Just another Alden Indy Boot 403 Chromexcel Review

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by tnjyoung, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. tnjyoung

    tnjyoung A-List Customer

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    Hello loungers,

    I am very excited right now. I just received a new (to me) pair of Alden 403, Brown, Chromexcel Indy Boots.

    This is the second pair of Aldens I have owned. The first pair was the 405. Although I paid almost full price for them they must have been seconds as the heel pad was off-centered. I sold them right away.

    A couple of weeks ago my mind started 'wondering' again and I found a used pair of 403s on eBay. They had just been re-soled by Alden, so the leather was used, but the soles were brand new.

    I normally wear an 11 or 11.5, and these were a 10D, so I was a bit concerned they ay be too small. I was comforted by the many "order a 1/2 size small" posts and reviews I have read on the web.

    I held my breath, crossed my fingers, hoped, and said my prayers.

    They came today and I must say they are "at least" as good fitting as any shoes I have ever tried on. Maybe the very best (but who can actually remember every shoe, right?).

    I am thoroughly impressed with the looks, comfort, and build. The 10D fits me like a glove. I am not sure if this is because they are Chromexcel, because they are broken in, because they run big, or all of the above...but I love them.

    If you are, like me, an Indiana Jones fan, love leather, hand-made craftsmanship, shoes, boots, etc., I would simply say GO FOR THEM![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  2. Peacoat

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    Nice boots. Just the height I like for a casual boot.
     
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  3. tnjyoung

    tnjyoung A-List Customer

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    One thing I failed to mention... the price of these things have skyrocketed from around $350, when I first became aware of these boots, to an astonishing $550 now. I jumped on the opportunity to own these for the $300 I paid.
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2017
  4. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Nice score!
    I'm interested in the belt ;)
    Where's that one from?
     
  5. tnjyoung

    tnjyoung A-List Customer

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  6. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I thought it might be :)
     
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