***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. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    thank you
     
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    Anybody have a picture of a worn in ravello or #4 WT boot?
     
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    This is why I'm posting here because Leather Soul sold out within 5 hours and they're sales usually goes to the locals first.
     
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    The above post was reply to this. Forot to add the quote.

    I'm still looking to buy this pair so OM me and I'll pay a lot more than retail.
     
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    Hi - can you let us know where you're getting this info from? Sounds very interesting...
     
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    I feel the same way about my Barrie LWBs. My first pair I went with 10D (I normally wear 10.5 tts). I thought they were too tight initially and bought another pair of 10E. After wearing both for a couple of months, the 10D is perfect and the 10E is huge. In general I think the barrie last LWB will stretch and conform to your foot. I now know the perfect fit/size regardless of the slightly tight initial feel. I suppose the same applies to the Indy's and the TruBalance
     
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    ^^^^ Fit will change (or not) depending on the leather). Don't expect shell to stretch with break in.
     
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    Here is my experience - shell does stretch a tiny bit. Not a lot but it does stretch. The other thing to consider is that the shoe will loosen up as your foot molds to the cork bed and sinks just a wee bit further down into the shoe. This happened with all of my 9e barrie-lasted Alden shoes. They felt a tad tight across the vamp the first week or so and then loosened up accordingly and fit like a glove now. I would not expect to be able to get enough stretch in width to go from a size D to a E though.
     
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    Just my experience, shell will 'mold to your the shape of your feet' rather than 'stretch.'
     
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    Cigars for Friday
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    UnionMade Dover
     
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    +1

    Only time to wider than what typically wear is when there is a Whiskey or Ravello also available :satisfied:
     
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    I didn't mean to suggest it will stretch one full width size (D to E). My bad... the 10e felt pretty comfortable with a little room initially, but a month later it felt a little too roomy. Thanks for the correction.
     
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    CXL definitely stretches. My 403's in a size 8.5 fit about the same as my size 9 shell or suede Indy boots. I also have a pair of Leather Souls Kudu Indys that have stretched at least a half a size. They are now my beater winter boots only worn with thick socks and insoles.
     
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    I have had same experience, I generally wear a 10D. If I could go back I'd get my 403's in a 9.5D or 9.5E.
     
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