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I would need some helps with my new Alden snuff suede boots. Just got them and fit is pretty good with thin/medium socks. A bit snug in the forefoot but guess it will give a bit.
My troubles is with the lacing. Good for now but only tried them for 5 minutes. I was wondering if the suede will stretch or not? If it does, I won’t be able to lace them tight enough...

Had the same problem with my Indy and CXL stretched too much so had to sell the Indy. I guess the suede won’t stretch that much but I guess that even few stretching could make them not tight enough for my taste.

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I would need some helps with my new Alden snuff suede boots. Just got them and fit is pretty good with thin/medium socks. A bit snug in the forefoot but guess it will give a bit.
My troubles is with the lacing. Good for now but only tried them for 5 minutes. I was wondering if the suede will stretch or not? If it does, I won’t be able to lace them tight enough...

Had the same problem with my Indy and CXL stretched too much so had to sell the Indy. I guess the suede won’t stretch that much but I guess that even few stretching could make them not tight enough for my taste.

Thx!

Are you sure your best fit is a D width?
 

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Are you sure your best fit is a D width?

It’s an E width...

Would be very very interested to hear your thought about it as Alden last were always a miss for me...

Being based in Europe, not a lot of possibilities to try a lot of width and last as Alden is not very common here
 

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I just realized I’ve finally reached the point where I’m less envious for the rare shell winners/owners and more genuinely happy for them.

Do I think those #4 Indy’s are insanely beautiful? Yes.

Do I want a pair? I wouldn’t say no.

Am I screaming mad I didn’t get a pair? No.

Am I happy for my Alden brothers who snagged a pair after waiting four years? You damn right I am.

Sure, I have owned a few exotics and even sold pairs of Ravello, #2, and Whiskey so some of you might say I’ve had more than my deserved fill. To that I counter that my two favorite pair of Aldens are #8 and calfskin.

I understand that to many collectors, Aldens are the ultimate interface of hobby and passion. I agree. I also believe there are endless hobbies/passions with the same cult-like following where some love Item X, some dislike Item X, some covet Item X, and some just plain appreciate seeing Item X. Watches, whiskeys, vehicles, fine hand-made sporting goods, you name it.

My current top-tier passion is 40- and 60-series Toyota Land Cruisers. I have a 1990 FJ62 that I obsess about. I love it. Some hate it. Some covet it. But I’ve also reached a point where I know someone will always own a nicer, rarer, better-restored Land Cruiser than mine. Or even 10 or 20 of them. And you know what? I enjoy simply seeing those as much as I do owning mine. And I’m very happy for the people who have them.

I’m grateful to be at a point where simply being engaged and surrounded by my hobbies and passions is enough for me. I’m grateful for those with the same level of appreciation. And I’m also grateful to live in a country where differing opinions can be expressed and should be tolerated.

And to the members and mods raising an eyebrow at the previous sentence…relax. I’m still talking about Aldens.
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I just realized I’ve finally reached the point where I’m less envious for the rare shell winners/owners and more genuinely happy for them.

Do I think those #4 Indy’s are insanely beautiful? Yes.

Do I want a pair? I wouldn’t say no.

Am I screaming mad I didn’t get a pair? No.

Am I happy for my Alden brothers who snagged a pair after waiting four years? You damn right I am.

Sure, I have owned a few exotics and even sold pairs of Ravello, #2, and Whiskey so some of you might say I’ve had more than my deserved fill. To that I counter that my two favorite pair of Aldens are #8 and calfskin.

I understand that to many collectors, Aldens are the ultimate interface of hobby and passion. I agree. I also believe there are endless hobbies/passions with the same cult-like following where some love Item X, some dislike Item X, some covet Item X, and some just plain appreciate seeing Item X. Watches, whiskeys, vehicles, fine hand-made sporting goods, you name it.

My current top-tier passion is 40- and 60-series Toyota Land Cruisers. I have a 1990 FJ62 that I obsess about. I love it. Some hate it. Some covet it. But I’ve also reached a point where I know someone will always own a nicer, rarer, better-restored Land Cruiser than mine. Or even 10 or 20 of them. And you know what? I enjoy simply seeing those as much as I do owning mine. And I’m very happy for the people who have them.

I’m grateful to be at a point where simply being engaged and surrounded by my hobbies and passions is enough for me. I’m grateful for those with the same level of appreciation. And I’m also grateful to live in a country where differing opinions can be expressed and should be tolerated.

And to the members and mods raising an eyebrow at the previous sentence…relax. I’m still talking about Aldens.
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well said brother
 
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