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post #25216 of 48171
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

Would it be stupid to precondition new AE shoes with renovateur before wearing them? I'm not sure wether the leather is dried up if it sits in the factory boxes too long. 

It's won't hurt the leather, but I reckon there is no need for new shoes since the factory usually applied enough to last some time.
post #25217 of 48171
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Originally Posted by JDHarman View Post

Hello. I've lurked this forum for a while, and this is my first post, as I need some advice, and I'm a bit of a shoe-care-noob.


I just ordered a pair of Walnut Calf Daltons during the Nordstrom Sale, and I was hoping to get some advice on caring for them as soon as I pull them out of the box. I know there's the huge thread on shoe care, but I was hoping to get some advice directly from someone who already owns the Daltons, or something similar.


What I'm most concerned with is giving them a bit of protection before I even put them on my feet. I've read that it's a good idea to stay away from silicone waterproofing sprays, and that stuff like Obenauf's LP will darken the leather considerably. Will something like the AE Premium Polish (in Walnut, of Course) be sufficient to provide a bit of protection? Also, will that type of polish, when applied to a burnished finish like the Daltons', eventually build up and cover up the darker areas of the burnishing, changing the initial appearance of the boot? I'd like to maintain the burnished finish as much as possible.


Thanks in advance for any advice.

 

Any wax polish will provide protection as it sits on top of the leather as a layer. If the polish is dark compare to the non burnished parts, yes, it will. So it's generally easier to use light polish, and a darker polish at the toes if you want to build up patina.

As in you can do the burnishing effects yourself.
post #25218 of 48171

Went to Nordstroms and they didn't have my size, so I wound up just ordering a pair of 12D Walnut Strands while I was there. This should keep me occupied for a while. I really don't want any other shoes at the moment. 

post #25219 of 48171
Would you have any qualms returning a pair of AE's to Nordstrom purchased in December because they no longer fit?

These are McTavishes, that I paid full retail and have a receipt in hand. I wore these at most once a week for a few months on casual Friday's until it felt like they stretched out and now even with thick socks the shoes are too big.

What will they do if they do not have another pair of shoes in my size in stock? Will they size me in a different shoe?
post #25220 of 48171
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post


Very strange, sorry to ask, did you print out the sizing guide correctly and measured your fee, because UK sizes are normally half a size down compare to US. I have AE PA in US7E, and my Loake Capital F and 026G lasts in UK 6.5s.

and what Loakes do you have, since you wear 8.5 and 9 in them?


yep. printed everything correctly.

 

i wear the loake badminton in 9UK G and the herring knightsbridge in 8.5UK G pretty well for example, although the badminton has a little more room at the toes

post #25221 of 48171
That has changed, they are looking to sell, this was reported today.
post #25222 of 48171
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Very strange, sorry to ask, did you print out the sizing guide correctly and measured your fee, because UK sizes are normally half a size down compare to US. I have AE PA in US7E, and my Loake Capital F and 026G lasts in UK 6.5s.


and what Loakes do you have, since you wear 8.5 and 9 in them?


yep. printed everything correctly.

i wear the loake badminton in 9UK G and the herring knightsbridge in 8.5UK G pretty well for example, although the badminton has a little more room at the toes

the AE E fitting to me is like the F UK fitting, so you may need a US9E or EEE, but that is like a whole size difference to the size chart, which I believe is one of the best size charts out there....

So you need send an email to AE with your feet measurements to make sure, and let us know how you went smile.gif
post #25223 of 48171
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Originally Posted by TonyThe Tailor View Post

That has changed, they are looking to sell, this was reported today.

 

It hasn't changed.  It is only a couple of days newer than the original reports, but it is still referencing the original Reuters report as the source. 

post #25224 of 48171

Has anyone on this page ordered from user: AllAboutShoes?

 

The prices and selection he offers is quite impressive. Would love to hear from any first hand transactions.

 

THanks.

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I dealt with him a couple years ago. Great seller!
post #25226 of 48171
Look what was waiting for me when I got home


I really like the walnut grain. It looks a bit darker than my non-grain walnut - I'm guessing the grain texture makes it darker - but I really like it, especially on the MacNeil.

Chris
post #25227 of 48171
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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post

Look what was waiting for me when I got home


I really like the walnut grain. It looks a bit darker than my non-grain walnut - I'm guessing the grain texture makes it darker - but I really like it, especially on the MacNeil.

Chris
Great purchase Chris, gorgeous! I have the exact same shoes and they're among my favorite pairs now. Great with slacks, great with jeans, very versatile....enjoy them! J
post #25228 of 48171
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Originally Posted by scbrooks87 View Post

I didn't purchase my originals from Nordstroms, but maybe I'll head over there, and pick up a pair, then return the ebay ones for a refund. Any idea how long the sale is on for? The closest Nordstrom's from me is a little ways away.

Thanks
-Scott

Usually the AE shoes sold on ebay have been marked... So, you should be weary about doing something like that.

He should be wary about doing that because it's criminal and it would be defrauding and ripping off Nordstrom.
post #25229 of 48171
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post


Any wax polish will provide protection as it sits on top of the leather as a layer. If the polish is dark compare to the non burnished parts, yes, it will. So it's generally easier to use light polish, and a darker polish at the toes if you want to build up patina.

As in you can do the burnishing effects yourself.


Thank you! I appreciate the advice.

post #25230 of 48171
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Originally Posted by frogwash View Post


He should be wary about doing that because it's criminal and it would be defrauding and ripping off Nordstrom.

 

You guys are harsh. I would guess he meant buy a pair from Nordstrom and return the previously purchased ones to the eBay seller.

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