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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. wmb

    wmb Senior member

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    just wondering, where did you pick those up?

    Leather Soul HI
     
  2. GoSurface

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    How long does it take to break these in? They hurt my feet like hell when I wore them the last three days. Nice creasing already though.

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  3. robin

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    Not long. They shouldn't hurt at all.

    edit. btw, J. Gilbert has some new custom models in (chukkas, wingtips, bluchers) but I passed on them all because they raised their prices by $50 or so. $500+ for calfskin alden's after sales tax is nuts.
     
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    Do Aldens ever go on sale? Or perhaps more appropriately, are there any predictable sales I could look forward to?

    With all the price reductions lately, its hard to pay retail for anything.
     
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    Do Aldens ever go on sale? Or perhaps more appropriately, are there any predictable sales I could look forward to?

    With all the price reductions lately, its hard to pay retail for anything.


    They had some aldens on sale at the boutique in Chinatown (Washington DC).

    Robin, they shouldn't hurt at all, or they shouldn't hurt at all after breaking them in?
     
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    Robin, they shouldn't hurt at all, or they shouldn't hurt at all after breaking them in?
    What's making your feet hurt exactly? Mine caused some sore heels for the first day, but I don't remember them giving me much other trouble.
     
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    What's making your feet hurt exactly? Mine caused some sore heels for the first day, but I don't remember them giving me much other trouble.

    I don't know. Probably all of the walking I did showing the gays around. I wore them non stop on Georgetowns/DC's uneven pavement, bricked, cracked sidewalks. I just asked another Alden lover, and he said his feet hurt like hell for awhile too. Up until like 50 wears.
     
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    I have a pair of Indy's, and they shouldn't make your feet hurt.
     
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    I have 5 pairs of Indy's (calf, suede, cordo).
    None of them hurt while breaking in.
     
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    Well damn, I didn't know we all had the same type of feet.
     
  11. robin

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    I think xchen has said that his were uncomfortable for awhile.
     
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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?
    traction is great for wet pavement/rain. however it is useless for snow. I walked like 10 feet on snowy dirt and the smoothness of the sole caused me to almost fall over a few times. I am hoping to get commando soles once the original wear out. Don't ask me if this is possible or not because I don't know, it is just a hope. Also the Indy's were one of the most comfortable Aldens for me personally. They rubbed against me bad in two spots but that went away after 5 short wears. If they hurt you really bad, I suspect they are not the right size OR the tru-balance last is not ideal for your feet. Either way I hope they get better soon.
     
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    so I'm thinking about picking up a pair of boots from leather soul, and these are the styles I'm considering:

    ultimate indy
    indy in vintage leather
    plain toe boot

    any thoughts/personal experiences?
     
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    so I'm thinking about picking up a pair of boots from leather soul, and these are the styles I'm considering: ultimate indy indy in vintage leather plain toe boot any thoughts/personal experiences?
    i would go with the plain toe over the indy. i am waiting for my cap-toe in #8 shell (due this month, i think). #8 is more versatile. i was going to get the ultimate indy, but couldn't bring myself to spend the premium for boots that were going to be beaters for the most part.
     
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    I really wish they did an ultimate indy in black suede [​IMG]
     
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    daddy's check late this month?
     
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    if there was enough interest Leathersoul could probably get one ordered.
     
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    well, anyone else interested? we could start a list. I'll email tom and see what he says..
     
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    daddy's check late this month?

    he doesnt send me checks. he puts cash into my account so its instantly available.
     
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