I saw those too but I said to myself "no way are those Alden #4 in an Apple commercial, must be some corrected grain or patent leather"
I am virtually positive that Alden DC had those same shortwings but on commando sole.
When I was a kid growing up in Texas, my cable company carried Braves games (TBS) more than Houston Astros games . So, I ended being familiar with the Braves year after year. Never was a fan but one of my favorite players was Terry Pendleton. A few years ago I caught a Braves game on TBS and they got an entire new play by play crew in the second half of the game. I don't get that!
Funny, I had the exact same experience. I grew up in Texas, and I was far more familiar with the Braves than the Astros or the Rangers. I did manage to get a ball personally signed by Nolan Ryan at a fundraiser though.