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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. bdeuce22

    bdeuce22 Senior member

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    in the mean time, order up the plain toe boot in #8. you won't regret it.
     
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  2. Teger

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    they are sold out in my size and it's (I think) 5 months til the restock [​IMG]
     
  3. bdeuce22

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    i think the cap-toe boot in #8 is due this month. it's a little dressier, but shit is awesome. i have been waiting 6 months
     
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    GoSurface, I have two pairs of Aldens, the Indy's and wingtip boots. The first pair of Indy's I got were a little uncomfortable so I traded them for a different size and they were an instant perfect fit. The wingtips felt great on one foot and slightly off on the other. After about two weeks the discomfort on the one foot went away. I think it was probably due to a slight anomaly in the shape of my right foot.
     
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    It's not about having the same feet. If they are hurting, you probably need to get a different size.
     
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    If they are hurting yes, get a different size. I'm pretty convinced one of my feet has more arch than the other. Nothing dramatic, just different. If I remember back to my first Indy try-on, I believe they have more arch built into the footbed (someone help me with a technical term here) which was a different feel at first but was really a spot-on fit. The wingtips didn't seem to have much initial curve.
     
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    imo if you walk for 6 hours in new shoes your feet are gonna hurt. period.
     
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    The boots should feel great right off -- one of the benefits of this model is that it's incredibly comfortable...
     
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    so I'm thinking about picking up a pair of boots from leather soul, and these are the styles I'm considering:

    ultimate indy
    indy in vintage leather
    plain toe boot

    any thoughts/personal experiences?



    the plain toe with plantation sole is unbelievable -- got it this week. I posted a picture above.
     
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    GoSurface, I have two pairs of Aldens, the Indy's and wingtip boots. The first pair of Indy's I got were a little uncomfortable so I traded them for a different size and they were an instant perfect fit. The wingtips felt great on one foot and slightly off on the other. After about two weeks the discomfort on the one foot went away. I think it was probably due to a slight anomaly in the shape of my right foot.

    Thanks for the reply Brutus. My feet are feeling much better today, and I wore them the entire day. I think it was just all the walking compounded with the fact that they were new shoes. The SA measured my feet and everything, and the fit is spot on, from what I can tell. I think I'm just going to stick it out.

    imo if you walk for 6 hours in new shoes your feet are gonna hurt. period.

    Yeah, but it was more like 30 hours.
     
  11. bdeuce22

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    yeah i'm pretty sure it just depends on your foot and everything.

    my shell chukkas killed my feet for 3-4 days. i felt miserable even though the fit was spot on. my AF84s felt fine fresh out of the box. same size, same last, maybe some nuances between the leather sole and commando sole. who knows.

    now the chukka is one of the most comfortable shoes i own
     
  12. Teger

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    the question I have tho is can the crepe soled indy be resoled?
     
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    it can be and i think alden can even re-sole it to whatever you want (crepe, commando, etc)
     
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    Do Aldens ever go on sale? Or perhaps more appropriately, are there any predictable sales I could look forward to?

    With all the price reductions lately, its hard to pay retail for anything.


    The Alden Shop lists their specials here.


    http://www.aldenshop.com/DrawSpecials.asp
     
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    imo if you walk for 6 hours in new shoes your feet are gonna hurt. period.

    um no
     
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    The boots should feel great right off -- one of the benefits of this model is that it's incredibly comfortable...

    yes but teger knows all even though he does not and has not owned a pair of these
     
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    Greetings

    I am looking to purchase a quality pair of men's boots for both the office and dress situations. Prior to this year I had only purchased low quality, relatively cheap men's shoes, but then discovered my love for proper leather soled shoes. I now own two pairs of Allen Edmonds (Park Avenues and Dawsons).

    I would like to add a quality pair of men's boots to the collection. I visited the Alden store in San Francisco today, and asked to be shown some boots. He showed me the Chukka Cordovan leather boots in Burgundy. These were a special model with a RUBBER sole that seemed to be attached to a leather sole. You couldn't tell from the top that they were rubber.

    They were on sale for over $100 off, making them the same price as the standard Cordovan Chukka boot.

    In any event, do you think this is a good style for my first pair of proper boots? Any suggestions?
     
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