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post #6721 of 47195
I can't understand this traction issue.

The only times I slip are more due to a leather heel than the sole. Still, thats nothing more than a brief wiggle and not a fall or anything.

In the snow/ice, all bets are off.
post #6722 of 47195
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

I can't understand this traction issue.
The only times I slip are more due to a leather heel than the sole. Still, thats nothing more than a brief wiggle and not a fall or anything.
In the snow/ice, all bets are off.

Really? I'm not saying I slip and fall all the time, but there are times when I have to slow down considerably and make a conscious effort to maintain traction. Do you walk much on city streets with leather-soled shoes? What about after the rain, or when someone is watering down the sidewalk, or you have to walk on a wet (or dry) subway grate? I have to walk about half speed in these situations.

post #6723 of 47195

It also depends on the type of pavement/surface on which you're walking.  I'm a neophyte when it comes to paving and such, but some surfaces have what seems like a slick "sealant" coat that definitely causes me to slip when wearing leather-soled shoes.

post #6724 of 47195

Forgive my mediocre picture quality as always (these are all taken with my iphone), but here are my chili Delrays, treating me well on a blistering hot day.

 

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post #6725 of 47195
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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

Forgive my mediocre picture quality as always (these are all taken with my iphone), but here are my chili Delrays, treating me well on a blistering hot day.

 

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sets off your blue slacks very nicely.  Good combination!

post #6726 of 47195
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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

Forgive my mediocre picture quality as always (these are all taken with my iphone), but here are my chili Delrays, treating me well on a blistering hot day.

 

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These (or at least a split-toe in Chili) may very well be my next shoes. I wore my Chili Hillboroughs yesterday, but I think I prefer the look of the Delrays better.

 

For anyone who has seen them in-person, what are the major differences between the Ashton, Delray, Bradley, Walton and LaSalle models?

post #6727 of 47195
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

Congratulations on your purchase and belay that sole guard order!
The Leeds have double layered soles and adding a rubber layer (Topy, etc) on top will make them feel like Frankenshoes.
They'll become too rigid and won't bend as you walk. Leave as is and enjoy with confidence. They can take a beating and should wear like iron.
Plus they are JR leather soles.
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Originally Posted by ihaveaquestion View Post

Just got my Clifton in the mail today. The D width is a bit tight, but I can get used to it.
A couple things that I notice from the package...
No bag for AE shoes. Is this right? I remember when I tried AE at local Nordstrom store, the shoes always come out of the bag. Not that it's critical but just want to make sure I have the complete AE package.
A bit disappointed at the cringes on the ankle side. Not sure if this is normal, but I feel somebody might have worn it before.
Discoloration on the insole...
https://picasaweb.google.com/113511389348623132922/AE?authuser=0&feat=directlink
I wish I can get a pair straight from the warehouse instead of local nordstrom store (in which case, I know mine was shipped from St. Louis dept store).
Am I just expecting too much? Does anyone know how to check if a pair is a second?

If your shoes were seconds, they would have a shoe symbol stamped on the sole.
post #6728 of 47195
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

Plus they are JR leather soles.
I saw the "Shell Cordovan" inscription over a stylized depiction of a hide, but I didn't notice the JR around it all. UNEXPECTED BONUS. Thanks for the tip!
post #6729 of 47195
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

These (or at least a split-toe in Chili) may very well be my next shoes. I wore my Chili Hillboroughs yesterday, but I think I prefer the look of the Delrays better.

 

For anyone who has seen them in-person, what are the major differences between the Ashton, Delray, Bradley, Walton and LaSalle models?


I own the Delray, Bradley, and Lasalle (in Chili, Black, and Brown respectively).  The Delray and Lasalle are the most similar of the bunch I would say, with the major difference being the more pronounced (for lack of a better word) stitching on the moc-toe/split-toe portion up front with the Lasalle.  FWIW, the Delrays on the left are 9.5EEE and the Lasalles are 9.5E:

 

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Also, the Lasalle looks/feels slightly more "moc-toe" in that it has a flatter overall feeling whereas the Delray's toe (the entire dorsal surface) has more of a sloping, tapered feeling (it's subtle, but maybe you can see it in this head-on picture:

 

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As I have said previously on this thread, I like the Delrays more than the Lasalles, although they really are remarkably similar shoes and serve the same purpose.  The Bradley was actually my very first AE purchase, but the shape of the shoe (a more "rounded" toe) tends to make them look less elegant/more casual and thus limits my use of them (since I have since bought the Delrays in black as well).  The Bradley also has even more "pronounced" stitching than the Lasalle (and much much more so than the Delray).  

post #6730 of 47195
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

sets off your blue slacks very nicely.  Good combination!

 

Thanks, I love wearing navy blue slacks with chili AEs.  I wear my chili Fairfax with my navy suit whenever possible (in all but the very most formal of occasions, for which I substitute a merlot J&M Melton for my Fairfax).  The navy/chili combo can't be beat.  

 

(just for kicks, here are my Fairfaxes):

 

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The lighting seems to make them appear to be very slightly different shades, but in person that is not the case at all.

post #6731 of 47195
So i got two more shell models from the tent sale. The Mcgraws were flawless, couldn't find anything. The PA's I noticed that of the cap right foot is either slightly off center or smaller than the left. I am not sure if I should send it back. I mean with seconds you don't know what to expect. I took some pictures close up side by side. When they are separated like it would be when they are worn, I dont think even the trained eye will be able to see it easily, but who better to ask the SF members.

So should I keep them, or try sending them back and try my luck again?

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post #6732 of 47195
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

Plus they are JR leather soles.
If your shoes were seconds, they would have a shoe symbol stamped on the sole.

Thanks. And how does the cringes on the side look to you?
post #6733 of 47195
Details of the AE's on sale for the Nordstrom anniversary sale:

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From my SA at Nordstrom satisfied.gif
post #6734 of 47195
Am I the only one who can't read any of that? When does the sale start?
post #6735 of 47195
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

Am I the only one who can't read any of that? When does the sale start?

Click the pic to enlarge, sale starts July 20th I think...
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