***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

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  1. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Senior member

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    Another question about sizing. I would want to hear your suggestion for size on the Alden longwings on a Barrie last. In British sizes, I am a consistent 9,5 (Crockett & Jones etc) and I also have an Indy boot by Alden on a TruBalance last in 9,5D, as it is supposed to run half a size bigger than ordinary American sizes. Would I, then, also be a 9,5 in the longwings?

    Thanks
    Sigurd


    I wear the same size in the TruBalance and the Barrie (US10D) and a 10E in G&G, for example.
     


  2. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    But, over time the stitching in the LHS across the instep invariably comes undone. I've owned the LHS in many shell colors over the years and I've finally come to the realization that the shoe is not made for my foot. Still have a pair of Ravello and a pair of Whiskey but as these wear out they won't be replaced.

    I have a high instep. I'm sure the stitching on my LHS will come undone. I fully intend to have it fixed locally to preserve the stretch.
     


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    lagsun Senior member

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    Thanks to HorseHide for these Cigar Captoe Boots with Commando Soles on the Grant Last (9D). All my other Aldens are 8.5D on the Barrie last so I took a flyer these would be TTS. Now I'm trying to get use to the sleeker look of the Grant last compared to the Barrie [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Thanks to HorseHide for these Cigar Captoe Boots with Commando Soles on the Grant Last (9D). All my other Aldens are 8.5D on the Barrie last so I took a flyer these would be TTS. Now I'm trying to get use to the sleeker look of the Grant last compared to the Barrie [​IMG]

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    Thank you for the reply. Would you say the Clarks and Barrie last fit about the same?

    Here are my sizes:

    Clarks DB: 8.5D
    Red Wing GT: 8.5D
    Alden Barrie: 8.5D

    I could probably get away with something smaller in the DBs or GTs, though I'm not 100% sure. You're probably closer to a 7.5 in the Barrie last.

    Hope this helps!

    - K
     


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    velomane Senior member

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    The gorgeous evo pics of the #8 has convinced me to join the great Alden crew with a #8 chukka in the Barrie last. I'm torn between a size 8 or 7.5 and was hoping for feedback before I pull the trigger.
    My feet are shorter but wideish. I wear:
    - Chucks: 8
    - Clarks DB: 8
    - Wolverine 1k mile: 8
    - Redwing GT: 7.5

    Thanks for any feedback!


    I wear GT in size 9, size 8.5 in Barrie/Trubalance boots and shoes. That should really clear things up!
     


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    interlockingny Senior member

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    Thanks to HorseHide for these Cigar Captoe Boots with Commando Soles on the Grant Last (9D). All my other Aldens are 8.5D on the Barrie last so I took a flyer these would be TTS. Now I'm trying to get use to the sleeker look of the Grant last compared to the Barrie [​IMG]

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    Those look great.

    I have a pair in 10.5D that I may put up for sale soon. PM me if interested.
     


  8. phantomx48

    phantomx48 Senior member

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    My new favorite spring/summer boot! The Indy boot looks fantastic in suede, and it is extremely comfortable and soft. . .highly recommend these.

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  9. kgmessier

    kgmessier Senior member

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    Thank you for the reply. Would you say the Clarks and Barrie last fit about the same?

    It's a weird comparison, but I'd say they're close to the same, although the Clarks seem a bit roomier, particularly with regard to the shoe box width.
     


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    I wear the same size in the TruBalance and the Barrie (US10D) and a 10E in G&G, for example.
    Thanks. So the Barrie and the TruBalance are quite similar, sizewise?
     


  11. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    My new favorite spring/summer boot! The Indy boot looks fantastic in suede, and it is extremely comfortable and soft. . .highly recommend these.


    I saw those at Union Made in SF. I really like them. I wasn't sold on the red rubber but these shoes convinced me.
     


  12. jhcam8

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    Those look great.

    I have a pair in 10.5D that I may put up for sale soon. PM me if interested.


    unworn?
     


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    I saw those at Union Made in SF. I really like them. I wasn't sold on the red rubber but these shoes convinced me.

    Exactly how I felt! The red sole complements the brown suede perfectly, and the natural welt makes a great transition.
     


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    So, I decided to get a pair of boots.
    Thanks to LS for their help, what a great bunch of guys over there.

    My fist pair of Alden boots, hopefully not my last.

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    and as you can see, the dog approves of these [​IMG]

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    So, I decided to get a pair of boots.
    Thanks to LS for their help, what a great bunch of guys over there.

    My fist pair of Alden boots, hopefully not my last.

    and as you can see, the dog approves of these [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    "He wouldn't notice if I took one little bite on the back there, would he?"
     


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