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post #4666 of 53255
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Originally Posted by mystix View Post

I just got my Macneil Cordovan seconds this past weekend. I remember seeing someone post here before about an uneven heel and could not find the original.

Is it normal to have this large of a gap in the heel?
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Wear after half a day :

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I have another pair of macneil that does have a slight uneven-ness to them but not to this extent. But that heel is made of rubber.

Thoughts?

I have two thoughts on this:

1. the apparent unevenness might be due to the double sole being very stiff. It might reshape itself over time as the soles break in
2. to me, it seems that heel replacement is a minor job for a good cobbler. Even if the heel is a defect, I'd be inclined to keep the shoes, as cordovan macneils are not easy to come by at a seconds price, and then have them repaired if it really bothers me.

Just my two cents. I'll check mine when I'm home one night and see how they look - also shell MacNeil seconds, still not worn outside.
post #4667 of 53255

 

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Originally Posted by TauKappaEpsilon View Post

 

 

You are right.  I either misunderstood the salesman or he didn't know (just like he didn't know that AE made the kenwood in brown baldy%5B1%5D.gif )

 

No problem!

post #4668 of 53255
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Originally Posted by mystix View Post

I just got my Macneil Cordovan seconds this past weekend. I remember seeing someone post here before about an uneven heel and could not find the original.

Is it normal to have this large of a gap in the heel?

350x233px-LL-e97045ae_IMG_6130Medium.jpeg

Wear after half a day :

350x233px-LL-95ae9cb7_IMG_6131Medium.jpeg

I have another pair of macneil that does have a slight uneven-ness to them but not to this extent. But that heel is made of rubber.

Thoughts?

All my AE's, except for the Seven Collection, have this raised heel issue. I've read before that AE is aware of this problem and plans to correct it.
post #4669 of 53255

Thanks for the input KMD and Jubei, I had a feeling that it was somewhat normal because a few sole pics that I search online also had this “defect”. I still thought it was weird that it was so exaggerated but it should even out over time.

I would’ve let this defect slide regardless as I live in Toronto and it would have been a great hassle returning them. I have a feeling that these are factory first and not seconds. The sole does not have a shoe engraved into the sole like my other 2 pairs of seconds.

I am loving allen Edmonds, these will be my 3rd pair in 3months.
 

post #4670 of 53255

 

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Originally Posted by BFBFB View Post

When I finally hooked up with Neumok Red and brought her home a few weeks ago, I thought I'd found the shoe of my dreams as she proved herself to be a head turner

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Then late this afternoon, Ridgeway showed up at my door looking like hot sexxx. I knew I'd found the new woman in my life(at least for the next few months.)

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These look awesome

post #4671 of 53255
Quote:
Originally Posted by mystix View Post

I just got my Macneil Cordovan seconds this past weekend. I remember seeing someone post here before about an uneven heel and could not find the original.

Is it normal to have this large of a gap in the heel?

350x233px-LL-e97045ae_IMG_6130Medium.jpeg

Wear after half a day :

350x233px-LL-95ae9cb7_IMG_6131Medium.jpeg

I have another pair of macneil that does have a slight uneven-ness to them but not to this extent. But that heel is made of rubber.

Thoughts?

I'm sure that AE would make good on that by giving you a new pair. However, if you've gotten attached to them, a cobbler can fix them. I had a similar problem with some old AEs and he ended up shaving them down so they wouldn't rock as much. it was about $5-10, if I remember correctly.
post #4672 of 53255
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post


I have two thoughts on this:
1. the apparent unevenness might be due to the double sole being very stiff. It might reshape itself over time as the soles break in
 

 

That's what I was thinking.  I have found similar issues with a few of mine, but it never bothered me.  I would prefer the front of the heel be a little lower rather than the back of the heel (the back of the heel being lower causes the shoes to exhibit some of the bowing out at the sides that is sometimes seen and complained about).

 

 
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Originally Posted by mystix View Post

Thanks for the input KMD and Jubei, I had a feeling that it was somewhat normal because a few sole pics that I search online also had this “defect”. I still thought it was weird that it was so exaggerated but it should even out over time.

I would’ve let this defect slide regardless as I live in Toronto and it would have been a great hassle returning them. I have a feeling that these are factory first and not seconds. The sole does not have a shoe engraved into the sole like my other 2 pairs of seconds.

I am loving allen Edmonds, these will be my 3rd pair in 3months.
 

 

It will definitely even out over time - I would not worry about it.  Congrats on your purchase!  3 pair in 3 months is a good streak.  

 

Here are mine today: Black calf Graysons.  (not shell, but extremely comfortable and very nice fitting).

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post #4673 of 53255

 

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Originally Posted by BFBFB View Post

After finally dragging home Neumok Red and ditching Gucci, I thought I'd found the shoe of my dreams as she proved herself to be quite the head turner....

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Then a knock on my door this afternoon and Ridgeway arrived dressed to kill and looking beyond sexy. I knew I'd found the shoe of my dreams --- at Least for the next few months...

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Kids today and their shoes  * * * shakes head in disbelief * * *  Grumpy old man rant aside, I'm only 40 and cannot imagine any occasion where I would wear red wingtips or black/red wingtips.  Then again, it's been a long time (and three kids) since I regularly hit the bars and other nightlife spots.

post #4674 of 53255

You know what's nice about these AE's is they both come with alternate non-constrasting laces that allow the shoes to be toned down if so desired.

 

I sell designer eyewear and spend a lot of time in trendy boutiques in multiple cities.

 

I don't have to wear a suit - Ever  = These are perfect.

 

Interestingly, I'm only a few years younger than you.

 

There is no right or wrong, simply different point of views/lifestyles/style.

 

Bottom line is these are GREAT shoes and I'm quite pleased with the AE quality in comparison to the Gucci shoes I had worn for the past few years.

 

Post on shoe whores....

post #4675 of 53255

 

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

 

 

Kids today and their shoes  * * * shakes head in disbelief * * *  Grumpy old man rant aside, I'm only 40 and cannot imagine any occasion where I would wear red wingtips or black/red wingtips.  Then again, it's been a long time (and three kids) since I regularly hit the bars and other nightlife spots.

 

39 here, also with 3 kids, and I'd rock either of these.  Nicely done.

post #4676 of 53255

 

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Originally Posted by elbastardocalvo View Post

 

 

39 here, also with 3 kids, and I'd rock either of these.  Nicely done.

 

What would you wear them with?

post #4677 of 53255
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Originally Posted by UglyJoe View Post



They are not Goodyear welted, they are handsewn.

Handsewn is the construction of the uppers. Goodyear welted is how the sole is attached to the upper. So a shoe can be handsewn and Goodyear welted - which is what the Kenwood is.

Chris
post #4678 of 53255

 

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Kids today and their shoes  * * * shakes head in disbelief * * *  Grumpy old man rant aside, I'm only 40 and cannot imagine any occasion where I would wear red wingtips or black/red wingtips.  Then again, it's been a long time (and three kids) since I regularly hit the bars and other nightlife spots.

 

LOL I'm 53 with 2 kids and finally moved one of them out two weeks ago. I am single and could see wearing either of those shoes after work and for dating. Took a lady friend with me to the AE store a couple of hours away from here last month. The first thing she did was walk over to a pair of those Red Neumok's, picked them up and said "Wow!" I had to agree but have a few other shoes to add to the collection first. Nicely done indeed.  

post #4679 of 53255

 

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

 

 

What would you wear them with?

 

Jeans, chinos, mostly.  I have the black McTavish and they're more versatile than I expected.  

post #4680 of 53255

The black and red ones remind me of the first Air Jordans when I was a kid, but sounds like I'm in the minority on this one.  Then again, I'm usually in Chukkha boots or tennis shoes when I'm in jeans and only wear chino's a few times in the Summer.  Enjoy the shoes.

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