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post #85936 of 122416
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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

I have a chance to purchase some Cigar Jumper boots (from LS originally) from an acquaintance.  

Anyone here have these?  Thoughts?

Many on here will like this model. But .......

I used to own them. I have since sold them. To my eye, the toe always looked too "stubby" (in the same way the EG 64 last is too stubby). These are on the TruB last, and have a closed heel.
post #85937 of 122416
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Thanks for the replies. I guess I am more concerned about them being confiscated even after being taken off and run through the scanner. Though it sounds like from these responses that that doesn't happen.

Are you kidding? No, no one confiscated your shoes to leave you traveling barefoot. The worst that happens is you take your shoes off and put them through the scanner like everyone must. The only inconvenience that you might suffer with Aldens that non-Alden wearers might avoid involves TSA pre-check: you can keep your shoes on in precheck except if the shoes trigger the screener. Then you must remove your shoes just as you would in non-precheck security lines. I have never had a situation when I did not have to put my Alden's through the screener. The metal shank always triggers the alarm. I now travel with a pair of EG slip-ons instead of Aldens because of this.

But no, wearing Alden's will not leave you traveling in your bare feet.
post #85938 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Rishi Kakar View Post

Thanks very much my friend. Appreciate your prompt response. Any friends who have had any experience with sizing grant boots? Would appreciate your responses.

My grant last size is my brannock size, in other worda, the same size I wear for all Alden's built on the lasts that are true-to-size.
post #85939 of 122416
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Originally Posted by CHRK33 View Post

That's exactly right - if you are TSA pre-check, the metal shank in Alden's still forces you to take the shoes off, which I find to be a pain. So I will rock something else for airport travel to expedite the process. It depends on your patience level. I fail at that. frown.gif

Me three.
post #85940 of 122416
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Originally Posted by aldenwear View Post

Are you kidding? No, no one confiscated your shoes to leave you traveling barefoot. The worst that happens is you take your shoes off and put them through the scanner like everyone must. The only inconvenience that you might with Alden that others with non-Aldens might forgo is TSA pre-check: you can keep your shoes on except if the shoes trigger the screener. Then you must remove your shoes just as you would in non-precheck security lines. I have never had a situation when I did not have to put my Alden's through the screener. The metal shank always triggers the alarm. I now travel with a pair of EG slip-ons instead of Aldens because of this.

But no wearing Alden's will not leave you traveling in your bare feet.
For those who don't already know,
Mdubs works at the San Diego airport TSA check line. He confiscates sizes 9.5, 10, 10.5, and 11 narrow.
post #85941 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

For those who don't already know,
Mdubs works at the San Diego airport TSA check line. He confiscates sizes 9.5, 10, 10.5, and 11 narrow.

That is funny.

And even more so because undoubtedly true!
post #85942 of 122416
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Many on here will like this model. But .......

I used to own them. I have since sold them. To my eye, the toe always looked too "stubby" (in the same way the EG 64 last is too stubby). These are on the TruB last, and have a closed heel.

I had them too and sold them. I didn't really care for how the true balance fit me with shell so they were rarely worn. I didn't find them to be too stubby for me, then again I like my 64 last Galway, find it very casual. The color on mine were great though.
post #85943 of 122416
I basically exclusively wear shoes with metal shanks when I travel. I always remove my shoes and put them through the scanner. No issues.

Honestly my shoe trees have attracted more attention than the actual shoes more often than not.
post #85944 of 122416
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Originally Posted by CHRK33 View Post

That's exactly right - if you are TSA pre-check, the metal shank in Alden's still forces you to take the shoes off, which I find to be a pain. So I will rock something else for airport travel to expedite the process. It depends on your patience level. I fail at that. frown.gif

Me three.

True.

What makes it such a PITA in pre-check is you start taking them off because you know they'll set off the alarm but they remind you you're in the pre-check line and to not take them off. But then they set off the alarm and you have to take them off.

And it's not like Aldens are the only shoes that have metal shanks.
post #85945 of 122416
The TSA agents generally know what I'm doing when taking off a pair of Alden shoes in the Pre-Check lane (in LGA, BDL, and MSN). What's more amusing are the Florida-bound first-time-on-a-plane folks randomly opted into Pre-Check telling me not to take off my shoes. "I fly every week; I got this, thanks." But, with slightly less attitude. Recently, a gentleman stopped to tell me my shoes looked incredibly comfortable. The middle aged woman who told me not to take them off started showing off her gel-lined flip flops. The old dude asked if they were cordovan. "Yes." He responded it's rare to find shoes these days made in that manner. The woman couldn't understand the allure of my shoes, and she kept trying to talk about how nothing could be more comfortable than her flip flops. It was pretty funny. Pro Tip: Put them in a bin, so they don't get tumbled around where the conveyor belt meets the rollers and standing luggage.
post #85946 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

For those who don't already know,
Mdubs works at the San Diego airport TSA check line. He confiscates sizes 9.5, 10, 10.5, and 11 narrow.

Ha, doing that in San Diego wouldn't be worth the effort. I would only be able to take shoes from myself. NYC on the other hand...
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post #85948 of 122416
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

I've heard people say that they have to take them off even when going through the lighter Pre-Check screening.

That's exactly right - if you are TSA pre-check, the metal shank in Alden's still forces you to take the shoes off, which I find to be a pain. So I will rock something else for airport travel to expedite the process. It depends on your patience level. I fail at that. frown.gif

 

A few weeks ago I encountered an understaffed checkpoint where the Pre-Check lane was closed.  I had to stand in line like everybody else, fuming the whole time.  First-world problem, I know, but it's amazing how quickly you get used to no wait and kid-glove treatment. . . . At any rate, my AEs have never been an issue.  Chalk one up for the red-headed stepchild.

post #85949 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post


Ha, doing that in San Diego wouldn't be worth the effort. I would only be able to take shoes from myself. NYC on the other hand...

 

I wasn't impressed with NYC fashion. It's certainly a tad better than SF, but too many dark colors, conservative styling. The avg person there dresses slightly better than the avg person here, but the low end here is much lower than NYC. The top end, however, I feel is almost a wash.

 

Hands down the best styling I've seen, in order:

 

Tokyo

Paris

post #85950 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Kwaker View Post

I wear 8.5 D with a Hampton shoe, Barrie & Grant boots and 8 D with the Barrie shoe. The Grant boot is my most narrow-fitting Alden and the Barrie boot roomiest all around.

The 11.5 D or E Grant-lasted boot would be a safe bet for you.
Thank you Kwaker
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