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Have the crepe on my Roy boots and on a pair of shell Indys. I think they work well on boots and the comfort is unmatched. I'd probably pass on them on a blucher as well.

edit: Love that #8 Ranger Moc on the crepe ...the suede chukka from J Crew too. OK, I like the crepe
Edited by FENWAY - 12/10/12 at 7:24pm
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I'm considering these... The only issue is that I have little experience with the leydon... I wear 10E in the narrower lasts, I think I may have to size up to 10.5D in Leydon (no E sizes are available)... Any guys with wider feet have experience with this last in non-suede shoes?
http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2012/11/12/alden-shoe-the-ls8-pack-lsw/#comments

nephew,
if my thinking is correct the leydon last and the plaza last are similar; therefore, the 10.5 D should work for you. did you bounce this question on tom
post #39048 of 98931
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With the whiskey indy being posted I wanted to chime in and add that I agree that these whiskey indys are fantastic, but also add that they show why the machine stitched toe on the shell indy is superior to the hand stitched toe.
The machine stitching allows the shell the rolling effect that shell has when it is stepped in, which is something I think we all appreciate.
The hand stitched toes on the shell indy boot don't look nearly as good when creased as I think the photo below shows:

nephew,
it is interesting to note that the hand stitching on the nst is o/s
post #39049 of 98931
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Just picked up a pair of black shell PTBs from Sherman Bro's in Philly.  At 15% off, no sales tax, and free shipping, $531 is a heck of a deal!

How dod you get the 15% off?
post #39050 of 98931
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does ANYBODY actually like crepe soles? they're so awful.

I have the crepe sole on a couple pair of longwings, a pair of NST All Weather Walkers, and I am on the Context preorder for a pair of the Roy boots on the crepe. They are hands down the most comfortable soles I have on any shoes or boots I have ever worn. In fact, I wore my kudu longwings on the crepe on a 7 mile walk this morning and wouldn't hesitate to put them on to do the walk again. They are also extremely sticky on tile and pavement during inclement weather.

I don't go out of my way to find shoes on the crepe sole but I have a feeling that a lot of the people who seem to hate them so much have never actually tried them.
post #39051 of 98931
Crepe soles are awesome, after a heavy squat session they feel like heaven
post #39052 of 98931
a whole new slew of offerings up on Unionmade.

hands down my fave

http://unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Corbett_Longwing_in_Black_Scotch_Grain_97975_7975.html
post #39053 of 98931
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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

a whole new slew of offerings up on Unionmade.
hands down my fave
http://unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Corbett_Longwing_in_Black_Scotch_Grain_97975_7975.html

Looks just like the Black Fleece ones from a few years ago, with the antique edge. Kinda want to find a pair and repaint the welt on the black fleece ones
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How dod you get the 15% off?

Sherman Bros is having a 15% Alden sale right now.  It might be for in store only tough.  I live ten minutes from their Haverford location.  Their selection is pretty limited, but if you are in the market for the basics this is a definite deal.

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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

a whole new slew of offerings up on Unionmade.
hands down my fave
http://unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Corbett_Longwing_in_Black_Scotch_Grain_97975_7975.html

Looks just like the Black Fleece ones from a few years ago, with the antique edge. Kinda want to find a pair and repaint the welt on the black fleece ones

They're on crepe sole though.

Whoever is spec'ing out Unionmade Aldens has an unhealthy obsession with that loden green and crepe soles.
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How dod you get the 15% off?

Sherman Bros is having a 15% Alden sale right now.  It might be for in store only tough.  I live ten minutes from their Haverford location.  Their selection is pretty limited, but if you are in the market for the basics this is a definite deal.


The sale is definitely not on line.  I called them and made the order.  I happened to be in Philly a year ago when they had a 25% off sale on Alden.  I bought a color 8 LWB for $518.  They didn't actually have my size but they ordered it from Alden and had it drop shipped to my home.  They told me they would run the same special a year later.  I called today and they're sending me a black shell PTB.  I think they only carry the standard black shell and color 8 models.  A year ago they had a couple of models in cigar and ravello, but I have no idea what they have now.

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Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci View Post

does ANYBODY actually like crepe soles? they're so awful.

what ppl have said and its resiliency.
post #39058 of 98931
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


The sale is definitely not on line.  I called them and made the order.  I happened to be in Philly a year ago when they had a 25% off sale on Alden.  I bought a color 8 LWB for $518.  They didn't actually have my size but they ordered it from Alden and had it drop shipped to my home.  They told me they would run the same special a year later.  I called today and they're sending me a black shell PTB.  I think they only carry the standard black shell and color 8 models.  A year ago they had a couple of models in cigar and ravello, but I have no idea what they have now.

I need the 975 so i will be calling tomorrow. Thank you
post #39059 of 98931
can anyone who owns crepe speak to how it fares on snow/ice?
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does ANYBODY actually like crepe soles? they're so awful.






I like the crepe sole.
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