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

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  1. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    tbh i don't really find aldens that comfortable. i bought a super cheap pair of the flex welt chukkas that i need to get resoled (previous owner apparently had REALLY strange feet..) and might throw them on a crepe sole and see what's up.
     
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    comfortable how? I like the flex welt over a double leather because it conforms to my foot and i get no heel slippage. the downside is that i especially feel the impact every time I take a step. similar to wearing slippers I suppose
     
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    just in general. ive owned maybe 5, 6? pairs. i wouldn't buy a pair on the barrie/trubalance again - just a weird last shape. i have another pair on the aberdeen or grant (forget), which is better, but after a full day wearing them it's just not that comfortable.
     
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    C'Mon.. Light Blue Seersucker suit + "Marble" = Hampton's Chic!!
     
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    Anyone have a pair of Indy's (truebalance) and got the same size in Chukkas (barrie)?

    Should I be worried about any heel slippage?
     
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    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    From Moulded Shoe courtesy of REguy SF member. Thanks REguy!

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    (Edit to credit REguy for his contribution)
     
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    I have the same size in both and there is no heel slip. The Trubalance is actually wider in the heel than Barrie but you don't notice the difference if it's a boot.
     
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    It made have been said I haven't caught up on the thread, but i talked to Alden of carmel and they are swapping the sole on their Ravello LWB to double leather
     
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    Breaking in PTB on a lazy Sunday
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    That Alden last guide was created by REguy a fellow forum mate, not Moulded Shoe. REguy created that guide about a year to a year and a half ago on this very forum.
     
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    Reguy for sure. He did what Alden or Alden's retailers could not - simplify and demystify the labyrinth of lasts and their fit relative to one another. Reguy for CNN's person of the year
     
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    +1, that's why I was praying my suede ptb's didn't come in a barrie last. Luckily they are indeed on the Leydon
     
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    What last is this? Modified?

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    True that NAMOR! Many thanks to REguy & all the fellow thread mates that added their input to create that Alden last chart.
     
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    Definitely looks like Modified
     
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