Also keep in mind that you can add things like lint rollers or collar stays to push over the limit, depending upon what else you may've bought.
Stuff them with socks and I put them in separate shoe bags or plastic bags so that they don't rub against each other.
I travel every week for work, Mon-Fri, so I might be a little overboard on this one. I don't check bags, just carry-on. I double bag my shoes with the inner layer being Lewis N. Clark shoe bags and the exterior being AE shoe bags which go in the reverse direction in order to cover the heel and the toe completely. I keep cedar trees in my shoes, and also bring another pair in my carry-on to use for my second pair. Need both pairs to be tree'd at night!
Also, I keep 3 shoe horns with me in different bags in case I ever need to pull one out. One in the outside pocket of the carry-on. One in the outside pocket of my briefcase. One in a travel-pouch that I take out of the briefcase and put in the pocket in the seat in front of me on the plane (in case I want to take off my shoes on the plane).
That is a really nice boot. I bet Allison could hook us up with an MTO/custom, although I'm sure it would cost $760 rather than $532. So many boots, so little time . . .
AE makes all the 360 degree welted Wolverines.
The Promontory Point last is almost identical to the Wolverine last anyway. AE got in quite a bit of trouble for it.
Just received my dark brown Long Branch seconds in 11.5E and am very pleased. I can find no discernible flaw in either shoe.
Anyone know how I can prep them to handle some bad NYC weather? I don't want the salt/snow ruining the leather. I tried doing some research on various websites but couldn't find a definitive answer. Is Obenauf's HDLP overkill?