sambking: Great video. I emailed the ShoeMart a few months ago to see when they would
have more of these in stock in my size. They didn't know so nice score!
Keep the videos coming. They are really great!
Jabulani Phakathi: how many pairs of Alden do you have?
pennfootball71: nice review what are the advantages of Shell Cordovan? Do they need the
same maintenance as calf skin? Or more?
ATL3809: Thanks for the awesome review! How are you liking them after a few months?
I'm thinking of buying these for an all around every(other)day street boot.
Would the shell cordovan look too "nice" for that you think, in comparison
with a chromexcel version?
Hao Wang: Thx for the review! Could you share how to get the commando sole? I know AE
has an option of adding rubber pad when ordering shoes on its website, but
all Alden's shell cordovans I saw on Shoemart or Aldenshop are pure leather
Kelvin Chin: You have many pairs of shoes!
How many do you own now?
It has been a long time since you last uploaded a shoe video..
Geotubest: Have you posted a more recent video of these boots? I think you mentioned
in this video that you'd follow up in a year or so with a video. Would be
interesting to see how these have broken in. Thanks.
Joe Lau: It is shell cordovan colour no.8 Indy .
Matt Kohut: In your experience, what material wears and looks better with age, shell
cordovan or Chromexcel? I want to get indy boots to use everyday and I want
the most durable material. Thanks!
Joe Lau: There are some stains in my Indy boots after rain splash. The problem is
not serious , but the surface is not shining enough. I have used horsehair
brush to try to improve the situation , but the result is not good. Do you
have any suggestion ? I have just worn it for several times.
geminiflip613: Shoebags came with my pair of 403's I bought from the Alden shop in DC.
Joe Lau: if i wear uk 8 in converse, what size should i wear in shell cordovan indy
loonacy4: can you recommend any similar boots for someone on a budget. I love the
look of the indy boot but simply cant afford them.
voxer99: I know the neighborhood. It's a steep markup but better than ordering the
wrong size, sending them back, etc. Many thanks for this.
phototristan: I really like the commando sole.
HealthyJoeful: Damn those look sick.
phototristan: These are also 8D. I recommend the same size as Barrie last as they are
phototristan: Work hard, save and invest well.
stan_sprinkle: oh man, cigar + commando... I'd be on that if I found it in my size.
stan_sprinkle: They told me they were getting a new shipment last week, so now would be a
good time to go and see which sizes they have. Check both stores. I was
originally on the hunt for color 8 cordovan chukkas. Unipair didn't have my
size but San Francisco Market did
MrJun909: Alden should give you one free pair by now with all the Aldens that you
itskawaiidesufuntime: this boot is like looking at a timepiece, a work of art. im glad i stumbled
upon this corner of youtube.
stan_sprinkle: A store called "Unipair" (unipairstore). One street over there is another
store San Francisco Market that also sells them. The markup on them in
Korea is pretty tough to stomach sometimes, especially for cordovan. But
after my foreigner's tax refund, I probably only paid $80 more than I
should have for the Indys. For cordovan, will probably just wait until my
next US trip or have my family ship them.
phototristan: You might look to Red Wings.
phototristan: That's actually one I want to buy soon, just haven't had the opportunity
yet. I've heard that some woman wear Aldens and there is certainly nothing
preventing it, if you can just get sized correctly.
stan_sprinkle: I have a pair of 9D AE McAllisters. I don't own any Barrie last shoes, but
tried on 4 or 5 different Barrie shoes at the store. I ended up buying some
Indy Chromexcel boots in 8D. I think the Trubalance last is a wee bit
slimmer than Barrie, based on what I tried. I have a skinny foot - D width
but skinny in terms of thickness - and found that Barries had loads of
space between the top of my foot and top of the shoe. So 8D Trubalance fit
me really well, 8D barrie fits but is a little roomy
voxer99: Thanks for your help on this. Where were you able to buy Alden Indy boots
nana: you know, that actually looked pretty cool when you wore them, I kinda want
to try. BUT HOW DO YOU AFFORD ALL THESE THINGS?!
phototristan: I have not.
voxer99: I know your regular size is 8.5D and you went down to 8D for your Alden
975s. What size are your cordovan Indy Boots? Is the Trubalance last
similar to the Barrie last? I'm an 11E in Allan Edmonds McAllister. Any
sizing recommendations for the Indy or the 975? Many thanks.
magicapricot: freaking beautiful, although I prefer the plantation crepe sole to the
commando. I've been on a cordovan spree myself. I really can't get enough
of it right now.
Matt Sheehan: hello, i was wondering if you know of anywhere to obtain larger sized moc
toe boots? i own several pair of red wings, but no moc toes. i wear a size
16 so you can imagine it is not easy finding any haha, please help!
stan_sprinkle: Also, D-width McAllisters are borderline snug on me, so even I might have
been able to wear E-width. So I'd say you are almost surely 10D in Barrie,
but for Trubalance you might need E-width. And for cordovan, because it
doesn't stretch much, you might even go a half size up in Trubalance. My
Indys are not cordovan, they were comfortable snug and are loosening up.
But if they were cordovan, I might size up. Unfortunately, you just gotta
try some on
LordChrisHimself: The speedhooks on my Indys rotate, but I do like the look of the hooks. I
like the eyelets too though, hard choice. Congrats on the score man..
stan_sprinkle: I got some Indy Chromexcel boots 2 weeks ago and they came with shoe bags.
But I bought them from a shop in Seoul, so maybe they just through the shoe
bags in there because they had it. They're a pretty tight fit, so maybe
they gave me bags for regular shoes and not boot sized bags. The bags you
have look larger... to they easily fit the boots?
stan_sprinkle: when I say "half size up in cordovan", I mean 10.5 - half size up from
whatever you wear in Barrie
dave0z96: Have you ever considered Whites boots, Im thinking about buying a pair of
semi dress in shark leather, and water buffalo leather .
phototristan: Yes, regular shoe bags will not fit boots. You need larger ones.
MatteNoob: I'm not following you for your shoe videos, so pardon me for asking if it
is as rude as asking a woman her age, but how many shoes have you got?
magicapricot: freaking do it. Their calf is more impressive than Alden's and when they do
recrafts, they'll actually replace damaged section of the upper along with
the sole and cork.
tracyfans: do you have a facebook? wanna see how these aged..
Kray Z. Bitts: Love 'em!! Industrial look is great.
brandoncormac: Beautiful shoes and great review. Keep it up!
voxer99: Thanks Tristan, that's a big help!
Alden Shell Cordovan Color 8 Indy Boots4.8
out of 5