Sunday, January 31, 2010

Alden | Unnamed Moc Toe 6 inch boots





These new boots from Alden are such a perfect blend of an Indy boot and a classic white rubber sole. I'm instantly drawn to these as they seamlessly match my personal style. High quality, hand sewn, and yet draws from a blue collar inspiration. I love them. They are Iowa meets Alden. Featuring Horween Chromexcel leather on the brown one, and possibly on the black as well... (I forgot...Nick, some help?). Anyways, these looked great in person and hopefully even better on my feet. I told the Gent's at Alden that I believed these shoes would be a huge success and that I might be able to give them some market feedback. So let them know your thoughts on these (great) boots...

Thanks Flyod, Barry, and Robert for the early peak!

17 comments:

L.A.S said...

Holy Shit! These are sick. What's the deal on where to buy/how much?

Angelo said...

Yeah what's the deal here, I'm about to buy some RWs unless I should hold out for these

Ryan said...

They are still checking out the market, I told them I would test the waters for them... comment away, the three gentlemen would love to hear your voices... "We are the 5%"...

jon said...

I'm pretty sure these would crush the market. Would definitely grab the brown ones...perfect for basically 3 seasons here in Michigan.

chuck said...

The brown ones are dope.

Speedmaster said...

I love Alden boots, especially my 405s, but not a huge fan of the white soles.

Jon Gaffney said...

At first I was hesitant about the white soles as they don't fit in with my image of Alden. But, after getting past that I really like them. A very juxtaposed boot. A great middle ground between Indy's and RW's. How much they going for?

Thomas said...

Sorry dudes, these just ain't jiving with me. Cool idea but the aesthetic just isn't attractive.

Miles said...

I think these look really nice. Red Wings are a bit too clunky for me and these seem to be just right. Clean and simple, not as precious as a pair of Yuketen boots but nice and sturdy looking.

unitedstyle said...

Sorry, I prefer the classic Indy boot. I would like a rubber-soled Indy boot, but I'm not a fan of the white-wedge sole in general.

Andy said...

I prefer the classic Indy, but these are pretty cool. More my style than standard Red Wings.

Mitch said...

Jury's out. Can you give us more info? Is it a true moccasin toe or skin-stitched like the 405?

I personally prefer the black sole that you can see in the bottom photo of Nick's post:

http://horween.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/not-so-plain-toe-blucher/

But I REALLY prefer that 'hand finished chromexcel" guy. I would be so happy if Alden added a plain-toe boot on the barrie last to their regular lineup, instead of having to worry about all these boutique collaborations selling out before I can invest.

thanks for listening,
Mitch

Ryan said...

So the sole they are thinking of using is this: http://www.theshoemart.com/mas_assets/viewmore/ALD/H422/2R_H422.jpg

Which I am personally not a fan of...I were Red Wings (well documented on this blog) so I obviously like the white sole, and to each his own. But the bulk, weight, and profile of this shoe (to me) is much more superior to the 1907's I wear Fall- Winter in Chicago.

I think the only other question was, yes the moc toe is hand sewn. I asked.

Chip said...

I love em. I would totally cop a pair. I wish I hadn't bought red wings recently.

plaidout said...

You failed to capture the best part of these boots. Gentlemen, these boots have the most beautiful angle of a work boot I've ever seen. The back of the boot is cut so there's a clear right and left boot. It wraps to the natural warp of the ankle. The rear view explains it all. They designed it to swivel with the ankle. Seeing is believing.

Diphlexus said...

I love these. I love the white sole wedge look, but even more so when its cream and partnered with brown leather. Make them and give us the price. Thanks

Josh said...

Can these be purchased anywhere?