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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. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    Two very nice pair of shell cordovan wingtips. Are they the Alden Ravello LWB and the RL Marlow wingtip, and do you fly with a shoe horn in your pocket?
     


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    BeSpiff: Yes they are. Never leave home without a shoe horn!
     


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    Thanks guys. It was a good day for cigar.

    The Indy is on the trubalance
     


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    alex4nder Well-Known Member

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    Yah, I get your logic, but I don't think it applies in my case. I've been sized by LS and Alden SF: the ball of my foot is placed in the right spot, and my big toe is where it belongs. I just have monster pinky toes.


    So far I've had the best luck with AE's shoes. Their toe box width to heel width match me really well. Carmina's wide lasts seems to fit pretty well too.
     


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    Haha, very well...
     


  6. felixkcma

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    Just received my first shell LWB! :slayer:

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    That looks stunning! Ravello?
     


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    YES! Thanks!
     


  9. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    Alden DC or SF? The king of all gunboats. Very nice!
     


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    I just found this out too. I sized down by a half from my TTS on the Barrie LWB and noticed some heel slippage. It doesn't feel as though a smaller size would correct the problem because my toes had the right amount of room. Any suggestions on how to remedy this wide heel problem? Wearing them sockless actually helped make my foot catch more at the heel, allowing for a less slippage. At least I know I didn't go too big by the sound of it from some of you guys.
     


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    Try a tongue pad or an insole. I am between sizes in a few of my shoes. For some, a tongue pad does the trick, for others, a thin insole fixes it. For example, I am between sizes in Tru-Balanace and a thin insole helped. For a pair of shoes by another manufacturer, a tongue pad fixed some heel slip.
     


  12. Steel28

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    This is a very good looking makeup.
     


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    Due to the cork footbed, your heel tends to "sink" into Aldens over time. This may solve a lot of this.
     


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    Nice, looks sleek from that angle. Sort of like a psuedo-Plaza. I want a pair of those...

    Awesome way to start! Wear in good health.
     


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    I believe NAMOR also takes a narrow width on the Trubalance, which probably contributes to their sleekness.
     


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