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post #10306 of 47106
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Originally Posted by ckprax View Post

For me they were pretty tts; I have wide feet with a high instep (high volume) and measure a 10E. My Strand and PA are both 10E and fit well although they are a little tight in the vamp if I want the laces all the way closed, a 1/2" gap is most comfortable. I tried the Rutledge in 10D and it was very snug the laces had about a 1" gap at the top and the heel was too tight. 10E fit really well and I think 10.5D would too.

I had the same experience with the 333 last compared to the 5 last. The 333 last accommodates my wide size, and I take 10.5 EEE in both lasts. I like the fit of the 333 last on my feel better actually...
post #10307 of 47106
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post


I had the same experience with the 333 last compared to the 5 last. The 333 last accommodates my wide size, and I take 10.5 EEE in both lasts. I like the fit of the 333 last on my feel better actually...

 

Hmmm . . interesting.  How do you like the Parkways?  I like the shape and hearing that it accommodates a wider foot is a good thing, but I'm not sure about the stitching.

post #10308 of 47106
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Originally Posted by DJTraveler View Post

Well, here they are guys: the brown Cronmoks.  Just got them in the mail today.  I HIGHLY recommend these shoes!  Super comfortable and they look great.  As expected, they fit identical to the Neumoks.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

 

Very nice! For my 3 rough collection shoes I had to size down a half size. For those did you go down in size or stay TTS? I'm not much for colored laces but those do look really nice and are growing on me.

 

TTS.  To put it in perspective, I wear a 9D in the McAllister and a 9D in the Cronmok.

post #10309 of 47106
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

 

Hmmm . . interesting.  How do you like the Parkways?  I like the shape and hearing that it accommodates a wider foot is a good thing, but I'm not sure about the stitching.


I love my Parkways. I was about to sell them, but didn't have the heart to. The stitching is actually my favorite part of the shoe. In brown burnished, it is a great elegant detail and reminds me of the Alden Tanker and LHS

post #10310 of 47106
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Hmmm . . interesting.  How do you like the Parkways?  I like the shape and hearing that it accommodates a wider foot is a good thing, but I'm not sure about the stitching.

It's strickly a casual shoe, I agree on that point. The fit is really good actually, a lot better than the 5 last for me. Like I mentioned before, absolutely no bowing, no heel slippage, and the shoes lay flush on this pair, unlike all my other AEs (with the exception of the Seven line). I'm very pleased with them so far, wore them one days for an 12 hour time, and was very comfortable.
post #10311 of 47106
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I love my Parkways. I was about to sell them, but didn't have the heart to. The stitching is actually my favorite part of the shoe. In brown burnished, it is a great elegant detail and reminds me of the Alden Tanker and LHS

 

Do you think it works for a sport coat or suit?  I'm looking for a pair of versatile black shoes that can range from slacks and a sweater to sport coat level or suit (in a pinch).  I wear balmorals with a suit, but want something more informal to wear with charcoal slacks and a grey herringbone sport coat.

 

Edit:  Just saw Jubei's answer to this question. 

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You chaps have any opinions on the Long Branch boot? I am thinking about picking them up as a casual fall/winter boot. I live in Canada, so I do get snow. I thought they would be great to wear with jeans or any kind of casual pant really. And having the rubber sole would be beneficial for the winter months I'd reckon. At some point I also want to get a pair of Daltons, but since they have a leather sole I don't think they would work very well as a winter boot up here. 

post #10313 of 47106
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

 

Do you think it works for a sport coat or suit?  I'm looking for a pair of versatile black shoes that can range from slacks and a sweater to sport coat level or suit (in a pinch).  I wear balmorals with a suit, but want something more informal to wear with charcoal slacks and a grey herringbone sport coat.

 

Edit:  Just saw Jubei's answer to this question. 


I think it would go fine with anything less than a full suit. I wouldn't hesitate to wear it with slacks and a sportcoat if you got the shoe in brown or black. The grey and walnut look very casual though

post #10314 of 47106
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

How did the 333 last fit you compared to your 5 last shoes, did you go same size? I have been considering the Rutledge in black because I have never purchased the PA for the reasons stated. And my black Leeds have worked fine for me in every situation I have needed including use as a most formal dress shoe. But I feel that the Rutledge would fill the same area of use as the PA does. Those burnished walnut ones are just beautiful, and after seeing gooter's in brown...


As said all shoes should be rested and rotated. I even rotate my boots including my rubber knee high boots. Years ago I was told 2 shoes rotated every other day last longer than 3 shoes worn every day. Not sure if that is true for dress shoes but I absolutely know it is true for boots exposed to harsh environmental conditions. According to the CEO of AE due to the construction of AE shoes yes they should be in shoe trees while resting.

PS: Is your 135 score a P&Y at 10 over book? I have joked that I had the UPS man trained to deliver at my house after 5 so I was home to sign for my AE shoes. But truth is I have a 60 yard archery range along side the house and he is also a bowhunter so readily accommodated me.


Very nice! For my 3 rough collection shoes I had to size down a half size. For those did you go down in size or stay TTS? I'm not much for colored laces but those do look really nice and are growing on me.

This is absolutely true. Rest one day with trees between wearing, and all you'll need to do is resole them for their lifetime; with the occasional recrafting if you like. 3 shoes worn every day ruins each individual shoe to the point where they won't be able to be repaired at all.
post #10315 of 47106
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Originally Posted by DJTraveler View Post

Well, here they are guys: the brown Cronmoks.  Just got them in the mail today.  I HIGHLY recommend these shoes!  Super comfortable and they look great.  As expected, they fit identical to the Neumoks.

 

 

 

Thanks for posting a pix of these in the wild, DJ.  I had written off the Cronmoks based on the pics on the AE site but yours look really nice.  Will have to go try a pair before Oct 9th.

post #10316 of 47106

Just received my first Pair of AE's today according to FedEx Shipping.

Placed the order late in the day on the 25th due to the discount on Park Aves for the Rediscover America sale. The site said expect 3-4 weeks until delivery due to back orders but I got a shipping notice yesterday and a delivery confirmation today! I'm really excited to get them in hand.

I also ordered a pair of Walnut Strands from SF member AllAboutShoes which should be a couple of weeks yet.

 

These will join the ranks of two pre-SF purchases of Bruno Magli's (a dark brown wingtip and a green suede tassel Loafer) and a few Cole Haans I'm working to phase out.
 

post #10317 of 47106
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Originally Posted by gooter View Post

You chaps have any opinions on the Long Branch boot? I am thinking about picking them up as a casual fall/winter boot. I live in Canada, so I do get snow. I thought they would be great to wear with jeans or any kind of casual pant really. And having the rubber sole would be beneficial for the winter months I'd reckon. At some point I also want to get a pair of Daltons, but since they have a leather sole I don't think they would work very well as a winter boot up here. 

I saw the Long Branch in dark brown in person and really liked it. I am tempted to get a pair, but I don't wear boots that often, so I haven't pulled the trigger yet.

I would think they would be great for Canada and the snow. The rubber lug sole would work much better than a leather sole. And they will look great with jeans, twills, cords, etc.

Just my .02.

Chris
post #10318 of 47106
Thanks to thIs forum I bought my first pair of AE. Black Delrays. They are fantastic! I've worn the green label Cole Haan in the past and have a brown pair right now but the AE are leagues above. Now I'm looking at getting boots. Anyone have experience with the Eagle County yet? I know eh are new. Looking at those or Dalton's. and blue Neumoks. And and and...
post #10319 of 47106

I'm sure this has been mentioned before, but I can't remember and the search function isn't proving useful...where does AllAboutShoes get his inventory?

post #10320 of 47106
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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post


I saw the Long Branch in dark brown in person and really liked it. I am tempted to get a pair, but I don't wear boots that often, so I haven't pulled the trigger yet.
I would think they would be great for Canada and the snow. The rubber lug sole would work much better than a leather sole. And they will look great with jeans, twills, cords, etc.
Just my .02.
Chris

Thanks for your input, Chris. I think I am going to get a pair, now I just need to decide on colour. I was leaning toward the dark brown, but lately the grey has been catching my attention too. One thing going against grey though is I dont think they'd work with grey pants. Decisions decisions! 

 

Edit: and now I'm looking on the AE site and the lighter brown looks darn nice too!

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