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Alden split toe shell bluchers w/ black soles?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sgtech, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. sgtech

    sgtech Member

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    Hi,
    Just received a pair of Alden split toe bluchers (model 2451) in black from an online dealer and was a bit surprised that the soles are black rather than tan.

    Is this correct for these shoes?

    many thanks,
    Charles
     
  2. well-kept

    well-kept Well-Known Member

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    Alden... Black upper = black sole.
     
  3. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Well-Known Member

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    yup. alden does this for their black shoes.
     
  4. Thurston

    Thurston Well-Known Member

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    They also won't be marked as shell anywhere but in the insole. And that will wear off in about ten wearings. Strange.
     
  5. well-kept

    well-kept Well-Known Member

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    The Alden shells that I have bought have been stamped as such on the outsole, not the innersole.
     
  6. Thurston

    Thurston Well-Known Member

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    The Alden shells that I have bought have been stamped as such on the outsole, not the innersole.

    You are absolutely correct. My bad. It does become illegible after a few wearings.
     

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