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What is your favorite dark brown (not walnut) oxford AE? Can you provide photos?

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Burnished brown Strand, crappy cell phone pics available by request.  The shoes look much better than what I've been able to capture by photo.  The photos on the AE website are not good either.

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Currently do not have a brown oxford. All of my brown shoes are derbys, some might mistake me for a farmer...
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What do you farm?  Oranges?

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No, but on many occasions I have been known to consume them.

If I did farm, I would grow cotton or herd sheep I think. Two birds, and what have you...
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Quick Allen Edmonds Question: about Park Ave's

So I got my first pair, brand new, fit like a glove when I get them on...

Today was my third time wearing them and when I'm trying to squeeze my foot into the shoe, I literally feel like I'm going to rip the shoe with all the force it takes to squash my heel through. However, once I actually get in, it fits like a glove. Is this normal? Is this why people use those shoehorns or whatever? It is like a straight up battle trying to get my foot into the shoe.
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Originally Posted by bartleby929 View Post

Quick Allen Edmonds Question: about Park Ave's
So I got my first pair, brand new, fit like a glove when I get them on...
Today was my third time wearing them and when I'm trying to squeeze my foot into the shoe, I literally feel like I'm going to rip the shoe with all the force it takes to squash my heel through. However, once I actually get in, it fits like a glove. Is this normal? Is this why people use those shoehorns or whatever? It is like a straight up battle trying to get my foot into the shoe.


Buddy, you REALLY do need a shoe horn! If it is that difficult to put the shoe on, all you are doing is ruining the shoe by forcing it on without a shoe horn.

 

Here is an old army trick, get a large thin pocket handkerchief and lay it flat across the heel of the shoe, all the way down to the bed of the heel of the shoe. Put your foot into the shoe until the back of the foot starts to press against the heel of the shoe, then pull the hanky tight and push your foot into the shoe whilst pulling tight on the handkerchief.

 

It should slip in like a whistle my boy!!!

 

The next lesson will be to teach you how to get the handkerchief out of the back of the shoe or how to walk about with handkerchiefs poking out of the back of your shoes without attracting too much attention to yourself.

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Buddy, you REALLY do need a shoe horn! If it is that difficult to put the shoe on, all you are doing is ruining the shoe by forcing it on without a shoe horn.

Here is an old army trick, get a large thin pocket handkerchief and lay it flat across the heel of the shoe, all the way down to the bed of the heel of the shoe. Put your foot into the shoe until the back of the foot starts to press against the heel of the shoe, then pull the hanky tight and push your foot into the shoe whilst pulling tight on the handkerchief.

It should slip in like a whistle my boy!!!

The next lesson will be to teach you how to get the handkerchief out of the back of the shoe or how to walk about with handkerchiefs poking out of the back of your shoes without attracting too much attention to yourself.

You could also use a folded piece of paper, belt , pen…..
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I'd go with the shoe horn.  Also make sure you have enough slack in the laces.  Once you crush the counters there's no going back.

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Originally Posted by bartleby929 View Post

Quick Allen Edmonds Question: about Park Ave's
So I got my first pair, brand new, fit like a glove when I get them on...
Today was my third time wearing them and when I'm trying to squeeze my foot into the shoe, I literally feel like I'm going to rip the shoe with all the force it takes to squash my heel through. However, once I actually get in, it fits like a glove. Is this normal? Is this why people use those shoehorns or whatever? It is like a straight up battle trying to get my foot into the shoe.

Seriously, unlace those things!!! And use a shoe horn. You are going to ruin them if you aren't more careful putting them on. It's a pain unlacing boots every time, but that's part of the deal - also why some boots have speed hooks.
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good advice and thanks for the concern. i felt like something was wrong but probably would have continued on until the shoe broke or something. will get a shoehorn tmr
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Burnished brown Strand, crappy cell phone pics available by request.  The shoes look much better than what I've been able to capture by photo.  The photos on the AE website are not good either.

 

+1.  Cannot say enough good things about Strands in walnut or dark brown.  The only AE dark brown oxford I like.

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Basically all of them. For whatever reason, they don't take good pictures.

 

Isn't that the truth, this thread has much better pictures.

 

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What is your favorite dark brown (not walnut) oxford AE? Can you provide photos?

 

Strand in brown Shell. If my walnut shell Strands weren't so dark I'd get a pair in a heart beat. For calf the Jefferson from the Independence Collection, which I am wearing today. Crappy cell phone picture does not do them justice. They are worth the extra cost IMO. 

 

jefferson.jpg

 

In the sun:

 

jeffersons1.jpg

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Guys, HELP.

my AE size is 9D. According to your experience, what is my Alden size then????

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