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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. rick

    rick Senior member

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    shoe mart has a pair of these as seconds for $389, size 9.5 D. I almost bought them...


    i have them there great and for 389 jump on it.
     
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    Sweet.
     
  4. MiniW

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    very awesome ^^, and I love the J Crew Captoe boots but it seems like 8.5 is the smallest they stock! oh well
     
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    cigar / black v-tip blucher
     
  6. jasonfoote303

    jasonfoote303 Senior member

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    ^ those v-tips are giving me a shoe boner
     
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    Tried to kop the plaza lasted captoes but Tom only got them in #8 and not black cordovan

    Nooooo
     
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    just got my roys in today, simply amazing boots. I had a few concerns, though, since these are my very first pair of aldens. 1) a slight seperation on the sole, might be nothing, but its not on the other side or on the other shoe. Im hoping it wont be a problem down the line. 2)a slight perforaton on the back of both shoes. I'm sure its from production but just putting it here to make sure it isnt abnormal or a potential problem. pardon the pictures, couldnt wait to take these pictures and put them up and the iphone is all i have around here. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Neither will lead to potential problems.
     
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    The hole on the heel area is on every pair of Aldens from tacking in the upper to the last during the lasting process. Some are hidden better than others.
     
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    Thank you very much for the responses guys. on another note: it seems that the boot is a bit tight around the sides of the foot and around the sides of the heel. It wasn't hard to put them on, but i could definitly feel how tight it was. I'm sure i'd be able to walk in them but i havent tried in case i need to return them. would going a half size up be better? or, since its the horween leather, would the stretching make them fine?
     
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    are you guys getting your roys from preorder V? or was preorder IV that close to preorder v?
     
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    Thank you very much for the responses guys. on another note: it seems that the boot is a bit tight around the sides of the foot and around the sides of the heel. It wasn't hard to put them on, but i could definitly feel how tight it was. I'm sure i'd be able to walk in them but i havent tried in case i need to return them. would going a half size up be better? or, since its the horween leather, would the stretching make them fine?

    My advice is exchange them. I have a pair of chromexcel walkers that are just a bit too tight and everytime I wear them I'm bummed. I even used a shoe stretcher to try to loosen them up. the benefit of having a pair of boots like that is all day comfort- if you have the wrong size you aren't going to be happy with them.
     
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    My advice is exchange them. I have a pair of chromexcel walkers that are just a bit too tight and everytime I wear them I'm bummed. I even used a shoe stretcher to try to loosen them up. the benefit of having a pair of boots like that is all day comfort- if you have the wrong size you aren't going to be happy with them.


    i agree, if your going to spend that much on boots they should be comfy right out of the box.
     
  15. Johdus Fanfoozal

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    Anybody else here wear their Alden Indys (or any Alden boot) during the summer?

    I don't do it everyday and avoid the hottest of days, but even in 80+ degrees my feet have yet to melt.
     
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    I wear them in dry 114 degree weather and it's fine.
     
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    Anyone ever have an issue where the stitching on this part of the shoe starts to come undone? [​IMG] Uploaded with ImageShack.us It's pretty minor but just really annoying every time I look down and see it.
     
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    Since I bought them from J.Crew, they said I can just return them at the store. Might be a good opportunity to trade up to the cordovan boots they just came out with...
     
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    Anyone ever have an issue where the stitching on this part of the shoe starts to come undone?

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    It's pretty minor but just really annoying every time I look down and see it.

    Yes, but I only noticed from postings in this thread and they have never advanced beyond that on mine. It does not bother me and I only notice now when someone posts this.
     
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    I wear them in dry 114 degree weather and it's fine.
    +1. Never had a problem. But your feet might be different than the soldiers who are stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan? Or maybe they change to BATTLE SANDALS in the summer months?[​IMG]
     
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