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Alden Modified Last: If You Wear, or are Interested, Please Read

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Roguls, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Knowledge is King

    Knowledge is King Well-Known Member

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    There has? Ignoring the dramatically different look of each shoe, I've tried on both and I'd say the Carmina Rain last is absolutely nothing like the Modified last. With that said, there's no reason to believe that someone else's foot couldn't fit into both.
     
  2. Ennius

    Ennius Well-Known Member

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    Did I see pictures on this thread of Alden Longwings in the Modified Last?

    If so who is selling them??!

    thx
     
  3. Roguls

    Roguls Well-Known Member

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    Vass had a "banana last" that was extremely similar to the modified. The closest thing they make now is the New Peter.

    Regal Shoes in Japan makes a banana last as well. Crockett and Jones even makes a modified-like last for the Japanese as well.

    For the money, Alden is still your best bet. I will be trying Vass very soon, but I'm going to try the 3636 first before the P2.
     
  4. Roguls

    Roguls Well-Known Member

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    Moulded Shoe.
     
  5. dopey

    dopey Well-Known Member

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    It used to be a stock model in the Alden catalog. I have a pair in Alpine that I got from an Alden stockist on 56th & Park in NYC.
     
  6. Ennius

    Ennius Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. How do you know this much about shoe lasts?! Do you have a hard to fit foot, too?
     
  7. Ennius

    Ennius Well-Known Member

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    Alas, they dont carry the LW in Modified Lasts, at last not the double wides...
     
  8. Ennius

    Ennius Well-Known Member

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    nice catch.

    Ahh, they joys of having a hard to fit foot.

    I cannot even imagine how easy it would be to get shoes it I could wear the standard Barrie last...
     
  9. tarnow

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    Count me in on boots BUT I need 9 EEE or EEEE

    Todd Arnow
     
  10. Ennius

    Ennius Well-Known Member

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    OK Gents,

    I had an interesting thought: given my wide foot, i need to wear the modified last. I wonder if i could get a podiatrist to proscribe alden modified last shoes for me.

    Then i could possibly charge insurance for my proscription shoes, or more likely, buy them with my health savings account dollars so i use pre tax dollars? Make my funky feet useful for something besides shoe headaches?!

    Has anyone this approach? Have any ideas on a podiatrist in NYC?

    Thanks
     
  11. Mike147

    Mike147 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone interested in trading a PCT Shell #8 ML shoe in 9.5 3E for something in shell 9 3E? Mine are a little big on me...
     
  12. Mike147

    Mike147 Well-Known Member

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    I think your probability of getting this done is close to 0. Unless you have a deformity that requires you to wear a special medical device/shoe, I can't see them proscribing this or your HSA approving this charge (it's highly unlikely that they will allow an HSA approved transaction to flow through from a retailer like Moulded Shoe, Alden Shop, etc... )
     
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    ditto
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  14. luzer

    luzer Well-Known Member

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    alden modified natural chromoexcel & matching straps
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  15. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Well-Known Member

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    pm inbound
     
  16. Michael Haines

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    I am for sure down on the order
     
  17. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Well-Known Member

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    The interest list for the Modified Kudu Indy was last updated at the end of August.  Please let me know if you want to be taken off of the interest list.  Four Three two more makes the order.

    -PhiPsi32
    -Bootspell
    -CBtoNYC
    -jpc9
    -FrankCowperwood (depending on the sole)
    -tarnow (depending on size availability)

    -kwhitelaw
    -MichaelHaines
    -Advan031
    -briar snob
     
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  18. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Well-Known Member

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    ^I'm still interested. I'm happy with either commando or the cork neoprene.
     
  19. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Well-Known Member

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    Just an FYI, Rafael is traveling until the new year. I will see about getting a price and order details.
     
  20. BootSpell

    BootSpell Well-Known Member

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    PhiPsi32, sorry if I missed any of the details earlier. I'm interested to know the details of the following:

    - sole (commando is 1st choice, then neo/cork?). If commando, is it the mini-lug?
    - welt: flat welt or storm welt?
    - welt: 360 welt or close heel (I'm not sure if I've ever seen a Modified last boot with a 360 welt)
    - welt: in black?
    - sole edge: also in black?
    - speed hooks or no speed hooks?
    - pull tab at back or no pull tab?
     

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