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Beware. They are trying to pawn off a restored shoe on someone who doesn't know what they are looking at.
Thanks for the input. That just seems so contrary to the "only worn one time" assertion, but is the only explanation that makes sense with the sole and insole.
Giving them the benefit of the doubt, I suppose there is a chance that they meant "only worn one time after restoration" and just forgot to include that important piece of information. Who knows.
Yup. Technically, in some sense, that could be true. But if that's the case it's certainly misleading.
As an edit, I just searched for the shoes but could not find them.
Thanks zippy, should of thought of that... That pair jumped to $550 by march '03. What an incredible makeup though. Its remarkable how many styles Alden has produced over the years. I would say that even in the past 10 years, the selection has shifted more to barrie, ptb, chukka, lwb
Like these beauts.
Are the blue shoes available this season? Ive tried to find them in tan before I purchased my indys, but could not find them.
I remember when these were available and I recall not ordering because I was not a saddle shoe guy - reminded of unpleasant memories of childhood when, for a few years, I had to wear either saddle shoes due to orthotic needs. Age has dulled the resonance, my taste has evolved to greatly liking NST's, and I now greatly wish I had gotten these and a host of the other make-ups AOC offered. I got a number, but not as many as I would like now. Live and learn and change. Quote:
From Oct 2000. Whiskey and Mahogany saddles for $455.
Gents I have a question regarding fit on lasts.
I measure 8E (larger foot; smaller foot was a 7E ) on a Brannock, and seemed to be an 8E on TruBalance (tried on Indy's). However, the boot felt a little tight on my right instep. I have a two-part question:
Does the Barrie fit pretty similarly to the TruBalance? And if I size up to a 8.5E Barrie will I be okay for both feet/my right instep?
AFAIK, neither of those make-ups have been produced for probably about a decade. The blue ones are sometimes called "monkey shoes".