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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc... - Page 338post #5057 of 707375/6/12 at 8:22amQuote:Originally Posted by TauKappaEpsilon
I've been debating on which pair of boots to get since the winter and I still can't decide so I'm hoping some of you can give me some insight. I'm look at getting either the Dalton in dark brown, or the fifth street boot also in dark brown. Can anyone give me the pros and cons of each boot? I'd be wearing them for business casual purposes (since I'm a student but always dress business casual). I live in Washington, DC so we get a fair amount of rain and some snow/slush in the winter so I need a boot that could withstand a little wet weather if I get stuck outside for an hour or two in rain.
Go for the blucher boot since it sounds like you'll be in a pretty laid back environment. A bal boot really works for more conservative environments (i.e., navy and dark gray suit uniforms) and they fit like a dress shoe. I have the Fifth Street and wear them to the office on days when the weather is slightly bad (the leather sole has decent traction). On worse days, I wear something similar to the Dalton (I have the C&J Islay with Dianite).post #5058 of 707375/6/12 at 8:33amQuote:Originally Posted by dsmivtr
Go for the blucher boot since it sounds like you'll be in a pretty laid back environment. A bal boot really works for more conservative environments (i.e., navy and dark gray suit uniforms) and they fit like a dress shoe. I have the Fifth Street and wear them to the office on days when the weather is slightly bad (the leather sole has decent traction). On worse days, I wear something similar to the Dalton (I have the C&J Islay with Dianite).
So you're saying go with the Dalton?post #5059 of 707375/6/12 at 8:41amQuote:Originally Posted by PhiPsi32
I like a "V" as well. Sadly my feet don't cooperate; so I've grown accustomed to the quarters closing. On a brighter note, the closed upper gives you some leeway on lacing patterns. I've taken a liking to the European bar lace. It's easier to tighten and loosen, and the slant in the lacing stays hidden.
For bal shoes, I don't mind the 'V' gap; however, for the Fifth Street bal boot, the 'V' ends up looking like '()' because the gap closes more up the ankle shaft. On my C&J Somerville, there is 'V' gap but the shaft is narrower which looks better. For the latter, I use bar lacing.post #5060 of 707375/6/12 at 9:40ampost #5061 of 707375/6/12 at 9:46ampost #5062 of 707375/6/12 at 12:50pmpost #5063 of 707375/6/12 at 1:10pmQuote:Quote:
I put shoe trees in all my shoes from my Nikes to my Allen Edmonds (Vibram Five Finger being the only exception as you can wash those)post #5064 of 707375/6/12 at 1:20pmpost #5065 of 707375/6/12 at 1:45pmpost #5066 of 707375/6/12 at 3:56pmI have a question: does increase the width increase the width of the heel area as well as the toebox?
My problem is that I have bunions, so I don't need extra space by the heel, just in the toebox. Oh, and after width D, the next is E, correct?post #5067 of 707375/6/12 at 4:13pmQuote:
I believe going up in width increases the heel as well. I tried some 9E in the 5 last to see if the would fit better than my usual 9.5D. The length was OK, but the heel was huge on my foot.
Yes, E is next after D.
Chrispost #5068 of 707375/6/12 at 4:46pmQuote:
Typically yes, if you increase width the heel also increases. the best example is Alden, their average size is D/B (D = ball /B = heel), next E/C, etc. Keep in mind that heel slippage in the beginning of most shoes is more prominent because of the stiffness of the soles and how tight you tight the laces.post #5069 of 707375/6/12 at 5:20pmQuote:
I will digress by saying there are special lasts that allow more room up front without sacrificing heel fit. The Modified last by Alden, for example, gives you some room and can accommodate some orthotics as well without being an orthopedic shoe per se. I'm not aware of any AE lasts that give you this kind of fit.post #5070 of 707375/6/12 at 5:32pm
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