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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. violethour1951

    violethour1951 Senior member

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    Fellow mac method users:

    I was practicing the method on my #8 LWBs and RL Marlow shortwings a few days ago. Worked great as always on the LWBs, but I noticed these significant creases developing on the Marlows; similar creases are nowhere near as prominent on my #8s. Rubbing them didn't help much.

    FWIW I was caught briefly in a thunderstorm while wearing the Marlows earlier that day, but the water just rolled off the shell and I pat-dried it afterwards. Suggestions?


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  2. marg

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    Cork insole with leather footbed. I have allen edmonds shoes with a cork insole, and my aldens have all molded as well or better. In my experience, they have taken longer to break in that AE.
     


  3. marg

    marg Senior member

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    Looks like welting from the water. Shell is unpredictable - water may do nothing or can cause welting on the membrane. My first LWBs have a similar problem on one of the shoes when it gets wet. Try using saphir renovateur and brushing.
     


  4. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    I thought that every Alden shoe has a layer of cork in the insole, no?
     


  5. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    I would think 11C would be the next size to try, assuming that the 11D was perfect length wise. (no space behind heel). If its just a matter of the heel being too wide on the 11D (a common complaint for Van last), than that's what I'd do. If the widest part of your foot fits in to the widest part of the shoe, than you probably have the right length and just need to go narrower.

    What do you mean too tight in the front? Your toes? or the top of your foot under the strap? Slight tightness over the top of your foot is common for this model at first, and will go away after a few wears. However, for some it is just so tight that the last won't work for them in any size.

    Also, you can email Alden and they can usually tell you if anyone has the style in that size in stock. That's how I found my 9Cs.

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    Good Luck.
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    enjoy wearing in good health
     


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    Yes, feed it some reno. I've had a similar issue on some #8 shoes and it helped quite a bit.
     


  8. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    good looking whiskey
     


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    I concur in the judgment of Bakes11771. :nodding:

    For the van last, i have to go with my barrie size minus one width (9D to 9C).
     


  10. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nst ravello boot
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    you and me both
     


  12. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Does anyone know for sure?
     


  13. brokeassp

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    :slayer: They look great!
     


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    Some of the "cape cod" loafers like the beefroll moc may or may not have cork, but the three main models (leisure handsewn, tassels, full strap) all have cork
     
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  15. Bakes11771

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    That's what they infer on their website, but I agree that it is possible that some models may not.

    Edit: HolyShit you have a lot of posts! Probably the most of anyone on SF!
     
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