Overall I could not be more satisfied with this boot at its super-low closeout price. I love the look, and they are extremely comfortable.
I hope everyone's week is going well.
Gentlemen, based on your experience do 1-lasted boots wear the same as 1-lasted shoes? Also would shell vs calf boots wear differently?
I only have a Carson City (calf in 1-last similar to longbranch) in 8.5D and they are a bit snug with normal socks. As Im planning to shell boot in the same last that I plan on wearing with thicker socks, I would like to ask whether I should go 8.5E or 9D or stay to 8.5D is shell wears bigger.
Thanks for the advise. Unfortunately, I dont have an AE store anywhere near me. Im on the other side of the wolrd.
I'd agree. Though I've only tried on Leeds but they felt about the same as my Daltons. I have calf and shell and they fit about the same. The Long Branch has a bit more volume though it seems. But just wear some thicker socks.
Damn those look nice.
as a previous poster mentioned, you might try breaking them in over a weekend (or short work days).
Also, I would suggest wearing at least medium weight cotton socks (not synthetic thin dress socks) while you are breaking them in (which involves wearing them around the house for a few hours, but taking them off if too uncomfortable).
Pressure on the ball is not too bad, if your toes are OK (imo teh ball can exert enough pressure to force the shoes to conform, but crushed-toe issues rarely get resolved even after break-in)
I really hope this isn't true. I just gave those spankin' new shell Daltons a first wear, but after an hour or so, the pinkie toe on my wider foot was getting quite unhappy. Right now, I'm hoping it stretches out a bit, otherwise I'll need to consider if I should sell these to @peppercorn78 or just amputate the toe.
I am making a spreadsheet of all my AE shoes, noting last, fit, size etc....Literally putting on and lacing every shoe up and walking around the house with them...Shoe 17 was the SHaker Heights and I swear you could not custom make a pair of shoes or boots that fit me better. I am without a doubt ordering another pair, just have to decide on the color..thinking perhaps black as I am selling my other two black boots or the new one with the olive tweed.
Edit: maybe and MTO in suede, suede/tweed or suede calf combo....OH BOY!
Thanks for the suggestions Chris. Im actually also looking at the Rush Streets but find them too light of a brown although I do like that contrast piping :) Will look into the Wilberts also.
Now that dark brown is nice. Thanks watchidiot. The dark browns are not listed in the website though.