Posts Tagged ‘ 403 ’

the alden indy boot

i’ve wanted these indy boots for over 3 years now.  i’ve been to new york twice during this time with the intention to buy a pair at the alden store on madison avenue.  i chickened out both times after trying them on.  i told the guys working there that i would order a pair when i got back to nashville.  i finally made good on that promise last month when a friend of mine told me he knew one of the gentlemen that worked at that store (shout out to curt who took excellent care of me).

it only took me two tries to get the size right.  i measure a 9.5 on a brannock device and went a half size down as instructed.   the 9 felt huge on my feet, so i returned and reordered an 8.5.  they fit like a glove.  these are by far some of the nicest boots i will ever own.  they’re every bit worth the wait and money.  i can’t wait to break them in; although, i probably won’t let them get as destroyed as indiana jones’:

fall boot debate 2011

i’m trying to save a little cash these days, so i’m allowing myself one new pair of boots for the fall.  i’ve narrowed my choices down to two: alden 403 “indy” boots and wolverine 1000 mile boots.  i like the price of the wolverines much better than the aldens, but i’ve heard the indy boots are really comfortable.  i’m giving myself a week to decide.  which one do you think i should go with?

alden 403

wolverine 1000 mile