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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

I had a pair of Daltons a few years ago, and the same thing happened to me. I've also seen other people with the same issue. I ended up selling the pair for fit reasons, but the moral of the story is that the Daltons have non-functional pull tags, which is a silly design flaw that needs fixing.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

I actually never use the pull tabs to put on my shoes. Why wouldn't you just hold them from the sides? You get so much more grip...


I do this with all my boots. Pull tabs or not.

 

This is good to know. Perhaps whether or not I pulled too hard, this is my fault for not knowing that they're basically nonfunctional. Hopefully they'll be able to fix them for me and I can put 'em on correctly from here on out.

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The moral of my story was that you were using them correctly, but they were designed incorrectly. Pull tabs should either be functional and strong (like on a pair of Vibergs) or not there at all. Putting on delicate pull tabs for aesthetics makes no sense whatsoever.
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Really loving my chili McAllisters that had made. The color is certainly under utilized by AE, will have to get some other MTO's in this color.

Decided to use some chili edge dressing on the lower section of the heels, I think the color contrast adds a little something extra to the shoe.
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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

The moral of my story was that you were using them correctly, but they were designed incorrectly. Pull tabs should either be functional and strong (like on a pair of Vibergs) or not there at all. Putting on delicate pull tabs for aesthetics makes no sense whatsoever.
I think a member of our forum had a pair of Daltons made with the pull tabs removed. Guess he knew something others didn't.
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I like the aesthetic and given that they're dress boots and not rugged boots, I'm fine with it.

Honestly, I loosen the laces and put my feet in by holding the sides. it works and I'm sure it's easier than using the pull tab.

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Just got this in the mail...
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Can't pull it up its says what?
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

I like the aesthetic and given that they're dress boots and not rugged boots, I'm fine with it.


Honestly, I loosen the laces and put my feet in by holding the sides. it works and I'm sure it's easier than using the pull tab.

I agree, if the pull tab was to really be functional, it would have to be really heavy-duty and ugly. On dress boots that wouldn't fit the overall look. I 'accidentally' tugged on one of mine any it tore - I had to have local cobbler stitch it. Never again - I use the sides only.
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

Can't pull it up its says what?
It's a letter from Paul Grangaard about the sale to Brentwood Associates.
post #33100 of 50977
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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

I just got my Neumoks, and unfortunately they are headed back to AE. They came out beautiful, except with just a couple of seconds-quality issues. Mainly, not all the holes were cleanly punched on them, so that there are some tan dots on them, and the medallion holes aren't punched out very much at all. Also, there was some hairstuff all over them (possibly just lint, but didn't come off with a light rubbing) and wrinkles all over the place.

Allison gladly is taking them back to look over, and will let me know if they are repairable or need replacing (in which case I'm asking for a slight sizing adjustment). Anyway, they didn't stay in my hands long enough to take photos, but they are pretty damn good looking otherwise. Lots of shell all over, including the heel lining and the foot padding. The double JR sole came out perfect, and the light brown transparent edging is *exactly* what everyone wants their edging to look like, absolutely nailed it.

Wish we had pix since those don't sound too bad.

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BCer, is that a a dark navy jingle bell mok in your avatar photo? I'd be interested in seeing some more photos showing the color.

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Originally Posted by jd13jd13 View Post

It's a letter from Paul Grangaard about the sale to Brentwood Associates.

Better buy em while you can!
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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post


I think a member of our forum had a pair of Daltons made with the pull tabs removed. Guess he knew something others didn't.

I have a pair of Daltons and a pair of Haights.  The problem I have with boots with pull tabs is when I stand from a sitting position, the bottom of my pants leg gets hooked on the pull tab and I have to pull it loose.  Not so much a problem with the Daltons since they are taller.  But I never use the pull tabs for pulling the shoes on.

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

I'm wearing my daltons again on this brisk boston morning. I swear they fit better every time I wear them.


I'm pretty tapped out on shoes for now and don't have any voids in my closet other than black boots, so why is it that I find myself browsing ebay for strands and such so often...?

So you can snipe them away from some other unsuspecting ebayer who thinks he's got them in the bag.  No wait, that's me.

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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post
 

Keep it domestic... well that is a farce.

AE has already diluted the brand by having the "Made in DR" shoes. (Cemented construction, etc...)

I hope PE doesn't make it worse. 

Where's the farce exactly? AE makes an absolute minority of its shoes in the DR in order to establish its presence and compete with JM, Cole Haan and such in the below $200 market segment. The shoes they make in the DR are clearly marked as such. Dislike some other brands (Grenson first comes to mind), they don't make most of the shoe in the DR and then import it to the US for the final assembly.

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