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Originally Posted by LEgoiste View Post

Stopped by at AE store at Rockefeller and ended up buying a pair of the new Rogue...
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I'm a 10 E on the 5 last. And with the Rogue I went with 10 D -- pretty much the same length but a little bit more room on the toe and instep areas.

 

Congrats they look great.

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I picked up a pair of seconds yesterday - Walden loafers - and here is what I got:





Am I correct that this is not an AE sole saver? I think what happened was a customer bought firsts, had the sole saver applied, decided they didn't fit, and AE allowed a return. These shoes definitely look like first quality to me.
post #54903 of 70737
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I picked up a pair of seconds yesterday - Walden loafers - and here is what I got:





Am I correct that this is not an AE sole saver? I think what happened was a customer bought firsts, had the sole saver applied, decided they didn't fit, and AE allowed a return. These shoes definitely look like first quality to me.

 

I have never seen that happen before.  I usually get sole protectors so it wouldn't bother me but not everyone is a fan.

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Question for all the up north, bad weather boot (Dalton, Bleeker st, Long Branch, etc.) wearers (appropriate today since we just got a foot yesterday).  Do wear a "rubber" (swims, totes, etc.) over the top when taking out in snow and slush or just go as is?  If no to the cover, how do they hold up to the salt?  I have ruined a couple of pairs of shoes with salt damage and would hate to do that to a beautiful pair of AE boots, but seems like part of the reason to have a dress boot is so you can just go as is.

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Originally Posted by N8ter View Post

Question for all the up north, bad weather boot (Dalton, Bleeker st, Long Branch, etc.) wearers (appropriate today since we just got a foot yesterday).  Do wear a "rubber" (swims, totes, etc.) over the top when taking out in snow and slush or just go as is?  If no to the cover, how do they hold up to the salt?  I have ruined a couple of pairs of shoes with salt damage and would hate to do that to a beautiful pair of AE boots, but seems like part of the reason to have a dress boot is so you can just go as is.


 



I have no advice on the northern weather, but regardless AE's boots will be just as susceptible to salt damage as any leather shoe. Especially calf skin, not to mention anything with a leather sole. CXL Long Branches would be the best bet for going as is. Anything else you probably want to cover up as much as possible.
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Originally Posted by N8ter View Post

Question for all the up north, bad weather boot (Dalton, Bleeker st, Long Branch, etc.) wearers (appropriate today since we just got a foot yesterday).  Do wear a "rubber" (swims, totes, etc.) over the top when taking out in snow and slush or just go as is?  If no to the cover, how do they hold up to the salt?  I have ruined a couple of pairs of shoes with salt damage and would hate to do that to a beautiful pair of AE boots, but seems like part of the reason to have a dress boot is so you can just go as is.
From Allen Edmonds' description for Swims on their website:
"We've always thought that it doesn't make any sense to invest in a top-quality pair of Allen Edmonds shoes and not do everything you can to protect them."

You'll find a variety of answers to your question. I had a pair of boots made up from Dublin leather with a lugged sole specifically for wretched salty snowy weather, immediately HDLP'd them, and reapply it as necessary. I'll also wear shell since it's a durable material that many believe looks better after significant wear.

You won't see me in calf when it's gross out (except for a dedicated, heavily-wax-polished pair of dainite-soled formal shoes for when I'm in a tuxedo and the show must go on). I've got a pair of swims just in case for a funeral or wedding or job interview. They're used maybe once or twice a year at most.
post #54907 of 70737
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Originally Posted by N8ter View Post

Question for all the up north, bad weather boot (Dalton, Bleeker st, Long Branch, etc.) wearers (appropriate today since we just got a foot yesterday).  Do wear a "rubber" (swims, totes, etc.) over the top when taking out in snow and slush or just go as is?  If no to the cover, how do they hold up to the salt?  I have ruined a couple of pairs of shoes with salt damage and would hate to do that to a beautiful pair of AE boots, but seems like part of the reason to have a dress boot is so you can just go as is.

I wore shell Patriots with SWIMS over the top this morning (in hindsight I should have gone with a full-fledged shoe since I got snow on my socks). If it's pretty dry/all shoveled away or too cold for anything to melt, I'm satisfied with boots by themselves. But if I know I'll get snow, slush, or salt all over, I've got a pair of boots that aren't terribly fashionable from Kohl's for that type of situation.
post #54908 of 70737
So in two sizes I checked there were 289 Black PA 2nds. Almost averaged between the two. That just blows my mind. I guess they just pump out black PA's all day long if their reject rate is pretty similar across most standard models (assumption). But you would also think it'd be pretty streamlined for that flagship shoe. 78 total for Walnut Strands also.

I guess that's why they say they have a black PA in stock in your size or $100 or something.
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I'm a size 10 E on the 5 last -- should I go 1/2 size up and/or up in width with the Brooks Brothers Park Ave. with poron insoles?

Thanks

post #54910 of 70737
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Originally Posted by LEgoiste View Post

I'm a size 10 E on the 5 last -- should I go 1/2 size up and/or up in width with the Brooks Brothers Park Ave. with poron insoles?


Thanks

Not in my experience. I fit the same when I had the fifth ave from BB.
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My long branches did a yoemans job of holding back the nasty foot-deep puddles of dirty NYC slush on the way to work. But I'm letting them dry out as I break in these suede patriot 2nds, in honor of my wife's home team's victory last night. My enthusiasm for the big game was somewhat deflated, but not so for these kicks.



I'm usually quite tolerant for seconds, but I honestly can't find a damn thing wrong with them. Quite pleased with what I got for my $127 smile.gif
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

My long branches did a yoemans job of holding back the nasty foot-deep puddles of dirty NYC slush on the way to work. But I'm letting them dry out as I break in these suede patriot 2nds, in honor of my wife's home team's victory last night. My enthusiasm for the big game was somewhat deflated, but not so for these kicks.



I'm usually quite tolerant for seconds, but I honestly can't find a damn thing wrong with them. Quite pleased with what I got for my $127 smile.gif

 

Very nice.  I too am from Brooklyn so I have a strong dislike for all Boston sports teams.  I live in Atlanta and my friends try to no avail to make me a Falcons fan.

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Snow is no problem - my Daltons have a full vibram lug sole so I'm good to go. If it really gets bad I go with my redwings.
post #54914 of 70737
2nd vote for no change in size with bb versions.
post #54915 of 70737
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Originally Posted by 7_rocket View Post

Not in my experience. I fit the same when I had the fifth ave from BB.

 

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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post

2nd vote for no change in size with bb versions.

 

Thanks! Just ordered a pair of BB PA for $159 and snuff suede Gobi for $187 from the Shoebank.


Edited by LEgoiste - 2/2/15 at 4:47pm
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