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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

I've never experienced that. How does it happen? What pieces are rubbing against each other?

It's almost like the outer leather stitched to the inner leather lining has movement between the peices. What ever is used to form the heel in structure and shape between the pieces of leather has movement between the layers. That's when I can pinch the layers on the heel and create the squeak.
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After trying many lasts (1, 5, 8) in many sizes, I can't find one that fits my feet because they are so low volume, especially around the heel and ankle.  This leads to the dreaded topline bulge with every downstep I make.  I have a pair of Macneil's coming in (last 7), and I'll see if those work.  Other than that, I am thinking I might just need to stick to boots.  

How do you all feel about fifth street boots with a suit? I wish they didn't have the broguing, but I think I can deal with it so that my shoes don't bulge at the topline.

Alternatively, any good recommendations for low volume lasts, or balmoral captoe boots without broguing?

The 2-222 last is very low volume. There aren't many current models left that are based on it, but outlets should have more models available.
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Originally Posted by dancingbear View Post

The 2-222 last is very low volume. There aren't many current models left that are based on it, but outlets should have more models available.

MTO anyone?
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Thanks for the advice guys.

 

For the 3 last, I think I'll try the Harrison or Rutledge next and see if they fit.  

 

For the 2 last, actually, my most well fitting shoes (at least in the ball and forefoot) are the Ralph Lauren Saunders, which I am told are on the 2 last.  Do you guys know of names of any balmorals from the 2 last that I might be able to find at the outlets?

 

Lastly, I think I remember seeing in the past couple of weeks that someone was able to make a captoe MTO without broguing (ie strand or fifth street without the broguing). Is that the case? I would really think hard about a fifth street shell MTO without the broguing.  

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Just noticed the Franciscan monk strap is now available in merlot...
I've not tried on the 333 last before, I only have Park Aves and Strands. How different is the sizing?
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Originally Posted by gauchogolfer View Post

Just noticed the Franciscan monk strap is now available in merlot...
I've not tried on the 333 last before, I only have Park Aves and Strands. How different is the sizing?

It's too long and narrow for me. I would try it on in store if you can. I wear an 11E in the PA; the best fit I could find in the 333 was a 10.5EEE, but I couldn't cope with the cramped toe box.
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Independence Rutledge today with my new soul socks. Learn about them at www.soul-socks.com. It is a cool sock of the month club.
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I would really think hard about a fifth street shell MTO without the broguing.
If this can be done—well, there went next year's tax refund... so much for visiting family and friends in Europe. lookaround.gif
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Unboxing my burgundy shell Macneils last week (2nds).  Other than a small dimple on one of the wings, these are great!

 

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Unboxing my burgundy shell Macneils last week (2nds).  Other than a small dimple on one of the wings, these are great!
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Those look great! Congrats!
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Originally Posted by ChasingBobby View Post
 

VERY DISAPPOINTED with the customer service with Allen edmonds....Placed an order for 2 shoes and 2 size medium shoe trees..

two weeks later, received the shoe and only one Shoe tree...contacted them and they sent me another one for their mistake. A week later, I received a size SMALL shoe tree and there was only one inside...last I remember they do sell shoes in pairs right....complete mess...

 

Very disappointed with their service and last time I will ever order from Allen Edmonds via phone or online..

 

Would you like some cheese?  

 

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Independence Rutledge today with my new soul socks. Learn about them at www.soul-socks.com. It is a cool sock of the month club.

 

Love the Rutledges!  

 

Ordered the Merlot Macneils Webgems.  Time for more shoe storage.  

 

PSA:  Home Depot online has these two tiered cedar ones that are stackable for $39 (fits 6 pairs of shoes- 3 pairs each tier).- http://www.homedepot.com/p/Two-Tier-Aromatic-Cedar-Shoe-Rack-A122/203664984#.UmVAuvmsiSo

 

 

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All calf or with another fabric?  Buff colored oiled canvas with a lug sole would get my attention (and perhaps that of Filson or Orvis as an exclusive).

 

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Good call, OptoDoc. That would be a winner!

 

Replacing the tweed with calf leather. Basically, a simple plain-toe boot.

 

I emailed Allison to see if this is possible.

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Originally Posted by V1KTA222 View Post

I would really think hard about a fifth street shell MTO without the broguing.  

Ask Allison if they could do the cap toe from a PA on to the boot instead of the brogued fifth street one? There was talk of a medalionless strand earlier, not a non-brogued strand
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Ask Allison if they could do the cap toe from a PA on to the boot instead of the brogued fifth street one? There was talk of a medalionless strand earlier, not a non-brogued strand

 

Ah thanks, got my terms mixed up again.  Yes, cap toe without the medallion on the fifth street would be great. Saw some samples of this in a thread from 2010 or 2011 before the fifth street got a wide release, and they look great!

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I'm assuming others have seen the free belt with an Independence purchase? I am currently dealing with getting my Webgem Jeffersons replaced and I'm hoping they might throw me a bone and honor that deal that's going on. I really would like a belt that matches my walnut shoes. I don't love the manistee belt (too matchy with strands), so what would you guys recommend? I have heard there's weirdness with the walnut belts vs walnut shoes?
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