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post #8356 of 51005
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Originally Posted by TRIALnERROR View Post

Does a new pair of AE's come with shoe trees or are they purchased separately? If purchased separately, are the AE full toe trees preferred over Woodlore ultra?

 

Trees are purchased separately. I use the basic trees from Woodlore. Some prefer split toe, or even lasted trees -- sold by the maker of the shoe and the tree fits the shoe perfectly. For the price point, I find lasted trees not worth the money.
post #8357 of 51005

Also for sole guards... I have no idea why AE wouldn't recraft shoes with a topy, they are tearing the entire sole off anyways, so who cares of there is a hard rubber guard glued to the bottom of it.. but, i would check with them first before anything.

I asked a sales rep at an AE store about this, and he said there was no issue getting sole guards. They will still do the recraft. There should not be an issue with moisture and breathing either, as the rubber-soled shoes would have a bigger problem, and they seem to hold up fine.

post #8358 of 51005
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

Glad we could help! smile.gif
How do AE's compare to Salvatore Ferragamo?
I do not wear my dress shoes much (still in school) but with time does the leather soften? If so, how much?
Are you guy's familiar with Gravati? How do they compare to AE's?

 

Unless I feel like spending $800 on their Tramezza shoes, I would nevery buy Ferragamos.  There is no point, all of their shoes are almost double the price of most AE's, and are glued together with rubber soles.  Thanks, but no thanks, for $335 I have dozes of shoes to choose from that are hand crafted, goodyear welted, leather sole, and available for recraft. 

 

Even if the day comes where I will spend $800 for the Tramezzas, at that point i'll skip all that and move right into a pair of Edward Greens.

 

I like Ferragamo, but unless I get a really good price on some of their driving mocs, you won't find me spending my money on them.

 

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Originally Posted by TRIALnERROR View Post

Does a new pair of AE's come with shoe trees or are they purchased separately? If purchased separately, are the AE full toe trees preferred over Woodlore ultra?
 

 

No they do not, and personally I like the split toe.  I had full toe's when I purchased a few pairs back a month ago, I felt like they were too wide for the 5 last, they were way too snug putting them in, even in medium.  I'm not one to be this "particular" but I read somewhere that AE uses the "center" of the cedar, idk... something along those lines that I typically ignore, however I will say, my AE shoe trees still smell like cedar.  The $20 alternative from Nordstoms don't smell like anything anymore, and i'm not exaggerating in the least bit.  I am not familiar with Woodlores, but definitely stand by the AE trees.

post #8359 of 51005
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Originally Posted by jjr4884 View Post

 

Unless I feel like spending $800 on their Tramezza shoes, I would nevery buy Ferragamos.  There is no point, all of their shoes are almost double the price of most AE's, and are glued together with rubber soles.  Thanks, but no thanks, for $335 I have dozes of shoes to choose from that are hand crafted, goodyear welted, leather sole, and available for recraft. 

 

Even if the day comes where I will spend $800 for the Tramezzas, at that point i'll skip all that and move right into a pair of Edward Greens.

 

I like Ferragamo, but unless I get a really good price on some of their driving mocs, you won't find me spending my money on them.

 

 

No they do not, and personally I like the split toe.  I had full toe's when I purchased a few pairs back a month ago, I felt like they were too wide for the 5 last, they were way too snug putting them in, even in medium.  I'm not one to be this "particular" but I read somewhere that AE uses the "center" of the cedar, idk... something along those lines that I typically ignore, however I will say, my AE shoe trees still smell like cedar.  The $20 alternative from Nordstoms don't smell like anything anymore, and i'm not exaggerating in the least bit.  I am not familiar with Woodlores, but definitely stand by the AE trees.

If you rough up your Nordstrom shoe trees with some fine sandpaper, they should smell like cedar again

post #8360 of 51005

Hey guys, I have a quick question.

 

I recently ordered a pair of AE Westchesters in 8.5D. They got here today. I tried them on and my left foot fits in them just fine, but my right is a tad too tight for comfort. I realise that this is probably because I've never noticed that my right foot is slightly bigger than my left. That being said, is there any way I can mitigate this problem without having to go a half-size up? Am wondering if the leather in the right side will expand after a bit of wearing in.

post #8361 of 51005
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Originally Posted by papercutshurt View Post

Hey guys, I have a quick question.

 

I recently ordered a pair of AE Westchesters in 8.5D. They got here today. I tried them on and my left foot fits in them just fine, but my right is a tad too tight for comfort. I realise that this is probably because I've never noticed that my right foot is slightly bigger than my left. That being said, is there any way I can mitigate this problem without having to go a half-size up? Am wondering if the leather in the right side will expand after a bit of wearing in.


Invest in a shoe stretcher - it will come in handy for your preset problem and in the future.

post #8362 of 51005

I too suffer from a larger right foot. I find it very helpful to fit the larger foot. This lesson came after many $300 dollar mistakes. YMMV.

post #8363 of 51005
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Originally Posted by jjr4884 View Post

 

Unless I feel like spending $800 on their Tramezza shoes, I would nevery buy Ferragamos.  There is no point, all of their shoes are almost double the price of most AE's, and are glued together with rubber soles.  Thanks, but no thanks, for $335 I have dozes of shoes to choose from that are hand crafted, goodyear welted, leather sole, and available for recraft. 

 

Even if the day comes where I will spend $800 for the Tramezzas, at that point i'll skip all that and move right into a pair of Edward Greens.

 

I like Ferragamo, but unless I get a really good price on some of their driving mocs, you won't find me spending my money on them.

 

 Amen! And I try to buy American whenever I can. Also if AE or Alden can't satisfy one's shoe needs then I question those requirements.

post #8364 of 51005
Two new styles on the AE website this morning.

Aberdeen - check out the grey on this one. Also available in tan and brown
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF8022_1_40000000001_-1

Regent Street - looks very similar to the Aberdeen, but uses a different last. I really like the chili / chili grain version.
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF5104_1_40000000001_-1

Chris
post #8365 of 51005
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Originally Posted by jjr4884 View Post


 

Have you seen them in person?  They are perfect... not too over the top and dramatic.  Just saw them again today... love them and will definitely get them at some point down the line.  Also tried the Daltons on... very nice boot, but they are pretty high above the ankle... definitely still leaning more towards getting Alden boots.

Have you tried on any Alden boots?  I love the look of them, but from reading it seems like you need to have a fairly wide foot to fit into most of their lasts comfortably.  I've got a narrow foot, which I think is making me hesitate with purchasing a pair.....

post #8366 of 51005
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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post

Two new styles on the AE website this morning.
Aberdeen - check out the grey on this one. Also available in tan and brown
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF8022_1_40000000001_-1
Regent Street - looks very similar to the Aberdeen, but uses a different last. I really like the chili / chili grain version.
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF5104_1_40000000001_-1
Chris

I need a bad-weather business casual shoe and would buy those tan Aberdeens in a heartbeat if they existed in an AA width.
post #8367 of 51005
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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post

Two new styles on the AE website this morning.
Aberdeen - check out the grey on this one. Also available in tan and brown
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF8022_1_40000000001_-1
Regent Street - looks very similar to the Aberdeen, but uses a different last. I really like the chili / chili grain version.
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF5104_1_40000000001_-1
Chris

 

I really like both of these!

post #8368 of 51005
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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post

Two new styles on the AE website this morning.
Aberdeen - check out the grey on this one. Also available in tan and brown
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF8022_1_40000000001_-1
Regent Street - looks very similar to the Aberdeen, but uses a different last. I really like the chili / chili grain version.
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF5104_1_40000000001_-1
Chris


Still no boots!

post #8369 of 51005
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Originally Posted by evolved View Post

Have you tried on any Alden boots?  I love the look of them, but from reading it seems like you need to have a fairly wide foot to fit into most of their lasts comfortably.  I've got a narrow foot, which I think is making me hesitate with purchasing a pair.....


I have wide feet and I never found an Alden boot/chukka that did not kill my feet -and believe me I tried. And recently I purchased the Katmai chukka - it took one day day to break in and my feet feel great - very comfortable.

post #8370 of 51005
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Originally Posted by TRIALnERROR View Post

Does a new pair of AE's come with shoe trees or are they purchased separately? If purchased separately, are the AE full toe trees preferred over Woodlore ultra?

 

no, but if you go bespoke (Gaziano and Girling level) I believe they come with lasted shoe trees.
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 Amen! And I try to buy American whenever I can. Also if AE or Alden can't satisfy one's shoe needs then I question those requirements.

AE's are great and all but if I could afford Gaziano and Girling I would divorce AE's. satisfied.gif
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