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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. applky

    applky Well-Known Member

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    You may add my name to the petition. Here's hoping shell Modified shoes appear more widely.
     
  2. iroh

    iroh Well-Known Member

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  3. captainfunk

    captainfunk Well-Known Member

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    Add me to the list
     
  4. Moocow9

    Moocow9 Well-Known Member

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    add me to this list as well.
     
  5. Roguls

    Roguls Well-Known Member

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    Wow man. So wrong you are. In the smaller sizes (8 and down), perhaps you have an argument. But even then, not really.

    Adding two more now. We shall get to 50 damn it!
     
  6. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Well-Known Member

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    Take a look at that new stupid Indy boot with the wedge sole that everyone is talking about. Also some of the LS make ups are horrible looking. Shoes like this should be about fit, not fashion. It's too bad that Alden has attracted throngs of fans who don't realize that. After they go on to the next retarded fad maybe Alden can get back to its roots.
     
  7. Roguls

    Roguls Well-Known Member

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    Wedge soled boots are not "new," in any way. They were standard for work boots - and they are a huge part of Alden's heritage. Alden has made such a resurgence mainly because of the Indy Boot - which is really the 405, which Harrison Ford wore because he had feet that fit well in a Foot Balance last.

    The fashion is about the heritage. It just so happens that they fit really well, too.

    Back on track: who's next?
     
  8. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Well-Known Member

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    Since when has the Indy boot been offered with a wedge sole? My understanding is that they've been offered with the cork neoprene sole. Is that not correct?
     
  9. dm2703

    dm2703 Active Member

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    Hello

    I'm interested in getting some modified shell. As for those indy boots- i rather like the look of Moulded's indy boots, they certainly look different from other similar boots out there.
     
  10. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Well-Known Member

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    Add me to the list. I have cordovan boots in the modified last that are just dreamy.

    Also, if anyone has some size 8s they'd like to get rid of, PM me :)
     
  11. Roguls

    Roguls Well-Known Member

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    Indy is not the only style they have. Please refer to these. They've used a white crepe sole in the past quite often, and it is part of their heritage. The ubiquitous nature of the Indy may have skewed your perception of the brand. They've been around long before style forum, and were a serious maker of work shoes for people with *strange* feet.
     
  12. marg

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    Put me on that list. Some color 8 modified indy boots would be fantastic.

    I have no experience with the modified last, but I have wide feet, a medium arch and normal heels. I like the hampton last TTS - it hugs my ankle and has plenty of forefoot room. Sounds like the modified fits similar. Wearing barrie color 8 ptbs right now, and definitely wish the heel was less roomy.
     
  13. Roguls

    Roguls Well-Known Member

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    marg, you're added. Keep 'em coming!
     
  14. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Well-Known Member

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    You can add me to the list. I'm all for diversity in Alden lasts, and I can see myself getting into Moulded Shoe someday soon to try on the #8 cap toes. I'd like to judge the aesthetic and fit in person.
     
  15. iroh

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  17. sweep

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    Roguls,

    Did you ever end up getting a pair from Anatomica?
     
  18. burningbright

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    Go ahead and add me; I'd be game for trying one out.
     
  19. Roguls

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    Nope, not yet - still awaiting the one's I want. And hoping the Euro continues its slide v. the dollar. In my humble opinion, they are in the upper echelon of Alden designers for special makeups.
     
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    you can add me to the list
     

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