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I'm surprised I fit into this truebalance last at size 10 when I'm a size 12 average.

My feet only put pressure on the toe area slightly in stride - not uncomfortable at all.

I'm just wondering, wouldn't the leather stretch out a bit over time to accomadate?

How snugly do some of you guys wear them?

EDIT:

After walking around some more I think these are a perfect fit nearly. I may not be use to having a close fitting shoe due to tennis shoes and such typically requiring more toe room.
Edited by Winterbourne - 11/16/12 at 6:43am
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newly acquired LS ultimate jumpers:


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I've always really liked those! Did you buy them new?
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newly acquired LS ultimate jumpers: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Those have always been one f my favorite casual make ups. Perfect for denim & chinos.

CXL, right? Love the perforated Captoe!
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Guys, can someone please confirm that the Alden for Brooks "Snap" last is in fact the Alden Grant last. I have seen posts that it may be the Hampton last but it looks Grant to me.

Neither. It is not a/k/a anything. It is a separate last all to itself - and is made only for BB as I understand it.

It is one of my favorite Alden lasts. It fits TTS. I have numerous models on the Snap.
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I've always really liked those! Did you buy them new?

If anyone is looking I saw a brown chromexcel perf. captoe at Alden NYC recently. Not sure what last or sole.
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I've always really liked those! Did you buy them new?

Not new, just purchased from a member here. To be honest I blame you Coldsnap, seeing you wearing the ROY's made me regret the sale sooooo much. I was hunting for another pair of ROY's and found these which are similar to the ROY's (truebalance last and CXL). Not exactly the same makeup but close enough!
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Hello Gents,
Before I wear my new Alden natural CXL boots, should I condition them with some Saphir Reno?
cheers

I condition all my shoes/boots prior to first wear - Saphir reno or a good shoe cream for calf; Saphir reno or Saphir shell cordovan cream for shell. Indeed, my lastest two color 8 additions have recently gotten the reno treatment: (1) NST boot on the Plaza (JGilbert); (2) wingtip boot on the Plaza (JGilbert). nod[1].gif
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newly acquired LS ultimate jumpers:

 

Those definitely look great.  The soles look like they will last a good number of years before they need any work. 

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Neither. It is not a/k/a anything. It is a separate last all to itself - and is made only for BB as I understand it.
It is one of my favorite Alden lasts. It fits TTS. I have numerous models on the Snap.

Seven - I should have figured that. I agree very TTS. It looks similar to the Grant, though, no? Do know of any other lasts with a similar fit? It is one of my favorites as well.
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Those definitely look great.  The soles look like they will last a good number of years before they need any work. 

They should. Previous owner was smart enough to get at topy put on. Was always worried about double leather soles in chicago winters but shouldn't be an issue any more.
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The general concensus would say to give them a little polish for good measure.  You don't know how long they have been sitting in the boxes for, and I guess a fresh coat before being released into the wild is never a bad idea.  I don't follow it religiously, but for my nicer shoes, I will try to.  For cheaper ones, i'll get it done within a week or two..

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This couldn't hurt.
However, I wouldn't give your CXL "a little polish" . CXL is waxy/full of oils; polish will just sit on top of the surface. teacha.gif

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

I condition all my shoes/boots prior to first wear - Saphir reno or a good shoe cream for calf; Saphir reno or Saphir shell cordovan cream for shell. Indeed, my lastest two color 8 additions have recently gotten the reno treatment: (1) NST boot on the Plaza (JGilbert); (2) wingtip boot on the Plaza (JGilbert). nod[1].gif


Thanks guys:slayer:
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J.Crew edition.

The picture doesn't do them justice as the lighting is somewhat skewed.

What's the consensus here on conditioning before the first wear?

EDIT: Question answered.
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Here's a nice staple for friday. A for BB goodness:

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New package from Kathy at Alden DC


Edited by Don L - 11/16/12 at 9:19am
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