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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. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    Sorry, they're Flat Head. ;)
     
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    How do guys rate Alden double soles in comfort and weight?

    Between Double oak leather, double waterlock,commando and Crepe(not double but similar in size) which one do you consider the more comfortable ?

    I know single waterlock is very light and comfortable but haven't tried the double.

    Also between single waterlock and Crepe for all day wearing but not a lot of walking?.

    Thanks.
     
  3. NAMOR

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    out of the box comfort:

    single waterlock
    crepe
    double waterlock
    commando
    Double leather

    weight:

    single waterlock
    double waterlock
    double leather
    commando
    crepe

    single waterlock is best for all day comfort however can become uncomfortable after a couple of miles of walking
     
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  4. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    spot on

    double waterlock is probably my favorite for combination of comfort and weight
     
  5. onehotchili

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    i would agree with the commando sole... very low profile.... almost stealth like :)

    i love them on some Indy boots i have in winter conditions, but i don't typically walk on marble so not sure about slipping there.... ha!
     
  6. Hill

    Hill Senior member

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    Doesn't hurt to mix it up
     
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    nephew,
    looking well
     
  9. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew, good looking boots
     
  10. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew, looking good in your boots
     
  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    cigar indy
    argyles otc
     
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  12. Alcibiades

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    Single waterlock models tend to feel the best "out of the box" and are great if you are not walking much

    If there is going to be a lot of walking in the day, "double waterlock" or double leather provide a lot of support. Crepe is probably best for all day walking, commando is best for all condition walking.
     
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    Last time I was in Alden DC, Kathy mentioned that she can only submit new styles twice a year. I recall that September was one of the months when she would submit her new proposed styles. We may want to get this going to get into that window.
     
  14. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    The double leather soles on Alden's shoes are excellent. I especially like the double water-lock soles on my Ravello LWB's, they're super comfortable and really tuff.
     
  15. BeSpiffington

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    Uncle, I've never seen an Indy look so rich and stylish. Are they on the tru-balance last? Very nice boots sir.
     
  16. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

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    Thank you sir.


    I know the feeling, my second job pays for my frivolous spending.
    Thank you sir.

    Thank you
     
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    +1. She typically puts an order through in the Aug/Sep time frame. That's the time I remember for the Whiskey Indy she did for SF 2 years back.
     
  18. venividivicibj

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    Does anyone have a side by side comparison of Barrie last vs AE 5? Just for reference.
     
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    All this talk of waterlock gets me thinking. I'd like to replace the crepe sole on my snuff suede barrie chukkas with waterlock when the crepe wears out. I understand that Alden won't resole with anything other than what was spec'd at the time of manufacture. Has anyone seen an aftermarket/non-OEM waterlock type of sole?
     
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