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Any of you with burgundy calf patriots w/ combo tap sole have a squeaking issue? Every step I take is noisy and quite annoying.

Seeking a remedy if possible.

Update: Looks like this is a common issue, as per the AE website. I will be heading to a store to see what can be done.

I don't own Patriots, but this is what I was going to reply with. Good luck, and let us know the remedy.
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What others have said about shell is all true. If you develop an appreciation for it, you will probably want to (1) only buy shell from that point on and (2) get the itch to replace your calf shoes with shell. If you're okay with this, then head over to the Alden thread* and don't look back.

I'm having a hard time understanding the appeal of a leather that you can't wear in the rain... of course not everywhere is blessed with nine miserable months of it. I know you aren't supposed to use polish on shell, but would a light wax solve the rain problems?
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I'm having a hard time understanding the appeal of a leather that you can't wear in the rain... of course not everywhere is blessed with nine miserable months of it. I know you aren't supposed to use polish on shell, but would a light wax solve the rain problems?

 

 

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I don't own Patriots, but this is what I was going to reply with. Good luck, and let us know the remedy.


Thanks, I hope it pans out.

 

I might be going shoeless for the rest of the day. Walking back and forth from the desk is very annoying!

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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

What others have said about shell is all true. If you develop an appreciation for it, you will probably want to (1) only buy shell from that point on and (2) get the itch to replace your calf shoes with shell. If you're okay with this, then head over to the Alden thread* and don't look back.

*EDIT: I meant in order to see what shell is all about, since the Alden thread has a heavy focus on shell. It's perfectly fine to stick with AE in the end.

Totally agree with this. I no longer appreciate calf shoes like I used to.

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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

Any of you with burgundy calf patriots w/ combo tap sole have a squeaking issue? Every step I take is noisy and quite annoying.

I have the same issue with my Brown calf Patriots, but with the leather sole. I suspect it is the heel and some others think it might be the strap on the loafer. I just got a pair of Marlow Pennies, so I will likely be flipping my Patriots. I picked my Patriots up from eBay, so I don't think I have the same recourse options as you. I wonder if anyone with the Shell Patriots have this issue.
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Totally agree with this. I no longer appreciate calf shoes like I used to.
I have the same issue with my Brown calf Patriots, but with the leather sole. I suspect it is the heel and some others think it might be the strap on the loafer. I just got a pair of Marlow Pennies, so I will likely be flipping my Patriots. I picked my Patriots up from eBay, so I don't think I have the same recourse options as you. I wonder if anyone with the Shell Patriots have this issue.

 

Winston- Did you try to contact AE about the patriots, see what they would do? They are certainly known for their customer service.

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+1.
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Anyone know if leather defender or any other protective sprays prevent/diminsh absorption of reno or other conditioners?
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About Customer Service....

 

...I found the staff at the Jefferson Retail Outlet to be quite helpful and charming when I was ordering 4 pairs of shoes from them.

 

But when I had to return one pair, things abruptly changed. No acknowledgement that a return sent on May 18th was received, and no credits have since shown up on my CC statement. When I dared to inquire as to the status, the (unsigned) person responding was quite rude stating that they know they processed a return on May 27th, and if I haven't seen anything on my CC, I should take it up with my bank, and they won't be able to help me further.

 

Since returns to the Allen Edmonds factory are always credited the date of receipt, is it at all unreasonable to inquire? Especially as a repeat customer who has bought 9 pairs from them in the past?

 

I would issue a stern caveat emptor to anyone buying from this store. Stick to the actual Shoe Bank. Much friendlier folk there...

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Walnut Shell Strands today

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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

Totally agree with this. I no longer appreciate calf shoes like I used to. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I have the same issue with my Brown calf Patriots, but with the leather sole. I suspect it is the heel and some others think it might be the strap on the loafer. I just got a pair of Marlow Pennies, so I will likely be flipping my Patriots. I picked my Patriots up from eBay, so I don't think I have the same recourse options as you. I wonder if anyone with the Shell Patriots have this issue.

You know it's bad when you look at a pair of calf EG, Lobb, G&G, etc. that someone posts on SF and immediately think "but they're not shell."
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So I snapped a couple of quick pics.  I see a lot of posts asking what lasts shoes are on and how people size them, so I will include that as well.  Top to bottom, left to right:

 

Brown bison Yuma - hand sewn 800 last - 12 EEE

Brown chromexcel Bayfield - 1 last - 12 E

Chocolate Dalton - 1 last - 12 E

Grey Long Branch - 1 last - 12 EEE

Chili Delray - 8 last - 12 E

Brown pebble Leeds - 8 last - 12 E - I know; these are old Leeds and not the current 1 last Leeds

Brown Clifton - 8 last - 12 E

Dark Brown Hillcrest - 4 last - 12 EEE

Chestnut Colton - 0 last - 12 EEE

Walnut McClain - 8 last - 12 EEE

Walnut BB Strand - 5 last - 12 EEE

Black Leeds - 1 last - 12.5 E

Black Wendell - 8 last - 12 E

Black MacNeil - 7 last - 12 E

Black Lexington - 1 last - 12 E

Black Auburn - 1 last - 12 E

Brown/Linen Strawfut - 5 last - 12 EEE

Red/White/Blue McAllist - 5 last - 12 EEE

Orange Horsemen - 5 last - 12 EEE

White Neumok - 5 last - 12 EEE

Orange/smooth white Neumok - 5 last - 12 EEE

Blue/pebble white Neumok - 5 last - 12 EEE

Black/white Broadstreet - old 3 last - 12 EEE

 

AppleMark

 

 

Walnut shell Dalton - 1 last - 12 E

Brown shell Dundee - 1 last - 12 EEE

Black shark Clifton - 8 last - 12 E

Old burgundy shell Leeds - 1 last - 12 E

Black alligator Birmingham (yes; real gator - thank the eBay!) - 0 last - 12 EEE

New burgundy shell MacNeil - 7 last - 12 EEE

Black shell Park Avenue - 5 last - 12 EEE

Black alligator Park Avenue - 5 last - 12 EEE

Brown shell Strand - 5 last - 12 EEE

Cappuccino shell McAllister - 5 last - 12 EEE

Tan suede Amok - 4 last - 12 EEE

Chili Fairfax - 5 last - 12 EEE

Tan/blue Finch - 1 last - 12 EEE

Chili Bradley - 1 last - 12 E

Sand suede Player's Shoe - 2 last - 12 EEE

Black McTavish - 5 last - 11.5 EEE - OK, this is a weird one - I had to size down 1/2 size like everyone else

Blue suede Player's Shoe - 2 last - 12 EEE

 

AppleMark

 

On the way:

Cappuccino shell/walnut shell Shelton - 1 last - 12 EEE

Chili shark/dark brown shark Shelton - 1 last - 12 EEE

Walnut shell MacNeil - 1 last - 12 EEE

Walnut/bone Summit Point - 7 last - 12 EEE

 

Can anyone think of any gaps, besides a shell Patriot?  I just can't seem to get loafers or monk straps to work for me.

What a great collecton!! From your shell and exotic's collection I knew that you were pretty good in your shoe selection but your overall collection is fantastic also!

 

Yeah shell loafers was my first thought, I wear the heck out of my Patriot's. However... I do not own any monk straps because they just don't work for me. So picking up loafers if you don't think that you would wear them wouldn't make sense. But you already know that ;-)

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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post


What others have said about shell is all true. If you develop an appreciation for it, you will probably want to (1) only buy shell from that point on and (2) get the itch to replace your calf shoes with shell. If you're okay with this, then head over to the Alden thread* and don't look back.

*EDIT: I meant in order to see what shell is all about, since the Alden thread has a heavy focus on shell. It's perfectly fine to stick with AE in the end.

 

I'm probably in the minority but I still really enjoy calf.  I have a few boots in shell and am still on a patient hunt for the more rare shell colors.  I love shell but will buy both shell AND calf in the future.

 

I particularly am fond of CXL.  Natural CXL ages so nicely with incredible patina.  One thing about calf to me is the feel of it.  Shell feels nice and smooth but somehow very good calf seems more luxurious to the touch.  People made fun of a post I made quite awhile ago (lol8[1].gif) about enjoying the incredible tactile sensation of calfskin.  And I still do.  Sitting cross-legged in meetings or whatever, the luxurious sensation of good calf relieves boredom!  And I don't think shell just has that same feel.  But it's all so subjective...

 

I agree that from an appearance perspective, shell is king.

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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

 

I'm probably in the minority but I still really enjoy calf.  I have a few boots in shell and am still on a patient hunt for the more rare shell colors.  I love shell but will buy both shell AND calf in the future.

 

I particularly am fond of CXL.  Natural CXL ages so nicely with incredible patina.  One thing about calf to me is the feel of it.  Shell feels nice and smooth but somehow very good calf seems more luxurious to the touch.  People made fun of a post I made quite awhile ago (lol8%5B1%5D.gif) about enjoying the incredible tactile sensation of calfskin.  And I still do.  Sitting cross-legged in meetings or whatever, the luxurious sensation of good calf relieves boredom!  And I don't think shell just has that same feel.  But it's all so subjective...

 

I agree that from an appearance perspective, shell is king.

 

I agree.  I have shell longwings, shell shortwings and shell loafers, but prefer calfskin for my other shoes.  I may pick up a shell boot like the Dalton in the future, but don't see a ton of other shell additions for me in the future.  Maybe that will change with time.

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