Best Alden Indy Boots

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  1. mg428

    mg428 Senior member

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    Which Alden indy boots is the best in your opinion (excluding the shell cordovan and suede versions)? Regular? Repro? Vintage? Ultimate? Ultimate in black? Kudu Ultimate? Any other one that I do not know?

    The links for the ones I know, respectively, are as follows:

    http://www.theshoemart.com/cgi-bin/..._INDY_BOOT_HIGH_TOP_BLUCHER_WORKBOOT&rpro=405

    http://www.leathersoulhawaii.com/200...he-repro-indy/

    http://www.leathersoulhawaii.com/200...-vintage-indy/

    http://www.leathersoulhawaii.com/200...back-in-stock/

    http://www.leathersoulhawaii.com/200...indy-in-black/

    http://www.leathersoulhawaii.com/200...ultimate-indy/

    Although I did not see in person any of these, to my eye kudu and vintage looks best.
     
  2. JibranK

    JibranK Senior member

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    I like the vintage the best; mainly because of that magnificent upper.
     
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    scb Senior member

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    i ordered the kudus...will report back when they arrive
     
  4. acidboy

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    yes, those kudus look amazing.
     
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    im gonna burn $600 on the cordovan indys first chance i get
     
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    Michael Ay329 Senior member

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    I've owned the Vintage Indy since early 2009. The Nubuck has an acquired smell. I don't care much for it. I followed up this purchase with a narrower Snuff Suede Indy and find the latter to fit better and the suede is much softer.

    Knowing what I know now, I would have originally gone for the Snuff Suede
     
  7. mg428

    mg428 Senior member

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    yes, those kudus look amazing.

    I will appreciate if you can post some pictures in this thread when you receive them. If you create a new thread, could you please let me know?
     
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    I have the Ultimate and I like the leather quality. They take polish well when I scuff them, which I like.
     
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    acidboy Senior member

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    I will appreciate if you can post some pictures in this thread when you receive them. If you create a new thread, could you please let me know?

    thanks, but I was just looking at them at Tom's site. I'm thiiiis close to pulling my trigger finger on those but alas I have other pursuits to finance at this moment, and I know a year from now I'm gonna hate myself for not ordering these today.
     
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    zippyh Senior member

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    The obvious answer is to collect the entire set.

    Standard, cordovan 8, snuff suede, black cordo.
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    Black cordo, whiskey, 8.
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    Whiskey
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    I've got a pair of ultimates too, just no pic.
    If I had to pick a single pair, I'd probably go with the the ultimates though.
     
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    i dont care what you do for a living but i want that job so that i can afford that many pairs of supreme boots
     
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  13. mg428

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    The whiskey one is so amazing! That particular pair was the main reason why I excluded shell cordo indys from my question. BTW, it appears that whiskey indys do not have storm welt, right? Perhaps that's another point that makes the boots magnificent.
     
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    Don't forget the J. Crew edition. Chromexcel with the stock sole and full leather lining:
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    I only have the vintage indy. Love them, but it would also be hard to wrong with the ultimate in kudu or calf (or indeed the whiskey...).
     

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