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Seconds refer to second quality shoes, sold at their outlet stores and the Shoebank. These are not your "made for outlet" kind of shoes - similar to Brooks Brother's 346 brand. These seconds were originally intended to be first quality shoes but did not pass their quality control. Some of the "flaws" aren't even noticeable, and some are eye sores. It's really a crap shoot as to what will be wrong with the shoes. These seconds are usually discounted anywhere from $150 to $269, depending on the model (Strands are $269, $345 for first quality). 


I myself have a pair of walnut McAllister seconds, and they're gorgeous. The flaws in them are hardly noticeable. Your best bet is to give one of the outlets a call and have them send you a list of inventory in your specific size. Once you decide what you want, you can have them inspect the shoe (if it's located in their store) or have them ship them to you. Try them on and only wear them inside on carpet, because they cannot accept a return that shoes any sort of wear on the leather sole.

I usually deal with Jay or Stewart at the Charleston, SC outlet. Give them a call at (843) 747-4002 and they can tell you all about seconds.

Thank you for your kind description.  Do I have to live in SC in order to be in their service area?  I'm Chicago suburb.  Thank you!

no. They can ship to you.
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AE Lexington's today:

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I missed those 2 for $200 sales @ the outlets :(

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My fifth avenues got ruined with salt and water damage. How can I prevent this in the future (aside from not wearing them in bad weather)?
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My fifth avenues got ruined with salt and water damage. How can I prevent this in the future (aside from not wearing them in bad weather)?
Overshoes. SnoSeal also works well but then they won't shine as well.
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Ok, I have some bad news. The soles of the Amsterdams that I ordered via UrbanDaddy a few months ago have started showing cracks. Has anyone experienced the same problem? I already sent my back to AE for repair. I hope mine is an isolated incident and not a problem with the design of the new sole. hide (Click to show)


I don't think I see any cracking in your picture. What I do see is that the welt is coming apart from the sole of the shoe.

It's not really that huge of an issue in my eyes unless something gets stuck between the two layers and it starts deteriorating from the inside out. The stitching on the welt through the sole should hold those two pieces together.
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I don't think I see any cracking in your picture. What I do see is that the welt is coming apart from the sole of the shoe.

It's not really that huge of an issue in my eyes unless something gets stuck between the two layers and it starts deteriorating from the inside out. The stitching on the welt through the sole should hold those two pieces together.

 

That was my first impression as well.

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AE Lexington's today:

 

Very nice!  Essentially Sanfords built on the 1-511 last?  How old?

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My fifth avenues got ruined with salt and water damage. How can I prevent this in the future (aside from not wearing them in bad weather)?

 

Can you post pictures?  Are you really sure they are ruined?

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Might be buying the Rutledge's this week.  Then again, all of my dress shoes are AE's.  Might look into taking a step up.  hmm...decisions decisions.  Doubt you can do much better for the price than the Rutledges...

Nickrut - If you do pull the trigger on the AE Rutledge, please let us know how they fit relative to the 5 last - Thanks
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Nickrut - If you do pull the trigger on the AE Rutledge, please let us know how they fit relative to the 5 last - Thanks

I just got a pair of Rutledges, and today is the second day I have worn them. I have lots of AEs on the 5 last, and so far these seem to fit well. They are a little longer in the toe box, but that shouldn't pose an issue. I love the 5 last, and so far these seem to be comparable. No issues at all. Great fit. 

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My fifth avenues got ruined with salt and water damage. How can I prevent this in the future (aside from not wearing them in bad weather)?

I have bad-weather beater shoes that I wear when it's horrible out. I just shove my "nice" shoes into my bag and change once in the office. It's a little bit inconvenient, but a lot less so than buying replacement shoes.
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My fifth avenues got ruined with salt and water damage. How can I prevent this in the future (aside from not wearing them in bad weather)?

 

I doubt they're ruined.  Follow the shoe care thread for awhile and you will see some amazing restoration projects. 

 

Depending on the weather, I either carry my shoes or throw a pair of Swims on.  I picked up a second pair in brown for $30 a few weeks ago from AE.

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Added some walnut/brown Sheltons to my collection during the last seconds sale, but I'm worried about the stitching along the sole:

 

The stitching is exposed for an inch or two instead of being hidden in the recess.  Is this something that you'd worry about wearing out quickly?  If the threads wear down in that spot, could that lead to the entire sole becoming unstitched?

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