Originally Posted by upnorth
Not the first time I've heard about comfort problems with AE. I wonder if it is specific to the newer sleeker type last. If so, I may just opt for british shoes.
I think the new AE lasts suck, especially with that damn black insole. Before then they were tolerable. I don't know what they did with that insole but it's thrown all the proportions off. Now all the lasts are bigger and I had to go down a size in their shoes. So annoying.
As for British shoes, I found some Edward Greens at Saks this summer for $450 and they are the most amazing shoes I've ever worn. Granted, they were $1100 at full retail but the quality is astounding and is making me want to hold out for more sales. I think the C&Js would be worth the extra costs as well, especially the handgrades.