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Thanks for sharing this Bengal-stripe.I particularly appreciated your comment in your last sentence.That also goes for almost all of the Owner's, Presidents, Managing Directors and, CEO's I have had the pleasure to meet (and some befriend) over my 40+ years in the shoe biz.They take pride and have a driving passion for the prestige of their brand. They also run their operations like a Team/Family unit.And finally, they are open-minded to listen to workers who offer...
After looking into it In saw that their was an error in the pricing in the amount of $25.00.Issue corrected.
I'm not so sure of that..... We work on lots shell cords with Dainite soles. Insole cracking does not seam to be problematic any more than with a leather sole. It's far from a perfect world when it comes to footwear. Things like that happen from time to time. As DW mentioned a competent cobbler cobbler can install a full sock liner that will cover the cracks and make the shoe more comfortable. Just ask him to use kid skin because it's thin and won't take up as much room...
Please do and let us know one way or another.
We are talking about mass production here. If they can figure out a way to fix the heel problem without creating a huge expense for auto-nailing the heels. Keep in mind, last I heard they manufacture 2600 pair of shoes per day and want to keep within a certain price-point made here in the U.S.A.With that in mind it's certainly not cost efficient for them to "dump loads of ink on the surface and edges". Further, I see several brand new pair per week out of the box for sole...
We wrote about two different things. First, the rubber heels on AE are improved.Then the finish...If you didn't like the finish and the two shoes were not alike why did you buy them?About the finish....This is exactly why I refuse requests to do antiquing/burnishing of the uppers. It's all subjective. After spending hours on a job that we think looks really good, the customer had a different idea of the result even after he told us what he expected. There a few guys out...
How new?
It's internal stuff. No big mystery but I know they worked on it.
I believe AE is now using an improved rubber top. It also holds better to the base.
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