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One more shoe care question- I picked up a pair of Rush Street in the Golden Chromexcel. How should I care for these? I assume no polish, just conditioner and/or leather lotion? How about Saphir Reno or VSC?

All I did was use Leather Lotion. Worked great for me.

Chris
post #44417 of 46961
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Can any AE experts advise me on the fit of my Sheltons?

In Europe, and a long way from a Brannock device, I used AE's print out shoe fitting guide and got myself some Sheltons and MacNeils in 8.5D.
Had them since last August now and wear the Sheltons about once a weeks. Maybe slightly less over the winter.

Anyway, they lace up with a pronounced V and always feel a little tight over my instep. Is that normal? The V hasn't really gotten any smaller.
Wore them all day today, and just took them off. Slight red marks over the tops of my feet.

I want to get a second pair of Sheltons, in black / burgundy, but am wondering if I should look for 8.5E instead.
The heel area is fine, but I think the front of the show is a little snug.
Would I be blowing it by getting an E fitting?

Almost impossible to return them if wrong size over here in Europe.



BTW these are AE seconds.
Pretty obvious to me what the flaw is, but nobody has even noticed as far as I know.

I'm sure the learned audience here can spot it.

Without the ability to try on and return the shoes, I'd be hesitant to switch widths, especially since the shelton is already made on a fairly wide last (by AE standards). I have the burgundy and black sheltons and one thing I'd note is that they have a much more formal appearance compared to the tan / brown combo.
post #44418 of 46961

Happy Saturday all! 

 

My foray into the seconds world, and like a lot of people I have questions regarding possible fixes for the "problems" with the shoes. 

 

Bought a pair of Brooks Fifth Avenues from this past week's Second's sale on Brooks. 

 

The "problem" seems to be that the toe on one of the shoes has been dented flat (not sure if during or post-manufacturing process) and is no longer perfectly rounded (see pic). I think I will be keeping the shoes because it's not a huge noticeable problem, but does anyone have any tips on how to fix it. A shoe-tree doesn't really reach all the way up there and paper is too compressible. I've tried my best to stick my hand in there and push it up to not much avail. Also if anyone has had problems like this, would a cobbler have a solution for this? 

 

Thank you everyone.

 

 

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Can anyone answer how often shell cordovan seconds go on sale? It looks like prices have been down to $299 somewhat recently. When can we expect this sale again? Thanks!
post #44420 of 46961
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Originally Posted by Odradek View Post

Can any AE experts advise me on the fit of my Sheltons?

In Europe, and a long way from a Brannock device, I used AE's print out shoe fitting guide and got myself some Sheltons and MacNeils in 8.5D.
Had them since last August now and wear the Sheltons about once a weeks. Maybe slightly less over the winter.

Anyway, they lace up with a pronounced V and always feel a little tight over my instep. Is that normal? The V hasn't really gotten any smaller.
Wore them all day today, and just took them off. Slight red marks over the tops of my feet.

I want to get a second pair of Sheltons, in black / burgundy, but am wondering if I should look for 8.5E instead.
The heel area is fine, but I think the front of the show is a little snug.
Would I be blowing it by getting an E fitting?

Almost impossible to return them if wrong size over here in Europe.



BTW these are AE seconds.
Pretty obvious to me what the flaw is, but nobody has even noticed as far as I know.

I'm sure the learned audience here can spot it.

 

For what it's worth, I wouldn't call that a pronounced V.  They look perfectly fine to me.  Are they more comfortable if you don' t lace them as tightly?  They look like they are cinched down as tight as you can tie them base on the bunching of the leather.  If you are doing that to minimize the gap, I'd try not worrying about it as much.  Then again, it's hard to tell these things from photos, so I may be wrong. 

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

For what it's worth, I wouldn't call that a pronounced V.  They look perfectly fine to me.  Are they more comfortable if you don' t lace them as tightly?  They look like they are cinched down as tight as you can tie them base on the bunching of the leather.  If you are doing that to minimize the gap, I'd try not worrying about it as much.  Then again, it's hard to tell these things from photos, so I may be wrong. 

You could well be right there. I did have them laced pretty tightly yesterday and it aaas a warm day with a lot of walking, so I'm sure my feet swelled a bit.

Normally a snug, but comfortable fit.

Guess that V is normal for Allen Edmonds. None of my British shoes look like that and the eye stays come together when laced up.
post #44422 of 46961
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Originally Posted by Odradek View Post


You could well be right there. I did have them laced pretty tightly yesterday and it aaas a warm day with a lot of walking, so I'm sure my feet swelled a bit.

Normally a snug, but comfortable fit.

Guess that V is normal for Allen Edmonds. None of my British shoes look like that and the eye stays come together when laced up.

 

You will see a perfect closure on some people, but it's the exception to the rule in RTW shoes, particularly American made ones.  English shoes tend to accommodate a higher instep, stereotypically speaking.  Really, in a RTW shoe, the chances really should be relatively slim of achieving a perfect fit.  Bespoke is a different story.  In RTW shoes, experts generally allow for up to a quarter inch gap for an "ideal" appearance and fit.  However, there is generally some room for leeway.  If your gap were more eye catching, I'd say trying a wider shoe may be worth it, but I'd venture to say that nobody would have said yours looked bad if you hadn't asked.     

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As money said, gaps are quite normal and common in oxfords, and reasons as Money stated, actually, he couldn't have explained better. smile.gif
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Does anyone remember what last the Fairhaven was made on?

Thanks
post #44425 of 46961
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

You will see a perfect closure on some people, but it's the exception to the rule in RTW shoes, particularly American made ones.  English shoes tend to accommodate a higher instep, stereotypically speaking.  Really, in a RTW shoe, the chances really should be relatively slim of achieving a perfect fit.  Bespoke is a different story.  In RTW shoes, experts generally allow for up to a quarter inch gap for an "ideal" appearance and fit.  However, there is generally some room for leeway.  If your gap were more eye catching, I'd say trying a wider shoe may be worth it, but I'd venture to say that nobody would have said yours looked bad if you hadn't asked.     

Agreed. Go wider if you want a tighter closure, but no point in punishing your feet.
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I know I have posted my Rush Streets before, but I wanted to post them in my "Go OKC Thunder" guise. Apologies to any Spurs fans out there.


Chris
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Boot day.

MTO shell Daltons

 

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Cordovan Kenilworths on a lovely spring morning

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Well, ack.

As I was walking around enjoying the shoes posted above, I tripped and stubbed my toe in concrete. While the leather doesn't appear to be ripped or torn, it's definitely quite scuffed. How do y'all treat this sort of "injury" to your shell shoes?

post #44430 of 46961
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Well, ack.

As I was walking around enjoying the shoes posted above, I tripped and stubbed my toe in concrete. While the leather doesn't appear to be ripped or torn, it's definitely quite scuffed. How do y'all treat this sort of "injury" to your shell shoes?

 

Deer bone, brushing and Saphir cordovan creme.  I've gotten worse than that out before.

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