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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

Incredible and much needed to save the outlet sales associates the gluttony of emails & calls they receive during sales.

Are the prices listed always going to be the going rate (including sale prices) or just the customary price?
To piggyback on this -- if prices listed include any current discounts or sales, it would be nice to see a banner or sub-header indicating such a sale is currently taking place along with its ending date.
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On the new site - a filter by color would be extremely helpful - otherwise this is great.  Now I don't need to send an email just to see what is available.  GREAT tool

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Regarding the AE Seconds Website:

 

1. I like not having to email a store asking for a size listing.  Seems inefficient on their end and makes me wait for the list on my end.  May not seem like a big deal but we now live in an age where limitless information is available in real-time.

2. I like not having to Google images of what different styles look like.  The pics on the site are well done and high-res.

3. The site needs to be clear when a sale is running whether the price listed for each shoe is the qualifying sale price or the standard price for seconds.

4. It would be great if the site were optimized for mobile or tablet (less so) use.  That's a lot of "tiny shoes" to scroll through on an iPhone.

5. There is no information about accessories to augment the purchase (and would help your margins).  What polish or creams are recommended?  Trees?  Etc.  Example: my next seconds purchase will be a pair of walnut Rutledges.  I don't know if I'm supposed to use walnut polish or neutral polish because the color of the shoe doesn't look like my walnut Strands.

6. I like the overall "style" of the site (i.e., pics and the like).

 

Cheers!

Scottyb

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Originally Posted by csmitty View Post

On my new squeaky Daltons I dropped by the AE store here to send in some Dundee's and asked if they had any recommendations. He said they had a treatment they can try to help that they got from the factory. Sure enough, squeak free today. He said if they continued that they'd work something out. I'd assume replace like in your case with the Ashton. Which I wouldn't have minded due to a misaligned panel on my current pair.

 

I just received a replacement pair of Mora 2.0 from the sale a few weeks ago and they squeak like crazy.  I went through and rubbed the shoes down today with a coat of the AE leather cleaner/conditioner and it seemed to help reduce it dramatically, but not completely eliminate it.  I haven't actually worn the shoes yet however so I don't know to what extent I will notice it.  I think I was able to isolate the squeak to the area under the flap where the tongue meets the quarter.  This is on the inside of the shoe, so not way to get to it with the lotion.  If it still squeaks after actual wear, I might sprinkle some powder into that area, but I have a feeling that it will subside once some dirt, dust, etc... get in there.

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On the flip side, getting those highly demanded $299 shell shoes (that's if they will even price it at this level) in your size will be that much harder now, especially if it's a common size.
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"Originally Posted by AllenEdmonds View Post

Would love to hear some feedback on a new site we are testing, www.shoebank.com. It's not an ecommerce site, but it should make it easier for our customers to view what we have available in seconds. Any and all feedback is appreciated.

Thank you,

Dave Barber"

 

 

 

Is there a way to include Brooks Brothers and Ralph Lauren AE inventory in the Shoebank site?

 

Also, it would be great to be able to search/sort by shoe.

 

Thank you.

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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

On the flip side, getting those highly demanded $299 shell shoes (that's if they will even price it at this level) in your size will be that much harder now, especially if it's a common size.

Although, if you're a very uncommon size, it may just get easier. Now we are free to check on inventory to our hearts' content, without having to worry about pissing off our local or go-to outlet store employees!
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I know this has been asked recently, but hoping somebody could direct me to the "correct" polish (cream or paste) to use on AE's bourbon color. Does the bourbon polish they sell now match? 

 

It doesn't need to be an AE product, either.

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by jch1 View Post

I know this has been asked recently, but hoping somebody could direct me to the "correct" polish (cream or paste) to use on AE's bourbon color. Does the bourbon polish they sell now match? 

It doesn't need to be an AE product, either.

Thanks!

Possibly Saphir 'Fawn'

http://www.riderbootshop.com/saphir-creme-surfine-50ml/
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Originally Posted by jch1 View Post
 

I know this has been asked recently, but hoping somebody could direct me to the "correct" polish (cream or paste) to use on AE's bourbon color. Does the bourbon polish they sell now match? 

 

It doesn't need to be an AE product, either.

 

Thanks!

 

The new Bourbon polish matches

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Originally Posted by jch1 View Post

 

Does the bourbon polish they sell now match? 

 

I find that it matches the overall color relatively well. Using it over time, I'd imagine the shoe will take on a more uniform color due to the fact that you will be covering up the burnishing. I don't think there is any way to keep the shoe looking like it does out of the box. Such is the double-edged sword of AE's Bourbon.

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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post
 

 

I find that it matches the overall color relatively well. Using it over time, I'd imagine the shoe will take on a more uniform color due to the fact that you will be covering up the burnishing. I don't think there is any way to keep the shoe looking like it does out of the box. Such is the double-edged sword of AE's Bourbon.

 

My pair of Daltons had a ton of black burnishing on the toe and heel. Probably could periodically use black polish on those areas I suppsoe to help retain some of the original look.

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Originally Posted by fiestaplatypus View Post

Although, if you're a very uncommon size, it may just get easier. Now we are free to check on inventory to our hearts' content, without having to worry about pissing off our local or go-to outlet store employees!
I'm such a rare size that I already know by heart all the seconds available, and am just waiting for that $299 shell sale to come back so I can splurge on those burgundy Leeds that've been hanging out in the shoe bank for at least two and a half years...
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Thanks for all the responses. I'll pick up some of the bourbon color to fill in scuffs or scratches, and perhaps use AE or Saphir neutral for the more common polishes. Seems like a win-win there!

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Hi all,

 

Been following the thread for a few weeks, first post. I have a couple questions:

 

I noticed a lot of people condition their AE's with creams and such. Is this necessary for brand new shoes, or only after there is noticeable wear/discoloration?

 

I hear a lot about "seconds", and from googling it seems seconds are shoes that were deemed not good enough to sell as firsts due to minor blemishes/defects. Are returns and shoes resold by people also considered seconds? If I were to buy a second from the shoe bank, for example, am I hoping that whatever is wrong with it is minor, or is it hit or miss?

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