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Originally Posted by Rubik1014 View Post

I have read back in this thread through 1/1/2015. I'm learning a lot here, and in fact discovered the concept of Shoebank, which I had never heard of before.



 



I have a few questions, but am not sure if they are best answered elsewhere, as I am sure they were already covered in one of the several thousand posts here. lol.



 



I am looking at Bourbon Mora 2.0 as my next purchase. 



 



When looking at shoebank, they are available in three or four locations.



 



Had I not read this forum, I would think I would do one of the following:



 



E-mail each of the locations given, and ask them what their best pair of Mora 2.0's looks like, or what the defect is. 



 



Then based on those responses, purchase said pair of shoes.



 



If they have an obvious flaw (I would want something only very minor, as I am a tad "particular"), return them via the same pre-paid shipping label that AE provides when I buy direct.



 



 



Do I understand the process correctly, or am I missing something? Anecdotally in my reading, I haven't seen that people are e-mailing multiple locations prior to ordering.



 



I'm wondering what I'm missing.



 



If there is another thread this should be addressed in, or another way to learn it, if one of the vets here can give me a heads-up, I'll comply happily.



 



Thanks in advance.



 



JC

 



Welcome! So you started at 1/2015 and up to hear?

Thats a good way to start, however the quickest way is to call each location. If you'd like. However most of us here after we buy one or two pair from a SA will stick with ordering from that one person even if the shoe is at another location. Its a good symbiotic relationship.

For shoe bank returns you can use AE's prepaid label which will incure a $10 restocking fee, or you can use your own shipping method if its cheaper. Alternatively you can return to a local AE store and they ship it to the closest outlet.

However, if you are extremely particular you might be hit or miss with 2nds. Its great if a SA can go over the shoe with you on the phone but its not their responsibility to do so. Buying 2nds is just a game of chance and ones limit to defects is their own. At some point its better just to get 1sts which even then can be hit or miss.

Hope that helps.
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Thanks for the quick and early response regarding Shoebank.

 

I have a tendency to say I'd rather spend the extra cash for the lack of hassle. I am fortunate to be operating only on a self-imposed budget, LOL. That said, with this discovery, I realize that I could essentially acquire three 2nds for the price of two firsts. 

 

These additional comments are helping me understand now what I have been reading about calls to SA's. 

 

I would happily take any recommendations/referrals of SAs via PM to reserve for future use, and names to drop to improve goodwill should it be helpful. 

 

Is my size being available at four locations indicative of an improved likelihood of a minor defect? I just have no way to guage I guess without any experience.

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Originally Posted by Rubik1014 View Post

Thanks for the quick and early response regarding Shoebank.



 



I have a tendency to say I'd rather spend the extra cash for the lack of hassle. I am fortunate to be operating only on a self-imposed budget, LOL. That said, with this discovery, I realize that I could essentially acquire three 2nds for the price of two firsts. 



 



These additional comments are helping me understand now what I have been reading about calls to SA's. 



 



I would happily take any recommendations/referrals of SAs via PM to reserve for future use, and names to drop to improve goodwill should it be helpful. 



 



Is my size being available at four locations indicative of an improved likelihood of a minor defect? I just have no way to guage I guess without any experience.

 



True, with the current sale that ends today there are a lot of attractive prices on the SB. Normal retail 2nds pricing is a bit lackluster unless you find a closeout you like.

As far as being available in a few locations. It really just depends on the volume of that particular shoe. In size 11.5D and 12D there were some 260 I think black Park Ave 2nds. Could have been more maybe to I dunno. But they also guarantee to have a black PA in stock for you at retail locations or online. However the warehouse will likely have the most pairs of 2nds in stock so if you get a SA to check out the shoe they have a bigger pool to pull from.

The $10 restocking fee was to limit folks buying 10 pairs to pick out the best one and then returning them all with the free shipping.
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@Darkside

What size did you end up with the carlyle? Same size as your 5 last? I'm a size 8D in the 5 last and 8D in the Lasalle which is also on the 8 last. Just wanted to verify before I buy them
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@Darkside

What size did you end up with the carlyle? Same size as your 5 last? I'm a size 8D in the 5 last and 8D in the Lasalle which is also on the 8 last. Just wanted to verify before I buy them

 

I'm a 12D Brannock. 11.5E in the 5 last (PA, Strand). 12D in the Carlyle. I tried on the 11.5E in the Carlyle just in case, and had bowing at the ankles.

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I'm a 12D Brannock. 11.5E in the 5 last (PA, Strand). 12D in the Carlyle. I tried on the 11.5E in the Carlyle just in case, and had bowing at the ankles.

 



Interesting. I size a 12D also, however at the narrow end of the D. I take 11.5D in 65 last and 108. Tried 11.5E 65 last and heel was way to loose.
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looking for some advice here on closed lace suede shoes (like strands, fifth avenue) ...I see couple of them on shoebank in my size..just not sure how to wear them

can they work in Business casual leaning more towards business than casual or they are strictly for jeans,chinos..

any advice is appreciated..thanks!

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These looked great this morning and then a little unexpected rain. I might need to start carrying a brush in my bag. smile.gif

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How do you guys put on lace up ankle boots? I received my MacAdam and they look SO sharp! But putting them on is a total hassle. If they are laced up all the way, there is no way to get my foot in without putting a lot of strain on the shaft and tongue area and really jamming it in. But if I undo the laces, then I have to do them back up.

 

So far my solution has been to lace them standard up a few eyelets, and then thread the lace laterally up each side instead of crossing over as normal, and then tie them at the top, so I get the secure knot at the top and a snug fit from bottom to mid (the upper half/quarter is loose, but then secured at the top) and then when I untie them, they automatically loosen all the way back down to the lower quarter/half without me having to unlace them all the way down to be able to get my foot out/in.

 

Is there a better way to be doing this? 

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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post
 

 

I'm a 12D Brannock. 11.5E in the 5 last (PA, Strand). 12D in the Carlyle. I tried on the 11.5E in the Carlyle just in case, and had bowing at the ankles.

 



Interesting. I size a 12D also, however at the narrow end of the D. I take 11.5D in 65 last and 108. Tried 11.5E 65 last and heel was way to loose.

 

I suppose this is the pitfall of online shopping. Regardless of endless amounts of research and inquiry, our body shapes and gait will always be different, and therefore so will fit.

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looking for some advice here on closed lace suede shoes (like strands, fifth avenue) ...I see couple of them on shoebank in my size..just not sure how to wear them
can they work in Business casual leaning more towards business than casual or they are strictly for jeans,chinos..
any advice is appreciated..thanks!

Suede will definitely work with business casual. I think suede Strands would look good with flannels, tweeds, etc.

Chris
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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post

How do you guys put on lace up ankle boots? I received my MacAdam and they look SO sharp! But putting them on is a total hassle. If they are laced up all the way, there is no way to get my foot in without putting a lot of strain on the shaft and tongue area and really jamming it in. But if I undo the laces, then I have to do them back up.



 



So far my solution has been to lace them standard up a few eyelets, and then thread the lace laterally up each side instead of crossing over as normal, and then tie them at the top, so I get the secure knot at the top and a snug fit from bottom to mid (the upper half/quarter is loose, but then secured at the top) and then when I untie them, they automatically loosen all the way back down to the lower quarter/half without me having to unlace them all the way down to be able to get my foot out/in.



 



Is there a better way to be doing this? 


 




For my Daltons I un-lace the top two eyelets, shoe horn in, then re-lace. Pretty impossible to do it with them all laced, by the time you pull the tongue out far enough the laces would have pulled out.

Your solution seems pretty neat though. However I don't mind the little extra time.
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First time ordering from the shoe bank. Called up the jeffersonville store looking for black Harrison's. The SA said the pair she had looked good but a major crease on the toe cap. She said they had more in a warehouse and she put in a note to send me the best looking one. I hope I get a decent pair!
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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post
 

How do you guys put on lace up ankle boots? I received my MacAdam and they look SO sharp! But putting them on is a total hassle. If they are laced up all the way, there is no way to get my foot in without putting a lot of strain on the shaft and tongue area and really jamming it in. But if I undo the laces, then I have to do them back up.

 

So far my solution has been to lace them standard up a few eyelets, and then thread the lace laterally up each side instead of crossing over as normal, and then tie them at the top, so I get the secure knot at the top and a snug fit from bottom to mid (the upper half/quarter is loose, but then secured at the top) and then when I untie them, they automatically loosen all the way back down to the lower quarter/half without me having to unlace them all the way down to be able to get my foot out/in.

 

Is there a better way to be doing this? 

 

1) Buy the right size boot. If the boot is too short or too narrow, getting you foot in will be tougher.

2) Buy boots with speed hooks.

3) Use over-under lacing

 

My Eagle Countys have little trouble with this, but I have 3 speed hooks. Sometimes I need to relace the top open eyelet, so I'm happy my next pair will have 4 speed hooks.

 

I have a pair of 12" Bean boots (Maine Hunting Shoes) which are a tad too small and they're near impossible to get in and out of. With these, I've had to resort to over-under lacing and skipping 2 sets of eyelets on each boot around the instep, as it seems you have done. To prevent the lacing from coming out and needing to be re-threaded, I've knotted the ends. Once winter ends, I'm going to send them away to have 4 speed hooks installed.

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I'm looking for a more casual shoe and I'm considering the Rush Street in olive green or navy. I'm curious how to wear them. What would they look good with? Which is more versatile?
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