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Originally Posted by Roggie Rog View Post
 

What do you guys think of the Indy boot on a modified last? To me, they're just not the same. In my opinion, the wider toebox of the Tru-Balance last gives it the appeal. I'd like to hear some opinions.

 

What do you guys think of longwing bluchers on a modified last versus the Barrie last?

 

The virtue of the modified last is the more natural fit, to my understanding, for most foot shapes. Here's a link, which many of you may have clicked, on a comparison: http://mouldedshoe.tumblr.com/post/39687208653/barrie-last-on-the-left-modified-on-the-right-i

 

Thanks in advance.

 

I have two Modified last boots, as well as other boots on the Barrie and a chukka on the Leydon. From my limited experience with Alden lasts, the Modified is my favorite, as far as fit is concerned.  The pictures of the Plaza last are very appealing, looks wise.  I think boots on the Modified last look okay/good but the pictures I've seen of shoes on the Modified last are not very appealing, to me at least.

 

I have the natural CXL Indy boots on the Modified last and love them in all ways but two --- they are incredibly heavy (mostly due to the neo/cork sole) and the storm welt makes them quite bulky, dare I say clunky.  Having said that, I love the fit and next to shell, CXL is my favorite for casual wear. Whether you prefer the looks of the Indy on the Trubalance last is totally personal.  I've owned an Indy on the Trubalance but the heel was just too voluminous for me.  Maybe I had the wrong size.  Looks wise, I like the Trubalance as long as the boots have a close heel.

 

Good luck in your quest.

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post #63452 of 87432
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Thinking about clearing out excess "casual" shoes...

Keep two of three:
Leffot color 8 / grain saddles vs cigar NST vs Leffot antique longwings

Keep two of three:
Black unlined PTB, black tanker boots and black NSTs

nephew,

excess would be leffot #8 and black unlined PTB
post #63453 of 87432
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Thinking about clearing out excess "casual" shoes...

Keep two of three:
Leffot color 8 / grain saddles vs cigar NST vs Leffot antique longwings

Keep two of three:
Black unlined PTB, black tanker boots and black NSTs

Keep:

cigar NST and Leffot LWB
black unlined PTB and black tanker boots
post #63454 of 87432

Been away from the computer for a couple of days, what did I miss at TSM?

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Been away from the computer for a couple of days, what did I miss at TSM?

 

apparently an influx of various models, ravello, whiskey and cigar.. seems larger sizes mainly. I grabbed cigar indy on commando and ravello nst. haven't seen any shipping confirmation yet, but the sales rep said it likely wouldn't happen until Tuesday.

 

not putting any confidence in my order.. if it arrives, awesome. if not, no loss

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Alt Wiens from Epaulet.

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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Keep:

cigar NST and Leffot LWB
black unlined PTB and black tanker boots
This. Exactly.
post #63458 of 87432
I have a pair of Alden wingtip boots, and I'm considering getting a pair of Indys.

I walk almost four miles a day in downtown Seattle. Would the Indys be comfortable for this much walking, and what sole would you recommend? Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Jacebc View Post

I have a pair of Alden wingtip boots, and I'm considering getting a pair of Indys.

I walk almost four miles a day in downtown Seattle. Would the Indys be comfortable for this much walking, and what sole would you recommend? Thanks!

I would think they would be quite comfortable. The standard neoprene sole is what I would recommend. 

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Originally Posted by mothball View Post

Alt Wiens from Epaulet.

 

That... is a good looking shoe. 

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Originally Posted by Organika View Post
 

 

That... is a good looking shoe. 

 

agreed. would drop my LWB #8 on crepe for these in a heartbeat

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Was polishing my collection and figured I share a pic or two (and show off some that are overdue to be worn).







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^^^^

 

awesome collection! where'd the shortwing boots come from, look like ravello or whiskey?

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Originally Posted by coinopcollector View Post

May I ask for more detail on your Ravello LWB's? They appear to have the same medallion pattern found on the LWB boot and medallion cap toes. I prefer that pattern. Do they have regular or water lock soles and where did they come from?

Thanks.

Marc

Uncle Mac answered your question, but here is the old leather soul blog entry if you want to drool...

http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2010/07/23/alden-shoes-ravello-shortwing-lsw/
And their restock.
http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2012/05/08/alden-shoe-ravello-shortwing-restock-lsw/

-Mike
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Mr. DV- that grass!
Makes me wish alden made soccer cleats.
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Marvelous looking ptb's MrDV.
Thank you be.
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