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@catlettsl  congrats those look to be a terrific fit

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My opinion, and it's just that, is if you need to use pads, then you can probably find shoes with a more optimal fit.

 

I would disagree to a point. Tongue pads should definitely not be used as an excuse to buy an ill fitting shoe, but there are instances where they come in very helpful, particularly with loafers/monk straps. Feet are so wildly different, sometimes taking up a little space on the instep is all thats needed to make a shoe fit wonderfully.

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@kahuna75 thx

Funny you guys are discussing pads. My Fifth Avenues are a 12.5 D. After 1 day of use I realized I bought then a .5 size too large. So I put tongue pads in to push the foot back into the heel a tad and they feel perfect. I have really flat feet so they tend to become a tad wide at the front of the foot. I should've went with the 12D and let them either break in naturally or had them stretched a tad. But in some instance tongue pads are of great value especially since most of use are trying to save a few bucks and buy 2nds. Now if I was buying firsts, I would shop around until I got the perfect fit...especially at a $300 and up price point. Everybody's foot is different and alot of people have variations between feet...my left foot is different than my right. So heel and tongue pads Def are a added value for me.
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oooooh....what shoes are those?
Amok chukkas. There should be plenty left at the shoebank ;-)
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Anyone heard anything about a sale on boots (seconds)? I thought they did one around this time last yr 

 

If you are a size 10 D, there is a brown Long Branch on the ShoeBank in size 10.5 D (I've read advices to go 1/2 up in size) for $127, which is a pretty good deal...

 

http://shoebank.com/FactorySecondInventory.php?STY=6041S&DIM=D&SIZE=105

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Suede Upgrade
Which would you choose:
Sand Suede Player
Snuff Suede Mcgregor
Navy Suede Cavanaugh

Currently only have an olive suede chukka, badlands bitter suede PTB. For casual linen and cotton pants and shorts mostly. Depending on the model will get more or less play with jeans
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My opinion, and it's just that, is if you need to use pads, then you can probably find shoes with a more optimal fit.

Agreed

 

but @garland also agreed.

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I would say Snuff Suede McGregor because the color is right at home in Spring and fall and suede is a casual leather to pair with the casual style of a long boat blucher.

Otherwise navy suede is a great colourway for Summer and Spring too.
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Not targeting you specifically and you probably answered this way because of the way the question was, but I think it would be more helpful to also list your Brannock size, since some people go down a half size in length and up a width for the 5 last, or some of us just go with our Brannock size.

 

I'm actually not sure what my Brannock size is. A few years ago I walked into an AE store, they sized me as a starting point and we worked from there. Now on new lasts I start at 8 D and we work around that.

 

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Thanks for the info. Since you sized down, does the ball of your feet still align with the Franciscans' widest part of the forefoot?

 

It's pretty darn close. For the record, my 5 last balmorals do have a bit of a lacing gap that is closing as I wear them more frequently. The Franciscans generally fit best buckled in the middle hole, depending on the socks, all three of mine are quite comfortable (Walnut 1sts, Black 2nds, Burgundy shell MTOs). The black pair sometimes has a slight fit difference between left and right foot (might tighten one shoe in the afternoon), but for the price I paid I'm more than fine with that.

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Suede Upgrade
Which would you choose:
Sand Suede Player
Snuff Suede Mcgregor
Navy Suede Cavanaugh

Currently only have an olive suede chukka, badlands bitter suede PTB. For casual linen and cotton pants and shorts mostly. Depending on the model will get more or less play with jeans

Go for the loafer. That will be the only one that would look right with shirts. Plus the navy is a better color to match creams, whites, and lighter linen pant colors.
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Originally Posted by LEgoiste View Post

If you are a size 10 D, there is a brown Long Branch on the ShoeBank in size 10.5 D (I've read advices to go 1/2 up in size) for $127, which is a pretty good deal...

http://shoebank.com/FactorySecondInventory.php?STY=6041S&DIM=D&SIZE=105

I definitely wouldn't size up for a LB. 1/2 size down maybe. The LB is extremely roomy for most when going TTS.
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Chili Daltons today.
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I think they posted properly now... badlands...

http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread/56865#post_7746819

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I definitely wouldn't size up for a LB. 1/2 size down maybe. The LB is extremely roomy for most when going TTS.

I would agree with this. Definitely the most generous of my 1-Lasted shoes/boots.
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Am I crazy for wanting a pair of Kirkwoods? I really need a new pair of boat shoes, but I'm not sure I want to spend for Quoddy--especially when that brand has been a hard fit for me in the past and I know I will be able to try on and probably fit a pair of AEs with much more ease. I mean, I'm not a fan of buying from the DR line, but fit and price are motivating factors...

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