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post #6406 of 47202
I received the dark chocolate Daltons today that I ordered through the shoe bank tent sale last week. I can find no major points of concern. I see some minor orange peel effect in the finish of the right toe where the medallion is, and there is a minor pucker in the left toe where the upper is stitched to the welt, but these flaws are hardly noticeable.

I feel like these are keepers and I got a good deal. I think that I 'almost' could have sized down 1/2 size and picked up the pair of walnut shell Daltons they had, but I'm wearing thin socks today and I want to be able to wear heavier socks in the winter with these boots. I'm confident that they will serve me well.
Edited by Storm33 - 6/19/12 at 9:55am
post #6407 of 47202
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I received the dark chocolate Daltons today that I ordered through the shoe bank tent sale last week. I can find no major points of concern. I see some minor orange peel effect in the finish of the right toe where the medallion is, and there is a minor pucker in the left toe where the upper is stitched to the welt, but these flaws are hardly noticeable.
I feel like these are keepers and I got a good deal. I think that I 'almost' could have sized down 1/2 size and picked up the pair of walnut shell Daltons they had, but I'm wearing thin socks today and I want to be able to wear heavier socks in the winter with these boots. I'm confident that they will serve me well.

What size were the shell daltons?!?!?!
post #6408 of 47202

Someone can help me with this please!! I'm looking for this shoes Allen Edmonds webgem in size 9, thank you!! :)

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I'm looking for this shoes in size 9 Allen Edmonds Webgem color beige and cream, please if someone knows where I can get it let me know! :)

post #6410 of 47202
Switched the black for melot mcalister...now that I have a color I will actually wear there is the matter of breaking in and wearing these to work. What are peoples suggestions for someone who walks to work and back for a total of 3 miles a day? Good idea in these shoes or no? I dont really want to beat them up. And its in the city on a busy street if that makes any difference.
post #6411 of 47202
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Switched the black for melot mcalister...now that I have a color I will actually wear there is the matter of breaking in and wearing these to work. What are peoples suggestions for someone who walks to work and back for a total of 3 miles a day? Good idea in these shoes or no? I dont really want to beat them up. And its in the city on a busy street if that makes any difference.

Get sole guards put on (Vibram is one brand I am familiar with). The sooner you do it, the better. These will make the soles wear much better (longer), and give you traction for rainy days. Leather-soled shoes and wet, slick streets don't go well together. Some people have attempted to put these on themselves, but I suggest letting a cobbler do it. What city are you in? If you are in NYC, PM me, and I can give you the name of the guy I used.

post #6412 of 47202
Boston...I can look into it though, much appreciated.
post #6413 of 47202

What's the return policy of the tent sale going on right now? I would have them shipped to me by the way, not purchased in store.

post #6414 of 47202
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Originally Posted by OmniscientCause View Post

Switched the black for melot mcalister...now that I have a color I will actually wear there is the matter of breaking in and wearing these to work. What are peoples suggestions for someone who walks to work and back for a total of 3 miles a day? Good idea in these shoes or no? I dont really want to beat them up. And its in the city on a busy street if that makes any difference.

 

Wear tennis shoes and carry your nice shoes.  FWIW, my AE's are very comfortable for around the office and minor walking, but become very uncomfortable once I hit 1 mile of walking in the same day.  True for all four AE's I currently own (1 last, 5 last and 8 last).

post #6415 of 47202

Has the burgundy mcclain been around for awhile?  I never noticed it previously, but now think it might make a great shoe to wear with my charcoal suit.  Pretty sleek design on the 8 last.

post #6416 of 47202
Left toe cap on new Daltons is creased, effectively stabbing my toes a bit when I step. Any thoughts on keeping the cap crease from sinking when I step?
post #6417 of 47202
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Left toe cap on new Daltons is creased, effectively stabbing my toes a bit when I step. Any thoughts on keeping the cap crease from sinking when I step?

It means that they are to wide on you (and should go away after you break them in)
post #6418 of 47202
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Originally Posted by allaboutshoes View Post

It means that they are to wide on you (and should go away after you break them in)

They feel spot on, width wise, but here's hoping smile.gif
post #6419 of 47202
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post


They feel spot on, width wise, but here's hoping smile.gif


I had a similar problem with my Fifth Avenues. It was getting better the more I wore them, but not fast enough. I took them to an AE store, and they stretched them out for 2 days. They were fine after that.

post #6420 of 47202
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Can anyone explain the quality/details of the AE Corporate Casuals line?  I've seen them pop up a bit on eBay and they seem to sell lower but I couldn't find any real relevant info on them.

They're  excellent shoes same quality as all other AE's.In fact I have one here that I don't wear. It has rubber soles that can easily be replaced by a local shoemaker when they wear out. No need to send to AE for some expensive recrafting. They look welted to me so you could even have some local guy put leather soles on. These AE with the removeable insole have a finished insole underneath so if the shoes were snug you could wear them without the insole.

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