and adding and taking the boot pre-order out of my cart at least 10 times then eventually missing out....I was not missing out on the second round of boot pre-orders.
I have 3 pairs of shell boots (2 are #8) and I can't get enough!