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Does AE sell tongue pads? If not, can anyone recommend some? Never messed with them before. Is this the type of thing a cobbler should install, or are the self-adhesive type sufficient? Are they removable, or pretty much stuck there for good?
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Originally Posted by NWTeal View Post

Not a lot of talk about the AE clothing on here. Obviously, they aren't as exciting as their shoes. However I picked up this scarf for just $24 at AE today. Made in Scotland, 100% merino wool. Not bad.




Very beautiful fantasy.

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Hi, I am new to this thread. Are there a Allen Edmonds MTO thread? I am interested in buying a pair of light brown shell longwings with lighter welt and edge. Thanks in advance

As previously noted, your only options for shell through AE are black, dark brown, and burgundy at this time.

But should you want to move ahead on your longwing (McNeil, Larchmont, Regent Street, or whichever style you prefer), you can contact Allison at ameyer@allenedmonds.com

She's always very helpful. Just be patient waiting for a reply.
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Originally Posted by Evolve View Post

Does AE sell tongue pads? If not, can anyone recommend some? Never messed with them before. Is this the type of thing a cobbler should install, or are the self-adhesive type sufficient? Are they removable, or pretty much stuck there for good?

The SA at Rock Center AE store gave me some adhesive pads for free when my Neumoras broke in a little too loosely on the right foot. When I tried to take it off the left foot (which is almost an inch longer), the adhesive took quite a bit of effort, a little water and even a dab of nail polish remover.

So I would tape them in place first using Scott tape to make sure it works for you, and then be absolutely sure of the placement before you apply it for real...,
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


The SA at Rock Center AE store gave me some adhesive pads for free when my Neumoras broke in a little too loosely on the right foot. When I tried to take it off the left foot (which is almost an inch longer), the adhesive took quite a bit of effort, a little water and even a dab of nail polish remover.

So I would tape them in place first using Scott tape to make sure it works for you, and then be absolutely sure of the placement before you apply it for real...,

Great feedback.

Thanks pep.

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Originally Posted by Indyoshi68 View Post

Wore my freshly topy'ed Daltons today; the soles' toes were getting eaten up pretty quickly, but it's like they're back to brand new on the bottom, and footing is absolute when moving on snow/wet ground...  I'll see people just staring t the boots all the time.




Probably my second favorite shoe.

Coincidentally, I picked mine up from my new favourite female cobbler yesterday, after getting Topy's applied. Probably only worn 6-10 times previously, but they'll go into regular rotation now! When I picked them up, she thanked me for leaving such beautiful shoes in her shop - apparently brought her camera in to shoot some promo shots with them. Lol
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Has anyone had luck using polish/ cream to darken walnut AEs? I am debating trying this, taking them to a cobbler or selling my shoes

I am worried the color really won't take in the leather and creases would still show an uneven color

I use dark brown polish on my walnut Cliftons, and it has darkened the color slightly and developed a nice patina. Perhaps has made the color a little less tan and a little richer, almost like a chili without the red. But given your concerns, I think you just need to start with a different shoe color.
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Originally Posted by Indyoshi68 View Post
 

Wore my freshly topy'ed Daltons today; the soles' toes were getting eaten up pretty quickly, but it's like they're back to brand new on the bottom, and footing is absolute when moving on snow/wet ground...  I'll see people just staring t the boots all the time.

 

Probably my second favorite shoe.

 

great looking daltons.  How many wears before you have the topys applied?  Also, what are those jeans?

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I've read that topy soles can effect the way the leather breathes. Is this true and is there anything to worry about with topy soles?
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So I have my new pair of Daltons and I'm a little concerned about the sizing. How tight should they be? Is my foot supposed to move around inside?

I'm just concerned with all my fittings now because I know once they break in the shoe will be looser.

Thanks
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Originally Posted by needshoehelp View Post


I use dark brown polish on my walnut Cliftons, and it has darkened the color slightly and developed a nice patina. Perhaps has made the color a little less tan and a little richer, almost like a chili without the red. But given your concerns, I think you just need to start with a different shoe color.

 

Darkening walnut/tan shoes with significantly darker polish frequently results in lighter creases over time.  I think you can always darken or lighten one shade without this problem.

 

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Originally Posted by EEWithoutStyle View Post

I've read that topy soles can effect the way the leather breathes. Is this true and is there anything to worry about with topy soles?

 

This has been debated endlessly, and I do not think either side made a convincing argument.  For what it's worth, I will probably take a pair of shoes in to be topied soon, so I do not have any concerns about ruining them.

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Originally Posted by EEWithoutStyle View Post

I've read that topy soles can effect the way the leather breathes. Is this true and is there anything to worry about with topy soles?

I'm certainly no expert. But living in a rainforest - Vancouver BC, wet pavement and puddles play hell with leather soles. My trade off is that I can now wear all my beautiful AE's without worry. My experience includes finding pebbles and even glass shards embedded in rain-softened leather soles. So do topy's affect how my leather soles breathe? Maybe. But do topy's protect my leather soles and allow me to wear my AE's more often, without worry? ABSOLUTELY. Easy decision for me. If I lived in Arizona, California or Florida, my rationale might be different. So make your own decision.
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Thanks gents, a definite answer was tough to find while searching.
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Originally Posted by BCer View Post

I'm certainly no expert. But living in a rainforest - Vancouver BC, wet pavement and puddles play hell with leather soles. My trade off is that I can now wear all my beautiful AE's without worry. My experience includes finding pebbles and even glass shards embedded in rain-softened leather soles. So do topy's affect how my leather soles breathe? Maybe. But do topy's protect my leather soles and allow me to wear my AE's more often, without worry? ABSOLUTELY. Easy decision for me. If I lived in Arizona, California or Florida, my rationale might be different. So make your own decision.

Agreed. I do live in FL and I wear Topys on almost all my shoes. It will rain here without it being forecast - so I wear them. I've had zero problems and would put them on nearly any shoe. Now Dainites...that's the Rolls Royce of the Topyland smile.gif
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Moving to Charlotte from Birmingham. Partial Allen Edmonds family photo

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