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Originally Posted by rostov View Post
 

 

The Olive Neumok is on closeout, so if there is still one in your size at the shoebank, you should snag it now (and you'll get a great price).

 

Otherwise, you can go for a green Neumok for $199 during the current MTO promotion ending 2/28. I haven't seen it in person, but it looks like a bottle-green calf in the photos I've seen.

Yeah I managed to grab a pair on shoebank for $97! Thanks for the heads up. Totally forgot to check there.

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Originally Posted by csmitty View Post


I found the indy insole to make quite a difference.

Brown shell Jeff.


Natty shell Strand


The strands laced up much nicer. Both 11.5D and similar weight socks. My left foot is the larger by a smidge.Regret selling the Jeffs a bit but some Truffle McAllisters helped ease the pain.

 

Colors are great here, but the photos unfortunately reaffirm in my mind how terribly shaped AE shoes on the 5 last truly are.  I love the brand to death, but refuse to own some of the more popular models (Strand, PA/FA, etc) because of how funny looking the 5 last is.

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Forgive me if this is the wrong place.  I just got these allen edmonds in the mail (ordered online), and I think I may need to send them back.  I wanted to get some advice first.  they are 10 d.  It's my first pair of high end shoes, so I want to make sure I do it right.  When I lace them up this is how they look.  I'm thinking they may need to be a bit wider.  Also I when I stand my toes come to about an inch from the tip.  I don't think they should go all the way to the end, but I wasn't sure how much space is too much space.

 

 

I think your best bet is going to an AE store or somewhere that stocks them and try different length and width until it feels good. 

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Originally Posted by Jmm722 View Post

why do you think they don't look durable? Danite is incredibly durable. More than any other AE sole

Are they comfortable also?
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Well....Macys has struck again. $150 for these Walnut Flatiron's. I like these more than the Carlyles.

 

I bought a pair of walnut Flatiron's for myself last night at Macy's. Super comfortable shoe and much nicer looking in person too. Finding a first quality AE shoe for $149 less than the cost of a second quality shoe from shoebank.com is a great thing. 

 

I also took advantage of the 25% off on a pair of black Rogues. Man...that is one super comfortable shoe and I'm looking forward to more styles on the new 201 last. I have a tweener foot and my AE shoe size varies between 9D and 9E depending on the shoe style. For me a 9E is comfortable in the 5 last, but just a tad too big for a perfect fit. The 8 last and the 333 last fits me best a 9D but just a tad snug. The 201 last fits perfect on my foot, its like choosing a size right between a 9D and 9E.

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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

Colors are great here, but the photos unfortunately reaffirm in my mind how terribly shaped AE shoes on the 5 last truly are.  I love the brand to death, but refuse to own some of the more popular models (Strand, PA/FA, etc) because of how funny looking the 5 last is.

I agree with you except in this photo I think the Strands look great if you're looking for an American shoe. I wish AE would just start making sleeker shoes with less bulbous toe-boxes because there aren't many accessible offerings in this price range.
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Thanks! These appear to be lighter than my own Bn chili grain. Must be the lighting.

Here's a comparison shot to normal chili.
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Originally Posted by LanceM View Post

 

   I'm glad I'm not the only one that feels that way.  I think my Jeffersons fit wider and close more than my other 5 last shoes.

 

 

 

Amazing shoes.  They look great!  I wish they still had truffle or mocha.

 

  I guess the independence lining fits people differently, some making the shoe wider ands some tighter.

 



This is very true, and why it seems to be trickiest AE last. My first was a 12D, normal size. And its wearable, a touch long and a touch wide in the heel. Then tried on some at an AE store. Originally thought 11.5E was the right way to go. But it was also wide in the heel. 11.5D seems to be just right. Initially I was concerned with the Jeffs and the wide lace gap, but everything else fit great and was snug, not tight. Ended up selling as the the balmoral doesn't get used a lot in my wardrobe just yet and was looking to get something else. The Strand popped up and it was buy now ask questions later thing. Turns out they fit perfect with the standard leather insole. It all depends on the foot obviously but the smallest of details has an affect on my 5 last fitting.

The McAllisters I picked up were 12Ds. Again an impulse buy but you can't find them hardly. They fit the same as my 12D PAs, slightly wide at the heel. Not sure how I feel about it just yet. The PAs don't get worn hardly anyways so its not a big deal. Plus I might replace them when the opportunity comes along.
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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

 

Colors are great here, but the photos unfortunately reaffirm in my mind how terribly shaped AE shoes on the 5 last truly are.  I love the brand to death, but refuse to own some of the more popular models (Strand, PA/FA, etc) because of how funny looking the 5 last is.

 



The Jefferson does look a bit odd in this pic I'll admit. It was just to show the lacing gap for the most part. Other angles it looked great.

What is the most attractive last for you? I agree its a shame all the popular models are on the 5 last.
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Originally Posted by the1gofer View Post

Forgive me if this is the wrong place.  I just got these allen edmonds in the mail (ordered online), and I think I may need to send them back.  I wanted to get some advice first.  they are 10 d.  It's my first pair of high end shoes, so I want to make sure I do it right.  When I lace them up this is how they look.  I'm thinking they may need to be a bit wider.  Also I when I stand my toes come to about an inch from the tip.  I don't think they should go all the way to the end, but I wasn't sure how much space is too much space.



 



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The 5 last is one of the trickiest to fit. Most go down a 1/2 size and up a width. Which would help in this case and they are definitely to narrow. You want the widest part of your forefoot to be in the widest part of the shoe. You can feel along the outside as your standing up and with weight on it to give you an idea.

A general rule of thumb is to have no more than 1/4-3/8" gap at the top of the laces. Trying on a few sizes at a retail store is the best bet if at all possible.
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Originally Posted by Tck13 View Post

Are they comfortable also?
I don't notice any difference. I have two pairs with Danite and 3 without. Once your footer breaks in I doubt you could tell the difference.
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Originally Posted by the1gofer View Post
 

Forgive me if this is the wrong place.  I just got these allen edmonds in the mail (ordered online), and I think I may need to send them back.  I wanted to get some advice first.  they are 10 d.  It's my first pair of high end shoes, so I want to make sure I do it right.  When I lace them up this is how they look.  I'm thinking they may need to be a bit wider.  Also I when I stand my toes come to about an inch from the tip.  I don't think they should go all the way to the end, but I wasn't sure how much space is too much space.

 

 

 

 

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The 5 last is one of the trickiest to fit. Most go down a 1/2 size and up a width. Which would help in this case and they are definitely to narrow. You want the widest part of your forefoot to be in the widest part of the shoe. You can feel along the outside as your standing up and with weight on it to give you an idea.

A general rule of thumb is to have no more than 1/4-3/8" gap at the top of the laces. Trying on a few sizes at a retail store is the best bet if at all possible.

thanks everyone, I guess I know what I will be doing this weekend.  Their is only one store in my area and it's about 30 miles awawy :)  good times.

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Originally Posted by the1gofer View Post
 

Forgive me if this is the wrong place.  I just got these allen edmonds in the mail (ordered online), and I think I may need to send them back.  I wanted to get some advice first.  they are 10 d.  It's my first pair of high end shoes, so I want to make sure I do it right.  When I lace them up this is how they look.  I'm thinking they may need to be a bit wider.  Also I when I stand my toes come to about an inch from the tip.  I don't think they should go all the way to the end, but I wasn't sure how much space is too much space.

 



The 5 last is one of the trickiest to fit. Most go down a 1/2 size and up a width. Which would help in this case and they are definitely to narrow. You want the widest part of your forefoot to be in the widest part of the shoe. You can feel along the outside as your standing up and with weight on it to give you an idea.

A general rule of thumb is to have no more than 1/4-3/8" gap at the top of the laces. Trying on a few sizes at a retail store is the best bet if at all possible.

 

I think in this case you could go down 1/2 size and up 1-2 widths.  The gap is pretty big.  If you have a meaty of high volume foot the EE may work better.  Remember the width is also the overall volume, not just the width.  You could use the instep room.     

I would try a 9.5E & 9.5EE.  Free returns, so use it to your advantage.  

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Originally Posted by NWTeal View Post

I find the independence lining actually makes the shoes fit bigger and easier to close the lacing gap. Maybe it's just me.

 

I think it is the softer leather..I have the same effect

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Non AE related, but I'm trying to decide whether or not these old clunkers are worth keeping. They were super cheap and since then I've collected enough AEs to get me by. Thoughts?
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