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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

 

That's like asking, "so, how bad is it to drink alcohol?"  One drink, no problem.  Twenty drinks . . .

 

Are you asking because you got caught in the rain or because you want to wear your Park Avenues as your new rain boots?

 

Got caught in the rain in NYC... although I kind of thought that it would rain and wore the shoes anyway.

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Got caught in the rain in NYC... although I kind of thought that it would rain and wore the shoes anyway.

 

I believe the usual recommendation is to stuff them full of newspaper and leave them out to dry.  Then put them back in shoe trees and condition them.

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

 

I believe the usual recommendation is to stuff them full of newspaper and leave them out to dry.  Then put them back in shoe trees and condition them.

Thanks

 

They're not that bad as the rain was light but I'm just more worried about the sole

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Originally Posted by mb6c View Post

Thanks

They're not that bad as the rain was light but I'm just more worried about the sole

I wouldn't worry about the sole.
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Originally Posted by mb6c View Post

Thanks

 

They're not that bad as the rain was light but I'm just more worried about the sole

 

They'll be fine.  You will want to invest in a pair of Swims or other overshoe to wear on rainy days, but your shoes in this instance will be fine.

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I'm going to order a pair of Dalton's in the next two weeks but I want a custom pair in burgundy. AE says they can't make them custom. Have any of you bought custom shoes that weren't part of the "custom shoe" section? If so is there someone you could suggest I speak with directly?
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Originally Posted by TauKappaEpsilon View Post

I'm going to order a pair of Dalton's in the next two weeks but I want a custom pair in burgundy. AE says they can't make them custom. Have any of you bought custom shoes that weren't part of the "custom shoe" section? If so is there someone you could suggest I speak with directly?

 

They changed to that policy a few months ago and that is exactly what they told me too. Good news   is the custom shoes are slowly expanding.

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Originally Posted by bnovc View Post

I just bought my first pair of reasonable dress shoes (AE Strand Cap-Toe Oxford: http://www.amazon.com/Allen-Edmonds-Strand-Perfing-Black/dp/B001TDKZR0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337037720&sr=8-1 in walnut). I've read a lot about shoe care on this website, but I was curious what people's thoughts were specifically for what they're doing on their AE in this thread. I bought the Walnut AE shoe polish that I plan to put on every few wearings, a cedar shoe tree, and a brown brush. Is that sufficient or should I be doing anything else?

 

Thanks

 

Nice pick. The walnut polish will slowly darken them over time. The cognac polish works better if you want to keep the light color. I'd recommend getting cleaner\conditioner and edge dressing. The travel size edge dressing is easier and safer to apply than the big bottle IMO.

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Originally Posted by Al in Philly View Post

This is a great idea!  I would suggest getting a low profile Topy's sole protector put on that new leather sole to protect it when the weather isn't so fair.  Any good cobbler can do this. You could take them to Sherman Bros. on 14th and Sansom.

 

 

I've walked past that place many, many times but never gone in.  Didn't know they had an on-site cobbler service.

post #5410 of 49457

placed my order for Walnut Kenilworth for $149 - fyi, shoe care products are 15% off from outlets as part of the sale, so I got some polish, etc and it all shipped free with the shoes.

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Cheapest place to pick up the new Amoks?
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I've walked past that place many, many times but never gone in.  Didn't know they had an on-site cobbler service.

They don't have one on site, they have one at their Montgomeryville location.  They send it there and get it returned to that store at no cost to you.  At least that's what they did for me when I had my Strands resoled by them.

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This may be a silly question but... I got my first pair of pebble grain AEs. Do I treat them different from any other shoe in terms of cleaning, moisturizing, polishing, etc?
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Originally Posted by Johdus Fanfoozal View Post

This may be a silly question but... I got my first pair of pebble grain AEs. Do I treat them different from any other shoe in terms of cleaning, moisturizing, polishing, etc?

I treat my pebble grain Bradleys the same as all the others - cleaner conditioner followed by polish. No problems so far.

Chris
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

Did anyone take advantage of the Memorial Day Sale from the Outlet stores? I decided to go with the walnut Strands ($200) instead of waiting for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and hoping that they had them on sale. I got the last pair in 9.5E.

Congrats. Nice choice.
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Originally Posted by Al in Philly View Post

This is a great idea! I would suggest getting a low profile Topy's sole protector put on that new leather sole to protect it when the weather isn't so fair. Any good cobbler can do this. You could take them to Sherman Bros. on 14th and Sansom.

I'm not the authority on this, but I think someone mentioned that topys trap the moisture in the leather sole thus breaking down the leather via moisture. Leather soles are more breathable, if that makes any sense. Better to have a pair of vibram or rubber soled AE dress shoes when you're going to face inclement weather. Or, some rubber shoe covers could also work.
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