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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post
 

Can not understand for the life of me why AE discontinued the shoe. Btw, how do you find the fit compare to the AE shoes on different lasts?

gorgeous shoes!

 

on a side note I notice you have the same shoelace loop issue that so many of us have.  I solve this by double knotting... is that bad of me?

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Originally Posted by chinngiskhaan View Post
 

gorgeous shoes!

 

on a side note I notice you have the same shoelace loop issue that so many of us have.  I solve this by double knotting... is that bad of me?

 

Why not just re-learn how to tie your shoes "correctly?"

 

I know that's easy for me to say, since I've always tied mine "correctly" (I think it may have something to do with being left handed).  The way a lefty naturally ties a shoe tends to result in the "correct" method, while the natural way for a right handed person (unless they were taught the correct way as a child), is to do it the opposite way which leads to the problem you have.

 

It may be awkward for a few weeks, but you'd form a new habit sooner than you think.

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Originally Posted by chinngiskhaan View Post

gorgeous shoes!

on a side note I notice you have the same shoelace loop issue that so many of us have.  I solve this by double knotting... is that bad of me?
Just cross the laces the opposite way you do now for the first knot...
post #32449 of 47129
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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post

Can not understand for the life of me why AE discontinued the shoe. Btw, how do you find the fit compare to the AE shoes on different lasts?

I find the 0 last to be one of the most comfortable AE lasts. I wear an 8D on the 0 last, which is my "normal" shoe size, but on the 5 and 7 I prefer an 8.5B and on the 8 last an 8.5D. The 0 last doesn't have the uncomfortableness on the instep and ball of the foot that some of the other last have when they are at the shorter length of an 8.
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Originally Posted by FreedBird View Post


I find the 0 last to be one of the most comfortable AE lasts. I wear an 8D on the 0 last, which is my "normal" shoe size, but on the 5 and 7 I prefer an 8.5B and on the 8 last an 8.5D. The 0 last doesn't have the uncomfortableness on the instep and ball of the foot that some of the other last have when they are at the shorter length of an 8.

Thank you for sharing this. Interesting, I know that most people, me including, go 1/2 size down and 1/2 size up on 5 last compare to their Brannock size. I am surprised and puzzled you found a good fit going 1/2 size up and 1/2 width down. 

I also found that the 7 last fits me way different from the 5 last.

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post #32452 of 47129
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Originally Posted by tietherope View Post
 

I came across this knot and have been using it lately.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

http://sockingbehaviour.com/how-to-lace-and-tie-mens-dress-shoes/

http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/secureknot.htm

Do you play piano?

For those of us with sausage fingers... this is painful. HAHA

post #32453 of 47129
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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post
 

Do you play piano?

For those of us with sausage fingers... this is painful. HAHA

I should have actually said "I use it when I have 5 extra minutes to do so before work". I'm nowhere close to good at it. 

post #32454 of 47129
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Originally Posted by tietherope View Post
 

I came across this knot and have been using it lately.

 

 

http://sockingbehaviour.com/how-to-lace-and-tie-mens-dress-shoes/

http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/secureknot.htm

Excellent. Just tried it and love the result!

post #32455 of 47129
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Originally Posted by tietherope View Post
 

I should have actually said "I use it when I have 5 extra minutes to do so before work". I'm nowhere close to good at it. 

It only took me 5 seconds, but I must admit I did play piano at school :colgate:

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Chocolate Larchmonts today:

 

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post #32457 of 47129
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post
 

Why not just re-learn how to tie your shoes "correctly?"

 

I know that's easy for me to say, since I've always tied mine "correctly" (I think it may have something to do with being left handed).  The way a lefty naturally ties a shoe tends to result in the "correct" method, while the natural way for a right handed person (unless they were taught the correct way as a child), is to do it the opposite way which leads to the problem you have.

 

It may be awkward for a few weeks, but you'd form a new habit sooner than you think.

 

It's actually not a matter of left- vs. right-handedness. The problem comes from tying the inital overhand knot the same way as the eventual loop knots, leaving an unbalanced knot. So LR/LR (left-over-right/left-over-right) has the same problem as RL/RL. The key is to do either LR/RL or RL/LR...

 

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Just cross the laces the opposite way you do now for the first knot...

 

This is the key! Sadly, the TED Talk I first learned this from taught the harder way: to do your first knot normally and then tie your bow backwards. It's much easier to just do your first knot backwards and then tie your bow as normal.

 

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Originally Posted by chinngiskhaan View Post
 

on a side note I notice you have the same shoelace loop issue that so many of us have.  I solve this by double knotting... is that bad of me?

 

I actually find that with double-knotting, I like to go the same way each time (LR/LR/LR or RL/RL/RL). But I only do this with casual shoes/laces when they're too long or won't stay with a single knot. I wouldn't do this with dressy shoes.

post #32458 of 47129
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Originally Posted by tietherope View Post

I came across this knot and have been using it lately.




http://sockingbehaviour.com/how-to-lace-and-tie-mens-dress-shoes/
http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/secureknot.htm

Good lace advice, thanks!
post #32459 of 47129
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Originally Posted by FreedBird View Post

Just got my pair of Evanstons back from a recraft!

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My favorite AE shoe.  I got mine re-crafted last year.

post #32460 of 47129
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post
 

 

It's actually not a matter of left- vs. right-handedness. The problem comes from tying the inital overhand knot the same way as the eventual loop knots, leaving an unbalanced knot. So LR/LR (left-over-right/left-over-right) has the same problem as RL/RL. The key is to do either LR/RL or RL/LR...

 

 

This is the key! Sadly, the TED Talk I first learned this from taught the harder way: to do your first knot normally and then tie your bow backwards. It's much easier to just do your first knot backwards and then tie your bow as normal.

 

 

 

I actually find that with double-knotting, I like to go the same way each time (LR/LR/LR or RL/RL/RL). But I only do this with casual shoes/laces when they're too long or won't stay with a single knot. I wouldn't do this with dressy shoes.

 

I'm actually not too sure I followed you very well.  However, it was just a theory based on anecdotal evidence.  I've not yet met a left handed person that has the problem.  Not any scientific or truly logical reason.  I'm sure someone who is left handed will chime in shortly to say that they have the problem now that I've said that. :nest:

 

EDIT: Nevermind, I see what you are saying now.  Indeed, it does require not tying both knots LR/LR or RL/RL.  That said, I've still not met a lefty with the problem! :D


Edited by MoneyWellSpent - 10/23/13 at 1:09pm
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