Some feet are easier to fit that others. Some customers are more particular about fit than others.
The extra eyelets/laces of boots may help a customers get a better fit than low top footwear can provide.
I am just trying to get more information so that I have an understanding. I am not sure what type/style of Aberdeen-lasted boot you are considering. It seems most of Alden's boots are produced using Barrie, Truebalanace, or Grant lasts. If you've tried on and like the fit of a 10B...
If I understand you correctly, the one pair of Alden boots you have is a Barrie-lasted 9C (which is too short and too wide ).
Also, you think that an Aberdeen-lasted 10B boot from Alden may be a good fit, but you've not tried on a pair of that size?
I agree that Alden's plantation sole makes for an exceptionally comfortable walking shoe. I would like to see Alden bring back to their planation-sole line the Norweigian front All Weather Walker, add a long wing blucher, and add an Indy boot.
Shoes constructed with a steel shank will be more supportive and hold their shape longer than a shoe constructed without a shank. Allen Edmonds shoes and boots are not constructed with a shank.
Why not buy an Alden brand boot ?
That is the type of information I wanted, thanks.
It seems several of the current Indy boots, especially the retailer special version models, have the Commando sole. I am not sure if that is because people believe it looks better than the traditional Neocork sole, or that rubber on the bottom...
Do any of you here own/wear an Alden Indy boot with Neocork sole as well as a pair with the Commando sole ?
I have the standard #405 boot w/Neocork sole and like it very much and am curious how the fit/comfort/durability etc... of the Commando sole compares.