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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. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    I find it fits similarly to the Hampton, but somewhat elongated in the toe box.
     
  2. slappy

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    Ive really only tried on barrie and trubalance, 11D seems fine. So basically 11.5D?
     
  3. Joenobody0

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    ^ I'm a 7.5C in the Hampton and a 7C in the Barrie, so that seems reasonable assuming your foot is normal shape.
     
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    No kidding. If I had the cash, my dress shoe needs could be satiated in one stop.
     
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    ravello full strap
     
  7. slappy

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    Im wary about ordering from him because Ive read that the Aberdeen last can be tricky to fit. I dont want to drop 475, then find out the shoes dont fit. 11.5D in Aberdeen might be fine, I just cant say
     
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    Given that there is Alden written on the commando sole, wouldn't the second scenario seem more likely?

    I was thinking the same, but I'm sure Shoemart has a good enough relationship with Alden that they either sent these to them or Alden sent the soles to Shoemart.

    Either way, in the end it doesn't matter, (was just wondering about it) because those shoes are absolutely beautiful and a great deal as seconds. they have a tan pair in my size right now that i'm eyeing.
     
  9. Ahab

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    I was thinking the same, but I'm sure Shoemart has a good enough relationship with Alden that they either sent these to them or Alden sent the soles to Shoemart.

    Either way, in the end it doesn't matter, (was just wondering about it) because those shoes are absolutely beautiful and a great deal as seconds. they have a tan pair in my size right now that i'm eyeing.

    HEH! Yes they are. Another reason I think the commando soles were put on by The Shoe Mart is that these do not have the circle R for seconds and also they came in the normal green box, not one of the tan/off white boxes that seconds come in.
     
  10. laughter95

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    I've just picked up the Alden suede chukkas in dark brown, size 9C. 9D fit perfectly in the toebox but the heel was a bit loose. The 9C heel is much better for me, but the toebox is a little bit snug. Is it safe for me to expect that the toebox will continue to stretch and thus be more comfortable? I'm finding, however, that right now the midfoot stitching is a little tight. Also, the back lip of the shoe is chafing. Is this normal?

    Should I keep these or return for 9D? If they do stretch out, it sounds like this was the best width.
     
  11. saracen

    saracen Well-Known Member

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    I've just picked up the Alden suede chukkas in dark brown, size 9C. 9D fit perfectly in the toebox but the heel was a bit loose. The 9C heel is much better for me, but the toebox is a little bit snug. Is it safe for me to expect that the toebox will continue to stretch and thus be more comfortable? I'm finding, however, that right now the midfoot stitching is a little tight. Also, the back lip of the shoe is chafing. Is this normal?

    Should I keep these or return for 9D? If they do stretch out, it sounds like this was the best width.


    Since no one has replied yet, I'll give you my two cents. If these are the unlined chukkas (no reinforced toe box) then I believe they will definitely stretch. The leather is thinner and softer and will give after a while. The D width may become a bit sloppy down the road. However, if these are lined, then I think the toe box is reinforced and it will not stretch.
     
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    New leather soul plaza lasted chocolate suede boot are sexy.

    I might have to drop my kop hammer.
     
  13. RFX45

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    Waited 7 months for these. It is different from the ones I've seen though, this one has a black sole and the top part of the mid-sole turns brown.
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    Pic of the black cork sole.
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    Quick fit pic.
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  14. CBrown85

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    was it a collab or did you just wait 7 months for shipping
     
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    Since no one has replied yet, I'll give you my two cents. If these are the unlined chukkas (no reinforced toe box) then I believe they will definitely stretch. The leather is thinner and softer and will give after a while. The D width may become a bit sloppy down the road. However, if these are lined, then I think the toe box is reinforced and it will not stretch.

    these are the unlined.

    tonight i went out in them... maybe it was drunkenness but i definitely perceived that by the end of the night they weren't so bothersome.

    which chukka do you use urself?
     
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    I'm considering either suede chukka or the indy but not sure to go with a UK7 (US8) of size up.

    Can someone please advise what size I should be looking at if I take a 7.5Uk (8.5 US) in Trickers?
     
  18. laughter95

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    you really need to go into the store to try these on to make sure the fit is alright. I would have ended up with a loose shoe if I went tts and got regular width. These aren't cheap and they really don't like for you to buy them and return after you've walked in them. The bottom shows wear quickly, even on carpet.
     
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    If I could I wouldn't be asking but unfortnately it's going to be a web purchase.
     
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