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Yup, not sure why either....but go with a L if you're in the 9D range.
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Originally Posted by wonsmithr8 View Post


Haha oh man that's a lot! I definitely have the tendency to buy in bunches so I have to try and control myself. I've only had my boots since October so I haven't had to put them away. I'll probably still wear them every now and then but definitely not as much since I wear boot socks with them and I'm sure it'll be hot this summer.

 

One effective way I've controlled this "problem" was getting married. 3+ years into it I still sometimes think, man I should've bought these before... :)  

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Originally Posted by Kwaker View Post


If you're only in your 20's or 30's, you better start getting some use out of those really nice shoes. As you get older, your feet will increase in size ... something to do with tendons loosing their spring and arches relaxing leading to an elongation and widening of the foot.

My buddies and I are in our late-30's and early 40's and we've all had to start buying shoes .5 to 1.5 sizes larger.

Yikes! I hope that doesn't happen to me for many years yet. Otherwise I'd be pretty screwed given how many pairs of shoes I've bought in the last 2~3 years...

*Edit: I am 39 now though, so I guess maybe my foot size has increased already from my younger days?
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Yikes! I hope that doesn't happen to me for many years yet. Otherwise I'd be pretty screwed given how many pairs of shoes I've bought in the last 2~3 years...

*Edit: I am 39 now though, so I guess maybe my foot size has increased already from my younger days?

 

Probably good...mine hit 13 around 35 and has stayed that way ...wider now but in any shoes I owned that gone worn enough they stretched naturally with my foot.

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I wonder how many people have shoes in their closet that they have never worn. I'll admit that I do. It's not that I'm saving or collecting them but I just haven't had time to break them in yet. I typically like to wear shoes around he office for a few days before I wear them outside and work has been so hectic that I've not had time.

 




It's very easy to go out of control when AE sale prices are so enticing compared to other competitors, especially during the 2nds sale: 2 for $250, $199 for signature shoes (PA, FA, Strands etc...), $299 shells.

Then you have the anniversary sale where people are even more enticed to create a variety of MTOs. Clearance sale MTOs were even more insane.

It's not really hard to accumulate/horde 10+ pairs in just a few sales, leading to a few neglected pairs in the closet. I don't see a problem though, as long as you'll eventually wear it. With shells becoming more rare, it's probably not a bad idea to buy a pair or two if you think you'll eventually come around to wear it.
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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

I wonder how many people have shoes in their closet that they have never worn. I'll admit that I do. It's not that I'm saving or collecting them but I just haven't had time to break them in yet. I typically like to wear shoes around he office for a few days before I wear them outside and work has been so hectic that I've not had time.

With over 30 pairs of shoes (I lost count), I would say that there are only a couple of pairs that I really "never" wear. Those are ones that I've determined to be too uncomfortable to waste time wearing though. All other pairs at the very least gets a couple of wears per year, which for me is enough to justify having. tongue.gif
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One effective way I've controlled this "problem" was getting married. 3+ years into it I still sometimes think, man I should've bought these before... smile.gif  
You'll get past that. My wife probably thinks I 'only' have 15 or so pairs. Luckily she has a bit of a shoe thing too, but zero interest in looking into my 'shoe cabinet'. I've added shelves, and quite a few pairs since she looked. Haha. I got the death threat a while ago - "YOU ARE NOT BUYING ANY MORE SHOES!" ...then I kicked into stealth mode. Lol. And to her eyes, a wingtip is a wingtip, and cognac, natural waxy and walnut all look the same. So I've probably got 10 pairs of shoes that look identical to her!

It's all good...
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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post


With over 30 pairs of shoes (I lost count), I would say that there are only a couple of pairs that I really "never" wear. Those are ones that I've determined to be too uncomfortable to waste time wearing though. All other pairs at the very least gets a couple of wears per year, which for me is enough to justify having. tongue.gif

 

 

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You'll get past that. My wife probably thinks I 'only' have 15 or so pairs. Luckily she has a bit of a shoe thing too, but zero interest in looking into my 'shoe cabinet'. I've added shelves, and quite a few pairs since she looked. Haha. I got the death threat a while ago - "YOU ARE NOT BUYING ANY MORE SHOES!" ...then I kicked into stealth mode. Lol. And to her eyes, a wingtip is a wingtip, and cognac, natural waxy and walnut all look the same. So I've probably got 10 pairs of shoes that look identical to her!

It's all good...

 

 

Currently at about 15 pairs and trying to limit it from getting too much bigger as I have pairs that get neglected already. I am selling a couple items, one due to a narrow fit and another due to redundancy. With those two leaving, one will be coming in. I bought the brown corodvan MacNeils that were just up in the market yesterday. I am pretty much in stealth mode for the most part too though, especially with my Alden LHS and upcoming Tanker purchase.

 

We will see what else comes up along the way, I should have jumped on the snuff neumok when it was on clearance though. Kicking myself for that one.

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Lexington from the sale.  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Great looking shoe! Congrats!
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Here are my $299 shell Patriots from last year.


I also got $299 shell Patriots in Brown, PA in Black, and Leeds in #8
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Here are my $299 shell Patriots from last year. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I also got $299 shell Patriots in Brown, PA in Black, and Leeds in #8

 

 

I will be possibly looking into these in brown and burgundy during the next big cordovan seconds sale. They look great!

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Originally Posted by Cheuk View Post

 

One effective way I've controlled this "problem" was getting married. 3+ years into it I still sometimes think, man I should've bought these before... smile.gif  

 



Ha, I've got 6 months do as much acquiring as possible. Shell Jeffersons, and Chili Daltons are on the way as we speak. Not to mention the shell daltons I'm hoping to snag soon funds permitting. Then hopefully some Burg. shell Leeds and black shell PA.(selling current black calf PA's) Kinda funny we were at counseling last night and talking about finances, and she says she feels comfortable that I wouldn't go out and randomly buy a $400 pair of shoes on a whim. I had to go poker face on that one. So does that mean $700 is ok smile.gif

I will have to soon learn from the stealth masters. Shoes might be a bit harder to get past her, I used to have 2-3 pairs of bland shoes, now that I've stepped up the shoe game a bit she's noticed, however appreciates. Fortunately tools and garage items should be much easier to get by with. And I already have my nice Snap On tool box.

I'm pushing for the combined finances but with small side accounts for each. Which should hopefully suffice.
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I decided I needed an "in the wild" shot of my Rush Streets. I think this is one of the better ideas AE has had recently.


Chris


Happy you're enjoying your Rush Streets.  I am not.  The leather on the left shoe is digging into my ankle and the right shoe has lots of extra stitching under the tongue which causes lots of pain.  They are extremely uncomfortable - even when tied loosely.  I've worn them twice and will be returning them this evening.  If they don't take them back I'm selling them on eBay.

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Originally Posted by Cheuk View Post

 

One effective way I've controlled this "problem" was getting married. 3+ years into it I still sometimes think, man I should've bought these before... smile.gif  

 



Ha, I've got 6 months do as much acquiring as possible. Shell Jeffersons, and Chili Daltons are on the way as we speak. Not to mention the shell daltons I'm hoping to snag soon funds permitting. Then hopefully some Burg. shell Leeds and black shell PA.(selling current black calf PA's) Kinda funny we were at counseling last night and talking about finances, and she says she feels comfortable that I wouldn't go out and randomly buy a $400 pair of shoes on a whim. I had to go poker face on that one. So does that mean $700 is ok smile.gif

I will have to soon learn from the stealth masters. Shoes might be a bit harder to get past her, I used to have 2-3 pairs of bland shoes, now that I've stepped up the shoe game a bit she's noticed, however appreciates. Fortunately tools and garage items should be much easier to get by with. And I already have my nice Snap On tool box.

I'm pushing for the combined finances but with small side accounts for each. Which should hopefully suffice.
Haha. I don't recommend the "stealth approach". I handle the finances, but my wife know what is going on. I just let her know when I am ordering something. She knows that I wouldn't jeopardize our financial situation for shoes, so she doesn't give me much trouble.

We have joint finances and we each set aside money from each paycheck for "fun money" as we call it. We can do whatever we want with it, so I save it up and get shoes when I have enough. She likes to spend it every week.
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Happy you're enjoying your Rush Streets.  I am not.  The leather on the left shoe is digging into my ankle and the right shoe has lots of extra stitching under the tongue which causes lots of pain.  They are extremely uncomfortable - even when tied loosely.  I've worn them twice and will be returning them this evening.  If they don't take them back I'm selling them on eBay.

That is not good.

Best of luck.

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