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This is more of an FYI than anything ...

I inquired on some AE seconds from the Destin Company Store. The responding email says that shoe trees are on sale for $16.95 each pair.

I'm not sure if the sale is a national sale, but it's enough off straight retail that I ordered a couple pair.

The toll-free phone number to the Destin store is 850-654-4790.
Edited by Mcbeck - 2/8/16 at 11:39am
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It was CXL-brushing day...
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Wow,@M635Guy those look great! What is your care routine and how old are the shoes in the front?
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Wearing my Jeffersons 1.0 that I got from the Shoebank for a whopping $179. smile.gif



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It was CXL-brushing day...

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Wow,@M635Guy those look great! What is your care routine and how old are the shoes in the front?

 

Those do look great! I, too, am interested in your CXL care routine.

What do you think of the fit of the Rush streets compared to other 5-last bals? I think these have a poron insole, no? there is a pair on the bank that has been eyeing me for a while now.

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New Leidens getting broken in at home.



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New Leidens getting broken in at home.

Gosh those really do look almost as dark as my bourbon Larchmonts. I'm hope that's not the new normal for walnut, I was hoping when the austerity brogue comes out I'd be able to get a pair lighter than that.

 

How do they feel?

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Those do look great! I, too, am interested in your CXL care routine.

What do you think of the fit of the Rush streets compared to other 5-last bals? I think these have a poron insole, no? there is a pair on the bank that has been eyeing me for a while now.

 

It has been pretty simple.  My first pair were the Alden Natty CXL Indys that I bought last year at the Alden factory store in San Francisco.  When I bought the boots they recommended Alden Boot Cream for them.  I stomped around in those boots a fair bit (including almost two weeks in Japan the week after I bought them) and bought the AE Rush Streets about six weeks later.  The boots have more wears than the shoes, but the AE's are so versatile that they get out a fair bit.

 

My care routine is pretty basic: I brush them before and after every wear, and after every few wears wipe them with a damp cloth and brush for a few minutes.  

 

I've put the Alden Boot cream on each pair once, allowing it to haze over and then lots of brushing, allowing them to dry for a while and then damp cloth/brushing again.  The shoes got treated because I'd been kneeling to write at the bottom of a whiteboard and rubbed spots in the tips if the shoes.  The cream and brushing minimized that significantly and it continues to fade/blend to the point now where it is hard to see. Since that treatment I've done the damp cloth/brush routine three times or so.

 

Chromexcel is cool.  Honestly I was counting on it to develop character, because it looks a little strange at first - It needs some wear and time to start developing the rich color, but once you start getting there it is just great. It is only a bit darker, but definitely deeper in both cases since they were new.

 

As for fit, I'd say the Rush Streets are a little tighter than my two pairs of McT's.  They've helpfully broken in a bit, but frankly I should have bought 11.5E's instead of D's in all three pairs of these.  They're not bad or uncomfortable, but my instep is high enough that I don't get the closure you want in a bal and I will say the Rush Streets aren't my best shoe for a long day of being mobile.  A normal day at the office is no problem at all though.

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Wearing my Jeffersons 1.0 that I got from the Shoebank for a whopping $179. smile.gif


The Jeffersons are a fantastic model. It was the first AE model I tried on at the outlet that fit me very well. At the time Independence line seconds were $300 and I was still strongly considered it. Got out the door that day with a solid BB Warwick for $159 instead which I thoroughly enjoy.

I had been looking for a pair in dark brown, but I found a black Jefferson recently from the eBay seller Dabondo, and offered $135 on them for a score! They are in excellent condition (firsts) and ohh so comfy.
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So I bought a pair of Chili McGregors from the Shoe Bank and they have a pretty big lump in the footbed on my left foot. Started causing pain after a couple of minutes of walking around. Since these are seconds, would I be able to send them in to get fixed or can I just return and get a different pair? They are running out in my size so just curious if anyone else has dealt with this.
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I would not get too bonkers with the intro - AE changes so much and so many styles yearly. I think keeping it simple is fine...the power of Google is going to get most people the answers they want. A huge intro makes sense for something like Alden which is a tiny producer. I am happy to help in any way though.

This,.  I don't want to make this a daunting task.  Frankly, at some point I'll try to convene a group, and we'll put together a Allen Edmonds wiki, but for now, I think that what is needed are the topics, but instead of a big writeup, just a line of text for each and then links to the most important and/or useful posts.

 

Cheers,

 

Fok.

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New Leidens getting broken in at home.

Wow! From that view, it really looks like the shoe angles sharply upward to give more volume in the laces area. Does it feel that way to you? There's nothing written about the 1943 last on the AE site.
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So I bought a pair of Chili McGregors from the Shoe Bank and they have a pretty big lump in the footbed on my left foot. Started causing pain after a couple of minutes of walking around. Since these are seconds, would I be able to send them in to get fixed or can I just return and get a different pair? They are running out in my size so just curious if anyone else has dealt with this.

Seems I've had more humpy footbeds than I haven't lately. Someone mentioned that you could push it down yourself. I used the handle of a screw driver for a small issue. Others have gone back. Took me 4 pairs of one model before I got a smooth pair, but AE has always helped make it right.
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Richie for me this last fits like a glove. Less volume than the 201, not as narrow as 65.

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Wow! From that view, it really looks like the shoe angles sharply upward to give more volume in the laces area. Does it feel that way to you? There's nothing written about the 1943 last on the AE site.
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So I bought a pair of Chili McGregors from the Shoe Bank and they have a pretty big lump in the footbed on my left foot.

I have been breaking in my new McGregor seconds this weekend - I wonder if you are feeling the piece of leather on top of the cork that covers the rear half of the footbed. In my pair, these are slightly off center which makes for a slight bump on the bridge of the foot. To me it is easily tolerable, and I am overall very happy with my latest acquisition.
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I might have to try the screwdriver and see if I can flatten it out a bit. It's in the middle of my foot, at the front of my arch. It's noticeably different and you can feel the difference with your hand inside. I'll see if I can flatten and if not I'll see about getting them fixed or replaced. Will the resole a second for a defect like this or is this par for course for seconds?
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