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How do the park avenues fit compared to Strand? They are on the same last and I'm a 10.5 EEE in the Strand.

 

I wear the same size in both.  I find, however, that my PA's seem a little bigger than my Strands, though.  Not enough to wear a different size, but noticeable in that my Strands fit more snug.

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The Hale is back on the Clearance section the AE website
Chris

Thanks for the heads up.  I think I'm going to pull the trigger on it.

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Wearing my saddle brown sohos today.  Love these shoes, and I really wish AE would bring them back.

 

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I also sent my brown chromexcel bayfields in for recrafting with a butyl leather sole, instead of the commando sole.  Will post pictures when I get them back.

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Wearing my saddle brown sohos today.  Love these shoes, and I really wish AE would bring them back.

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I also sent my brown chromexcel bayfields in for recrafting with a butyl leather sole, instead of the commando sole.  Will post pictures when I get them back.

Those look great. I especially like the proportions of the toe cap. Much better than the current Fifth Avenue, IMO. Great color, too.
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Wearing my saddle brown sohos today.  Love these shoes, and I really wish AE would bring them back.

 

sohos.jpg

 

I also sent my brown chromexcel bayfields in for recrafting with a butyl leather sole, instead of the commando sole.  Will post pictures when I get them back.

 

My saddle brown Soho's are probably my favorite pair in my collection as well.  I wish AE brought back the Soho, Evanston, and Manhattan!

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My saddle brown Soho's are probably my favorite pair in my collection as well.  I wish AE brought back the Soho, Evanston, and Manhattan!

I also liked the 00 last. The chiseled toe was a nice change from their rounded toe lasts.
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I also liked the 00 last. The chiseled toe was a nice change from their rounded toe lasts.

 

Unfortunately I started getting into AE after these models were removed from the lineup. I hope they bring them back... the sohos are stunning.

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Those look great. I especially like the proportions of the toe cap. Much better than the current Fifth Avenue, IMO. Great color, too.

 

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Unfortunately I started getting into AE after these models were removed from the lineup. I hope they bring them back... the sohos are stunning.

 

 

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I also liked the 00 last. The chiseled toe was a nice change from their rounded toe lasts.

 

Agree on all points.  The Evanston and the Soho are exactly what I am looking for.

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My saddle brown Soho's are probably my favorite pair in my collection as well.  I wish AE brought back the Soho, Evanston, and Manhattan!

 

I'd love a pair in dark chocolate brown, though I don't think they were ever made in that color.  

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I'd love a pair in dark chocolate brown, though I don't think they were ever made in that color.  

If I remember correctly they were made in Black, Cognac, and Saddle Brown only.

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Those look great. I especially like the proportions of the toe cap. Much better than the current Fifth Avenue, IMO. Great color, too.

 

Keep in mind that I wear a 14 EEE, so they're quite a bit longer than more "normal" sizes.

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Keep in mind that I wear a 14 EEE, so they're quite a bit longer than more "normal" sizes.

Hm.. The proportions of the cap look better than on the Park Avenue, though (think I said Fifth Avenue in my previous post). The Park Avenue toe cap looks too small to me. How do you think your Sohos look in comparison?:

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Hm.. The proportions of the cap look better than on the Park Avenue, though (think I said Fifth Avenue in my previous post). The Park Avenue toe cap looks too small to me. How do you think your Sohos look in comparison?:
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I have Park Avenues and have given this issue much more thought than it deserves.  The problem Park Avenues have (and 5th Avenues are even worse) is the close proximity of the line to the toe and the round blobbiness of the sole/welt.  I've compared my Strands with my Park Avenues extensively to figure out why I find the Strand so much more appealing in its silhouette and these two factors are what I keep coming up with.  Look how the welt/sole of the PA is rounder and blobbier than the upper's sleeker shape and, as a result, extends beyond and drowns out the upper's sleeker shape.  Strands do not have this issue as the upper and welt/sole are much more harmonious.  The Soho's posted above also avoid this problem.

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Unfortunately I started getting into AE after these models were removed from the lineup. I hope they bring them back... the sohos are stunning.

 

I heard you. I missed the AE bandwagon by 2-3yrs :( It seems the #3 last to be the closet to #0 last shape wise.

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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post


Hm.. The proportions of the cap look better than on the Park Avenue, though (think I said Fifth Avenue in my previous post). The Park Avenue toe cap looks too small to me. How do you think your Sohos look in comparison?:
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I have the black Park Avenues as well, and, while I like them, I much preferred the shape of the toe cap of the soho's.  I also like the slightly notched toe.  With the Soho, although the toe cap is longer, it still creases in the appropriate place (before the toe cap), at least on my feet.  

 

I have never seen the Soho and black, but if they were available, I would strongly consider buying one due to the shape of the toe alone.

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