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post #11056 of 46882
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

As disappointed as I am with the burgundy shell Dalton experience, I am enjoying my Long Branches today.


Those look great. Nice winter weather boot!
post #11057 of 46882
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Originally Posted by jch1 View Post

Further, will the difference between full and split toes really have a substantial effect on the shoes? There's nothing wrong with this, but I've noticed people appear to be becoming more and more concerned with things that aren't really all that important. Just wear, take care, and be happy!

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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Are shoe trees really that complicated?

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

No.
But, strangely enough, the AE full toe trees and AE split toe trees are quite different. I have some of each.

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post


I have had experience with both as well.  I have to say that I prefer the full toe trees on my AE models.  I think that there is a misconception that the tree has to fill up every last bit of the shoe.  It doesn't.  It just needs to take up the majority of the space, be large enough to straighten out the shoe and keep it from bowing up, and smooth out the creases on the toe.  My experience with the combination trees is that they are a bit more finnicky and sometimes don't fully expand within the shoe, which isn't a problem with the full toe trees.  I remember someone saying that they didn't think the full toe trees are not as good with 7 lasted shoes as well, but they seem great on my Sanfords. 


I find it just be very shoe-specific as to which trees fit best, assuming you're not getting lasted trees designed for that exact shoe. I like the full toe trees, but sometimes they won't fit. And the split-toes are finicky, as well. So I've ended up with an assortment.

My experience has been that split-toes are good for loafers, as they are usually narrower, and boots, as I often can't get the full toe trees to fit. But I like to use the full toe trees when I can.

Better to have trees than no trees. And I think don't sweat exact fit too much, as long as you aren't damaging the shoes with them.
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

As disappointed as I am with the burgundy shell Dalton experience, I am enjoying my Long Branches today.


And now I wish I would have bought those during the sale.
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I'm really hoping some will post pictures of there burgandy shell Dalton's that they like when they came in
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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

I'm really hoping some will post pictures of there burgandy shell Dalton's that they like when they came in

I can post pictures of the burgundy shell Dalton's that I did NOT like when they came in. satisfied.gifsatisfied.gifsatisfied.gif
post #11061 of 46882
^. Sorry Michael, for being negative. Guess I'm still disappointed I'm not wearing them right now. They were gorgeous boots, though. Hoping for a replacement as the fit was also perfect.
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Are the "brown burnished" Bayfields @ Lands' End, chromexcel?
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The Strand, Kenilworth, Larchmont, Flatiron, and Neumora in bourbon calf become available starting tomorrow according to the AE Fall supplement catalog.  Not sure if that date will still hold, but I'm really looking forward to seeing how the new bourbon color looks in the wild!  Might just have to get a new pair of Strand's or Larchmont's.

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They need to come out with the Patriot in burgundy! Any chance they do that soon?
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

They need to come out with the Patriot in burgundy! Any chance they do that soon?


Today is your lucky day!

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF4907_1_40000000001_-1

post #11066 of 46882
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

This is getting so blown out of proportion lately. They will not magically stretch a half-size. That is bullshit.

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Originally Posted by Grayland View Post

+1 WTF?

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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post

I agree.

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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post

I had the Bayfields in a D, needed an E. They did not stretch at all in the width.
On my Indy boots, the lacing has gotten a little bit closer, but that's it.

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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

Mario, I'm glad you threw this out there. I think all this talk and asking for advice about sizing and stretching in general is mostly nonsense and probably leading people in a bad direction.
People should get their feet properly measured and default to that shoe size, unless recommended specifically by the manufacturer (e.g..: this last always runs 1/2 small). If you have to mess around with the sizing, then the shoe is just not right for your foot. Sizing up or down in length or width just creates other problems. This is one of the reasons AE makes different lasts - to accommodate different foot types.
And if CXL stretched so much as to change the sizing, do you think reputable manufactures like AE would be using it, or at least not giving out advice?
Seriously, all these gyrations are way out of hand. They will only lead people to trouble.

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Originally Posted by Akeem View Post

Chromexcel stretches a bit, not so much that it changes the size of the shoe much. But it does wrinkle and crease more than calf or shell cordovan, which can give the appearance of being "stretched out". It is clearly suited for more casual use.

the sizing advice given by SF Affiliate Oak Street Bootmakers for their CXL shoes says to account for a fair bit of stretching due to the leather.
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Originally Posted by Jigg View Post


Today is your lucky day!
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF4907_1_40000000001_-1

Wow, should have been careful what I wished for. There goes my money in the next sale. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

How are the combination soles?
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Originally Posted by gooter View Post

I have the Long Branch too. Trying to decide whether or not to keep them since I just ordered the Bayfield. Oh decisions. 

 

I've only worn the LB's once but I can tell you that they are extremely comfortable (expectedly more than the leather-soled Daltons) and I know that I will get great use out of them.  Keep them!

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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post


Wow, should have been careful what I wished for. There goes my money in the next sale. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
How are the combination soles?

 

I have the combination sole on my Cronmoks and I prefer it over the leather sole because they are much more durable in wet weather.  If I'm ever caught in the rain in my leather soled AEs without my Swims, I can always count on the water seeping through the leather outsole and into the insole.  I at least feel a bit more protected with the combination tap sole.

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I love my dark brown long branch and my Walnut Dalton's I find both comfortable for there intended purposes
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