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Receiving my first pair of shell shoes this week. I want to really take care of them from day one. So quick question: What are the pros and cons of heel and toe taps? Should I get one, both, neither? Thanks in advance.
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And you'll have to remember to be quick.  There were two pairs in my size on shoebank when the sale started and now they are all gone--somebody else must have got the other pair.  That seemed strange since every time I go to the shoebank, it seems like it's all the same shoes day after day.

One last question. Did you go with your normal size in AE? I'm a 8D in the 5 last for reference
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Receiving my first pair of shell shoes this week. I want to really take care of them from day one. So quick question: What are the pros and cons of heel and toe taps? Should I get one, both, neither? Thanks in advance.

Congrats Josh! Just be advised, Shell Shoes are very addictive.

Toe taps are nice. I should get them more often. Pros are they protect the toes and heals from getting worn down. Cons are you are having nails put into the soles of your babies.

-Mike
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One last question. Did you go with your normal size in AE? I'm a 8D in the 5 last for reference


I went with my regular size.  They do feel kind of roomy, but not quite what I'd call loose.  You might want to try a pair on before buying.

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I've seen this a lot on seconds. Are these firsts or seconds?


They're firsts. Is that out of the ordinary for a factory first?

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And you'll have to remember to be quick.  There were two pairs in my size on shoebank when the sale started and now they are all gone--somebody else must have got the other pair.  That seemed strange since every time I go to the shoebank, it seems like it's all the same shoes day after day.

I hear ya....it's almost become a daily thing to check the Shoebank because of this...In fact, my latest score, a pair of Portland boots for under $200 was because of a one-off that popped up on the site and then went away right after I placed my order....
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Burgundy shell daltons and public transit:

 

qmMNd0p.jpg Make it a great week, gents.

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Congrats Josh! Just be advised, Shell Shoes are very addictive.

Toe taps are nice. I should get them more often. Pros are they protect the toes and heals from getting worn down. Cons are you are having nails put into the soles of your babies.

-Mike
Thanks Mike. Not sure what I want to do.
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Congrats Josh! Just be advised, Shell Shoes are very addictive.

Toe taps are nice. I should get them more often. Pros are they protect the toes and heals from getting worn down. Cons are you are having nails put into the soles of your babies.

-Mike
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Thanks Mike. Not sure what I want to do.
 
Can I assume that AE will still recraft your shoes even with the nails? I'm always afraid AE might say they won't recraft because the shoes have been previously handled by an outside cobbler.
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Can I assume that AE will still recraft your shoes even with the nails? I'm always afraid AE might say they won't recraft because the shoes have been previously handled by an outside cobbler.

I think that's going to be decided on case-by-case basis, but I wouldn't be surprised if the answer is more likely a "no." Tough to guarantee work when you don't really know the extent of possible damage caused by an outside party.
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I think that's going to be decided on case-by-case basis, but I wouldn't be surprised if the answer is more likely a "no." Tough to guarantee work when you don't really know the extent of possible damage caused by an outside party.

Then it's a no for me. I'm not taking a chance with shoe that expensive.
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I think that's going to be decided on case-by-case basis, but I wouldn't be surprised if the answer is more likely a "no." Tough to guarantee work when you don't really know the extent of possible damage caused by an outside party.

Then it's a no for me. I'm not taking a chance with shoe that expensive.

 

If it id a double sole shoe, I would not think it is a problem...of course if you do not have abnormal toe wear on the sole then why bother anyway.

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If it id a double sole shoe, I would not think it is a problem...of course if you do not have abnormal toe wear on the sole then why bother anyway.

My shoes wear pretty evenly. I was just looking for a way to make the soles last longer. I think I'll pass.
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...of course if you do not have abnormal toe wear on the sole then why bother anyway.

Exactly.

 

Josh, you may already know this, but one way to reduce the chance of premature toe wear is to break them in on carpet before ever taking them out on a hard surface.  By building in some flex in the sole by first wearing on carpet, you reduce the chance of the front (toe) portion of sole getting scrapped up and prematurely worn down from dragging.  Because a broken in sole will "roll" from the heel strike forward until the toe leaves the walking surface, the portion of the toe likely to get scraped with a new stiff sole never touches the ground.  (Hope that makes more sense than the way it reads to me.)

 

Obviously, how one walks is another factor.

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You could send the shoes to AE for recrafting and just have them replace the heels ($50).

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