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Are you sure that's a single sole? It looks like a double sole to me from your pictures. It certainly look thicker than the typical single sole. It does appear that they changed the heel so it's no longer a combination heel. I personally prefer combination heels because it looks nicer, but functionally I don't think there's any difference.

 

Positive.  I'm comparing it to one of my normal single-sole pairs and it's about the same.  On my other double-soles, you can see two seams, one between the double soles and one between the top sole layer and the welt - here there's only one seam between the sole and the welt:

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Just received the Strand seconds today. The right shoe looks perfectly fine. However, the left shoe has some issues: blemishes, damaged area, and bad stitching.

Not sure if I will keep them. What does everyone think?

I can live with the blemishes and maybe the damaged area, but not sure about the bad stitching.
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Just received the Strand seconds today. The right shoe looks perfectly fine. However, the left shoe has some issues: blemishes, damaged area, and bad stitching.

Not sure if I will keep them. What does everyone think?

I can live with the blemishes and maybe the damaged area, but not sure about the bad stitching.
First picture is the only offender for me.
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Just received the Strand seconds today. The right shoe looks perfectly fine. However, the left shoe has some issues: blemishes, damaged area, and bad stitching.

Not sure if I will keep them. What does everyone think?

I can live with the blemishes and maybe the damaged area, but not sure about the bad stitching.
I have three pairs of AEs and they all have that notch on the inside heel. I think it is a common error. The blemishes seem like the would be lessened/corrected by a good polishing.

The bad stitching also seems to be in the heel. It will rarely be showing and I would never see it while wearing the shoe. It would not bother me.
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I dont understand the preference for double soles. I think a nice shoe almost always looks better with a single sole, which is thick enough as it is. Unless its a wear/durability preference, I dont see the reason to go with double from an aesthetic standpoint.

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I remember that conversation.  I didn't take Englade's response to mean that anyone has a personal vendetta against you.  I simply took it as a facetious remark to indicate disagreement with your fears of a conspiracy against you.  But you're right, it is what it is, and I really don't know.  
To present my comment as anything but facetious indicates either a sad lack of reading comprehension skills or a deliberate attempt to deceive . David Copeland seems to have taken upon himself to introduce an element of purposeless juvenile confrontation into every thread he posts in . I personally find this to be a particularly distasteful character trait . Indeed it is what it is.
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I think you're the only one who's confused on this issue . . . 

 

Yes, I'm not understanding why this is confusing him either. facepalm.gif

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I just got my walnut Players from the Nordstrom sale and it looks like they've changed the sole - it's looks like a typical allen edmonds single sole in color and thickness - nothing like my Dalton sole.

 

I actually prefer the single, but anyone else notice this?

 

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Definitely Players and definitely bluchers - I've got a half-dozen pairs, so I'm pretty familiar with the AE styles I like. smile.gif

 

Here's some pics:

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Again, I prefer the streamlined look of the single sole - it's more just interesting because it's definitely changed (from even what's still in the product descriptions).

 

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I'm pretty sure my Player's is double with a combination heel.

 

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Weird.  I prefer the double sole for the Players as I would plan on wearing it more casually.  Wonder if they're all sold like this now.

 

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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post


Are you sure that's a single sole? It looks like a double sole to me from your pictures. It certainly look thicker than the typical single sole. It does appear that they changed the heel so it's no longer a combination heel. I personally prefer combination heels because it looks nicer, but functionally I don't think there's any difference.

 

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Originally Posted by nathanl View Post

 

Positive.  I'm comparing it to one of my normal single-sole pairs and it's about the same.  On my other double-soles, you can see two seams, one between the double soles and one between the top sole layer and the welt - here there's only one seam between the sole and the welt:

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I had noticed as well that they seem to have changed it from a double to a single sole (as well as the traditional heel instead of the combination heel).  I prefer the double sole on the Player's as well, and regretted the decision to alter it.  Either way, though, it is a fantastic shoe at a fantastic price. 

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I know they are nothing special in this thread, but here is my first ever pair of Allen Edmonds on their first day in the wild. 
They are actually quite special indeed, one of my fave styles and the very pair I hope to purchase next....absolutely gorgeous. Color me jealous.... J
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I have three pairs of AEs and they all have that notch on the inside heel. I think it is a common error. The blemishes seem like the would be lessened/corrected by a good polishing.

The bad stitching also seems to be in the heel. It will rarely be showing and I would never see it while wearing the shoe. It would not bother me.

 

All Goodyear-welted shoes have a joint located on the inside heel breast.  It is where the welt is started and stopped during the stitching process.  Some manufacturers hide it better than others, but it is always there.  It isn't a defect. 

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I just got Nathan's from the sale which are the fifth aves. I saw online somewhere that they thought the ja bank versions were made on different lasts. The fifth on 7 and the park on 8 instead of the 5 last. After receiving my shoes I think they are right. Quality is the same. The 7 seems to fit me better anyway

 

Do you mind providing more details on the Jos A Bank versions you got?  I have always liked the idea of getting these shoes on those lasts, but haven't ever had a chance to see them in person.  None of the Jos A Bank stores near me carry them in the shop.  Do you mind saying how much they were, and posting photos? 

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Just received the Strand seconds today. The right shoe looks perfectly fine. However, the left shoe has some issues: blemishes, damaged area, and bad stitching.

Not sure if I will keep them. What does everyone think?

I can live with the blemishes and maybe the damaged area, but not sure about the bad stitching.

 

I'd keep them as well. That's why they're seconds right? Still a good lookin' shoe. Nice purchase

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Originally Posted by nathanl View Post

I just got my walnut Players from the Nordstrom sale and it looks like they've changed the sole - it's looks like a typical allen edmonds single sole in color and thickness - nothing like my Dalton sole.

I actually prefer the single, but anyone else notice this?
Me too, and I also noticed that when they changed to a single sole on the black, they changed it to matching solid black, rather than the former brown/natural. J
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To present my comment as anything but facetious indicates either a sad lack of reading comprehension skills or a deliberate attempt to deceive . David Copeland seems to have taken upon himself to introduce an element of purposeless juvenile confrontation into every thread he posts in . I personally find this to be a particularly distasteful character trait . Indeed it is what it is.

 

 

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