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Also, my Freiburg firsts arrived last night. Don't want to take away from the appreciations... but I think they will need to go back. Not sure why, but I am the magnet for lumpy footbeds. Seems like more then half of the last 10 shoes I've purchased have had some type of bump or divot.

The finishing on them isn't great: burnishing issues, few stripes, wrinkling uppers, some random darker spots, etc. I could live with all of this, as the shoe is a rougher leather and casual in style - but I can't get over the structural issue of the footbed.

It's ashame because I like the style. And with the extra eyelet and shape of the boot I can get them laced pretty tight,so I don't have the volume issue I was concerned about. Went with my 65 size. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I too have been victim to the lumpy footbed...I have corrected several of them with the use of a hammer and cloth if accesible or  I have also used the handle end of varius screw drivers and other tools if further down the foot bed and actually could put pressure enough to force the bump away...clearly I am not damaging the shoe so that if it has to go back still needs too.

 

Give it a whirl

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I too have been victim to the lumpy footbed...I have corrected several of them with the use of a hammer and cloth if accesible or  I have also used the handle end of varius screw drivers and other tools if further down the foot bed and actually could put pressure enough to force the bump away...clearly I am not damaging the shoe so that if it has to go back still needs too.

 

Give it a whirl

 

I am dealing with a hump on these 1st Aves today and will certainly try that. I was considering using a hair dryer to heat the cork up a little and then applying pressure. Screw driver handle should work. Thanks for the suggestion.

 

The problem with the Freiburgs is that it is a divot rather than a hump. Basically the ball of your foot area is sunken down, from the inside to about the middle of the shoe. I am going to call AE today and ask them if there are any others in inventory. If not, then see about 2nds pricing and/or wearing them for a few days to see if the problem improves or gets worse.

 

Despite being less than $150 (for firsts!), I still need a structurally sound shoe or they will ultimately sit in the back of the closet.

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The Cronmoks recently went on clearance, but there were none available in my size. I found a pair at the Shoebank though, and received them today.

When I started to lace them up, the defect that made these 2nds was clearly visible. On both shoes, the right half of the shoelace was longer than the left half.
Should I keep them? Could I try a different lacing pattern to minimize the effect of this flaw?

Until I read the line about what the exact issue was I thought they looked great. I think only you will probably notice it. I say wear them and enjoy!
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Walnut Strands today after a fresh polish.

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Walnut Strands today after a fresh polish.
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Nice patina!

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Can someone provide some insight if the Carlyle and Clifton fit same or different - I know they are both on the 108 last

Thanks

I have both and they fit the same on me.
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Loving my second pair of AE shoes. These make my Florsheim Kenmoor's look so inferior in build quality.
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Got my Freiburgs today.  I think I really like them.  Would this be acceptable as firsts?  The way it's sort of folded over?  Also, I think the 10.5D fits better than the 11D, which is what I wear in Strand/Fifth Ave/Long Branch.

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New Cognac McTavish. Too late for coffee...

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Here are pics of my AE's - let's swing this back to "appreciation".

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Chris

 

 

What are these exactly, and why hasn't AE had something more like this in their lineup in the last several years? I was on the verge of buying a florsheim version until I found a dark brown dainite FA third on eBay for a good price. 

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@rpearlberg, mine had that similar issue (amongst other issues) except it was on both toes.

I know this is appreciation thread (and I'm a big AE fan), but I think both are instances of sloppy firsts, but more than acceptable as seconds.
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Sorry for the grumpy post above... Just calculated that about a dozen of my 20+ AE shoes have come from AE via mail (online as firsts, seconds from shoebank or outlet, etc). I've had to send back 11 pairs that AE deemed as a structural issue, with a 12th I elected to keep since they no longer made the boot.

Now don't get me wrong, AE either refunded or replaced them every time - but at some point you would expect a discount or gift card for future purchase or something. For the trips to the post office each time alone.

Love the shoes and customer support but that is a terrible, terrible batting average.

Don't worry though, I'll be wearing (and posting PC PoD) AEs tomorrow.
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@rpearlberg, mine had that similar issue (amongst other issues) except it was on both toes.

I know this is appreciation thread (and I'm a big AE fan), but I think both are instances of sloppy firsts, but more than acceptable as seconds.


Thanks.  I don't know how much it bothers me, if at all.  My wife says to deal with it that they are hand made and they are shoes.  They were only $20 more than seconds would be so maybe I'll just deal with it, if I decide to keep them.

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Got my Freiburgs today.  I think I really like them.  Would this be acceptable as firsts?  The way it's sort of folded over?  Also, I think the 10.5D fits better than the 11D, which is what I wear in Strand/Fifth Ave/Long Branch.

 

Not acceptable but a very easy fix...take a nickel and start where the welt is correct and just run it along with mild pressure and push it back into correct shape...have done this many times...i have used a flathead screwdriver wrapped in cloth with success also

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Not acceptable but a very easy fix...take a nickel and start where the welt is correct and just run it along with mild pressure and push it back into correct shape...have done this many times...i have used a flathead screwdriver wrapped in cloth with success also


Thanks!  I figured I could probably push it back into place, just wanted to see what others thought.  At $147 I think it's probably still a good deal.  The leather is really soft.  I'll take and post some more pics once I get a chance to wear them.

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