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They have been there for-EVER.  They really need a good home.

These came from Pelle Line.

In case anyone needs motivation.

 

 

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I'm motivated to find a foot stretcher...
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I'm motivated to find a foot stretcher...

Why so, do tell?

I have had my adventures with shoe stretchers, as most of my initial AE's were bought a 1/2 size too small... frown.gif
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Here are some tricks: 

 

1) 

 

I used this method with pretty good success for shoes that are a bit too narrow. 

 

http://www.amazon.com/Kiwi-SELECT-Universal-Shoe-Stretch/dp/B0010TN0UW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1405346246&sr=8-2&keywords=shoe+stretcher

 

Plus, use a wooden shoe tree with some thicker socks or double socks wrapping around the shoes. Basically spray the solution and put the shoes trees in the shoes for a day or two. 

 

2) None of the socks I've come across are as thin as these: 

 

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/pantherella-mid-calf-dress-socks-merino-wool-blend-for-men~p~11090/?filterString=s~pantherella-mens-socks%2F&colorFamily=04

 

If you wear common brands such as goldtoe, BR etc...the Pantherella socks are thin enough where you'll actually gain some space back, probably by half a size in width. So C widith is more like it's between C and D now.  

 

Conclusion: 

 

Basically, you can manipulate fit by either permenantly altering the shoes by using a stretcher/spray solution or simply using thinner/thicker socks. 


Edited by JezeC - 7/14/14 at 7:16am
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Why so, do tell?

I have had my adventures with food stretchers, as most of my initial AE's were bought a 1/2 size too small... frown.gif
Haha! Foot stretcher, not shoe stretcher! I'm an 8.5D so I would need my foot stretched to fit into that 9.5D walnut Dalton that is available.
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Haha! Foot stretcher, not shoe stretcher! I'm an 8.5D so I would need my foot stretched to fit into that 9.5D walnut Dalton that is available.

 

I was with you Tif, I knew what you were thinking... ;-)

 

BK, yours are awesome! I am probably going to pull mine off the market place and just start wearing them... They just feel redundant against the Ravello WT Boots I am wearing right now...

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Yeah, I have 10 shoes in production in rare shells if you count Cigar. But he only asked about Ravello and Whiskey.

I also have a few Color 8's in and 2 Black Boots and a Black LWB. It's gotten way out of hand...

 

Would you mind listing the shoes that are in production? A bit curious. 

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^^ Dubs can't give out deets on his secret projects!!!
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Amazon won't price match on the Walnut Strands right? Only certain sizes are selling at the $240 price, the rest are $300+. I want to jump in :(

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Would you mind listing the shoes that are in production? A bit curious. 

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^^ Dubs can't give out deets on his secret projects!!!

Jeze, I can send you a list.
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Sure, PM works. 

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Jeze, I can send you a list.

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Sure, PM works. 
I heard on the street that Dubs kidnapped an Alden factory worker and his holding him/her hostage until he/she completes 8 or 9 pairs of shoes. That's why he can't speak of it.
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Amazon won't price match on the Walnut Strands right? Only certain sizes are selling at the $240 price, the rest are $300+. I want to jump in :(

I've heard you can price match at Nordstroms as well (haven't tried personally so YMMV)

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Ok Shell Wizards. I have a few issues with my beloved cordovan Kenilworths(es?)

These were my first MTOs, only 7 months if use. No trauma. Worn maybe 20 times total.

This blemish. Didn't notice it for a while. Then thought it was maybe just a bump in the hide. Now it looks like a small tear in the leather. What should I do at this point? Call Allison? Since I didn't notice this out of the box, it might not be "their problem" after 7 months. Find a competent cobbler that will repair shell? How can I get such a specialized recommendation?



Less serious issue. The metal eyelets are starting to discolor the leather on the hide. I've tried to brush and buff away to no avail. Wet rag doesn't work, neither does Reno. Anyone else have this issue?



Also, none of my other shell shoes seem as rough, bumpy, or dare I suggest, hairy (??) as these. Is that normal? You can kinda see what I'm talking about in the pics.

Thanks guys.

Good afternoon chaps! Does anyone have some shell exoerience to drop on me for the above?
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Good afternoon chaps! Does anyone have some shell exoerience to drop on me for the above?

I think it's too late for AE to give you some kind of refund/replacement.

 

What you want to do is to moisturize that gash with some of that white leather conditioner periodically.  You don't want it to get too dry that it opens up even more.  Cream polishes alos have moisturizers so that could give you some color whilst keeping it moisturized.

 

As to that stuff on the tongue, that's just par for the course with the eyelets.  When I do a full reconditioning of my shoes, I take off the laces and they are there. Doesn't really bother me cause the laces cover that up.

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