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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 5435post #81511 of 1224165/12/14 at 8:49ampost #81512 of 1224165/12/14 at 8:52ampost #81513 of 1224165/12/14 at 8:57ampost #81514 of 1224165/12/14 at 8:59amQuote:
You know what surprises me Saz, how these rare shell boots passed QC at both, Alden and Kathy. I hope my upcoming Leffot NST will be worry free
As far as we all know, sometimes it's like hit and miss but I'm still like the the brand lolpost #81515 of 1224165/12/14 at 9:00ampost #81516 of 1224165/12/14 at 9:03ampost #81517 of 1224165/12/14 at 9:06ampost #81518 of 1224165/12/14 at 9:07ampost #81519 of 1224165/12/14 at 9:10ampost #81520 of 1224165/12/14 at 9:11amFar as I know, Alden DC inspected every pair of the cigar ct boots..though perhaps as not as in detail as some of us would.
Dpost #81521 of 1224165/12/14 at 9:14amQuote:
I don't recall when the preorder was, but I took delivery of mine from Leffot only a month or so ago, Natural on Commando, may be worth calling thempost #81522 of 1224165/12/14 at 9:24amQuote:Originally Posted by ATLVol
So.....I recieved the cigar cap toe boots from DC on Friday and noticed a couple of QC items....am I being too picky, or is this something to be concerned about?
The first is a hole in the edge where the commando sole meets with the leather......it is probably the size of a pencil tip.
The second is a tear in the tongue that goes completely through the leather.....hard to tell the length but it is about 1/4 of an inch.
Neither of these would be an issue or concern for me personally. Why loose sleep over a hole in the tongue of a shoe in a spot you will never see? I would have zero concern about it tearing...
You can call and try to get a few dollars off, but honestly, my time (and likely yours) is worth more than the $50-$100 you may get back, so what's the point.
Good luck either way, those are great boots.
BNpost #81523 of 1224165/12/14 at 10:17amQuote:
It can, but I'm not sure B Nelson has the same commando sole that Alden uses. I'm sure someone here can confirm...post #81524 of 1224165/12/14 at 10:21amQuote:
That and the Tremont is pretty bulky and round (not as much as the barrie), and the 974 is on a double leather sole. The BB version is on a single leather sole.post #81525 of 1224165/12/14 at 10:42amThe Alden commando sole is very low profile. I love that and don't mind it on a semi casual shoe. I prefer the durability over double leather. For more dressy occasions id prefer flex soles. Will resole leather shoes with JR soles from now on.
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