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#1 2015-03-14 12:36:04

Beestonplace
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@Shooman: How long does it take...

...to wear Aldens in?

I have a wonderful pair of Colour 8 cap-toe derby Aldens and it takes ages until they fit comfortably. My high wrist has always been a problem; in this case the double soles seem to be very stiff and the cork-filled part of the sole does not give way and the mid part my of my soles, just before the heel, hurts like hell.

Any comments/ideas?

 

#2 2015-03-15 16:16:42

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Re: @Shooman: How long does it take...

I'll get back to providing a response soon. I need to ask you a few questions in order to provide a proper answer.


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#3 2015-03-16 12:47:39

The_Shooman
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Re: @Shooman: How long does it take...

Beestonplace wrote:

...to wear Aldens in?

I have a wonderful pair of Colour 8 cap-toe derby Aldens and it takes ages until they fit comfortably. My high wrist has always been a problem; in this case the double soles seem to be very stiff and the cork-filled part of the sole does not give way and the mid part my of my soles, just before the heel, hurts like hell.

Any comments/ideas?

Beestonplace wrote:

My high wrist has always been a problem

The word "wrist" is your instep, right?

Beestonplace wrote:

sole does not give way and the mid part my of my soles

So the mid part under your foot hurts?

Beestonplace wrote:

just before the heel, hurts like hell

Under the heel part (near front of heel) or the arch?


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#4 2015-03-16 15:29:26

Beestonplace
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Re: @Shooman: How long does it take...

Yes, I mean my instep - this is why I usually have to go for "F" width.

Having looked at a few medical diagrams, it is the transversal arch that hurts like hell.

 

#5 2015-03-21 17:09:11

The_Shooman
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Re: @Shooman: How long does it take...

Beestonplace wrote:

Yes, I mean my instep - this is why I usually have to go for "F" width.

Having looked at a few medical diagrams, it is the transversal arch that hurts like hell.

Is this the first time you have worn Alden's on that last? Seems like it is.

O.k, lets keep this simple. The best bet is to wear the shoes 1 - 2 hours every second or third day, but no longer than 1 - 2 hours at a time, this is very VERY important. Do this for 10 - 20 wears and see if the fit is acceptable on your feet. When up to 20 wears (1 - 2 hours each time) has been done, if they  hurt after a day's wear then don't continue to wear them.

I find that shell starts to soften up after about 10 or less wears.


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#6 2016-05-22 11:02:29

Beestonplace
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Re: @Shooman: How long does it take...

And - gone they are

 

#7 2016-05-25 13:12:47

Beestonplace
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Re: @Shooman: How long does it take...

Aldens CAN be the works of the devil. As nice as they are - if they dont fit well, it doesnt make any sense

 

#8 2016-05-25 15:28:11

woofboxer
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Re: @Shooman: How long does it take...

I've tried a few pairs on but never found that they fitted me well. The sizing seems quite different to other brands.


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#9 2016-05-25 20:41:47

Chévere
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Re: @Shooman: How long does it take...

I have a wide foot. They are great for me.


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#10 2016-05-25 23:44:58

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Re: @Shooman: How long does it take...

The standard American fit, including Aldens is a D width. Most English shoemakers they are an E, with many winter shoes being an F or even a G. You can of course get wider fits from Aldens.

Their Cordovan Long Wing Blucher took some time in breaking-in for me, the last was quite different to what I was use to. The Trad Saddle Oxford by comparison took no breaking in.


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#11 2016-05-26 00:40:05

Beestonplace
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Re: @Shooman: How long does it take...

for me, C&Js still rule when it comes to breaking in. I have a couple of pairs which I have worn from day one, without any "breaking in".

 

#12 2016-05-26 01:20:54

4F Hepcat
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Re: @Shooman: How long does it take...

I agree, I've never had any problems with breaking in C&J's from day one. Now the Alden chukka's I've got - man that took quite some time before they became comfortable.


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#13 2016-05-26 07:11:06

Beestonplace
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Re: @Shooman: How long does it take...

This is why C&J ROCKS and Alden is, like, meh

 

#14 2016-05-26 09:10:59

Yuca
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Re: @Shooman: How long does it take...

Chévere wrote:

I have a wide foot. They are great for me.

So their normal width is wider than other brands?


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#15 2016-05-27 05:07:38

Chévere
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From: Baltimore
Posts: 836

Re: @Shooman: How long does it take...

Yuca wrote:

Chévere wrote:

I have a wide foot. They are great for me.

So their normal width is wider than other brands?

Better ask Shooey....
But I find in the US there are never wide models of english shoes, or european shoes.


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#16 2018-02-10 05:53:01

Beestonplace
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Re: @Shooman: How long does it take...

And for some strange reason, C&J handgrades seem to break in easier than benchgrades.

 

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