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post #181 of 89929
in the mean time, order up the plain toe boot in #8. you won't regret it.

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post #182 of 89929
they are sold out in my size and it's (I think) 5 months til the restock
post #183 of 89929
i think the cap-toe boot in #8 is due this month. it's a little dressier, but shit is awesome. i have been waiting 6 months
post #184 of 89929
GoSurface, I have two pairs of Aldens, the Indy's and wingtip boots. The first pair of Indy's I got were a little uncomfortable so I traded them for a different size and they were an instant perfect fit. The wingtips felt great on one foot and slightly off on the other. After about two weeks the discomfort on the one foot went away. I think it was probably due to a slight anomaly in the shape of my right foot.
post #185 of 89929
It's not about having the same feet. If they are hurting, you probably need to get a different size.
post #186 of 89929
If they are hurting yes, get a different size. I'm pretty convinced one of my feet has more arch than the other. Nothing dramatic, just different. If I remember back to my first Indy try-on, I believe they have more arch built into the footbed (someone help me with a technical term here) which was a different feel at first but was really a spot-on fit. The wingtips didn't seem to have much initial curve.
post #187 of 89929
imo if you walk for 6 hours in new shoes your feet are gonna hurt. period.
post #188 of 89929
The boots should feel great right off -- one of the benefits of this model is that it's incredibly comfortable...
post #189 of 89929
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post
so I'm thinking about picking up a pair of boots from leather soul, and these are the styles I'm considering:

ultimate indy
indy in vintage leather
plain toe boot

any thoughts/personal experiences?


the plain toe with plantation sole is unbelievable -- got it this week. I posted a picture above.
post #190 of 89929
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Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
GoSurface, I have two pairs of Aldens, the Indy's and wingtip boots. The first pair of Indy's I got were a little uncomfortable so I traded them for a different size and they were an instant perfect fit. The wingtips felt great on one foot and slightly off on the other. After about two weeks the discomfort on the one foot went away. I think it was probably due to a slight anomaly in the shape of my right foot.

Thanks for the reply Brutus. My feet are feeling much better today, and I wore them the entire day. I think it was just all the walking compounded with the fact that they were new shoes. The SA measured my feet and everything, and the fit is spot on, from what I can tell. I think I'm just going to stick it out.

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imo if you walk for 6 hours in new shoes your feet are gonna hurt. period.

Yeah, but it was more like 30 hours.
post #191 of 89929
yeah i'm pretty sure it just depends on your foot and everything. my shell chukkas killed my feet for 3-4 days. i felt miserable even though the fit was spot on. my AF84s felt fine fresh out of the box. same size, same last, maybe some nuances between the leather sole and commando sole. who knows. now the chukka is one of the most comfortable shoes i own
post #192 of 89929
the question I have tho is can the crepe soled indy be resoled?
post #193 of 89929
it can be and i think alden can even re-sole it to whatever you want (crepe, commando, etc)
post #194 of 89929
I wonder if this is worth trying? They look great:

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...43&postcount=8
post #195 of 89929
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Originally Posted by Racove View Post
Do Aldens ever go on sale? Or perhaps more appropriately, are there any predictable sales I could look forward to?

With all the price reductions lately, its hard to pay retail for anything.

The Alden Shop lists their specials here.


http://www.aldenshop.com/DrawSpecials.asp
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