Originally Posted by oboy_oboy
Yeah, it took me looking at them a little bit to realize it, too. I called them to confirm that I wasn't crazy, and Colin was super helpful. He basically said: "Yup, you're right. For some reason Alden decided to do that w/ the larger sizes (mine were a 10, so I don't know where they started making the distinction). It's our fault, and if you want to return for either credit or a full refund, you're welcome to." So, I thought about it, and then I returned (they were unworn and only tried on carpet). They were super helpful and even paid for the shipping back to them, along w/ refunding my *original* shipping. I will give them business again, for sure.
I do know they are planning to receive a Ravello LWB w/ double waterlock sole soon. Some sizes are reserved, buy if anyone is serious call and ask about availability. Colin also told me they will reorder the #8 w/ antique edge (and the natural CXL) but won't get the stock until next fall/winter. I asked about LWBs w/ that sole, since I either want that or commando for the NW.
I wonder if I have your pair.
Mine are size 10 as well.
My experience with Leffot has been great from the start. The difference in the welt is an odd anomaly that most probably wouldn't notice or mind... I really like the Color 8 and antique edge. Perhaps this welt problem shouldn't be such a problem.
Sigh, white boy problems.