***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. shaunw

    shaunw Senior member

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    maybe it's just me but I'm not a big fan. It looks like a work boot (construction boot) but then it has the punched detail on the cap toe. The toe area is so big and wide it almost looks like a steel toe boot. For me it's a weird combination.
     


  2. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    When it comes to Wolverines, I like the plain toe versions (chromexcel and cordovan) a more than either the punched toe captoe or some of the brogue versions they have. They are shaped like work boots instead of Alden style "dress boots"
     


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    Saw some ravello modified last lwb with metal eyelets in Japan today, ridiculously nice and pretty sleek but no size above 9.5 [​IMG]
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    Price was 100k yen not too bad I guess
    Bro took dslr photos so will post it in a bit
     


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    I have this boot and a cigar alden boot and love them both but honest the wolverine gets more compliments
     


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    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    I have tried to find out in the past who AE and Alden get their outsoles from (referring to non-JR soles of course), but to no avail. Do you know the name of the company in Wisconsin?
     


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    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.
     


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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?
     


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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
     


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    turkey_sandwich Senior member

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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?
     


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


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