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Originally Posted by RevisIsland View Post


I have never heard this theory before but I can certainly say, in response to another poster, that creasing beyond the cap toe is not solely a function of the shoes being too big.

It's actually more common for creasing to occur beyond the cap when the shoe is too short heel-to-toe and/or wide. If the cap extends past the balls of your feet (where your foot flexes) and if there is excess girth, the shoe flexes at/beyond the cap. Hence small toes or too short heel-to-toe  + long cap (+ short stiffener) = creases beyond the cap. 

 

The most important measurement in fit is heel-to-ball not heel-to-toe, so you can have a good fit and still have creasing at the toe cap with RTW shoes. 

 

This very topic was/is discussed ad nauseam in the Saint Crispin's thread.

post #98222 of 122416
i have a pair of alden captoe boots that need new laces. anyone know where i can get some new flat laces long enough for this boot?
post #98223 of 122416
^Contact Alden and they will send you a pair for free I believe.
post #98224 of 122416
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Originally Posted by BenLeaman View Post


Nice combo! Love the natty ptb. Need to get a pair. Awesome!
These NTLCXL PTB on crepe are quickly becoming one of my favorite shoes. They are in constant rotation. Can't wait until they really start showing more patina.

Today I am breaking in my new Iron Heart 633s. My IH 634s have been seeing less wear as I trend towards more tapered pants. It's a shame, the 634s have faded really nicely. Iron Heart 21oz denim FTW!

Have a good Saturday gentlemen.
post #98225 of 122416
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Originally Posted by inn8chiro View Post

Your mom looks too big, and her creasing is way past her captoe. Nobody asked you to be a smartass troll.

you realize he was not trolling you.
post #98226 of 122416
Innsbruck Indy and Gustin denim

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post #98227 of 122416
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Originally Posted by HenryIII View Post

Thank you @BenLeaman for getting us back on point.

Brown CXL PCT Boots today. Great weekend addition for me Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Very nice!

post #98228 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Disco Volante View Post

I'm the exact same way, I could not find any permutation of size/width on the 5 last that work for me. Did you size up 1/2 from your Barrie size for the Grant last?

I just gave the 5 last another shot and after walking down the stret to get the mail I realized it still won't work for me.

Yeah, sized up 1/2 on the Grant. It's right on the edge of pinching my pinky toes. In a normal day I'm fine and don't feel anything but I'm guessing if I lived in NYC and did a lot of walking, my pinky might be sore by the end of the day.
post #98229 of 122416

Strikes and spares today in the Alden game friends.

 

Picked up these Alden for Unionmade Stanyan loden calf boots on the 'bay, figuring the dark color and commando soles would be perfect for the early winter gripping us here in the midwest.  The seller mentioned that a plastic heel tap had been added, but failed to mention that the tongues had been stitched to the sides (second pic).  WTF? I'm sure a cobbler can take the stitches out pretty easily and the holes in the tongue won't really be visible, but why in the world would someone do this?  Is it to wear laceless?  Not the end of the world as otherwise these boots look brand new but a bit of a bummer as I can't wear them until it gets fixed.  The barrie last usually fits me like a glove but I can't get my foot into these with the tongue immobilized. 

     

 

 

I also received these beauties from Frans Boone.  I've wanted a casual color 8 boot for a while and when these popped up I tried to talk myself out of it, but I broke down and ordered during their free shipping promo last week.  I find the Alden crepe sole to the most comfortable of anything out there for all-day wear in almost any situation, so I was stoked to see these.  Love the brass eyelets too.  Unfortunately they came with a $98 bill from UPS for customs clearance and a $30 foreign transaction fee from my CC... putting the final price well north of $800, ouch!  I am telling myself it will be my last boot purchase for some time but we'll see.  Maybe the last one of this year anyway (unless the Leffot chamois Greenwich manages to drop in the next two weeks)!

 

I did notice a little flaw on both boots, a small hole in the hide by the heel counter.  It's in the same spot on both, the left side, so it's actually on the outside of the left boot.  Small enough no one but me will notice but a little vexing on a boot this expensive.  Maybe something done during the lasting?  Oh well.  Given the uniqueness of this makeup and difficulty in making a return to Europe there was no question of not keeping them.  These feel bigger than my other Barrie boots, almost closer to Trubalance, but still a good fit.  Already wearing today:

 

   

 

 

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Originally Posted by zargoz View Post

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Strikes and spares today in the Alden game friends.

Picked up these Alden for Unionmade Stanyan loden calf boots on the 'bay, figuring the dark color and commando soles would be perfect for the early winter gripping us here in the midwest.  The seller mentioned that a plastic heel tap had been added, but failed to mention that the tongues had been stitched to the sides (second pic).  WTF? I'm sure a cobbler can take the stitches out pretty easily and the holes in the tongue won't really be visible, but why in the world would someone do this?  Is it to wear laceless?  Not the end of the world as otherwise these boots look brand new but a bit of a bummer as I can't wear them until it gets fixed.  The barrie last usually fits me like a glove but I can't get my foot into these with the tongue immobilized. 

     



I also received these beauties from Frans Boone.  I've wanted a casual color 8 boot for a while and when these popped up I tried to talk myself out of it, but I broke down and ordered during their free shipping promo last week.  I find the Alden crepe sole to the most comfortable of anything out there for all-day wear in almost any situation, so I was stoked to see these.  Love the brass eyelets too.  Unfortunately they came with a $98 bill from UPS for customs clearance and a $30 foreign transaction fee from my CC... putting the final price well north of $800, ouch!  I am telling myself it will be my last boot purchase for some time but we'll see.  Maybe the last one of this year anyway (unless the Leffot chamois Greenwich manages to drop in the next two weeks)!

I did notice a little flaw on both boots, a small hole in the hide by the heel counter.  It's in the same spot on both, the left side, so it's actually on the outside of the left boot.  Small enough no one but me will notice but a little vexing on a boot this expensive.  Maybe something done during the lasting?  Oh well.  Given the uniqueness of this makeup and difficulty in making a return to Europe there was no question of not keeping them.  These feel bigger than my other Barrie boots, almost closer to Trubalance, but still a good fit.  Already wearing today:


   


 

1. Just fyi there are several credit cards that don't charge a foreign transaction fee. Also, given you didn't know about it try to call the credit card company and maybe they'll credit you as a courtesy.
2. Argue with UPS re charge, and tell the seller that no one mentioned this to you. Maybe someone will budge.I argued down a charge from fedex they waived it.
post #98231 of 122416

the tongue being stitched is to prevent it from shifting to one side, must have been a problem for the previous owner.

 

The small holes on the back of the #8s are common, it's something with how alden builds the boot.

 

I just checked and both day trippers and cigar captoes, built years apart, have it

 

 

post #98232 of 122416
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Originally Posted by chantheman View Post

i have a pair of alden captoe boots that need new laces. anyone know where i can get some new flat laces long enough for this boot?

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Originally Posted by trunks206 View Post

^Contact Alden and they will send you a pair for free I believe.

I usually call with Alden DC or Alden Shoppe (SF) and they will mail them to you for free. Alden customer service will do the same.

-Mike
post #98233 of 122416
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

the tongue being stitched is to prevent it from shifting to one side, must have been a problem for the previous owner.

The small holes on the back of the #8s are common, it's something with how alden builds the boot.

I just checked and both day trippers and cigar captoes, built years apart, have it
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Those holes are a part of the lasting process. They use nails to attach the upper to the last. Most of those nails are on the bottom of the foot below the welt. The only possibly visible hole is right where you are seeing it on the back near one of the seams. I believe that is actually the first nail and how they align the upper on the last. Every pair of Aldens I own have that. Some more visible than others. Hope that helps and makes sense! Have a good Saturday night!

-Mike
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

*You're. Guessing you didn't finish college. lol8[1].gif

Masters.. Internet grammar police officer .. and .. you are still are a punk ass kid continuing to bring angst for the fun of it to this thread for your entertainment. You are mean spirited and outright nasty in your comments to people you don't even know. Fuck Off Youngster
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Innsbruck Indy and Gustin denim
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My favorite Indy make-up. Can't wait for them to stock more...


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