***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. rolling green

    rolling green Senior member

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    these longwings fit me perfect. 7.5 E and they are the most comfortable pair of shoes I have. Felt great out of the box. I also wear my Roy's in 7.5E. I found the D width caused a little too much pressure on the outside portion of my feet by the end of the day. I really do not mind the creases as they give a lot of character and vintage look but always wondered if it were normal as I did not notice it much in my calf version or Mcarther's pictures. Funny thing is I've worn these probably 2 times outside of my house and always store with shoe trees. Oh well.
     
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    these longwings fit me perfect. 7.5 E and they are the most comfortable pair of shoes I have. Felt great out of the box. I also wear my Roy's in 7.5E. I found the D width caused a little too much pressure on the outside portion of my feet by the end of the day. I really do not mind the creases as they give a lot of character and vintage look but always wondered if it were normal as I did not notice it much in my calf version or Mcarther's pictures. Funny thing is I've worn these probably 2 times outside of my house and always store with shoe trees. Oh well.

    There's an extremely high level of variability in the creasing of shell Aldens. I have a pair of chukkas where one shoe never developed a crease. It still looks brand new! The other shoe looks like you'd expect.

    The side creasing on your shoe shows up to a lesser extent on most of the longwing pictures that get posted here. If your pair fit well then enjoy them. When it's time to get them refurbished Alden might be able to clean up the side creasing for you. I wouldn't think for a second about sending them in to Alden as "defective" though.

    The good thing about shell is that those creases probably won't get any worse with wear.
     
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    Sweet suede LWBs at Leffot - another nice job Steven!
     
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    I haven't seen a #8 indy with a contrast edge though I think that would be a pretty amazing shoe (especially if it had a reverse 360 welt).
    Thanks for your response, I thought it was worth asking since there are so many variations out there. I can't get it out of my head that a #8 Indy or plain toe à la AF53 with contrast edge and Commando or Double Waterloc sole (like this) would look great. I guess the closest thing is either the Leffot Tanker or a Cigar Indy but man I really love the darker browns that emerge when the burgundy starts to wear.
     
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    Looks not unusual. Could be your feet are too small (also because the cap is bending up).
    But the creases look alright for cordovan.

    Can you post a fit pic?
     
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    Will post a few later today. Believe me these are not going back to Alden. They fit too well and are perfect otherwise. I bent the toe up for the pictures to reLly show the creases. For some reason it's hard for me to find E width so I'm happy with these defective or not. Thanks for all the replies guys.
     
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    noticed my #8' longwings seem to crease a lot on the sides. Really makes the shoes look wrinkled. Is this the nature of cordovan as my calf shoes do not seem to do this as much or is something wrong.

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    I've had this happen to a couple of pair of cordo Aldens, one at the ball of the foot, the other at the ankle. I assume in both cases they were minor defects.
     
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    so the USPS tracking info says my shoes were delivered at 11:45am to my office, but no one's at the office today and building management said there were no deliveries. fun
     
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    Hey folks. I'm curious about IDing what shop these came from and (more importantly) the last. I got them on eBay for a song and I love them. Thanks in advance. -Justin [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Those are hot! Probably my grail Indy. . .if anyone wants to sell me a pair in 11D, I would be willing to pay handsomely! Been waiting for someone to make another Whiskey boot for months. . .those things are RARE.

    thank you
     
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    Just picked up a pair of Medallion Cap Toes in Color 8.

    Also put myself down for a preorder for Cigar Cap Toe boots with Commando soles.
     
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    ravello chukkas
     
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    Just picked up a pair of Medallion Cap Toes in Color 8. Also put myself down for a preorder for Cigar Cap Toe boots with Commando soles.
    who's doing the cigar captoe??
     
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