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Does anybody have a comparison between the 5 and the 7 last? I have a pair of AE 7 last in 8.5D, which is a bit to large for me all over, and I'm wondering how the 8.5D in a 5 last will be? Should I go for some Strands in 8E instead?
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If a 8.5 is too big on the 7 last then it will be way to big on the 5.  I take a 9c on the 5 last.  I tried a 9b on the 7 last.  The width was fine, but my toe was at the very end of the shoe.  The 5 last runs a half size long and a little narrow, and the 7 is TTS.  

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Originally Posted by Christian B View Post

Does anybody have a comparison between the 5 and the 7 last? I have a pair of AE 7 last in 8.5D, which is a bit to large for me all over, and I'm wondering how the 8.5D in a 5 last will be? Should I go for some Strands in 8E instead?

This is all about foot shape and best fit. I can only comment on my own personal experience with the lasts, which is individual to my own foot shape.

I am a perfect 12 C on the 5 last...I have never had a shoe fit me as well as does that last. I can wear it for hours and still feel completely comfortable, which is why I try to buy as much as possible on it.

Conversely, I wear a 12 D on the 7 last...don't ask me how that works, but only buy the 7 if I REALLY like the shoe. The clipped toe starts to press my feet after about 5 hours of wear and can get very painful if there is a lot of walking.

If I were to guess, I would say you're likely an 8 D on the 5 last, but that is purely conjecture.
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I got the Walnut Player's during Nordstrom's sale.  Absolutely love 'em.  That executive 2 last is more long and narrow, but they're a great dressed up casual shoe.  I've already had tons of compliments on them.  Next on my order is some black Mctavishs seconds.  Will get them on Monday-- can't wait.  I think I'm trying to experiment with the wingtip in its casual setting.  I'm not sure what laces they ship with though.  Allenedmonds.com shows them with black dress laces, but every where else seems to show them with more rustic brown laces.  Personally, I'd prefer the black.

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My Daltons are also  squeaky.  I put some baby powder on the tongue.  That helped some.  Then I used a q-tip to put some glue between the leather close to the first eyelet.  That was where it was really squeaking.  They dont  squeak nearly as much now.  It is a repair that is probably better left to the professionals.

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My Daltons are also  squeaky.  I put some baby powder on the tongue.  That helped some.  Then I used a q-tip to put some glue between the leather close to the first eyelet.  That was where it was really squeaking.  They dont  squeak nearly as much now.  It is a repair that is probably better left to the professionals.

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My Daltons are also  squeaky.  I put some baby powder on the tongue.  That helped some.  Then I used a q-tip to put some glue between the leather close to the first eyelet.  That was where it was really squeaking.  They dont  squeak nearly as much now.  It is a repair that is probably better left to the professionals.

I am still waiting for some seconds Dark Brown Dalton in my size to show up for the boot sale that will start on Monday. The December sell pretty much sold all the sizes in Dalton, especially the dark brown, I should've pick it up back then...
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I am still waiting for some seconds Dark Brown Dalton in my size to show up for the boot sale that will start on Monday. The December sell pretty much sold all the sizes in Dalton, especially the dark brown, I should've pick it up back then...

What is this? I just bought Daltons a few days ago. There's going to be a sale?
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What is this? I just bought Daltons a few days ago. There's going to be a sale?

the Factory is going to have a boot sale going on Monday, but sizes are really limited because most of them are sold during the previous sale. that dark brown Dalton can be hard to find in some sizes even if you are willing to pay full retail for it.
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just saw these two pair of Brown Clifton as we are talking about it on Nordstrom that's on sale for $179. size 8 and 9D. someone should grab it, plus they will ship to you for free.
Clifton on Sale for $179
just pulled the trigger on the Walnut Players, should be here early next week.
patrick_b, I agree with you on the reason why I don't like the 5th ave. I picked it up because I need to find another pair to get the deal for my walnut Strand during the 2 for $300 sale, but the more I compare the 5th ave to other cap toed shoe the more I think the cap is way too short for my liking, thus decided to sell.

Looking at the pictures on the Nordstrom site, the other colors look pretty terrific, too - walnut and even black. I'm tempted to pick up a walnut pair of these, too, at some point. Especially since I can't wear the player's shoe. Just a great looking shoe - don't know why they were in the back of my closet all this time.
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Has anyone used the AE recrafting service? My black Park Avenue's need to be resoled and I was planning to send them in for the $99 service, but I just took my McAllister's to a local place here in Sacramento and had them resoled for only $48 and the guy not only did an amazing job but they were done in a week. He replaced both the soles and the heels and they look really good again now.

So is it really worth paying $50 more and waiting an additional four or five weeks for the shoes to be recrafted by AE? What do you guys think?
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Has anyone used the AE recrafting service? My black Park Avenue's need to be resoled and I was planning to send them in for the $99 service, but I just took my McAllister's to a local place here in Sacramento and had them resoled for only $48 and the guy not only did an amazing job but they were done in a week. He replaced both the soles and the heels and they look really good again now.
So is it really worth paying $50 more and waiting an additional four or five weeks for the shoes to be recrafted by AE? What do you guys think?

I've had them done for free by Allen Edmonds because of some issues, but I don't think I'd do the service. It takes way too long and as you see is more expensive. I think there's a popular place by SF standards to send shoes that do a great job. I'd go there, but I don't know who it is. Anyone know?
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I've had them done for free by Allen Edmonds because of some issues, but I don't think I'd do the service. It takes way too long and as you see is more expensive. I think there's a popular place by SF standards to send shoes that do a great job. I'd go there, but I don't know who it is. Anyone know?

I think this is what you are talking about:
http://www.bnelsonshoes.com/default.asp
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Has anyone used the AE recrafting service? My black Park Avenue's need to be resoled and I was planning to send them in for the $99 service, but I just took my McAllister's to a local place here in Sacramento and had them resoled for only $48 and the guy not only did an amazing job but they were done in a week. He replaced both the soles and the heels and they look really good again now.
So is it really worth paying $50 more and waiting an additional four or five weeks for the shoes to be recrafted by AE? What do you guys think?

I have use it and I HIGHLY recommend it. It never took 4 weeks with mine. Shoes look almost brand new when retuned. The finish is stripped off and redone, new soles are added, and new insoles are added. I sent a pair in once that they could not get to redraft right and I got a call from a manager who let me choose any brand new pair out of their catalog. All other shoes (including Aldens) i'd use B Nelson but nobody beats AEs customer service.
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Originally Posted by Bradford View Post

Has anyone used the AE recrafting service? My black Park Avenue's need to be resoled and I was planning to send them in for the $99 service, but I just took my McAllister's to a local place here in Sacramento and had them resoled for only $48 and the guy not only did an amazing job but they were done in a week. He replaced both the soles and the heels and they look really good again now.
So is it really worth paying $50 more and waiting an additional four or five weeks for the shoes to be recrafted by AE? What do you guys think?
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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

I have use it and I HIGHLY recommend it. It never took 4 weeks with mine. Shoes look almost brand new when retuned. The finish is stripped off and redone, new soles are added, and new insoles are added. I sent a pair in once that they could not get to redraft right and I got a call from a manager who let me choose any brand new pair out of their catalog. All other shoes (including Aldens) i'd use B Nelson but nobody beats AEs customer service.

Did you do the recraft the first time soles needed to be replaced? Is it recommended to be done that often? I was thinking it's a less frequent maintenance item than new soles.
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