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post #14491 of 46573

It's nice to have something a little different every once in a while.

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Painful? Wrong size. And it's the size not width.Your true size is the arch measurement.It's the same in every last by AE.NEVER go down in size, only width. Shoes don't stretch, they shrink slightly which is the only reason to use a tree.Moisture? Better to let them air out not use a tree.Red Cedar is only used because it smells nice and is a common wood in the US.

Stretching is only for a bunion or something since you can't stretch the solid insole of the shoe.Going down in size will make your arch (heel/ball) fall in the wrong spot, and the wider width cause heel slippage.

Why do you think they make so many sizes and widths? For fun?

That bowing is caused because your foot is not fully in the shoe where it belongs (shoe too small) so that there's an excess of leather, and the shoe is too high on the instep.

And btw, few men wear an EEE (like A on the other side of the width bell curve)So we either have a dispropotionate number of bigfoots on here or people who just don't know their true size (more likely) 

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Basically, the same model.  The BB version adds a topy on top of the front leather sole.  For those that put topys on their shoes, these may be an added bonus.  I don't think the AE version has that jigsaw puzzle heel (someone please correct me).

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Just received the Dalton's in chocolate brown, my first leather boots (shitty phone pic):

 

This may sound like a stupid question from a boot noob, but how do you guys put these on?  Do you just hold on the the tab in the back and force your foot through?  Long shoe horn? 

 

I also assume we just have to force the shoe trees to fit in them too, right?

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Originally Posted by coolarrow View Post

Basically, the same model.  The BB version adds a topy on top of the front leather sole.  For those that put topys on their shoes, these may be an added bonus.  I don't think the AE version has that jigsaw puzzle heel (someone please correct me).

You're more or less correct. The BB version's sole has a rubberized front portion and the different heel, but they also tend to have a different insole (poron).
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Originally Posted by TheSizzle View Post


You're more or less correct. The BB version's sole has a rubberized front portion and the different heel, but they also tend to have a different insole (poron).

 

The insole is definitely different, I tried on both the BB version and Allen Edmonds version.  The BB version felt more comfortable in my opinion, the sales associate agreed, but also said the more you wear them that the normal AE version would be more comfortable in the long run.  Whether this is true or not, I don't know. 

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

The shell Daltons in the pictures posted above by fiestaplatypus were first introduced as a webgem.  So were the currently available Dundee's.  Webgems can be hit or miss, but they are always worth checking out. 

 

A fair point.

 

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Originally Posted by charliebrown2 View Post

This may sound like a stupid question from a boot noob, but how do you guys put these on?  Do you just hold on the the tab in the back and force your foot through?  Long shoe horn? 

 

I also assume we just have to force the shoe trees to fit in them too, right?

 

Just get the laces at the top really loose, grab the loops or the sides of the shaft and slide 'er on. Shoe trees jam in there just like any boot.

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Originally Posted by charliebrown2 View Post

Just received the Dalton's in chocolate brown, my first leather boots (shitty phone pic):

This may sound like a stupid question from a boot noob, but how do you guys put these on?  Do you just hold on the the tab in the back and force your foot through?  Long shoe horn? 

I also assume we just have to force the shoe trees to fit in them too, right?

Great looking boots, I have the same ones. I remove the laces from the top two eyelets, loosen them up, grab along the sides and pull them on. Shoe trees go in like any other shoe or boot.
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

 

A fair point.

 

 

Just get the laces at the top really loose, grab the loops or the sides of the shaft and slide 'er on. Shoe trees jam in there just like any boot.

 

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Originally Posted by ckprax View Post


Great looking boots, I have the same ones. I remove the laces from the top two eyelets, loosen them up, grab along the sides and pull them on. Shoe trees go in like any other shoe or boot.


Sounds good. Thanks gents. 

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I was hoping someone could help with sizing for the Norwich on the 2 last.  I normally wear a 10.5 D in AE shoes except for the Dalton I went up to an 11D.  I just received my cordovan Norwich shoes in 10.5 D and I was surprised how big they are on my feet.  Has anybody had to size down in this shoe? 

 

Thanks in advance for any info you can provide.

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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

Sorry for my absence lately, need to take care of a few things.

I heard from Kristle at Allen Edmonds, and the window for ordering the custom shell Leeds is closing at the end of the day tomorrow. If anyone else wants to get in on this, please pm me.

 

Thanks once again bucksfan for doing this! 

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Originally Posted by fiestaplatypus View Post

Look at what the FedEx guy just dropped off at my door...
Fantastic Boots! (Click to show)

 





 

 

 

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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

Awesome. That Horween stamp inside your shoe is also highly sought after - most shoes don't get it. You won the lottery!

 

What he said! That is perseverance at a high level and from the results was well worth it. Well done!!

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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

Congratulations!  I think you will love them.  I have had mine for about seven months now and they are one of my favorites.  Interesting that yours are almost the same color as mine as opposed to other walnut shell Daltons I've seen that are more the color of the walnut calf Daltons.  Maybe that's the walnut shell color that AE is using now.

 

Was that an MTO?  Anyway, enjoy!

I do think that the walnut shell has gotten a little darker from what was used a year or so ago, although it was darker than calf to begin with. A year ago when new compared to the McAlllister in calf walnut on the left:

 

 

1000

 

And recently the walnut shell Dundee's:

 

1000

They all have gotten a little darker over time and I prefer that for the versatility compared to the lighter shades of brown. Although my wardrobe now has more lighter colored wool slacks then it ever has to match the lighter shades of brown shoes and boots that I now own. Which overall is a good thing IMO.

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How often are there sales on the seconds?  The one that just ended was fantastic.  Are most as good as that one, or was that the best there has been in a while?

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They usually have 2 or 3 good sales per year. The best I remember was about a year ago: 2 for $200. I had just recently gone on a shoe buying binge, so I was unable to take advantage. Still regret missing out on that one.
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RE: Getting your boots on - you could also try using a shoehorn; in fact, it's better for all your shoes if you use a shoehorn with them.

I use a cheap one I got from somewhere; eventually I'll get one made of real horn sometime. But yeah, don't neglect to use your shoehorns!
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