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Hi there. 


So, the McTavish's came in the 10.5 EEE that came direct from the factory as the in store ones were scratched on the leather. Firstly, there was a huge blob of darker color on one side. I know these are uneven in the tanning process but this blob was very very prominent and unattractive. I called the store who apologized and said they would look for another pair. In the meantime I gave them to him to at least try on and -- arrgh -- they were painfully tight on him. I think maybe he may need to size up?  He is a 10.5 3E everywhere else? 

 

So.... questions. 

 

1)  Is there a wider last than that of the McTavish? I believe it's the 65 last. If so, which styles are wider that have a similar jean friendly look? Anyone with wider feet have the Dundee? Or the Dalton?

 

2)  Is there a chance the shoe could be stretched?  And after stretching would they continue to mould to the foot?

 

3) Are your shoes ever tight and were successfully stretched to be more accomodating to a wider foot?

 

Cheers

Sara

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@girlwitstyle hi Sara - a little more info would go a long way...😉

1. Painfully tight in just the width but not the top where the lacing is?

2. Length is good, too long, short?

3. 10.5 3E on other AE shoes or other brands?

without any more info -
1. Wider is kind of generic, but 234 & 678 come to mind as the widest. 511 & 73 are pretty full too. B34 & 809 are also really roomy but they're mainly used for boots.

2. Stretching is possible.

3. I would say stretching might work if they're borderline. If they're painful it won't fix the problems.

Hope this helps at least a little - best of luck!
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Didn't have my drink for the Pepper shot. Shell Patriots today.

 

 

post #65599 of 70737
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Originally Posted by girlwitstyle View Post
 

Hi there. 


So, the McTavish's came in the 10.5 EEE that came direct from the factory as the in store ones were scratched on the leather. Firstly, there was a huge blob of darker color on one side. I know these are uneven in the tanning process but this blob was very very prominent and unattractive. I called the store who apologized and said they would look for another pair. In the meantime I gave them to him to at least try on and -- arrgh -- they were painfully tight on him. I think maybe he may need to size up?  He is a 10.5 3E everywhere else? 

 

So.... questions. 

 

1)  Is there a wider last than that of the McTavish? I believe it's the 65 last. If so, which styles are wider that have a similar jean friendly look? Anyone with wider feet have the Dundee? Or the Dalton?

 

 

I have found the Daltons to be more than accommodating for wider feet.  The Long Branch even more so (I own both in 9EEE and the Long Branch is notably wider/roomier, which is great if I want to wear thick winter socks).

 

I don't own the Dundee, can't comment here.

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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post


I figured they were probably EEE. That seems to be par for the course for extra wide shoes, at least with Allen Edmonds. The extra width comes laterally, which makes it look like the rest of the shoe has been displaced medially.

 

That could make sense. Thanks for the reply. Only thing that threw me off was because it seems to only happen for the 5th Ave and only for the left side. I just received Bourbon Fifth ave today and its 3rd pair that looks like this. So I am just gonna accept this as part of manufacturing..

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I wore 'em right out of the box:
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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post

@girlwitstyle hi Sara - a little more info would go a long way...😉

1. Painfully tight in just the width but not the top where the lacing is?

2. Length is good, too long, short?

3. 10.5 3E on other AE shoes or other brands?

without any more info -
1. Wider is kind of generic, but 234 & 678 come to mind as the widest. 511 & 73 are pretty full too. B34 & 809 are also really roomy but they're mainly used for boots.

2. Stretching is possible.

3. I would say stretching might work if they're borderline. If they're painful it won't fix the problems.

Hope this helps at least a little - best of luck!

He didn't tell me more info other than 'painfully tight'. I think his other shoes in that size were not Allen Edmonds.

 

I will look at those other lasts!

post #65603 of 70737
New to me 1977 AE Madrid Patent Gator & Glazed Kid Leather. Very lightly worn on original soles and heels. Testament to longevity if cared for...
post #65604 of 70737
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Not been fitted at AE, no. That'd be quite a drive to the US from here smile.gif These are 8 1/2 3E. All my life I've worn 40 or 41 (EU size) in any shoes. So I tried 8 which was too small and 8 1/2 which seemed good. FWIW my left foot is a size smaller. If I ever get more AE I will definitely try 9 I guess...

I alternate between the two Leeds, so 2-3 times a week to the office and sometimes on the weekends, depending on where we are going. Just wore them to the Toronto Zoo for example, so a full day of walking.

What would I ask the cobbler to do?

Contacted AE and they sent me a shipping label to send them back *ugh* to take a look at them in person. I kind of don't want to do it, since they're finally comfortable and I put a topy on them already frown.gif

Does anyone have experience with this kind of thing and knows how long they're likely to keep them?
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Some have mentioned fit & finish issues. Just got a pair for Neumok firsts today, and there sole is attached like this. Could it be an issue (snagging, coming apart, etc.) or should I ignore it?

 

 

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@girlwitstyle I guess if you want to stick with wider/fuller lasts, id avoid the 222, 108, 97 511G and 114 altogether. The 333 is definitely not narrow but its comparable to the 65. The 555 and 800 have "enough" room but I wouldn't consider them wide. 2592 is all over the map. The 606 & 2042 are roomy but the super tight heel fit drives most people away. The 444 was actually pretty wide but everything on it is pretty crappy. The 79 is in the middle for width, its not narrow but isn't super wide either. Never tried the 201 or 1943.
post #65607 of 70737
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Originally Posted by girlwitstyle View Post

Hi there. 


So, the McTavish's came in the 10.5 EEE that came direct from the factory as the in store ones were scratched on the leather. Firstly, there was a huge blob of darker color on one side. I know these are uneven in the tanning process but this blob was very very prominent and unattractive. I called the store who apologized and said they would look for another pair. In the meantime I gave them to him to at least try on and -- arrgh -- they were painfully tight on him. I think maybe he may need to size up?  He is a 10.5 3E everywhere else? 

Obviously this is no longer a surprise gift, so drag his @ss to the AE store and get him fitted properly. You've got to buy fit, not size.
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Some have mentioned fit & finish issues. Just got a pair for Neumok firsts today, and there sole is attached like this. Could it be an issue (snagging, coming apart, etc.) or should I ignore it?






I would send that back, even though its in a place that doesn't have direct contact with the ground. One of my Leeds' stitching sticks out of the channel in that place too but the thread isnot pulling apart like yours is.
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I would send that back, even though its in a place that doesn't have direct contact with the ground. One of my Leeds' stitching sticks out of the channel in that place too but the thread isnot pulling apart like yours is.

 

I kind of agree, unless they're willing to have a cobbler fix/glue/whatever.  Probably easier just to swap for a different pair.

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Originally Posted by Robertson View Post
 

Some have mentioned fit & finish issues. Just got a pair for Neumok firsts today, and there sole is attached like this. Could it be an issue (snagging, coming apart, etc.) or should I ignore it?

 

 

 

I buy a lot of AEs and seriously the craftsmanship has been out the window massively. MY cobbler spoke with AE reps apparently and he told me today that they claim a lot of bad burnishing, color mismatch, not centered stitching, etc, to be normal..

 

I guess we are paying for the thick leather, but certainly not craftsmanship. Really.

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