I am not far behind Budapest. Welcome back to the thread. Those are my favorite Alden design.
First post and English isn't my first language so please be gentle...
I bought my first Alden shoes in January, a pair of #8 Chukkas. Love them! Then, ten days ago, I read this:
So now I also own a pair of Ravello Chukkas. Thanks for the heads up, n-domino!
I have a feeling I know where this is headed... Good to know I'm not alone in my addiction. ;-)
After having seen this beautiful photo, the Ravello NST boot (Plaza last) is now first on my wishlist:
I might have to settle for a #8 NST boot, though, who knows when a Ravello NST boot will be available again... I guess I could live with a Ravello Indy boot too.
OK, time to go drooling over some more pictures in this thread.
Just want to say thanks to everybody for sharing all the information you do, for a newcomer like me it's invaluable.
good lord those look awesome.
congratulations on the tankers. gotta love super greasy shell, WAY better than c&j super dry shell.
wow, both those boots look amazing. enjoy your suede.
great color on your nst tifosi.
nice shell zyppyh. I am convinced you have 2 of everything.
I love these Kudu chukkas but wanted to make sure that this was normal with the lug sole before I started wearing them outside.
The heel on it is not flat but curved side to side as well as front to back. You can see the gap under the edge of the heels in the 1st pic because it's not even touching the ground since the center of the heel hits the ground first. In the 3rd pic I put a ruler flat along one side so you could see the angle of the arc in case it wasn't showing up in the other pics.
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your soles are fine. get them on and have fun.
yes sir. im glad they cleaned up ok.
Thank you, gentlemen!
Yes, the current ravello shade seems to be darker than it used to. It will be almost two months before I actually have the ravello chukkas in my hands (and on my feet), but the plan is to sort of match them with my favorite bag. The bag isn't shell cordovan, but hopefully they'll look okay together. Here's a bad picture of the bag, taken with my cell phone (it might look a little more red in this picture than it does in real life):
Tifosi, while I'm thankful that n-domino pointed me in the direction of the ravello chukkas, I'm afraid I wasn't able to "help" him by buying the size 8D. I'm a 9D on the Barrie last and 9.5D on the Plaza, so at least we don't have to battle each other!