would love to see what Mac could accomplish to my neglected #8 indys.
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The Naval Boot is so new that it's going to be some time before I know precisely how well it's going to fit. No plans to wear it outside for at least another couple of weeks. I will say this, though: I usually get Barrie last footware in size 10D, and they fit reasonably well (I'm an 11C Brannock, going down a FULL size in D width Barries to accomodate its voluminous fit). But my 10D Barrie last boots just don't work for length, so I decided to get the Naval Boot in size 10.5D. So far so good. Where my foot might slip & slide in a 10.5D Barrie shoe, especially the heel, the 10.5D Naval Boot holds fine while still providing my foot a little space to move. The Plaza is fine for length but it generally provides a snug fit. Also, the widest part of my foot seems to line up equally well with the widest part of the 10.5D Barrie and the 10.5D Plaza. As of right now, I think the Naval Boot is going to end up being my best fitting boot (perhaps until my 10.5C Leffot NST Boot arrives in 2014), followed closely by my 10.5D Plaza last plain toe & 10D Context Trubalance last CXL Roy Boot (which gets bonus points for being so nicely broken in).
sore topic for me. I ordered and paid the night they came out, received an apologetic email 3 days later because my size had run out.
Ah yes, the bemused and quizzical looks one gets from family, friends, and perfect strangers as we take selfies of our feet. It's one of the added bonuses of going over the top with the horses arse dress shoe buying collecting thingy. Nice shoes by the way crosswound.
yes, I take my alden selfies in the backyard.
camera batt is dead so this is off iphone. would love to see/pay what you think you could accomplish with these. they have admittedly been maltreated and have no shine
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based on your picture-your indy's just need mac treatment
We are glad to hear to like our Alden make-ups. We are trying to order larger sizes but the Alden factory is so busy that orders are taking a long time to manufacture.
Finally I have something to contribute in Aden thread
Alden for J.Gilbert makeup - nst boots model 45152HC, shell #8, commando sole, Plaza last. Fit is good, as I ordered US10E - my normal size is UK9,5E
I like the fit of Plaza much more than fit of Barrie and Aberdeen (the nastiest one I've tried).
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Color is fantastic, rich and multilayer, my AE and Carmina Bordeaux shoes/boots immediately appears to be just brown. Only Vass Oxblood looks close.
Finish of the shell is also excellent, best among all my shell footwear - Carmina, C&J for RL, AE, AS and Vass.
The quality/details of the boots are just okay, comparable, nothing to talk about.
Edited by sdolina - 8/25/13 at 6:46am