Just picked up these deadstock Indy boots on ebay, with the browner calfskin, older Alden stamp on the inner sole, and the cotton duck lining.
Just curious if anyone can tell, roughly, when these might date from..?
I actually thought the same thing initially, but for shell I actually prefer the one piece "block" for the vamp-toe portion of the shoe. When wiping down with a hot, slightly damp cloth the pressure placed upon the surface of the shell with the "solid block" beneath actually helps to smoothen out creases.
Has anyone else had a similar experience?
BTW, I wear 10.5D tts and use large. I may be right on the border. Some say medium. Good luck...
I've been thinking about adding a little Natural CXL to my lineup, what do you guys think?
I wish I could find a natty PTB with a commando sole as I have quite a few boots, but these seem awesome:
Love the soles on these and the last with my Indys:
Great shoe, but I am not much of a fan of the natural welt (off-white). To me it makes the shoe too casual, like a tennis shoe. I much prefer the light or mid-tan antique welt. Winn Perry has a pre-order for the natty chrmxl LWB on commando with mid-tan antique edge and welt. I think it looks excellent...
I have the LWB on double leather...
I think a better question would be: does the widest part of your foot line up with the widest part of the shoe? Also, does the cap seam rub your toe to the point that it's painful?
Even if the widest part of your foot lines up correctly, but you still experience pain then the barrie last might not work for you (or you might need to go up a width).
Apologies if I'm reading too much into your original question.
Stocking up for fall:
Need Supply Church Hill Indy
Leather Soul Safari Boot - thanks to @REguy
Very nice. The Church Hill Indys are underrated for sure. I really dig the slimmer sole on them as well as the unique color.
Thank you gentlemen! They were purchased back in 2012, it's a special make up by a Alden reseller located in Hong Kong!
The sole along with having a 270 flat welt definitely seem to slim down the profile compared to other Indys, which is what really drew me to these.
Thanks, might have to add one more to the rotation so I can have one Alden boot for each day of the week.