Hello fellow Tar Heel!
Received a pair today, wearing them now...
MTO natural CXL minus brogueing and minus pinking.
Reverse welt, double thick midsole, edged brown,
Vibram lugged Middlebury Gumlite outsole, same as stock Long Branch.
I also have a stock pair, but do not love the pinking and brogueing.
I am on the wide side of size 15 D...some AE lasts are not wide enough, but the Bellevue is plenty wide.
Will add pics later, no phone/camera here now.
Hated hearing we've lost Hubert for the year.
Hated to hear about Hubert too. Our other big men need to step it up on defense Wednesday night.
I've got a couple pairs on the 7, which AE says is similar to the 1. Good to know they are wide enough, as the 7's in 11D are a good, snug fit but I wouldn't want anything narrower.
Just saw your update - those are great looking shoes. It'd be nice to have the option of removing the pinking/brogueing but I like the stocks enough to buy on Shoebank.