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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 5935post #89012 of 1224168/13/14 at 11:31amQuote:Originally Posted by bkotskoQuote:there in simplistic termsOriginally Posted by Papa Doble
Understood. I meant, when mdubs says
The single oil soaked sole is known as the "flex sole" or typically called the "flex welt".
Does he mean that flex welt is a (1) single leather sole, which is soaked in oil, or a (2) leather sole which is soaked in oil once?
Similarly, when he says
The double oil soaked sole is known as the "double Waterlock" sole.
Does he mean that double waterlock is a (1) double leather sole, which is soaked in oil, or a (2) leather sole which is soaked in oil twice?
This may be obvious to others, but I've never known the difference between the two and am taking this opportunity to figure it out once and for all.
I would add:
A flex sole is a single leather sole soaked in oil. A double waterlock sole is a flex sole (i.e., single leather sole soaked in oil) plus the addition of a regular leather (i.e., non-oil soaked) midsole.post #89013 of 1224168/13/14 at 11:37ampost #89014 of 1224168/13/14 at 12:03pmQuote:Originally Posted by bustert
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The afternoon seems to be dragging on! Happy Hump Day everyone!
Your not kidding. Just spent 30 minutes discussing mensware and shoes here in the Engineering dept.(extremely casual) Only since I noticed a new pair from a colleague. Only because the old pair was worn every day. Then got into a discussion on what constitutes a high price when a female coworker came in. $100-150 seemed pretty high. Then I piped in....
Why is it not time to leave yet. I have a shoe box waiting on the porch!post #89015 of 1224168/13/14 at 12:10pmpost #89016 of 1224168/13/14 at 12:24pmpost #89017 of 1224168/13/14 at 12:28pmpost #89018 of 1224168/13/14 at 12:30pmpost #89019 of 1224168/13/14 at 12:31pmpost #89020 of 1224168/13/14 at 12:32pmpost #89021 of 1224168/13/14 at 12:32pmpost #89022 of 1224168/13/14 at 12:33pm
They are a 7.5D
I sized the same but the van is much more snug, I wear my LHS sockless though. If Barrie is tight or you plan on wearing socks you might consider sizing up.post #89023 of 1224168/13/14 at 12:38pmpost #89024 of 1224168/13/14 at 12:40pmQuote:
i was thinking the ranger moc and my barrie shoes are not tight, so i think i will go with barrie size.post #89025 of 1224168/13/14 at 12:49pmReceived my Alden/J Crew Cap toe boots today after selling and essentially trading in my similar Allen Edmonds Cordovan boot. Really worth the hassle and wait, love these boots. Classically styled, just enough style and comfortable from first try on.
I think I am in love, second pair of Alden's, surely not my last!
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