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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

New to me Burgundy Shell Leeds. I went TTS size in them and they are snugger than my 5, 7, and 8 last shoes, but I wouldn't size up on them.

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After some alcohol to the lining, a damp cloth, Renovateur, Saphir Cordovan Cream, and some AE brown edge dressing Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 

EDIT: Not sure what is going on with pics in my post, but some are not showing.

 

They look great!  

post #23537 of 51071
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

Whenever I look back at the early days of this thread I am reminded of how slow of a start it got off to.  It took nearly two years for this thread to reach it's 400th post.  That many posts happen within a couple of weeks now.    

 

When I started perusing this thread a little over a year ago, it was about half the size it is now. It took me quite awhile to read through from page one, but it was worth it. I'm glad I got on board when I did, as that same task seems much more daunting now.

post #23538 of 51071
Does anyone know if it is safe to use Renomat on the unlined neumoks
post #23539 of 51071
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Originally Posted by itsmejson View Post

Does anyone know if it is safe to use Renomat on the unlined neumoks

 

I wouldn't.  I think it'll soak in like a sponge.

post #23540 of 51071
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Gorgeous Boots, Luv that Walnut Shell!!!

 

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


Nice shade of walnut shell. nod[1].gif

And good call on the bar lacing.

 

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Originally Posted by dslonghorn4 View Post

Spectacular.

 

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

 

Bootspell:  Walnut shell Daltons are impractical for me when considering the cost, but your pictures make me want to reassess that decision.

 

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

Very, very nice.

 

Thanks much, guys.  I enjoy the walnut shell as I seem to be one of the few deprived who doesn't own any (Alden) ravello or whiskey.  Yet...

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Another try at posting my new to me Leeds.
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Used to think that there was no difference in brands of shoes, walked around in $20 State Street Mardell Oxford shoes now I am sporting Allen Edmonds Fiesols and let me tell you I can feel the difference.  I like to say, blind fold me, spin me around five times and strap on either the State Street or my Allen Edmonds and I can tell the difference real easily.  The State Street are like wearing lead weights on my feet.

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I've had a pair of strands for a few months and they seem to be wearing in differently.  The right shoe has some creases as is to be expected(they are shoes after all) but the left shoe has much more pronounced wrinkling and more hairline wrinkles across the toe.  It looks like the leather insole is pulling on the side of the left shoe which may be causing some of the weird wrinkling.  Am I just being overly picky/crazy or is this unusual?

 

 

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My kenwoods and mctavishes haven't worn unevenly so I don't think it's the way I walk or anything.  Just picked up a pair of Nathan's(Fifth Aves renamed for JA BanK). Haven't worn em yet though.

post #23544 of 51071
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Originally Posted by drbhrb View Post

I've had a pair of strands for a few months and they seem to be wearing in differently.  The right shoe has some creases as is to be expected(they are shoes after all) but the left shoe has much more pronounced wrinkling and more hairline wrinkles across the toe.  It looks like the leather insole is pulling on the side of the left shoe which may be causing some of the weird wrinkling.  Am I just being overly picky/crazy or is this unusual?

 

 

Right:

 

 

Left:

 

 

 

My kenwoods and mctavishes haven't worn unevenly so I don't think it's the way I walk or anything.  Just picked up a pair of Nathan's(Fifth Aves renamed for JA BanK). Haven't worn em yet though.

 

Wow, that's a first for me.  Those don't even look like the same calfskin that Strands are made from.  The leather looks like it has very little rigidity.  Are they firsts or seconds?  New or used?  

 

You reference the insole "pulling on the side of the left shoe," is that something you are seeing from the inside?  Can you post a picture?

post #23545 of 51071
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Originally Posted by drbhrb View Post

I've had a pair of strands for a few months and they seem to be wearing in differently.  The right shoe has some creases as is to be expected(they are shoes after all) but the left shoe has much more pronounced wrinkling and more hairline wrinkles across the toe.  It looks like the leather insole is pulling on the side of the left shoe which may be causing some of the weird wrinkling.  Am I just being overly picky/crazy or is this unusual? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



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My kenwoods and mctavishes haven't worn unevenly so I don't think it's the way I walk or anything.  Just picked up a pair of Nathan's(Fifth Aves renamed for JA BanK). Haven't worn em yet though.
That looks like excess creasing/wrinkling. Do you put shoes trees in your shoes when they are not being worn? It's possible it's also a sizing issue.
post #23546 of 51071
I do use shoe trees and condition with AE products.

MoneyWellSpent: you can see the crease in the photo with both of them. On the left shoe(bottom) there is a deep crease near the sole. That is the insole causing that crease. It sticks out a bit.

They were new firsts. It may be a sizing issue although I was fit in an AE store. They were a bit tight at first but broke in to be comfortable. I'm at a EEE so I can't go wider
Edited by drbhrb - 6/19/13 at 9:49am
post #23547 of 51071
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Originally Posted by drbhrb View Post

I do use shoe trees and condition with AE products.

MoneyWellSpent: you can see the crease in the photo with both of them. On the left shoe(bottom) there is a deep crease near the sole. That is the insole causing that crease. It sticks out a bit.

They were new firsts. It may be a sizing issue although I was fit in an AE store. They were a bit tight at first but broke in to be comfortable. I'm at a EEE so I can't go wider

This.  I have two pairs of shoes that were too tight before I stretched them out by wearing them.  Both have excessive creasing across the vamp.

post #23548 of 51071
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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

 

 

 

Have to admit, I nearly  snork%5B1%5D.gifat this.

Not sure about what's worse . . .

 

a)  Seeing a member's prospective post about spending $395 for a brand new AE item, and then discovering that some fellow members on the forum would not "suggest" to wait a few weeks to save over one hundred dollars ($100+) . . . and having the customer feel his stomach pain over the outcome.

 

Versus

 

b)  Some of us (namely over 20 members on this forum, besides myself) having inside information that can suggest a 35% discount on selected styles, but cannot officially post it before the press release - because a promise was made?

 

As the song goes, "Can't please everybody".

post #23549 of 51071
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

This.  I have two pairs of shoes that were too tight before I stretched them out by wearing them.  Both have excessive creasing across the vamp.

Well crap.  I wouldn't have bought them if I had known they would end up like this.  The guy at AE said they would break in as if it was no big deal.

post #23550 of 51071
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Originally Posted by drbhrb View Post

Well crap.  I wouldn't have bought them if I had known they would end up like this.  The guy at AE said they would break in as if it was no big deal.

How long has it been since you purchased them?

 

Which AE store?

 

(You may have some options)

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