Hello everyone, I have been researching Alden shoes and found this site, glad I did, very interesting. I am hoping you can give me some advice.
I have four Aldens, all shell cordovan. Two are size 10 cap toes, one size 10.5 saddle, and one 10.5 wingtip. My problem is the wingtip. It is too big. The retailer put a pad under the tongue, which helps a little, I have tried various inserts, but they are not comfortable. The shoe just seems too big. I have had them for a year and probably have worn them 30 times.
I contacted Alden and there is nothing they can do.
I am ready to give up and order the same shoe in a 10. I am definitely sold on the brand.
My question is what do I do with the 10.5s. I am thinking about putting them on eBay but I have no idea what fair value would be. I know, a good deal is two satisfied parties, but I don't want to sell them for $100, I think I would for $200 or more. I could put the opening bid at $200, but I don't want to bother if that is not fair. They are in good shape, always in shoe trees, etc.
Any thoughts? Thanks in advance for any insight.