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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    Indeed. :D

    Ravello Shell Alden 2259; captoe blucher on Aberdeen (same syle as 2160 (color 8) and 2161 (black shell) and 24802 (cigar)).

    It's maybe my favorite ravello dress shoe. I am aware of no retailer who carries it now, or who has carried it in the recent past.
     
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    very soft - yes
     
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    Thanks. Yeah, my non commando (neo cork of whatever stock is) soled Indys are holding up exceedingly well. I was curious about getting a commando sole pair but may not now.
     
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    Nicely aged whiskey Don L.
     
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    Thanks - One of my best eBay scores.
     
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    i think the only concern is the heels. again, my experience is the following: the toes aren't an issue. the toes will likely not experience odd wear. due to the lift from the commando studs, you have a solid buffer on the toes. i am VERY hard on my toes. i curve steel toe taps, and i haven't experienced odd toe wear on the commandos. unless you drag your feet, the whole sole will not experience odd wear. they are soft, but again, unless you drag your feet, they should be fine. the heels are really the only issue and this is easily solved by plastic heel taps for $3. i love the commando. very sticky and good grip. the heel is the primary concern, but it's solvable.
     
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    well done, indeed!
     
  9. phototristan

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    Speaking of which, the stock "Foot Balance" heel on the Indy boots (non-commando sole) seem really very sturdy and seem to last a long time.



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  10. Countingsheep

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    Maiden voyage after Mac break-in. Photo tips by El Argentino

    Don't judge a man by the carpet he's standing on. It's not his...

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    Those look great and really do shine... congrats!
     
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    Am I correct that these are not used on shell Indys ever? Commando, double leather or Waterloc are the only options? Personally I would like it.
     
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    My whiskey Indy has a "Footbalance" rubber heel with the double waterlock sole. These were the Styleforum group order. I don't believe I have seen that elsewhere.
     
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    I assume b nelson can fit the neo cork.
     
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    I like it. :thumbs-up:

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    Japan Blue 400sp
    Alden x Epaulet Natural CXL LWBs
     
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    The scotch grain indy's I got from union made have the same. Had not seen it before either.
     
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    Another great shot El Argentino, those Natty CXL's look great!
     
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    Looking for some first hand experience here. It's time for a bit of wax for my Ravello LWBs. They are definitely that red leaning ravello and I want to keep it that way. I've heard others here indicate that they use Alden brown but I just can't see how the brown used for cigar can be used on ravello without significantly darkening the color. What are others experiences? Anyone use Kiwi? Tan, light tan, mid tan? What about Saphir neutral Cordovan cream? How's it different then renovateur?
     
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    Alden NYC recommended Kiwi mid-tan to me, and that's the color that seems to match up best IMO. Alden brown is better used on cigar IMO
     
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