The Official Alden Thread for 2016 - Share reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

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  1. wdahab

    wdahab Senior member

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    I have no trouble with the Van, much less than other lasts. I'm a 10.5E Brannock without socks and find the 10.5D Van fits me just perfectly. Better than most other shoes I have.
     
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    Polish or cream? Looking at Saphir and Alden shoe care. What do you guys use? Polish or cream? I'm thinking the polish for my shell cordovan and cream for calf? Opinions welcome!
     
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    swils8610 Senior member

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    I'm a 10.5E Barrie and a 10.5EE Van last. 11E Aberdeen.
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Use as little product on your Shell as possible. I just use Alden Paste Wax on my shoes and only once every dozen wearings.

    -Mike
     
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    swils8610 Senior member

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    I'm dying for some exotic Alden's!
     
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    "Gene Tenace at the plate..."

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    Neocork vs. Commando sole.

    For those having experience with both, which one is softer? I don't want to go too soft like Vibram or Crepe. Thanks.
     
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    Hmmm...I have both and have walked around plenty in both. They are both pretty forgiving soles. If I had it to do over again, I'd probably get my Indy in a commando sole since it offers slightly better traction in some situations. They're both good IMHO.
     
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    I prefer the commando sole; it's much easier on my knees. Good solid traction and very comfortable.
     
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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Going with color 8 PTBs (very reddish) to support my Terps at an NCAA watch party. My friends, Fear the Turtle!
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    Wow!!
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    DV, those are just looking glorious, especially with those Turquoise Walts. Nice Swingset.


    Those PTBs are indeed very red, but still a nice color. Actually could almost pass off as Color #2. :)

    Hope that you had a good time watching B-Ball today.

    -Mike
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Suede Saturday. Alden x Leffot Snuff Suede Wingtip Boot on the Plaza Last. Gustin Graphite Chinos.

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    Leisure Sunday. Alden x Brooks Brothers Pure Unlined Whiskey Shell Cordovan Leisure Handsewn. Brown Argyles. Epaulet Caramel Duck Canvas Rivet Chinos.

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    Pretty much my exact experience.
     
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