Not four hours ago I emailed Mr. Grangaard to make that shoe happen for my silly narrow feet.
...well, I got interrupted by a phone call and just spent seventeen minutes speaking with Deborah the AE customer service manager. AHOY GUNBOATS
Or maybe he will actually answer the question rather than try to skirt around it as he has.
Yeah there are many of us waiting for shell boots. Normally the new styles come out in the fall however with the worldwide shell shortage will have to wait and see. There are too many shell heads running around these days! ;-)
AE still offers the Dundee which is a chukka. And a man can never have too many shell chukka's IMO:
Although the colors are more limited now. If a suede Dundee comes out in snuff I am all over it.
What is the break-down again on the above colors? Clockwise - cappuccino, brown, burgundy, black, and walnut?
WOW! You have wanted those for years Adam, congratulations!! I'm really excited for you, that is awesome.
Now you do know that due to your foot size you are well outside the range of Gunboats. In fact I think your in Aircraft territory here, something like the USS America:
Taking her through that ditch in the sand known as the Suez Canal on the way to fly sorties in Desert Shield which turned into Desert Storm. She was the finest ship to ever sail and with a name like America she had damn well better be. Just as I'm sure your USS (United States Shoe) MacNeil's will be the finest shoes you will soon own. Congratulations once again, Bravo Zulu.
For your reference, I am an 9.5E in the 5 and the 7 last. The length is very good in both, the 7 is just a touch more generous in the ball of the foot, which I actually prefer (the 5 last is pretty snug). I wear a 10D in the 1 last, but i'm sure a 9.5E would fit in that last as well.
No Bravo Zulu for me- I received my McTavish 2nds today and they have a 1/4" gash on the driver's side fender. The size was off too. I'm always an 11D and I think a 10.5 would be better. My other AEs are on a 1 (511) last and these are a 5 (65) last which I see is the longest last in AE's arsenal.
Looks like I've gotta say goodbye.
Sadly, I have to pay for shipping both ways because I'm stationed overseas and can only receive packages via USPS. Bummer.