Alden Cordovan boots

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Phil, Feb 4, 2005.

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    Just basically the standard chukka with a crepe sole.
     


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    All of them are the same size (11.5 B/D). The longwings are on a different last though.

    How do they fit?
     


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    How do they fit?
    Nearly perfect, but a little roomy in the toe box.
     


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    Probably a stupid question, but what's the big deal with crepe soles? Wouldn't the double soled shoes with a traction, topy-like cover be near as good? I'd particularly like to hear Tom from LS's opinion as they mention crepe soles for Winter/wet weather.
     


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    Probably a stupid question, but what's the big deal with crepe soles? Wouldn't the double soled shoes with a traction, topy-like cover be near as good? I'd particularly like to hear Tom from LS's opinion as they mention crepe soles for Winter/wet weather.

    I can't say that I have too much experience with crepe soles in winter conditions here in Hawaii where winter is 65 degrees, but I did wear my crepe sole Aldens when I visited the factory during a snowy few days and they were great.

    Somebody else could probably give you some better first hand experience.
     


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    Crepe is softer, and for many people more comfortable. More cushion.

    It's also simpler to make and has good traction. And lasts a long time, you can wear through the entire sole before having to repair it without damaging the rest of the shoe.
     


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    Can leather soles be replaced with crepe during re-crafting? Does crepe stay pliable in very cold weather, unlike Dainite?
     


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    Crepe is softer, and for many people more comfortable. More cushion.

    It's also simpler to make and has good traction. And lasts a long time, you can wear through the entire sole before having to repair it without damaging the rest of the shoe.


    +1.

    only downside is that it's really easy to get dirty.
     


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    And those combination crepe sole/leather toes that Alden likes look really cheap and crummy. IMHO.
     


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    And those combination crepe sole/leather toes that Alden likes look really cheap and crummy. IMHO.

    I agree, but if its a choice between having a crummy looking sole on a shoe or traction in wet conditions, I'll take traction.
     


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    All of them are the same size (11.5 B/D). The longwings are on a different last though.
    How do they fit?
    Nearly perfect, but a little roomy in the toe box.
    Thanks. I wanted to know if they fit the same or if the longwings (Barrie) were noticeably larger. It sounds as if the difference is negligible though, huh?
     


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    Thanks. I wanted to know if they fit the same or if the longwings (Barrie) were noticeably larger. It sounds as if the difference is negligible though, huh?
    Mostly yes. I'll be ordering some more boots on the barrie last from Adam shortly as I've enjoyed how comfortable it is.
     


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    Got my cordo no8 chukka boots today courtesy of Tom Leathersoul!

    GREAT boot....so much nicer in real life. And def size down ½ on the Barrie last
     


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