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The Official Alden Thread for 2019 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mdubs, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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  2. macher

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    Hi recently bought a pair of Innsbruck Indy’s from eBay in pretty great shape in a 7.5D TB last.

    The 7.5D Innsbruck’s are just a tad too sloppy. I’m suspecting it’s possible that the seller wore them for a bit and decided they were too small / too narrow because seller had multiple 7.5D’s for sale in almost new condition.

    I tried wearing the Innsbruck’s with a very thin insole and it helped snug up the fit. But it seems like the lacing is too close together especially as the laces go up to speed hooks. I mean the leather is pretty much touching.



    I was wondering how much more narrow a C width would be and if it would solve the laces being too close or this is normal. I’ve seen a lot of pic’s of people wearing Indy’s and the laces are not as close as mine are. I’m also wondering if the seller stretched them out too much? Any advice would be appreciated as I’m ready to pull the trigger on another pair of Alden boots in the TB last. Thanks!
     

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    Do you have thin ankles? Is this your TTS size or is it half down?
     

  4. macher

    macher Senior Member

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    Hi I have thin ankles and 7.5D in TB is a 1/2 size down from my actual Brannock size. I was wondering how a C width would fit.
     

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    Same ankle issue here. I wear 11.5B in TB and still have the shaft lacing issue that I see in your pic. My feet/ankle are secure so I won’t try a narrower width. Maybe, if it’s a big enough issue down the road - only been wearing mine for a few weeks - then I’ll try a tongue pad. Thicker socks aren’t helping much. It’s not as noticeable on my other pair of 11.5 TB boots but that’s probably just a slight variation due to leather type or workman. One other solution might be to try heavier waxed laces - the round sort or the leather sort.
     

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    Yea I wear pretty heavy socks and a very thin insert. Problem is if I wanted to try a C width they have to be ordered and since it’s not a stock item I think I might be stuck with them. I’m definitely a solid D on the Brannock.
     

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    Entering Whiskey Wednesday in different shade
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    Got the hole is some of mine as well. It's from lasting.
     

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    DWH Senior Member

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    C is a stock width in the stock work boots. Any retailer can call the factory to have that checked for you. They might have 7.5C in stock. I see an 8C 403 at TSM in case that interests you.
     

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    E701D982-5777-4F5F-9183-1F7AC540DB92.jpeg AoC boots in waiting room for Chiropractor
     

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    Hey SF pals,
    TSM just sent out the anual price increase heads-up notice:

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    "Due to the increasing costs of materials and labor, first quality Alden shoes will be going up in price anywhere from $8-$22 per pair. Save on your favorite models before the prices go up!"
     

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    Yes, the yearly price increase always happens in late January / early February.
     

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    Happy New Year Gentlemen.
    4X4 x LS

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