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Originally Posted by mingus2112 View Post

I've been pretty fortunate purchasing several pair of lightly used pairs of AEs. Cliftons, Park Aves and Stockbridges all perfectly serviceable with a lot of life left in them. Just got a pair of Walnut Strands, however, that the original owner must have been allergic to shoe trees. frown.gif Any way to fix a terrible up curl of the sole other than a resole? I've contacted the seller hoping to receive a partial refund (had shoe trees in them in the auction which hid the damage) but haven't heard back yet. (not that I expect to as I just sent him a message a few minutes ago) The price I paid plus standard recrafting ($125) would put them around the price of seconds - and for that price i'd rather HAVE the seconds. I also don't want to get them resoled elsewhere and ruin the ability to recraft later. If I can get a 50% refund and signifigantly reduce the toe curl, they'd be OK to keep around.
Any thoughts or suggestions? I thought I hit the jackpot as I usually don't see a lot of shoes in my narrow size!
-J

 

Are there any visible problems other than just the curl?  Like extreme creasing or anything?  Because I would think that once you put the shoes on, you really shouldn't see the problem.  If you look at some ads online, some new shoes/boots are sold with incredible curl (say some expensive John Varvatos boots).  Unless there's a visible problem, the toe curl wouldn't really bother me but I may be missing something.

post #11972 of 47240
Start using the shoe trees, and see if it corrects itself. I have a pair of park aves that I didn't use shoe trees in for the first 3 years if their lives. Just using shoe trees seems to correct it a bit. Eventually, the resole will correct it completely.
post #11973 of 47240
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Originally Posted by sqroot3 View Post

which presidents?

I know Johnston & Murphy has a longer history of doing this. They actually have an interesting webpage talking about this: http://www.shoesofthepresidents.com/footwearfacts.htm

Sorry for the tangent but I think it is a nice way for the POTUS to support USA made.
post #11974 of 47240
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Originally Posted by adamk77 View Post

I came home from work and was welcomed by the Dalton that was just delivered today. I purchased it for $250 (including tax) from the AE outlet. It looks and feels great! I snapped a photo of it.
Question though -- does it look bit darker (it's darker in person than in the photo)? For some reason, I remember it being lighter when I tried on a pair at a local Nodstrom. Maybe it was the lighting in Nordstrom? I'm not complaining though smile.gif
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Looks Good, Congrats.

post #11975 of 47240
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

Are there any visible problems other than just the curl?  Like extreme creasing or anything?  Because I would think that once you put the shoes on, you really shouldn't see the problem.  If you look at some ads online, some new shoes/boots are sold with incredible curl (say some expensive John Varvatos boots).  Unless there's a visible problem, the toe curl wouldn't really bother me but I may be missing something.

Yeah... Lots of creasing... I'd be OK with that if they didn't look like elf shoes when I'm wearing them!
Anyone have experience correcting the elf shoe crease and curl with just shoe trees and heat from your feet?

assuming the seller gives me a decent refund, how long does recrafting usually take?
post #11976 of 47240
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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

PSA - The Facebook Friday deal is a free $20 gift card with the purchase of a $100 gift card.

Many thanks. Got two, waiting for thanksgiving sale. I am hoping to get a brown longbranch, did not really liked the grey which is on sale for an excellent price.
post #11977 of 47240
I have a pair of Bel Airs in a 12D like my other AEs and the last doesn't fit me well. I wore them 3 times and gave up. I have quite a few AEs ( Strand, McAllisters, Weybridges, Park Aves ect) and they all fit well. Not the Bel Airs but the shoe looks good.
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I had to go up to 12D from my usual 11.5D in the Bel Airs. 12D fits me great. I wish AE would bring back the Bel Air last and get ride of the 3 last. I like the soft-square shape of the Bel Air. The new 3 last is too square for my taste.
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So my collection has evolved.  Here it is:

 

 

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Black Auburn, Brown MacNeil, Brown CXL Bayfield, Chocolate Dalton, Walnut Shell Cordovan Dalton

 

Chili DelRay, White Orleans, Walnut Bel Air, Brown Hillcrest, Black Lexington, Black Leeds

 

 

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Horseman, Black Wendell, Walnut Sanford, Black/White Broadstreet, Black McTavish, Red White & Blue McAllister

 

Burgundy Shell MacNeil, Brown Shell Strand, Burgundy Shell Leeds, Black Shell Park Avenue, Black Gator Birmingham, Black Gator Park Avenue

 

 

 

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Black Sharskin Clifton, Black Sharksin Nassau, Brown/Linen Strawfut, Black MacNeil, Brown Pebble Leeds (on the 8 last), Dark Brown Clifton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And here are the shells!

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So thanks to you all for your help in selecting my new pair of sharkskin shoes - a pair of Cliftons!

 

 

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I love the new Horsemen that I got a couple of weeks ago.  They're really bright

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post #11982 of 47240
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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

So my collection has evolved.  Here it is:

 

 

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Black Auburn, Brown MacNeil, Brown CXL Bayfield, Chocolate Dalton, Walnut Shell Cordovan Dalton

 

Chili DelRay, White Orleans, Walnut Bel Air, Brown Hillcrest, Black Lexington, Black Leeds

 

 

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Horseman, Black Wendell, Walnut Sanford, Black/White Broadstreet, Black McTavish, Red White & Blue McAllister

 

Burgundy Shell MacNeil, Brown Shell Strand, Burgundy Shell Leeds, Black Shell Park Avenue, Black Gator Birmingham, Black Gator Park Avenue

 

 

 

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Black Sharskin Clifton, Black Sharksin Nassau, Brown/Linen Strawfut, Black MacNeil, Brown Pebble Leeds (on the 8 last), Dark Brown Clifton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And here are the shells!

 

Nice collection!  I purposefully didn't hide the shells as they are outstanding. The brown Strands are tempting me...

 

I like it when someone with a large collection posts their pictures.  I show them to my wife so I don't feel so guilty about having more shoes than her...

post #11983 of 47240
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

 

Nice collection!  I purposefully didn't hide the shells as they are outstanding. The brown Strands are tempting me...

 

I like it when someone with a large collection posts their pictures.  I show them to my wife so I don't feel so guilty about having more shoes than her...

The brown shell strands and the burgundy shell leeds are the standouts here for me. Fantastic collection!

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^ Those brown shell strands are really something.
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Great collection! Gator park aves, those have to be crazy rare. Also love the sharkskin. How do the sharkskin and gators feel / wear?

I also like the reverse welt on the park ave's - I assume double sole too?
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