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I tried them on again this morning and they feel better. Maybe my feet were a bit swollen because I was wearing boat shoes with no support all day. Hopefully they can break in like my PA's because they are amazing. 

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Fellow AE gents, can I have your opinion on some sizing issues please?

Using the AE measurement guide, i measure as a 7.5D. But almost extending outside the D width line.

My Clifton (8D) on the 8-last is definitely too long and i could go down to 7.5D. The 8 last has a generous volume.

My Franciscan (7.5D) on the 3-333 last feels perfect, length-wise, but there is slight pressure on my width and i think 7.5E would have fit me better.

With all that in mind, for the 5 last, i'm thinking of getting a 7.5E. Quite concerned that 7.5D would be to narrow.

Your thoughts?

 

If it helps I wear 7.5E on the 5 last and when I bought the Shelton (1 last) I tried on 8D and 8E and went with 8E. I don't know how that compares to the 8 last. My problem is my feet are on the wide side but also flat. So, since the 5 is a little sleeker it works out okay (except one foot is larger than the other but that's a different story). On the 1 last it's comfortable because it's a roomier shoe but since my feet are flat, I end up with more material on top of the toe which can tend to push down on the crease as I walk. However, that was better than getting a shoe (8D) that was too narrow as I could immediately feel the pressure on the sides when I went from the 8E to the 8D.

 

Hope that helps and wasn't too confusing.

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Navy Suede Strandmoks or spiaggia? any opinions guys?

 

I prefer the Spiaggia
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In case you missed my prior posts, I have been wearing 11.5D in 5-last oxfords. After being fitted this weekend I'm more like an 11D or 10.5E in those shoes. The Patriots are 10EEE! The 10.5E I originally came home with were indeed too tight. The EEE's are very comfortable.

 

 

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Wow! I too am an 11.5D in the 5 last (Nuemoks). I will have to go into a local AE with my current pair of Patriots and see if I can get them switched out for the proper size. I will be blown away if I too am a 10EEE, that would be crazy. Fingers Crossed.

 

I just received a pair of 11E, they were perfect along the instep but too loose in the heal and a little tight in the toes.

 

Any recommendations?

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If a 8.5 alden barrie lasted fits me perfectly and i'm looking at the strand and clifton. what sizes should I be looking at? I know the strand runs narrow.
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Navy Suede Strandmoks or spiaggia? any opinions guys?

Personally, I like the Spiaggia better. Something about the blue sole on the Strandmok don't do it for me. And I prefer the wingtip in navy suede - just a personal thing.

Chris
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Looking for a little insight-

 

Is a combination tap sole really necessary?

 

I live in NYC but my daily commute is in a car and my shoes see very little concrete unless I wear them out on the weekends. I own swims so I figure they would be protected most of the time. My worry is just getting caught in a down pour and exposing the leather soles.

 

I am torn between the strand with tap or the walnut mccallister that unfortunately doesn't come with a tap. I understand one is a wingtip while the other is a cap toe. Most of my shoes are wingtips and I need some walnut in my rotation. (I feel like I am selling myself on the strands) But my main concern is keeping the shoe intact. Should I just go with the bourbon mccallister?

 

Thanks for your input.
 

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Looking for a little insight-

Is a combination tap sole really necessary?

My opinion? Nope. The usage you describe sounds perfectly reasonable, even if caught in the rain now and then. Shoe trees and let it dry on newspaper and you'll be fine. If you're worried about it, buy the McAllisters and visit B. Nelson on East 55th and let them glue on some Vibram sole guards for 35 bucks.
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Navy Suede Strandmoks or spiaggia? any opinions guys?

 

I vote Spiaggia. Not a fan of the blue contrast stitching and edging on the Strandmok.

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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

Looking for a little insight-

Is a combination tap sole really necessary?

I live in NYC but my daily commute is in a car and my shoes see very little concrete unless I wear them out on the weekends. I own swims so I figure they would be protected most of the time. My worry is just getting caught in a down pour and exposing the leather soles.

I am torn between the strand with tap or the walnut mccallister that unfortunately doesn't come with a tap. I understand one is a wingtip while the other is a cap toe. Most of my shoes are wingtips and I need some walnut in my rotation. (I feel like I am selling myself on the strands) But my main concern is keeping the shoe intact. Should I just go with the bourbon mccallister?

Thanks for your input.
 

Definitely not necessary to have the tap sole. It comes down to aesthetics and maintenance costs to me. I'm wiling to give up the sleekness of the leather sole to save some money down the road, i.e., you're going to pay more to resole a shoe and do it more often than to get a Topy redone.
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Looks like a great fit.

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Looks like a great fit.


Yes, feels great on my foot. In terms of sizing I wear a 10D in the strand but a 9D in the neumora.


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My opinion? Nope. The usage you describe sounds perfectly reasonable, even if caught in the rain now and then. Shoe trees and let it dry on newspaper and you'll be fine. If you're worried about it, buy the McAllisters and visit B. Nelson on East 55th and let them glue on some Vibram sole guards for 35 bucks.

 

Thanks for the input. AE will still recraft the shoe with a 3rd party sole guard attached?

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Definitely not necessary to have the tap sole. It comes down to aesthetics and maintenance costs to me. I'm wiling to give up the sleekness of the leather sole to save some money down the road, i.e., you're going to pay more to resole a shoe and do it more often than to get a Topy redone.

 

Great, thanks for the input.

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