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cm289
07-04-2012, 02:10 AM
These found their way to my doorstep today, courtesy of UPS-

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IfAdventureHasAName
07-04-2012, 02:23 AM
Not bad. Not bad at all. Looking very nice. From all preliminary indications, how's the production quality along with the fit?

cm289
07-04-2012, 02:42 AM
I had originally ordered 8.5s, but I when I read they ran large I emailed Todd's and asked to be sent 8s instead. These are marked 8s, but I'd put the fit between 8.5 and 9- just about perfect for my foot- roomy enough that I can wear thick hiking socks if I wanted, but not too roomy. The leather smells amazing! The stitching seems really tight with no skipped stitches, and the soles are attached as well as those on my expensive Danner's. The soles are really stiff- unsure if that's due to the newness of the boot or the shank, or both. The shoelace hooks seem a little lightweight; I've never seen Aldens in person so I don't know if they're the same hooks or not. Overall, I'm really impressed with quality of these boots.

patchcamel
07-04-2012, 04:06 AM
Wow, they look great! Congratulations on your new pair of boots!

fenris
07-04-2012, 02:41 PM
I have to agree, the boots do look great.

adirondack jones
07-11-2012, 08:05 PM
CM, now I'm confused. I usually wear a size 9 but was thinking about getting Todd's boots in an 8. Now I'm wondering if an 8.5 would be better?

Indiana Bugs
07-11-2012, 10:20 PM
Cost?

cm289
07-12-2012, 02:28 AM
They're $150 at http://www.toddscostumes.com/costumes/movie-costumes-indiana-jones-costume/indiana-jones-clothing/indiana-jones-boots/

As far as sizing goes, I'd just email Todd your normal shoe size and ask what he recommends you get- the pre-ordered boots ran about a size large, but he may have corrected that by now.

Indiana Bugs
07-12-2012, 06:00 PM
Thanks, cm. If there's one thing I'm the most hesitant to buy through the mail, it's shoes.

neutronbomb
07-12-2012, 08:37 PM
Yep. Same here. I've had nothing but bad luck with buying shoes without trying them on. It's only after multiple buys of Alden's along with a few returns that I now know my size and can just order them.

You could ask Todd what his exchange policy is. This way you could try them on and exchange them for a different size if you need to.

K-Wad
07-13-2012, 07:28 AM
I really like these, but, I too dislike buying shoes over the internet unless it is a brand and style I know. I have wide, short feet and usually have to go half size up to get the width. The last batch fit me great.

Unfortunately, these are all new, so ordering the same size probably wont work.

My question for those of you who have a pair already, how wide do these shoes run and what is the sole and heel material like?

My old ones had soles that were hard and waxy feeling, but, wore out very quickly. The heels were a soft rubber that liked to crumble and fall off in chunks (after I glued them back on).

I know he has fixed all the construction issues of the old ones, I'd just like to know how the sole material will hold up before considering buying.