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Jos A Bank is having another site wide sale. Shoe trees are available for $10 a pair. A lot of folks missed out on the last sale (including myself) so this is another chance to get shoe trees at the cheap. I got 10 pairs this time :slayer:

 

Just making sure. For 10D or 9.5E I am supposed to order medium?

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Its weird, it seems like whenever other shoemakers do the chisel toe thing, its considered so fashion forward and contemporary and sleek etc...and then allen edmonds who is widely reputed to have unsleek lasts, does something very similar in the 333 last and suddenly that last shape is now said to be to be wholly unattractive...lol

Im not crazy about chisel toes in general, but I think the 333 last is a pretty good attempt by allen edmonds

 

 

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IMO other manufactures have refined the look and thus are able to execute the design better. When I thin of AE or Alden, I think of contemporary American designs. I applaud their effort to try new things it just is not for me. However plenty of their designs are and thus the reason why AE appeals to a broad customer base.

 

Agree completely with you bespoken pa.  AE's attempt at a chisel on the 3 last fails because it lacks any of the softness and refinement that other manufacturers have achieved.  Frankly, I like the discontinued zero last more than I like the current 3 last.

 

 

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Hi guys. I have the strands in 10 EEE and toe forefront (toebox and everything) is just great, but the heels are way too roomy. What AE last has a wide front part, but a narrower heel part?

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Originally Posted by harlequin782 View Post

Its weird, it seems like whenever other shoemakers do the chisel toe thing, its considered so fashion forward and contemporary and sleek etc...and then allen edmonds who is widely reputed to have unsleek lasts, does something very similar in the 333 last and suddenly that last shape is now said to be to be wholly unattractive...lol

Im not crazy about chisel toes in general, but I think the 333 last is a pretty good attempt by allen edmonds

 

 

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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post


IMO other manufactures have refined the look and thus are able to execute the design better. When I thin of AE or Alden, I think of contemporary American designs. I applaud their effort to try new things it just is not for me. However plenty of their designs are and thus the reason why AE appeals to a broad customer base.

 

Agree completely with you bespoken pa.  AE's attempt at a chisel on the 3 last fails because it lacks any of the softness and refinement that other manufacturers have achieved.  Frankly, I like the discontinued zero last more than I like the current 3 last.

 

 

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I can see why you like that last.  What shoes are those?

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I can see why you like that last.  What shoes are those?

 

AE Evanston and Soho.  I would definitely have a pair or two if AE still made them.

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AE Evanston and Soho.  I would definitely have a pair or two if AE still made them.

That perf'd captoe is a great looking shoe!
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That perf'd captoe is a great looking shoe!
Agreed. The straight tip ain't bad, either.
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Agreed. The straight tip ain't bad, either.


looks clunky though.

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looks clunky though.
Well it's an AE... Isn't that the general consensus on here?
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Stopped by AE in Rock Center yesterday - didn't have my size in bourbon but upshot, Mora 2.0en route from the factory, should be here midweek.  Pics to follow.

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Well it's an AE... Isn't that the general consensus on here?

I like my black shell Harrison's which were made on the 3 last. Sorry it is out of my photo stream now apparently.

-Mike
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Well it's an AE... Isn't that the general consensus on here?

I meant relative to the perfed shoe!

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I've been in and out of a bunch of AE's but the calf Strand remains my favorite, even above my shell Strands
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I've been in and out of a bunch of AE's but the calf Strand remains my favorite, even above my shell Strands
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Very nice.

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Hi guys. I have the strands in 10 EEE and toe forefront (toebox and everything) is just great, but the heels are way too roomy. What AE last has a wide front part, but a narrower heel part?

If you are not near a local Nordstrom or AE store that has other sizes in stock where they can perform a free "professional fitting", your best bet is to call AE Customer Service and have a very careful discussion about your measured size.  They have a free downloadable size chart for you to use in your home.  Be ready to use your credit card for a second new pair at a slightly different size so that you can try sizes on through the mail.  My last purchase was a mystery, and I ended up purchasing a best guess based on their recommendation, and returned the one that did not fit right - keeping the one that did fit.

 

All my best,


David

 

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