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Forgot to mention: If, as you wear them more, you notice the toe continuing to wear quickly, you can get metal toe taps put on to stop the wear.
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Thanks for the reassurance. I figured it couldn't be a case of them being this fragile as I was pretty easy on them.

 

The extra toe length has cramped my heel/toe shifting which is a perfect segue into the now necessary purchase of dedicated driving shoes. If Ayrton Senna can heel toe in white sox and penny loafers then dress socks and driving mocs should be all that more acceptable.

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I got my new sport orthotic in today. It appears to be ever so slightly lower in the arch and heel. Maybe about 1/8" or so. I'll have to take them with me to the San Francisco AE and try on some more styles to see if I can actually wear them with the non-orthotic line. However, I have my doubts that this will make any difference as I had to remove the insole in both the 8-678 and 1511G last shoes to be able to fit with my current orthotic. If I were to try and fit this slightly lower orthotic in to a 'normal' style, what are the deeper lasts that I should try?

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Snuff suede Neumoks today.

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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.










I recommend wearing them around the house on carpet for a few hours prior to going outside. That will help to break them in and reduce initial toe wear on the sole
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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.

 

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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 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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Blue Cross covered 80% of my Park Avenues. Check with your insurance carrier.

 

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Originally Posted by evilWagon View Post

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.

 

 

 

 

 

As the others said above, it is perfectly normal for your toes to show what appears to be a higher rate of wear initially as your soles adjust to your gait.  They start out as right angles, so obviously they will round off some.  The amount varies from person to person.  That said, did you spend some time breaking them in indoors for several wears (of at least an hour each) before you began wearing them outdoors?  If not, that will certainly result in some unnecessarily heavy wear at first as they break in and get past the initial stiffness of the sole.  It is best to break them in on non-abrasive surfaces so that the sole flexes properly and doesn't drag during walking. 

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Originally Posted by evilWagon View Post

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.

 

 

 

 

 

I wondered the same thing when I got my McAllisters with leather sole. On day 1 the toes on each were eaten away. It has since formed to how I walk and has slowed down. I did an edge sole polish the first few times I wore them. I then got a pair of McAllisters with the V sole and like them a lot - don't have this issue. Interestingly enough my Sheltons with leather sole on a different last did not wear as much the first few times out. Could be because of the thicker sole or simply the shape of the shoe and how you end up walking in them.

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Just wanted to show off a pair of brown shell macneils I scored on the bay for ~130 that came in today. The pics are after a quick renovateur application and brushing because they were a bit dusty when they got here. They have a few scratches, but I think eventually they'll buff out.


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I wondered the same thing when I got my McAllisters with leather sole. On day 1 the toes on each were eaten away. It has since formed to how I walk and has slowed down. I did an edge sole polish the first few times I wore them. I then got a pair of McAllisters with the V sole and like them a lot - don't have this issue. Interestingly enough my Sheltons with leather sole on a different last did not wear as much the first few times out. Could be because of the thicker sole or simply the shape of the shoe and how you end up walking in them.

 

The Sheltons already have a rounded sole edge.  That's one of the things I really like about them. 

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Just wanted to show off a pair of brown shell macneils I scored on the bay for ~130 that came in today. The pics are after a quick renovateur application and brushing because they were a bit dusty when they got here. They have a few scratches, but I think eventually they'll buff out.


 

Looks like you got a pretty good deal!

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Hi All
I am a first time poster. I have some money set aside to invest in a good pair of shoes and I have selected the AE Mcallister (love them). I have a good pair of black shoes for wearing with a charcoal suit, and want the new ones to be able to:

a) be worn with nice dark jeans and a cotton navy blazer or sportcoat when going out with friends, for dinner, etc. and,

b) go with my navy wool blazer and a nice pair of dress pants.

I will likely wear them more with jeans (and maybe chinos) than I will with dress pants. My dilemma is that I love both the walnut and the bourbon colors. When I try one on I think it is my favourite, until I try the other and then think IT is my favourite. Unfortunately getting both is not in the cards right now, so I was hoping to get some insight from other SF members who have either been through the same decision, or have an opinion on one color vs the other (these are the only 2 colors I am considering).

Thanks for any advice or insight you can offer.

Jeff
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Just wanted to show off a pair of brown shell macneils I scored on the bay for ~130 that came in today. The pics are after a quick renovateur application and brushing because they were a bit dusty when they got here. They have a few scratches, but I think eventually they'll buff out. Killer MacNeils! (Click to show)


Great find! I looked for shell MacNeils on eBay for many months, but I'm a really weird size and so instead I'm having some made up at the factory right now. Those look marvelous; I am wicked jealous.
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...My dilemma is that I love both the walnut and the bourbon colors. When I try one on I think it is my favourite, until I try the other and then think IT is my favourite.

Disclaimer: I own no McAllisters, nor do I own any bourbon shoes, nor any walnut... but you can't go wrong either way. Subjectively, if it were me, I'd suggest the walnut if you'd use them more during the day and the bourbon if they'd get more use in the evening.
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Originally Posted by Jeffreyleigh View Post

Hi All
I am a first time poster. I have some money set aside to invest in a good pair of shoes and I have selected the AE Mcallister (love them). I have a good pair of black shoes for wearing with a charcoal suit, and want the new ones to be able to:

a) be worn with nice dark jeans and a cotton navy blazer or sportcoat when going out with friends, for dinner, etc. and,

b) go with my navy wool blazer and a nice pair of dress pants.

I will likely wear them more with jeans (and maybe chinos) than I will with dress pants. My dilemma is that I love both the walnut and the bourbon colors. When I try one on I think it is my favourite, until I try the other and then think IT is my favourite. Unfortunately getting both is not in the cards right now, so I was hoping to get some insight from other SF members who have either been through the same decision, or have an opinion on one color vs the other (these are the only 2 colors I am considering).

Thanks for any advice or insight you can offer.

Jeff
You probably won't like my answer, but don't get the Mcallister. It is too formal for what you plan on wearing them with. I recommend a blucher instead, maybe something with a double leather sole. What about the McNeil? It is still a wingtip, though a longwing, and a bit more casual. I also like the Delrays.
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You probably won't like my answer, but don't get the Mcallister. It is too formal for what you plan on wearing them with. I recommend a blucher instead, maybe something with a double leather sole. What about the McNeil? It is still a wingtip, though a longwing, and a bit more casual. I also like the Delrays.

My vote is for a blucher too.
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