- Jul 28, 2014
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I think it is. I also think given the rising costs of everything, Alden is reaching a point where you really have to know going in what you're getting (or not getting) for the price. For $900, there is a lot of top tier players out there to choose and buy from. I think for most people (myself included) its the lasts/fit that make up for QC issues that can and do happen. I've been lucky that I've only had one pair out of several purchases that had any real issue over the years. But certain lasts fit so damn well that I could do 20k+ steps a day in and feel ok at the end of the day.Am I crazy for believing it's totally reasonable to nitpick a 900 dollar pair of boots, especially QC and construction stuff? Like, it's fine to love the silhouette and pattern of an Indy boot and decide that you're fine paying what Alden's asking for that. But when you're paying big bucks, part of what you're paying for is details. So I think it's fine to criticize those details.
As far as that youtuber is concerned though, the guy isn't a boot maker and everything he does is gimmicky and click-bait for views and I'd imagine the majority of his audience isn't buying boots in these price ranges anyway.