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Good to see ya over here, buddy fistbump.gif

 

I may be getting my hands on some info as to what AE's will be on sale for Nordstroms anniversary sale.  If I can, I'll post up what is going on sale.

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Personally, I would give the shoe department a call and check with them.  I doubt it... if so, I will definitely grab another pair or so. Also, if you are in the market for a black shoe, the Magnanni 'Federico' caught my eye the second one of the salemen put them on my foot.  If I can get a pair of those close to $100, that would be a score and a half. 

 

 

As for AE... I can't get enough

 

Strands in walnut were my first purchase back in February

McAllisters in merlot in April, which are gorgeous

Neumoks in blue I just got on Friday

And lastly... got another pair of the Strands in brown shell cordovan.... hit them with the brush yesterday, I'll get them on at some point this week.  Can't wait.

 

So comfortable, quality is great, and I get nothing but compliments.  Best part it, I can wear any pair for 14 hours a day and my feet are completely fine.  Love it.

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Any opinions on the AE Shortstop for a casual boat shoe for wear with shorts +/- chinos or something?

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I really like that shoe. If I didn't have a Sebago boat shoe that is almost identical to it, I would have purchased them as soon as they were released.

I saw them in person at the Dallas AE store and they look great in person.

Chris
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Just got a pair of AEs strands. Loving the construction and look. It was tight at first, so I sort of forced my foot into the shoe, it may have softened the heel a bit...

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Any opinions on the AE Shortstop for a casual boat shoe for wear with shorts +/- chinos or something?

I really don't like that strange stitching on the back - makes it look like a frankenshoe imo.
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Conditioned yesterday, in wild today

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I really don't like that strange stitching on the back - makes it look like a frankenshoe imo.

 

I don't mind the stitching . . . it's exactly the same as the stitching on the AE Westbrook, Sperry Topsider Authentic Originals and Sebago Docksides (except it's a different color), so it's pretty standard on most boat shoes.  

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Any opinions on the AE Shortstop for a casual boat shoe for wear with shorts +/- chinos or something?

 

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I went through this between the Shortstop and Eastport. In the end I purchased the Eastport back when it was on sale. I liked the two tone sole better on the Eastport, it looked a bit more elegant to me. As does the two tone stitching. And boat shoes to me should have drain holes even if your a sand crab pretending to be a sailor smile.gif  

 

This summer I have been wearing them almost every night when I get home from work, without socks of course. And on weekends including when I go into town for a short trip to the grocery or hardware store. I used Obenhaulf's leather oil on mine to waterproof them. I wanted to keep the light tan color and was successful, they are now a wonderful butterscotch color plus waterproof and so far it has kept stains off them. The Shortstop leather appears to be identical. I clean them with saddle soap and retreat with oil after when needed. Lighting and the picture is poor, they are actually lighter and better looking than it shows-

 

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Good to see ya over here, buddy fistbump.gif

 

I may be getting my hands on some info as to what AE's will be on sale for Nordstroms anniversary sale.  If I can, I'll post up what is going on sale.


Hiii Budddyyyyyyy

 

Ya let me know if you can find out.  I would think that it varies per store... The Nordstrom's in Providence has a very limited quantity that they hold in store.  They can order any style, however I'm sure the sale will be to the shoes that they carry.  Of the half dozen or so, maybe 8... the strand is the only one to consider.  Other than that, they have some tassel loafers and some pretty sad looking bluchers. 

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Conditioned yesterday, in wild today
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Very nice, thanks for posting both pictures. How do they fit?
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Beautiful. Its a shame that the 2 last fits me weird. The norwich fit much larger than the hales (exec last based on the 2) and I just couldn't get enough lockdown with the high instep. My feet were swimming in the shoes, so I was forced to return.

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So comfortable, quality is great, and I get nothing but compliments.  Best part it, I can wear any pair for 14 hours a day and my feet are completely fine.  Love it.

this is exactly why I keep on getting more and more AEs.
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I don't think I got an arch measurement. Also I had to go from a C to a D because the shoe hurt too much as it was pinching my toes on my right foot.

 That sliding piece that fits the bone of your large toe is not there for decoration but to measure the arch. You know that your overall length is 9 so you should never buy a shoe smaller than that. But you arch may be a 9.5 or even a 10 and that is your true length.So your real size may be 9.5 C  or even a 10 B or C. A  shoe pinching toes almost always means you need a larger size not width. Getting a wider shoe will likely just make the heel slip. Anyway, you need to go to a real AE store and be measured and then try on various sizes widths and lasts to get a perfect fit. Buying shoes online or at outlets where the salesmen are $10 an hr. units who just ring shoes up and know nothing are not how you should be buying shoes.

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Anyone know how interchangeable sizes are?

I exchanged a pair of MacNeils that were 8D for a pair in 7.5E but don't know how the second pair will fit since my true size is 8D.

Well, the shoes came in today.

As they are seconds, I could tell right away why they were rejected as firsts (which is very surprising considering how long it took me to find the flaws in my other AE seconds).

Left and right shoes were very noticeably different in color, which is why I sent the original pair back for exchange (but this was more evident on this pair), and stitching was way off on the left shoe (so much so that some of the brogue-ing ended up welted into the sole).

At the end of the day, the shoes were too tight around my toes and will be sent back for a larger size.

 

Now I have to consider whether or not I'd like the pair I originally sent back for exchange, to swap for a different shoe altogether (pretty much my only choices are the Leeds or Bradley in burgundy), or to get a return.

 

As much as I want to say that I'm dissatisfied with the quality of the shoes I've received, I really can't complain about as they are factory seconds + AE customer service has been more than helpful and accommodating!  Probably the best customer service I've dealt with in a long while and it looks like I will be in touch with them over the next week or so as I get this exchange issue sorted out.

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Originally Posted by Snedley View Post

 That sliding piece that fits the bone of your large toe is not there for decoration but to measure the arch. You know that your overall length is 9 so you should never buy a shoe smaller than that. But you arch may be a 9.5 or even a 10 and that is your true length.So your real size may be 9.5 C  or even a 10 B or C. A  shoe pinching toes almost always means you need a larger size not width. Getting a wider shoe will likely just make the heel slip. Anyway, you need to go to a real AE store and be measured and then try on various sizes widths and lasts to get a perfect fit. Buying shoes online or at outlets where the salesmen are $10 an hr. units who just ring shoes up and know nothing are not how you should be buying shoes.

Thanks. They did measure with the sliding piece and said I was a 9 D but it was just a retailer not an official AE store. I may check a nicer store in a New Orleans hoping that they know more.
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does anyone have pictures of blue neumok with jeans/chinos?

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