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Originally Posted by lexxdeleon View Post
 

I'm also flat footed and have the same or maybe worse gap than that. I don't think their 5 last plays very nice with flat feet. I'm still looking for a brand/last that will fit my feet well.




I had this and tried a shorter size and it did correct it 90%. I can't tell if the remaining is a size issue or I'm just looking for it and manifesting it in my mind. 

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Originally Posted by Busa View Post
 

Can anyone tell me what, if anything, is special about AE belts to put them in the $100 range? Love the shoes, but I am a bit picky and looking at the stamped buckles and normal leathers I think I'm looking at maybe a 50 dollar belt when I look at them. I buy custom made belts in belting or bridle leather for less than this...

 

Any rebuttal, commentary? I am open minded but just have a disconnect...

Just a basic quality leather belt, nothing special.  I do think it will last longer than an ordinary belt.  I have purchased 5 AE belts and am happy with the quality compared to my other belts. They are sometimes available on e-bay for lower prices (new, not used), but not always. 

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Originally Posted by Mr.K View Post

My first pair of MTO AE came today. They are a dark brown shell Leeds on the double butyl sole to help them break in easier. They where not the ones I expected, but they are still a welcome addition to my rotation. I only ordered these about 4 weeks ago. Still waiting for my tan suede MacNeils. I am hoping to find out the progress on them tomorrow. It has been over 3 months now for them.



Wow, these are a grand slam.  Excellent pick-up. 

post #28339 of 46483
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Originally Posted by green garden View Post
 

How is this done?  Is it a thick piece of rubber that requires the cobbler remove a portion of the sole and install the tap sole?  If this is so, then what happens to the stiching?  

 

Or is it a thin layer very similar to the Vibram or Topy oversoles just for the toe?

 

Thanks. 

 

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Originally Posted by coolarrow View Post
 

They shave or cut out the top layer of the outsole. Think of it like removing a layer from a birthday cake and putting in the tap. It is flush with the sole.  They don't cut so deep that they shave off the stitches (at least in mine).

 

Yup, that's correct. The toe tap is about 2mm thick made of very tough rubber, so it's not that thick. My cobbler suggests that they be installed in new or almost new pairs so that there's still some space before he hits the stitching.

 

Although, from what I've read here, even if they do cut the stitching, it's not a big deal since they use lock stitching (?), so it doesn't affect the integrity of the rest of the sole's stitching.

 

Rubber toe taps are very similar to the steel ones in terms of thickness and installation.

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Greetings,

 

I am a noob to the site and all things about clothing and shoe styles. I am planning to make my first purchases of AEs soon. I am interested in the Park Avenue in black/calf, the McAllister in walnut/calf (or the Strand in bourbon/calf just because I like bourbon better than walnut) and the Boulder in brown/brown. While getting sized and trying on different shoes at the local Nordstrom, I came to the conclusion that I take a 12.5 D in the Park Avenues and a 12 D in the Boulders. This is part guesswork because Nordstrom didn't have any 1/2 sizes. Does this sound right? Could I take a 1/2 size larger shoe in the Park Avenue than in the Boulder? Should I expect the McAllister and Strand to be the same size as the Park Avenue?

 

Any help would be appreciated before I start ordering (from Shoe Bank). Thanks!

 

Mark

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^^I don't have the Boulder, but from my experience, the fit of the PA is the same as the Strand and McAllister (they're all on the same last). There might be some slight differences, especially because of the extra layers of leather on the Strand and McAllister, but they're not enough to warrant getting any of them in a different size

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My feet are long and narrow. I believe the 5 last should be a good fit. Should I expect all of the mocs to be pretty close to the same size?

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anyone familiar with the Alden Barrie fitting compared to the AE Leeds? I've never fitted the Leeds, but am entertaining a MTO..

 

thanks in advance!

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

anyone familiar with the Alden Barrie fitting compared to the AE Leeds? I've never fitted the Leeds, but am entertaining a MTO..

thanks in advance!
I am 8D in Leeds and Barrie. Order up!!
I should note that I am slightly under 8.5 on the Brannock. I went into AE fully expecting to be an 8.5 in the Leeds, but the 8 was perfect.
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

anyone familiar with the Alden Barrie fitting compared to the AE Leeds? I've never fitted the Leeds, but am entertaining a MTO..

thanks in advance!

I own the Townley in shell and its on the same last. Definitely more narrow than the Alden Barrie last. I'd certainly try on the Leeds before I placed an MTO order. I wear a 12D in the 1-511 last and an 11.5 in the Barrie.

The Leeds looks like an awesome PTB BTW
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post
 

anyone familiar with the Alden Barrie fitting compared to the AE Leeds? I've never fitted the Leeds, but am entertaining a MTO..

 

thanks in advance!

I am 8D in Barrie and 8.5D in the Leeds. Typically the Leeds is TTS

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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

How did you size the players compared to the park aves?

I am 8 EEE in all AE shoes. I can size up in few lasts with different width . But 8 EEE is the safest option for me.
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

I am 8D in Barrie and 8.5D in the Leeds. Typically the Leeds is TTS

I don't have any Barrie lasted shoes, but I think I would be an 8.5D. I am a 9D in the Leeds. I would go with your Brannock size for the Leeds.
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post


I am 8D in Leeds and Barrie. Order up!!
I should note that I am slightly under 8.5 on the Brannock. I went into AE fully expecting to be an 8.5 in the Leeds, but the 8 was perfect.

 

 

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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post


I own the Townley in shell and its on the same last. Definitely more narrow than the Alden Barrie last. I'd certainly try on the Leeds before I placed an MTO order. I wear a 12D in the 1-511 last and an 11.5 in the Barrie.

The Leeds looks like an awesome PTB BTW

 

 

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post
 

I am 8D in Barrie and 8.5D in the Leeds. Typically the Leeds is TTS

 

thank you gentlemen, looks like TTS may be the way to go. luckily, I have "easy" feet, so going up or down is relatively doable

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Originally Posted by PlaceboFX View Post
 

That was a fun seconds sale. I finally picked up a pair of black Park Avenues as my 8th pair of AEs.

 

That said, damn you to the person who put a hold on the 8.5 BB Mcallister in burgundy! I was so excited when I saw that on the email list, only to have my hopes crushed by a phone call to Jville. You're a cruel, cruel man.

 

I'm going to have to restrain myself on ordering them as firsts right now. I think the wife might get annoyed if I bought a fourth pair of AEs this month, particularly one at full price.

 

Maybe I can hold out until next July for Nordstrom's Anniversary sale, conveniently by my birthday... or maybe I'll cave and finally succumb to the Amazon 20% off and get them now.

 

Decisions, decisions.

 

I just caved. Amazon flashed a $50 gift card deal at me if I got their credit card, and I decided to bite. My total amount out-of-pocket came to $226 (20% off for shoe email subscription+$50 gift card). $219.22 if you count the 3% back in rewards I'll get from the new card, too.

 

Not bad at all for my second pair of firsts, and for one as popular as the Merlot Mcallister, An extra $70 for no defects and no polished cobbler? Looks like things turned out for the better!

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