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If AE stocked navy shell I'd be in big trouble.

At some point I'll add some Carminas (their navy shell is awesome) and Vibergs but right now they are a little pricey for me .

I agree so much I actually jump on those viberg navy shell boots
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I have similar feelings about AE Walnut Shell. In certain aspects, I am happy that they don't have it. I would probably have 8 more pairs of shoes if it was. :-)

I'm a huge fan of AE's walnut shell. I have a pair of walnut shell Daltons, and I can't say I regret them in the slightest, even with the expected AE imperfections

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Ok gents, my MTO shell Kenilworths look so great on my feet, it hurts. Literally.

After almost a month of gentle indoor breaking in, I gave these shoes their first official pavement piunding around Brooklyn and manhattan. And now my Achilles area on both feet are bruised and bloody. Has anyone else had issues with pain on the back of the Ankle with certain dress shoes? How have you fixed the problem? I'd rather not have to apply two band aids to my feet every time I want to wear these shoes.

I don't have this problem with any of my other shoes, including my calf kenilworth and shell strand...
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Dalton in walnut shell:

 

Where oh where did you find Walnut Shell? I have been wanting a pair of Walnut Shell Daltons. I know there was one site that still had some a few months back, but they did not have my size. Please advise. Beautiful boot, lucky find.

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Unfortunately, if they're not in your size at the retailer you mentioned, you won't find them save for the secondary market. AE is not making anything in unusual shell for a long time.

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Unfortunately, if they're not in your size at the retailer you mentioned, you won't find them save for the secondary market. AE is not making anything in unusual shell for a long time.
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Chili McAllisters. Enjoy.
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Anyone with cappuccino shell, or any recent shell for that matter, having problems with what I would call dry creases?  It's nothing massive, but in the creases formed from walking I notice a slight dry look in that crease.  I'm following the Mac Method and am nearing the point where I am going to apply some reno....should that fix it?  Or is this a deer bone solution?

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

After almost a month of gentle indoor breaking in, I gave these shoes their first official pavement piunding around Brooklyn and manhattan. And now my Achilles area on both feet are bruised and bloody. Has anyone else had issues with pain on the back of the Ankle with certain dress shoes? How have you fixed the problem? I'd rather not have to apply two band aids to my feet every time I want to wear these shoes.

This happened to me a couple years ago (bruised and tender, not bloody) when I got the shell Leeds I happen to be wearing right now. I suspect it was Haglund's. For a couple of weeks the back of my right heel hurt an awful lot around a bump that had suddenly appeared.

My solution? I wore boots for those two weeks. The extra support, and lack of sharp delineation at the point of contact between leather and no leather, prevented things from rubbing the wrong way... and the pain eventually disappeared entirely. Now I can wear whatever shoes I want; perhaps the tendon formed the equivalent of a subdermal callus.
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Anyone with cappuccino shell, or any recent shell for that matter, having problems with what I would call dry creases?  It's nothing massive, but in the creases formed from walking I notice a slight dry look in that crease.  I'm following the Mac Method and am nearing the point where I am going to apply some reno....should that fix it?  Or is this a deer bone solution?
Yes, I had the same exact issue with my cappuccino. I think a couple other people here may have had the same issue. I fixed mine by selling them. I only creased one pair. The other pair I did not wear and sold them. I imagine they would have had a similar issue. The Mac method really didn't help mine. I didn't have any product on hand to test. There will be a couple members along soon with better advice and first hand experience with the last batch of cappuccino.
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

 

Dalton in walnut shell:

 

Where oh where did you find Walnut Shell? I have been wanting a pair of Walnut Shell Daltons. I know there was one site that still had some a few months back, but they did not have my size. Please advise. Beautiful boot, lucky find.

 

Vincenzo at the Shoe Bank hooked me up.  There was one pair in my size that was evidently left over from the WebGem days and was languishing at the home office (I guess it helps to have a slightly unusual size).  I was as shocked as you are that they were there.  He also connected me to the truffle aka cappuccino Dundees that I will have in hand by Monday or Tuesday of next week.  Who knew a pair of those was still floating around?

 

Here's something that Vincenzo did for me that I didn't know was possible:  send me a list of EVERY shoe - firsts, seconds, closeouts, etc. - in my preferred size that was extant ANYWHERE in their system.  Both of those shells showed up on that list.  I wouldn't have even thought to ask about those makes and models, but there they were.

 

And, I believe the store you're referring to is Pelle Line.  As of this morning, they still have a pair in 9.5 D.  The description is kind of squirrelly - you can't really tell they're the walnut shell, but I can confirm that they are.

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My jar of Renovateur arrived last night, and I tried it out on my Park Ave and Kenilworths. It seemed like the cream was extremely difficult to buff off of the shoes. I applied with my bare finger and tried to keep it to a minimum. Let dry for 3-4 mins and then spent 20 mins or buffing like hell with an old cotton tshirt trying to remove it. Is this normal? It was hard enough to remove that buffing with a horsehair brush didn't even touch it. Am I doing something wrong (possibly using too much)?

 

I can't find any mention of this product being difficult to remove other than some people leaving it on over night.

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Exotics alert!  Go check out the new WebGems - and be prepared to open your wallets big-time . . . 

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/cati2_WebGems_1_40000000001_-1_1_image_0_N_146857_146857__subcategory__

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Yes, I had the same exact issue with my cappuccino. I think a couple other people here may have had the same issue. I fixed mine by selling them. I only creased one pair. The other pair I did not wear and sold them. I imagine they would have had a similar issue. The Mac method really didn't help mine. I didn't have any product on hand to test. There will be a couple members along soon with better advice and first hand experience with the last batch of cappuccino.

 

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Originally Posted by evolved View Post
 

Anyone with cappuccino shell, or any recent shell for that matter, having problems with what I would call dry creases?  It's nothing massive, but in the creases formed from walking I notice a slight dry look in that crease.  I'm following the Mac Method and am nearing the point where I am going to apply some reno....should that fix it?  Or is this a deer bone solution?

 

I have the same issue with my Townley's - I've literally wiped the oil off my forhead and on to the shoes and this did actually help. Horse oils vs Human oils must be kind of close. The other thing that helped was brushing, but brushing won't magically put moisture into the shoes. I think just a wipe down with a moist (girls hate that word) cloth helps too...I then brush them like a crazy person after they dry.

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^^ wow...alligators!
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