***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. false

    false Senior member

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    Does heel cup depth/height increase with shoe size? I started with 8D Indys but had a tiny bit of slipping in the heel and terrible forefoot pain. Went down to 7.5D Shell Longwings thinking the pain was cause by looseness but it turns out I really need orthopedics to stop the pain. The problem is the Birkenstock Blue Feet I'm using take up too much volume in the rear and push my heel up above the the curve of the heel of the shoe so my heel slips up with every step. If I went back to 8's, would the curve of the heel of the shoe hit my heel higher up or would the shoe simply be longer? Same question for the general volume of the shoes.

    This sucks. I've got a $600 pair of shoes that I may need to take a hit on in B&S (and they're tiny too) and no gaurantee that the next size up will be any better.
     


  2. Walking Man

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    Since we're making lists ...

    Cigar
    LWB
    Captoe oxfords
    WP PTB w/ crepe

    #8
    Brooks Brothers wingtips
    BB Monks
    Captoe boots (remember Team Shoe Seaport?)
    LS Indy

    #4
    PTB

    Ravello
    NST boot
    Chukkas
    wingtip boot

    Whiskey
    Indy
    LWB

    black shell
    LS Indy

    Brownish calf
    405 Indy
    6 eyelet boot
    9 eyelet captoe boot
    LS AAAC wingtip
    LS LWB on single oiled sole
    brown CXL ultimate indy
    brown CXL PTB w/ commando
    natural CXL PTB
    natural CXL LWB
    natural CXL LS tankers

    Black calf
    6 eyelet boot
    9 eyelet captoe boot

    Suede
    Snuff Indy
    navy unlined chukkas
    tan unlined chukkas
    snuff LWB
    snuff NST

    Kudu chukkas


    Is that 32 pairs of Aldens?!?! My goodness...
     


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    wj4 Senior member

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    For the hardcore Alden addicts, do you guys own any other makes or just Aldens?
     


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    jeezes zippy, i have some catching up to do [​IMG] ('only' own 4 pairs of Alden)
     


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    mcarthur is probably still counting his Aldens [​IMG]
     


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    For the hardcore Alden addicts, do you guys own any other makes or just Aldens?

    For me, just Alden. While I see other shoes I really like, my fear is developing another addiction. Staying with one brand means I'm always comfortable getting another pair (because I've got my sizing down) and it limits the amount of damage to the wallet.
     




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    For the hardcore Alden addicts, do you guys own any other makes or just Aldens?

    For me, Paul Smith, C&J, and Tricker's. Even some Prada and a few AEs.
    But only 2 pairs of EGs and one Lobbs.
     


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    Alden shoes were mentioned in today's edition of "How To Spend It" in the Financial Times. Alain Ducasse (chef of 27 restaurants) says he owns 10 pairs in black and 10 pairs in brown.
     


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    For the hardcore Alden addicts, do you guys own any other makes or just Aldens?

    I'm working on becoming an addict. I'm adding a three or four Aldens in the next few months. However, I like black calfskin over black cordovan, and I think other shoemakers do calfskin a bit better than Alden. I already have a Church black captoe, I'm gonna add a black Church wingtip soon.
     


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    For the hardcore Alden addicts, do you guys own any other makes or just Aldens?

    For me, just Aldens and the ever-classic UGGS.
     


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    Alden shoes were mentioned in today's edition of "How To Spend It" in the Financial Times. Alain Ducasse (chef of 27 restaurants) says he owns 10 pairs in black and 10 pairs in brown.

    (That has to be one of the most irritating interfaces I've experienced in some time.)
    http://www.howtospendit.com/#/articl...casse-part-one
     


  12. jfclarky

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    Alden shoes were mentioned in today's edition of "How To Spend It" in the Financial Times. Alain Ducasse (chef of 27 restaurants) says he owns 10 pairs in black and 10 pairs in brown.

    you beat me to that comment
     


  13. Alcibiades

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    (That has to be one of the most irritating interfaces I've experienced in some time.)
    http://www.howtospendit.com/#/articl...casse-part-one


    They must make it irritating so people want to buy the print edition. The magazine (comes with the paper every other week or so) is one of most ridiculous things I have ever read. The first ad is for Edmiston Yachts.
     


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    Interesting answers, fellas.

    I would eventually like to venture out to EG and C&J shoes. I looked into C&J before, but man....local retailers are hard to find. By local retailers, I actually mean those within the U.S.

    Prior to owning Aldens, I owned a pair of AE's before. I think the quality of Alden shoes is of much higher standard.

    As for Aldens: I'm on hiatus at the moment. I still need (in no particular order): Whiskey cap toe bluchers or boots, natural chromoexcel Indy's, black blutchers of some kind, and maybe a pair of brown monk's.
     


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