***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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    Can't wait to see pics MH. Maybe they'll inspire a new video. Do you know if anyone offers a shell Indy with a lug sole? That would IMO be the ultimate winter make-up since I live in snowy Minnesota.
     
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    I'd go for the Kudu Indy, which does have a lug (Vibram) sole.

    Not shell, but really nice and virtually in-destructable uppers. I have them and will wear them for hiking and really in-climate weather:

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    Thanks MH. I think I saw a posting here of a shell Indy with an after market lug sole, that's what gave me the idea.
     
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    Almost certain they are handsewn .There is story about this floating around in the cloud . Seems the pres or owner or somesuch of Alden saw a pair of machine sewn in a store window and hated them so much he vowed to hand sew all shell indys in the future
    Meybe just my foot but my cigar indys are ealily the most comfortable shoes I own .Right outta the box
     
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    SF User: Burton

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    I really do enjoy winter. Glad to know the post was not wasted.
     
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    Class!
     
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    Thanks, found it:

    "I asked Bob Clark, Vice President of Alden, about this while I was in the factory last month. I inquired whether or not this detail was dealer specified, functionally necessary, or just an aesthetic choice. He told me he saw a pair of cordovan Indies with machine stitching at a store and decided that it cheapened the shoe and no longer would Alden make an Indy in cordovan with the machine stitch."

    from - http://theagatineeyelet.wordpress.com/2010/10/16/man-vs-machine/
     
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    thanks for the kind words.
    the johnny seems to be great value.
    thanks uncle mac.
    thanks for the kind words.

    in my case it came down to color preference. the ideal wallet for me would have been a ruby shell johnny the fox. I'm sure one will be released in a couple of months, that kind of thing happens to me every time I buy an iphone.
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Frans Boone has done the Indy in Ravello on the Plaza last. I would love to get them to do another run... Wonder if we could get enough interested parties here to make it happen... I think there is a MTO thread I cold pose the question on.
     
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    Kudu indys are my poor weather go-to boots. They really repel water like nothing else and are indestructible.
     
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    I'm looking forward to being able to just hose them off after I get back from hiking on muddy trails. I would not feel comfortable doing that with shell, although one could do that with shell and just not care about what the water and vigorous cleaning does to the shell I guess.

    Kudu is basically care free.
     
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    its a nice boot, leather is very durable, can take a beating. i use my pair for hiking. actually hiked half dome in yosemite with them on my feet. comfortable and rugged
     
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    size 12? yeah me too
     
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