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Thanks Tif.  Looks like they only have them in 2nds. There is a pair in my size and the price is right .... now it's decision time.
Do it! If they weren't bals, I'd be all over them!
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Right now for a regular AE lined shoe 13E in the Jefferson has been the best fit and closest lace gap do to the insole being more cushioned I do not get heel slip.

 

The Brooks Strand in E with the full poron insole is very tight on me and a huge gap on the laces, If I get the chance to grab a 13eee to try I will

 

Is the gap in your Jeffersons narrower than what you get with the Strand or McAllister? I'm thinking of exchanging my Strands for the Jefferson to see if I can get the gap to close. 

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Do it! If they weren't bals, I'd be all over them!

 

Agree. Grab 'em while you can. If you end up not liking them, you're only out $10 for the restock fee. 

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I wouldn't get too excited. AE does not have walnut grain at the moment. Nor do they have plans of re-stocking.

Thanks Tif.  Looks like they only have them in 2nds. There is a pair in my size and the price is right .... now it's decision time.

 

Get 'em.  I obtained a pair of seconds not long ago and would have kept and treasured them but for a defect that was significant enough for even me to be unable to ignore.  The walnut grain makes what would ordinarily be a pretty narrowly focused shoe (captoe bal) much more versatile IMO - plus they are very attractive in their own right.  Good luck!

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Is the gap in your Jeffersons narrower than what you get with the Strand or McAllister? I'm thinking of exchanging my Strands for the Jefferson to see if I can get the gap to close. 

 

Yes the Jeff gap is narrower in 13E than the Strand or McAllister...It is by no means a straight line but def. closer..also the Indy leather is so much softer that it gives more. I have not even worn the Jeffs for more than an initial laceup and fit. I think after a few wears the lacing gap will even be more narrow..

 

For whatever reason the Strand is simply the hardest fit shoe for me from Suede Strands to regular leather.


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On a side note - wearing my burgundy cordovan old Florsch's for the last time before sending to B Nelson for new soles...So for all you cordovan folks is it no big deal to go regular leather sole with sole guard and maybe a toe tap(I just like the metal toe look)

 

Or do I stay traditional since it is a vintage shoe and just go JR sole?

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On a side note - wearing my burgundy cordovan old Florsch's for the last time before sending to B Nelson for new soles...So for all you cordovan folks is it no big deal to go regular leather sole with sole guard and maybe a toe tap(I just like the metal toe look)

Or do I stay traditional since it is a vintage shoe and just go JR sole?
I would go for what you think will function the best for you and how you'll use them. I wouldn't worry about what vintage the shoe is...
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Yes the Jeff gap is narrower in 13E than the Strand or McAllister...It is by no means a straight line but def. closer..also the Indy leather is so much softer that it gives more. Also I have not even worn the Jeffs for more than an initial laceup and fit. I think after a few wears the lacing gap will even be more narrow..

 

For whatever reason the Strand is simply the hardest fit shoe for me from Suede Strands to regular leather.

 

Thank you. That is helpful.

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Thanks Tif.  Looks like they only have them in 2nds. There is a pair in my size and the price is right .... now it's decision time.
Youngsweet, are you by any chance 8E? I've been looking at that 2nds for some time as well.
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Youngsweet, are you by any chance 8E? I've been looking at that 2nds for some time as well.
Me too...finally decided against them.
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I would go for what you think will function the best for you and how you'll use them. I wouldn't worry about what vintage the shoe is...

 

Yeah that is a good point...I have burgundy Cordovan Park's, burgundy Cordovan Randolphs and no plans to add another burgundy shoe so they will get worn a lot and adding the sole guard will probably have me strapping them on a great deal more since weather will not be a factor.

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Am I the only one, who thinks the Strand looks better with a little lace gap, which gives it a more casual look?

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Here are my chilis. My favorite color after burgundy. Kinda wish they were as red as watchidiot's. If only AE offered a cherry flavor...



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On a side note - wearing my burgundy cordovan old Florsch's for the last time before sending to B Nelson for new soles...So for all you cordovan folks is it no big deal to go regular leather sole with sole guard and maybe a toe tap(I just like the metal toe look)

Or do I stay traditional since it is a vintage shoe and just go JR sole?

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I would go for what you think will function the best for you and how you'll use them. I wouldn't worry about what vintage the shoe is...

While I can't disagree with what tifosi says, I certainly understand your desire to keep them "vintage". I'd be tempted to go for the JR sole myself, just because they would feel special, in a way. But honestly, there's no rational reason for that, just what you like.
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Youngsweet, are you by any chance 8E? I've been looking at that 2nds for some time as well.

 

I'm not an 8E, but looks like they "may" have a pair in 8E.

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Me too...finally decided against them.

finally talked me out of it, saving for a pair of burgundy shell PAs instead.

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