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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. kalanigee

    kalanigee Senior member

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    I would totally be uncool with that. Did he seriously pierce/sew through the insole? Just because they are seconds doesn't mean that shoe deserves that type of treatment. Just my 2 cents.
     
  2. randomkoreandude

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    yeah i dont understand ... how is that the repair? do you have the pics prior to this supposed "repair"
     
  3. zazaza

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    yes, i couldn't really believe it when i saw it. i feel like the first time i step in a puddle the water will go straight through the sole and into the foot bed.

    they were sold as seconds under the pretense they had a very minor cosmetic flaw. the flaw was barely noticeable, but this is something else.
    the fact the welt came undone after a week and this as a repair makes me feel like these never should have been sold in the first place, as seconds or otherwise.

    i dont have pics of them prior but can tell you they looked like a normal pair of alden 405s, except for the fact the welt was separating from the upper on the instep of the right boot.


    I would totally be uncool with that. Did he seriously pierce/sew through the insole? Just because they are seconds doesn't mean that shoe deserves that type of treatment. Just my 2 cents.
     
  4. robin

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    That repair looks okay to me. Here's what a cut up shoe looks like for reference:

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  5. zazaza

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    thanks for the photo, Robin.
    but does that stitch go from the insole though the footbed to the outsole, as it does on my repair
    i thought a welt stitch was always on the outside of the shoe as opposed to through the footbed...

    my big concern with this repair is water getting inside.
    a bigger picture concern is what will happen down the road when i need to have them resoled.

    this just seems like a temporary fix
     
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    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    bump

    ???
     
  8. bakatora

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    lol.. probably needed a second post to send a pm
     
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    [​IMG]

    Your big toe doesn't feel cramped in these?
     
  11. Razele

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    Robin isn't that blake rapid??

    Welt shouldn't look like that...

    I probably would talk to him about that. Also, seconds are just that. You win some you lose some.
     
  12. randomkoreandude

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    is brooks brothers no longer selling alden shoes? theres a 40% off all leather accessories for today (wednesday)
     
  13. acidboy

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    man. that repair job looks bad. I'd have them remove that stitch and have it fixed in a reputable shop or sent back to Alden myself.
     
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    There isn't much they can do repair wise

    It's straight through the liner
     
  15. wbc2

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    That's not how a goodyear welted shoe ought to be repaired. As mentioned, the repair makes your shoes less water resistant than they were originally designed. Also, the goodyear welting allows a shoe to be resoled without having to pierce holes onto the footbed side of the insole. wbc2
     
  16. false

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    My contribution to this great thread! Hi-Res pics from Winn Perry... ENJOY

    Winn Perry x Alden Round 3 (Model 40712H)

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    Do you actually have these and can post a review? They look significantly different from anything else out there. Wish they were true balance! Nice looking shoe though.
     
  17. scb

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    For me.. This is all I want for Christmas!!!![​IMG]

    wearing mine today
     
  18. breakz

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    Do you actually have these and can post a review? They look significantly different from anything else out there. Wish they were true balance! Nice looking shoe though.
    They look like Context's Roy with a captoe but minus the crepe sole. Not to detract from them, though--they're beautiful boots.
     
  19. rick

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    Do you actually have these and can post a review? They look significantly different from anything else out there. Wish they were true balance! Nice looking shoe though.


    i got them yesterday, and what is weird is a am a 10.5d on all barrie last, and these feel very tight. if anyone could shed some light on why i would be a diff size on these? i have about six other pairs of aldens on barrie and they fit fine. the reason i bought them is because i wanted a captoe on barrie. the leather is ok, the boot is not as clunky as my other barrie boots. if i had a choice i would like them a lot better if they wers shell. so i would say there ok but nothing great.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. Cigar is a light color?

    Saw the discussion on cordovan water spotting a few pages back, figured I would join in. To begin with, Cigar shell is one of the darker cordovan colors that Alden uses. Darker than both whiskey and revello for sure, it is a dark brown, beautiful stuff. Anyways I have a pair of balmoral oxfords in cigar shell and they will definitely get waterspots from rain. I always avoid wearing these shoes in the rain for sure, but if they do get wet the trick is to make sure you have some kind of cloth with you that you can dry them off immediately. If you can dry them off as soon as they get wet they are fine, but if they get a little bit of water on them and it sits for longer than a few minutes they will spot. Alden of Carmel has some recipe for water-proofing cordovan on their website, I dunno how well it works as I have never tried it. http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/
     
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