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post #34096 of 52276
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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 #34097 of 52276
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 #34098 of 52276
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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 #34099 of 52276
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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 #34100 of 52276
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post


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

 

 

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Originally Posted by 850csi View Post
 

 

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 #34101 of 52276

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

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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 #34103 of 52276
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 #34104 of 52276
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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 #34105 of 52276
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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. :)

post #34106 of 52276
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Originally Posted by bbob2013 View Post
 

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

 

those are merlot, right?

 

would love to see more pics if possible.

thanks

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Did I lace my Kenilworths properly?  I can't bar lace them (odd eyelets), and I'm not sure I'd want to even if I could because they are derby shoes.

 

Also, are pique cotton socks OK with a suit?  I find them much more comfortable than wool.

post #34108 of 52276
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Originally Posted by bgp001 View Post

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

Which four? I just wanna know what are some good closeout styles.

Put my order in for four pairs. smile.gif
post #34109 of 52276
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Originally Posted by bgp001 View Post
 

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

 

Put my order in for four pairs. :)

Thanks for the follow-up. I guess for $99 AE's, you can't be picky about even a noticeable defect. It's a roll of the dice, but at that price....Are the BB and RL shoes $99?


Edited by VinnyMac - 11/24/13 at 12:03pm
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Called J'Ville and confirmed that Saunders will not be discounted beyond the $149 price, even though it is a closeout. Is that a good price for suede boots? My Clarks Desert Boots are possibly the most uncomfortable shoes on the planet, looking to upgrade to something with a real sole.

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