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Spend the extra money and buy what fits. What doesn't fit won't be worn. A 13C can be ordered at a first quality price. You'll be much happier with the shoe and your decision in the long term.

 

Ugh you're probably right on this but it's just not a viable option for me. I'm on a very tight budget to begin with, and I'd pay $100 more for firsts in the 'right' size than I'm paying for two shoes tomorrow, one in the 'right' size (walnut Fifth Aves in 13C - my absolute dream shoe) and the other one width size too big (black parks in 13d) that's the most important shoe in my wardrobe (and is badly needed). Really the alternative for me isn't firsts, it's buying cheap dress shoes, all of which come in 13D/M anyways.

 

 

Does anyone know what happens if you get two shoes for $250 and then decide you want to return one?

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didn't know width C to D make that much of a difference...
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just got my first pair park aves from the nordstrom sale, took a while to find someone to bring it over to China for me. but they feel great. upgrading from some Aldos and they definitely feel better. wish the prices in china were the same as the US, they are about $800 here!!!

how much Yuan?
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Those are better than fine... as mentioned before, I've received firsts with worse defects than those (I didn't keep them), and I've kept seconds with worse defects. You can't expect a perfect shoe when you are ordering a second quality shoe... after wearing your shoe a couple times, you will knock or scrape your shoe against something and give it worse damage than anything pictured below.

 

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Received my 2nds walnut Mcallister today and am undecided on whether I should return them for a different pair. The finishing is disappointing on the sole/welt. I'm not sure I can permanently fix that with edge dressing. Can anyone chime in on whether its an easy fix or should I exchange them?
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Apologies if this has already been asked before, I would just like to ask MacNeil and Strand owners their experience regarding the differences between the 7 last and the 5 last. I currently own an 8.5D Strand (5 last) and 8.5D Chukkamok (4 last). Both are very comfortable but I do find that the width of the Strand fits better.

 

I'm wondering whether I should get an 8.5C or 8.5D Macneil. I have read some reviews saying that the Macneil is wider than the Strands and some people suggest sizing down the width if you prefer the width of the Strands.

 

I know best thing for me is to try them on, but unfortunately this is just geographically impossible at the mean time.

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Can anyone speak to the sizing difference if any between the Players shoe and any shoes on the 5 last? Thanks. 

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Originally Posted by tietherope View Post
 

Can anyone speak to the sizing difference if any between the Players shoe and any shoes on the 5 last? Thanks.

 

my experience is that you size up half with the players shoes compared to the 5 last.

 

i had a casual conversation with one of the AE SA's the other day and he also agreed but i wasn't sure if he agreed just for the sake of it or he truly agreed (he was in the process of selling me a pair of shoes).

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Originally Posted by watchidiot View Post

Apologies if this has already been asked before, I would just like to ask MacNeil and Strand owners their experience regarding the differences between the 7 last and the 5 last. I currently own an 8.5D Strand (5 last) and 8.5D Chukkamok (4 last). Both are very comfortable but I do find that the width of the Strand fits better.

I'm wondering whether I should get an 8.5C or 8.5D Macneil. I have read some reviews saying that the Macneil is wider than the Strands and some people suggest sizing down the width if you prefer the width of the Strands.

I know best thing for me is to try them on, but unfortunately this is just geographically impossible at the mean time.

I wear the same size in both, and both fit well. I would not go down in width, as the toe box may get cramped.
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Black shell Leeds today:
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Black shell Leeds today:

 

Beautiful. I will have to get a pair of cordovan PTBs one of these days. How is the sizing compared to the 5 last?

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Beautiful. I will have to get a pair of cordovan PTBs one of these days. How is the sizing compared to the 5 last?

Thank you! I have black, burgundy and brown (C&J for Ralph Lauren) these days and they get plenty of wear.

I am a 12d in these and a 12d or 11.5e in 5 last shoes (highly dependent on the shoe, I have found). 11.5d Barrie last in the Alden world, for what it's worth.
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^the black Leeds in shell are stunning....a great classic shoe

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Those black shell Leeds do look great. I had them on in the AE store. Even though I had them on with an outfit I normally wouldn't wear them with, I really liked them.
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I finally got my Strands in 10.5E.  They feel more comfortable than the 11D's that I originally had...The heel is a little bigger, but the toe and overall fit feels much better.

Would it be the same size in Long Branch boots? 

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Excited to see pictures of everyone's 2 for $250 pickups after today. I recently picked up a pair of shells, so I don't think I'll be getting any this time around. 

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