Category: Thoughts and Blog

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Shoe Tree’d

Today I wanted to write on shoe trees. I am talking about the wood inserts that are placed into shoes in between wearings, not a tree that shoes grow on. If you do nothing...

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The Citi Tanker

One of the Alden classic boots has become the “Tanker” Boot. The Tanker Boot refers specifically to a Norwegian Split Toe (NST) Boot made around the Barrie Last. Why it is called the Tanker...

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Extending the Life of a Leather Sole

Alden uses some of the finest leather soles available, the John Rendenbach Oak-Leather soles. J. Redndenbach has been making the same fine leather soles since 1871. Their soles are tanned in oak bark for 9...

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Caring for Your Shell Cordovan

My shoe care regiment is heavily based upon the well practiced “Mac Method“, however, it has some minor twists and additional specificity. I will sometimes refer to it as the “Mike Method”. Before I...

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The King of the Wing

If Alden’s Color 8 Shell Cordovan is the “King” of colors, then I would propose that the Longwing Blucher is the “King” of the Wingtips. The now stock, Alden 975 (Color 8 Longwing Blucher)...

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Alden Whiskey “Indy” Boot

After a roughly two to two and a half year wait after I first contacted Alden of Madison, the highly sought after and seldomly made Whiskey Shell Cordovan “Indy” Boots have arrived. These special...

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Alden “Brassvello” LWB

I wanted to start off my blog by highlighting my favorite pair of Alden’s within my collection to date. That would be what I now call my “Brassvello” LWB. It is essentially the traditional...