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post #48031 of 50891
Another vote here for Merlot McAllisters, GREAT shoe. J
post #48032 of 50891

+1  - Burgundy or Merlot provides a bit of variation, but stays on theme - a great pick  :bigstar:

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What i would have said... nod[1].gif

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Another vote here for Merlot McAllisters, GREAT shoe. J

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+1  - Burgundy or Merlot provides a bit of variation, but stays on theme - a great pick  bigstar%5B1%5D.gif
Yep. You definitely need some burgundy in your life.
post #48034 of 50891
Looking to pick up a pair of either patriot or randolph loafers during the upcoming RDA sale. Is one more popular than the other?
post #48035 of 50891
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Looking to pick up a pair of either patriot or randolph loafers during the upcoming RDA sale. Is one more popular than the other?

IMO, the Patriot is just a bit more casual with it's more round toe box, while the Randolph is a little more dressed-up with it's sleeker almond toe box. At the end of the day, they are just loafers though, so nothing really in the realm of conservative dress...
post #48036 of 50891

I wonder if I could get you all to take a short break from admiring these wonderful shoes and help me out a little.

 

I own a pair of Allen Edmonds captoe balmorals, on the 65 Last. I had to go a size WAY too big in order to make this work for my foot. Needless to say, that was a mistake and the shoes are for sale.

 

I just got back from a retailer that only had shoes built on the 65 last. I tried on every size from 9-11. Nothing worked for me. Any size that put the ball of my foot in the right place resulted in my toes cramped and feeling like they were in a vice. Any size on the 65 that had my toes feeling like they were not severely cramped had the ball of my foot too far back, and a HUGE amount of space between the end of my toes and the tip of the shoe.

 

So, I don't think this last will work for me.

 

I am going to order some shoes to try on the 97 last and see if I can make that work for my foot. Before I do so, I thought I would see if any of you had a similar experience, or any advice.

 

Thank you for your consideration.

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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post

I wonder if I could get you all to take a short break from admiring these wonderful shoes and help me out a little.

I own a pair of Allen Edmonds captoe balmorals, on the 65 Last. I had to go a size WAY too big in order to make this work for my foot. Needless to say, that was a mistake and the shoes are for sale.

I just got back from a retailer that only had shoes built on the 65 last. I tried on every size from 9-11. Nothing worked for me. Any size that put the ball of my foot in the right place resulted in my toes cramped and feeling like they were in a vice. Any size on the 65 that had my toes feeling like they were not severely cramped had the ball of my foot too far back, and a HUGE amount of space between the end of my toes and the tip of the shoe.

So, I don't think this last will work for me.

I am going to order some shoes to try on the 97 last and see if I can make that work for my foot. Before I do so, I thought I would see if any of you had a similar experience, or any advice.

Thank you for your consideration.

Should I assume that you tried on pairs in different widths, such as E (wide) or EEE (extra wide)?
post #48038 of 50891

unfortunately, no.

 

There is noplace within a 2 hour drive that sells Allen Edmonds, except the store I visited today, and they only had two shoes, both on the 65 last, and only in D.

 

This is very frustrating to me. I want to buy a quality, American made shoe, and it's upsetting that I either have to order 8-10 shoes online and return 9 of them, or drive 2-5 hours away to try on shoes....

 

So, I'm hoping I can maybe get a starting point and some advice from some of you.

 

I measure a 9.5 D on my right foot, and a 10 D on my right foot on a brannock device.

 

I suppose I'm going to have to take an entire weekend and spend it driving just to try on some Allen Edmonds, or else just go with a shotgun approach online.... 

post #48039 of 50891
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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post

unfortunately, no.

There is noplace within a 2 hour drive that sells Allen Edmonds, except the store I visited today, and they only had two shoes, both on the 65 last, and only in D.

This is very frustrating to me. I want to buy a quality, American made shoe, and it's upsetting that I either have to order 8-10 shoes online and return 9 of them, or drive 2-5 hours away to try on shoes....

So, I'm hoping I can maybe get a starting point and some advice from some of you.

I measure a 9.5 D on my right foot, and a 10 D on my right foot on a brannock device.

I suppose I'm going to have to take an entire weekend and spend it driving just to try on some Allen Edmonds, or else just go with a shotgun approach online.... 

Bro. Order the shoes directly from AE online. Order a few different pairs in different widths. The 5 last runs slightly long and narrow, so you may need a 3E. AE provides free shipping and returns just as long as you only wear them on the carpet and the soles are in new condition.

Order like 2-4 pairs, return the ones that don't fit, and with any luck the money will be credited to your credit card before the bill is even due.

Amazon and Zappos will also do this for you.
post #48040 of 50891
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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post

unfortunately, no.

There is noplace within a 2 hour drive that sells Allen Edmonds, except the store I visited today, and they only had two shoes, both on the 65 last, and only in D.

This is very frustrating to me. I want to buy a quality, American made shoe, and it's upsetting that I either have to order 8-10 shoes online and return 9 of them, or drive 2-5 hours away to try on shoes....

So, I'm hoping I can maybe get a starting point and some advice from some of you.

I measure a 9.5 D on my right foot, and a 10 D on my right foot on a brannock device.

I suppose I'm going to have to take an entire weekend and spend it driving just to try on some Allen Edmonds, or else just go with a shotgun approach online.... 
I'm quite surprised that you are a D width and the 65 last is that wrong for you. Did the store measure you at a D width? Maybe you have really long toes or something?? I dunno. Are you used to wearing a dress shoe? Just a question as going from wearing tennis shoes all the time and stepping into a sleek dress shoe may be a shock. Just trying to get some info...
post #48041 of 50891

Yes, two separate stores selling different brands measured me as a D width.

 

I typically wear casual shoes and boots. This will be my first foray into a real dress shoe.

 

I misspoke before... the closest retailer is over 5 hours away.

 

I will email allen edmonds and see what they suggest.

 

I am wondering if the 97 last might be better for me. I'll take your suggestions and order several shoes in various sizes directly from AE and see how that works out.

post #48042 of 50891
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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post
 

I wonder if I could get you all to take a short break from admiring these wonderful shoes and help me out a little.

 

I own a pair of Allen Edmonds captoe balmorals, on the 65 Last. I had to go a size WAY too big in order to make this work for my foot. Needless to say, that was a mistake and the shoes are for sale.

 

I just got back from a retailer that only had shoes built on the 65 last. I tried on every size from 9-11. Nothing worked for me. Any size that put the ball of my foot in the right place resulted in my toes cramped and feeling like they were in a vice. Any size on the 65 that had my toes feeling like they were not severely cramped had the ball of my foot too far back, and a HUGE amount of space between the end of my toes and the tip of the shoe.

 

So, I don't think this last will work for me.

 

I am going to order some shoes to try on the 97 last and see if I can make that work for my foot. Before I do so, I thought I would see if any of you had a similar experience, or any advice.

 

Thank you for your consideration.

Have you been sized on a Brannock device?

That should be the first place to start.

post #48043 of 50891

Yes, 9 1/2 on my right foot, 10 on my left. Both a D.

 

Today I tried on Strands in a 9, 9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2.

 

None worked. 

 

The 9 was the only shoe that put the ball of my foot in the vicinity of the wide part of the insole, and had my toes crammed together so tightly they were starting to buckle up and overlap each other at the ends, haha.

 

When my toes were not crammed in, and my instep was not threatening to rip the vamp off the insole, then the ball of my foot was WAY behind the widest part of the insole.

post #48044 of 50891
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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post

Yes, 9 1/2 on my right foot, 10 on my left. Both a D.

Today I tried on Strands in a 9, 9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2.

None worked. 

The 9 was the only shoe that put the ball of my foot in the vicinity of the wide part of the insole, and had my toes crammed together so tightly they were starting to buckle up and overlap each other at the ends, haha.

When my toes were not crammed in, and my instep was not threatening to rip the vamp off the insole, then the ball of my foot was WAY behind the widest part of the insole.

If you really want the strand, I would try 9 3E, if things are severe as you describe.

Otherwise, some find the 3 last (rutledge, university, Franciscan) to run wider, although I size the same in both lasts.
post #48045 of 50891
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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post

Yes, 9 1/2 on my right foot, 10 on my left. Both a D.

Today I tried on Strands in a 9, 9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2.

None worked. 

The 9 was the only shoe that put the ball of my foot in the vicinity of the wide part of the insole, and had my toes crammed together so tightly they were starting to buckle up and overlap each other at the ends, haha.

When my toes were not crammed in, and my instep was not threatening to rip the vamp off the insole, then the ball of my foot was WAY behind the widest part of the insole.
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