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post #76 of 150
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Originally Posted by enarchay View Post
I still can't decide if I should buy these boots for a compromise in terms of price or just dish out the extra cash and go for the Wolverines. Ugh. I hate tough decisions.

Anyone have any last minute advice? The AE sale ends soon so I might have to just pull the trigger and hope I made the right decision.
post #77 of 150
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Anyone have any last minute advice? The AE sale ends soon so I might have to just pull the trigger and hope I made the right decision.

I saw them today in person and they are nothing to write home about........even on sale, not worth $265 IMO.
post #78 of 150
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I saw them today in person and they are nothing to write home about........even on sale, not worth $265 IMO.

What exactly didn't do it for you? They look good based on the pictures I've seen; I just worry they're a bit too "dressy" for what I'd want to wear them for.
post #79 of 150
I got them and like them. Also, shipping is free and you can return to any AE store any time so long as they're unused. If you have one accessible, there's little risk.
post #80 of 150
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Originally Posted by enarchay View Post
What exactly didn't do it for you? They look good based on the pictures I've seen; I just worry they're a bit too "dressy" for what I'd want to wear them for.

the proportions seemed off. The true test of a shoemaker is when the same proportions can be had in all sizes..........I wear a sz 7.5-8 and the boot looked like they were made for children. Definitely not a sleek shape/last and they are NOT dressy at all.
post #81 of 150
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I got them and like them. Also, shipping is free and you can return to any AE store any time so long as they're unused. If you have one accessible, there's little risk.

You can return via mail, right?
post #82 of 150
Just got mine in brown from the Shoe Bank and I am quite happy with them. Some people have been complaining that they aren't 'sleek' enough, but if you have size 8 feet then it's your feet that aren't sleek enough. I have a 10.5 and they seem very comfortable and stylish, albeit more for cords and a sweater, or cotton khakis and an odd jacket than a suit.
post #83 of 150
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Originally Posted by Chargersfan View Post
Just got mine in brown from the Shoe Bank and I am quite happy with them. Some people have been complaining that they aren't 'sleek' enough, but if you have size 8 feet then it's your feet that aren't sleek enough. I have a 10.5 and they seem very comfortable and stylish, albeit more for cords and a sweater, or cotton khakis and an odd jacket than a suit.

I ordered them as well. I figure I'll give them a look, and if I don't like them, I'll send them back and buy some Wolverines. I'm going to be wearing them exclusively for casual-wear, so it doesn't bother me if they are inappropriate for a suit.

How did they size for you? You should post some pictures!

Oh, by the way, how long does backorder usually take through AE? The shoes were backordered in my size, but with the sale ending, I just ordered them anyway.
post #84 of 150
I received mine yesterday, in brown chromexcel and I like them. Will be restricting them to casual wear, but that's just my preference.
post #85 of 150
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Originally Posted by enarchay View Post
I ordered them as well. I figure I'll give them a look, and if I don't like them, I'll send them back and buy some Wolverines. I'm going to be wearing them exclusively for casual-wear, so it doesn't bother me if they are inappropriate for a suit. How did they size for you? You should post some pictures! Oh, by the way, how long does backorder usually take through AE? The shoes were backordered in my size, but with the sale ending, I just ordered them anyway.
damn, i caught this just in time! apparently the sale ends today. I got them in black. I'll post pics if i'm satisfied with their appearance Mine said 'backordered' too, but during checkout it said 'ships in 7-10 days' or something, so I assume that is how long the backorder is? which would mean, if you got free shipping, probably just under 2 weeks total i think. this is the first 'nice' pair of shoes i've bought... I got the pencil and paper out and measured my foot, and it said I should get a 10.5... I've found a couple pairs of my cheaper shoes in size 10 flat are slightly too long for me... is it common for shoemakers to make them slighter longer than the actual size? If they're slightly too snug at half a size too small, will they stretch and get more comfortable?
post #86 of 150
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Originally Posted by Chargersfan View Post
Just got mine in brown from the Shoe Bank and I am quite happy with them. Some people have been complaining that they aren't 'sleek' enough, but if you have size 8 feet then it's your feet that aren't sleek enough. I have a 10.5 and they seem very comfortable and stylish, albeit more for cords and a sweater, or cotton khakis and an odd jacket than a suit.

feet aren't sleek enough?? Are you kidding me????
post #87 of 150
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feet aren't sleek enough?? Are you kidding me????

Would you prefer feet of a woman or child?
post #88 of 150
Let me first say that I was really excited about the Bayfields when I first saw them on the web. I own many pairs of AE shoes.

Stopped into an AE store to check them out yesterday. They are fugly!!!! Not sleek at all and pretty much look like orthopedic shoes.

post #89 of 150
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this is the first 'nice' pair of shoes i've bought... I got the pencil and paper out and measured my foot, and it said I should get a 10.5... I've found a couple pairs of my cheaper shoes in size 10 flat are slightly too long for me... is it common for shoemakers to make them slighter longer than the actual size? If they're slightly too snug at half a size too small, will they stretch and get more comfortable?

Well, I don't want to freak you out for nothing since you're excited about your first purchase, but I find that AEs run a halfsize long and slightly narrow. For example, I take a 9E in Sperrys, and I can squeeze into a 9D in PF Flyers sneakers, but with AEs, I usually have to get a 8.5EEE. If a 10 is usually too long for you in other brands, then I would think a 10.5 would be too long for you in AE.

Of course, you could wait, try them on, and if they don't fit, exchange them for the proper size. Or, alternatively, you could try to come up with the best guess for what size you'd need, and give AE a call; they could probably switch the order out for you and keep the discount.
post #90 of 150
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Originally Posted by BeaconHillBoston View Post
Let me first say that I was really excited about the Bayfields when I first saw them on the web. I own many pairs of AE shoes.

Stopped into an AE store to check them out yesterday. They are fugly!!!! Not sleek at all and pretty much look like orthopedic shoes.


+ 100000000

too bad though, would have been nice to see a stylish boot from America for a change.
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