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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

I haven't been a huge fan of slip-ons, but I recently acquired a new, first quality shell LHS. I bought a 9D in the Van last, which is my normal size in the Barrie (TTS is 9.5D). I would appreciate hearing from the slip-on guys out there in regards to sizing, heel slippage (none?; first few wears?, numerous wears?), general break-in time, etc. Thanks gents. biggrin.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post


Yeah, I have a wide foot but a high instep, so the vamp kills me on the cordovan LHS. Does anyone find the vamp getting more comfortable over time? I have the unlined LHS in suede, the vamp was very tight on it as well, and I had some pain at first, but now the vamp is loosening up a bit (I wear it sockless).

I have 2 pairs lined, 1 pair BB unlined.  The BB fit TTS and the lined Alden versions I went down 1 half size and 1 width. (9.5D TTS - 9C Van)  It seems counter intuitive that the unlined version would be smaller, however, I suspect BB may have changed their sizing scale so that people can just buy their TTS.  Maybe they were getting a lot of exchanges.  Just a theory.  I find most BB products fit TTS.

 

The unlined version didn't take long to break in at all (and is much more comfortable), but the lined versions did.  Like 25 wears before the heel slipping went away.  It was very irritating.  They were a little tight across the vamp at first, but are fine now.  Not sure if its because one of the threads broke.  I have posted about all this before.

 

In fact, the right shoe still does slip a little.  Maybe its due to inconsistencies in their production.  My other pair of 9C LHS fits much snugger.  One pair is flirting with too small, while the other is flirting with too big and they are the same size.

 

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Hope that i have been of some assistance.

post #31787 of 99251
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

I have 2 pairs lined, 1 pair BB unlined.  The BB fit TTS and the lined Alden versions I went down 1 half size and 1 width. (9.5D TTS - 9C Van)  It seems counter intuitive that the unlined version would be smaller, however, I suspect BB may have changed their sizing scale so that people can just buy their TTS.  Maybe they were getting a lot of exchanges.  Just a theory.  I find most BB products fit TTS.

The unlined version didn't take long to break in at all (and is much more comfortable), but the lined versions did.  Like 25 wears before the heel slipping went away.  It was very irritating.  They were a little tight across the vamp at first, but are fine now.  Not sure if its because one of the threads broke.  I have posted about all this before.

In fact, the right shoe still does slip a little.  Maybe its due to inconsistencies in their production.  My other pair of 9C LHS fits much snugger.  One pair is flirting with too small, while the other is flirting with too big and they are the same size.

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Hope that i have been of some assistance.

thanks
post #31788 of 99251
Hello everyone, I have a question regarding the Barrie last. I have Aldens built on the Hampton and Tremont lasts, all 10 D. There is a new shell LWB #8, size 10 D on eBay for $550. I am thinking about them but not sure I want to buy them this way due to the fit. Knave never tried on a shoe built on this last, supposedly a 1/2 sixe off. Would they be too big?
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When I was trying to determine my proper size, the guy at Alden SF said that if my heel is slipping all the way out, it's probably too big.  If it slips, but not all the way out, I probably just need to break them in.  They suggested first sizing down a half size, and then down 1 width if it's still too big.

post #31790 of 99251
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Originally Posted by Olifter View Post

Hello everyone, I have a question regarding the Barrie last. I have Aldens built on the Hampton and Tremont lasts, all 10 D. There is a new shell LWB #8, size 10 D on eBay for $550. I am thinking about them but not sure I want to buy them this way due to the fit. Knave never tried on a shoe built on this last, supposedly a 1/2 sixe off. Would they be too big?

 

Most Likely, almost definitely.  Usually too much volume in the heel.

post #31791 of 99251
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Most Likely, almost definitely.  Usually too much volume in the heel.

Thanks, I was afraid of that.
post #31792 of 99251
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Originally Posted by chanakit View Post

Can you guys help me to choose this

Which one i have to get

Alden plain toe J gilbert
http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index.cfm/Shoes-Color_8_Plain_Toe_Boot_291.htm
Alden AF53 boot
http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index.cfm/Shoes-Shell_Cordovan_High_Lace_Boot_160.htm

I have the AF53s, though I haven't broken them in yet. These are two very different shapes/looks. AF53 is more of a classic, rugged work boot style, in my opinion. The other seems like it would be sleeker and a little more contemporary (for Alden, that is). I don't have any personal experience with the plaza last thought.

Otherwise, two great pairs of boots to choose between. I don't think you can really go wrong, so long each suits your feet.
post #31793 of 99251
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Originally Posted by Olifter View Post

Hello everyone, I have a question regarding the Barrie last. I have Aldens built on the Hampton and Tremont lasts, all 10 D. There is a new shell LWB #8, size 10 D on eBay for $550. I am thinking about them but not sure I want to buy them this way due to the fit. Knave never tried on a shoe built on this last, supposedly a 1/2 sixe off. Would they be too big?

Might work; might not work. If the ebay seller has a no return policy, don't do it. Rather, spend another $95 and get a new pair from - just to name a few - Alden Shop of San Francisco or The Shoemart. If you are unable to go to a brick and mortar store, order sizes 9.5D and 10D, and send back the one that doesn't fit. A 9.5D/10D LWB in color 8 should be readily available. Good luck.
post #31794 of 99251
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Originally Posted by chanakit View Post

Can you guys help me to choose this

Which one i have to get

Alden plain toe J gilbert
http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index.cfm/Shoes-Color_8_Plain_Toe_Boot_291.htm
Alden AF53 boot
http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index.cfm/Shoes-Shell_Cordovan_High_Lace_Boot_160.htm

As another post suggested, these are really two totally different boots, on two totally different lasts. The boot on the Plaza last is much sleeker - but that may or may not be what you are going for.
post #31795 of 99251
Shell longwings in #8 in 10.5 A/C for $230...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-10-5-Shell-Cordovan-Longwing-wingtip-wing-tip-10-1-2-/261048583994
post #31796 of 99251
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Originally Posted by meso View Post

Shell longwings in #8 in 10.5 A/C for $230...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-10-5-Shell-Cordovan-Longwing-wingtip-wing-tip-10-1-2-/261048583994

Lookin good. Vintage for sure. When did Alden stop using brass tacks/nails around the heel?
post #31797 of 99251
might be a resole.
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Sun on the Tip of Daytripping

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Leffot

post #31799 of 99251
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Originally Posted by WhoKnewI View Post

might be a resole.

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post #31800 of 99251
On vacation this week.

Some shell in the morning sun.

ravello, cigar, #8, black

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