Ahhhh yes...nothing like one of these waiting for you when you get home for a long holiday weekend:
It was worth the wait...
They're pretty flawless, I haven't found any issues on them at all. And it's so nice to finally be able to get a size 12B on the Barrie, which is pretty much impossible to find outside of a pre-order. They're definitely stiffer out of the box compared to my other Alden suedes, because those are all unlined and on a single flex sole, compared to these which are lined and on a double waterlock. But I'm sure once these are broken in they will be one of my favorites.
Ryden - you get your pair yet??
BG, these look great!!! Congrats!! I would be thrilled if mine look as good as yours. Mine are en route but probably won't show up till next week. Going to be awhile before they can get worn in the northeast but I still want them so bad
Now the real question is whether to get the dark brown as well...there is a pair available and the pictures look really great