Phil Doty: Great video Tristan. I purchased these about a year ago and they are my favorite. I wear them on average 2-3 times a week and am starting to get wear on them. The rubber sole towards the tip is starting to wear out. I was wondering how your pair is holding up? Thanks, and keep up the great videos!
whootoobe: What did you not like about them that you sold them? Thank you for the detailed shoe reviews. I'm a newcomer to the world of Alden or fine shoes in general and your videos are a great guide.
Joe Dimes: Do you wear the same size in the trubalance and barrie last?
greg white: you obviously cant afford them
nkyryry: Shell cordovan is not the end all be all of boots. Boots go on your feet. They will wear exactly like every other boot on the planet. That is if you actually wear them.
aerosurferlv: Very slick, 2 thumbs up!
FreakyScaryChannel: Alden shoes are quite nice, but anyone that has owned a pair of White's Boots understands that Alden should stick to shoes...
tracyfans: do you have a facebook? wanna see how these aged..
PHOTOTRISTAN: Work hard, save and invest well.
PHOTOTRISTAN: Yes, regular shoe bags will not fit boots. You need larger ones.
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.
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: 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
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.
stan_sprinkle: oh man, cigar + commando... I'd be on that if I found it in my size.
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.
voxer99: Thanks for your help on this. Where were you able to buy Alden Indy boots in Seoul?
stan_sprinkle: when I say "half size up in cordovan", I mean 10.5 - half size up from whatever you wear in Barrie
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
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