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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post

I stopped by the Edina, MN AE store today to check out the cordovan trunk show, thinking that I'd look at the special color swatches. To my pleasant surprise, they had the full display on hand with completed shoes. The green shell MacNeil looked really nice, and if I had extra cash (and closet room) to get them I definitely would. Definitely a cool looking make up.

Here are some pictures I snapped from the trunk show. Nothing you guys haven't seen, but here they are anyway:

Full display:


Black, Navy, Dark Brown (I think), Burgundy


Green (awesome!), Burgundy, Black, Natural


Brown, Dark Brown
Sorry for displaying pictures again, I'm using mobile and difficult to do spoilers.

Thanks for the pictures! Wow I'm kind of regretting ordering navy instead of green instead. That green MacNeil looks awesome!
post #51977 of 70737
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Here it comes guys! Another post about me being picky with my shoes! Haha, I'm just joking (somewhat, anyway).

On a serious note, I've only ever purchased one pair of seconds, and that's my pair of shell MacNeils. I absolutely love them, and I've been able to deal with their flaw since the day I received them (don't be so surprised, everybody). However, a somewhat ugly crease has started to develop on the toe cap of the left shoe. It doesn't bother me, really, I just want to know if anybody else has had this occur as well. The shoe fits perfectly, especially on my left foot; it's actually one of my best fitting shoes. That being said, I don't think it's a sizing issue at all. 

The crease was faintly visible on both shoes in the exact same spot upon arrival. I figured it was okay because they were barely noticeable. They were actually more of a bump rather than a crease, but I'll continue to say crease. Anyway, what I believe makes them seconds is not the bump/crease, rather the misalignment of the wingtip. 

Here are some pictures. Has this ever happened to anybody here, and is this normal? I still wear the shoes, and I surprisingly do not get bothered by it. It was just something that came to mind as I was moving my shoes around today.


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To have a crease like that so far up on the toe (on both shoes no less!) means one thing,,,,you've been buying shoes too long in length in order to compensate for a need in wider width.

Before I started buying my shoes from AE I used to get them at Nordstrom; the sleazy sales guys there only sold D widths and would put me in an 11.5D instead of 10EEE. Over time my 5-last shoes would fit rather sloppily and would only wear with really thick socks. Clifton's would develop deep creases where my foot would bend. Players shoes would have a bend in the middle of the toecap just like that. Once I learns my lesson I gradually sold it all off and rda quieted in my proper size.

Lesson learned.
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Originally Posted by Buddy0329 View Post


To have a crease like that so far up on the toe (on both shoes no less!) means one thing,,,,you've been buying shoes too long in length in order to compensate for a need in wider width.

Before I started buying my shoes from AE I used to get them at Nordstrom; the sleazy sales guys there only sold D widths and would put me in an 11.5D instead of 10EEE. Over time my 5-last shoes would fit rather sloppily and would only wear with really thick socks. Clifton's would develop deep creases where my foot would bend. Players shoes would have a bend in the middle of the toecap just like that. Once I learns my lesson I gradually sold it all off and rda quieted in my proper size.

Lesson learned.

 

Thank you for the response. However, the crease/bump was present on both shoes, the way it is on the right shoe (left shoe in pics). It's only gotten worse on the left shoe, and the thing about my left foot is that it's a whole size bigger than my right foot. I've tried on many different sizes to try to accommodate for this, and my SA and I concluded that 8.5D was the best for my feet. My SA has noted that it may be due to the way I walk, putting more weight down on my left foot, etc. Everybody walks different, and it's hard to change a habit I've had for my whole life, but what do you think about that theory?

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Originally Posted by Trader George View Post

Thank you for the response. However, the crease/bump was present on both shoes, the way it is on the right shoe (left shoe in pics). It's only gotten worse on the left shoe, and the thing about my left foot is that it's a whole size bigger than my right foot. I've tried on many different sizes to try to accommodate for this, and my SA and I concluded that 8.5D was the best for my feet. My SA has noted that it may be due to the way I walk, putting more weight down on my left foot, etc. Everybody walks different, and it's hard to change a habit I've had for my whole life, but what do you think about that theory?

"however, a somewhat ugly crease has started to develop on the toe cap of the left shoe."

Maybe it was there on day 1 maybe it was not. Th crease on my Players ( I had walnut calf, black calf, and suede) took time to develop; until they did I had posted that they were the most comfortable pairs of AE's I own. If indeed your feet are literally a full size different one from another my explanation actually starts making even more sense!
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Do you all wear Daltons in the snow??! I would think the long branch would be the way to go or some other boot with a rubber sole.
I won't be. I have a hard time even wearing then in the rain so I can only imagine the struggle snow and ice would be.
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Ah, I was just referring to the Dalton pic and tighter jeans and small legs indicated a woman. Plus every time I've been in there Cody has had a suit.

I'll be there the 20th most likely unless something comes up. Lupe knows what I'm looking for anyways, though would still like to see them in person.


Well, I am due for my eye exam next month.  Doc has been saying I'd be ready for reading glasses any time now.  Maybe I'd better get some. :angry:

 

I'm not really in the market for another pair of shoes, but it might be fun to go for a little SF camaraderie.  What sucks is that I already have plans to be at Georgia Tech late Friday afternoon.  Not sure if I want to make the trek from Suwanee twice in a row. 

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My personal experience is to keep the same length but go down in width. At least, I wish I had done this. The 73 last is the only AE last where 3E is actually too generous for me.

 

 

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I think 8.5 could've worked had I gone wider than D, but being on the wide side of 8.5D/E for 5-65, I couldn't manage 8.5D for the Shaker Heights. 9D really does feel perfect for me, and with the way the open lacing comes together on the boot, 9D in no way looks narrow on me. I honestly have a hard time envisioning a foot where Strand and Shaker Heights in the same size both fit well.

 

 

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well to add..Shaker Height best fitting shoe/boot I own...13D and Strand 12eee


Ahahaha, this is driving me insane! :crazy:

 

I doubt I can go down in width from D -> B (there is no Shaker C, AFAIK).  My best guess is that since I'm probably on the narrow side of D, a Shaker in my regular size will fit me OK.

 

​ Speculating on the internet isn't helping, so I'm gonna just quit wasting bits on this. 

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Just got back from my trip last night. I know I have a few posts to respond to back from right before I left 3 weeks back. Don't worry, I'll get to those. However, in the mean time I've just been shining up my shell Strands. Didn't do the best job, but I'm also just about to head to bed. I'll finish them up tomorrow, but here they are.

 

 

George, you're totally dedicated to be doing that the day after such a long trip.  What shoes did you end up taking with you and how did it go?

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They're up on the site now!!
No olive. ffffuuuu.gif

not sure if this is news to you, but the shoebank does have gobi seconds in olive suede in my size... good sign? 

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Originally Posted by RichieP View Post
 

 

George, you're totally dedicated to be doing that the day after such a long trip.  What shoes did you end up taking with you and how did it go?

 

I'll take that as a compliment! I ended up taking the shell Daltons, shell Leeds (burgundy) and the chili Bleecker Streets. It went extremely well, and I'll be going back in December to spend Christmas and a few months there, so I'm excited to say the least. Although, being back home at the moment is hard to re-adapt to.

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Green (awesome!), Burgundy, Black, Natural

 

 

:fu: Natural shell, why are you so beautiful?  That gorgeous expanse of smooth leather goodness on that Dundee is just unbelievable! I can't tear my gaze away from it.  If I hadn't just bought my Bleecker Streets, I could really see going for this.

 

Trying to also imagine if natural would make a good Strand.  Is it me, or is this color more closer to the way walnut used to be?  I was in the store over the summer, and several of the more experienced people got into a discussion that walnut seemed to be getting more "orange-y" lately.

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Green (awesome!), Burgundy, Black, Natural


 

 

Even display models for a highly anticipated event can't come out right (see green macneil). wonder why they have such an issue with bluchers….

 

they do look great in that color though.

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ffffuuuu.gif  Natural shell, why are you so beautiful?  That gorgeous expanse of smooth leather goodness on that Dundee is just unbelievable! I can't tear my gaze away from it.  If I hadn't just bought my Bleecker Streets, I could really see going for this.

Trying to also imagine if natural would make a good Strand.  Is it me, or is this color more closer to the way walnut used to be?  I was in the store over the summer, and several of the more experienced people got into a discussion that walnut seemed to be getting more "orange-y" lately.

I agree that Natural looks beautiful. I am afraid of color variance though. Natural Shell is well known for having a lot of color variance and also darkening pretty quick. We will see. I did a natty Strand, but a Grayson or something sounds rather appealing.
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Originally Posted by Buddy0329 View Post

To have a crease like that so far up on the toe (on both shoes no less!) means one thing,,,,you've been buying shoes too long in length in order to compensate for a need in wider width.

Before I started buying my shoes from AE I used to get them at Nordstrom; the sleazy sales guys there only sold D widths and would put me in an 11.5D instead of 10EEE. Over time my 5-last shoes would fit rather sloppily and would only wear with really thick socks. Clifton's would develop deep creases where my foot would bend. Players shoes would have a bend in the middle of the toecap just like that. Once I learns my lesson I gradually sold it all off and rda quieted in my proper size.

Lesson learned.
I also found that too small shoes would crease on the toe box. If creasing normally falls on the vamp, for shorter shoes this would fall on the toe cap.
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Hey folks,

 

I just got a pair of Bleeker Street in the mail (Bob's chili). I am new to chukka boots so not sure if this is typical, but I am getting an unusual crease on the left boot, in the tongue near where the vamp starts. Do y'all think this will work its self out during break-in, or could this be a possibe defect? I really like the new color, and these boots. My only complaint would be a wide vamp creating a gap in the lace area, maybe this will decrease after a few months of wear.

 

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