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not to start a fire, but does the bowing issue happen only with calf, or does it include shell?

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Got my new black stands in the mail today. Awesome shoes, but very stiff.

Is it OK to use the AE conditioner on them while I'm breaking them in?
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Wow

Wow indeed
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???.......CHINNGISKHAAN!!!! ......NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!  (glad it wasn't me this time...) :blush:   I love this thread...

 

Back to shoes! I got a call from FedEx (uh oh)... Said they MISSED their delivery (of one or both shoes I'm waiting for) because THERE WAS NO SUITE# WITH THE ADDRESS (just using caps for emphasis) on the package.  (I stressed the suite number in my order.) I would have to wait until Monday for it. If the weather in Chicago wasn't @#$%^&, I might be tempted to drive the 16 miles and pick them up!

 

...Nah. Just makes it that much sweeter when I get 'em.

yeah... I blamed the wrong guy for saying something... I blamed the guy defending the guy that said it... My point was still a valid one, but certainly directed at the wrong person, for which I apologized.  What can I say, someone has to keep this forum on it's toes! Which brings me to my next point about AE's website...

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I'm currently using AE fransiscan, I want to change the insole but I realized that the current insole is not removable (i guess it's glued or sth), is it a wise idea if i just remove it forcefully? or can i just put the new insole on top of the current one?
You cannot remove the insole because the entire shoe is built around the insole. Put your insole on top of the leather one, and size up a width if needed.
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where can you buy allen edmonds in HK? thanks
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Originally Posted by david 112358 View Post

Got my new black stands in the mail today. Awesome shoes, but very stiff.

Is it OK to use the AE conditioner on them while I'm breaking them in?

 

Have you owned AE shoes previously? 

 

I ask because I felt the same way about both pairs I own after purchasing them (Strands and Mcallisters). They were really stiff and also just looked "too polished". After 10-20 wears they fit like old baseball gloves and take on a more natural look. Not having any imperfections on your shoe at all looks weird, in my opnion. 

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Have you owned AE shoes previously? 

I ask because I felt the same way about both pairs I own after purchasing them (Strands and Mcallisters). They were really stiff and also just looked "too polished". After 10-20 wears they fit like old baseball gloves and take on a more natural look. Not having any imperfections on your shoe at all looks weird, in my opnion. 
I have a pair of Aberdeens that I bought to be my "rain" shoe, but those are hardly a dress shoe- more like a short hiking boot.

The strand is the first good dress shoe I've bought in a very long time. I just don't want to screw them up at the start.
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The strand is the first good dress shoe I've bought in a very long time. I just don't want to screw them up at the start.

High quality Goodyear-welted leather sole dress shoes feel very different from less expensive shoes built with athletic-shoe manufacturing processes.

I recommend that you just start wearing them and don't mess with chemicals to try to break them in. If the leather is dry, they might benefit from an early treatment with cream polish. Otherwise, just starting putting the miles in and polish as necessary.

You might want to check the sole wear around the toe after a few days. If they're shoing a lot of wear there, having a cobbler add toe taps will extend the sole life a lot.
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Apologies if someone already mentioned this, but Polo has a few good deals going right now. They've got their Slaton cap-toe, Sanderson LWB, and Saunders chukka, all in snuff suede, on sale.
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Just noticed on the AE website that the walnut MacNeil is now labeled a close out style, and selling at a discount.
Surely they wouldn't discontinue such a classic and best selling shoe?
Would they?

I can only hope for a return of the burgundy MacNeil as I missed the recent web gem.
That should be a regular model.
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Just picked up my first two pairs of Allen Edmonds. After trying a bunch on in-store, I ordered seconds of the Rutledge and Jefferson. With the holiday discount I picked up both pairs for around $640 w/ tax... very happy with them. Thanks to all for contributions that helped lead me to great shoes for a great deal. smile.gif

Side note... cusotmer service at the outlet in Port Washington is excellent. I dealt with Vincenzo.

I've already got my eye on a couple more pairs but will probably hold off for a good sale. Does anyone know when AE runs some of their best yearly sales?

Thanks!
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^Pretty much all year round. Sign up for the email list via the shoe bank and request seconds lists often. Additionally the RDA sale is usually solid.
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High quality Goodyear-welted leather sole dress shoes feel very different from less expensive shoes built with athletic-shoe manufacturing processes.

I recommend that you just start wearing them and don't mess with chemicals to try to break them in. If the leather is dry, they might benefit from an early treatment with cream polish. Otherwise, just starting putting the miles in and polish as necessary.

You might want to check the sole wear around the toe after a few days. If they're shoing a lot of wear there, having a cobbler add toe taps will extend the sole life a lot.
Perfect. This is exactly what I wanted to know. I'm going to wear them around the house this weekend then drop them off at the shoe guy to put on tap soles.
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Sporting the Long Branch on a visit to the book store today. Winter took a small break and rain cleared away all the salt, so I couldn't resist giving them another wear.

Switched to some blue laces, just for kicks and giggles. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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