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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post

Could anyone help me out? I am a size 12EEE in the Clifton and I'm considering getting some custom MacNeil's. Would I want to go for a 12EEE again - is the sizing comparable?

I'll throw my experience out there, but take this as only one data point, as it seems others have had different experiences. I had to size up for the MacNeil from my Clifton size: 11D Clifton, 11.5D MacNeil. I'm not sure if I'm typical, though.
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

I'll throw my experience out there, but take this as only one data point, as it seems others have had different experiences. I had to size up for the MacNeil from my Clifton size: 11D Clifton, 11.5D MacNeil. I'm not sure if I'm typical, though.

Thanks. Guess I'll pop into a store at some point and find out (to be safe). Cheers!
post #2283 of 70737
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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post

Could anyone help me out? I am a size 12EEE in the Clifton and I'm considering getting some custom MacNeil's. Would I want to go for a 12EEE again - is the sizing comparable?


Macneil's are wider than the Cliftons.  I am E in Cliftons (calf) but I was able to get away with D width in Macneil's (shell).

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I've never tried the 8 last but the 7 is a weird fit. I'm a 5 man and the 7 was wider in the center of the foot and the heel, precisely where I DIDN'T need the space. Also fit weird in the stride.
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I'm looking for a shoe to match with my navy suit, but I'd like to avoid black. These look kind of like a merlot to me which I guess would work, but I'm not sure about the creasing thing going on at the front. Should I snag these?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/280811044053?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1426.l2649
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Originally Posted by maulrat View Post

Quick question: Can this Leather Lotion (No Color) be used on all of these shoes? Basically I have whats pictured and 1 brush.

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what kind of boot is that on the left side? is it the AE Fifth Street? what color is it?
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what kind of boot is that on the left side? is it the AE Fifth Street? what color is it?

Fifth Street Boot by Allen Edmonds in Brown Burnished calf (http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF7715_1_40000000001_-1)
OR AVAILABLE THROUGH MY SIGNATURE
post #2288 of 70737
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Originally Posted by Texastyle View Post

I'm looking for a shoe to match with my navy suit, but I'd like to avoid black. These look kind of like a merlot to me which I guess would work, but I'm not sure about the creasing thing going on at the front. Should I snag these?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/280811044053?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1426.l2649

Those look like they have seen better days. If wearing with a suit I would pass.
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Originally Posted by Texastyle View Post

I'm looking for a shoe to match with my navy suit, but I'd like to avoid black. These look kind of like a merlot to me which I guess would work, but I'm not sure about the creasing thing going on at the front. Should I snag these?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/280811044053?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1426.l2649


This is just me, I would avoid that shoes, not because of the creasing but how old they are.  They would be uncomfortable since those already formed to the foot of the original owner.  I bought a couple of used AE and had to donate them because of the same reason.  I will buy used pants, suit and sometimes shirt, but not shoes.  Just my opinion.

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Originally Posted by Texastyle View Post

I'm looking for a shoe to match with my navy suit, but I'd like to avoid black. These look kind of like a merlot to me which I guess would work, but I'm not sure about the creasing thing going on at the front. Should I snag these?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/280811044053?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1426.l2649

Yes, get them. I have the same pair and the wear showing on this pair is not much different than what I see on mine. That is a very good price for a pair of shoes that will last you a long time and look great.

FWIW - some people have a thing about used shoes, but I've purchased most of my pairs this way and never had a problem with the footbed being shaped to the previous owners foot or anything like this. Maybe if they were Birkenstocks or something with a soft insole I would be concerned, but not with a pair of Park Avenue's.
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Originally Posted by Bradford View Post

Yes, get them. I have the same pair and the wear showing on this pair is not much different than what I see on mine. That is a very good price for a pair of shoes that will last you a long time and look great.
FWIW - some people have a thing about used shoes, but I've purchased most of my pairs this way and never had a problem with the footbed being shaped to the previous owners foot or anything like this. Maybe if they were Birkenstocks or something with a soft insole I would be concerned, but not with a pair of Park Avenue's.

If they are recraftable you could do that and get a shoe in better condition back.
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Originally Posted by Bradford View Post

Yes, get them. I have the same pair and the wear showing on this pair is not much different than what I see on mine. That is a very good price for a pair of shoes that will last you a long time and look great.
FWIW - some people have a thing about used shoes, but I've purchased most of my pairs this way and never had a problem with the footbed being shaped to the previous owners foot or anything like this. Maybe if they were Birkenstocks or something with a soft insole I would be concerned, but not with a pair of Park Avenue's.

I have that same pair in size 12B (my perfect size I think) and I have worn them around 20 times, they do not show nearly that much wear. I will try and post a picture later of the creasing. Bear in mind, mine have shoe trees put in immediately after wearing them every time.

I think the thing I hate most about used shoes is that there is already wear in the insole, meaning you are cramming your foot into someone else's footprint so to speak. This isn't a problem is the shoes are hardly used, but if they have seen some wear they could potentially be very uncomfortable.
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Thanks for the advice guys.
Edited by Texastyle - 1/25/12 at 11:26am
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

If they are recraftable you could do that and get a shoe in better condition back.

Exactly - add another $100 to the Ebay price and he practically has a brand new pair of shoes for about half of the MSRP.
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i received my players seconds from the shoe bank and found that the left heel of the shoe is missing a rubber-like layer, therefore makes the shoe has a different height when wearing it. The shoe bank already found another pair for me to exchange. Now I hope that this new pair will be better.
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