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post #5266 of 48598
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Originally Posted by ManCrush View Post

I don't see the big deal.  I've got narrow feet and wear a B, but the uppers still touch, and I couldn't care less.  Thicker socks may give you some more spread, but I really don't see the problem.  The only solution for me would be to go to slip-ons, and that ain't happenin'. 

 

I worry that, sometime down the track, the leather will stretch and they will no longer be a nice tight fit. since I can't pull them tighter than where they meet in the middle.
post #5267 of 48598

I guess that could happen, but you've still got more spread than me, and I've never had an issue with an older pair of oxfords that became too loose to wear.  Again, thicker socks may help, but I just don't see it being necessary. 
 

post #5268 of 48598
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Originally Posted by CJG_NYC View Post

...And here are the Strawfuts
The "stain" is on the left shoe at the upper left corner where the leather meets the mesh. These pics were taken with a bright flash in a room with bright lighting -- thats about as noticeable as it gets...my eye goes to it, but overall I think its fine. I also noticed the stitching on the heel of the left foot is a on a bit of an angle, but I didnt notice this until taking pics and I definitely didnt feel it in anyway at all when wearing them...so I'm not too concerned about that either...
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Just recieved my Strawfuts (brown/brown) today. Those pictures don't do it justice. My camera is in storage so no personal pictures yet. On my 12D feet they look sleak and classy. I must admit that sometimes AEs can look "Blobby" but not these. I do have to get used to the weight or should I say lack of. Also I like to feel firm leather around the sides of my feet. The mesh material doesn't give me that feel but it's comfortable. I will get used to it. The brown/blue is not on sale but I know they would look exceptionall great.

I wonder if I need to put trees in these?
post #5269 of 48598

FWIW I don't worry about the quarters closing completely.  That's a volume issue.  As long as the toe and heel fit well, you should be OK.  The leather will stretch if the fit is too tight, and even then it will take a long time.  AE calf is pretty stiff.

post #5270 of 48598

Hi friends, 

 

Are there any good places or times where the Allen Edmonds Park Ave. drop to around $200 or less?

post #5271 of 48598
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Originally Posted by ProfessionalM View Post

Hi friends, 

 

Are there any good places or times where the Allen Edmonds Park Ave. drop to around $200 or less?


I think it was mentioned a few post back, but you can get these in the low $200 range at Nordstrom during their anniversary sale in July.

post #5272 of 48598
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Originally Posted by CJG_NYC View Post

Thanks! I really like them a lot more than I was expecting to and the brown color is really a nice addition to my current rotation of browns: chili randolphs, walnut strands, burnished brown fifth aves -- the strawfut brown is, like you said, a bit redder. I really am looking forward to wearing those this summer.
Also - thanks for the input about the Saphir cream -- I'll give it a try. Did you just apply it to the mesh the same way you would the rest of the shoe (albeit in thinner layers)?

 

On mine several of the punch outs did not have dye in them and the edges of the leather in several places was raw also. So I discovered that the cream would cover the glue quite by accident when I was filling in the rest of the coloring shog[1].gif I was applying it fairly heavy on the leather and when it first got on the mesh I could not get it out of the cracks and had a bit of a panic attack. By putting my hand inside the shoe and pushing up in sections and applying a lot of pressure on the brush I was able to spread the cream around in the end. So yes thinner layers works much better. I'm still not sure what to use to match the original color, like you I have a lot of different shades of brown and would like to keep them that way. I've found when using cream if I don't have an exact match it is best to go lighter than darker.

 

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Originally Posted by spitshine123 View Post

I just got my burnished brown Malverns as part of the 2 for $200. Not marked as seconds and no flaws, but it seems like someone may have tried them on. In terms of fit, I consider the 5 last perfect. These malverns are a shorter and are a little bit tight on the pinky toe side, but it doesn't really bother me because the leather is much softer and more forgiving than the 5 last bals that I'm used to. I'm sure after they break in, these will be super comfortable, and will shine up great also with the clean round toe

 

Outstanding! Looks like both you and Quadcammer did well with the Malverns. Wished they would have worked for me, I also consider the 5 last perfect for me in terms of fit although the #1 is just slightly behind. I had purchased the brown pebble which was all that was available at the time to see if the sizing would have worked for the shell Dundee when it first came out. Most of us thought they would be identical in fit at the time. Because the Malvern didn't work for me I did not get the limited edition shell Dundee and regret it now. I really like the look of those suede Malvern's that Quadcammer got, I have never seen the burnished brown ones yet except for the AE site. Which is very poor for pictures that accurately represent the respective shoes.

post #5273 of 48598
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Originally Posted by knezz View Post


 On my 12D feet they look sleak and classy. I must admit that sometimes AEs can look "Blobby" but not these.

 

I wear a 12D and have been thinking the same thing:  the longer shoe alleviates some of the blobbiness.  I see pictures of Park Avenues that I think look awful, but like how they look on my feet.  It's also why I'm hesitant to wear anything with too much of an elongated/chiseled toe.

post #5274 of 48598
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

I worry that, sometime down the track, the leather will stretch and they will no longer be a nice tight fit. since I can't pull them tighter than where they meet in the middle.

perhaps its less of a width issue, and more of an instep issue. I have a super flat foot and therefore a very low instep. My AE oxfords basically touch at the laces. Try adding a tongue pad, which will spread the uppers a bit wider. I really wouldn't worry about it though.
post #5275 of 48598
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Originally Posted by knezz View Post

Just recieved my Strawfuts (brown/brown) today. Those pictures don't do it justice. My camera is in storage so no personal pictures yet. On my 12D feet they look sleak and classy. I must admit that sometimes AEs can look "Blobby" but not these. I do have to get used to the weight or should I say lack of. Also I like to feel firm leather around the sides of my feet. The mesh material doesn't give me that feel but it's comfortable. I will get used to it. The brown/blue is not on sale but I know they would look exceptionall great.
I wonder if I need to put trees in these?

Agreed -- those pictures do not do the shoes justice at all. They are super sleek (even compared to other bals on the 5 last). My camera (and camera skills) are terrible, so I look forward to seeing your pictures! I got two pairs of shoe trees for 35 bucks from the outlet while ordering the 2 for $200 so figured having trees in them cant hurt. I'm actually excited to wear them in the summer; the lightweight feel is going to be great!

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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

On mine several of the punch outs did not have dye in them and the edges of the leather in several places was raw also. So I discovered that the cream would cover the glue quite by accident when I was filling in the rest of the coloring shog%5B1%5D.gif I was applying it fairly heavy on the leather and when it first got on the mesh I could not get it out of the cracks and had a bit of a panic attack. By putting my hand inside the shoe and pushing up in sections and applying a lot of pressure on the brush I was able to spread the cream around in the end. So yes thinner layers works much better. I'm still not sure what to use to match the original color, like you I have a lot of different shades of brown and would like to keep them that way. I've found when using cream if I don't have an exact match it is best to go lighter than darker.

Thanks for following up -- I'll be sure to give this a shot!
post #5276 of 48598
Anyone else thinking of going for seconds on the 2 for $200 sale? I emailed Edward again and got the latest list for my size. Tempted to get a Strawfut - brown over black, right? Then I need to pick one other shoe - might do a Quinton in suede or try a loafer.
post #5277 of 48598
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

Anyone else thinking of going for seconds on the 2 for $200 sale? I emailed Edward again and got the latest list for my size. Tempted to get a Strawfut - brown over black, right? Then I need to pick one other shoe - might do a Quinton in suede or try a loafer.

Love my Quintons in Suede. My best fitting shoe and my go to when it is raining here in NY.

Pics of my new Kenwoods (1st Quality at $99). Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Not totally sure if I will keep them. Given that I just picked up the Rancourts and am considering some BB Peal and Co. Loafers.
post #5278 of 48598
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

Love my Quintons in Suede. My best fitting shoe and my go to when it is raining here in NY.
Pics of my new Kenwoods (1st Quality at $99). Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Not totally sure if I will keep them. Given that I just picked up the Rancourts and am considering some BB Peal and Co. Loafers.

Winston, do the Quintons have a rubber sole? Also do you know which last they are on? I think 8, which fits me well.

Be careful returning the Kenwoods if you got them as part of the 2/200 sale; I'm not sure what they do if you only return one, but I think someone here said they'll charge full price for the remaining pair.
post #5279 of 48598
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

Winston, do the Quintons have a rubber sole? Also do you know which last they are on? I think 8, which fits me well.
Be careful returning the Kenwoods if you got them as part of the 2/200 sale; I'm not sure what they do if you only return one, but I think someone here said they'll charge full price for the remaining pair.

Yes, the Quintons have the Titan Rubber Sole (Dainite style). I have pictures in this thread of them if you search Quinton. They are on the 8-108 last, which fits me "like a glove."

Picked up the Kenwoods before the $2 for $200 sale and were $99 straight, so no issues with returning.
post #5280 of 48598
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Originally Posted by Cedric View Post

Which models?? ^^ i see Strands, what are the rest?

(r) merlot Park Avenue, BB dark brown Strand, black Clifton, (f) walnut Strand, suede Byron.

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