***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. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    Then bought my first pair of Indy's a few months ago.
    Indy's Cordova #8 | Trubalance Last | Moulded Shoe Moulded Shoe

    How's the speed hooks holding up? I hear that the cordovans are the ones with the problematic speed hooks as the leather is thinner.
     
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    davichan Well-Known Member

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    i apologize if i have not uploaded images properly, please correct me if i have done something wrong,
    and i know these are not Aldens, but wanted to share where i got my start from.
    these were my first pair of real boots, purchased in Japan two years ago:

    Trickers | Stow | Grey Calf | Japan
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    davichan Well-Known Member

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    How's the speed hooks holding up? I hear that the cordovans are the ones with the problematic speed hooks as the leather is thinner.
    i have not found any problems with my speed hooks on my cordovans Indy's as of yet. hope it stay that way... [​IMG]
     
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    crosswound Senior member

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    looking at davichans photos of the cordovan indy's i can't wait until mine are done.
     
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    wj4 Senior member

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    Hey guys, if I wear sz 8 in the Barrie and TruBalance lasts, I should be 8.5 in Hampton, right? Thanks.
     
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    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    Hey guys, if I wear sz 8 in the Barrie and TruBalance lasts, I should be 8.5 in Hampton, right? Thanks.

    That would be my experience.
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i would like to share some photo of the start of my collection of boots i have taken the time to find that work for me.
    my best!

    i bought my first pair of Aldens in japan last year:
    Alden | Cap Toe Kidskin Boots 41886H | Modified Last | Ships Japan Edition.
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    Hi Davichan,

    How does the Alden brand shoe trees fit Modified Last? I was under the impression that no shoe trees properly fit Modified shoes.
     
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    davichan Well-Known Member

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    Hi Davichan,

    How does the Alden brand shoe trees fit Modified Last? I was under the impression that no shoe trees properly fit Modified shoes.

    HI nutcracker,

    I actually asked a similar question to the guy at Moulded Shoe NYC, (who i must give much respect to due to he was so amazingly helpful!!)
    I got these in japan and being i had owned the shoes for already over a year with allot of daily wear and never tree'ed them or any of my shoes until last month. (bad me)[​IMG]
    Even thought the Med sized Tree's would official work in these size,
    he recommended i use the Small sized Alden trees best for these 8.5 D size shoe.
    they seem to be working fine for me so far no problem, but you might want to ask him or another orthopedic specialist your specific sizing and tree, before following suit.
     
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    Trickers | Stow | Grey Calf | Japan
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    These are awesome.
     
  10. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    I like how he posted them in the alden thread too.
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks Davichan, a smaller shoe tree kinda make sense, to wiggle through the tight curvy space inside a Modified shoes.
    Those kidskin has a nice grain to it! nice looking boots
     
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    davichan Well-Known Member

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    in all honestly,sorry about that jet...
    i didn't manage to look throughout the forums besides this one, and find the trickers thread till latter today after posting them here.
    my bad.. no disrespect.[​IMG]
     
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    davichan Well-Known Member

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    These are awesome.
    thanks! i like them as well, and asked Richard @ the shoe healer if he can do those in a new custom make as well. waiting to hear back..
     
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    jet Persian Bro

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    Welcome to the site my friend thanks for posting the pictures.
     
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    davichan Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the site my friend thanks for posting the pictures.
    Awesome! what a great F@#king Thread..
     
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