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Amok today.

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And the third word is???

 

Boots?

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Just starting out with the basics here...


Has anyone tried the "combination tap sole" that A-E has been offering lately? I'm curious because the traditional leather outsole doesn't always mix with the wet Florida weather here, but the rubber seems like it would wear through after a while.
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Boots?

I was thinking Chili Sharkskin Dundee's. But now that you mention it..... hmmmm I like it! biggrin.gif

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I was thinking Chili Sharkskin Dundee's. But now that you mention it..... hmmmm I like it!  alt="biggrin.gif" id="user_yui_3_7_3_1_1367611601248_1565" src="http://files.styleforum.net/images/smilies/
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Maybe it's because I'm in Louisiana but I was thinking chili shark gumbo
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I was thinking Chili Sharkskin Dundee's. But now that you mention it..... hmmmm I like it! biggrin.gif

I was thinking something like the Carlsbad, in linen, with otherwise chili shark uppers...
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Two words: Chili Shark.

An interesting suggestion. What is the most exotic species/combo AE has done?

I want to get a 7 species set of AE shoes:

Shark
Ostrich
Gator
Croc
Cordovan
Calf
Buffalo

Maybe take a pair of mccalisters or strands and have each piece of leather be a different animal?

Ridiculous, I know, but this is SF.

Also, agree with the fighting bit. We are all friends here. If someone makes a snide comment, just assume it was sarcastic and let it slide. I work in DC and its just sickening to see what has happened to politics. America (and the rest of the world) has no need for this kind of fighting, especially between as sophisticated gentlemen as us. Can we all agree to put past tifts behind and just to move forward?
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 America (and the rest of the world) has no need for this kind of fighting, especially between as sophisticated gentlemen as us.

 

Amen. Civility in argument and open discourse is sorely lacking in these times.

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Please add a few more words.  

 

 

Dundees!  I know Cold Iron likes that word.

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Amen. Civility in argument and open discourse is sorely lacking in these times.
The argument is a very useful tool to process differing views, present facts ,hopefully come to agreement and thereby gain knowledge . When insults are introduced because of the infantile need to be " right " ignorance becomes the only possible end result
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MarkD - I had a pair of Walnut Strands with the leather sole (currently up on eBay - inaccurate size for me) and a pair of new McAllister's with the tap sole. I live in Minnesota and will always try to purchase shoes with the tap sole when possible. I do not wear my AEs in bad weather, but even walking from my car to my office with a wet ground seems to wear the shoe in an accelerated manner. I know that not all of their shoe offerings have this option, but I'll purchase it when I can.
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An interesting suggestion. What is the most exotic species/combo AE has done?

I want to get a 7 species set of AE shoes:

Shark
Ostrich
Gator
Croc
Cordovan
Calf
Buffalo

Maybe take a pair of mccalisters or strands and have each piece of leather be a different animal?

Ridiculous, I know, but this is SF.

Also, agree with the fighting bit. We are all friends here. If someone makes a snide comment, just assume it was sarcastic and let it slide. I work in DC and its just sickening to see what has happened to politics. America (and the rest of the world) has no need for this kind of fighting, especially between as sophisticated gentlemen as us. Can we all agree to put past tifts behind and just to move forward?

OK - I have shark, gator, cordovan, calf, and buffalo (bison).  Ostrich is an option for MTO through Paul's program, but I think it's just not for me.  (I know, that's hard to swallow from a guy with three pairs of orange AEs).  I don't know if they've ever done croc, as I think it would look the same as gator.  The croc they have now is only embossed leather.  I think we should count suede as a different animal too!

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Good question Max. Long story but a week ago today I was talking to the SWAT team that Paul put together and they were looking to send me a 10.5D and 10E Bayfield to check for fit. She was able to find a 10.5D which should come today but the only 10E left in the world was in Italy and she said she couldn't call them back because of customs. So I think they do have some of the American collection. But rumor had it that the brown shell Townley was only available for the European market, so they may have the best of both worlds there. And welcome to the AE thread!
Yes they are, I agree and love mine. I will eventually pick up another pair in a different color I have brown on brown. David posted a link to old AE catalogs and I was surprised to see the Strawfut offered in the 1957 catalog complete with the same nylon mesh uppers.



I look forward to wearing mine again, soon I hope.
OK Doc it is a deal. I'm thinking Jan. Feb. or March of next year for a weekend? If I can hold out that long!
I was thinking about your custom orthotics (yes we are all great enablers here :-) and a conversation I had with my admin assistant last year. Her son had to start wearing them and instead of the old style like you likely have he ended up with what they called a sports model. Instead of the molded fiberglass ones that have been around forever they are much thinner and even cushioned. Her husband wears orthotics and when he saw his sons he went to the same doctor and had a pair made for him. She said they are much thinner and work in normal shoes and sneakers. May be worth looking into, it would really open up a new world to you as far as options go.
Those are just fantastic!! I am lucky and blessed to have 3 pair of walnut shell:



And none of them are the lighter color of yours. Yours really look great. The 5 last fits me like it was made for my foot, although the 1 last is close too and I also have had minimal creasing with both lasts. Which I really also like.

Thanks very much, Cold Iron! Was lucky enough to get them with the AAFES special order program and the generous AE military discount. Love your walnut shell Daltons; should have picked those up along with the Strands!
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I think people really have to learn to chill out a little bit. It's like once every two days there's a new flame war on this thread. And it is always much ado about nothing.

 

The off-topic vendettas are clogging up this thread.

 

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Also, agree with the fighting bit. We are all friends here. If someone makes a snide comment, just assume it was sarcastic and let it slide. I work in DC and its just sickening to see what has happened to politics. America (and the rest of the world) has no need for this kind of fighting, especially between as sophisticated gentlemen as us. Can we all agree to put past tifts behind and just to move forward?

 

Could not agree more.  It's become ridiculous around here lately with the vitriole and attacks we are seeing from non-regular posters on such innocuous topics as the Great American shoe debate, Renovateur and a simple suggestion to e-mail Paul about a MTO.

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I was thinking about your custom orthotics (yes we are all great enablers here :-) and a conversation I had with my admin assistant last year. Her son had to start wearing them and instead of the old style like you likely have he ended up with what they called a sports model. Instead of the molded fiberglass ones that have been around forever they are much thinner and even cushioned. Her husband wears orthotics and when he saw his sons he went to the same doctor and had a pair made for him. She said they are much thinner and work in normal shoes and sneakers. May be worth looking into, it would really open up a new world to you as far as options go.

 

Thanks for the advice. I'll have to talk to my Podiatrist about it. I was already thinking about having a second pair made so I wouldn't have to constantly switch them between my shoes. I now have an even better reason to go bother her and see if there are options for less bulky models.

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