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 Do you use shoe trees when you aren't wearing them?  Luckily AE can still recraft them, and from my experience, for $125, they bring the shoe to an almost new condition. 
 Any pair of shoes that you own can be anywhere from 3 months old, to a year or two, especially the well known models where you might have an uncommon size or if you are purchasing cordovan which is clearly not purchased/manufactured nearly as quickly as calfskin. With that being said, the leather can dry out a bit after a certain amount of time.  It won't hurt the leather, however if you have shoes that are not properly conditioned and the leather doesn't have the...
  Gorgeous shoes.  Since they are brand new, you really don't know how long they have been in the box for, so you definitely want to give a good application of Saphir Renovateur.  I always apply with a dauber, and for new shoes I"ll let it sit for a solid hour until it is 100% dry.  Brush the piss out of them.  What I usually do as well if you want that nice shine, is get a bottle of neutral cordovan polish by saphir.  I use this for both cordovan and calfskin shoes, and...
Could have had me fooled, they look identical to my shell pair
So were these the last pair of seconds available roughly in February that they sold for $299 as a special? Got it. Thanks.
When were these purchased?  Did you get them from the shoe bank?
 I just got a pair of Daltons and they are my 9th pair of AE's... take that as a hint of when you really want to spend that kind of money on dress boots. It safe to say that your 1st pair should be a pair that you can use during many occasions and throughout the entire year, which, you can with the strands.Their walnut strand is one of their flagship models and colors. You can wear them with pajamas and they will still look good. I highly suggest you go with the Strands...
I appreciate my AE cordovan strands. Now this post is relevent to the thread topic. So for $12.95 amazon offers a deer bone. 1 review mentioned it was used for shell cordovan so I ordered it. Might need some sanding to get nice and smooth, but i'm ok with that. http://www.amazon.com/Deer-Leg-Bone/dp/B00C3KU3J8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1391021534&sr=8-1&keywords=deer+bone If anyone has extensive knowledge of this, is there any major differences between orgering a...
While I love all my shoes, once I hit like.... 8... it started getting less exciting.  I have like 12 shoes in rotation i have to polish, i'm so pissed right now.
 I'll go back to Steve Madden and Kenneth Cole Reaction if that is the case.  And Aldo.  And Hugo Boss.  And Aldo again.
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