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Originally Posted by jrarnold View Post

 

So the Ashton is just the orthotic version of the Walton? Those look exactly like the shoes I am wearing at work today.

 

Pretty much! 

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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

 

How do they fit compared to other shoes you have, possibly on the five last?

 

The fit is pretty spot on with other shoes on the 5 last. These are perhaps more comfortable, not sure why, mabe just the extra security the boot provides. Absolutely thrilled so far. As far as Dalton v. Fifth St, I have both and could not choose one over the other. They are both great and so different so both are needed imo ha. I think either can work casually or dressed up.
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Originally Posted by 7_rocket View Post

I never wear dress shoes GOING or leaving work. I live in the suburbs and work downtown, in the summer I wear my Nike frees which I also work out in from the main station downtown Toronto to my work which is about a 10 minute walk.

In winter I wear LL bean boots from train to work. I don't care how silly it looks that I'm wearing running shoes while in dress pants going to work, this is how I prolong the life of my AE's.

Come to think of it, I very rarely wear my AE's outside of work unless it's a formal event to which my shoes won't get trashed.

I wear terrible looking but comfortable shoes if it's called for say at a bar or lounge etc where no one looks at your shoes

I'm also in Toronto and do something similar. In nicer weather I wear eccos to / from work on the subway etc. In the winter I wear low rise boots. I keep my four pairs of AE in the office to keep them nice.

J
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Originally Posted by tats View Post

I wish they still made the Hale, I just love it.

 

+1

 

I have the Hale in Walnut and it is my favorite of all my shoes. I'd love to see a picture of yours in Chili.

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Can the waxed leather of the mctavish be treated the same as other calf shoes?
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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post

Can the waxed leather of the mctavish be treated the same as other calf shoes?

 

Pretty much just need to use conditioner cleaner
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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

Got a call from Debbie today - my shell Sheltons and MacNeils are on their way!  On an interesting note, they put golf cleats on my shark Sheltons.  No one is exactly sure why.  They are putting the correct soles on them, but apparently there is a heel cushion in golf shoes that they cannot get rid of.  I'm excited to see if they fit anways, as there is no more material left.

 

I can't wait to see pics!!

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Originally Posted by tsekh View Post

<>I agree that the trick to keep a natural looking shine on cordovan shoes is to use the minimal amount of polish on it. The amount of cream used in this official AE video is wayyyy too much
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uQiZ7_Pq2ug

 

I agree wayyyy too much! And he could have taken the laces out of them?!

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Originally Posted by masernaut View Post

A few questions on AE products.

 

Cotton flannel cloth. Any reason why I shouldn't just use an old t-shirt?

Is there any difference between AE's carnauba wax and Kiwi's wax polish?

Last, should the same coloured wax polish be used to achieve a mirror shine or can neutral wax do the job?

 

Thanks.

Flannel is softer, it depends on what you want to use it for though. I use old T-shirts to apply wax or cream. For final and maintenance buffing I have used many things but I like the microfiber towels best.

 

AE Carnauba wax is easier and faster to get a shine than Kiwi IMO. Not saying there is anything wrong with Kiwi, it is harder and as AmericanGent said when he was talking about spit shinning it is hard to beat if you go that route. But it takes longer to get there.

 

I prefer matching color paste wax for a mirror shine over neutral wax. To me neutral lacks the depth of colored waxes when done but that could just be me, more than a few people use it.

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Originally Posted by jrarnold View Post

So the Ashton is just the orthotic version of the Walton? Those look exactly like the shoes I am wearing at work today.


This is referring to leather soled shoes correct? All my shoes are from the orthotic line and have the rubber (vibram?) soles. How do these compare to the leather soles in time it takes for them to need replacement?

Rubber soles do not need to be replaced as frequently as leather soles.

That said, I'd recommend giving leather soles a shot when you make your next purchase and feel the difference. In general, they also look much better
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Originally Posted by maxmaxmaxmax View Post

I'm also in Toronto and do something similar. In nicer weather I wear eccos to / from work on the subway etc. In the winter I wear low rise boots. I keep my four pairs of AE in the office to keep them nice.

J
How do you maintain your shoes if they are always in the office?
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Rubber soles do not need to be replaced as frequently as leather soles.

That said, I'd recommend giving leather soles a shot when you make your next purchase and feel the difference. In general, they also look much better

 

I would need to find a shoe that can accomodate custom orthotics in one of the non orthotic models or order custom leather soles on one of the orthotic models. I do have a new sport orthotic thanks to the suggestions from this thread but I haven't had a chance to have it fitted at an AE store yet. I have three pairs of AE shoes now and I'm not certain what exactly I would want with a leather sole. I have the Ashton in chili and black and the Scottsdale in burgundy. I'm sure that as long as I keep lurking this thread I will find something that I 'need'.
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Hey I have one quick question. In the last 5, how much space should you have after the big toe ends? I am wearing a pair of 9.5 and the ball of my foot is at the widest part of the shoe, but there is an inch between my big toe and the end of the shoe. Other than that, the shoe fits fine. Is this okay?

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That's where my toe is as well in my strands. Much of the toe box on the five is useless space. The shoe fits me well everywhere else so I don't worry about it.
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

 

 

Flannel is softer, it depends on what you want to use it for though. I use old T-shirts to apply wax or cream. For final and maintenance buffing I have used many things but I like the microfiber towels best.

 

AE Carnauba wax is easier and faster to get a shine than Kiwi IMO. Not saying there is anything wrong with Kiwi, it is harder and as AmericanGent said when he was talking about spit shinning it is hard to beat if you go that route. But it takes longer to get there.

 

I prefer matching color paste wax for a mirror shine over neutral wax. To me neutral lacks the depth of colored waxes when done but that could just be me, more than a few people use it.

 

Thanks for getting back to me on this, Cold Iron! That definitely answers my questions quite well.

 

Now... Here's something interesting. A balmoral short-wing boot in burgundy shell by AE? Is this something we'll see in the fall? The model name is "BOLT." If it wasn't for the tear in the shell, I would have snapped this up. It looks spectacular.

 

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALLEN-EDMONDS-BOLT-WING-TIP-BOOT-BURGUNDY-SHELL-CORDOVAN-LEATHER-10-E-WIDE-375-/230997747828?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item35c889e874

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Originally Posted by masernaut View Post

 

Thanks for getting back to me on this, Cold Iron! That definitely answers my questions quite well.

 

Now... Here's something interesting. A balmoral short-wing boot in burgundy shell by AE? Is this something we'll see in the fall? The model name is "BOLT." If it wasn't for the tear in the shell, I would have snapped this up. It looks spectacular.

 

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALLEN-EDMONDS-BOLT-WING-TIP-BOOT-BURGUNDY-SHELL-CORDOVAN-LEATHER-10-E-WIDE-375-/230997747828?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item35c889e874

 

That shoe is stunning!  I'd buy it in a heartbeat in my size!

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Originally Posted by DJTraveler View Post

That shoe is stunning!  I'd buy it in a heartbeat in my size!

The burnishing on that particular pair of boot looks awful though. But if this will be available later this fall, I'll probably order a pair.
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