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Walnut wingtip Wednesday. Thanks @Moose22 for reminding me about the LGAs.



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Originally Posted by Moose22 View Post
 

 

 

I've got a pair of rogues in the same color coming on Thursday. Glad to see someone else likes them.

 

Tell me about the fit compared to something standard like the 5 last. Do they seem pretty true to size for you? They're on their own last (Rogue and Warwick) though it's supposed to be a complement to the 5 last. The website says fuller forefoot and  higher cone for people with a high instep, which describes me to a tee.

 

I gambled and got my size instead of going wider. I had to go from a D to an E on my road warriors because of my instep, though those are on the orthopedic/golf-shoe last so they're not so representative of most AEs.


Moose,

 

I can only speak to my experience. My instep is high and normal width is EEE. The 65 last does not work for me at 11 EEE as there is too much pressure across the vamp of the shoe below the laces. This is very true for a closed last like the PA and tolerable with an open lace. The 201 last is much better, which is why I purchased the Rogue. But since I am an EEE, I cant make a width change to move from 11 EEE to a 10.5 EEEE. Only the length can change. In general, the 201 is indeed roomier in the forefoot and has the higher cone as promised. Some of the new re-releases of the Independence collection are to be built on the 201, which is music to my feet. I was really disappointed to return the 11 EEE Williams (65 last) I found because of the aforementioned tightness.

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Moose,

 

I can only speak to my experience. My instep is high and normal width is EEE. The 65 last does not work for me at 11 EEE as there is too much pressure across the vamp of the shoe below the laces. This is very true for a closed last like the PA and tolerable with an open lace. The 201 last is much better, which is why I purchased the Rogue. But since I am an EEE, I cant make a width change to move from 11 EEE to a 10.5 EEEE. Only the length can change. In general, the 201 is indeed roomier in the forefoot and has the higher cone as promised. Some of the new re-releases of the Independence collection are to be built on the 201, which is music to my feet. I was really disappointed to return the 11 EEE Williams (65 last) I found because of the aforementioned tightness.

 

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smfdoc,

 

How does the length of the 201 last compare with the 65 last?

 

(My true size is 6.5E but I have to size down to 6 3E with the 65 last.)

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smfdoc,

 

How does the length of the 201 last compare with the 65 last?

 

(My true size is 6.5E but I have to size down to 6 3E with the 65 last.)

 

I wear a 7.5 3E in the 65 last and tried a 7.5E Rogue. It wasn't wide enough for me, but the length was fine.

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smfdoc,

 

How does the length of the 201 last compare with the 65 last?

 

(My true size is 6.5E but I have to size down to 6 3E with the 65 last.)

 

I have limited experience, but the Rogue I bought in 11 seems a bit on the long side and I think a 10.5 would have worked. If I had been in a store, I would have then tried a 10.5 EEE to see the difference, but that did not occur. Sadly, the AE stores keep a very limited supply of 11 EEE shoes on hand to try and I typically have to order through the shoebank, and then send them back.

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I feel your pain.  The AE stores carry very little in 6.5E  and nothing in 6EEE.   I have to do all my shoe shopping on line, with more returns than I'm comfortable with.  After two years of trial and error, I've finally got my size figured out in all the old lasts (both balmoral and blucher) -- but not in the newer ones. 

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Originally Posted by smfdoc View Post
 


Moose,

 

I can only speak to my experience. My instep is high and normal width is EEE. The 65 last does not work for me at 11 EEE as there is too much pressure across the vamp of the shoe below the laces. This is very true for a closed last like the PA and tolerable with an open lace. The 201 last is much better, which is why I purchased the Rogue. But since I am an EEE, I cant make a width change to move from 11 EEE to a 10.5 EEEE. Only the length can change. In general, the 201 is indeed roomier in the forefoot and has the higher cone as promised. Some of the new re-releases of the Independence collection are to be built on the 201, which is music to my feet. I was really disappointed to return the 11 EEE Williams (65 last) I found because of the aforementioned tightness.

 

Thanks for the responses, guys. Puts my mind at ease, though I guess I'll find out for sure tomorrow.

 

I had the pressure problem when I first tried my brannock size on a road warrior. Amazing how the instep pulling up the cone can misshape the sides of the shoe.   I'm a D so I'm lucky enough to be able to go wider. Gotta' be a lot harder to find a great fit when you're starting with EEE!

 

When I had the problem with my road warriors being too tight I went in to the nearest store and got a fitting, which is how I found out I had a high instep. But I wasn't informed enough at the time to ask about different lasts. Alas, my nearest AE store is a 50+ mile drive though bad traffic to visit. I should probably have tried my size in all the most common lasts while I was there.

 

This all started with buying some road warriors as a sort of upscale Ecco. I used to wear Eccos 10-15 years ago when I was always traveling, and I'd be walking to work every day. They were good shoes for the constant walking, looked fine if I had to visit a client, and lasted. But Ecco quality started really dropping off ten years ago, and the last pair I bought fell apart quickly. $150 shoes should last me a lot longer than 8 months! When I decided to start wearing better shoes again, I started looking for something of higher quality. Been wanting some AEs for years, so my plan was to get the road warriors, some more dressy casual shoes (the Chilli Rogues should fit that bill), and eventually something dark or maybe a nice black cap toe to round out my wardrobe.

 

I still think I'll make the drive to the store before I start searching for the next pair. I loved the look of Jeffersons and Park Avenues my buddy owns, and either wing tips or cap toes would be awesome for my black or dark brown shoe, but they are 65 last.

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Man . . . between the Father's Day sale and the recent clearance additions, and after receiving/returning many pairs of shoes to ensure the right size, I can't believe I've currently settled on . . . 3 pairs of Maritimes (golden brown, dark brown, and navy) and a pair of Kirkwoods (dark brown)!  Surely no man needs that many boat shoes.  I'm a big boat shoe kind of guy, and figure the quality/price ratio (i.e. value) may not come around again anytime soon.  Beautiful CXL leather with comfortable insoles/outsoles (much more so than my beater Sperrys) for just a tad over $100.  

 

I know some on here are put off by the DR manufacturing, but they still create a sturdy, quality shoe - at less than half the price of Rancourt/OSB/etc. 

 

Count me as a Maritime/Kirkwood fanboy.  As far as I'm concerned, it's one of the better moves AE has made recently.

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So I know that Allen edmonds will price match the nordstrom anni sale..

 

you think they will price match the shoemart allen edmonds accessories sale going on too??

 

Oh goddddd I really hope so.

 

shoe trees and shoe care products at a discount too... ayyyyyyyy

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Bourbon mora today...
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Those are nice. Dunno why, but the bourbon just appeals to me. Much more so than the walnut, which shouldn't seem that different, but does. Maybe it has more character, or maybe it's more neutral.

 

Am I wrong to think that the color would be super versatile, and go with everything from slacks to jeans?

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Nordstrom Anniversary AE Sale Prices

Early Access - July 9-16

Sale - July 17 - Aug 2


PA - $257.90 (Black/Dark Brown Burnished)

Strand - $257.90 (Walnut)

Carlyle - $257.90 (Black/Walnut)

McAllister - $257.90 (Black/Walnut)

Strandmok - $196.90 (Brown)

Dalton - $284.90 (Burnished Walnut)

'Odenwald' Chukka Boot - $196.90 (Black/Brown)

'Cavanaugh' Penny Loafer - $183.90 (Black/Walnut)

'Urbino' Tassel Loafer - $233.90 (Black)


Edited by Maxy - 7/9/15 at 4:46am
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^^ all the colors or like last year Strand in Walnut ,Pa in black etc?

Thanks.
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^^ all the colors or like last year Strand in Walnut ,Pa in black etc?

Thanks.


Added all color combos.

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Nordstrom Anniversary AE Sale Prices

Early Access - July 9-16

Sale - July 17 - Aug 2


PA - $257.90 (Black/Dark Brown Burnished)

Strand - $257.90 (Walnut)

Carlyle - $257.90 (Black/Walnut)

McAllister - $257.90 (Black/Walnut)

Strandmok - $196.90 (Brown)

Dalton - $284.90 (Burnished Walnut)

'Odenwald' Chukka Boot - $196.90 (Black/Brown)

'Cavanaugh' Penny Loafer - $183.90 (Black/Walnut)

'Urbino' Tassel Loafer - $233.90 (Black)

That seems like a killer price for Dalton 1sts

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