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Should I be concerned with this? Looks like the heal is separating from the sole of my new custom Neumoks.

What would you do?
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Hi all,

 

Been lurking for a few weeks now.  Decided to join the fun! 

 

Quick question for you guys...what's the lowest price you seen the Franciscan in walnut?   I was able to pick up a pair of walnut Mcallisters for just under $200 a few weeks ago, my first pair!  Now I'm hooked and wanted to add the Franciscan and the Mctavish.

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post



Should I be concerned with this? Looks like the heal is separating from the sole of my new custom Neumoks.

What would you do?

 

Based on the redness in your fingernail, I would guess that you are pulling on the heel?  It isn't unusual to see a very small amount of separation where the heel base meets the sole if you pull at it.  AE attaches their heel bases from the bottom up using small serrated nails that grip into a fiber heel tuck that is placed in the cork cavity.  While they do glue the heel base on before driving the nails in, it isn't perfect.  I would just wear them, but keep an eye on them for separation that seems to be happening without "forcing" it by tugging at the heel base. 

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

Based on the redness in your fingernail, I would guess that you are pulling on the heel?  It isn't unusual to see a very small amount of separation where the heel base meets the sole if you pull at it.  AE attaches their heel bases from the bottom up using small serrated nails that grip into a fiber heel tuck that is placed in the cork cavity.  While they do glue the heel base on before driving the nails in, it isn't perfect.  I would just wear them, but keep an eye on them for separation that seems to be happening without "forcing" it by tugging at the heel base. 


You have a good eye; yes I was pulling a bit to make sure I was showing the separation.

 

I guess the only question is, will AE repair them if the separation become worse?

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You have a good eye; yes I was pulling a bit to make sure I was showing the separation.

 

I guess the only question is, will AE repair them if the separation become worse?

 

If it turns out to be a defective heel attachment, they will take care of it.  Based on what I am seeing in the photo, it is within acceptable limits at this point though.  Bear in mind that you are pulling down, which is the opposite physical force that the heel is designed for (they are designed for your weight to be pushing down).  Generally the only time you will encounter a force similar to what you are exerting by pulling on them in the real world is if you somehow hook your heel on something with alot of force (like a bar stool foot rest?) or if you catch it on an uneven surface while walking. 

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Better Manchester pics in natural light.

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I never could picture myself wearing tassles. But between you and bucksfan that has changed. My plans were to pick up the burgundy shell Patriot next but taking a side track to try the Manchaster first is becoming pretty strong. Those look fantastic and great job on the shine!! As you always do.

 

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I jumped on a pair of Burgundy Shell Cordovan Daltons with the special sale that began today. $466.I think they retail for $695. So not a bad deal at all. Vincenzo said the flaw he could see was a small ding in the shoe, less than a 1/4" I think I can live with that. I also got a pair of MLB Yankees white with red stitching for $19.That was cheap... Looking forward to getting them both.

 

More shell?!?! smile.gif Congrats and hope they work out well for you!

 

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Felt like wearing slippers to work today.  Brown shell Patriots:

 

They DO feel like slippers and I have been wearing them around the house and yard as slippers. This morning when I put trees back in them I thought that is the first time I recall putting trees in slippers LOL. Great job.

 

Walnut Shell Strands today

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Unrelated to AE specifically, but I received my Reno'Mat and Renovateur last night. Two things. The strong smell of Reno'Mat tells me it's going to be a hard worker; and the smell of Renovateur... how do I describe it? It's extraordinary; it's a nice smell, but when I had it open for less than a minute, my entire bedroom smelled like Renovateur for at least an hour.

 

Finally... I had a Russian doll type battle with the packaging...

 

 

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who'd you get the renomat from? trying to grab a jar but hangar project is OOS

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They DO feel like slippers and I have been wearing them around the house and yard as slippers. This morning when I put trees back in them I thought that is the first time I recall putting trees in slippers LOL. Great job.

 

Walnut Shell Strands today

 

I wore my Brown Shell Strands today as well. Mine have only been worn probably 7 or 8 times since I got them. As you can see the color on your Walnuts is much lighter than mine. In the right light the cap on mine look burgundy, in other light they look dark brown. I have reno'd them, and will again to try and get any creme off... Hoping with the sun they lighten up some. AppleMark

 

AppleMark

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who'd you get the renomat from? trying to grab a jar but hangar project is OOS

 

I ordered it from Pediwear. Shipping took only a week. You can also order from A Fine Pair of Shoes.

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Did you covert from using a previous Edge Color to the Chili?  If so, how did you prepare the leather when switching Edge colors?

They originally came with the Natural edge dressing I believe but it was starting to look rather splotchy. Now that I look at the pictures, I wonder if they had the chili all along. Anyway, I removed it by sanding it down to remove all of the color. I then applied a single coat of the Chili dressing.

Here is the before and some comparison shots:



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They originally came with the Natural edge dressing I believe but it was starting to look rather splotchy. Now that I look at the pictures, I wonder if they had the chili all along. Anyway, I removed it by sanding it down to remove all of the color. I then applied a single coat of the Chili dressing.

Here is the before and some comparison shots:



 

What grit sand paper was used for this process? I have a pair of Nuemok Seconds that are looking a little ruff around the edges (punny rotflmao.gif) and I was thinking about sanding them down and applying a fresh coat.

 

thanks.

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Originaly posted by Cold Iron

I never could picture myself wearing tassles. But between you and bucksfan that has changed. My plans were to pick up the burgundy shell Patriot next but taking a side track to try the Manchaster first is becoming pretty strong. Those look fantastic and great job on the shine!! As you always do

Thanks Cold Iron and it's funny that you say that because they are the only tassels I own. I just had not found a loafer that I thought was dressy enough. I browsed the Manchester on-line and the tassels looked to much like an affectation, especially for a 45 year old. But I tried them on at the AE store in New Orleans and they just fit REALLY well. And they're sleek, which I like too.

So the tassels grew on me and I think you can pull them off as long it's balanced with some convervative elements.

Overall I think the Manchester is one of the most underated shoes in the line-up.
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Originally Posted by CalGuy13 View Post

I just received a pair of Fifth Avenues from the Shoe Bank (seconds). I can't really see anything wrong with them, except for maybe a misaligned captoe on the right shoe. Can someone confirm that it's off?

 

 

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Yes, it is a bit off.  Many people complain about the short captoe on the Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue, but it doesn't bother me at all.  However, the prevalence of crooked captoes in these shoes can really frustrate me, and they seem to be surprisingly common.  AE seems to have a different opinion on the acceptable range for the straightness of the captoe.  I was in a regular AE shop (not factory seconds) a couple of months ago and when I picked up a black shell Park Avenue, the cap was blatantly crooked.  All that to say, if the rest of the shoes look good to you, and the "off" captoe isn't a big deal, I'd keep them.  Returning them may easily yield another pair with an obvious defect as well as another crooked captoe. 

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I just received my Bourbon Strands. These look better than any photos I have seen - almost like they have a patina from the beginning. There were some issues getting these (won't go into it), but Allen Edmonds worked with me and it all turned out well. Kudos to AE for great shoes and great customer care.

This makes 38 pairs of Allen Edmonds - the oldest dating back to 1990. I can't believe this is my first pair of Strands! And I'm already thinking about another pair - Tan Dublin Nashuas for the summer.

I will try to post some photos later tonight. But if you haven't looked at the AE Bourbon, you need to check it out.

Chris
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