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Nice man, so love these!

Me too. Everyone should have a pair of these fellas. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I hate you guys, this is getting addicting. I feel like a woman almost with my shoe obsession
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As to the flopping over look, my unstructureds do flop quite a bit at points higher than my shoe trees (so my high Cronmok boots flop a lot more than my low, suede Strandmoks). But as saggy as they always look on the rack, they look fine when worn (and feel great!). Both did look relatively rigid out of the box though, if I recall correctly.

In other words, are snuff suede supposed to look this floppy? 

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A thought came to mind regarding a comment earlier about judging AE's colors from their pictures, but search attempts yielded either too many results not on point, or no results:
does anyone have or know of a comprehensive colors list, including colors available in shell and in suede? Mainly for use in planning MTO.

For example, I have seen a darker olive suede on one of the current clearance boots. And I own a rather light tan suede Strandmok, but is the "sand" suede from the Players shoe much closer to white (without being white)? Has anyone ever seen a burgundy/merlot suede available? In custom Neumoks from last year (March Madness school promotion) I have a football grain dark brown mixed with a smooth darkish green, and another pair in a smooth navy mixed with a textured "gold" that is really more like a fawn/latte brown. I'd be very curious to see a compilation of all colors that could be played with. Maybe also materials, like the canvas from the Strawfuts?

I'm especially looking at suede components for some combination MTOs as it has more flexibility and I suffer from a type of nerve pain. I don't particularly want all suede, but for e.g. quarters, tongue, eyestays in suede with toe and foxing in leather. Something like a black leather/black suede combo would be easy enough to envision & design to match up the colors with the material showing the contrast. But I was also thinking about a bourbon pair ... would snuff suede maybe be the best/closest match? Hence my curiosity above about a wine-ish color suede that could tonal color match with burgundy/merlot leather. For considering something like bourbon leather & snuff suede, I've just tried pasting pictures from AE's website side-by-side as my best evaluation so far.

For shell, aside from the black and burgundy Dalton ones that I already own, there is ... dark brown? bourbon? walnut? Since I can't wear the 5 last in structured shoes without nerve pain flare up I was leaning toward the Rutledge (love the look of it) for a business cap-toe, and since it's already a higher priced model I was thinking "what the hell" why not just get the MTO in shell while I'm at it. So for three shades, black, burgundy, and ... a medium brown, ... ? The best I've been able to see so far have been the ones on the site now plus google images cached versions of old webgems; an accurate list of all the shell colors would be very helpful.
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In other words, are snuff suede supposed to look this floppy? 

I don't know how to post pictures here from my iPad, but, and this is for my experience, mine look flopped over like that right now just sitting on the shoe rack ... except for where they are supported by the trees. Mine did not look like that when they arrived. However, whenever I put them on, they look fine (and feel great) because my feet fill them up more than the trees do.
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In other words, are snuff suede supposed to look this floppy? 

If they look OK when you have them on, that's all that matters. 

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I don't know how to post pictures here from my iPad, but, and this is for my experience, mine look flopped over like that right now just sitting on the shoe rack ... except for where they are supported by the trees. Mine did not look like that when they arrived. However, whenever I put them on, they look fine (and feel great) because my feet fill them up more than the trees do.

Would you be able to post it with your phone? 

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Would you be able to post it with your phone? 




think this should do it.

again, the flopping is a lot more noticeable on the boot since it is much higher than the height of the shoe tree. But I also purposefully bought a number of unstructured shoes just for such ease of form as they don't inflame the nerve damage I have (from decades of cramped, non-giving ice hockey skates)
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I meant without the shoe trees to compare the drape of the neumoks in its natural state. I apologize for not clarifying. Thanks. 

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I meant without the shoe trees to compare the drape of the neumoks in its natural state. I apologize for not clarifying. Thanks. 



with the trees out.

you can also see with the trees out where my wide feet have buldged out some at the pinky toe on the suede Strandmoks; that's from probably less than 24 wears in about eight months
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The pictures are very helpful. It looks like your suede strands are lined but my suede neumoks are unlined, which makes my shoes appear more droopy without shoe trees. Thanks. 

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The pictures are very helpful. It looks like your suede strands are lined but my suede neumoks are unlined, which makes my shoes appear more droopy without shoe trees. Thanks. 

those aren't suede Strands; they are an unstructured model called Strandmok that is on clearance on AE's site right now (that color is "tan" and they also have a navy suede). Like the name suggests, they are an unstructured cross of a Strand and a Neumok. I took the tree out and let them sit for the picture, but I could easily push them flat down and they wouldn't spring back up they are so soft. There is a slight little area of structured lining in the very back under the foxing in both the Standmok and the Cronmok, with some structure also under the cap-toe on the Strandmok.
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF8245_1_40000000001_-1_
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Need some advice here,

 

I tried a pair of La Salle in 8D, immediately I had a pain on side of my foot,

 

I now own a La Salle in 8E, no pain and relaxed fit, enough room for toes to breath,

 

In length, there is enough room for one index finger to fit,

 

 

My concern is that my foot has low instep,

 

I ended up tieing my laces tightly to account for the room between my roof of foot vs. roof of shoe,

 

 

The laces are tied and they are about or less than 1cm between the shoe lace hole,

 

Is this norm ? thanks in adv

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Need some advice here,

I tried a pair of La Salle in 8D, immediately I had a pain on side of my foot,

I now own a La Salle in 8E, no pain and relaxed fit, enough room for toes to breath,

In length, there is enough room for one index finger to fit,


My concern is that my foot has low instep,

I ended up tieing my laces tightly to account for the room between my roof of foot vs. roof of shoe,


The laces are tied and they are about or less than 1cm between the shoe lace hole,

Is this norm ? thanks in adv
I don't know if it's normal, but my 10.5EEE fits similar. The laces on my Clifton's are about a 1/4" apart.

If they made an EEEE I'd be buying a half size smaller although I don't know if that would change the lacing.
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My strands came in.

Fits like a Glove.

I think I'm done for dress shoes for the year maybe, going to pick up some mctavish or nuemoks

Very nice, every time I see them I think they should be my next pair.

I think you're in Canada too? Did you get dinged with extra fees? In three orders in the past six months I've never paid a penny more than Ae charged me up front.
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I think I'm done for dress shoes for the year maybe...
Item the first: man, those Strands look great. Wear them in good health!

Item the second: No you aren't. biggrin.gif

I've told myself that so many times -- "I'm all set for now," "I don't need another pair of boots," "finally! burgundy shell gunboats, now I'm all set," etc.

Yeah, right. I just took delivery of a MTO Bayfield last week and I've got shell tassel loafers on the back of the FedEx truck right now to be delivered in a few hours... after which my collection will stand at only four cow and four shell from Allen Edmonds. Decent enough rotation given my salary and biz-casual workplace.

Yet I still see a need for a go-to-hell black-tie-appropriate black shell Carlyle and a Dundee in suede (both with dainite soles), maybe a navy derby to go with seersucker and linen... and that's not counting any of their upcoming unknown releases. I'd pounce SO HARD on a true balmoral boot or an AA-width wholecut.

This thread, man. You guys are enablers par excellence.
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