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Want to get a general consensus of satisfaction with AE factory 2nds..what are everyone's experiences?
I think the general consensus is that it's the luck of the draw. There are apparently a wide range of reasons AE rejects footwear. For as many seconds as we seem like we buy on this forum, there aren't many horror stories. Good luck!
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Do they have a lot of each style in stock or has everyone else already taken all the good ones from the 2 for 250 sale? I am STILL waiting to get my list. I called them during my lunch hour and they pretty much told me "tough luck, we're busy taking orders from the people that were lucky enough to email yesterday and get the list."  This is beyond frustrating since the guy I talked to last week said to wait until the first day of the sale to email.

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Originally Posted by walkthewalk View Post
 

Do they have a lot of each style in stock or has everyone else already taken all the good ones from the 2 for 250 sale? I am STILL waiting to get my list. I called them during my lunch hour and they pretty much told me "tough luck, we're busy taking orders from the people that were lucky enough to email yesterday and get the list."  This is beyond frustrating since the guy I talked to last week said to wait until the first day of the sale to email.

i have the list for 9D and 8.5D

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anyone have the 11D list?

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I think it depends where you live. I have a few boots that I like a lot, but I bought them with the idea of using HDLP since I want some beater boots. People have been wearing leather boots to go hunting and have walked through mud with them. I think you have to have one pair of boots that you like the look off that you think you're going to kick the crap out of. For now I have timberlands for that, but I'm hoping to pick up a pair of LB's for the purpose sometime.

 

I have a pair of boots like that, too. My Doc Martens boots are now almost 15 years old, and they are my beater boots. They are an aniline pull-up leather that just seems to heal itself no matter what happens to them. I treat them with renovateur every once in a while, and that's it. Of course, living in Toronto requires that I also have a pair of waterproof Sorels, for when it gets Canadian outside.

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I live in downtown Boston, so I totally know how city wear affects a boot. Boston is covered in salt during the winter (practically drowning in it).

 

I don't mean to tell anyone what to do, merely to tell those who are considering it's use to figure out more about the product and really consider its necessity prior to application. It's difficult to undo application of a wax product like HDLP, and everyone should reach their own conclusions. It is my personal conclusion that proper maintenance (wipedown, brushing, conditioning) is better than HDLP, and it is what I will always recommend. I can get deeper into some of the reasoning why, but I'd rather not derail an entire thread on AEs with a discussion on waterproofing that isn't particularly relevant.

 

On a more related note, I wear my shell Daltons quite frequently in the snow. Shell does extremely well in poor conditions

I completely agree! I live on Lake Ontario where we get a lot of lake-effect snow, and the streets and sidewalks are paved in salt throughout the winter. I've never used anything except conditioners  and good cream and wax polish on my shoes. Even when salt gets on my shoes, they are well protected with polish and I just wipe my shoes off with a damp cloth as soon as I can. My understanding is that leather needs to breath, and if you seal it with heavy waxes, oils, or silicone, it will ultimately reduce the longevity of the leather by leading to cracking.

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Yeah, I was going to say I could forward you the 8.5 list if that was your size

Never mind -- got a hold of them.


Edited by chris45 - 3/20/14 at 1:36pm
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Would greatly appreciate the 10.5D and 11D list if anyone would be so kind as to share smile.gif
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Anyone have pictures of the Long Branch in the 'dark brown' (style 6021) -- it's not the Waxy Brown ones but the darker color..

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Anyone have pictures of the Long Branch in the 'dark brown' (style 6021) -- it's not the Waxy Brown ones but the darker color..



Dark brown grain. Was lighter out of the box than I expected.
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Dark brown grain. Was lighter out of the box than I expected.

 

Thanks for the picture, it helps trying to imagine what they look like in comparison to the Waxy Brown (which I don't own just have seen a lot of pictures of them).. I have the Smokey Grey LB at the moment and trying to find a good brown to add...

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Originally Posted by anrobit View Post

I live in downtown Boston, so I totally know how city wear affects a boot. Boston is covered in salt during the winter (practically drowning in it).

I don't mean to tell anyone what to do, merely to tell those who are considering it's use to figure out more about the product and really consider its necessity prior to application. It's difficult to undo application of a wax product like HDLP, and everyone should reach their own conclusions. It is my personal conclusion that proper maintenance (wipedown, brushing, conditioning) is better than HDLP, and it is what I will always recommend. I can get deeper into some of the reasoning why, but I'd rather not derail an entire thread on AEs with a discussion on waterproofing that isn't particularly relevant.

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Yeah, I've treated my beater boots already, so I've made my choice.

Your comment "In my opinion, HDLP is totally unnecessary for city wear" would appear to direct people away from its use, so... while not 'telling' people not to use it, you imply that it's pointless unless you're, what? Navy Seal? Long shore fisherman? Chupacabra hunter? Perhaps if you shared appropriate uses of HDLP'ed boots, or qualified the statement after making it, the hundreds here who use it might have better understood your position. Your statement was an absolute; I've never seen 'totally unnecessary' as a description of HDLP in this thread or the shore care thread. I'm actually surprised that more users of the product here aren't justifying its use.

My LB's were bought to be beaters - my least expensive AE purchase - but they are still great, and I want to protect them, not just try to undo the effects of the elements on them. I have had many battles with 'Chi-beria' this winter, and have been glad that I ruined them with the application of HDLP on many occasions.

As an aside, does anyone know how long Long Branches last once they are terminal with HDLP disease? Apparently they are not long for this world...

This thread is 2500-plus pages long. No one has been able to derail it. Good luck trying! Ultimately, it'll just be one more post. :-j
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I need some help on the Strandmok sizing since its unlined ... I have the following:

 

- Strand -- 8.5D (fully closed laces)

- Neumok - 8.5D (not fully closed laces... not that I know anything, but I think they close as one would hope.. not fully closed but with just a small amount of room)

- Kenilworth -- 8.5D (appears to lace properly with some room for more break in)

- McNeil Shell - 8D (haven't had a chance to wear these much so cannot fully comment on the sizing.. but appear to be the correct size for me)

- Long Branch - 8.5D (appear to lace and fit well)

 

 

Would you go with the Strandmok (Navy) in the 8.5D or 8D (will more than likely be worn without socks and casual/jeans/etc.) due to it being unlined?  

 

 

EDIT -- what are also the opinions on Player's sizing? (looking at the Player's Dark Chocolate Suede) .. and what are your opinions on casual wear/etc.

 

 

One day I will add a black shoe to the mix but don't really see anything jumping out at me with the current closeout sale...


Edited by chris45 - 3/20/14 at 2:11pm
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Regarding LP on your boots: if you live in NYC, you really ought to LP them. Those standing puddles of slush that form when it's snowy/rainy out in the winter are killer, and you'll be glad you gave a bit more water resistance to your boots as soon as you step in one.
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My brown shell strands are developing a nice patina.
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