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Anyone know how often the shoebank website updates?

 

A sales associate also told me that it is once per day. But be warned, I have found several occasions where there are "ghost shoes" listed in the bank that the outlet in question could never find. I was just told "Sometimes it takes a long time for the site to be updated."

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Today, it's chili grain Bradleys:

 

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Hello SF. Last week I bought a pair of black Strands with the leather sole. Problem is they feel real uncomfortable when I just walk around my room with them on. I would like to know if the Dainite sole is more comfortable. If so, so I can exchange them. Thanks!
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I have a pair of danite mcallister's and they fit and feel wonderful.  prefer them here in wet oregon

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Versatile was the wrong word, I was just looking for opinions about the various AE reds.  I have not seen the dark chili in the flesh.

I understand that almost any shade of red will be more versatile than walnut.  I am thinking about moving past AE for the first time to a different tier of shoemakers and have always wanted a pair of walnut Strands, as limited as their use may be.  I have a pair of burnished walnut Westchesters (loafers) that I can't get away with wearing any more.  I am on my feet too much with my new job and their fit is very poor for my foot.  It seems like a good excuse to buy the walnut strands to wear with slacks that I normally pair the Westchesters with as a sort of cathartic final AE purchase for the time being.  What I could use the most for wardrobe functionality is something like a merlot Mcallister.

I thought a seconds sale might let snag both for about the same price as a pair of firsts.  I am trying to limit the # of shoes in my wardrobe for budgetary and overhead reasons so the oxblood Strands would be the most sensible option.  Sometimes being sensible isn't fun when it doesn't get you what you really want wink.gif  

Dark chili is a stunning color. However, there's something to be said for "scratching your itch." Go for the walnut strand if it'll make you feel awesome. Hell, you're talking to someone who's unicorn is a saturated green suede chukka boot.

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I'm thinking about picking up a pair of FA's and McGregors-one in brown and the other in chili. The FA's I will probably wear with both business casual and suits (navy and mid grey). Would one shoe be better in dark brown vs. chili, over the other?

Get the FA in brown. A serious shoe needs a serious color. It's a suit shoe, and dark brown is more appropriate.
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Anyone know how often the shoebank website updates?

Every morning around 9am EST (ish)

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Hello SF. Last week I bought a pair of black Strands with the leather sole. Problem is they feel real uncomfortable when I just walk around my room with them on. I would like to know if the Dainite sole is more comfortable. If so, so I can exchange them. Thanks!

Be more specific. What hurts? What part of your foot? Is it cramping, chafing, or are you just not used to leather soles? Before I discovered AE, I only wore ultra padded squishy rubber bottomed comfort shoes. It took my foot/ankle/calf anatomy a while to strengthen up enough to get used to real calf leather shoes with leather soles without all that extra padding and foam. In the long run, it will be better for your feet. Unless you've got an orthopedic condition, that is.

In general I find Dainite uncomfortable, especially when new. It's hard, not soft leather. If you want a squishy sole try the new road warriors line. That said, I have 4 pairs of footwear with dainite. Go figure.
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Be more specific. What hurts? What part of your foot? Is it cramping, chafing, or are you just not used to leather soles? Before I discovered AE, I only wore ultra padded squishy rubber bottomed comfort shoes. It took my foot/ankle/calf anatomy a while to strengthen up enough to get used to real calf leather shoes with leather soles without all that extra padding and foam. In the long run, it will be better for your feet. Unless you've got an orthopedic condition, that is.

In general I find Dainite uncomfortable, especially when new. It's hard, not soft leather. If you want a squishy sole try the new road warriors line. That said, I have 4 pairs of footwear with dainite. Go figure.

The pain is in the ball of the foot. It feels like I'm walking barefoot on concrete. Funny thing is that I have the Park Avenues with the combination tap sole and those feel pretty good. I also have the LGA Wingtip from the Road Warriors line. It's a very comfortable shoe but I'm looking for another pair to go with a suit.
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I've owned a pair of bourbon strands for a while now and have been disappointed at the ability of the finish to maintain its color. This is particularly noticeable in the toe cap area where I often accidentally scrape the right shoe lightly while exiting my car, this has resulted in a "walnut" spot which is very difficult to cover up with the bourbon polish.

I recently purchased a pair of oxblood strands and am wondering if I will have the same issue with the new pair. I have not had this issue on any AE brown or black shoes that I have owned. Should I return the oxblood and maybe go for something in the chili color? Will that hold up well?

Any input is greatly appreciated.

 

have you tried black shoe cream on the bourbons? I've had some success on some scrapped burnished toes.

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I just picked up my first pair with a Dainite sole, in part because of some upcoming trips to Oregon. Do you find that your Dainite sole is squeaky?
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I have a pair of danite mcallister's and they fit and feel wonderful.  prefer them here in wet oregon
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Got my Brooks Brothers x AE Aberdeens today from ShoeBank

 

A tiny bit tight, but I expect them to break in well.  Not as off-the-shelf perfect as my McT's, but feel great and look really good.  No obvious defects and not marked as seconds.

They are darker than pictured - really liking them, though now I need a belt... 


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Only just now got my RDA catalog in the mail... wonder what took so long.

 

I think I'm gonna get some Dundee 2s. I'd like to get a full boot for winter, but all of AE's look a bit too tall for my taste.

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have you tried black shoe cream on the bourbons? I've had some success on some scrapped burnished toes.

I have had some success achieving a burnished look on other shoes with black polish, but it doesn't hold up.

I'm particularly interested in knowing if chili is a solid color and oxblood is burnished. I don't want to wast my time trying to maintain a burnished look that doesn't last naturally.
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Got my Brooks Brothers x AE Aberdeens today from ShoeBank

 

A tiny tight, but I expect them to break in well.  Not as off-the-shelf perfect as my McT's, but feel great and look really good.  No obvious defects and not marked as seconds.

They are darker than pictured - really liking them, though now I need a belt... 

 

They look great.  My experience that they expanded nicely :nodding:

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Brown burnished Leeds: Yay or nay?

Need I say more?

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THESE AEs are at the Downtown Brooklyn Burlington Coat Factory store as of yesterday afternoon:
Respectively a 9D Amok Chukka for $119.00 , a 9.5D Aberdeen (albeit minus its laces—it's been there for four months and moved around so much that they've been separated from the shoe) for $89.00, and then these three pairs of Weybridge seconds for $99.00 each—a 10.5E, a 12 EEE and. 13 EEE.


Also saw this rare and BEAUTIFUL Players Shoe in a 9.5D in Bone White. It had a small dirt scuff on the heel/back of the shoe, but Goddamn if it isn't a pretty shoe...




$99.00 for that one with a few scuffs on the heel bottom from try-ons? Still a boss-assed get.

"Go git' 'em boys!" smile.gif
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Need I say more?

Those look great! Mine are on order, and now I'm even more anxious to get them. (I got the last pair in my size.)
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