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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. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    I bought one pair of calf NST shoes and one pair of suede boots (as posted previously). Both the same size. Both fit very nicely. An Indy boot on the Modified should fit the same too. Speaking of which, I'm still looking for people interested in doing a Kudu Indy on the Modified last.
     
  2. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Senior member

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    ^^ Like this?

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    An ML last version of this would be sweet!
     
  3. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    BootSpell Senior member

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    Let's go for it!! Do we have enough people yet?
     
  5. PhiPsi32

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    No, the response has been very weak. Three yeses, and two maybes . . . I did correspond with Raphael in reference. Moulded has seen very little interest in Kudu. Not enough to justify a production run. Unless we get twelve buyers, it'll be no joy on the Kudu Modified Indy.

    Maybe we need a Kudu Appreciation thread.
     
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    ^I don't want to throw any sand on this campfire, but I think I'm only interested if we can do a commando sole. I might also do the neoprene cork, but I don't think I'm in for leather.
     
  7. PhiPsi32

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    I'm with you on that. The Commando sole is iffy. Alden doesn't like to do it on the Modified, but we won't know until the order is placed.
     
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  8. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Senior member

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    ^^ Full commando with heavy lugs? Or recessed and barely visible up front? (as on the LS Kudu Indy above)? Would prefer the second option.
     
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  9. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    As on the Ultimate Indy, split sole.
     
  10. Mike147

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    Anyone jumping on these?

    http://mouldedshoe.tumblr.com/post/28419223313/new-custom-case-arrival-alden-54911-brown

    I have an old pair of these that I wear pretty often. They are Footbalance line construction, not fully leather-lined... have been resoled 3 times so far and are losing their mojo. Thinking about scooping these up but not 100% sure... Hoping to save up 2k Euro for a pair of custom in Vienna if I can swing a business trip to europe. These split toes are likely around $500+ retail.
     
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    Mike, those look like great shoes. Personally, I'm not into the split toes, but I'd love a pair of brown chromexcel plain toes.
     
  12. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Agreed. I really hate that model and don't know why it is so popular (but they make a lot of them, in many variations, so it must be). I have one pair in that style - on the Modified Last in Whiskey shell - because I wanted to try Whiskey Shell. It is possible that I regret the purchase. I know it is close.
     
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    Yeah - I think I'm likely to save up for something be-spoke... Cap Toe, Per Cap-toe, V-Tip, i have too many versions of the same shoe and I never really warmed up to the V
     
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    i talked about this last year

    i own 4 modified lasts
    the INDY natural i got from moulded fits looser.
    not sure why
     
  15. BootSpell

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    I just sold my Indy 405's recently because the Trubalance last just doesn't work for me. The heel area was way too wide for me. So I ordered some natty CXL Indy's on the Modified last from Moulded Shoe, which should arrive in a few days. So far, the Modified last is my favorite Alden last, but then I've only tried the Trubalance, Barrie and Modified so far. I'm worried that the other lasts (Grant, Leydon, Plaza, Aberdeen) may be too narrow in the commonly available widths. I will try on these lasts next time I'm anywhere near an Alden retailer.

    Btw, I was speaking to the guy at Moulded Shoe and he told me that Alden won't even accept orders from them for pretty much all shell except black and #8. One guy there told me awhile ago that they've had an order for a cigar boot that's not been acknowledged for over two years. So the hope of getting any of the exotic shells on the ML is pretty slim unless we go overseas as some have posted here previously.
     
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  16. Kashiwa

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    Would so much like to try the Modified last. Feel the same way about the TB. Frustrating to be "overseas" in a country dedicated to the ML and still not have a chance to even try it.
     
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    If I may ask then, are you in Japan? If so, are you not near an Alden retailer?
     
  18. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Senior member

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    In Japan and near many Alden retailers, but nobody stocks my size.
     
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    Got it. Such a shame. I'd have a field day in Japan.
     
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  20. PhiPsi32

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    Funny you should say that . . .
     

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