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post #11521 of 53412
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Originally Posted by AndrewN View Post

Wow bucksfan, your collection of burgundy shell AE's is stunning!

 

Thank you!  cheers.gif

 

That pic is about 6 months old and little out of date (some additions / deletions / replacements) but I haven't re-shot it yet.  

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Originally Posted by charliebrown2 View Post

 

 

image searched neumok brown leather:

 

 

what am i missing here puzzled.gif

 

Are you asking if you are still missing the color?  The color is Browncool.gif

post #11523 of 53412
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Originally Posted by sqroot3 View Post

if you are keen on keeping the creasing behind the cap, what may help is if you make sure the sole is broken in at the location of the desired crease BEFORE any heavy wearing. you can do this controlled creasing by kneeling carefully and switching sides. my best creasing results from six or so pairs of shoes over the past 3 months have happened when i've tried to pay attention to this. if you wear them right off the bat and wait for the creases to form, it's dealer's choice--the upper creases will fall preferentially where the shoe is most likely to bend (and the sole is a much more important factor than the upper with regard to this), and this may be too far forward for your liking.
this does not completely remove the possibility that the crease may sadly fall right in the middle of the cap, but it sure helps.

 

And what happens when they crease in a different spot based on how your foot flexes?  Sorry, this method sounds like a recipe for getting excessive creasing.

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

Are you asking if you are still missing the color?  The color is Browncool.gif

I think what he's getting at is the brown in your picture and the one you quoted appears to be substantially different.  This could be merely due to different camera settings. 

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Originally Posted by OldManMachine View Post

I kind of have a difficult situation that I hope the AE vets here can help me figure out.

 

- I used AE's online self sizing measurement and measured myself as a size 8.5D. I then went and placed an order on the Vernons 8-108 last in 8.5D

 

- Before the Vernons were delivered to me, I decided to make a trip to the closest AE store (30 miles away) and tried on the Rutledge 3-333 last and the staff sized me for a size 8D which fit me fine so I made the purchase. While in the store, I asked the SA that if I'm a size 8D for the Rutledge, does that make me an 8D for the Vernon as well? She told me yes, I'll be an 8D for the Vernon also. By now, I'm worried because I know that I have a pair of Vernon is 8.5D being delivered to me sometime next week.

 

- My Vernons have now arrived and after lacing them up, they feel like they fit my feet, the front and width of my feet feel snug except for some heel slippage in the back.

 

Now my question is if I should return these 8.5D Vernon and wait another 3-4 weeks for a size 8D Vernon? Is the SA correct regarding the sizing? I'm also worried of wasting time and the 8D Vernon may be too small for me since everything already feels snug except for the heel slippage. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I can take photos of the Vernons as well if needed.

 

**Also, what is the usual normal length from where your toe ends, to the tip of the shoe? Is 1" to 1.5" normal?

 

Heel slippage is a big red flag.  Take the 8.5D Vernons with you to the AE store and try on an 8 and compare the fits.  I know the store is 30 miles away, but you are going to kick yourself a year from now if you hardly wear the shoe because of the heel slippage.

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

 

Heel slippage is a big red flag.  Take the 8.5D Vernons with you to the AE store and try on an 8 and compare the fits.  I know the store is 30 miles away, but you are going to kick yourself a year from now if you hardly wear the shoe because of the heel slippage.

+1. If you notice any heel slippage, you should seek a better fit.

post #11527 of 53412
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Originally Posted by sqroot3 View Post

starting to look like the alden thread here...

 

Some would say it is the other way around too... In any event the customer service at AE is what sets them apart from pretty much everyone else IMO.

 

Rainy, windy and cold with urban flooding switching to snow later in the day. First time in 6 months I have even touched the Cascades. Saphir middle brown (IIRC) cream.

 

 

 

When I first got them was surprised how long they were and I tried to hand them off to my oldest son (25) who is half a size larger than me. He said they were too long for him also. I ended up keeping them and realized the more I wore them the more I liked them, and they creased where they should. Out of all the shoes I own they are the only ones the secretary has ever commented on and she said they were stylish. Go figure.

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Originally Posted by jch1 View Post

I think what he's getting at is the brown in your picture and the one you quoted appears to be substantially different.  This could be merely due to different camera settings. 

 

That may be.  I wasn't trying to make a smart comment, and it probably is a case of a camera flash or something like that. 

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

That may be.  I wasn't trying to make a smart comment, and it probably is a case of a camera flash or something like that. 

And I certainly didn't intend to insinuate that you were!  With that said, it is strange that there is such a difference in colors of the two pictures, assuming neither were treated with any type of leather oil or similar products. 

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Originally Posted by jch1 View Post

And I certainly didn't intend to insinuate that you were!  With that said, it is strange that there is such a difference in colors of the two pictures, assuming neither were treated with any type of leather oil or similar products. 

 

I agree.  That is one of main hold-up with the Cronmoks.  They do seem to look quite different depending on the lighting (as many shoes do) but with these I seem to like the color in some lighting but not in others.  I am afraid that in some lighting I would look at my feet and do this inlove.gif and in some lighting I would do this shog[1].gif or worse, even this cry.gif.

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Originally Posted by mikeharo View Post

OldManMachine, my opinion: who cares what the size says if they feel good. The SA might know what the brannock says but she doesnt know how your feet feel. My suggestion: wear them around on carpet for a bit to make sure the arch fits where it needs to and go with your gut. Personally, I have shoes from size 7.5 to 9.5. They all feel great and I have no foot issues. Go with what feels good.

 

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Originally Posted by horsey shoes View Post

Agreed with mikeharo, go with the shoe that feels right... despite what the sizing is.

In my experience, it has always been best to try on the shoe to ensure fit, even on the same lasted shoe styles.

For me, heal slippage is a big red flag and something I would size down for. But, depending on the shoe, you may be able to minimize the slippage if the lacing pushes your foot back enough... boots seem to solve this better than shoes thought. Just be sure to keep width in mind too if you do size down.

 

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

 

Heel slippage is a big red flag.  Take the 8.5D Vernons with you to the AE store and try on an 8 and compare the fits.  I know the store is 30 miles away, but you are going to kick yourself a year from now if you hardly wear the shoe because of the heel slippage.

 

Thank you guys for your response and suggestion. Since the store does not carry the Vernon in 8D, do you guys know if an AE sales rep would be willing to order and bring it in so I can try it with the possibility of not buying?

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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

Man I wish AE had something comparable to Alden's cigar

 

They do; the Wolverine 744LTD's tongue.gif

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Originally Posted by atoms View Post

+1. If you notice any heel slippage, you should seek a better fit.

Or a shoe on a different last.  That is both the curse and beauty of AE.  

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

Are you asking if you are still missing the color?  The color is Browncool.gif


yea lol.   The brown between the two pictures are so different.  With that being said, the brown leather pics on the AE website is a lot closer to the picture I googled than the one posted. 

 

So I guess the question is..how do we walk around with 'camera flash on' all day? cool.gif

post #11535 of 53412
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Originally Posted by charliebrown2 View Post


yea lol.   The brown between the two pictures are so different.  With that being said, the brown leather pics on the AE website is a lot closer to the picture I googled than the one posted. 

 

So I guess the question is..how do we walk around with 'camera flash on' all day? cool.gif

 

Maybe they are designed to look good on celebrities being chased by the paparazzi.  biggrin.gif

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