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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. Shawnc

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    Any chance the LWB's your son wore were whiskey?
     
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    Without question!!

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    I decided to show some love to my neglected black shell NSTs today.
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    Thank you!
     
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    Doc, no worries I definitely didn't read it as such just wanted to provide an alternative perspective on that particular model. Not to further the fears of memory loss, but definitely wasn't me, my Alden lineup would be considerably smaller if I had to cover the expense of high school aged kids or any kids for that matter.
     
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    Ryden, you already know my dicey financial situation with all these preorders and you go post these beauties! You've got game, sir.
     
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    Great shoes. :nodding:
     
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    What are these 3 models/colors?
     
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    yea, I already have the kirkwood in 10D, otherwise I'd be considering if my foot could squeeze into a 9E....
     
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    You're not alone.
     
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    Hi all,

    Well I've got my first pair of Aldens but I'm afraid I ordered the wrong size! I'd been fitted on the TruBalance last a 10D which is the size I ordered my Unlined PTB in chromexcel in. They felt OK when I first put them on but I'm getting toe bulge. Based on the below pics, can anyone help me size accurately? Would a 10.5D be good or do I need 10.5E? Could a cobbler stretch these to make them work? They're not really uncomfortable (at this point) so much as unsightly. You can see where my big toe ends in a couple of these.

    Thank you all so, so much for any and all help!

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  14. rydenfan

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    Just trying to help ;)

    L to R:

    Bitter Chocolate suede NST on Barrie w/ commando (leather soul)
    Snuff suede Wingtip on Barrie w/ commando (J Gilbert)
    Tan suede LWB on Barrie (leather soul)
     
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    I've had toe bulge issues with a few CXL models, even those that were sized correctly, due to the leather being so soft. You should consider an E width.
     
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    Loves me some NST B!
     
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    Thanks for your feedback! Do you think I should also move up to a 10.5? Again my big toe ends about a thumb width, or slightly less, from the end of the shoe. And any idea if a cobbler can work some magic on these? The leather is indeed insanely soft.

    Thanks again!
     
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    You should be able to have them stretched by an experienced cobbler. I would try going out a width before moving up an additional size
     
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    Yeah, you don't appear to need any more length - the width is the issue there.
     
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    While the pair must feel like slippers ... an attribute of CXL ... they do not complement your feet (I had the same experience with D-width Trubalance/CXL).

    I would also recommend a wider pair ... but be prepared to also accommodate a wider heel pocket and higher forefoot volume with tongue pads and insoles.
     
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