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

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  1. jiomitori

    jiomitori Senior member

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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.
     


  2. 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.
     


  3. Mike147

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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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  4. luzer

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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
     


  5. 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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  6. 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.
     


  7. BootSpell

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    If I may ask then, are you in Japan? If so, are you not near an Alden retailer?
     


  8. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Senior member

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    In Japan and near many Alden retailers, but nobody stocks my size.
     


  9. BootSpell

    BootSpell Senior member

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    Got it. Such a shame. I'd have a field day in Japan.
     
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  10. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    Funny you should say that . . .
     


  11. BootSpell

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    huh? Please elaborate. [​IMG]
     


  12. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Senior member

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    Think somebody might be pulling a rainichi.
     


  13. PhiPsi32

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    hurry up. dudes are pushing the prices... lulz.
     


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    imo, it's a great casual style and I assume it looks great in whiskey shell.
     
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