Cool, thanks. I think that's the direction I'll go in. Unlike a lot of the shoe guys on SF, I love shoes but I don't love polishing them. If I can get away with a cloth and jar of renovateur then I'm set!
Yeah I think shell is next although EG may be a league I'm not quite ready to play in.I have one pair of shells (red-ish Carmina boots) but I've hardly worn them so I'm not really familiar with the leather.
I've been lazy with cleaning so here goes. My collection has gone from AE only to EP Carminas and now have EP Aldens coming.
Carmina double monks at my office so not shown.
The AE have become great crappy weather shoes and I still love the Strands.
I tried both size options and ended up in between. So I opted for one size down with insoles and they're perfect.They're meant to stretch a bit too. The 1.5 is consistent for most though so you should be good.