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***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. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    I think this is spot on. The hardness of the rubber toplift on AE's general shoe offerings is much harder and makes a much more distinctive "clacking" sound when it hits the floor. The dovetail heels have a softer rubber insert.
     
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    The captoes from those look a little funky IMHO.
     
  3. SuitedDx

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    The top is rubber but I think the heel stack should be leather. It is interesting because it could be material or construction that's the reason.
     
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    Fantastic. Which store?

    No US 10s in any style?
     
  5. Roguls

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    "Scalloping" at edge of the cap is silly imo.
     
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    To all of you gentlemen who got the Cigar Atoms…they are gorgeous. Congrats and wear in good health !
     
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    FYI, apparently Shoe Mart has changed their ordering policy and every order is now signature required. Some may want to change their shipping address as a result of this...I know this is a major pain for the order I have with them as it is shipping to my house and nobody will be their to sign for it.
     
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    +1
     
  9. turkey_sandwich

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    Commando sole is over-rated. Just topy if you're that worried. I like to simply add toe taps. Leather soles, when broken in, give great traction.

    I am hoping to be able to use the shoes in Chicago winter without ruining them with salt/wiping out. Will a commando not enable me to do so?
     
  10. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I find the look to be that of a work boot as well.
     
  11. rydenfan

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    I completely disagree. The low-profile stitched in commando sole that Alden does is great looking and super functional for climate that need it. I find it to look way more polished/finished than a topy.
     
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    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Yeah, I have to say I'm a really big fan of Alden's commando sole given it's relatively low profile
     
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    Add me to Commando sole team as well :) I like it on my Indys it but pre-ordered Color 8 captoe Plaza boots from LS and don't they they will have Commando sole.
     
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  14. Bakes11771

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    I think for your purposes what you really need is SF Member Burton's "Monster Truck Sole"

    He swears by them for getting around in the winter conditions in Chicago.

    I'd hate for you to get stuck in a snow drift because of your insufficient commando soles.

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    I think he's crushed a few cars with them too!
     
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  15. Don L

    Don L Senior member

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    Agree on the value of the Commando. Today is a perfect example of why I love it here in New England

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    and back at the office

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  16. sevenfoldtieguy

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    :nodding:

    The commando is great for boots.
     
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    Great boot, great color, pics included to show changes to sole I made....


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  18. BootSpell

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    I'm with you on this. For my casual/work-type boots, it definitely adds character and a "lived-in" look. I bought a bunch of edge dressing from AE when they had it on sale recently and I haven't ever used any of it yet. But I probably will for my dressier boots.
     
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    This all makes sense. My AE walnut (calf) Strands are the loudest. Next comes the AE shell Daltons. Then quieter are the Alden boots with dovetail heels.
     
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    I just realized that I haven't bought any footwear for three months! Although I did put a deposit down on an MTO recently. This is the longest dry spell for I think a couple of years. The itch is returning stronger than ever. But I'm a much pickier and discerning shopper now.
     
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