***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. sazon

    sazon Senior member

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    Ahhhhhh, that was you who got the last 10D. I had it in my cart and hesitated....

    Enjoy them. If you decide you don't want them, let me know.
     


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    The neocork sole is astonishingly durable, but it's not going to grip as well as the commando sole. Still, I find that it grips well enough for the northeast U.S. that a commando sole has been unnecessary for me. Unlike some, I don't wear nice shoes in truly foul weather, and instead just have a pair of Chippewas with a Vibram sole for when mother nature is angry. The rest of the time, double leather and neocork soles actually work fine.

    Depends on where you live, I suppose.
     
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    I'm definitely no expert, but the commando should be better in wet conditions and should be more durable, BUT I have indys with both of these soles and find that the neo-cork is definitely more comfortable to wear and lighter in weight
     


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    Neoprene sole is good enough for 'wet' road. Not good enough for use in Minnesota where mother nature constantly tries to kill you.
     


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    East Coasters who bitch about how L.L.Bean and Lands End are shitty quality and disposable have never braved a midwestern winter. Everything you own gets destroyed.

    In other words, my recommendation is UGGs.
     


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    these have a commando sole, right? I'm starting to think it was a really bad idea to not get these...I really need a nice cordovan cap toe boot with a commando sole. I don't own anything like that so it would fill a huge gap for me. Looking forward to pics of these when you get them!
     


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    I just got mine today. They came in the green Alden box with shoebags. Now I really need to think about which one I want more between standard 405 and J crew Indy.
     


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    My Tobacco LWBs from J. Crew also came in a regular J. Crew box. My Red Wings from J. Crew also came in the aforementioned box. Both were bought at retail FYI.
     


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    I got these from another member. Not that I have to deal with terribly inclement weather, but I figure a pair with the commando sole is good to have.
     


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    one of these things is not like the other
     


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    you know that could easily be right, but it will probably take a good bit of time for the entire supply chain to get in place from living horse to Horween

    would be interested to hear Nick H. thoughts on this.
     


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    Hehe, yeah I called Sunday and they had one pair left, I called back Tuesday and they still had them. I can't wait to get them - should have them today. I saw the "natural" color boots in person at Shoe Mart, I really like them but I also wanted commando soles - for all the hiking I do.
     


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    I'm not a rich man so my shoes have to have dual use. Go from the office to church to the woods. And the fact that I live in New England. I'm now the proud owner of two pair of Aldens (though one is still on the way, they are boots). Both will have commando soles. I purchased my first pair of Alden a few weeks back from Shoe Mart (they were in the sale room). They were a deep burgundy pebble grain oxford - they already have a number of hiking miles on them. They clean up nicely and when you are standing you could hardly tell that they have commando soles.
     
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