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In my culture, it's a tradition to take off your shoes when entering someone's house. When I have to leave, I always struggle to put on my shoes because I don't have my shoe horn with me.  It wasn't that big of a deal for me before until I learn to take care of my investment now and don't want to ruin them.  Does anyone know if there are "mini" shoe horns that I can keep on my key chain?  I would like to find something with good quality and small enough so it's not too obvious on my key chain.

Thanks in advance for the inputs.

You can use your driver's license or a credit card in a pinch.
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Is there an outlet MLK sale?  

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That is good to know 1/2-1/2-1/2. Vincenzo has always been great to work with. He is actually my favorite to work with at the Shoe Bank. I may give him a call and see if he can do the same for me. I do love those Walnut Shell Daltons… Since they were seconds, are there any noticeable flaws?

 

I would love a pair of Walnut Shell Daltons. I picked up a pair of Burgundy Shell Daltons during a $299 sale about 6 months back, and love them.

 

Yep, Vincenzo is rapidly becoming my go-to guy.  I've worked with Julie (the SB manager) also and she is very helpful.

 

Re: the walnut, they are firsts.  I know - astonishing.

 

And, re: the burgundy, man, where was I when that sale was going on?!?  Kicking myself right now . . .

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Some old weird distressed Delrays that I've neglected over the past couple of years.  Added a little conditioner and changed the sole edges from brown to black.

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Err, I have a pair of these in a 9C if anyone's looking for them. I thought they'd work for me but it's a no go. Too much room even though they're wide enough. They're sanfords.

 

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With the closed lacing, plain toe, and wheeled/fudged edges, this may be a new formal shoe to supplant the Park Avenue, especially for those who don't love the cap placement of the Park Avenue or Fifth Avenue.

 

 

These look really nice. They fit a major gap in AEs lineup, a shoe truly fitting of a Black Tie affair. I'd buy these today if I didn't already have the Vernon.

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Thanks anrobit, I am aware, as many here are, of the shell limitations at AE. I think I got one of the last pairs of walnut shell in a MTO a number of months back. 

 

 

That is good to know 1/2-1/2-1/2. Vincenzo has always been great to work with. He is actually my favorite to work with at the Shoe Bank. I may give him a call and see if he can do the same for me. I do love those Walnut Shell Daltons… Since they were seconds, are there any noticeable flaws?

 

I checked Pelle Line a while back, and no 12Ds. :(

 

I would love a pair of Walnut Shell Daltons. I picked up a pair of Burgundy Shell Daltons during a $299 sale about 6 months back, and love them.

Just wishing AE would make more shell. I can confirm that the Pelle Line shell Daltons are indeed walnut, and I believe the Boston AE still has a pair of walnut shell Strands or McCallisters languishing on the shelf. I didn't take a very close look, so I can't recall the size.

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so what would you define as a long time? My shoes have been up for the winter, will I need to condition them? What about new shoes straight from AE's factory? Do they need AE conditioner as well?

 

I would consider 6 months are longer to be a long time. Although, I condition every shoe I purchase before I wear them, just in case.

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I would consider 6 months are longer to be a long time. Although, I condition every shoe I purchase before I wear them, just in case.


thanks... I think I'll give conditioning my new fifth streets (just arrived today) a try. As well as my other AE's that are currently boxed up for the winter.

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You guys be crazy!! What does your wife say about your habit? Once I get the strands in walnut, I think I"ll be done... Or am I kidding myself? foo.gif

 

Depends on if you keep visiting this thread and others.  Whatever you do, don't start frequenting this thread, the Alden thread, and the C&J for RL thread.  All of a sudden, you're going to be getting multiple deliveries in the same week, and shopping for your next pair before the last pair arrives!  

 

Fortunately, my Wife indulges my "hobby."  Though, when I bought 2 pair of C&J for RL shell boots and 2 pair of C&J for RL shell shoes all at once during the last sale, she did ask what the damage was...  then was appalled.  I find it helps if I point out a few pair I've had for a while, to show how well they last (i.e. prove their value).  

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These look really nice. They fit a major gap in AEs lineup, a shoe truly fitting of a Black Tie affair. I'd buy these today if I didn't already have the Vernon.

 

Exactly. The only thing that could make them more formal lace-ups (read: non-pumps) for black tie would be patent leather, which I personally don't like (I feel lacquer or plastic coating looks cheap and is "cheating". Why not just use all plastic at that point?), and possibly making them a wholecut instead.

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These look really nice. They fit a major gap in AEs lineup, a shoe truly fitting of a Black Tie affair. I'd buy these today if I didn't already have the Vernon.
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Exactly. The only thing that could make them more formal lace-ups (read: non-pumps) for black tie would be patent leather, which I personally don't like (I feel lacquer or plastic coating looks cheap and is "cheating". Why not just use all plastic at that point?), and possibly making them a wholecut instead.

Hear, hear. As an amateur musician I'm in a tuxedo fairly frequently; I've got an email into Allison to see if the Carlyle can be had in AA width, and if so, I'm thinking really hard about having a workhorse pair done up in black patent (or black shell, if I decide to go for durability and subtle luster over by-the-book "proper").

Some black Carlyles with black silk ribbon lacing... yeah, that'd do nicely.
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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

 

These look really nice. They fit a major gap in AEs lineup, a shoe truly fitting of a Black Tie affair. I'd buy these today if I didn't already have the Vernon.

 

Exactly. The only thing that could make them more formal lace-ups (read: non-pumps) for black tie would be patent leather, which I personally don't like (I feel lacquer or plastic coating looks cheap and is "cheating". Why not just use all plastic at that point?), and possibly making them a wholecut instead.

 

How about the Hanover?  I've often thought these would look great with a tux . . .

 

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How about the Hanover?  I've often thought these would look great with a tux . . .

 

If it wasn't on the chiseled 333 last, absolutely. But I just can't abide those angles.

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Is the main difference with the Orthotic line a removable insole and a rubber outsole? Is the Winter Park pretty much a MacNeil on the 1-Last?
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