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Are those shell Manchesters? Bravo, if so. Great custom makeup. 

No those are SouthNarc's calf. I went back and forth on a MTO in shell (for 3 months) but in the end decided that if mine look half as good as his I will be very satisfied. If they do work out there is always the option of having a pair made down the road in a different color but in shell.

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I think I'll take them back since I bought the Strands too which are in the same last but I didn't have this problem with them. Can anyone confirm that the AEs sold during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale were firsts? Also should I bring them back to Nordstrom or to an AE store even though I bought them from Nordstrom?

Yes, they were firsts. Returns should go to the place from which you bought them.

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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

Here are my MTO Walnut Shell Macneils. Love them. Can't wait to wear them tomorrow.

 

 

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bounce2.gifAmazeballs! Very jealous!

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Originally Posted by GeneralW View Post

Hey guys,

So after trying on my new PAs again today, I've noticed that they kind of bow out around my ankles since I have pretty big ankles. Is this acceptable or problematic? Should I try half a size smaller in length and go up a width? Or is this last just not for me? I have pretty flat feet and my ankles are more on the inside of my foot than directly over the middle. Everything else fits perfectly when I walk and such. The last picture is the shape the shoe takes afterwards. Please disregard the silly socks.








This is a known issue with some AE shoes, but flat feet definitely contribute. I try to stick with boots.
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Originally Posted by rpearlberg View Post

wearing my new Strand's today...

I still can't tell if they are too tight....

 


I got the 11E today.  I like the feel of the toe area, but the heel is now too wide and I have to tighten the laces to make them not slip....

I guess I'll keep the 11D and hope the toe area stretches just a tad...

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Its been a roller coaster couple of days smile.gif The shell Park Avenues were delivered yesterday, but turned out to have a fairly large gouge on the left toe (almost a hole.) I was bummed out. Kristle was able to find another pair for me, which is great, but that's going to take a couple of days and the Dundees which I also ordered at the same time as the PAs got delayed as well.

Anyway, I got the shell Leeds in burgundy today. They fit well. I wore them for a couple of hours at home and plan to follow the recommended break-in procedure. I went to Nordstrom Rack to pick a couple of shoe trees and found an AE Big Sur for $70.00! It's a suede pair like this one http://www.ebay.com/itm/Allen-Edmonds-Big-Sur-Marraca-Brown-suede-Oxfords-Shoes-8-5-New-325-lace-up-/171076061672?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item27d4ed89e8

It's an 8D but it seems to fit well even though I usually wear an 8.5D
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

Anyone recognize this original Allen Edmonds shoe from over 60 years ago?




Notice the remarkable classic 7-lace eyelets for that great vintage style.





Plus, this shoe was made with NO NAILS.

Great find and photo, David!
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so I've finally worn out my first pair of AE and its time for recrafting. I was discussing this with the reps at the AE store and inquired about getting the JR soles on my shoes and if it would cost more. they stated that they wouldn't be able to do it and the JR soles are limited to their cordovan shoes. is this correct? has anyone been successfuk at getting them to put JR soles on non-cordovan shoes? Has anyone sent their AE's to B Nelson instead of back to AE? I'm wondering if that might be the better option.
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so I've finally worn out my first pair of AE and its time for recrafting. I was discussing this with the reps at the AE store and inquired about getting the JR soles on my shoes and if it would cost more. they stated that they wouldn't be able to do it and the JR soles are limited to their cordovan shoes. is this correct? has anyone been successfuk at getting them to put JR soles on non-cordovan shoes? Has anyone sent their AE's to B Nelson instead of back to AE? I'm wondering if that might be the better option.

I'd just send to B.Nelson or even a local cobbler. Recrafting is $125, and considering most of their calf offerings are ~$300, I don't see the value especially when you mention they aren't flexible on sole choices. The primary advantage AE has is that they will be able to put the shoe on the original last, but I don't think that's that big of a deal unless you want to make size adjustments. Many people with much higher quality shoes use B. Nelson with no problems. 

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I don't know why AE wouldn't offer JR for an up charge but if they won't, they won't. I sent my vintage shell Florsheims to B Nelson for double JR soles. Pricey but great work and fantastic customer service. If you go that route, you won't be disappointed.
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Originally Posted by rpearlberg View Post


I got the 11E today.  I like the feel of the toe area, but the heel is now too wide and I have to tighten the laces to make them not slip....

I guess I'll keep the 11D and hope the toe area stretches just a tad...

 

If the first try was 11D, the second try should have been 10.5E.  Typically you size down 1/2 size when you go wider.

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Originally Posted by rc121 View Post

so I've finally worn out my first pair of AE and its time for recrafting. I was discussing this with the reps at the AE store and inquired about getting the JR soles on my shoes and if it would cost more. they stated that they wouldn't be able to do it and the JR soles are limited to their cordovan shoes. is this correct? has anyone been successfuk at getting them to put JR soles on non-cordovan shoes? Has anyone sent their AE's to B Nelson instead of back to AE? I'm wondering if that might be the better option.

I used B Nelson once for just a sixty-buck Vibram resole on my Wilberts and was quite pleased. Looks like their JR option is $125. I plan to go that route for my non-shell AEs when the time comes.
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Hello gents,

This was the first day I wore my AE burnished burgundy Clifton's. I really don't like to nitpick and I know shoes will crease but I wanted to get your opinions on this. I'm fairly certain the shoes aren't too long. My big toe is maybe half inch from the tip of the cap. I went with a D width which fits snug but not tight. E would be way to big in the heal and sides. I put shoe trees in as soon as I got the shoes 2 weeks ago. Should I have waited until I wore them first?
Is the crease that you see in the pictures normal? [IMG]
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Another shot
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I have the same problems with Cliftons, and many others have had the same problem with the shoe and other AE models with longer toe caps. AE for some reason failed to master how to properly do longer toe caps and that led to the demise of SF favorites like the Soho. 
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