***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. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    i want to say b. nelson offers waterlock. i dont think waterlock is exclusive to alden
     


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    REguy Senior member

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    E does a waterlock sole as well. However, there's something different about how it looks. Their version is almost more plastic-like.
     


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    Subutai Senior member

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    Size? I wear an 8.5EE in the 5 last and an 8E in the Barrie
     


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    Thanks, I just sent Nick V. a PM with the same question. I'd likely have him do the work anyway.


    I've seen other mfr's offer a waterloc type sole but haven't read about a cobbler offering a similar aftermarket product. My old Wolverine 1Ks had a similar oiled sole. This also begs the question, how do flexwelt/waterloc equipped models like the 1494 unlined chukkas differ from non-flexwelt models? Does the flexwelt refer to just the waterloc sole or are there other differences?
     


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    I believe you're right. I think it is a JR waterlock. I have them on a couple pairs of my boots, so far so good.
     


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    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    B Nelson does offer a waterloc outsole. I've had it done.
     


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    SFTG, not surprising that you've had some first hand experience. Thank you for your help.
     


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    venividivicibj Senior member

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    No I mean a picture. Like side by side of both of the shoes (from the top down) To see how much wider/etc the Barrie is.
     


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    nephew,
    thank you
     


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    I wear 10D in barrie and 10.5D in the AE 5 last. Hope these pics help you...
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    The length should be about the same but the barrie is clearly roomier. The heel and arch are certainly wider in the barrie. However, be careful as the storm welt will give the barrie an even wider appearance. Half size down usually works for most. Good luck my friend!
     


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    Individual preference but as an owner of commando style chukka's I am very comfortable dressing mine up. The sole is subtle and not at all chunky.
     


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    Probably my favorite pair of Alden boots right now. The speed hooks give them an edge over my cap toes, not to mention how well the Barrie works in non-formal situations.
     


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    much thanks to Beatlegeuse for the recent transaction (and to the other gentlemen that sold them to him [​IMG] )

    quick night time shot as I just got in. with the right tongue pad removed, they fit pretty darn good [​IMG]


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    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Yes, thank you very much
     


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    venividivicibj Senior member

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    TSM has a ravello NST boot up on its website, for anyone who wants exotics.

    edit--no sizes available, sorry for the tease.
     
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