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post #28951 of 51071
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Originally Posted by NWTeal View Post

Has anyone here used Alden leather defender on AE shell cordovan? Is it safe and does it work?

There are also mixed thoughts about the AE Shell cream. Is it worth getting?

I use Alden Leather Defender on all my AE shell shoes as well as Alden and Carmina shells. They are all from Horween so there's no reason why it wouldn't work on all of them. I like the results.

As for AE shell cream, I do have a jar of burgundy ones that I use on a pair of burgundy Bradleys about once a year. I use Alden paste wax or Saphir cordovan cream on the other shell colors though. I think all these products are fine and work. It just depends on what you feel like using.
post #28952 of 51071
Hi guys,

Thinking about buying a PA from the current $199 sale , if I decide to go with shell , is there any difference in sizing? I'm no AE expert and I know some Alden models tend to be roomier in shell compared to the same model in calf.

The only AE I used to own was this pair of Mccallisters and now I'm looking for something more formal., these are 9.5EE IMO they run long and very narrow.



Thanks.
post #28953 of 51071
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Originally Posted by SBear View Post
 

Thanks to those responding to my Portland boots. Walking around the house for 20 minutes last night, it looks like they will crease perfectly. I also found myself liking them more and more each time I looked down. Again, the length isn't actually the issue, slightly longer and also slimmer gives the appearance of 'pointy-ish'. They are definitely not the excessive pointy I've seen in some shoes. They do feel great. I pulled the trigger on Lands' End Bayfields last night when I saw that they were on sale for $260. So, I may just wait for those, compare and pick one...or decide to keep both as they would fit slightly different niches for me (ah, can you hear the justification starting?).

 

I've been trying to get my hands on some Bayfields and would snag them at this price but I wear an E on that last. Looks like Lands End only sells D from what I can tell. I've had no luck with the outlets either. Any other way for me to get this boot in an 8E?

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post #28955 of 51071
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Originally Posted by epc2 View Post

Hi guys,

Thinking about buying a PA from the current $199 sale , if I decide to go with shell , is there any difference in sizing? I'm no AE expert and I know some Alden models tend to be roomier in shell compared to the same model in calf.

The only AE I used to own was this pair of Mccallisters and now I'm looking for something more formal., these are 9.5EE IMO they run long and very narrow.



Thanks.

 

You know that the $199.00 price is only for calf, right?

post #28956 of 51071
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Originally Posted by MrWN View Post
 

Hey everyone.

 

I am thinking of getting some toe plates for my shoes and then something else came to mind.

 

I thought about using those "military" grade screen protectors on the sole of the shoes -- covering areas that take the most wear.

 

The screen protectors appear to be indestructible (from all those keys and knives in those demonstration videos).

 

The ones I am thinking about use water to apply onto phone screens... So, I am wondering what kind of adhesive I should use...

 

Has anyone seen or tried this?

Interesting idea I guess...  But were you serious?  You've had some very helpful posts in the past, but this is waaaaaaaaaaaay out there man.  Along with the slippery aspect, I doubt they are anywhere near as strong as leather.  Try putting your cellphone face down on a rocky parking lot surface, stepping on top of it (your whole weight of  course) and rubbing it back and forth on the rocks.  I'd be AMAZED if it wasn't covered in scratches.  If it is strong enough to resist that sort of wear, then imagine walking on a marble or hardwood floor with a little bit of dust on it.  Getting from one side of the room to the other without falling assfirst onto the floor would be quite the task.  Now, you know what those things look like on your phone when they start peeling off, imagine what that would look like on your shoes.  Just like they turn a good looking phone into a cheap, worn out phone, they will make your shoes look cheap and worn out too.

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

You know that the $199.00 price is only for calf, right?

Yes I'm aware ,shell is $299 I think.
post #28958 of 51071
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Originally Posted by epc2 View Post

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Yes I'm aware ,shell is $299 I think.

 

Just making sure! 

:D

post #28959 of 51071
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Originally Posted by epc2 View Post

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Yes I'm aware ,shell is $299 I think.

That sale ends today, I'm pretty sure, so you should pull the trigger now if you want it.

 

Also I know the shell was flying off the shelves, so good luck finding your size!

 

Edit: I didn't notice any size difference going to shell.

post #28960 of 51071
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Originally Posted by SBear View Post
 

I pulled the trigger on Lands' End Bayfields last night when I saw that they were on sale for $260.

 

I'm glad I saw this post, SBear. I've been waiting on the Bayfield boots to go on sale for over a year now. With the $50 Shop Your Way Reward credit I had built up and the 3% off I get from my credit card, they will only end up costing me $218 after tax!

 

Thanks for the tip!:cheers:

post #28961 of 51071
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Originally Posted by T-Lama View Post

Has anyone ever successfully returned a pair of seconds once worn on the street? I bought a pair of Neumoras during the last sale from the Jeffersonville outlet over the phone. Once they arrived I tried them on and they seemed to be fine while walking around the house. However, today I wore the out for the first time. After wearing them to work and walking around all day they developed a bad crease around the toe area on the left shoe. From what I've read on this thread in the past they are too long on me. I'd like to return them for a smaller size, but I also realize I may be out of luck. Thoughts?

I have never returned street worn seconds, but I did return street worn firsts. I had a pair of William Williams that were getting funny wrinkles. They just looked odd; but they fit great. I sent pictures to AE and they asked me to send them in. I figured they would recraft them and send them back. Nope, they sent me a brand new pair. The new pair in the same size fits me fine. The wrinkles look correct. There was obviously something wrong with the construction of the first shoe. 

 

Since you have seconds, I am not sure that they would do this. I was chiming in because wanted to share my experience regarding my street worn return with everyone else. Good luck with yours...

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I like your currency converter. I wish I had a truck topper I could trade for 4 MTO's! :)

 

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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post
 

 

Thank you for the pictures, well done and they do look great! I too wish they would have used the 5 last but for something "different" in a boot those will work IMO. I have a lot of boots but no NST yet, I think those in black shell would fill a spot in my rotation. But I just bought a new truck and need to get a topper which is 4 MTO shell boots :eek: and a pair of rock sliders which are yet another pair of shell boots. Hmmm if you think of all your purchases in the terms of cost of shell, then you might be addicted to shell?!

 

When I first got my Cascades I was extremely disappointed and my first thought was oh no, clown shoes in a boot. I wore them for a bit inside and almost tripped several times so I thought they were way too long and large. I gave them to one of my sons with a larger foot than mine to try out and he gave them back a few days later saying they were too long for him. Much to my dismay he wore them outside on pavement so I felt obligated to keep them at that point. It took several wearings and all of a sudden they seemed to fit well and even started to look normal to me. And very importantly the creasing was perfect, so I feel they really did fit correctly. They are the only footwear that my secretary has ever commented on saying they were very stylish shoes. I think the Portland boot is much along the same lines and many will find them "stylish". I would wear them inside until you can tell where the creasing is going to be and see how they feel over time especially with midweight socks. Congrats on your new boots and being the first to post pics of them on here. :) Thanks for sharing, I do appreciate it!

post #28963 of 51071
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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post
 

 

I'm glad I saw this post, SBear. I've been waiting on the Bayfield boots to go on sale for over a year now. With the $50 Shop Your Way Reward credit I had built up and the 3% off I get from my credit card, they will only end up costing me $218 after tax!

 

Thanks for the tip!:cheers:

 

 

If you use ebates, they offer 6% cash back too. I'm not sure if that stacks on top of your credit card rewards!

post #28964 of 51071

Just ordered a pair of the recent Summit Ave spectator webgems in walnut/bone from the J'ville outlet using the 25% breast cancer donation coupon. Should come to $175.50 (regularly $234 for seconds) for the shoes plus $10 donation. I've been wanting a pair of spectators and almost pulled the trigger when they were webgems. 

 

These are just MacNeils in different colors, right? I don't own anything on the 7 last yet so I went with the same size I wear in the 1 last. Hopefully they fit. Will post pictures when they arrive...

post #28965 of 51071
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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post
 

I have never returned street worn seconds, but I did return street worn firsts. I had a pair of William Williams that were getting funny wrinkles. They just looked odd; but they fit great. I sent pictures to AE and they asked me to send them in. I figured they would recraft them and send them back. Nope, they sent me a brand new pair. The new pair in the same size fits me fine. The wrinkles look correct. There was obviously something wrong with the construction of the first shoe. 

 

Since you have seconds, I am not sure that they would do this. I was chiming in because wanted to share my experience regarding my street worn return with everyone else. Good luck with yours...

 

 

This does bring up a good point that I didn't necessarily delve into in my post from earlier today.  Defects in the leather can definitely cause creasing issues that have nothing to do with proper sizing, or how your foot fills a shoe made on any given last.  If there is reason to believe that the leather is showing defects, then this is a completely different issue in my opinion, and I respect AE for taking responsibility on that.  

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