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Neo, you have the most amazing BCF. The one near me has had the same pair of very scratched up penny loafers for months and that's about it near my size.


Mine had no pairs of AE. Just a bunch of extremely cheap, horribly-built, crappy soled mock dress shoes.

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Is the heel wider than the 65? I find 65 narrow heel to toe in horizontal width. The issue that I have with it is the vertical width (girth) from ball area forward. Too much room there.


You're sort of asking about two different things here, so I'll try to answer both...

 

Heel alone I would say this.  I don't really "notice" the heel fit unless it's really significant.  I wouldn't call the 65 heel, 108 heel, or most of them to be "remarkable," as jox would probably say in his reports.  The 97 heel is significantly large and the heel on the Patriot and Lake Forest was significantly narrow, but the others I couldn't tell you.

 

In terms of width - so with the 65, you'd say narrowish overall (i.e. horizontal) width, then it explodes into the toebox where there is a ton of room?  Totally agree with you there.

 

So based on that, picture this, if you can - very similar heel to the 65, but with more give since the material is so soft, very similar width (but again more give), and like 1.5x the amount of up front room, ball area forward.

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Mine had no pairs of AE. Just a bunch of extremely cheap, horribly-built, crappy soled mock dress shoes.


Out of curiousity, why did you ask about the Badlands being too big and then wear them outside so quickly?  Think you said you were a B width - I have the Black Hills (virtually the same shoes) and would agree they definitely run large...I think you could get a lot better fit with something else.

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Perhaps a stupid question, but is there something drives available AE shells colors? Is it a design choice, or is it dictated by what's available to AE? Right now the only shell available seems to be dark (black, dark brown, burgundy). Would you expect something lighter to be available in the future? 

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Perhaps a stupid question, but is there something drives available AE shells colors? Is it a design choice, or is it dictated by what's available to AE? Right now the only shell available seems to be dark (black, dark brown, burgundy). Would you expect something lighter to be available in the future? 

I'm pretty sure that there isn't enough leather in lighter colors in the market to supply the kind of inventory AE needs to make official stock items.

Also, I believe AE had bad experiences stocking walnut and truffle shell because there were so many customer returns due to color variation. With the darker colors, AE spray paints them (like Most manufactures) to even out the color.
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I'm pretty sure that there isn't enough leather in lighter colors in the market to supply the kind of inventory AE needs to make official stock items.

Also, I believe AE had bad experiences stocking walnut and truffle shell because there were so many customer returns due to color variation. With the darker colors, AE spray paints them (like Most manufactures) to even out the color.

Thanks for the reply. Makes sense. So do they do occasional runs of lighter shell. Is it all MTO?

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I don't particularly think the worker was on any drugs.  This is a mistake since these shoes are somewhat "hand made".

You should be fine, shoes shouldn't have any structural issue. The stitching will be worn down any way. Plus, that's the part that no one will see.

Wear them and enjoy.

YoungSweet, thanks for the feedback. They fit wonderfully, so maybe these angel dust soles are no big deal.

Thank you, and have a wonderful day....

-Titz
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Out of curiousity, why did you ask about the Badlands being too big and then wear them outside so quickly?  Think you said you were a B width - I have the Black Hills (virtually the same shoes) and would agree they definitely run large...I think you could get a lot better fit with something else.


Because it is a rather nice and comfortable shoe for $150. I didn't see any defects with the seconds. I bought it for winter use, so even though it only works with wool socks for me when the lacing is closed, it still just barely works. (They are 10.5 B)

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YoungSweet, thanks for the feedback. They fit wonderfully, so maybe these angel dust soles are no big deal.

Thank you, and have a wonderful day....

-Titz


No Problem Titz.  I'm pretty sure they are the 6th avenue.  Shoebank may have a few left, depending on what size you are. I see them available in my size, for $197 in Chestnut

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Thanks for the reply. Makes sense. So do they do occasional runs of lighter shell. Is it all MTO?

They had a "traveling trunk show" with the CEOs of Horween and AE last year in various cities where you could place MTOs for special colors like natural (my pair pictured below), navy (check the AE MTO thread for recent pics from @mdubs and @watchidiot), green, and "deep brown."

We thought they might do it again this year, but their shell MTO event only featured their 3 stock colors.



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The problem is there are no stores near me, so I'm hardly ever able to visit one in person. And it's kinda hard to build a relationship just over the phone. I tried calling the Eton-Chagrin store several times because I've actually been there once, but haven't been able to get a hold of anyone.


That's weird.  Eton-Chagrin is my primary store and have found them to be really responsive.  When you do get in touch with them, ask for Brian.  He's been my go-to guy for a few years now.

 

Bernie

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No Problem Titz.  I'm pretty sure they are the 6th avenue.  Shoebank may have a few left, depending on what size you are. I see them available in my size, for $197 in Chestnut

Yup... that's excatly what they are.

-Titz
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


They had a "traveling trunk show" with the CEOs of Horween and AE last year in various cities where you could place MTOs for special colors like natural (my pair pictured below), navy (check the AE MTO thread for recent pics from @mdubs and @watchidiot), green, and "deep brown."

We thought they might do it again this year, but their shell MTO event only featured their 3 stock colors.



 

Thanks again - that was helpful. Is your avatar shell Leeds?

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Yup... that's excatly what they are.

-Titz

 

Nordstrom Rack's website has them on sale for ~$150 right now.

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Thanks again - that was helpful. Is your avatar shell Leeds?

No, but close. it's a Carmina PTB in cognac shell.
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