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  1. archangle13

    archangle13 Senior member

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    I'm looking at a pair of used Aldens. There are markings inside - [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]8c22 026 6 684[/FONT]

    Can anyone tell me what they mean, and if you can identify the last?
     


  2. Virchow

    Virchow Well-Known Member

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    Try Alden NY - http://www.aldenmadisonny.com/SHELL3.html
     


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    Aberdeen last. 8c might indicate a narrow size 8. Good luck.
     


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    J Gilbert is awaiting a confirmation from Alden for production of a plaza last WT boot in #8.
     


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    Can I ask which of those numbers identifies the last?
     


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    superb!
     


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    None of them, the 684 at the end identifies the model number which is the shell full strap loafers on the aberdeen last.
     


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    I don't think any number identify the last. The 684 is the model number of the shoe. Once you have that, you can know the last.
     


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    Thanks! Sazon, do you know if the J Gilbert make-up will come with a commando sole? I know Plaza is generally sleeker than Barrie, and I've seen Plaza boots made without the commando sole and with all eyelets instead of speedhooks. Do you have a link to images or info? Thanks again.
     


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    Occasionally after I wear my Indys or my Grant Cap toe, my knees really ache. Anyone else run into this problem? Solutions? I feel pretty confident I have the correct sizes.
     


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    This is for me as well. I wear the same size in all three lasts. The toe box on the modified looks larger than the other two. The modified has a higher arch and I had some soreness on my right arch afer wearing for the first full day. In #8 I think modified can come close to looking like clown shoes.

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    I have never had this problem but I would be concerned if I did. Do they both have the same sole? If they are both double leather than maybe they are too hard? Do you notice any Overpronation or Underpronation?
     


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