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The Kirkwood discussion had me chuckling a little bit - I tried them in both browns in my 65 size and they actually fit better than any other boat shoe out there, but I hated how they looked.

 

12E is my 65 last blucher and it is just to small - I wish AE would just take my pair of Sebago Handsewn USA's and copy the exact pattern. I love the CXL leather AE is using so was hoping to get a great fit and live with the slightly off pattern for my taste.

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Thanks young sweet appreciate it I kind of get that I just need to dive in and try it and if all else fells put an additional support in there thanks man
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I am just constantly in a search for loafers that fit my foot properly (high-ish instep with otherwise low volume flat feet that run slightly wide and have a narrow heel).  The only loafers I have ever found that fit perfectly without alteration are my AE Riminis (from their Italian collection and discontinued).  

I had a pair of the AE Port Washington boat shoes in 10D and I found they were too snug in width (I plan to list them on eBay tonight), but these Kirkwoods seem to fit longer; hence, my sizing down.

I didn't even realize that AE limited its boat shoe type of shoes to whole sizes - that complicates things even further.  Best of luck to you.

^^^^

I don't believe that's correct, unless they dropped half sizes right after my Maritimes in 10.5 E arrived last month.  Perhaps you were only referring to the ones made in Port Washington.

 

By the way, regarding loafers, part of the AE mission statement is to swiftly discontinue any loafer liked by folks with high insteps.

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New Rush St's first day out...




Thanks for posting those. Always nice to see some in the wild photos. I like the contrast of the stitching at the sole and the sole itself to the leather color. I've got a feeling my next pair will be on the casual side and these are near the top of the list. Another contender is the Mctavish, which I may have mistakenly referred to as "clown shoes" in the past. shog[1].gif The casualness of it is growing on me, even though I didn't like the double sole at first. Might have to go check them out in person.
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Shoes make for a vicious, vicious cycle.

Isn't that what this whole thread is about?

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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


While these go with nothing I am wearing today, I just got them and had to put them on - a pair of Harrisons I just received from the outlet for $127!  They look so good and for that price I feel like I'm stealing.

Send 'em back. Not enough holes. crackup[1].gif
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While these go with nothing I am wearing today, I just got them and had to put them on - a pair of Harrisons I just received from the outlet for $127!  They look so good and for that price I feel like I'm stealing.

I saw those on shoebank and showed my wife. Even she said, after I've gotten 7 pair this year, go for it. They were gone the next day. Nice grab on those. That is indeed a steal on Indy shoes at that price.
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While these go with nothing I am wearing today, I just got them and had to put them on - a pair of Harrisons I just received from the outlet for $127!  They look so good and for that price I feel like I'm stealing.
Not flashy, but I like em. Had mine on today too. They feel air conditioned compared to my other shoes.
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New to style forum and enjoying all the appreciation for Allen Edmonds I'm some what new to Allen Edmonds I own two pairs a walden in black and a cavanaugh in oxblood. I have had very good experiences with Allen Edmonds and there amazing customer service. I have a question that hopefully you all can help me with. Ok so I have two pairs of loafers both of which have padded heels and some what of an arch support. I have noticed that shoes that have the original insole " leather insoles" Look pretty much flat. After wearing and the cork footbed molding to my foot will it create a mold of my foot and in theory have the arch support that my foot naturally has or will the leather insole stay flat in the arch area. I need some advice before I jump in and get something that will not work. Any advice would be helpful thanks

I don't think the molding of the footbed will come close to the insoles for arch support. Some lasts will have better arch support than others. The 333 last is an example, but it doesn't seem to be uniform? My University seems to have more support than my Harrison. That's my limited impression.
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Has anyone seen the new Cornwallis and Yorktown that have been showing up on the Shoebank? I saw Paul said the Cornwallis is his new favorite, can anyone describe them or post pics?

Also, someone buy the Black Cordovan Fifth Streets in 10E before I talk myself into it even though that's not a great size for me. Especially since a shell dress boot is just all sorts of a contradiction.

Cornwallis is a bal with just a medallion and broguing around the eyelets similar to the Rutledge. Compare to the Greenwood from J. Fitzpatrick, with even less going on. The new last definitely makes it look like a very different shoe compared to any of the ones on the 65. I felt like it looked a little "crooked" but I was trying on a size larger than normal and only the left shoe. I was told it would only be available in black/brown/(walnut?) to start.

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The medallion for my firsts strands (left shoe) is off centered to the right by like .25 inches...

 

Am I fretting over something very minor?  Otherwise everything else is "fine".

 

 

Yup I'm fretting over nothing... i can't even take a picture showing the off-centeredness.

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I am just constantly in a search for loafers that fit my foot properly (high-ish instep with otherwise low volume flat feet that run slightly wide and have a narrow heel).  The only loafers I have ever found that fit perfectly without alteration are my AE Riminis (from their Italian collection and discontinued).  


I had a pair of the AE Port Washington boat shoes in 10D and I found they were too snug in width (I plan to list them on eBay tonight), but these Kirkwoods seem to fit longer; hence, my sizing down.


I didn't even realize that AE limited its boat shoe type of shoes to whole sizes - that complicates things even further.  Best of luck to you.
^^^^
I don't believe that's correct, unless they dropped half sizes right after my Maritimes in 10.5 E arrived last month.  Perhaps you were only referring to the ones made in Port Washington.

By the way, regarding loafers, part of the AE mission statement is to swiftly discontinue any loafer liked by folks with high insteps.

Just once you get over size 12 does it go whole sizes
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Got my Leeds 1.0 in Brown today! Had gone up to 8.5 3E to get rid of the pinkie toe pain and that worked like a charm. Those Walnut ones also felt much softer all around. Is the brown leather stiffer or did I maybe just get worn ones before and these are actually new? I guess I'm a shoe hypochondriac? EDIT: Using a different lacing pattern seems to alleviate the pressure from the top enough to make them wearable. But it doesn't look as nice :)

 

 

Now there's one thing you may notice in the pic above. The alignment seems wrong when I close the shoe. Here's another pic from above:

 

 

Is it the shoe or can this just be my feet doing it maybe? These are 1sts (although on clearance, as the Leeds 2.0 is out now).

 

Also, these laces aren't sticky, like the other two shoes' were. Is that normal? Can I just wax them myself?


Edited by tharkun - 7/28/15 at 6:45pm
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My new babies after their first treatment out of the box...

 

Creasing starting to develop after walking around on the carpet with them on, but creasing is part of leather shoes so I'm down.

 

They aren't as "perfect" as my black PAs, but then again this is AE not some shoe company who charges $1000 per shoe.

 

I'll accept the very minor flaws I've noticed because you'd literally have to inspect them with the shoes right in your face to notice the flaws.

 

As my AEs now and future develop patina, such small flaws will not mean a thing.

 

I find it very strange my 8E PA fit better than my 8E strands....


 

Walnut Strands (Click to show)

 

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Edited by HealthActuary - 7/28/15 at 6:57pm
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Originally Posted by Al Dente View Post

I don't think the molding of the footbed will come close to the insoles for arch support. Some lasts will have better arch support than others. The 333 last is an example, but it doesn't seem to be uniform? My University seems to have more support than my Harrison. That's my limited impression.
Thanks al dente I have looked at most lasts on AE website it does say that the #5 last is the best for people with high arches that last includes the park ave's the strands fifth ave's and the mctavish. Does anyone have any experience with any of these shoes that could elaborate a little on how these do for some one with a medium to high arch without having to add a insert insole thanks
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Originally Posted by tharkun View Post
 

Got my Leeds 1.0 in Brown today! Had gone up to 8.5 3E to get rid of the pinkie toe pain and that worked like a charm. Those Walnut ones also felt much softer all around. Is the brown leather stiffer or did I maybe just get worn ones before and these are actually new? I guess I'm a shoe hypochondriac? EDIT: Using a different lacing pattern seems to alleviate the pressure from the top enough to make them wearable. But it doesn't look as nice :)

 

 

 

Now there's one thing you may notice in the pic above. The alignment seems wrong when I close the shoe. Here's another pic from above:

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Is it the shoe or can this just be my feet doing it maybe? These are 1sts (although on clearance, as the Leeds 2.0 is out now).

 

Also, these laces aren't sticky, like the other two shoes' were. Is that normal? Can I just wax them myself?

 

The misaligned eyelets is pretty common for AE. But not limited to just them. For 1sts it shouldn't be there. But pretty par for 2nds. There is a saw tooth lacing patter that might be able to pull it up some. I've some MTO Natural cordovan Leeds to do the same thing. Left shoe also. But I think its the left flap that is lower. 

 

Only pic I could find at the moment. But it shows it pretty well. Its lessened a bit over time.  

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