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Thanks!

I wore them for a few hours the morning I took delivery (Sat), then against better judgement had them on my feet for 10 hours Sunday, although with minimal walking.

They started to hurt toward the end of the day and when I took them off both my big and pinky toes were mostly numb. It was an odd sensation, still feel it a bit some 16 hours later. Guess I'll wait a few days and try to wear them a half day at a time and see what that does.

Never experienced this in a shoe before so I'm not sure what to think of it. Last year in NYC I spent 5 weeks of daily, 2-5 mile wear in my 7D indy boots with nary a problem.
I had a similar situation with a pair of shoes I bought for my wedding. I made the mistake of not breaking them in before my wedding. So I proceeded to wear them for about 12 hours straight on my wedding day. Bad idea. My feet were killing me by the end of the night and my big toe on my left foot ended up numb for over a month!

I wore the shoes for the second time to a wedding last weekend and they were very comfortable. I didn't feel any discomfort. I guess the 12 hour break-in did the trick!

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From the consumer's perspective, that's a reasonable price for shell shoes, but Alden also charges the same $165 for non-shell shoes.

Shell - new at retail ~$700, with 50% retail margin, that's about $350 wholesale.
Non-shell - new at retail ~$500, with 50% retail margin, that's about $250 wholesale.

Factory restoration ~ $165 for shell and non-shell. There is no retail markup. So, $165 (minus $10 trees) go to the factory.

Bottom line: $155 vs $250 vs $350

 

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Doesn't Alden also pay for shipping both ways for restorations? If yes then they are making less than $155...

 

I think it is a great service that company's like Alden offer, and I hope they continue to offer it as it is a nice option to have as a customer.  I'm not suggesting anyone disagrees with the previous statement just wanted to put it out there.

 

I understand the relative cost/benefit comparison between shell and non-shell makes a difficult case for restoring non-shell, however I don't think their actual cost of the restoration regardless of margin differs much from shell to CXL, the materials for re-soling and refinishing most likely do not vary. The majority of the price reflects labor costs, which increases every year and $159 to $165 YoY is not a large increase.

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I had a similar situation with a pair of shoes I bought for my wedding. I made the mistake of not breaking them in before my wedding. So I proceeded to wear them for about 12 hours straight on my wedding day. Bad idea. My feet were killing me by the end of the night and my big toe on my left foot ended up numb for over a month!

I wore the shoes for the second time to a wedding last weekend and they were very comfortable. I didn't feel any discomfort. I guess the 12 hour break-in did the trick!

Were they Shell Alden Shoes?

 

I would caution the OP that if they are THAT ill fitting from the start, they probably won't ever fit well.

 

Also, to OP.  Indy boots are said to be very comfortable right out of the box, so that doesn't surprise me.  I would not expect that from all of Alden's models.

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Were they Shell Alden Shoes?

I would caution the OP that if they are THAT ill fitting from the start, they probably won't ever fit well.

Also, to OP.  Indy boots are said to be very comfortable right out of the box, so that doesn't surprise me.  I would not expect that from all of Alden's models.
No, they were not shell Aldens. I was just relating to the OP wearing new shoes for a very long period of time.
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I am late to the party, but these are probably my favorite Aldens......cigar ptb dovers.

 

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I am late to the party, but these are probably my favorite Aldens......cigar ptb dovers.

 

Those are awesome! Never seen that makeup before.......

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ATLVol, did you buy those as is or did you get them resoled (I have only seen that version if the cigar PTB on a crepe sole)
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I am late to the party, but these are probably my favorite Aldens......cigar ptb dovers.
I did not know they existed. Very cool!
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Alcibiades.......they came this way....I believe that it is a single-leather sole.....not flex

 

I am also not sure of the last but believe that they may be plaza as they look and fit similar to the plaza monks from Leather Soul I got on ebay not long ago.....definitely not barrie.

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Damned rain.
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LeatherSoul Tankers on there first day out.
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Sazon - those are new right?

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Damned rain. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
"Honey, I'm sorry I can't tonight. I've got to buff the rain spots out of my shoes."
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Damned rain. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Defender is your friend

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LeatherSoul Tankers on there first day out.

Nice pickup!

 

Did you have to pre-order your unusual size?

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