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Got the first wear on my bourbon strands today. Weather here has been so awful I haven't had a chance!

 

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From what I understand pebbled grain shoes are just stamped leather. They can be full or corrected grain. The ones I have seen in person I think walnut grain looked like full grain.
Pretty sure they are willing to do it during a recraft.
I'm sure you can ask them to replace with Dainite. I have a pair of Sanfords inbound from a recraft and I chose the v-tread option. Will post pics when I receive them.
Does B. Nelson charge extra for a change in type of sole. I figure it should be the same price, but I have read that they will charge $150+ for a change in the type of sole, but maybe that was with a welt change too.


I will ask that question as I plan to call them today or tomorrow as I want to get a Florsheim Shell burgundy to them for new sole and heal -  When I was on the phone about my Nettletons that were there we deiced to redo the the midsole also - that was an extra $40 from what I recall - So my guess is hat $150 charge involves something more than just a change in sole. My whole package was going to be $160 from what I recall and that was a complete tear down and rebuild to original specs with the most expensive sole offering they had.

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Yes, I'm in England, so there's no way i'll be shipping anything back to AE. Will stop by my local shoe repair guy and see what he thinks. I'm guessing new heels on both which will be about £20.

Love the Sheltons and am hoping to get the burgundy / black ones too.

 

I have the same pair you pictured but have not worn them yet - I love the burgundy/black combo and want a pair of Broadstreets in that makeup - had they offered burgundy in the $199 Neumok sale I would have jumped on it - of course a phone call to AE probably would have gotten it done but I am sticking to the not available story for my wallet - I have toyed with doing a Dalton MTO in that burgundy/black combo as well for shits and giggles.

 

Clearly the nails were driven in too far on that heel issue it would seem-

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just snagged some daltons on the sale


I ordered Dalton Boots Bourbon and Chili Shaker Heights....it was very hard not go Walnut Daltons also....LOL I am such a loser -

 

I know they do not get much love but I really dig my Navy Morgans sporting today- some day soon I would like to figure out how to get some of the black off and allow more of the Navy to shine through.

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Originally Posted by dmwave45 View Post

Got the first wear on my bourbon strands today. Weather here has been so awful I haven't had a
chance!

 

 

I think at some point I will sell my Bourbon Fifth's and get the Strands in Bourbon....I love those
 - Do you think a light brown or natural welt would be off putting on those?

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I was charged by B. Nelson $155 to change leather soles to Dainite.
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I was charged by B. Nelson $155 to change leather soles to Dainite.

 

Well that may change my thinking a bit on the few I want to get changed...perhaps I will just go with some sort of toppy then.

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I ordered Dalton Boots Bourbon and Chili Shaker Heights....it was very hard not go Walnut Daltons also....LOL I am such a loser -

 

I know they do not get much love but I really dig my Navy Morgans sporting today- some day soon I would like to figure out how to get some of the black off and allow more of the Navy to shine through.

 

Do you have a pic of your Navy Morgans? I think the reason they're not getting much love around here is because..well..they look like crap in their 'wild' pics (at least the brown ones). Would love to see a pic that shows otherwise.

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While I can't say a Dainite replacement sole is more economical than just replacing rubber half-soles, it is extremely hard wearing and will last much longer than even JR soles. It might last you as long as a couple leather sole recrafts. I've since turned into a loyal customer and a shoe offering a Dainite sole is a huge plus for me.
post #40165 of 47025
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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post

I love the burgundy/black combo and want a pair of Broadstreets in that makeup - had they offered burgundy in the $199 Neumok sale I would have jumped on it - of course a phone call to AE probably would have gotten it done but I am sticking to the not available story for my wallet

I really really wanted the MacNeils in burgundy when they were a webgem late last year, but had a cashflow problem with my wallet at the time, so I could never justify it. If anyone every wants to sell burgundy MacNeils in 8.5D, I'm interested.
post #40166 of 47025

Here we go,

 

Yesterday i took out of their box, my brand new Strand Brown Suede with Dainite Sole.

 

First they where a little bit tight but they loosen up all along the day, which was more comfortable.

 

I found the Dainite Sole very nice, give more or less the same aspect as a true leather sole but with the durability.

 

BTW, they are not a good choice to wear with suite and work better with chino or jeans.

 

Coming next, my McNeil Wallnut and my Kenwood Loafer...

 

I'm considering also picking up a pair of strandmok blue which they are in clearance section and look gorgous! 

 

So far i love the Strand and found the McNeil a little bit more bulky.

 

What you guys think about the Franciscian ?

 

post #40167 of 47025
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Originally Posted by watchidiot View Post
 

Posted a question on the MTO thread, but I think I should have posted it here since the question isn't really an MTO question but a sizing question.

 

I'm trying to get my wife a pair of Allen Edmonds boots, the Eagle County which is on the 2 last. She measures 6.5C on the brannock but unfortunately they don't have a that size in the 2-last. They do have a 6D though.

 

On a 2 lasted boot, would wearing a 6D vary that much with a 6.5C? The 2 last looks like it wears long on the toes so I don't think half a size smaller would create problems on the toe box. I'm thinking that this being a boot, the increase in width would not greatly impact or cause heel slippage. She will also primarily use this boot when we travel to cold countries so I assume she's wearing thick socks. I need someone with a clear head as I'm  drunk with the idea to get my wife some AE shoes so she will realize how good they are and she may even stop looking over my shoulder whenever i make shoe purchases hehe (probably not).

I measure 8.5C on the brannock and have difficulty wearing the 8D in the 2 last.  The 2 last is long but the taper of the toebox is sharp so my pinky hits leather.  I think this is why people say the 2 last is narrow.  The 8.5D in the 2 last is good from a length perspective but does have bit of volume for me.  I think you can compensate with an insole and as you said thicker socks. Also important to note is that you need to measure arch length as well to make sure the widest part of the feet hits the right spot in the shoe.  The toe length is not so critical because as you said the toebox is elongated.  I don't have a 2 last but have tried the San Marco in the past.   

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Originally Posted by uunngghh View Post

While I can't say a Dainite replacement sole is more economical than just replacing rubber half-soles, it is extremely hard wearing and will last much longer than even JR soles. It might last you as long as a couple leather sole recrafts. I've since turned into a loyal customer and a shoe offering a Dainite sole is a huge plus for me.

 

I have the Dainite on a pair and love them also in fact I think I have a pair that is done similar to the V-tred but with Dainite.  I think with the number of shoes in my rotation sole wear should not be too much of a concern however I find the non slip factor a huge plus.

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Originally Posted by tjyoung View Post
 

 

Do you have a pic of your Navy Morgans? I think the reason they're not getting much love around here is because..well..they look like crap in their 'wild' pics (at least the brown ones). Would love to see a pic that shows otherwise.


Took two pictures and the flash makes them appear way ore Navy then they are so this is the unflashed version

 

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