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Hi Burzan - Nice pickups on the Dalton's. There was a trunk show here locally and saw the Walnuts yesterday and have seen the Chocolate when I was traveling a few months ago. Loved the Chocolate!!! I have used everything from the $2 shoe pads that I picked up at the local grocery store to the Black Superfeet ( which I believe AE sells). I'd try the less expensive options to see if that fills up enough space. I also wear thicker socks with some of my boots to fill the void or add cushion. I haven't tried tongue pads but that is a good suggestion as well.

enjoy your new pick-ups


DuckOB
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I have swatches of both, so I will go ahead and take a picture sometime tomorrow. Cappuccino is much darker and saturated compare to dark brown. As far as I am concerned, they don't look very similar. If you want a cappuccino MTO, call Allison first thing in the morning. I was informed last week that they practically ran out of it.

They have some cappuccino left as I ordered a pair late last week. I was on the fence over the brown shell Jeffersons but I really like the cappuccino color. So, I ordered a MTO Jefferson in cappuccino. It is suppose to be ready in 8 weeks.
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Is it normal to have some folds develop in the leather with time or do you undo that entirely with shoe trees if you use them religiously?

I have shoe trees for my daltons, but am in the process of getting either plastic or wooden ones for the other pairs of shoes I own. Till then I've been stuffing many of them with newspaper.


Also, how do you guys winterize boots. I'm going to be wearing my daltons through the boston winter. I'd rather not destroy them due to salt, etc,  the first year of having them. I have timberland workboots for the truly nasty days.

 

Thanks again!

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I concur and would add that if you have them shipped to Canada, I've never paid $40. Should be $25-30 in my experience. Also as BCer states, if you live quite near the US border, consider getting a mailbox 'across the line' and you'll save a ton when ordering through AE, eBay, Amazon, etc. j

The Jeffersonville location charges $45 to Canada.
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Also, how do you guys winterize boots. I'm going to be wearing my daltons through the boston winter. I'd rather not destroy them due to salt, etc,  the first year of having them. I have timberland workboots for the truly nasty days.

Thanks again!

I just did my Long Branches and Bayfields with Obenauf's Heavy Duty Leather Protectant, on advice from our very own Cold Iron. It was a bit of a process, using a blow dryer and whatnot, but I very much have the impression that they are now essentially bulletproof. Or winterproof, anyway.
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 essentially bulletproof..

 

O'rly...Challenge Accepted!

 

Im not in the states so no need to fear of your shoes getting shot at from me :p hope they hold up to the winter and ammo though.

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Is it normal to have some folds develop in the leather with time or do you undo that entirely with shoe trees if you use them religiously?


I have shoe trees for my daltons, but am in the process of getting either plastic or wooden ones for the other pairs of shoes I own. Till then I've been stuffing many of them with newspaper.


Also, how do you guys winterize boots. I'm going to be wearing my daltons through the boston winter. I'd rather not destroy them due to salt, etc,  the first year of having them. I have timberland workboots for the truly nasty days.

Thanks again!

Creases (or folds as you say) will develop with all shoes. Proper fit will minimize this but it is not avoidable. Get wood shoe trees as the wood removes the moisture from the shoes. Newspaper actually will work but does little to keep the shape of the shoes. Nordstrom Rack has shoe trees for cheap (around $12?pair) or Jos. A. Bank will have sales periodically where you can get 3 or 4 for the price of one. The boot question has already ben answered in a previous post.
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The day those came out, I emailed AE in hopes of obtaining a pair -- but that last doesn't exist in AA widths so I was hosed. Please post a photo so I can live vicariously through it!

 

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Nice! Yeah, I strongly considered it, but in the end couldn't justify it's place in my wardrobe. Eager to see yours though!

 

They grew on me. The bourbon Hanover became my favorite shoe on the website, so I'm glad that I was able to get them. At that price, they're much more reasonable. I picked up a pair of walnut Franciscans too.

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Originally Posted by LeviMay View Post


I just did my Long Branches and Bayfields with Obenauf's Heavy Duty Leather Protectant, on advice from our very own Cold Iron. It was a bit of a process, using a blow dryer and whatnot, but I very much have the impression that they are now essentially bulletproof. Or winterproof, anyway.

 

I guess I should do this to a few pairs of boots/shoes I plan on wearing through the winter. Luckily I picked up a pair of used cole haan 'waterproof' chukkas at a great price recently, so I won't have to wear the nice boots out in weather that's too icky! Between Obenaufs and the tims/ch's I should be set.


Heh. I'm starting to put together a shoe kit of sorts. 2 brushes and perhaps some polish to keep things going nicely.

 

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Creases (or folds as you say) will develop with all shoes. Proper fit will minimize this but it is not avoidable. Get wood shoe trees as the wood removes the moisture from the shoes. Newspaper actually will work but does little to keep the shape of the shoes. Nordstrom Rack has shoe trees for cheap (around $12?pair) or Jos. A. Bank will have sales periodically where you can get 3 or 4 for the price of one. The boot question has already ben answered in a previous post.


Thanks pastor. I'll keep an eye out for those sales then. I only have a couple of pairs of shoes worth putting trees in. Some of the others are probably not even worth being resoled...

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I guess I should do this to a few pairs of boots/shoes I plan on wearing through the winter. Luckily I picked up a pair of used cole haan 'waterproof' chukkas at a great price recently, so I won't have to wear the nice boots out in weather that's too icky! Between Obenaufs and the tims/ch's I should be set.


Heh. I'm starting to put together a shoe kit of sorts. 2 brushes and perhaps some polish to keep things going nicely.

 


Thanks pastor. I'll keep an eye out for those sales then. I only have a couple of pairs of shoes worth putting trees in. Some of the others are probably not even worth being resoled...

 

FYI, Jos Bank shoe trees are half off now. only $12.

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Got a pair of black shell park aves this weekend from the shoe bank. Seem to fit really well and I like the look of them. However, the leather on the toe box is slightly pebbled or dimpled, like the surface of a golf ball. Is this something that can be buffed out with time? Not a big deal, but it distracts me when I look down at my feet.

Here is a pic: it captures what I am talking about, but it is a little more pronounced in real life.

Edit: pic wasn't loading from my tablet. Here it is:

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Cant stop reading this thread. This is bad. I bought my first pair of AE in 2011, and it stayed that way until this August. Now I have 3 pairs (all calf) and just took the leap into cordovan with  a brown shell jefferson on the way hopefully this October.

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Those are great! 

 

Thanks man!  $299 makes them even greater.  They were a bit scruffy, and this is after one little session of TLC. I'm hoping they will just get better.  In bright daylight they're already showing that weirdly cool shell cordovan patina.  I'm really loving them so far.

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I didn't buy the Strand webgem as I was waiting for the sale today, but now the cordovan Strand is no longer on the website. Quite disappointed.
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I think I remember the shoebank mentioning shipping to Canada was $40 for the first pair and $5 for each additional, but can any Canadians speak on if that covers all tax/duties etc?. I just want to be sure I wont get hit with any big additional charges upon delivery if I place an order tomorrow.

 

No duties/taxes, but more often then not you will have to pay taxes plus a $10 brokerage fee.

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