Saturday, December 15, 2007

Today's Shoes

Alden two-eyelet chukka boots in dark brown calfskin with a reverse welt, sole extension, and a commando sole (Barrie last). This is a special make-up for Alden of Carmel (AF32) that I purchased a number of years ago. The picture above shows a good detail of Alden's commando sole. The boot has a full double leather sole, then a low profile rubber lug sole stitched on top of it. It provides good traction without calling attention to itself. Adam Knott, the proprietor of Alden of Carmel, is primarily a make-up specialist, and he really likes the commando sole. I can't say that I disagree with him -- it makes for a very versatile shoe.

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