Originally Posted by rydenfan
Thank you very much for your response. It is such a tough call. I just put my 8D #8 Barrie wingtip boots back on and they were noticeably tighter across the vamp than these. However I am wearing one of my thicker pair of socks today and the chukkas are right on the verge of being too lose. Will be a tough call...
I totally understand. As many on this forum have learned, trial and error seems to be a fairly common approach to Alden shoes. Uncle Mac, who has been buying these shoes for many years, has dealt with this issue himself with his two-eyelet chukkas and I am assuming other shoes as well. Also, as some on the forum have mentioned, shoes that are the same size and same last can fit differently.
Since you have worn them already I would suggest wearing them around the house for a week or so just to give them more time and if you still aren't convinced, then you probably never will be and selling them would be your best option.
Originally Posted by mcarthur
wear in good health your whiskey gunboats
Thanks Uncle Mac. Whiskey has fast become my favorite Alden shell color. With time it gains more of a ravello characteristic and I find that it looks much better in person than it does in photos. Not to mention, it is never a bad day for whiskey!
Also, I thought I would share a photo I came across. Looks to me like there is a lot of Alden love coming from these guys. Looks like there are some color 8 boots, color 8 ptbs, whiskey longwings, and some black shell worn by the other gentleman.