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Chili Shaker Heights today. I have decided I'm going to do a lot of boots this winter.


Chris
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Chili Shaker Heights today. I have decided I'm going to do a lot of boots this winter. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Chris

 

 

Great looking boots! I wore mine out Saturday night. How have you cared for them? I have the "old" chili polish, but have yet to use it as I am afraid it is too orange/red. 

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The Allen Edmonds 108 blues.

A few months back, I wanted to try the Clark Street, but there was no 13B at the store. I tried another shoe on the same last. The 12D and 13B fit very similar, so I ordered the Clark Street in a 13B. It's OK, but my left pinky toe is a little crowded.
Recently, I bought another pair (different color) and went with a 12D. I slightly prefer the fit of my 12D pair.
I needed a more formal shoe for a suit, and decided to give the Carlyle a try. It's on the same 108 last. I tried a 12D at the store, and it fit well even though it wasn't the color I wanted.
I was a little hesitant about the sizing still (most of my other shoes are 13B). But I found a pair of returned shoes (3rds) that looked practically new. I thought I'd try those out. I received these yesterday and they look great. But the fit on the left shoe is way tighter than any other pair I've tried on in that last (including a different pair of Carlyles). The shoe feels a little short, and definitely crowds my toes.
There is just so much variability in sizing from one pair to another, even with the same shoe model, that it's hard to buy a pair without trying on the actual pair first. But in a size 13B, it is just about impossible to find the shoe that I want in a store's inventory.
I really like the Carlyle, but I may have to try something on a different last.
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How often do you wear them? If you live near an AE store, I'd highly recommend you go for a thorough measurement and fitting session. The last definitely makes a difference for both fit and sizing.

 

I don't wear them as often, less than twice a month right now.  Not because of fit or anything it's just that we are in the winter seasons now and I see the walnut color as more of a spring/summer color.

 

When I do shoe sizing I always fall on D for all my shoes.  Honestly they are a bit more comfortable indoors, but when it's cold it's much harder on my foot.  I have flat feet and the fact that AEs have no cushion (outside the orthos) that doesn't help either so maybe I need some cushioning!

 

Actually wearing them today though.

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Don't think I'm coming in here to knock AEs, but are certain lasts more or less comfortable/uncomfortable for some people.

 

I have had the AE Strands of mine for two years, actually first 'adult' dress shoe of mine...as in quality.  I do love the look but I have noticed that they have become increasingly uncomfortable.

 

I believe I sized right at 11.5D on them.  I wear D width on my Rancourts and have tried Aldens with the same width (in Barrie Last and Aberdeen Last).  These seem too tight at the top.  I can wear them for a while but after a few hours I can't stand them.

 

I am either considering the following: 1) some sort of cushioning, 2) go to a cobbler to stretch them, or 3) sell them at this point.

 

Any thoughts or comments appreciated.  I do love the AEs and I have friends that are loyal to them but I am inexperienced with some of the lasts.  I tried some of the boots and they seemed comfortable.

 

 

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I don't wear them as often, less than twice a month right now.  Not because of fit or anything it's just that we are in the winter seasons now and I see the walnut color as more of a spring/summer color.

 

When I do shoe sizing I always fall on D for all my shoes.  Honestly they are a bit more comfortable indoors, but when it's cold it's much harder on my foot.  I have flat feet and the fact that AEs have no cushion (outside the orthos) that doesn't help either so maybe I need some cushioning!

 

Actually wearing them today though.

 

 

You might be a D but have a high instep which does not work well with the 5 last. I would say get properly fitted at an AE store if you can, with the 10D Barrie last fitting you will I would be curious to see how a 10.5E or 11E fit you in the Strand. They sound too long by what you have told me for sizing on other brands. The 5 last is kind of long and narrow so the typical sizing advice is to go down a half size and up a wide.

 

In the end the 5 last just might not work if you have a high instep and you might need a blucher style or a different last. Try the Rogue on the new 201 last to give that last a try, more instep room compared to the 5 last. I find the 201 to be the most comfortable AE last I have tried. 

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Yikes! A woven shoe in December, but we can do such things in California. A comfortable pair of Lauderdales for a Tuesday.

 

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Great looking boots! I wore mine out Saturday night. How have you cared for them? I have the "old" chili polish, but have yet to use it as I am afraid it is too orange/red. 

I use AE Cleaner / Conditioner and AE neutral carnauba polish on mine.
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Rainy NYC = Long Branch workhorses.

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In case anyone is interested, I'm selling new AE Long Branches:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/513306/new-allen-edmonds-long-branch-dark-brown-8-5d


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Some lovely bourbon for today...may send these off to have a half lug sole put on...they are a bit loose since some weight loss and a thick sock will work well...besides I have the oxblood for fancier events

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Rainy NYC = Long Branch workhorses.



I spent the extended Thanksgiving weekend in Dallas. Over 9 inches of rain Thurs-Sun.  Wore my LB's four days out of five.  Wiped them down well and gave them a good brushing after I got back home.  Good as new.  In fact, better than new. CXL seems every bit as good as it's cracked up to be.

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Some lovely bourbon for today...may send these off to have a half lug sole put on...they are a bit loose since some weight loss and a thick sock will work well...besides I have the oxblood for fancier events

 

I have the same exact Bourbon Daltons and was also planning on putting either a topy or mini-lug sole since my other dark brown Daltons from shoebank already came with the factory topy.  I took it to B Nelson and Will suggested not to do it since the butyl sole is treated with oil.  The glue will not adhere to the sole.  The only way to do it is to do a full recraft where the lug or topy can be sewn in instead of glued.  I just left it the way it is and since it has a butyl sole, I can still use it during wet weather.


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Some lovely bourbon for today...may send these off to have a half lug sole put on...they are a bit loose since some weight loss and a thick sock will work well...besides I have the oxblood for fancier events
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I have the same exact Bourbon Daltons and was also planning on putting either a topy or mini-lug sole since my other dark brown Daltons from shoebank already came with the factory topy.  I took it to B Nelson and Will suggested not to do it since the butyl sole is treated with oil.  The glue will not adhere to the sole.  The only way to do it is to do a full recraft where the lug or topy can be sewn in instead of glued.  I'll just left it the way it is and since it has a butyl sole and I can still use it during wet weather.

 

Thanks for the info - I did not realize they were Butyl soled for some reason. Maybe I will give them a try and whats the worse I guess is eventually they come off and I get the re-sole anyway...Maybe just wear them like they are for a while.

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Does anybody have a EEE size on the 65 last? I'd like to see a picture from the top view to see how much width it adds to the overall look.
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I was cruising a local Burlington Coat Factory and couldn't help but laugh when I saw these. Definitely not your father's Florsheims lol8[1].gif

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