Originally Posted by DuckOB
Hi Everyone: First time poster in this thread. I bought my first Aldens today from TSM off their irregular sale model FD-11201 - the Boondocker replica looking shoe size 9. A few weeks ago some others in the thread commented on the Boondocker/Safari looking model listed in the Irregular sale and got me looking. I tried on a Indy , Trubalance last I believe, yesterday and the 8.5 was probably the best size for me but the 9 felt pretty good as well. Hopefully the Modified last size 9 will work. Did anyone else buy this model? Curious as to what the defects they found on theirs. http://www.theshoemart.com/mas_assets/detail/ALD/FD-11201.jpg
I'll post some pics if I keep them. Hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend. All the best DuckOB
Welcome to the forum. I purchased the same boot from the irregular list, only in snuff suede. Had to get TTS but it fits reasonably well with an insole.
I'm also on the fence as to whether or not I'll keep them. I love almost everything about the boots, but as hard as I try I can't seem to warm up to the modified last. It just seems too tapered at the arch for a Boondocker style boot.
The defect is so minor that it would kill me to return them at nearly half price, but I don't want to spend money on a boot I don't love. I'm going to sit with them a bit longer to try to open up to the last. Here's a photo of the defect, which is not visible when they are on.
And a few more of the boot. Accurate color in all but the last picture.
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