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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. velomane

    velomane Senior member

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    Couple of shots for you all... My collection Attachment 59665 Latest acquisition, the new Leather Soul Ultimate Jumper Attachment 59664 Attachment 59666 Finally, would somebody please show me how to have these images show up full-sized in my post. After a half-hour of messing around, I just can't seem to figure it out. TIA
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  2. LeatherSOUL

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    Hopefully some of the experts can chime in, because I feel like I just got swindled:

    Picked up a pair of Tan Calf NST Shoes from eBay, and just got it in the mail a few minutes ago. As the seller described, they are in brand new condition, possibly worn once or twice. But here is the problem, the seller claimed he purchased them a few years back and has had them in his closet ever since.

    Well I pulled them out of the box I noticed that the crepe sole was ROCK HARD. Can't even flex the shoe it is so stiff. It feels like there is a block of wood attached to the sole/heel. It appears that the crepe sole has completely dried out! (The uppers are not dried or cracked in anyway, they are in brand new condition).

    So. . .is there any way to bring it back to life? Or is my only option to send them back to Alden for a resole at my cost?
     


  4. glimmertwins

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    You're joking right?
    ....add some commando soles on that and you got the geriatric Alden SF market cornered.
     


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    Hopefully some of the experts can chime in, because I feel like I just got swindled:

    Picked up a pair of Tan Calf NST Shoes from eBay, and just got it in the mail a few minutes ago. As the seller described, they are in brand new condition, possibly worn once or twice. But here is the problem, the seller claimed he purchased them a few years back and has had them in his closet ever since.

    Well I pulled them out of the box I noticed that the crepe sole was ROCK HARD. Can't even flex the shoe it is so stiff. It feels like there is a block of wood attached to the sole/heel. It appears that the crepe sole has completely dried out! (The uppers are not dried or cracked in anyway, they are in brand new condition).

    So. . .is there any way to bring it back to life? Or is my only option to send them back to Alden for a resole at my cost?


    Ouch. That's tough. I don't think you can soften the crepe. I would contact the seller because they will probably need a full resole.

    It could be an honest mistake.
     


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    ....add some commando soles on that and you got the geriatric Alden SF market cornered.

    Everything is better with commando soles![​IMG]
     


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    wow awesome ...
    If you're a nurse.
     


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    Update on 404's with separated sole - shipped the boots out last Monday and got them back today. They put a new vibram sole on both of them and new laces. Only disappointment is that they did not ship them back with the green box I shipped them down in, they came back with a shiny white box with no labelling (bummer).
     


  10. WhatAboutBob

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    Update on 404's with separated sole - shipped the boots out last Monday and got them back today. They put a new vibram sole on both of them and new laces. Only disappointment is that they did not ship them back with the green box I shipped them down in, they came back with a shiny white box with no name on it (bummer). Psyched to have them back for the next snow storm...
     


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    If you're a nurse.

    ...with square feet (they're 4EEEE)
     


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    Dumb question. If I fit in a sz 10 trubalance last (i.e. Indys), is it safe to assume that I should fit in a sz 10 barrie last considering they are both around 1/2 a size larger then your true size?
     


  13. ChrisGold

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    Dumb question. If I fit in a sz 10 trubalance last (i.e. Indys), is it safe to assume that I should fit in a sz 10 barrie last considering they are both around 1/2 a size larger then your true size?

    Yes - I find trubalance to be slightly larger even than Barrie.
     


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    whiskey lw came today. color is great, though the left shoe is almost a 2-tone color. I couldn't get the iphone camera to capture it fully, but you can kind of see it here.
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  15. ChrisGold

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    whiskey lw came today. color is great, though the left shoe is almost a 2-tone color. I couldn't get the iphone camera to capture it fully, but you can kind of see it here.

    They look great... that tone will even out over time.
     


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