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Me too! Thats why I got into shoes. They are my nicotine patch to my watches' cigarettes.

Being into watches makes almost everything seem affordable in comparison: shoes, guns, archery, clothes, etc. Higher level automobile racing, sadly, makes watches look like a poor man's game.
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Being into watches makes almost everything seem affordable in comparison: shoes, guns, archery, clothes, etc. Higher level automobile racing, sadly, makes watches look like a poor man's game.


flying makes racing look affordable

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That's probably true. Now can we get back to people posting to fret about seconds with microscopic flaws?nod[1].gif
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Im no shoe expert here, but Ive been shopping with AE for long enough now to know that youre playing russian roulette if you think youre going to find, even a pair of firsts that look noticeably better than that. I dont bother with the shoebank or seconds, but if those are considered flaws, then pretty much every pair of my firsts would need to be returned..Good luck though. Hope you find the pair youre looking for.

 

Just back from AE store during my lunch time. There was not much difference between the firsts and my seconds. Even the sales person suggested that there are great seconds and I should keep them. I showed him the loose knot, he said that is very normal(and can be cut if too long) and he guided me to remove the threads from the shoes(near lace holes). Overall as I wanted the Combination tread sole, its priced at $425 at the store(with $40 additional charge) and I got it for less around half the price. Am way happier now. Thanks everyone.. 

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Just back from AE store during my lunch time. There was not much difference between the firsts and my seconds. Even the sales person suggested that there are great seconds and I should keep them. I showed him the loose knot, he said that is very normal(and can be cut if too long) and he guided me to remove the threads from the shoes(near lace holes). Overall as I wanted the Combination tread sole, its priced at $425 at the store(with $40 additional charge) and I got it for less around half the price. Am way happier now. Thanks everyone.. 

 

I'd suggest not cutting the threads near the lace holes reinforcing the area where the quarters split. ... unless it bothers you a lot of course.

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I still can't believe you're so worried about some lose thread when the toe cap isn't straight.
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Simple rule: don't cut any threads anywhere on your shoes. Stop worrying so much about it, it'll be fine.

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:worship:

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I still can't believe you're so worried about some lose thread when the toe cap isn't straight.

You mean the left shoe? I couldn't figure that one out. Can you explain pls?

 

 I think I'll post a better picture later today and let me know about it. 

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You mean the left shoe? I couldn't figure that one out. Can you explain pls?

 I think I'll post a better picture later today and let me know about it. 

Post one from straight above. In the other picture it looked like the toe cap is crooked, which happens with AE.

On edit: that wasn't hard to find
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Post one from straight above. In the other picture it looked like the toe cap is crooked, which happens with AE.

On edit: that wasn't hard to find

:facepalm: I hope not.. the above shoes gives it away easily. :rolleyes: 

 

What's the consensus with crooked toe cap? Folks keep them or return? 

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Post one from straight above. In the other picture it looked like the toe cap is crooked, which happens with AE.


On edit: that wasn't hard to find
facepalm.gif  I hope not.. the above shoes gives it away easily. rolleyes.gif  

What's the consensus with crooked toe cap? Folks keep them or return? 

Depends how bad it is. I'd return if it's at all noticeable without the shoes being side by side like the picture above. If that's the only time it's noticeable, I'd probably keep them unless I paid full price for them (firsts or seconds).
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Rocking my new Bleecker Streets in Chili today.

Check out the AE stamp in the insole. Have you ever seen a crooked stamp that before?

 

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Navy Maritimes arrived today. As others have noted, they really are navy, not dark blue, could be mistaken for black indoors. My high instep notices the somewhat low vamp but not enough to change from my regular 10.5E's. The Horween CXL is better than the leather in my 9 year old Sperry Gold Cups (and 10 x better than that on the current Gold Cups). The padding is perfectly acceptable (to me) for a boat shoe (though I've never owned a Rancourt).

A steal at the sale price. I'm really tempted to get a red pair, too.

I called in my order Monday afternoon to the Plano store. They were drop shipped from Wisconsin Tuesday with 1 day FedEx shipping at no extra charge. YMMV

Pictured below with RL X AE Sandersons.

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Navy Maritimes arrived today. As others have noted, they really are navy, not dark blue, could be mistaken for black indoors. My high instep notices the somewhat low vamp but not enough to change from my regular 10.5E's. The Horween CXL is better than the leather in my 9 year old Sperry Gold Cups (and 10 x better than that on the current Gold Cups). The padding is perfectly acceptable (to me) for a boat shoe (though I've never owned a Rancourt).

A steal at the sale price. I'm really tempted to get a red pair, too.

I called in my order Monday afternoon to the Plano store. They were drop shipped from Wisconsin Tuesday with 1 day FedEx shipping at no extra charge. YMMV

Pictured below with RL X AE Sandersons.


I have that exact pair - they are phenomenal.  I don't have Rancourt either, but the Maritime blows away the Sperry and AE Eastports I do own.

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