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Originally Posted by horsey shoes View Post

I believe a few pages back someone mentioned that there were a lot of black, flat toe, bicycle style shoes lurking around corporate offices. I think even Paul (AE CEO) mentioned something similar to this in one of his discussion board posts. I had never really taken notice of this until about the past week or two after the comments registered... and let me tell you, there definitely are a LOT of black, flat toe, bicycle shoes not only in my office, but in many other venues as well.

  

At any rate, confirmed that having great footwear definitely sets you apart from the pack and sets the tone of you being someone that has it all together.

Took a quick (crapy iPhone) pic of my #8 Cambridge shells in a moment of inspiration. The yellow evening sun and glare don't do them justice, but even in the crappy picture, they were head and shoulders above anything else in the office today!

 

 

 

Fantastic shot, that is a glory shot if there ever was one. And many great posts following. I was one of those that brought up a few pages back about the ubiquitous black square toed bicycle shoes when someone was asking about entering the professional services field, and he was wondering if the Leeds would be a good shoe. And I said he would be head and shoulders above his peers. Besides that was my first shoe for the same position when I entered the civilan work force.

 

Men most definitely notice your shoes either consciously or subconsciously.  Earlier this spring we brought together all the CFO’s from the Regional Sites and they were standing in a group in the meeting room. I was nearby talking to someone else and wearing my shell Cambridge shoes. I heard one of the CFO’s ask “who was he” and out of the corner of my eye saw him point to me. Another CFO said he didn’t know but based on the shoes I was wearing I was somebody, and several of them nodded in agreement. Once the meeting started and introductions made I think they were surprised that I really wasn’t the “somebody” they thought. But still during the meeting they leaned forward when I spoke, and looked at me when they asked questions.

 

Three others and I take a walk in the afternoon for half an hour along a paved bicycle trail (conference room O for Outside) most nice days to meet and update each other on what we are working on. Not long ago we got a call and had to head back and I saw a shortcut through the grass between 2 industrial buildings. Just off the trail was a washed out area but I could tell it was dry so said let’s go this way and headed off the trail. They all three yelled that I was going to ruin my nice shoes and reached to grab me. I was wearing walnut McAllisters. They are in their lower to upper 30’s and wear those black bicycle shoes, but absolutely they notice.

 

As far as women and shoes and being single after almost 25 years of marriage… Well I dress for myself so that I look and feel good. If a woman likes my shoes great but I am not going to change them if they don’t like them.  When I was married I would yield to the judgment of my wife to keep peace. So far I haven’t had any complaints, at least not yet. But I do get complients from women of all ages, on my ties as much as my shoes for some reason. I have been told and read that shoes are the first thing a woman notices on a man however.

 

Totally agree that feel is one of if not the most important thing about polishing and maintaining shoes, both calf and shell. I have had a lot of people ask me to explain how I do it and it is hard for me to explain the “feel” part of the process. Great job of explaining it PK35216. Now I'm wishing I would have picked up those brown shell Leeds on ebay last week!

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For all the Leeds haters:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Please overlook the silly laces; I desperately need to replace them with something less garish.

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Thank's again for the input!
When did they change the adhesive/process for this part of the manufacturing? I bought these shoes in May this year.
I won't bother with processing the matter against AE, I'll take care of it myself or using a local cobbler.
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

I have a pair of Ecco bicyle toe lace-ups that I am considering pitching. The only reason I can see keeping them is to wear them when it snows. I would still likely end up bringing a decent pair of shoes to put on once I arrive in the office, because the thought of wearing those Eccos for an entire day disturbs me.

 I've only been reading SF for a couple of months, but it is funny that I suddenly became very conscious of wearing my old Ecco's once I started to learn about good shoes.  Then the more recent posts in this thread almost makes it seem like a recovery/support group for former Ecco wearers.  I wore an old pair last week (and yes it has somewhat of a squarish toe) and I felt like everyone was looking at my shoes (which they probably weren't)!

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Originally Posted by MrChris View Post

Thank's again for the input!
When did they change the adhesive/process for this part of the manufacturing? I bought these shoes in May this year.
I won't bother with processing the matter against AE, I'll take care of it myself or using a local cobbler.

 

Last Summer or Fall.  Old stock remains, however,  In fact, when I was recently at the local store, they brought out a shoe that had the old black liner from a few years ago.

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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

For all the Leeds haters:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Please overlook the silly laces; I desperately need to replace them with something less garish.

 

A lot of character in that photo - I like that.

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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post


I strapped on my Winhalls this morning and noticed they are also on the 8 last - so one more for the list.
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Chris

 

Sorry to drag this back into the conversation, but in the interest of completeness I have another 8-last discontinued shoe.  The Kendall was a patent leather plain toe blucher.  They hardly come out of the felt bags, but were a pretty good eBay find.

 

 

 

So, to update mexicutioner's list of 8-last shoes we have:

current models
Delray (split toe blucher)
Lasalle (split toe blucher)
Vernon (brogued bal)
Nathan (punched captoe bal) (JAB)
Clifton (punched captoe blucher) (Nordstrom)


former
Hale (brogued bal)
McClain (shortwing bal)
Thayer (single monk)
Ashton (split toe blucher)
Hinsdale (shortwing blucher)
Mora (double monk)
Weybridge (brogued blucher)
Niles (plain captoe bal)
Westgate (wholecut)
Quinton (rubber soled wingtip bal)

Winhall (captoe bal with woven leather)

Kendall (patent plain toe blucher)

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For those of you with the Neumora or the Larchmont (3-333 last), how are they holding up....specifically the Neumoras? 

 

I'm an 11B in the 5 last and the 1 last, and I think I would need to size down to a 10.5B for this last.....is this accurate?

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Question: For anyone who has AE leather sole boots.. Do you wear them in the snow? If so how do they stand up?

 

I am thinking about ordering the new webgem cordovan boots as my go to winter boot, but I am worried about the leather soles. Do you think they would be alright as long as there is only a few cm of snow? 

 

Thanks guys 

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Went to the AE in my local mall and the manager gave me the Rediscover Sale price on my Sanfords even though it doesn't start until Monday. I didn't even have to ask for it. She was awesome foo.gif

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What's the sale price on the Stands and Park Avenue?

Also, does anyone know the hours of the Shoe Bank? Will give them a call first thing Monday to place an order but just don't know when they open. Or perhaps I can call them beforehand and they will apply the discount?
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Which heel and sole dressing would you use with the chocolate suede players?

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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

What's the sale price on the Stands and Park Avenue?
Also, does anyone know the hours of the Shoe Bank? Will give them a call first thing Monday to place an order but just don't know when they open. Or perhaps I can call them beforehand and they will apply the discount?

Scroll up or page back for Strand sale price, but I think they are $199.

You can probably check store times on the AE website. Note they are not in the same time zone as us.
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Originally Posted by dredwings19 View Post

Question: For anyone who has AE leather sole boots.. Do you wear them in the snow? If so how do they stand up?

 

I am thinking about ordering the new webgem cordovan boots as my go to winter boot, but I am worried about the leather soles. Do you think they would be alright as long as there is only a few cm of snow? 

 

Thanks guys 


I try to avoid getting my leather soled shoes wet, so I would not wear them without a topy in light snow or rain.

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You can just take them to a cobbler to get some topys. Mine costs $20

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