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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. Ironminded

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    Namor-

    If you don't mind me asking; Where are these from? I've been looking for a boot with eyelets all the way up and these look really nice. Are they shell or calf?

    Great looking boots by the way!
     


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    Thanks guys. The boots were offered by Jcrew earlier this year. Made from black shell
     


  3. JermynStreet

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    Zbix, with all due respect, this is not true. The insole can definitely be replaced. Here are a few diagrams of how goodyear welts are made.

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    The insole wall (which is part of the insole) is glued to the gemming which is then stitched onto the leather upper. If a cobbler wanted to come in and switch the sole, it would be time intensive (only because of the time associated with digging out a new insole), but certainly not impossible. Someway back in the thread there was a picture of a stack of clearly used Alden insoles next to a stack of new ones. If the insole is nasty enough, it can easily be replaced.
     


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    Yeah, those boots are featured prominently in J Crew's fall/winter lookbook this year. Hopefully they are available again in a couple of months
     


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    The order you have listed works for me. I'm a sucker for Alden commando.
     


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    I really need a bigger monitor. +1 for thinking it was Paris Hilton. [​IMG]
     


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    Are Alden shoe trees necessary or can I just go to nordstrom rack to pick up a pair? I thought their trees were last specific but found out that they are not.
     


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    I've noticed no ill effects from using trees from nordstrom or JAB.
     


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    So has anyone here scanned their feet and used a 3D printer to make personalized shoe trees?
     


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    Is that the BB version? The factory 2160 has additional stitching on the heel.
     


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    Interesting as I just got some 11D unlined snuff ptbs and they are a pretty solid fit (normally 10.5d or 10e). Length is a bit long (but so is 10.5d Barrie) but width feels a little tight so it will be perfect once broken in. Pictures with a Barrie boot for reference, looks like an 11d but fits half size smaller for me as well
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    NST (easily in 1st)
    Indy/Captoe (tie)
     
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