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I just grabbed two pairs of Daltons in walnut and dark chocolate, someone locally was selling them both a for only $180. The walnut was even only worn once.

 

The issue is that I normally wear an 8.5D in my McAllister but the Daltons were a 9E, I couldn't pass up the deal and they fit decent enough but I was wondering if anyone knows of a high quality insole or another way to fill a bit of room in the shoe? I almost would feel bad putting an insole over the high quality leather insole it comes with.

 

Thanks in advance for any help guys.

How much room is there? If you're sliding too far forward, you could try a tongue pad. How much extra room is there in the toe box?

I guess you could put an insole in there, but that would be strange.

 

Otherwise sell them and buy seconds that are the right size.

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Any owners of Grayson (tassel) or Sanibel (Venetian) reading?

Looking for a black loafer (I understand the paradox!) that can step in for a pair of lace-ups with a blazer. Have an operation on the calendar that is going to make things difficult for me.

I've never owned any tassels before, and part of me is averse to them. Is the black grain Sanibel an option that can step in temporarily and perhaps also have more versatility as well (with denim)?

I'm a 10EEE in Patriot, safe to assume sizing would be the same in either of these?


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How much room is there? If you're sliding too far forward, you could try a tongue pad. How much extra room is there in the toe box?

I guess you could put an insole in there, but that would be strange.

 

Otherwise sell them and buy seconds that are the right size.

 

The tongue pad might be the answer, the fit is pretty good everywhere but I do slide a bit forward in the shoe. I think that will be the first plan of attack. But selling them and buying seconds is an option for sure since the walnut pair is basically brand new.

 

Thanks for the suggestions.

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Is anyone thinking of buying the Hannover wholecut? I'm in the market for a new black shoe, and am considering this, along with Flatiron or Rutledge (3 last does my foot right)...

 

 

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It has crossed my mind, I will likely try and hold out until the outlets get some seconds

 

 

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They're alright, but I don't like them enough to pay that price.

 

 

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Right, I guess they're a bit medieval looking. Too plain perhaps. Would be a great conversation-starter, though, if that were one's goal...

 

As a closing book-end to this conversation from "way back when," I just purchased a bourbon pair for $242.

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As a closing book-end to this conversation from "way back when," I just purchased a bourbon pair for $242.
The day those came out, I emailed AE in hopes of obtaining a pair -- but that last doesn't exist in AA widths so I was hosed. Please post a photo so I can live vicariously through it!
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Nice! Yeah, I strongly considered it, but in the end couldn't justify it's place in my wardrobe. Eager to see yours though!





As a closing book-end to this conversation from "way back when," I just purchased a bourbon pair for $242.
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I think I remember the shoebank mentioning shipping to Canada was $40 for the first pair and $5 for each additional, but can any Canadians speak on if that covers all tax/duties etc?. I just want to be sure I wont get hit with any big additional charges upon delivery if I place an order tomorrow.

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I think I remember the shoebank mentioning shipping to Canada was $40 for the first pair and $5 for each additional, but can any Canadians speak on if that covers all tax/duties etc?. I just want to be sure I wont get hit with any big additional charges upon delivery if I place an order tomorrow.

 

AE are made in the US so they should be exempt from the Canadian duties according to the NAFTA treaty. 

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I live in Vancouver area, and can say I've imported numerous pairs of AE shoes. I get mine shipped to Blaine, just on the US side of the border, and drive down and pick them up. I make sure I declare them as made in the US, and only pay GST and PST, zero duties. But if you don't specify "made in the US", you'll undoubtedly pay duties. If AE is shipping them directly to Canada, I would imagine they specify accordingly. Zero duties though...
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I live in Vancouver area, and can say I've imported numerous pairs of AE shoes. I get mine shipped to Blaine, just on the US side of the border, and drive down and pick them up. I make sure I declare them as made in the US, and only pay GST and PST, zero duties. But if you don't specify "made in the US", you'll undoubtedly pay duties. If AE is shipping them directly to Canada, I would imagine they specify accordingly. Zero duties though...
I concur and would add that if you have them shipped to Canada, I've never paid $40. Should be $25-30 in my experience. Also as BCer states, if you live quite near the US border, consider getting a mailbox 'across the line' and you'll save a ton when ordering through AE, eBay, Amazon, etc. j
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Hi Burzan - Nice pickups on the Dalton's. There was a trunk show here locally and saw the Walnuts yesterday and have seen the Chocolate when I was traveling a few months ago. Loved the Chocolate!!! I have used everything from the $2 shoe pads that I picked up at the local grocery store to the Black Superfeet ( which I believe AE sells). I'd try the less expensive options to see if that fills up enough space. I also wear thicker socks with some of my boots to fill the void or add cushion. I haven't tried tongue pads but that is a good suggestion as well.

enjoy your new pick-ups


DuckOB
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I have swatches of both, so I will go ahead and take a picture sometime tomorrow. Cappuccino is much darker and saturated compare to dark brown. As far as I am concerned, they don't look very similar. If you want a cappuccino MTO, call Allison first thing in the morning. I was informed last week that they practically ran out of it.

They have some cappuccino left as I ordered a pair late last week. I was on the fence over the brown shell Jeffersons but I really like the cappuccino color. So, I ordered a MTO Jefferson in cappuccino. It is suppose to be ready in 8 weeks.
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Is it normal to have some folds develop in the leather with time or do you undo that entirely with shoe trees if you use them religiously?

I have shoe trees for my daltons, but am in the process of getting either plastic or wooden ones for the other pairs of shoes I own. Till then I've been stuffing many of them with newspaper.


Also, how do you guys winterize boots. I'm going to be wearing my daltons through the boston winter. I'd rather not destroy them due to salt, etc,  the first year of having them. I have timberland workboots for the truly nasty days.

 

Thanks again!

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I concur and would add that if you have them shipped to Canada, I've never paid $40. Should be $25-30 in my experience. Also as BCer states, if you live quite near the US border, consider getting a mailbox 'across the line' and you'll save a ton when ordering through AE, eBay, Amazon, etc. j

The Jeffersonville location charges $45 to Canada.
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Also, how do you guys winterize boots. I'm going to be wearing my daltons through the boston winter. I'd rather not destroy them due to salt, etc,  the first year of having them. I have timberland workboots for the truly nasty days.

Thanks again!

I just did my Long Branches and Bayfields with Obenauf's Heavy Duty Leather Protectant, on advice from our very own Cold Iron. It was a bit of a process, using a blow dryer and whatnot, but I very much have the impression that they are now essentially bulletproof. Or winterproof, anyway.
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