- Apr 12, 2010
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Picked up the black Alden 9901s. The shoelace holes on the left shoe were misaligned, but the right shoe was ok. Sent it back. Alden didn't have any more 9901s in my size for two months. So I returned them and exchanged for the 990s (color #8). The 990s had the same issue. Left shoelace holes misaligned. Right shoe ok. In addition, there was some gunk on the heel of the 990s and a dangling string. Are these sorts of things normal for an Alden shell cordovan shoe? The left shoe had shoelace hole issues in both the 9901 and 990 models. See images below. Black 9901.Color 8 990.Glue on the heel?Stitching dangling.