I understand that. It's just that the leather insoles on these boots are below my expectation. Other than that, great boots, stoked that they made it through customs, and I'm sorry to fill the thread with this.
Just to explain better. The insole is very white, without the pinkish/skin tone I usually see on natural leather insoles. It is textured, with grains and has a rough feel which makes it look like something that was mashed together, sort of like Papier-Mâché.
Here is a picture of them and then leather insoles from two other brands. What do you think? To avoid surprises on future purchases, is this what a normal Alden insole looks like?Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)