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How often do they email updates on that list?
Also, anyone have an extra pair of 403 in 10.5D?
I did the exact same thing--I'm not sure I regret it, but I haven't been wearing my antique edge longwings much. need to break em out.
To me the 975 moves much more easily between business casual and casual than the Leffot LWB, which look very casual. If Aldens are primarily a casual endeavor for you, then the Leffot longwings may be the ultimate shoe. But for my purposes, other shoes fit a bit better. YMMV.
Speaking of longwings, thinking of getting a pair in #8. (Ordering your own xmas gifts can be fun!)
So the question becomes - leather sole or commando sole? I really like the commando sole on the AF53s, but is this shoe too formal for commandos? I have several leather soles and am fine with them.
But, I live in the northeast so the extra traction has been helpful so far this fall/winter.