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Originally Posted by MichaelPemulis View Post
yep, i am going to keep em, was just sitting here thinking that. they are much more comfortable than I thought they would be, and they look sharp. i have wanted a pair for about a year, and just sold a bunch of stuff to be able to make it happen.

they are great.

enjoy them!
post #7997 of 122416
Hello, everyone. I am new to the board, and am new to Aldens. I recently bought a pair of Shell Cordovan Longwings in Color #8 and they look amazing. However, I am getting a feeling of rubbing against the bottoms of my outer ankles. I am considering getting a cushion inserted under the insole to raise my ankles above the edge of the shoe entry. Has anybody had that done? Any advice?
post #7998 of 122416
sounds like you bought too large of a size.
post #7999 of 122416
I'd like to summon the powers of SF - would I be the same size on the Barrie that I am on the TruBalance?

Thanks!!
post #8000 of 122416
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I'd like to summon the powers of SF - would I be the same size on the Barrie that I am on the TruBalance?

Thanks!!

Yes.
post #8001 of 122416
^Yes. I would still urge you to try both on just to be safe but I do wear the same size in both TB and Barrie.
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Originally Posted by Seafinch View Post
Yes.


Thanks - you might have just cost me $650
post #8003 of 122416
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Originally Posted by shasta View Post
I'd like to summon the powers of SF - would I be the same size on the Barrie that I am on the TruBalance? Thanks!!
Barrie: 9.5D TruBalance : 10D (Brannock Device: 10.5 D)
post #8004 of 122416
hmm - really wish I could try them on in person, since the feedback seems mixed. if it helps, I do feel like I have some room in my size 8 TruBalance boots ( indys )
post #8005 of 122416
I suck at life - just realized I own a pair on the Barrie Last


http://winnperry.com/updates/alden-red-brick-buck/


I never wear them - wonder if I could get some cordovan $'s out of them? interest? sz 8D
post #8006 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MickCollins1916 View Post
I'm a huge fan. Kathy and Joe are both excellent to work with. They are also the sister store of the San Fran shop and share stock. Occasionally, they've been able to get things for me from there as a result. I'm an E width on every last, which means my options are usually pretty limited, but they've been most helpful in growing my collection (as have Tom from LSH, Ed Z from Shoemart and Steven from Leffot).

Thanks...should I drop your name tomorrow when I visit the store?
post #8007 of 122416
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Originally Posted by eightdouble View Post
sometimes their catalogs ship with a 20% coupon inside, which (i believe) states on it that you cannot use it on alden and other brands, but it works on them anyway. so if you get a 20% coupon then you can get that discount.
I got a 20% discount at JCrew this way. When I first put the shoes in my shopping cart, and entered the discount code, the discount did not appear. I was pretty bummed. But I added a sweater to my cart and entered the discount code again, and got the 20% discount for both the boots and the sweater. Then I simply removed the sweater from the cart (didn't feel like shelling out $150 for a striped sweater). The discount on the Alden boots remained, so I bought them. I don't know if its a glitch or not, but I am very happy with the cordo cap toe boots. On a different note, I just purchased a beautiful pair of Color#8 NST seconds on the Barrie last from Shoemart for about $225 less than retail ($398). I sure as hell can't spot the flaw that made them seconds.
post #8008 of 122416
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Originally Posted by shasta View Post
I'd like to summon the powers of SF - would I be the same size on the Barrie that I am on the TruBalance?

Thanks!!

My take is it's more art than science. 9E on Trubalance is perfect for me, while 9E on Barrie proved too big, so I roll with 8.5E there. I've heard many folks say they wear the same on both.
post #8009 of 122416
yeah most sites say its "safe" to same size with both. but again this is a guide and since very persons foot is different, there are always exceptions. but i would argue that the vast majority of people go same for both and im included
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I have question regarding heel slip. I recently received my first pair of Alden's (shell cordovan Indy's) and while the forefoot fits exceptionally well, there is some minor heel slip that is more evident on the right shoe. My question is, will the heel slip eventually go away, similarly to the RL Darltons or does the steel shank deter this?
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