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My experiences with Alden restoration have always been good. I find it unfortunate if your shoes no longer fit.

I am skeptical your shoes were stretched one full size through restoration. Yet, there will always be some variance in fit following a resole. Also, it sounds like Alden tried to fix the problem with an insole of some sort, which you refused. While it's a lousy situation, I find it unreasonable to expect them to provide a new pair to replace three year old used shoes that had holes upon their arrival to Alden.

While Alden's restoration operation is decent, they cannot make old shoes perfectly new again, or work other miracles. You have to understand the limitations of re-crafting. Also how well did the shoes fit when you sent them to Alden? (They would not have been as cushy and snug as new shoes fit.) I raise this question because many people on the forums have bespoke-level or unreasonable expectations of quality, fit, longevity, durability, etc. on what are merely solid machine made ready-to-wear shoes. It's possible you may have to adjust your expectations.
this is poor customer service. I had a pair of Allen Edmonds shell cordovan Leeds that got ruined in the restore process. It took rather long to restore . One day they cAlled me and told me they were ruined
I never saw them again. They offered me a new pair paid for by the poor recrafting process.
You would think alden would want to keep a loyal customer. As if they couldn't afford this.
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I received my TSM seconds chamois tanker boots on commando today. Here are some pics right out of the box. There seems to be some glue on the vamp of the right boot (pic #2). I've been able to get out most of it out via rubbing Neet's Foot oil on it. The third pic shows a small cut in the leather right above where the welt is joined? The issues are nothing major in my mind since they'll be my bad weather boots. Pleased with my TSM seconds pick up.




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I'm not expecting a refund or for them to give me the purchase price for my shoes, I just want my shoes to fit the way that they did when I sent them to them or be able to wear them without pain.

If I were you, I would accept the restoration refund, and sell the shoes. Freshly restored Cigar Alden should comand a decent price. Take the money and get a new pair. Alden or something else, your choice.
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@seeyasteve I would try LS first clearly an error was made. Those shoes should not have alden or LS.
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I'm hoping the Day Trippers will be similar in color.  I called Leffot today for an update.  No word from Alden about the Day Trippers.

I am torn. I have been waiting on a pair of the Leffot daytrippers for longer than anyone can imagine, but I have always wished they had the commando like the DC pair. Ironically the DC pair will soon ship, and my preorder paid in full two rounds of daytripper deliveries ago is still in the Alden ether.
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@seeyasteve I would try LS first clearly an error was made. Those shoes should not have alden or LS.


They did not look like this when I got them.  you could see none of the stitching like it shows now.  Only after about wearing 12 times and really breaking in did this show up.

 

Thanks for the feedback!

 

See Ya,

Steve

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I am torn. I have been waiting on a pair of the Leffot daytrippers for longer than anyone can imagine, but I have always wished they had the commando like the DC pair. Ironically the DC pair will soon ship, and my preorder paid in full two rounds of daytripper deliveries ago is still in the Alden ether.


I hear ya.  I've only been waiting since the last Day Tripper pre-order and it's been 2.5 years.  Still, I know others have waited longer for their pre-orders so I feel fortunate (maybe?).  

 

I go back and forth.  Commando soles would make the boot more wearable (for me), but the leather sole makes the boot look a little sleeker.  I'm curious to see how the DC version will look with a commando sole.

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Anyone pickup their Ravello boots from DC and care to share some snaps?
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Hey, a BeSpiff sighting!  Nice to hear from you Be... Hope the MN winter hasn't completely crippled your golf game!
I played golf two weeks ago in a wind that was barely above freezing. Sadly now, or thankfully for anybody whose seen me play, the Minnesota golf season is over. Who knows, maybe the desert for New Years.
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Originally Posted by lagsun View Post

I received my TSM seconds chamois tanker boots on commando today. Here are some pics right out of the box. There seems to be some glue on the vamp of the right boot (pic #2). I've been able to get out most of it out via rubbing Neet's Foot oil on it. The third pic shows a small cut in the leather right above where the welt is joined? The issues are nothing major in my mind since they'll be my bad weather boots. Pleased with my TSM seconds pick up.
Mine should be here tomorrow... I will update with all three are pairs.




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Ok quote got mixed in with picture. Mine will be here tomorrow and I will update with all three
post #96373 of 122416
Huge congrats to all who are getting Ravello DC ct boots! I'm #4 on the list. I guess my Ravello pt boots from Anatomica will do for now.

I think DC Cigar ct boots are almost finished production and I can't wait for those as well.
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Honey do list finally done, time to kick back and have a drink on this snowy night

If you wear Alden, you deserve better than Jack Daniels.
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If you wear Alden, you deserve better than Jack Daniels.

Your kidding right? Jack Daniels is amazing. A part of Americana.
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