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Much better. Yeah, now nourish, condition, Polish, wear, and enjoy.
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Ok, so this morning I got a little antsy and decided to go ahead and give these a once over with some isopropyl alcohol and elbow grease (in the burnished areas).  Below are some pics (the lighting isn't identical to the original pics but you get the idea).  

 

 

Those look great now, and I wouldn't mess with them too much more.  With a little polish, they'll be beauties!

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Thank you to the Style Forum. Just been eye browsing for a long time and decided to join the community.

 

I am fairly new to the whole Allen Edmonds game and found that the fit of the shoes is much trickier than it ought to be... I moved back to school for the fall now and finding a physical AE store is now impossible where I am studying..

 

Had a question about what sizing I should be looking for.

 

 

Currently, I own and feel comfortable with:

 

- McGregor - 10.5D

- 6th Aveneue Toe Derby - 10.5D

 

 

I found these to be not the right sizes:

 

- Cavanaugh - 10.5D (Large - mad heel slipping. Tried on Cavanaugh/Hyde Street size 10D - fits decently well, but haven't "walked around" yet to test out)

- Carlyle - 10B (Almost impossible to fit in in the first place)

- Cavalier - 10.5B (Length could be fine, but way too narrow)

- Naples - 10.5B (Length could be fine, but way too narrow)

 

 

Other shoe brands...

 

- Cole Haan lace ups - 11D

- Cole Haan loafers - 10.5 or 11 (More like 10.75... size 11 great with socks for loafers)

- Gordon Rush - 9.5D or 10D

- Johnston & Murphy loafers - 10.5D

- Sebago loafers - 10D

- Zara loafers - 11D

 

 

What could be my actual size for AE's Cavanaugh and Ascher loafers?

 

The width seems to be a medium, but finding 10 vs. 10.5 has been a real trick so far... Ebay/online is only means for me to buy Allen Edmonds now and I have already returned 3 shoes because of fit.. Thank you for your feedback in advance gentlemen!

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I have noticed that some of the newer models have poron insoles. Is this an indication that AE is cutting back on quality materials in favor of less expensive synthetics over leather? Or is there a certain benefit to the poron.
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I have noticed that some of the newer models have poron insoles. Is this an indication that AE is cutting back on quality materials in favor of less expensive synthetics over leather? Or is there a certain benefit to the poron.

I believe they also use paperboard heels rather than leather stacked heels. It seems they are on that route by slowly but surely exchanging leather to synthetic materials and market them as better fitting or cushioning. Also, many customers proclaimed that there leather uppers used to be much better quality then the newer models.
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I have noticed that some of the newer models have poron insoles. Is this an indication that AE is cutting back on quality materials in favor of less expensive synthetics over leather? Or is there a certain benefit to the poron.
The Poron is for a softer cushioned feel and better comfort, and the Poron cushion is underneath a leather insole, like the Long Branch and Lasalle, and Wilberts. I view it as an upgrade and improvement.
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The Poron is for a softer cushioned feel and better comfort, and the Poron cushion is underneath a leather insole, like the Long Branch and Lasalle, and Wilberts. I view it as an upgrade and improvement.

I think you meant its covered by a sock liner? There is a big difference between a thin leather sock liner and a thick leather insole which creates a foot bed. Poron insole does not great a foot bed.
Edited by vmss - 9/13/15 at 11:16am
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Here's after one coat of AE chili polish:

 

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Clark Street natural CXL.
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Can anybody post some pics of AEs brown shell cordovan? I would really appreciate it! I'm trying to determine if its light enough- I do not want a really dark brown. 

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Can anybody post some pics of AEs brown shell cordovan? I would really appreciate it! I'm trying to determine if its light enough- I do not want a really dark brown. 



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Has anyone ever experienced a shoe that is painful on the outside-bottom of their big toe? My left foot is slightly wider plus i have a callus on the outside of that toe. I bought a pair of boots that look like they would be more than wide enough, but it feels like i'm stepping on the edge of a piece of wood or something. Not sure if this is something that breaks in. It happened with Park Aves as well and i went from E to 2E to fix it. But i have other narrower shoes where it isn't an issue at all. The new 1943 last seems great in that way

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Thanks!
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Can anybody post some pics of AEs brown shell cordovan? I would really appreciate it! I'm trying to determine if its light enough- I do not want a really dark brown. 

All are AE brown - Dundee, Bleecker St, 744, Stand, PA, Townley

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All are AE brown - Dundee, Bleecker St, 744, Stand, PA, Townley


Wow those are amazing!!! The strand looked too dark on the website so I wanted to see them on here- perfect :D

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