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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. bdeuce22

    bdeuce22 Senior member

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    its the regular Alden Indy.

    the sole, i believe, is made of cork, and yes, a rubber heel
     
  2. robin

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    The sole is a composite material.
     
  3. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Sorry, I'm not very familiar with Alden shoes.
    How durable are cork compared to rubber? Good enough for a few days of rain a year? How's the traction on it? Better than leather I presume?
     
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    [​IMG]

    When I first got them after bugging Tom to make them over and over and over.

    They look loved now.


    what model/ last are those?
     
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    Sorry, I'm not very familiar with Alden shoes.
    How durable are cork compared to rubber? Good enough for a few days of rain a year? How's the traction on it? Better than leather I presume?


    Seems to be pretty durable.
    Traction in the wet is a lot better than leather.
    They're not even too bad when worn hiking in the rain although they're not ideal for that. I was on vacation in Alaska and went to see spawning salmon. Yay for dead salmon and pouring rain. But the Indy's were the only pair of suitable shoes I had.

    I'd go for the ultimate Indy from Leather Soul though. They're nicer made and have the commando sole.
    Of course they cost about $100 more than the standard Indy.
     
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    Seems to be pretty durable.
    Traction in the wet is a lot better than leather.
    They're not even too bad when worn hiking in the rain although they're not ideal for that. I was on vacation in Alaska and went to see spawning salmon. Yay for dead salmon and pouring rain. But the Indy's were the only pair of suitable shoes I had.

    I'd go for the ultimate Indy from Leather Soul though. They're nicer made and have the commando sole.
    Of course they cost about $100 more than the standard Indy.


    I have considered ordering from them but I am too impatient when it comes to items and from what I heard, most of the time they take a while to arrive. Plus I am going to need an EE on this one and it looks like most of their size at Leather Soul are D's. I'm not sure with sizing for these either so I want to give theShoemart.com a try since I can return and exchange them without much of a problem.

    Thanks for the tip and help, it has helped me with my decision.
     
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    I have considered ordering from them but I am too impatient when it comes to items and from what I heard, most of the time they take a while to arrive. Plus I am going to need an EE on this one and it looks like most of their size at Leather Soul are D's. I'm not sure with sizing for these either so I want to give theShoemart.com a try since I can return and exchange them without much of a problem.

    Thanks for the tip and help, it has helped me with my decision.


    I understand about the impatient bit.
    Shoe Mart is pretty good. That's where I got my 405s.

    I wonder if you need the EE width though.
    If you can wear Paul Smith Ricards, you might not need the EE.
    For reference, I wear 11US Ricards and 10.5D Indy boots.

    Try not to get hooked on the Indy though. I ended up with 5 pairs.
     
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    Try not to get hooked on the Indy though. I ended up with 5 pairs.

    I'll try, but after seeing all the pics in this thread, it might just be the same as with the PS obsession. [​IMG]
     
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    Any chance I could get some friendly Alden fans on here to post pics of either the AF-43 or AF-60 with jeans? I really like the tru-balance last but have read lots of good things on here about the plaza. Can't decide!

    Leathersoul's version of AF-60s in shell cordo. Plaza last, double leather soul. With jeans [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for the pictures. I think I've decided on the AF-43's for the black boot. The plain toe probably would look better in most of my casual situations. I'm going to take some jean pics with my cordo #8 Indy's and post on here a little later.
     
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    just got these Alden plain toe cord boots --
    [​IMG]
     
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    just wondering, where did you pick those up?

    just got these Alden plain toe cord boots --
     
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    just wondering, where did you pick those up?

    thinking here
     
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    am I the only one who likes the grant more than the plaza?

    Grant on left
    [​IMG]
     
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    I know this issue has been covered before but I have a question about Indy boot sizing:

    I wear a 10.5E in dress shoes and a 10 in Redwing GTs. What size would work best in the Indys?
     
  20. Aerium

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    am I the only one who likes the grant more than the plaza?

    The grant has a more "bulbous" toe box I believe. Plaza last is just a bit sleeker shoe, imo.
     
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