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Kinda...

 

(the non-creepy kind of) lol

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I agree that the flat laces make the Dalton more casual and for me that is a good thing as I love wearing mine with jeans!

 

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^^ They look much better with the flat laces, IMO. Well done.
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Just put my second MTO order in: brown Shaker Heights with extra toe burnishing and dainite sole. No other alterations. Love that boot, especially now at 100 off. Thanks Allison!

In other news, is AE no longer offering free 2 day delivery standard on shoe orders? Just received a promo email about free 2-day delivery "for a limited time."
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^^ They look much better with the flat laces, IMO. Well done.

 

All kidding aside, to me putting flat laces on Daltons brings the following issue into stark relief:  that sadly AE doesn't stock a true work boot (one that would compete with the Red Wing GT, Wolverine 1000 Mile, Chippewa Service/Homestead, etc.).  The Bayfield, Long Branch, Eagle County, and Portland all dance around it, but you have to go the custom route to get something that really approaches what I would consider to be a work boot - cap- or round-toe, no perfing or brogueing, lug sole, and the like.  (The Promontory Point might come closest, but with the Dainite sole and no speed hooks, it's still not quite rugged enough for me, and AE doesn't seem to be positioning it as an alternative to the ones I mentioned above.)  Flat laces on work boots are definitely the way to go, but IMO on a Dalton it looks like you're trying to turn them into something they're really not.

 

Just my $.02.

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All kidding aside, to me putting flat laces on Daltons brings the following issue into stark relief:  that sadly AE doesn't stock a true work boot (one that would compete with the Red Wing GT, Wolverine 1000 Mile, Chippewa Service/Homestead, etc.).  The Bayfield, Long Branch, Eagle County, and Portland all dance around it, but you have to go the custom route to get something that really approaches what I would consider to be a work boot - cap- or round-toe, no perfing or brogueing, lug sole, and the like.  (The Promontory Point might come closest, but with the Dainite sole and no speed hooks, it's still not quite rugged enough for me, and AE doesn't seem to be positioning it as an alternative to the ones I mentioned above.)  Flat laces on work boots are definitely the way to go, but IMO on a Dalton it looks like you're trying to turn them into something they're really not.

Just my $.02.

I dunno about that. I believe my straight tip boots are inherently dressier than the Dalton and just look "right" with flat laces.


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Albeit that the Alden laces are narrower and sleeker and give it a dressier look, befitting those cap toes.

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All kidding aside, to me putting flat laces on Daltons brings the following issue into stark relief:  that sadly AE doesn't stock a true work boot (one that would compete with the Red Wing GT, Wolverine 1000 Mile, Chippewa Service/Homestead, etc.).  The Bayfield, Long Branch, Eagle County, and Portland all dance around it, but you have to go the custom route to get something that really approaches what I would consider to be a work boot - cap- or round-toe, no perfing or brogueing, lug sole, and the like.  (The Promontory Point might come closest, but with the Dainite sole and no speed hooks, it's still not quite rugged enough for me, and AE doesn't seem to be positioning it as an alternative to the ones I mentioned above.)  Flat laces on work boots are definitely the way to go, but IMO on a Dalton it looks like you're trying to turn them into something they're really not.

 

Just my $.02.

 

When the flat black laces arrive I will post pics with them in my Bayfield, they are going to loo amazing I think. I also now wish the Dalton had speed hooks because the flat laces hold tighter and make getting them on/off a bit of a pain haha

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I dunno about that. I believe my straight tip boots are inherently dressier than the Dalton and just look "right" with flat laces.

To be fair, IMO, regardless of laces, your straight tip boots are inherently dressier than the Daltons, because they're cap toes. The flat laces you have on your straight tips also look narrower than the ones on the Daltons. I think your straight tips would look even dressier with narrow round laces.
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All kidding aside, to me putting flat laces on Daltons brings the following issue into stark relief:  that sadly AE doesn't stock a true work boot (one that would compete with the Red Wing GT, Wolverine 1000 Mile, Chippewa Service/Homestead, etc.).  The Bayfield, Long Branch, Eagle County, and Portland all dance around it, but you have to go the custom route to get something that really approaches what I would consider to be a work boot - cap- or round-toe, no perfing or brogueing, lug sole, and the like.  (The Promontory Point might come closest, but with the Dainite sole and no speed hooks, it's still not quite rugged enough for me, and AE doesn't seem to be positioning it as an alternative to the ones I mentioned above.)  Flat laces on work boots are definitely the way to go, but IMO on a Dalton it looks like you're trying to turn them into something they're really not.

Just my $.02.

I was at the Allen Edmonds store in Kansas City a few weeks ago and the sales associate told me that the Promintory Point boot was delayed for a few months because AE and Wolverine had a "legal disagreement" about the Promintory Point.... apparently Wolverine thought it was too close to the 1000 Mile boot (last and all) and involved legal folk. He said it had to be delayed while AE made changes to the Promintory. I found this to be quite believable since the initial website pictures of the Promintory look quite similar to 1000 Mile boots... but the final shipping product was changed to have a rubber sole and much sleaker profile. It was so differnet from the initial photos that I was diappointed... I wanted something more work-bootish...
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I dunno about that. I believe my straight tip boots are inherently dressier than the Dalton and just look "right" with flat laces.


 

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All kidding aside, to me putting flat laces on Daltons brings the following issue into stark relief:  that sadly AE doesn't stock a true work boot (one that would compete with the Red Wing GT, Wolverine 1000 Mile, Chippewa Service/Homestead, etc.).  The Bayfield, Long Branch, Eagle County, and Portland all dance around it, but you have to go the custom route to get something that really approaches what I would consider to be a work boot - cap- or round-toe, no perfing or brogueing, lug sole, and the like.  (The Promontory Point might come closest, but with the Dainite sole and no speed hooks, it's still not quite rugged enough for me, and AE doesn't seem to be positioning it as an alternative to the ones I mentioned above.)  Flat laces on work boots are definitely the way to go, but IMO on a Dalton it looks like you're trying to turn them into something they're really not.

Just my $.02.

I was at the Allen Edmonds store in Kansas City a few weeks ago and the sales associate told me that the Promintory Point boot was delayed for a few months because AE and Wolverine had a "legal disagreement" about the Promintory Point.... apparently Wolverine thought it was too close to the 1000 Mile boot (last and all) and involved legal folk. He said it had to be delayed while AE made changes to the Promintory. I found this to be quite believable since the initial website pictures of the Promintory look quite similar to 1000 Mile boots... but the final shipping product was changed to have a rubber sole and much sleaker profile. It was so differnet from the initial photos that I was diappointed... I wanted something more work-bootish...

 

That is very interesting and very enlightening - thanks for sharing.

 

Even though the PP isn't exactly what I'm looking for, I do think it's a nice boot, and if/when they go on sale I might take a flyer on a pair.  I recently tried on literally 15 pairs of RWs, 1000Ks, and Chippewas in various shapes and sizes, and was disappointed to realize that none of them really did it for me.  I'll also be checking out Alden's Indy boot when I'm in San Francisco next week, but I'm really not a fan of the moc toe.  If all else fails, I do still have the option of the "Allison special" Eagle County MTO/custom - but I'm not sure I'm prepared to wait two or three months for them as seems to be the norm these days.

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Hey guys, so my 8.5E "trial size" Park Aves came in today. Trying them on, they appear to be the correct length since the balls of my feet match up with the sole.

However, the vamp had no gap once laced and there was a little "slop" around the top of the shoe.

Do you think 8.5D is the way to go then? Should allow for the footbed to give a little.
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Hey guys, so my 8.5E "trial size" Park Aves came in today. Trying them on, they appear to be the correct length since the balls of my feet match up with the sole.

However, the vamp had no gap once laced and there was a little "slop" around the top of the shoe.

Do you think 8.5D is the way to go then? Should allow for the footbed to give a little.

I have a feeling that 'no gap' may turn into an overlap over time.
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