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post #21316 of 46413

What is the worst pair of AE shoes in your collection?  I have some Burgundy Bayfields and some special rough leather Macneils.  They're comfortable, but they developed creases in the toe cap area-- so I generally use them as my beater shoes.

 

The others I have-- Walnut Cliftons, Walnut Shell Daltons (much darker than calf Walnut), Black Mctavishs, and Black Chesters-- are all wonderful, and I'd probably rank them in that order too.  I've had those Cliftons for a while, and I always stare at them in admiration.  What a great shoe! (Definitely my favorite, and at times, I'm scared to wear them)

post #21317 of 46413
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

 

Have you been measured by AE?  That should really be your first step in light of how bad both fits look.  If that's not possible, I would try a 7E or a 6.5EE before a 7EE as these would be the next incremental steps.  You really need to be professionally fitted, though.

 

Edit:  I see you cannot get to an AE.  How about a Nordstrom or any other department store that might carry AE's.  We're just stabbing in the dark on sizing if you have never been professionally measured by AE or someone that sells AE's.

I just go in and ask to be measured?

post #21318 of 46413
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I just go in and ask to be measured?

Yes.

post #21319 of 46413

Can someone offer some input? Im really on the fence about the brown malvern chukka. Here on the nordstrom website, it is listed as brown grain and has a smooth appearance I really enjoy:

 

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/allen-edmonds-malvern-chukka-boot-online-exclusive/3130781?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_ite=allen_edmonds_%27malvern%27_chukka_boot_%28online_exclusive%29:319485_1&cm_pla=shoes:men:boots&cm_ven=Google_Product_Ads&mr:referralID=03a24a8b-bcbc-11e2-9389-001b2166c62d

 

 

But on amazon you can clearly see the embossed grain pattern, which is way uglier:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Allen-Edmonds-Malvern-Brown-Grain/dp/B003OV5KCA/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

 

 

The more I look at it the more Im thinking the nordstrom listing is incorrect...

post #21320 of 46413
I just picked up a few pairs of shoes from the Memorial Day Sale. Turns out the Brooks Fifth Ave Brown in 10.5 has a blemish that I can't live with so it's going back unless you all think I could fix this very easily:

post #21321 of 46413
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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

 

I have the same size in the Clifton and Vernon (both 8 last, though the Vernon is a balmoral). The Clifton does fit a bit looser even when tightened quite a bit, so I think I could have easily gone with a 1/2 size down and been fine.

 

The nice thing about Blucher/derby shoes is that they have a lot of room for adjustment. I'm a small guy with size 7D and 6.5E feet, and the Clifton in 7D is a little loose for me but that is fixed by tying a little tighter. For reference I wear 7D in the 5 last (Park ave, Strand..)

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This is the guy who had a super wide gap wearing a size 7D walnut strand. I took the forum's advice and moved down half a size and wider and exchanging it for a 6.5E. Here's how it looks like:








The ball of my feet still feels like it's on the widest part of the shoe, which was also true for size 7D. My toes aren't cramped together but the circled area and the upper area feels pretty tight. It's also a lot harder for me to slip my foot in the shoe even with a shoe horn. The tongue gets pushed down and my socks get scrunched back when I put on the shoes making for a tight feel and uncomfortable experience putting my foot in.





Plus the gap is still there albeit a little smaller. The picture makes it appear wider than it seems. In reality, the gap still exist but perhaps not as wide. 

Should I go back to size 7? And with that, EE? Or would 7E be wider than 6.5E? No gap would be the ideal look so should I keep raising the width until it closes up completely?

You need 6.5eee or 7eee.
post #21323 of 46413
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Originally Posted by k9n View Post

I just picked up a few pairs of shoes from the Memorial Day Sale. Turns out the Brooks Fifth Ave Brown in 10.5 has a blemish that I can't live with so it's going back unless you all think I could fix this very easily:

 

Definitely return.  I'm not even sure that should have been allowed to be called a factory second.  cry.gif

post #21324 of 46413
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Originally Posted by k9n View Post

I just picked up a few pairs of shoes from the Memorial Day Sale. Turns out the Brooks Fifth Ave Brown in 10.5 has a blemish that I can't live with so it's going back unless you all think I could fix this very easily:

Im pretty tolerant but Im afraid Id have to send that back
post #21325 of 46413
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


You need 6.5eee or 7eee.

Am I a weird dude with super fat feet or something? Does the majority of men have size D feet?

post #21326 of 46413
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

For comparison, here's a picture of my burgundy shell Kenilworth's with a single sole that I'm wearing today.

 

 

 

 

 

1)  What brand of socks are they?  And where did you find them?  (Like the look of the fabric)

 

2)  What color of Edge Polish do you use on your shoes, and what brand?  And did the shoes have the original Edge color to them as I see?

 

David

post #21327 of 46413
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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post

Can someone offer some input? Im really on the fence about the brown malvern chukka. Here on the nordstrom website, it is listed as brown grain and has a smooth appearance I really enjoy:

 

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/allen-edmonds-malvern-chukka-boot-online-exclusive/3130781?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_ite=allen_edmonds_%27malvern%27_chukka_boot_%28online_exclusive%29:319485_1&cm_pla=shoes:men:boots&cm_ven=Google_Product_Ads&mr:referralID=03a24a8b-bcbc-11e2-9389-001b2166c62d

 

 

But on amazon you can clearly see the embossed grain pattern, which is way uglier:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Allen-Edmonds-Malvern-Brown-Grain/dp/B003OV5KCA/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

 

 

The more I look at it the more Im thinking the nordstrom listing is incorrect...

 

They are definitely different boots. I agree with your conclusion - the Nordstrom listing picture is incorrect.

post #21328 of 46413
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Originally Posted by CornToast View Post

This is the guy who had a super wide gap wearing a size 7D walnut strand. I took the forum's advice and moved down half a size and wider and exchanging it for a 6.5E. Here's how it looks like:

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ball of my feet still feels like it's on the widest part of the shoe, which was also true for size 7D. My toes aren't cramped together but the circled area and the upper area feels pretty tight. It's also a lot harder for me to slip my foot in the shoe even with a shoe horn. The tongue gets pushed down and my socks get scrunched back when I put on the shoes making for a tight feel and uncomfortable experience putting my foot in.

 

 

 

Plus the gap is still there albeit a little smaller. The picture makes it appear wider than it seems. In reality, the gap still exist but perhaps not as wide. 

 

Should I go back to size 7? And with that, EE? Or would 7E be wider than 6.5E? No gap would be the ideal look so should I keep raising the width until it closes up completely?

Tomorrow during the day time, go to the AE site, click on the CHAT, and ask the rep to look at your question - and paste in the web link so they can look at it:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread/21300#post_6349770

post #21329 of 46413
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Originally Posted by CornToast View Post

I just go in and ask to be measured?

Yes, but take your shoes with you so they can see the problem.  Make sure you call the "Men's shoe department manager" at Nordstrom's first and ask him who is the best fitter for AE shoes.

 

While you are there, try on some other styles (which may have different fits) and develop your Christmas list.

post #21330 of 46413
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Originally Posted by CornToast View Post

Am I a weird dude with super fat feet or something? Does the majority of men have size D feet?

Most of my life I have been a D, but I am also tall.

 

It was not until 1999 when I first got properly sized at Nordstoms for the AE Sanford - that I found I should be wearing a EEE.

 

I also suspect many first time buyers of AE on retail websites just look at their other shoes and figure that's what size they would be in an AE shoes, no matter what style.

 

You're about to find your size, and you will be happy once you know it.

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