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i love my indy's! honestly the best shoes i have ever owned. i think they were talking about the other boots, no?

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does anyone hear wear oxfords/brogues/wingtips (basically anything that isn't a boot) without socks? With low socks? trying to figure out summer styles but don't want smelly feet

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does anyone hear wear oxfords/brogues/wingtips (basically anything that isn't a boot) without socks? With low socks? trying to figure out summer styles but don't want smelly feet

What ^ said is probably right. I wear loafer socks if i wanna go sockless. in my opinion when I have loafer socks on, my feet are far more comfortable than when I go sockless.

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what do you guys know about the alden modified last?

after taking the advice posted about shoemart.com and factory seconds, i went to the alden store and got sized (7E in aldens, 8D in most shoes) and now have a chance to get some nice alden dress shoes for a steep discount. the only thing that i am unsure about is the last. what is the modified last?

Great last - very comfortable. They look a little funky in the toe box but you'll get used to them. Very limited styling on the Modified but Alden Store sometimes has them on sale. If you like they way they fit, but them - very comfortable shoes. If you want more variety in the US on that Last - go to Moulded Shoe. If you want real variety on that last - you'll need to purchase thru Japan or Anatomica in Paris. You're gonna pay up big to buy the so be prepared - but if you want real variety, you have no choice....

Also - once you've found your size in Modified Last - signup for Shoe Mart seconds list and hang out till there's a second in your size coming out of Japan, France or Moulded Shoe...

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Got these on Friday. Went straight to work on the my house (storm doors, yard work, flower bed, roof sealant). They are fantastic. Why did it take so long for me to know about these?

I will clean and Obenauf in due time.

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Hey Joelz, you could always try something like this...

http://www.selectism.com/news/2010/06/01/falke-invisible-socks/

What ^ said is probably right. I wear loafer socks if i wanna go sockless. in my opinion when I have loafer socks on, my feet are far more comfortable than when I go sockless.

That's what prompted the post braid - now i just need to find a good source of loafer socks

or those crazy see thru things

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does anyone hear wear oxfords/brogues/wingtips (basically anything that isn't a boot) without socks? With low socks? trying to figure out summer styles but don't want smelly feet

I rarely wear socks, but I'm pretty sure I'm a freak because my feet just don't sweat unless I'm walking around a theme park for like 5 hours in Texas heat. Other than that, mine are fine. My wife hates on me because of it.

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thought it was time for an update on my Alden 405's and Wesco's... no real light as it was getting dark, but you get the idea....

I've been trying to rotate and wear at least twice a week per pair.

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Great last - very comfortable. They look a little funky in the toe box but you'll get used to them. Very limited styling on the Modified but Alden Store sometimes has them on sale. If you like they way they fit, but them - very comfortable shoes. If you want more variety in the US on that Last - go to Moulded Shoe. If you want real variety on that last - you'll need to purchase thru Japan or Anatomica in Paris. You're gonna pay up big to buy the so be prepared - but if you want real variety, you have no choice....

Also - once you've found your size in Modified Last - signup for Shoe Mart seconds list and hang out till there's a second in your size coming out of Japan, France or Moulded Shoe...

well, i found a pair on the seconds list and will be getting them in the mail soon. i hope they are as nice as i think they will be and will post pics.

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^^^^Beautiful WESCO's HH. Thanks for the update. I noticed you have some old school roller buckles on them. Does WESCO still carry them?

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Memorial Day weekend Southern VT I snagged NWOT Orvis x Alden Aviator boots @ 60% off at the Orvis tent sale in Manchester VT. TruBalance last plain toe oiled nubuck. Will try to post pics but these are exactly what I had been looking for for a while.

There were a bunch of Aldens and Gokeys on the tables in various sizes, they might turn up in the Orvis Outlet store in Manchester at deep discounts . . .

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^^^^Beautiful WESCO's HH. Thanks for the update. I noticed you have some old school roller buckles on them. Does WESCO still carry them?

thanks, I don't know. You're the second to ask me. They did when I ordered them back in 2004. Maybe it's a special thing you have to ask for....

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That's what prompted the post braid - now i just need to find a good source of loafer socks

or those crazy see thru things

Journey's.

They do slip off your feet sometimes, but they work pretty well.

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looks like ur laces broke at the same place mine did...need Alden to reinforce the simple ones..

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Somebody with small feet really should snatch up the super cheap White's I'm selling...$150 shipped. Check out the link in my signature.

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Journey's.

They do slip off your feet sometimes, but they work pretty well.

awesome - i did some googling and that seems to be a good source of them...seems like i'll have to get them online

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Just got this today, ordered them since April 5. Navy bourton natural welt with dainite sole, i wear 7UK in stow so i ordered 6.5UK for the bourton and fit perfectly. The bourton has a pointer toe compare to the stow. The shoe cream also works pretty good.

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Before...

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After Cat's Paw treatment...

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they seem too dressy to me to have cat paws on them. I hope you wore down the original soles before you did that....

And yes on my 405's the laces broke twice there. I finally got sick of it and just tied them together... oddly once I did that they never broke again...

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I wore it around for a month before applying the cat's paw.

It made a huge difference in terms of comfort and walkability.

I'm doing the same thing with my Cigar Chukka boot so let's see...

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I'm trying to get some Alden 405's with the original lining. With shipping to Germany.

Where to order.

Thanks in advance.

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thanks, I don't know. You're the second to ask me. They did when I ordered them back in 2004. Maybe it's a special thing you have to ask for....

I was talking with someone at Wesco last month about this. Wesco no longer carries roller buckles, but will put them on if you supply them. Anybody know of a source?

Those boots look great. Is that the western toe? I wasn't keen on it until I saw your books broken in. I was thinking of having something put together on a stacked heel (a no-go with the moto patrol toe).

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I was talking with someone at Wesco last month about this. Wesco no longer carries roller buckles, but will put them on if you supply them. Anybody know of a source?

Those boots look great. Is that the western toe? I wasn't keen on it until I saw your books broken in. I was thinking of having something put together on a stacked heel (a no-go with the moto patrol toe).

I'll have to find my original paperwork on them, but I'm pretty sure it's the western toe or the motorcycle toe... Boss main, brown, brass hardware...

Too bad about the rollers, I love them. Try ebay for a set or find an oldtime hardware supply place maybe...?

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I don't think they have to be straight up engineer boot roller buckles. If you find the right size and color, I think you can use any squarish roller buckle, which are very easy to find all over the net.

Speaking of which, here are my 4 year old Chippewas with rollers.

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here is a photo of some of my boots, any body else rockin Danners or Wesco?

i hope this is the right thread.

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the instep of my Wesco highliners, i was a boot freak before becoming a denim geek

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I don't think they have to be straight up engineer boot roller buckles. If you find the right size and color, I think you can use any squarish roller buckle, which are very easy to find all over the net.

Speaking of which, here are my 4 year old Chippewas with rollers.

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Coleslawyum, I think you've posted these before - I can't get over how amazing they look!! Correct me if I'm wrong: Tan Bomber Chippewa's with Okuyama sole treatment and his buckles?

Killer Boots, man!!

Cheers!

Edit: Hope you don't mind me posting these beauties on my blog.

John

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^^^Yeah, MB, I must've post these like a million times already. You are correct on both accounts. These are my favorite kick around boots.

Thanks! By all means, you can post these on your blog.

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