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post #34096 of 47128
So my strands, AE McAllisters, and BB McAllisters all fit differently. I used the same size for all three, the strands fit perfect, the AE McAllisters are loose and the BB McAllisters are tight. What gives?!

I should note that the AE McAllisters were MTO, if that has anything to do with it. I know that the BB McAllisters have a different insole which Is certainly taking up more room and is creating tightness in the vamp.

How have you guys faired with these shoes?


Side note: my Neumoks and Cronmoks fit fine, same size as the shoes above.

Crazy 5 last!
post #34097 of 47128
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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post
 

The wedge sole on the carson city is driving me nuts. Is it so hard to just put a normal sole on a good looking boot? Here is a totally sweet boot, almost on par with the dalton, and then it has some wacky red brick or china white sole. WHY?! Is this to force us to their more upmarket boots?

The more I look at the Carson City, the more I'm liking it, wedge and all, although I do agree the white sole is fugly (I would go with the dark brown leather and red sole) and I'm not crazy about the speed hooks.  It doesn't come in a 9.5 E so I'd have to try 10.5 D instead.  What I'd REALLY like is a pair of shell Daltons to go with my walnuts, but I could be waiting many months if not years for those to show up on the seconds list.  In the meantime, as a "poor man's Dalton", the Carson City might scratch my itch just fine.

 

Here is my question: Generally speaking, on a shoe with a wedge sole, is it possible to replace the sole with something like the Dalton's butyl double leather (complete with actual heel)? Or is it once a wedge, always a wedge?

 

P.S. I've been lurking on this thread for a while and have finally decided to start posting. I humbly apologize in advance for any noob mistakes I make and would welcome constructive criticism.  By way of context, I caught the AE bug only a few months ago but am already at 20+ pairs. The breadth and depth of knowledge in this thread of shoes in general and AEs in particular is amazing!

post #34098 of 47128
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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

So my strands, AE McAllisters, and BB McAllisters all fit differently. I used the same size for all three, the strands fit perfect, the AE McAllisters are loose and the BB McAllisters are tight. What gives?!

I should note that the AE McAllisters were MTO, if that has anything to do with it. I know that the BB McAllisters have a different insole which Is certainly taking up more room and is creating tightness in the vamp.

How have you guys faired with these shoes?


Side note: my Neumoks and Cronmoks fit fine, same size as the shoes above.

Crazy 5 last!

 

As you note, the BB AE shoes fit tighter due to the poron insole.  Not sure why your Strands and McAllisters fit differently.

post #34099 of 47128
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

As you note, the BB AE shoes fit tighter due to the poron insole.  Not sure why your Strands and McAllisters fit differently.
Do you have any experience with BB shoes? How did you size compared to the AE model?
post #34100 of 47128
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post

 
The wedge sole on the carson city is driving me nuts. Is it so hard to just put a normal sole on a good looking boot? Here is a totally sweet boot, almost on par with the dalton, and then it has some wacky red brick or china white sole. WHY?! Is this to force us to their more upmarket boots?
The more I look at the Carson City, the more I'm liking it, wedge and all, although I do agree the white sole is fugly (I would go with the dark brown leather and red sole) and I'm not crazy about the speed hooks.  It doesn't come in a 9.5 E so I'd have to try 10.5 D instead.  What I'd REALLY like is a pair of shell Daltons to go with my walnuts, but I could be waiting many months if not years for those to show up on the seconds list.  In the meantime, as a "poor man's Dalton", the Carson City might scratch my itch just fine.

Here is my question: Generally speaking, on a shoe with a wedge sole, is it possible to replace the sole with something like the Dalton's butyl double leather (complete with actual heel)? Or is it once a wedge, always a wedge?

P.S. I've been lurking on this thread for a while and have finally decided to start posting. I humbly apologize in advance for any noob mistakes I make and would welcome constructive criticism.  By way of context, I caught the AE bug only a few months ago but am already at 20+ pairs. The breadth and depth of knowledge in this thread of shoes in general and AEs in particular is amazing!

20+ pairs in a few months? Man, you have got the fever bad! Welcome to the forum.
post #34101 of 47128
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

Here is my question: Generally speaking, on a shoe with a wedge sole, is it possible to replace the sole with something like the Dalton's butyl double leather (complete with actual heel)? Or is it once a wedge, always a wedge?

 

I'm interested in this answer to this question as well.

 

Also, I'm jealous. I think I probably would have bought at least 5-10 pairs over the last few months if I had the $$$.

 

 

 

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What do you guys think of these? What would be the most you're willing to pay for 'em?

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post #34102 of 47128
If you're tying a Balmoral, where you want it to lace completely closed, you can use the European Straight Lacing method, which doesn't require even numbers. It also has the advantage of being much, much easier to tighten. But it's a bit odd looking if you can't lace the shoe all the way closed.
post #34103 of 47128
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

Seconds are shoes deemed to have a flaw by the factory. They range from near flawless to major defects.

Where do they typically sell them?

post #34104 of 47128
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Originally Posted by taint it sweet View Post
 

Where do they typically sell them?

Call the Shoe Bank at (262) 284-7158.  Give them your size and width and email address.  They will send you a list of everything they currently have, which will include all outlets nationwide. Then call them back and tell them what you want.  Give them a credit card number and they'll do the rest.  Shipping is free both ways but returns carry a $10 restocking fee.

post #34105 of 47128
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20+ pairs in a few months? Man, you have got the fever bad! Welcome to the forum.

 

 

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Also, I'm jealous. I think I probably would have bought at least 5-10 pairs over the last few months if I had the $$$.

 Thanks. To paraphrase an old song, I got it bad and that ain't good for my wallet.

post #34106 of 47128

Got the Strands in last week, just trying them on for the first time. Really liking them!

post #34107 of 47128

Pulled the trigger on a pair of tan Eagle County boots.  Have wanted them for a long time but couldn't justify spending that much . . . but $129 for seconds is great.  Hopefully not too flawed.

 

People on here seem to hate the white sole, but I'm looking for casual boots and the white sole is exactly what I want.

post #34108 of 47128
Apologies for the n00b question, but I'm suffering from information overload:

Shoe care for new AEs:
1. Conditioner
2. Cream polish
3. Wax polish

Anything else?
post #34109 of 47128
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Apologies for the n00b question, but I'm suffering from information overload:

Shoe care for new AEs:
1. Conditioner
2. Cream polish
3. Wax polish

Anything else?

 

It really depends what kind of shoes youre getting.

 

General rule/ basic items is :

 

Suede/nubucks/roughouts : spray protector + suede brush

Heavier leather/boots you want to beat up (CXL/Long branch, etc) : Obenauf

Dress shoes : conditionner and cleaner + cream polish + optionnal wax polish + horsehair brush

 

Wax is only if you want to go for a big shine, be careful with it as it dries the leather.

post #34110 of 47128
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post
 

Thanks for the heads up. $99 closeouts seems like a very sweet deal to me. I'll have to look into that and stay tuned.

$99 sale has been confirmed but with the caveat that all sales are final.

 

Put my order in for four pairs. :)

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