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

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  1. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Senior member

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    ^^ Thanks for sharing. The fact that nobody makes a Modified last chukka makes it a great candidate for an MTO. But I wonder if there is a reason that nobody offers this?
     


  2. Knowledge is King

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    There is a very good reason -- Alden doesn't make any chukkas on the modified last so it's not even a candidate for MTO

    A few pages back I think someone asked about whether Alden is still making EEE width modified last shoes. I had this same conversation with Moulded Shoe this past winter and they told me that Alden no longer makes modified last boots in EEE, but EEE shoes on modified last can still be produced.

    Also, Moulded Shoe told me that the typical reason for a lot of these random limitations usually has to do with updated equipment that just doesn't allow for the production of certain makeups.
     
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  3. Kashiwa

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    ^^ Thanks for the info. That is indeed a good reason.

    I talked with a SA at Lakota House here in Tokyo the other day who said that they are not able to get narrow width modified last shoes anymore either. They were busy at the time, so I couldn't pursue the discussion further, but he stated that the sharp curve in the arch area makes the shoes more difficult to "efficiently" produce (I'm not 100% sure of the reason, but something along those lines).
     


  4. PhiPsi32

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    Shoot for the sky. We pay a premium for Alden and other special case shoes. So the equipment doesn't accommodate some builds. Who cares? We should still ask for it. The equipment makers cater to manufacturers the same way that manufacturers cater to retail customers. That is to say, if the customer will buy it at the right price, they will build it.
     


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    Please add me to the list.
     


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    The only downside to the modified last is that somehow monk strap shoes look hideous. Other than, the modified last is just incredibly comfortable for those of us with the right feet.
     


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    Thanks very much, herrmj! You have helped me decide to pull the trigger on these. I've been eyeing these on shoemart for quite some time and your pics make the boots look much better than shoemart's do. I have one pair of Aldens now but these will be my first on the modified last.
     


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    Yo peeps, Leffot just released a nice #8 VTip on the Modified. Nice shoe...
     


  11. herrmj

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    shell shoes on modified last for the US market??? Better jump on this.
     


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    Very tempting, though I'm not a fan of the front stitching...
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    Looks like a FSR online
     
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  13. Knowledge is King

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    Funny, yesterday morning I was wondering why Alden never threw a modified last shoe Leffot's way. V-tip isn't the greatest design for the modified last, but it's good to see that Leffot has gotten Alden to make these up for them
     


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    Might be a while before you see another shell on the Modified.
     


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