***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. bobbeanz

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    Has anyone experienced ankle pain after a few wearings of their new Indys? I wore mine about 4 times and killed my left inner ankle. Couldn't run for two weeks. I'm hoping they break in so I don't have to sell them.

    Thanks,
    Bob
     


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    Yep, I never had boot hurt my feet more. They were comfortable when I first wore them but after long walks or hikes they killed my feet. And my feet would hurt for days after. I had wore them about 30-40 times - I finally sold them on E-Bay. But yours may still break in ok - give them a little more time.
     


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    My i know does anyone have experience repair the old version indy 405 with cotton lining?
    Today i discover that the cotton lining have broken at the toe part and the area are big.
    If send back to Alden to restoration,does the problem can solve?
     


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    Question for all the Canadian Alden wearers....

    I'm in Toronto and didn't have any luck finding a pair of Indy's so I resorted to ordering them from the States (Need Supply to be correct). Found out today that I'm going to get dinged for $74 in duty when they are delivered today. I'm no expert but since Alden boots are manufactured in the States doesn't that apply under NAFTA as a "duty-free" item? I can understand if you're a border guard and it isn't noted that the shoes are made in the States thus charging duty on the value, just wondering about everyone's experience and if I should email Need Supply.

    Thanks!
     


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    Depending on what shipping service your shoes are traveling by, that $74 fee might not be a duty fee but is actually a brokerage fee levied by the courier for the extra work that they supposedly have to go through with international deliveries. At least, that's what I've discovered in my experience.
     


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    Sounds like you're with UPS. They have insane brokerage fees. You're probably also paying HST
     


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    I guess I shouldn't be surprised by the fees if Canada Post is delivering either eh? What a racket...
     


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    Absolutely love this pic. Enjoy wearing them.
     


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    Alden x Leffot #8 Tanker
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    Shouldn't be high brokerage fees if Canada Post delivers. If there's duty, contest it. That said, if you 're in Toronto, Nomad on Queen West had Indys last time I was there.
     
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  14. terradilavoro

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    Hello HorseHide,

    in Barrie Last 11 B/D fits nearly perfect - a very minor squeeze feeling in the toebox of my right (longer) foot.
    10,5 C/E is possible but remarkable heel slipping, unfortunately.

    Cheerio
    Joachim
     
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    ^ My issue is width, not length (insert snarky "that's not what she said" comment here). The unlined feel wide to me. Not sure I could/should size down anymore (already 1/2 size down because of the Barrie), but I do think that this shoe would fit me better in an A/C width. They are pretty great shoes, maybe I'll send them back to Alden to be relasted as an A/C.
     


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