Could someone kindly share how to get on the email list for the shoebank sales? thank you.
I know the Kenilworth runs slightly larger than other 5 lasted shoes. I haven't heard of any bowing issues, myself. I would think that, being a blucher, there would be less bowing. After all, most of the time bowing is caused by the speading at the throat of a balmoral, because the bottom portion of the eyestays is fixed, and cannot adjust to accomodate the volume at the top, or it is caused by the lack of an arch/instep, causing downward pressure on the upper at the inside of the foot.
Bottom line: I wouldn't expect any excessive bowing from the Kenilworth.
On the other hand bowing can occur in any last and any shoe regardless of bal or blucher. I tried 3 times over a years time to get a pair of Bradley's (blucher on 1 last) made that didn't bow without success.
While foot volume can play a role in bowing (and in most cases think it does) it does seem that bowing runs in streaks, especially with certain shoes and you can measure it across the topline. You never know until you get the shoe if yours is going to have it or not when it comes to major bowing which is a result of lasting. The good news is you can return them easily enough and try again, it is AE and the best CS I have ever seen. They will get it right for you and if it is a shoe you really like worth at least trying.
I still haven't given up on the Bradley and will eventually try again. Although with all the recent great pictures of black shell I am thinking the Portland in black shell would satisfy my need for a NST. And a boot in black shell. I blame SBear and many others on here
There's no list that would be periodically sent to you, like the list of Aldens on "Theshoemart.com." You have to call or email firstname.lastname@example.org or any other outlet, such as Jeffersonville, Ohio or Freeport, Maine.
I was just browsing on ebay for some shoes... came across these gems- the Marlows. I never knew that AE made an austerity brogue! It is the style i am coveting most right now. If they ever brought it back, I would definitely jump on it!
ah, i see, thank you for the info!