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Don't expect an uncomfortable shoe to become comfortable over time.  It really has to start comfortable.  The stretching that happens naturally will not be significant enough if the shoe is improperly sized.  Definitely get a shoe sized to the larger foot and cope with some mild slippage with the smaller one.

 

PS: I'll be swinging by Downtown tomorrow to get my Daltons. ^.^

 

James at the downtown State Street store was very helpful. It seems that I have a wider foot than I thought so I was compensating on the left by getting a larger size. Instead we went from D to E width and down a half size (8 to 7.5) and I think I'm good to go. The 5 last is longer as has been mentioned several times in this thread so 7.5 seems to makes sense for me. Ideally if money weren't an issue I would get all of my shoes MTO and get a different size for each foot but that gets expensive. Now I wait until my new pair arrives.

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I have since put a nice shine on the toe of these. But I finally got around to taking a pic of my favorites shoes with socks representing my passion!

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Originally Posted by Buddy0329 View Post

Park Avenues in Brown Antibes:

 

I really like those socks.  Where are they from?

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Originally Posted by TheSizzle View Post

 

I wouldn't say that you ruined them at all. AE puts a brown edge on some of their walnut-colored shoes, and it can look good (Shelton, MacNeil, etc.). The edge on their bourbon shoes is even darker, quite possibly black, and bourbon isn't that different from walnut. I'd say ride it out and just use lighter edge dressing in the future, but you could try giving them a quick wipe-down with some leather conditioner. That would probably remove a bit of the pigment from the edge dressing.

 

I say leave 'em. TheSizzle is right that bourbon comes with black edge dressing, and it looks nice. Actually, if you have pics, I'd love to see how they look.

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First wearing of my shell Dundee today

 

 

Those are terrific - big congrats.

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Hollywood WebGems just put on the website.  Anyone ready to chime in?  Pretty simple lines, only in brown, with 3 different colour linings and V-Tread Tap soles for some wet-weather durability...not bad.

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Hollywood WebGems just put on the website.  Anyone ready to chime in?  Pretty simple lines, only in brown, with 3 different colour linings and V-Tread Tap soles for some wet-weather durability...not bad.

 

They've actually been up for a while.

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I have the grey daltons as well. I like them but the color is more gunmetal grey than stone grey. It has quite a bit of blue in it that doesn't come through in the photos on the AE website.
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oops, sorry I just saw a tweet or facebook post or something pointing them out.  Haven't seen anything in here with anyone talking about them.

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What about boring SF members?  Has Foo done anything to make you more interesting?  fight%5B1%5D.gif

Lol, not really, I continue to be boring, but I find interesting how he managed to get those reactions with the stitching theories and the mediocre Ferragamo boots.
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I say leave 'em. TheSizzle is right that bourbon comes with black edge dressing, and it looks nice. Actually, if you have pics, I'd love to see how they look.

Thanks for the tips guys. I'm definitely not opposed to the darker edges, and it's actually a bit lighter than I was remembering now that I look at them again. I'm more just annoyed with myself for not being more careful before putting the dressing on.

Here's a couple pics...

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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

I say leave 'em. TheSizzle is right that bourbon comes with black edge dressing, and it looks nice. Actually, if you have pics, I'd love to see how they look.

Thanks for the tips guys. I'm definitely not opposed to the darker edges, and it's actually a bit lighter than I was remembering now that I look at them again. I'm more just annoyed with myself for not being more careful before putting the dressing on.

Here's a couple pics... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
huqeda3u.jpg

esevytej.jpg


I think it looks great. Doesn't the strand use natural edge dressing normally?
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I think it looks great. Doesn't the strand use natural edge dressing normally?

 

No, Chili is the most commonly used and recommended color.

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Originally Posted by benjaminroy View Post


Thanks for the tips guys. I'm definitely not opposed to the darker edges, and it's actually a bit lighter than I was remembering now that I look at them again. I'm more just annoyed with myself for not being more careful before putting the dressing on.

Here's a couple pics...

huqeda3u.jpg

esevytej.jpg

 

They'll be fine.  I made this mistake early on as well and it only took a few months of natural wear and application of the chilli edge dressing to get them back where I wanted them. 

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Forgive my lack of knowledge: I also have a new pair of Walnut Strands and would like to use some edge dressing.  What is the color you're supposed to use?  It almost looks like the chili color...

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