AOC-77 (unlined NST)
Model： AOC-77 unlined NST (prod. code: 7K)
Style No.：D7610 F
Size： 9 1/2 D
Shop: Alden of Carmel
To tell the truth, I was really interested in this shoe when it was announced at AoC's HP. I wanted to place a pre-order immediately but I was considering similar design to request, #8 AC-1. This shoe is unlined and AC-1 is saddle shoe... Designs are actually different but it might look just a similar shoe...
In the end, I didn't order that time and I almost forgot about this shoe. But, pictures posted on SF captured my eyes... Repeatedly looking pictures on that day, I finally couldn't stopped myself to ask Adam, "do you still have a stock on my size?"
This shoe is really cool. Basically, I prefer thick double sole but this single sole rather looks wider than double sole versions and its slim upper body matches in quite well balance. Maybe because its upper is unlined, toe seems thiner and slimmer than lined one and I think I like that.
Unlined shoe might be better to be worn in spring/summer time, but I can hardly wait to break in this shoe! :-)