my modified last captoes #8 came from someone on here.. well worn in and alden seconds due to a defect.. it was a chance for me to try out the modified last at a discount so I was happy
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I forgot to mention/ask... How do you feel about buying used shoes, especially ones this nice? If the shoe has some mileage beneath them as these whiskey PTBs appear to have, doesn't the cork base mold to the previous owner's foot and interfere with proper fit and comfort, or is that a minor concern? I'm also a bit of an OCD-germ-a-phobe. I suppose some disinfectant would kill anything inside. I think I would rather pay full price and know exactly what I'm getting. Am I paranoid and just need to get over it???
I have the same issue and actually just bought my first pair but they had just come back fresh from Alden Factory Refurb so felt better about it and it worked out fine. #8 monks for $300.
Certainly understand the creepy aspect. However, the shoes appear to be in very good condition. At that price, you could send them to Alden or B. Nelson for restoration and the cork base would be replaced and the sole, etc. would be new. Financially, you would still be way ahead vs. retail on whiskey PTB's. My two cents.
Edited by Dbc0919 - 1/18/13 at 3:07pm
AE has a navy suede belt
Thanks guys! Will consider the options...
Nice day to support my Ravens with some purple argyle socks and Cigar LWBs. Could use some edge dressing. I know SevenFoldTie had suggested AE's Chili in the past, but was curious if the multiple colors in the stacked heel and double sole would be lost if chili were used?? Thanks in advance for your feedback...
Repp - these look fantastic. Hook 'em!!!
Repp - I gave into the whiskey temptation. Just waiting for my whiskey LHS from Alden DC to arrive. Will post pics soon.
Wow, zero response to this work of art? OK...
Mark McNairy approves.