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post #9466 of 49577
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Originally Posted by dancingbear View Post

In my experience, it goes the other way.  Shell is a looser fit than calf.

Shell is slightly looser than calf, but not much. I have 40 shell models: mostly shoes; some boots. But that's not what was asked. What was asked was whether he should go to a B width or a D width - and the question was asked in light of the fact that he is a C width in the PA.

His question/comment was: Hmm so I am a 10C in Park Aves... what do go in 5th street cordovan (only B and D widths available...). IIRC people say cordovan fits slightly tighter than calf? So maybe the D...?

And my answer was: You risk the B being unwearable and the D being slightly loose, yet wearable. I'd go D.

I'll stick with my answer, but it goes without saying that both widths should be tried on (or ordered) to determine the best fit.
post #9467 of 49577
I remember people said that AE's burgundy shell is lighter in color when compared to Alden's. They are both Horween's shell (I suppose they are both #8), so I guess it's the finishing methods that they use differ. I wonder how the new finishing method compare.
post #9468 of 49577
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


Shell is slightly looser than calf, but not much. I have 40 shell models: mostly shoes; some boots. But that's not what was asked. What was asked was whether he should go to a B width or a D width - and the question was asked in light of the fact that he is a C width in the PA.
His question/comment was: Hmm so I am a 10C in Park Aves... what do go in 5th street cordovan (only B and D widths available...). IIRC people say cordovan fits slightly tighter than calf? So maybe the D...?
And my answer was: You risk the B being unwearable and the D being slightly loose, yet wearable. I'd go D.
I'll stick with my answer, but it goes without saying that both widths should be tried on (or ordered) to determine the best fit.

 

And I'll stick to your answer also, it is a good one. While I find that AE shell can be slightly loose it hasn't been a full size loose in either length or width IME. I would start with a 10D also. It is easier to take up a little bit of extra space with thicker socks than if it is too tight, that can not be changed so easy.

post #9469 of 49577
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Originally Posted by Cedric View Post

i recently bought a pair of Neumoras in 12E
and dont like the way they age and wear out.
I will ebay it, here's the way they look when they're used up, mines are brand new, i am afraid of wearing them
How are your soles so clean? Mine are turning black on the bottom?
post #9470 of 49577
Just picked up the Neumora and sized down from a 11D (Van Ness), 10.5 E (Lombard) to 10.5 D. Did anyone else size down? Also how do I keep the leather soles clean? I've only worn my once and they are already turning black on the bottom....
post #9471 of 49577
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Originally Posted by dieselman89 View Post

Just picked up the Neumora and sized down from a 11D (Van Ness), 10.5 E (Lombard) to 10.5 D. Did anyone else size down? Also how do I keep the leather soles clean? I've only worn my once and they are already turning black on the bottom....

 

The width I didn't adjust, however the 9D fit perfect compared to the 9.5D that i usually get with the 5 last....

post #9472 of 49577

A quick compliment on AE customer service:

 

Using the online chat option on the AE website, I asked the associate (Melissa) what length wax laces are needed for the Dalton dress boot. She replied 48". The website only lists 27", 30" & 33" as options for wax laces. So...she offered to mail me a pair free of charge. Now that's service!

post #9473 of 49577
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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

A quick compliment on AE customer service:

 

Using the online chat option on the AE website, I asked the associate (Melissa) what length wax laces are needed for the Dalton dress boot. She replied 48". The website only lists 27", 30" & 33" as options for wax laces. So...she offered to mail me a pair free of charge. Now that's service!

 

If thats not a "she wants my dick" scenario, I don't know what is

post #9474 of 49577
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Originally Posted by tsekh View Post

I remember people said that AE's burgundy shell is lighter in color when compared to Alden's. They are both Horween's shell (I suppose they are both #8), so I guess it's the finishing methods that they use differ. I wonder how the new finishing method compare.

 

We will see - if AE is able to get the shininess up, while keeping the color lighter than Alden's #8 they will have a win in my book.  

 

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Originally Posted by spitshine123 View Post

 

Do you suspect that your Cambridges have the new finishing? Yours look darn shiny as it is! Great shoes.

 

Thanks - I don't think they have the new finishing, as they were manufactured some time prior to March of 2012 (when I got them), but maybe... 


Edited by bucksfan - 9/7/12 at 11:55am
post #9475 of 49577
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Originally Posted by jjr4884 View Post

 

If thats not a "she wants my dick" scenario, I don't know what is


She did seem quite "friendly" for an online customer service rep, but, for all I know, 'Melissa' is an Indian guy named Pritesh.

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I wonder when they will have burgundy shell daltons as second
post #9477 of 49577
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Originally Posted by zerostyle View Post

Hi all,
On several pairs of shoes I own, I get an ugly billowing near my ankle, as seen below.
Is this simply the result of the shoe being too long for me? Unfortunately I seem to be between sizes - 8.5's in most manufacturers run very tight on me, particularly in the toe box, but are good in length. 9's are usually a touch long but the wider toe box makes them more comfortable. (I just tighten the laces firmly and the shoe won't feel too long for me).
If I press my toes downward in the front shoe it temporarily gets rid of the crease, but then springs right back.
long-shoe.jpg
Anything I can do to fix this? Should I go with 8.5's instead and try to stretch the shoes?

Just a followup to this: I stopped by an AE store and tried on both 8.5E's and another pair of 9D's.

The bowing was DEFINITELY a manufacturer defect, and not an issue of the length being too long. While the 8.5E's were probably also acceptable as a size on me, they were a bit snug in the toe. The 9D's are a touch long, but the new pair they offered me had ZERO bowing in the left foot. The new pair has very mild bowing in the right foot, but it's acceptable to me.

Thanks to AE for helping me exchange this - I thought I had just bought the wrong size.
post #9478 of 49577
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Originally Posted by dieselman89 View Post

How are your soles so clean? Mine are turning black on the bottom?

 

My new AEs go through different phases when I buy them, as far as the sole goes.  At first, there are just some light colored scuffs.  After a wear or two, they start to turn black on the bottom.  Once I reach about a dozen wears, the black actually wears off and they start too look full of just light colored scuffs again, like in the picture posted above.

post #9479 of 49577
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Originally Posted by dieselman89 View Post

How are your soles so clean? Mine are turning black on the bottom?
On the Neumora's ageing, mine looked like that after one wear. Of greatest concern was the creasing through the toe cap (yours seem to be doing the same). It seems the toe stiffner does not run all the way back to the end of the toe cap. I sent them to Customer Service for an opinion and they are exchanging them (merlot McCallisters on their way), props for AE Customer Service...
post #9480 of 49577

A few of you have noted interest in the Parkways on the past few pages, so here is some SPAM 

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if spamming here is inappropriate, just take this post as my opportunity to show off some real life pics of the parkway biggrin.gif

 

 

 

 


Edited by spitshine123 - 9/8/12 at 11:55pm
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