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A quick shoe stretching update... My issue is my left foot is about 1/2 size larger than right. I was fitted and re-fitted at my local AE store and the SA has been very helpful and believes I'm in the right size (McAllister 7.5 E). After about over a dozen wearings the left was still causing me some discomfort especially towards the end of the day. The SA recommended stretching the left shoe. At first it seemed like the right move however after being on my feet all day at a conference this week it's clear that the shoe is now too big and my foot slides around causing great discomfort. I will not be doing this with my other new pair of McAllister. My Sheltons (1 last, 8 E) fit much more comfortably.

I'm not sure what to do at this point. Tongue pad? The SA has been nothing but helpful and I don't want to have to exchange the shoes but I'm wondering if there's anything AE would be willing to do or if there's anything I can do.

Thoughts from the group?

Not sure if this has been suggested already, as I'm catching up on the thread, but won't allen edmonds sell you two different sized shoes in a custom order? It may cost more for the custom order, but I would think the comfort would be worth it.

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I've sat in a Nissan. I stick by my analogy. tongue.gif

 

I enjoy cars enough to be tempted towards drawing analogies with shoes, and have tried to do so in the past.  However, it generally fails to be a completely accurate analogy.  I have to disagree that a Lexus is a "no-frills" car.  Even a basic model Lexus is going to be loaded with options and luxuries that you don't find in a cheap Nissan.  More accurately, a "no-frills" car would be to take that Nissan you are referencing, and paint it with Lexus quality paint, and use Lexus quality materials.  Of course then you could argue that you would no longer have a Nissan, you'd have a Lexus! biggrin.gif  In the end, cars are way too complex of a machine to compare them to a shoe that is actually quite simple.  There are a handful of different construction techniques that shoes are made from, and they are ranked according to quality and durability, materials aside.  Within those different construction types, there are brands that are no-frills, and brands that add bells and whistles to make them "nicer."  This doesn't exist in cars.  All cars are based on the same mechanical concepts (internal combustion engine, chassis, transmission, 4-wheels, etc. etc.)  More accurately, one may compare different quality shoe construction types to different modes of transportation.  A bicycle is lesser than a motorcycle, which is lesser than a car.  You don't compare bicycle prices to car prices, because they aren't in the same realm, even though they are both modes of transportation, regardless of the fact that there is actually overlap between the most expensive bike money can buy and the cheapest car money can buy.  Similarly, you can't fairly compare cemented shoes to Goodyear-welted shoes even though they are both types of footwear. 

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 butbut.gif I drive a Nissan.

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 butbut.gif I drive a Nissan.

 

I drive a Toyota. biggrin.gif

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Would you / could you make a pair burgundy cordovan Cambridges coexist in your closet along side a pair of (brand new!) merlot calfskin McAllisters?
The Cambridges are in stock now which is making the proposition tempting. I'm trying to resist..
I don't think they would coexist unless you wanted to have one shoe with a double leather sole and one with a single leather sole.
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I'd probably never wear my Mcallisters again. If they have never been worn, I'd return the Mcallister and get the Cambridge.
Agreed.
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I couldnt agree more. Going through this thread and seeing everyone talk about how they HAVE TO dress a certain way in their office, it's crazy! I don't think you will every find it in an employee manual where you have to dress in all black or grey and cant show any sign of personality.

Some clothing companies require a dress policy where you have to wear all black or don't allow you to wear colors in corporate offices. Bloomingdale's is a good example of this.
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  You don't compare bicycle prices to car prices, because they aren't in the same realm, even though they are both modes of transportation, regardless of the fact that there is actually overlap between the most expensive bike money can buy and the cheapest car money can buy.  

 

The most expensive bike money can buy is way more expensive than the cheapest car and is equivalent to a average new harley. No debate just saying

 

I've watched someone buy a $19K bike. uhoh.gif

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I enjoy cars enough to be tempted towards drawing analogies with shoes, and have tried to do so in the past.  However, it generally fails to be a completely accurate analogy.  I have to disagree that a Lexus is a "no-frills" car.  Even a basic model Lexus is going to be loaded with options and luxuries that you don't find in a cheap Nissan.  More accurately, a "no-frills" car would be to take that Nissan you are referencing, and paint it with Lexus quality paint, and use Lexus quality materials.  Of course then you could argue that you would no longer have a Nissan, you'd have a Lexus! biggrin.gif  In the end, cars are way too complex of a machine to compare them to a shoe that is actually quite simple.  There are a handful of different construction techniques that shoes are made from, and they are ranked according to quality and durability, materials aside.  Within those different construction types, there are brands that are no-frills, and brands that add bells and whistles to make them "nicer."  This doesn't exist in cars.  All cars are based on the same mechanical concepts (internal combustion engine, chassis, transmission, 4-wheels, etc. etc.)  More accurately, one may compare different quality shoe construction types to different modes of transportation.  A bicycle is lesser than a motorcycle, which is lesser than a car.  You don't compare bicycle prices to car prices, because they aren't in the same realm, even though they are both modes of transportation, regardless of the fact that there is actually overlap between the most expensive bike money can buy and the cheapest car money can buy.  Similarly, you can't fairly compare cemented shoes to Goodyear-welted shoes even though they are both types of footwear. 

 

I think there's just a fundamental difference in thought between us.

 

From my perspective, in the same way that all cars are based on the same mechanical concepts, all shoes are based on the same mechanical concepts. The bells and whistles you speak of are no different than the options you can spec on a car that you mention. You can add all the bells and whistles you want, but they don't make a dress shoe an ice skate, just as adding carbon ceramic brakes and carbon fiber body panels to your 599 won't turn it into a Panigale. Comparing cemented shoes to goodyear welted shoes, is like comparing body-on-frame to unibody construction. One is inferior, but it doesn't make it not a car. 

 

Perhaps a simpler analogy would've been furniture. You can compare an Ikea coffee table to one from a local woodworker. One is hand-built using dove-tail splines and real wood, the other is manufactured using glue and nails and MDF. Still, both are tables, and I expect both construction and fit and finish to be better with the woodworker made table than the Ikea table for the premium I'm paying, not just the former. 

 

But I digress, I've gone too far off topic for this thread.

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All this talk about merlot Mcallisters have got me thinking. I've been itching to add merlot to my collection, especially after my burgundy Westchesters didn't work out. I love the fit of my bourbon strands so logical to think I'd love the Mcallister's too? Is the merlot a deep dull color or does it pop in the sunlight?


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All this talk about merlot Mcallisters have got me thinking. I've been itching to add merlot to my collection, especially after my burgundy Westchesters didn't work out. I love the fit of my bourbon strands so logical to think I'd love the Mcallister's too? Is the merlot a deep dull color or does it pop in the sunlight?


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I'm curious about this too. I was looking at a pair of Burgundy Cole Haans that I really like the color of...but they're Cole Haans. The merlot AE pictures I've seen look like they have more purple than maroon to them?

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I'm curious about this too. I was looking at a pair of Burgundy Cole Haans that I really like the color of...but they're Cole Haans. The merlot AE pictures I've seen look like they have more purple than maroon to them?

pulled this from a sales ad on SF. pic is obviously taken inside but it still gives better depiction of what the shoe looks like, compared to the AE site

 


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Can someone tell me then name of the Park Avenues under the Brooks Brothers brand, please?

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I think there's just a fundamental difference in thought between us.

 

From my perspective, in the same way that all cars are based on the same mechanical concepts, all shoes are based on the same mechanical concepts. The bells and whistles you speak of are no different than the options you can spec on a car that you mention. You can add all the bells and whistles you want, but they don't make a dress shoe an ice skate, just as adding carbon ceramic brakes and carbon fiber body panels to your 599 won't turn it into a Panigale. Comparing cemented shoes to goodyear welted shoes, is like comparing body-on-frame to unibody construction. One is inferior, but it doesn't make it not a car. 

 

Perhaps a simpler analogy would've been furniture. You can compare an Ikea coffee table to one from a local woodworker. One is hand-built using dove-tail splines and real wood, the other is manufactured using glue and nails and MDF. Still, both are tables, and I expect both construction and fit and finish to be better with the woodworker made table than the Ikea table for the premium I'm paying, not just the former. 

 

But I digress, I've gone too far off topic for this thread.

 

I see the merit of your points, but as you said, there is a fundamental difference in thought apparently.  In the end, I struggle to draw any analogy that completely fits the bill.  Where your true interests are will also effect your perspective on the respective industry. 

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I'm curious about this too. I was looking at a pair of Burgundy Cole Haans that I really like the color of...but they're Cole Haans. The merlot AE pictures I've seen look like they have more purple than maroon to them?

pulled this from a sales ad on SF. pic is obviously taken inside but it still gives better depiction of what the shoe looks like, compared to the AE site

 



Those look sensational


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Can someone tell me then name of the Park Avenues under the Brooks Brothers brand, please?

 

Allen Edmonds for Brooks Brothers Leather Captoes

Details

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Allen-Edmonds-for-Brooks-Brothers-Leather-Captoes/MH00218_____BLCK_07___D___,default,pd.html

Item# MH00218
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pulled this from a sales ad on SF. pic is obviously taken inside but it still gives better depiction of what the shoe looks like, compared to the AE site

 


 

Those are some good looking shoes! I guess merlot is just a hard color to take photos of.

 

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Can someone tell me then name of the Park Avenues under the Brooks Brothers brand, please?

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Allen-Edmonds-for-Brooks-Brothers-Leather-Captoes/MH00218_____BLCK_07___D___,default,pd.html

 

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I see the merit of your points, but as you said, there is a fundamental difference in thought apparently.  In the end, I struggle to draw any analogy that completely fits the bill.  Where your true interests are will also effect your perspective on the respective industry. 

 

Fair enough. :)

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