Originally Posted by blue collar
Mind blowing. My new unicorn. Ravello sortwing down, whiskey captoe bal to go!
edit: It also looks like you get as much time in the tanning beds/vacation in the south of France as much as I do
Ha ha. Yes, I don't really tan very well, though I'd be willing to spend some time in the south of France to test my mettle. A little adversity builds character, or at least I've always been told that.
Originally Posted by mr chorizo
Ooof, you wear an 11E Hampton? That's not a happy fact in the circumstances.
Funny thing is that I sort of thought the pair I bought must have been hanging around the shop for a while. Not to feed the Alden QC complaint beast, but I would not describe them as the most pristine Alden shells I've ever purchased. Small scratches here and there. Nothing major. Or maybe they were a return.
Anyway, here's to another pair appearing soon for you, Mr. Chorizo.
Originally Posted by imatlas
Let this be a warning to all you n00bs: this is what happens when you spend all your money on shoes and nothing is left for socks.
It's very sad, isn't it? I've had to eat all my socks because I have no money for food.
Finally, some very preliminary thoughts on the fit of Hampton 11E v. Modified 11D. The Modified has a snugger, more secure fit throughout: across the ball of the foot, in the arch, and in the heel cup. The Modified is a longer shoe, so while both have plenty of space for me in the toe box, there's more shoe beyond my toes in the Modified. Definitely need to wear both more to form a concrete opinion.
I assume I could wear a 10.5E Modified, which might be a better direct comparison for 11E Hampton (in which I believe I can also wear 11.5D).