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So I got my brooks fifth aves the other day... Other than a few minor cosmetic defects that I can live with, I noticed that the welt stitching on the right shoe is awfully far away from the shoe. It doesn't make a huge difference to me cosmetically because it's tough to see as it's a black shoe, but I question whether this will make recrafting impossible or difficult? I can always exchange them, but if this won't change the life of the shoe I will keep it. Thanks in advance for the advice.


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So I got my brooks fifth aves the other day... Other than a few minor cosmetic defects that I can live with, I noticed that the welt stitching on the right shoe is awfully far away from the shoe. It doesn't make a huge difference to me cosmetically because it's tough to see as it's a black shoe, but I question whether this will make recrafting impossible or difficult? I can always exchange them, but if this won't change the life of the shoe I will keep it. Thanks in advance for the advice.


 

That will have no effect on recrafting.  They replace the welt and the sole during the recrafting process. 

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Black insoles were discontinued across the board a couple of years ago due to the outcry that they were inferior quality.

I wonder how old these Shelton seconds are that I just got from the outlets then? Walnut/Brown with black insole. When I opened the box I remember thinking, "cool black insoles".
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I wonder how old these Shelton seconds are that I just got from the outlets then? Walnut/Brown with black insole. When I opened the box I remember thinking, "cool black insoles".

 

Hard to say.  I've seen shoes at outlets that are well over a decade old.  I wouldn't worry about it though. 

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That will have no effect on recrafting.  They replace the welt and the sole during the recrafting process. 


Thanks for the input!

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I wonder how old these Shelton seconds are that I just got from the outlets then? Walnut/Brown with black insole. When I opened the box I remember thinking, "cool black insoles".

 

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Hard to say.  I've seen shoes at outlets that are well over a decade old.  I wouldn't worry about it though. 

 

The black insoles are gone because they contained a chemical adhesive that, when combined with foot sweat, created a toxic substance that rendered males infertile.  So, MWS is right, as long as your feet never sweat and you already have all the kids you want.  If not, I seem to recall a home-remedy that many employed that involved wrapping the black insoles in sealed ziplock bags and taking male enhancement supplements as a precaution.  Report back on how this works out for you.

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The black insoles are gone because they contained a chemical adhesive that, when combined with foot sweat, created a toxic substance that rendered males infertile.  So, MWS is right, as long as your feet never sweat and you already have all the kids you want.  If not, I seem to recall a home-remedy that many employed that involved wrapping the black insoles in sealed ziplock bags and taking male enhancement supplements as a precaution.  Report back on how this works out for you.

 

Then again, I may be confusing the black insoles with a different product recall.  Hard to say.  I can't remember anything anymore since I started wearing AE's with black insoles.

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After having a black insole I only order my insoles black...you know what they say...
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I have 19 different pair of shoes form AE and those are hands down my favorite pair. The Walnut is also the most commented on pair by a wide margin. I like them so much that I bought a black pair as well.

I would entertain parting with some of my collection but no chance on those.

If you do somehow get them to make a special run please post in this thread because I need a dark brown shoe for my collection and I will get in line behind you.

*sad face* I was told from AE Customer Service that they won't do the Bel Air.

Nonetheless, I have emailed Mr Grangaard for that special deal.
We'll see...
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The black insoles are gone because they contained a chemical adhesive that, when combined with foot sweat, created a toxic substance that rendered males infertile.  So, MWS is right, as long as your feet never sweat and you already have all the kids you want.  If not, I seem to recall a home-remedy that many employed that involved wrapping the black insoles in sealed ziplock bags and taking male enhancement supplements as a precaution.  Report back on how this works out for you.
I should pick up a pair like this. I was going to get a vasectomy, but now I won't have to!
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I should pick up a pair like this. I was going to get a vasectomy, but now I won't have to!

Blue Cross covered 80% of my Park Avenues. Check with your insurance carrier.
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Are my shoes made from dandelion puffs and butterfly wings?

 

 

So I wore my Chili Lasalles yesterday for the first time. Drove to work, walked a block to lunch and drove home and this is the wear on the sole. Is this typical, especially the toe?

 

I'm wondering if I should sand a chamfer on the leading edge of the sole to stop that furring that's happening.

 

I'm hoping my Delrays with V sole will hold up better.

 

Also the last picture is showing how much different the profile is in 15D vs the shape on the website. Sorry for the poor cell pics.

 

 

 

 

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I don't think that's normal wear for a shoe of Allen Edmonds quality, perhaps you should send them back to Allen Edmonds for a replacement from the company.

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That wear is perfectly normal. Soles tend to wear a lot initially and then it slows down considerably, at least that has been my experience with my 5 leather soled AEs. I wouldn't be concerned.
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Are my shoes made from dandelion puffs and butterfly wings?


So I wore my Chili Lasalles yesterday for the first time. Drove to work, walked a block to lunch and drove home and this is the wear on the sole. Is this typical, especially the toe?

I'm wondering if I should sand a chamfer on the leading edge of the sole to stop that furring that's happening.

I'm hoping my Delrays with V sole will hold up better.

Also the last picture is showing how much different the profile is in 15D vs the shape on the website. Sorry for the poor cell pics.









They are fine. The soles always look like that the first time out. For me, the toe wears quickly at first, but then slows down or stops. Some people who aren't used to leather-soled shoes have a hard time with this at first, but it is normal.
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