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I work to support my shoe problem.

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so did anybody get confirmation the Cherry MTO description? that's just Burgundy, right?

Didn't I answer this twice in the past few days? Lol.
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Fwiw, I got my 5th St in today. Damned shame I pulled the trigger before the sale but for the life of me I cannot find a thing wrong with them beyond some creasing in the instep area. Frankly they look like someone tried them on a little too roughly and they got pulled. And no, they are not laced as tightly as I want them, so the gap is bigger than it will be.

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I  do love my Allen Edmonds but whoever is in charge of their bags should be fired. The tacky and God awful GIANT "Allen Edmonds" on the shoulder strap screams of desperation and a taste level recently set free from whatever trailer park it escaped from. Considering my long hard road from a similar trailer park I am sensitive to that but not when it comes to giving said person the power to tacky up a brand I love.

The Wide Basic Dress Belt suffers from this same issue. The little "Allen Edmonds" printed on the buckle is unacceptable for a dress belt at the $100 price point.
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Those are WAY too small for you. If you measure 11D, those will kill your feet.
Do you have long or short toes? Where your big toe is in the shoe does not matter; it's how the shoe fits ball to heel that is most important

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Ritchie is totally right. It's not unheard of to go down a half size from brannock, especially on a last like the 201. But down to a 9.5? Unless you've got yourself some monkey toes that look like fingers, you're gonna be in a world of hurt. IF you really feel the width is good in the 9.5D, you should think about trying a 10.5 B or 11 B. 

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Going down 1.5 is alot however I go a full size down in some lasts and the b34 it is a full size down and a width smaller

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Brand new First Ave boots in action. Just received them again yesterday after an initial sizing mishap...Break in is killing me right now as they're quite stiff.



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You dropped down 1.5 sizes in length from brannock? And they are still long?! What size do you wear in 65 lasted shoes?

How did everyone else fit their First Aves?

The width feels great. Perhaps trying a slimmer width is the ticket. However, when I go longer in length driving and walking feel wonky.

I'll take some pics of where the ball of my foot hits, tonight.

In derby 65 lasted shoes I wear 9.5e strange right.

The 222 last 10d, but they feel a little long too.

Perhaps concrete can speak of his sizing in the first ave boots.
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If you fit the ball of the boot, and the is toe room, than wear it.  

 

Yeah it sound weird to some, but they're on your feet not on a keyboard.  Trust your gut and what it feels like right now.  No sense in over thinking it.  If it fits and feel good, wear it. 

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Is anyone else having trouble getting on to shoebank.com?  I think we're blowing it up...

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Is anyone else having trouble getting on to shoebank.com?  I think we're blowing it up...


Yeah. I've been getting internal server error for a while now.

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The width feels great. Perhaps trying a slimmer width is the ticket. However, when I go longer in length driving and walking feel wonky.

I'll take some pics of where the ball of my foot hits, tonight.

In derby 65 lasted shoes I wear 9.5e strange right.

The 222 last 10d, but they feel a little long too.

Perhaps concrete can speak of his sizing in the first ave boots.

 

I am relatively new to the shoe game so please bear with me. When i went to the store to try on boots all they had in the First Ave was a 9D. On the brannock i measure between an 8.5D to 9D. I am almost always an 8.5D in dress shoes since i have a very narrow, flat foot. Boots (even just regular ol' construction boots) have always been tough for me size-wise but i decided to take a gamble with the 9D because they fit surprisingly well. Upon ordering the First Aves, receiving them, and wearing them around the house to break them in i noticed that the 201 last (i believe this is the last they're built on) runs narrow and long. The problem was not in the width of the 9D but the length; i felt like an elf while walking around. In my opinion it's the length you need to be careful for with these. Long story short i returned them and had the SA order an 8.5D and an 8.5E just in case the D width was too tight. I ended up walking out with the 8.5D so I would say these run true to size in my situation. 

 

Here is a before vs. after of the fit:

 

Before - 9D 

You can tell the width is good but the length is way off

 

After: 8.5D

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Shoebank tent sale is laughable. It is not a real discount when you jack up the price only to apply that 25% off. What's the point if the site can't even operate due to too much web traffic and won't even load?

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@misterellington congrats! The black shaker is a rare and extra boss find. It's pretty awesome in a SWD sort of way. I think only a very few of them were made in black, as it wasn't an official catalog color.

@coolarrow didn't you used to do Townley Tuesday?


That's what got me with these—it absolutely wasn't an official color, albeit such a wonderful, basic choice. When I strolled down the aisle (in fact—the WRONG aisle, so I felt just a LITTLE bit bad for whoever I'm assuming probably hid these to nab later) and saw them, I kind of stopped, cocked my head for a second and was confused.

 

I thought for a few seconds as I walked up on 'em, “Ha! Dig these Shaker Heights copies somebody whipped up and hmmm...they did a good job on these knockoffs, right down to the V-Tap sole and HOLYSH*TAESHAKERSINBLACKFOR$129.00WTF'INGF?” 

 

As I stood on line to pay, a woman in front of me looked back, double-taker and then struck up a conversation about the shoes which led to a discussion of “what makes a quality shoe”. Of course, she asked if there were any more in her husband's size—which there weren't, but I DID see a pair of Chili Bleecker Streets in her husband's size that had a nick on the heel stack. $139.00. She bolted to get 'em. LOL.

 

The Black shakers rock and go with plenty of stuff - from grey or olive cords/chinos/tweed to some jeans - I am a fan! though I think I wore these with blue cords...lol

 

 

 

 

 

I love and have the black and gray too in 10E, with the v tread sole. If only they fit my feet! :brick:  They have never been worn and need a home, so just PM me if interested.

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Shoebank tent sale is laughable. It is not a real discount when you jack up the price only to apply that 25% off. What's the point if the site can't even operate due to too much web traffic and won't even load?


Don't take this the wrong way. I'm not sure what you mean by jacking up the price in order to apply the 25%. Its applied to the standard price point currently asked by AE, and it isn't applied at all to discontinued models.

 

Besides that, this is how free market clothing retail has traditionally worked. Set a target price, ask for a lot more initially, and never discount down below the target price. I of course have no proof of it whatsoever, but I would be really surprised if the sale prices reflected at the shoebank weren't somewhere around a 15% markup from cost. That's a perfectly acceptable floor level profit margin for something like this in my opinion. Asking $100.00 for a tennis shoe that cost $8 to make, a few dollars to ship overseas, and then lasts eight months is what ought to be seen as laughable.  

 

Edit: I really don't mean "cost." I mean whatever they have determined they need to break even with their business. I want them to make profit and generate more cash flow to expand their business. 

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I check shoebank weekly, stop by the AE store monthly and check Ebay daily. These prices are lower than the normal already discounted Shoebank prices so politely stfu you don't know what you are talking about. 

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Thanks!  If you don't own a brown shell already, I'd say give the Strand or Dundee a go, they look great in brown shell & look even better after some wear IMO (not quite my pair, but from others on this thread) :)

 

looking good! :fistbump: 


Also, the Norwich. Beautiful in brown.

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