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@CMT1 they really came back to life nicely... I am trying to get a pair of AE boat shoes that work for my foot...right now still sperry/sebago guy(love the color combo's especially when they go on clearance).... I have a really comfy, few year old pair that have some ugly spots on them...think I will give this a whirl too.

 

@RitchieBro that left one does look really nice, great pick up

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Re: Amok/Gobi

A little late to this conversation, but wanted to add my experience - especially since I wore both this week. I know, I know... I need to start taking more pics.

 

I am between 9 and 9.5D on a brannock. I wear 9D in almost all of my AEs, except for shakers and daltons (9.5D to accommodate heavy boot socks). The Amok runs short and narrow. In 9D they fit very snuggly, but as others have mentioned, the unlined suede is very forgiving. Now in terms of the Gobi, I found it runs long and roomy in the toe box. At the suggestions of my SA, I was shipped both 9D and 8.5D, and ended up going with the 8.5D. Also, the sole on the Gobi is SUPER comfy right out of the box. After 3 or 4 wears, the Amoks are still pretty stiff.

 

Re: Rogue fit. I recently tried on 8.5D, 8.5E, and 9D in the Rogue. Heel to ball fit was best in 9D, but had WAY too much volume for my flat, low arched feet. the 8.5s were a little short. The manager of the store even came to look and his final recommendation was that the Rogue would not work for my foot.

 

Hope this helps...

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I was looking for a slightly more casual shoe, and ran across an older pair of Leeds on the old 8 last. They looked like they had hardly been worn. When they arrived, they were in great shape, but dull and dry. The fit was the best I've ever had though. After a little cleaning and polishing, I couldn't be happier.
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Nice pickup mreams99!

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I am working on rescuing some dogs right now. I got a pair of Vernons in chili off the Bay for $18. They are chili but have layers of brown polish caked on them that I am so far successfully removing with some stuff called "Oops". One shoe pretty much done stripping and looking pretty good! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Stripped on left, before on right:

Thanks RitchieBro, your shoes are coming along nicely as well. They would probably have been better candidates for the Reno'Mat that I used on my boat shoes due to their smooth leather, but it looks like the Oops is working well. I am a huge fan of AE's original chili color and I bet those will look killer when finished.

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 they really came back to life nicely... I am trying to get a pair of AE boat shoes that work for my foot...right now still sperry/sebago guy(love the color combo's especially when they go on clearance).... I have a really comfy, few year old pair that have some ugly spots on them...think I will give this a whirl too.

Thanks Kahuna75! The Eastports are nicely padded, very comfortable for general activities and the sole does not leave marks if I wear them on our small boat, but to be honest I'm not a giant fan of their aesthetic. I prefer the simple, classic two eyelet look of the OG Topsider and have been considering a pair of the new AE Maritime for this reason, but sadly I think I'm sold on either Rancourt or Quoddy - if I can bear the wait time - for my next boat shoe.

Of course the problem with an "upscale" boat shoe is that I will never wear it anywhere near the boat or water, which is why I wanted to restore the Eastports.smile.gif

I did a bit of Mac Method brushing last night. I wanted to see if there was any color variation between the burgundy shell Cambridge I purchased last May and the Dundees I received in January, but both seem to be the same hue. I noticed a while ago that the two older display pairs of burgundy shell at the store, a MacNeil and a Park Avenue, are markedly lighter than either of my shoes, but always assumed that this was due to the natural aging of shell - Until I read that AE had changed their burgundy shell to be darker, and I was curious if both shoes would match.

If AE did change their burgundy shell, it looks like both of mine fell under the same process.



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I was looking for a slightly more casual shoe, and ran across an older pair of Leeds on the old 8 last. They looked like they had hardly been worn. When they arrived, they were in great shape, but dull and dry. The fit was the best I've ever had though. After a little cleaning and polishing, I couldn't be happier.
Best $26 I've spent!
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The 1st pair of bourbon Bleecker St I received was horrid. Amongst other issues the shoes were less bourbon and more human skin the day after being treated with iodine. Anyhow, these are great.

Side note, shoes have received 3 coats Saphir Renovateur and 3 coats Saphir neutral wax.
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@CMT1 great job! Those look amazing!

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Anyone feel that the Carlyle uses inferior leather? I have a seconds pair in chili and my feet sweat PROFUSELY in them. I don't have this issue with any of my other pairs of AEs, ever. The leather also looks and feels cheaper.
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With all of the love the Rogue has been getting, I guess I just wanted to put in a "plug" for the Oak Street.  The website pictures really don't do this one justice - the brown gain version really looks beautiful in person.

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I just got back from a trip to the Michigan Avenue store. I was returning some shoes due to a defect and decided to finally try on the Clark Street. I don't know what the hell took me so long. That last seems to fit my foot beautifully, and the shoe was so comfortable. I ended up buying a pair. Now I've got some Mora 2.0s under some serious consideration, as well.

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With all of the love the Rogue has been getting, I guess I just wanted to put in a "plug" for the Oak Street.  The website pictures really don't do this one justice - the brown gain version really looks beautiful in person.
I second this. I almost pull the trigger on a natty cxl pair of seconds that looked awesome with blue jeans. The natural cxl with red dainite sole looked great
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was wondering if anyone had any advice on a few pairs of AE i can pick up..i have a couple large gift cards to use

 

i do not have many shoes..i basically have 3 good pairs

 

a plain black Ralph Lauren chukka boot which is made by AE

Park Ave in walnut cloud

and a cheaper pair of brogued black oxford from DSW, has sort of a wrinkled leather, more casual

 

id be interested in picking up 3-5 pairs, boots can probably wait until next fall/winter. Casual is better as I'm very very rarely going to wear true dress shoes, but it might not be a bad idea to have at least 1. Also, and most importantly, nothing too trendy as I'd like it to look good in 5 years too

 

i was thinking maybe get a Strand in walnut, another Park Ave in black, Fifth Ave in bourbon, or is this too boring?

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Originally Posted by randomnoob View Post
 

was wondering if anyone had any advice on a few pairs of AE i can pick up..i have a couple large gift cards to use

 

i do not have many shoes..i basically have 3 good pairs

 

a plain black Ralph Lauren chukka boot which is made by AE

Park Ave in walnut cloud

and a cheaper pair of brogued black oxford from DSW, has sort of a wrinkled leather, more casual

 

id be interested in picking up 3-5 pairs, boots can probably wait until next fall/winter. Casual is better as I'm very very rarely going to wear true dress shoes, but it might not be a bad idea to have at least 1. Also, and most importantly, nothing too trendy as I'd like it to look good in 5 years too

 

i was thinking maybe get a Strand in walnut, another Park Ave in black, Fifth Ave in bourbon, or is this too boring?

Huh?  You'll rarely wear dress shoes and you want to pick up three pairs of pretty much the most formal stuff AE makes?  Walnut strand is very nice - I and many others would say the Rogue is nicer (but you might call it trendy).  I have the Park Ave in black and wear it all the time but I would never get that and the Fifth Ave, get one or the other.  Let me think about this a little and get back to you on what I would suggest.

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Walnut strands are not all that formal, but i agree that those are weird choices.
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well i dont know any better thats why im asking :)

 

the walnut cloud park ave i got isnt particularly formal. when i think dress shoes in my head i'm seeing sleek, dark, highly polished. 

 

i did buy & return a Strandmok in brown. my g/f hated them and a pair of the strand or rogue is probably more versatile?

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