Any thoughts on the the comparison between these two Strand-derivative casual options, the recently-added to clearance Elgins vs. the new Rush Streets?
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Rush Streets in Golden Brown CXL for $325:
Think the price differential is worth it for the CXL, contrast piping, and the dainite sole (vs. double oak)?
I have the Elgin and think it's a great looking casual shoe. However, I really like the CXL and Dainite combination of the Rush Street, as to me, it is more versatile in that it works better during the winter (I store my Elgins for the winter). I'm not sure if the Rush Street is worth the $128 over the Elgin, but it's only a matter of time that the Rush Street will either be on sale during one of the next major AE sales, or be clearanced out in the not too distance future (this is just an educated guess based on most of AE's new shoe cycle). So perhaps you could wait a bit and get the Rush Street at a better price. Of course, if you prefer the look of the Elgin and don't mind using the leather sole on snow/ice (if you live somewhere with snow/ice) or storing them in the winter, then there's no real reason to wait unless you must have CXL.