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I think it has more to do with the impression of your foot compressing and sinking into the cork footbed. The insole will "grip" your foot better once that happens.

Can confirm. Own the lasalle and it's the most comfortable pair of AEs I own (among several).
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Mora 2.0 EEE

 

Guys question - I tried Mora 2.0 E width today and the tongue area is tight and feel the pressure while standing/walking but I can keep the strap at 2nd hole(with some struggle). Does this become loose eventually? 3E width is very comfortable and no pressure near the tongue area and strap fits the holes easily. Too bad, they don't have 2E in Mora 2.0.

 

So, better to go with tighter E width or comfortable 3E width?

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^ go with the comfortable size. As long as you dont have excessive heel slippage, you should be fine

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Exciting new for those of us living in Seattle and the east side of Lake Washington. Looks like Bellevue Square Mall will be getting an AE store soon. Was at the mall and saw the under construction storefront. Thumbs up!
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I was inspired by an earlier post and headed to Burlington in Brooklyn (near Atlantic). Just Cole Haan etc for 'normal sizes', but if you are a pro basketballer, theyve got some great deals. mostly black manchesters in 14 aa etc. The best shoe there was a pair of tan suede longwings in 13d for $70. sorry no pics, was in a rush. go git em.
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I think it has more to do with the impression of your foot compressing and sinking into the cork footbed. The insole will "grip" your foot better once that happens.

Doesn't the BB have a different footbed...? I've read something about it being a Poron, and not cork. Or is that talking about the insole?

 

If it's not cork, do you think it will sink down as well - or will it have a hard time grabbing my heel? Thanks for the info!

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Good! We probably need some pictures to prove it :)

 

You want pictures??  We've got pictures.

 

BEFORE:

 

 

 

 

AFTER:

 

 

 

What a difference.  Thanks again Garland !!

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Doesn't the BB have a different footbed...? I've read something about it being a Poron, and not cork. Or is that talking about the insole?

 

If it's not cork, do you think it will sink down as well - or will it have a hard time grabbing my heel? Thanks for the info!

 

 

I am struggling with a pair of Brooks Brother's captoes right now. they have not one, but TWO layered spongy rubber insoles, which are AWFUL.

 

For one, they feel like walking on goop. Some people might like the spongy feeling, but I find it disconcerting, as i like a hard leather and cork insole.

 

Second, they cause a horrible and very noticeable squeek when my socks get damp from perspiration. They compress so much on every step, that my sock rubs against the heel cup. 

 

They also take up a lot of room inside the shoe and necessitated me going up a width, which was a bad idea.

 

I hate them.

 

I'm going to attempt to return them, even though I've had them for a few months and worn them a handful of times.

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Look I know it's frowned upon, but I wore my Chili Daltons two days in a row (casual day at work and they go so well with jeans!)

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Originally Posted by Shoedddude View Post

Doesn't the BB have a different footbed...? I've read something about it being a Poron, and not cork. Or is that talking about the insole?

If it's not cork, do you think it will sink down as well - or will it have a hard time grabbing my heel? Thanks for the info!

The insole is foam. The footbed is still cork. Every Goodyear welted shoe has a cork footbed.
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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post
 

 

 

I am struggling with a pair of Brooks Brother's captoes right now. they have not one, but TWO layered spongy rubber insoles, which are AWFUL.

 

For one, they feel like walking on goop. Some people might like the spongy feeling, but I find it disconcerting, as i like a hard leather and cork insole.

 

Second, they cause a horrible and very noticeable squeek when my socks get damp from perspiration. They compress so much on every step, that my sock rubs against the heel cup. 

 

They also take up a lot of room inside the shoe and necessitated me going up a width, which was a bad idea.

 

I hate them.

 

I'm going to attempt to return them, even though I've had them for a few months and worn them a handful of times.

Put some gold bond powder in them and the squeak goes away. Also, if you wear them a few more times, the footbed will compress and mold more to you, reducing the squishy-ness. Or return them. Whatever...

 

For what its worth, I am wearing BB Fifth Avenues right now...

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You want pictures??  We've got pictures.

 

BEFORE:

 

 

 

 

AFTER:

 

 

 

What a difference.  Thanks again Garland !!

 

They turned out great! Glad it worked for you :)

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Thank you for the advice.

 

My feeling is that I don't want to have to reapply gold bond powder just to make a squeek go away. Isn't that going to me messy anyway?

 

I've worn them for maybe ten 8 hour days, and the squeak appears around 11:30 consistently. How much longer do I have to put up with this or use gold bond powder?

 

I'm just returning them. If they won't take them back, I'm ripping all the insole out and having a cobbler put a leather insole in for me. 

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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post
 

Thank you for the advice.

 

My feeling is that I don't want to have to reapply gold bond powder just to make a squeek go away. Isn't that going to me messy anyway?

 

I've worn them for maybe ten 8 hour days, and the squeak appears around 11:30 consistently. How much longer do I have to put up with this or use gold bond powder?

 

I'm just returning them. If they won't take them back, I'm ripping all the insole out and having a cobbler put a leather insole in for me. 

1) I only had to apply the gold bond once, which will disappear as your feet sweat. Tha gold bond absorbs the moisture. 

 

2) you cant rip out the Poron and replace it with a leather insole. They just arent constructed that way and trying to remove the Poron is a really bad idea. Sell them or set them on fire if it gets to this point.

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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post
 

Thank you for the advice.

 

My feeling is that I don't want to have to reapply gold bond powder just to make a squeek go away. Isn't that going to me messy anyway?

 

I've worn them for maybe ten 8 hour days, and the squeak appears around 11:30 consistently. How much longer do I have to put up with this or use gold bond powder?

 

I'm just returning them. If they won't take them back, I'm ripping all the insole out and having a cobbler put a leather insole in for me. 

 

one treatment should do the trick an you are only using a little - no real mess

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