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A lot (maybe all?) of the Brooks Brothers shoes made by Allen Edmonds which have the vtread also have combo or dovetail heels.  Part of the combination heel is leather.   So, the rubber sole is great for wet weather, but the leather heel really is not, so I don't get the point of this at all.   It does look kinda cool, but otherwise just does not make sense to me. 

 

The front sole is more like a topy, which prevents your sole from wearing down too quickly.  Not really for wet since it's just a top layer.  Step on a puddle and the water will permeate the leather sole.  

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The front sole is more like a topy, which prevents your sole from wearing down too quickly.  Not really for wet since it's just a top layer.  Step on a puddle and the water will permeate the leather sole.  

You've got me thinking too. I've got one pair of PRL Saunders by AE, with that heel too. Can anyone explain what the true reasoning is behind the leather/rubber combo heel? I get the rubber piece for durability, but why bother with the leather section? Softer? Quieter? Meant strictly as indoor? For me, living in the beautiful Vancouver [rain forest] area, it's just so impractical. Topys rule, as do rubber heels. Just curious...
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You've got me thinking too. I've got one pair of PRL Saunders by AE, with that heel too. Can anyone explain what the true reasoning is behind the leather/rubber combo heel? I get the rubber piece for durability, but why bother with the leather section? Softer? Quieter? Meant strictly as indoor? For me, living in the beautiful Vancouver [rain forest] area, it's just so impractical. Topys rule, as do rubber heels. Just curious...

Having a half rubber/half leather heel is indicative of a higher quality shoe.  When you wear down that jigsaw piece (dovetail), a cobbler should drop another one in there, thus, extending the life of your heel.  Should be cheaper than a full heel.  In reality, I have yet to have a cobbler actually have this piece in stock. Believe me, I've asked. It's probably because different shoe makers have their own unique jigsaw piece (don't know this for sure).  I do what a recent poster above did: ask for a full rubber heel. They can give you a 1/2 leather/rubber one, but that is a few dollars more than all rubber.  

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I really like the brooks brothers poron insoles. They're extremely comfortable and feels like I'm walking on a cloud

+1. My BB Park Aves. are very comfortable, and they're not even completely broken-in yet. Also got them for a great price during the seconds sale back in February.
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It's Friday so time for the McTavish


Chris
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I've seen a few post of squeaky AE shoes.........

 

I recently purchased a pair of Ashton which squeaked. I wore them for a month hoping it would go away. After reading all over the internet about guys trying to fix this and only short term fixes.

 

A few weeks ago, I emailed AE to see what they recommend and they sent me a shipping label to send the shoes back.

 

I got this from AE this morning.....

I apologize as the squeak issue is very difficult to fix.  Sometimes no matter how much you try to fix it, it never goes away, and we as a company just feel that it saves the customer time and headache by just replacing the shoe.

I do apologize for this inconvenience.  Your Ashton Shoes are in Allocated status which means they are going through our final inspection process before they ship out to you.

 

Bummer I had to send the shoes back but the customer service has been great.

Sean

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You can now filter by Last on shoebank.com !!!       How awesome is that?

 

 

Kudos to Mr Dave Barber and his development staff!!

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excellent ... the more filters the better ... their stock of 2nds is huge
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On my new squeaky Daltons I dropped by the AE store here to send in some Dundee's and asked if they had any recommendations. He said they had a treatment they can try to help that they got from the factory. Sure enough, squeak free today. He said if they continued that they'd work something out. I'd assume replace like in your case with the Ashton. Which I wouldn't have minded due to a misaligned panel on my current pair.
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Would love to hear some feedback on a new site we are testing, www.shoebank.com. It's not an ecommerce site, but it should make it easier for our customers to view what we have available in seconds. Any and all feedback is appreciated.

Thank you,

Dave Barber

 

Incredible and much needed to save the outlet sales associates the gluttony of emails & calls they receive during sales.

 

Are the prices listed always going to be the going rate (including sale prices) or just the customary price?

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Incredible and much needed to save the outlet sales associates the gluttony of emails & calls they receive during sales.

Are the prices listed always going to be the going rate (including sale prices) or just the customary price?
To piggyback on this -- if prices listed include any current discounts or sales, it would be nice to see a banner or sub-header indicating such a sale is currently taking place along with its ending date.
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On the new site - a filter by color would be extremely helpful - otherwise this is great.  Now I don't need to send an email just to see what is available.  GREAT tool

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Regarding the AE Seconds Website:

 

1. I like not having to email a store asking for a size listing.  Seems inefficient on their end and makes me wait for the list on my end.  May not seem like a big deal but we now live in an age where limitless information is available in real-time.

2. I like not having to Google images of what different styles look like.  The pics on the site are well done and high-res.

3. The site needs to be clear when a sale is running whether the price listed for each shoe is the qualifying sale price or the standard price for seconds.

4. It would be great if the site were optimized for mobile or tablet (less so) use.  That's a lot of "tiny shoes" to scroll through on an iPhone.

5. There is no information about accessories to augment the purchase (and would help your margins).  What polish or creams are recommended?  Trees?  Etc.  Example: my next seconds purchase will be a pair of walnut Rutledges.  I don't know if I'm supposed to use walnut polish or neutral polish because the color of the shoe doesn't look like my walnut Strands.

6. I like the overall "style" of the site (i.e., pics and the like).

 

Cheers!

Scottyb

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Originally Posted by csmitty View Post

On my new squeaky Daltons I dropped by the AE store here to send in some Dundee's and asked if they had any recommendations. He said they had a treatment they can try to help that they got from the factory. Sure enough, squeak free today. He said if they continued that they'd work something out. I'd assume replace like in your case with the Ashton. Which I wouldn't have minded due to a misaligned panel on my current pair.

 

I just received a replacement pair of Mora 2.0 from the sale a few weeks ago and they squeak like crazy.  I went through and rubbed the shoes down today with a coat of the AE leather cleaner/conditioner and it seemed to help reduce it dramatically, but not completely eliminate it.  I haven't actually worn the shoes yet however so I don't know to what extent I will notice it.  I think I was able to isolate the squeak to the area under the flap where the tongue meets the quarter.  This is on the inside of the shoe, so not way to get to it with the lotion.  If it still squeaks after actual wear, I might sprinkle some powder into that area, but I have a feeling that it will subside once some dirt, dust, etc... get in there.

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On the flip side, getting those highly demanded $299 shell shoes (that's if they will even price it at this level) in your size will be that much harder now, especially if it's a common size.
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