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post #31531 of 53251
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

From what I understand, the welt is a layer on top of the midsole. You don't have a wheeled edge, the welt is wheeled. The edge is the side of the shoe which encompasses the side of the welt, the midsole and the sole of the shoe. The Fifth Streets are an ankle height cap toe boot, but they have a medallion.

Thank you so much for clearing things up.

 

I think the name of the style I'm looking for is the balmoral boot? I want one with speed hooks and thicker shoe laces like the ones found on the promontory boots. Do you think I can add speed hooks to the fifth streets? I don't really mind the medallion.

 

Here is a pic that I found on the forums of what I am looking for:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/154268/allen-edmonds-balmoral-boot-in-the-works/60

 

It is the first pic in that thread posted posted by member jeffswood. That is the EXACT style that I want. Sorry I don't really know what you call that style. Wish I knew what it was called. That is why these forums are so great for learning!

 

Man those boots in burgundy or brown cordovan would look SOOOO nice.

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Originally Posted by movoblast View Post

Thank you so much for clearing things up.

I think the name of the style I'm looking for is the balmoral boot? I want one with speed hooks and thicker shoe laces like the ones found on the promontory boots. Do you think I can add speed hooks to the fifth streets? I don't really mind the medallion.

Here is a pic that I found on the forums of what I am looking for:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/154268/allen-edmonds-balmoral-boot-in-the-works/60

It is the first pic in that thread posted posted by member jeffswood. That is the EXACT style that I want. Sorry I don't really know what you call that style. Wish I knew what it was called. That is why these forums are so great for learning!

Man those boots in burgundy or brown cordovan would look SOOOO nice.

The Fifth Streets are low enough I don't think you need speed hooks. I don't lace mine through to the top. I have it laced to the second to last hole from the top. I'm not sure which boots you are talking about. There is a derby boot, oxford boot, and balmoral boot in that thread.
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post


The Fifth Streets are low enough I don't think you need speed hooks. I don't lace mine through to the top. I have it laced to the second to last hole from the top. I'm not sure which boots you are talking about. There is a derby boot, oxford boot, and balmoral boot in that thread.

Sorry I think it is the derby boot? 

It is the black ones in Jeffswood's pictures.

Jeffswood describes it as a blucher. Don't know if that is the same as a derby boot. 

Once again I'm sorry for being such an amateur at this.

post #31534 of 53251
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Originally Posted by chinngiskhaan View Post


Why is it that when I see a shell shoe on it's first wear out in the real world they already have rolls?  How much wear does it take before the rolls appear?

These weren't new - just new to me. However, they arent that worn. Thanks for the compliment though!!!
post #31535 of 53251
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post


The Fifth Streets are low enough I don't think you need speed hooks. I don't lace mine through to the top. I have it laced to the second to last hole from the top. I'm not sure which boots you are talking about. There is a derby boot, oxford boot, and balmoral boot in that thread.

Sorry for spamming. I think the ones I showed you may be the bayfields. I basically want the bayfields but chukka boot height. I don't think I can sport boots that come up that high. 

post #31536 of 53251
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Originally Posted by movoblast View Post

Sorry I think it is the derby boot? 
It is the black ones in Jeffswood's pictures.
Jeffswood describes it as a blucher. Don't know if that is the same as a derby boot. 
Once again I'm sorry for being such an amateur at this.
No apologies needed, it's how you learn.

The boot in that photo is indeed the Allen Edmonds Bayfield. You might find some on crazy sale at Lands End, but their QC is apparently hit and miss. Alternately you can scroll back through the last few months' worth of posts and get the general gist that one can call Styleforvm Special Crack Support Employee Allison at Allen Edmonds who can arrange for a Bayfield to be made to your specifications (any size they offer, any leather they offer, nearly any detailing you want that doesn't involve modifying the leather pattern) over the span of about eight weeks.

(full disclaimer: I did the above last week, for a size 14AA Bayfield in English Tan Dublin leather with a heavy lugged sole and some other wacky details, and am way excited about its arrival late next month.)
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Got an email late today notifying me that my webgem shell cordovan Jeffersons shipped today. Woo Hoo. Can't wait. I will post pics as soon as they arrive.
post #31538 of 53251
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

From what I understand, the welt is a layer on top of the midsole. You don't have a wheeled edge, the welt is wheeled. The edge is the side of the shoe which encompasses the side of the welt, the midsole and the sole of the shoe. The Fifth Streets are an ankle height cap toe boot, but they have a medallion.

 

+1 That is my understanding and basically what Allison said when she asked what welt color I wanted. I didn't think I needed to specify for a flat welt. I thought I knew about shoes, but I was schooled. Also, there is no Chili edge dressing, it's only a welt color. Allison mentioned there's confusion about this. The welt edges that look more natural or "wood-like" are the transparent ones.

 

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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post
 

Brand new brown Delrays.

 

I know they're not the fanciest shoes in the world, but Delrays are my workhorse (I have them in Chili, and I had a real old pair in brown).  They're fantastic every day shoes, especially with a pair of chinos or cotton pants.  I don't know why SF seems to be lukewarm at best when it comes to them/their split toe, but they're some of the most versatile (and best looking) shoes AE makes.  And they're made on the best last there is.

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I think the last and the shoe is great. I agree that they are a versatile shoe. I think heavier stitching on the apron/split toe would give it a little more character. The Parkway is similar, but a 3 last and split toe don't appeal to me.

 

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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

Got an email late today notifying me that my webgem shell cordovan Jeffersons shipped today. Woo Hoo. Can't wait. I will post pics as soon as they arrive.

 

Nice. I'm excited to see them :cheers:

post #31539 of 53251
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Originally Posted by NWTeal View Post

I didn't think I needed to specify for a flat welt.

I would confirm this. If you want a specific welt it would suck to get a type of welt you didn't want on an MTO.
post #31540 of 53251
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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

Got an email late today notifying me that my webgem shell cordovan Jeffersons shipped today. Woo Hoo. Can't wait. I will post pics as soon as they arrive.

I got a ship confirmation tonight for the shell Jeffersons as well. Considering that I ordered them on their last day of availability, I'm kind of surprised that they are ready so quick (of course, AE did promise delivery by 10/15). I should see them on Monday.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #31541 of 53251
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post


I would confirm this. If you want a specific welt it would suck to get a type of welt you didn't want on an MTO.

I meant that I didn't think I did, but Allison asked me :). I went with the Chili welt.

post #31542 of 53251
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Originally Posted by SBear View Post

If it were me with this choice, I'd ignore the flaw and ignore the price and imagine both shoes sitting next to my other shoes and make the decision based on which one I a) want most and b) 'need' most.

Good advice. As I already have a black chukka (albeit with a lug Vibram sole), I will stick with the Leeds. I'll save my first MTO for something unique. (Did anyone else feel like they were buying drugs when they called Allison for the first time? "Um, yeah, some people on SF said you were the one I should talk to....).
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Why is it that when I see a shell shoe on it's first wear out in the real world they already have rolls?  How much wear does it take before the rolls appear?
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post #31544 of 53251
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Originally Posted by chinngiskhaan View Post


Why is it that when I see a shell shoe on it's first wear out in the real world they already have rolls?  How much wear does it take before the rolls appear?
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post #31545 of 53251
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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

Got an email late today notifying me that my webgem shell cordovan Jeffersons shipped today. Woo Hoo. Can't wait. I will post pics as soon as they arrive.

How long ago did you place your order? Mine only rang up last week and then yesterday I had the shoe size adjusted so I know I must wait several more weeks before they ship. Hopefully my Patriots ship on time though.

I can't wait to see your pictures!
Edited by Buddy0329 - 10/12/13 at 7:50am
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