There are so many options with Alden's footwear I don't think I can ever get bored. These Alden Long Wings come in a black leather and with a slightly unexpected "brothel creeper" sole unit. I saw the long wing with a crepe sole once on a pair Mr. Wayne Pate had pulled out for me to see. While the crepe sole and leather toe aren't my first choice for the long wing - I think it looks great and definitely adds a beefy fall feeling to the American classic. I don't think it's the kind of shoe for everyone, but maybe the long wing collector who would like to diversify or for somebody who feels a leather sole could be too formal for their aesthetic. These are available at the Japanese shop Silver and Gold, I really love the way they do their product shots on the site. Just throw the shoes down and snap the pictures, at least it feels like it was that easy.