***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. Spats

    Spats Senior member

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    Found these today, new and unworn:

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    Those are my go-to Aldens! Nice find Alan, are they my size? [​IMG] I'm wondering what sole to resole with on these? I like the crepe sole, but I think it is much heavier than the one that boot comes with, so I'm still mulling it over.
     


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    distinctive Senior member

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    Yours, D?

    Yup, first full retail Alden I've ever bought

    Those look superb. Pics a bit blurry, though...cigar w/out storm welt?

    Thanks, cigar w/storm. Sorry for the crappy iphone pics


    Wish I could have bought them from Tom but had to jump on these when Leffot offered.
     


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    Trapp Senior member

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    Wish I could have bought them from Tom but had to jump on these when Leffot offered.

    Yeah, all bets are off with the cigar indys...you gotta grab 'em when you see 'em.
     


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    Yeah, all bets are off with the cigar indys...you gotta grab 'em when you see 'em.

    That's how I feel with #8 boots as well. So hard to find one and the waiting is too long. [​IMG]

    I'm sure it will be well worth it though.
     


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    Whiskey Indys pristine and unworn.
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    After a few wearings.
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    Snuff suede after an equal number of wearings.
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    [​IMG]

    Please post some pics man !! Unfair to show us a pair of cigar indys and not have photos :)
     


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    Snuff suede after an equal number of wearings.
    [​IMG]


    Man, those are nice. I am insanely envious.
     


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    Dexter_ Senior member

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    Whiskey Indys pristine and unworn.
    After a few wearings.

    Snuff suede after an equal number of wearings.


    Nice. Looking forward to seeing that Whiskey after it has been well worn.
     


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    gnatty8 Senior member

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    xpost, chromexcel indies:

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    I like the idea of work shoes, rather than boots. Does anyone have the Leather Soul indy shoes? Here's a funky vintage (old logo) pair I picked up off ebay cheap recently. If they had contrast stitching and sole, I think they'd be cool: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    I have them. More compliments on them than any other shoes I own, including EG, G&G, Alden shells,
    etc, comfy too. Mine are the basic Footjoy configuration, but I think Tom said he'd be offering them in other materials in the future.
     


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    Searched for this, but nothing concrete came up...

    I have a pair of brown Chromexcel Indys (J. Crew version) that I believe are defective. The left foot, when I walk in the shoes, is higher than the other by around a quarter of a inch (maybe half an inch?), which, you know, causes a great deal of pain in my foot and knee. Overall the left shoe feels like the footbed is much higher and tighter than the right shoe, even though when you line the shoes up side to side they look identical. When I was first at the store and breaking these in, I attributed this to the fact that the shoes are handmade and that they needed to be broken in before a proper evaluation was given.

    Well, they're broken in, and I get pain in my left foot and knee still when I walk in them. The pain is pretty dull, but obviously it shouldn't be happening. Any ideas as to my options?
     


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    Searched for this, but nothing concrete came up...

    I have a pair of brown Chromexcel Indys (J. Crew version) that I believe are defective. The left foot, when I walk in the shoes, is higher than the other by around a quarter of a inch (maybe half an inch?), which, you know, causes a great deal of pain in my foot and knee. Overall the left shoe feels like the footbed is much higher and tighter than the right shoe, even though when you line the shoes up side to side they look identical. When I was first at the store and breaking these in, I attributed this to the fact that the shoes are handmade and that they needed to be broken in before a proper evaluation was given.

    Well, they're broken in, and I get pain in my left foot and knee still when I walk in them. The pain is pretty dull, but obviously it shouldn't be happening. Any ideas as to my options?


    Can you still bring them back to J Crew for repair/exchange? Otherwise maybe send them directly back to Alden?


    While I do love Aldens, sometimes their QC can be problematic. My Kudu Hawaiian Stompers on one shoe make a clicking sound from the internal steel shank whenever I tilt my foot up. I don't know if that is normal though...
     


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    Cant you put some sort of cushion or support on the foot right foot ?
     


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    Send them back to J Crew. Something that dramatic should at least be eligible for exchange.

    On another note i just ordered the AF53 from AofC. Very excited. I think my Alden collection is pretty much complete at this point unless the Plaza somehow starts working for me. Would love to have the Captoe in #8 from LS.
     


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