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Another vote on this - was wondering myself. 

Granted, they are ae by AE so I guess my expectations are lowered, but could you also comment on the Concordia & Desoto?  I still couldn't believe AE would make something with leather that felt so thin like that - it felt like you could tear them apart with your bare hands.
I don't believe they are AE by Allen Edmonds. They will be GY welted shoes so I assume they will be made in Wisconsin and not part of the AE by AE line made from DR.
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baby powder.

 

Would you mind elaborating more? Do you mean to apply baby powder with each use? Or rub baby powder into the heal once or twice until the "sleekness" of the leather diminishes a bit? 

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Walnut Lombards today. Essentially the Players with the Executive rubber sole


Chris
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Since exploring AE's I've noticed most people who wear them wear more classic cuts in reference to clothing and fit. Do you think AE's lend to a modern European fit also. Does the shape of the shoe and heavy brogueing play well with modern sleek cuts?
Thanks
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Bwn shell strands 2day:

 

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^^^

Looking great!

Just wondering how folks are enjoying their GMTO burgundy strands? I rarely see them in fit pics. How are they treating yall?
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^^^

Looking great!

Just wondering how folks are enjoying their GMTO burgundy strands? I rarely see them in fit pics. How are they treating yall?

Still waiting for mine. They're on the third pair now.
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Still waiting for mine. They're on the third pair now.
D'oh! Sounds like your luck is like mine. Hopefully third times the charm, like my kennies.
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I meant the Concordia and Desoto were Ae by Ae, you misread my post. If the lightweight styles were AE by AE, they would be ecco and not ecco clones.
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Maiden voyage for regular brown shell townley today

 

 

 

Beautifully sunny day today and these look incredible in the sunlight.  Looking forward to posting a group shot of recent acquisitions, including Dark Brown Shell Dundee.

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Does anyone know if the oxblood or brown Strand has ever gone on sale? If so, when and how low did it go? I am wondering if the Nordstrom Anniversary sale will feature it at a lower price than AE will during the RDA sale.


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Does anyone know if the oxblood & brown Strand has ever gone on sale? If so, when and how low did it go? I am wondering if the Nordstrom Anniversary sale will feature it at a lower price than AE will during the RDA sale.


Last year with the nordstrom sale it was only the walnut strand and a few other single color AE options.. The strands seem to go on sale from AE during RDA, but not the anniversary sale iirc. 

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Last year with the nordstrom sale it was only the walnut strand and a few other single color AE options.. The strands seem to go on sale from AE during RDA, but not the anniversary sale iirc. 

Fixed my OP to indicate I meant 2 different colors.

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Nothing worse than when new shoes start to crease in odd places. I'm not one to fuss about creasing too much, especially since pretty much every AE I've bought has creased nicely between toe cap and vamp. But the left shoe of my new shell strands has decided to roll partly on the cap itself frown.gif
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Great for you to drop by this thread again MWS. Maybe something that you could shed some light on, do you know more about the construction of the new comfort line that AE is about to release? I heard it's got removable insoles (correct me gents if I'm wrong here). Also I wonder what makes it lightweight? AE doesn't use steel shanks anyway and so I wonder what else they would change from the current comfort line which already uses rubber sole and foam insoles to further reduce the weight?

 

I may be missing which shoes you are referring to, but are you talking about the ones they call "comfort" shoes like the Wilbert, Badlands, and Bellevue? 

 

If you are talking about these, then I think it's a combination of the foam insole and the "rubber" outsole.  I don't believe these have a removable insole (only the orthotics have removable insoles).  Rather, they are probably the same insoles present in many other AE shoes right now.  Many of their seasonal shoes that are released and then put on clearance after a few months are using the cheaper foam insoles even though they aren't grouping them in the "comfort" category.  While their main line (timeless ones that don't really go away) generally retain the nice solid leather insole. 

 

They are a fiberboard insole with a thin layer of foam adhered to it (wrapped with some thin leather for looks).  Some descriptions of them say they are Poron, others just say foam.  Of course, Poron is just foam, but it's often touted as being better since it was developed by NASA.   

 

I think it's a relative term to consider them lighter, as they may be a few ounces lighter.  I don't consider any of my shoes to be "heavy" in other words.  A steel shank literally adds a few ounces of overall weight to the shoe, for example.  I think most of the weight savings in these models are in the outsoles, which are a very airy rubber.  Unlike the harder Dainite soles, they are pretty flimsy and squishy by comparison.  The Vibram Gumlite sole is an example of these.  

 

They recently switched the sole on the Long Branch to this Gumlite sole, which I think cheapened the boot significantly, and it made it less attractive due to the thicker profile.  But, it probably lightened it up some.  I appreciate that they are making it out of Chromexcel now, but the sole was a turn for the worse in my opinion. 

 

I think I may be missing which shoes you are actually referring to though, so feel free to direct me to the ones in question if I've got it wrong. 

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