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Very nice, I think I like that a lot better than the Strandmoks.Chris
With the distressed leather, you are going to develop creases and different shading is a lot of areas of the shoe. I have noticed this withy my tan natural McTavish, but I have noticed it more on my cognac McTavish.I would say put some AE Leather Lotion on them and wear them. That is the look I want with a distressed leather, so I would keep them. But they are your shoes, so you have to be sure you are OK with them.Chris
This is what I do with new calf shoes. I use AE Cleaner / Conditioner, buff, apply AE paste wax, buff, wear.Chris
For the Long Branch, I would use AE Leather Lotion, not a polish.Chris
I don't know what is available in your size, but I would suggest a blucher as you have 3 balmorals.It would depend on your usual dress - casual vs business. But you can get a blucher in either style.Chris
I have the Sanford in the same size as my Strands and the fit is very similar for me.Chris
I would go with the Sanfords. The Sanford is a blucher and you seem to be OK on balmorals.I also feel the more casual walnut and more formal Park Avenue style can conflict a bit.Chris
I am going to agree with you. I think the Walnut Strand is much more versatile than the Rush Street. I recently bought the Rush Streets and they are great - but they are definitely a more casual shoe. I personally will not wear my Rush Streets with a suit.The Walnut Strands can do a suit and can also pull off jeans.Chris
The orthotic is just a removable footbed. It is not any more bulky than the AE's I have with the poron insoles. I had another pair of my AE's with the "orthotic" recrafted and they put in new footbeds, so this is actually a positive for me as you don't get the insoles replaced during recrafting.You can buy these "orthotics" from AEhttp://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF594_1_40000000001_-1_You can see they are not bulky.I bought the Bentons in the same size as...
Sorry these aren't side by side, but I hope this helps a little with your decision.Here are my snuff suede PlayersBourbon StrandsBourbon FlatironsChili BentonsChili MaxfieldsChili Grain BradleysChili WinhallChris
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