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post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by spicolli1976 View Post

Stupid question but could you send a link to the AE page on the allaboutshoes site? I can't find it.
Thanks!!!
allaboutshoes is member here. send him a pm if you have questions. http://www.styleforum.net/t/263225/ic-allen-edmonds-mega-thread-is-back-nib-park-ave-fifth-ave-strand-mcallister-macneil-shell-cordovan-all-models-colors-sizes
post #17 of 27
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post #18 of 27
Thread Starter 
So the AE fit guide sized me at 9.5, but I bought a 9 instead. It's still big! I probably need an 8.

So now I'm stuck with a brown AE Fifth Avenue size 9D for sale frown.gif. I put it up on the B&S, but no luck so far. I'm stuck with a $300 shoe I can't wear.
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by althanis View Post

So the AE fit guide sized me at 9.5, but I bought a 9 instead. It's still big! I probably need an 8.
So now I'm stuck with a brown AE Fifth Avenue size 9D for sale frown.gif. I put it up on the B&S, but no luck so far. I'm stuck with a $300 shoe I can't wear.

Did you try the shoes on? IMO if you buy a pair of shoes you haven't tried on and they don't fit, you have nobody to blame but yourself. I'd say sell them for what you can and chalk up the loss to a learning experience. Really figure out your sizes and you'll eventually find some good deals in the future that will help you more than recoup your loss.
post #20 of 27
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I know I took a chance, but if you read the earlier threads you'll see that it's impossible to find them in Toronto.
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by althanis View Post

I know I took a chance, but if you read the earlier threads you'll see that it's impossible to find them in Toronto.

There are also alternative options. If the shoe is only big by half a size and up to one or maybe two width sizes, it's not too late. You can get shoe inserts, wear thicker socks, etc. I have a pair of 13EE that is too big on me (Im actually in between 12.5 and 13, and E not EE, but I went to Novelty Shoe Repair on Yonge and for 20 bucks my shoes fit like a charm.
post #22 of 27
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That's not a bad idea at all ajmanouk, but it's at least a whole size bigger, and I guess because I spent so much money on it, I'd like to get something that fits perfectly - I'll have to see if I can get what I want.

For my Wolverine 1000 Mile, I did get a foot insert, and a heel slip thingie to get the perfect size, so yeah I'm aware that there's some tweaking that can be done.

What did you get a Novelty Shoe Repair to make yours fit better? That's the one between Queen and King, right? I don't work too far from there.
post #23 of 27
The #5 last is fine for me in my normal size, but this doesn't prove to be the case for everyone. I would just hold off ordering until you can try on a pair.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by althanis View Post

That's not a bad idea at all ajmanouk, but it's at least a whole size bigger, and I guess because I spent so much money on it, I'd like to get something that fits perfectly - I'll have to see if I can get what I want.
For my Wolverine 1000 Mile, I did get a foot insert, and a heel slip thingie to get the perfect size, so yeah I'm aware that there's some tweaking that can be done.
What did you get a Novelty Shoe Repair to make yours fit better? That's the one between Queen and King, right? I don't work too far from there.

Yeah Yonge and Adelaide, right beside the McDonalds. The guy there (can't remember his name unfortunately) asked me to put on the shoe, he checked it out for a bit, and then gave me a simple insole to put on top of the existing insole. He also added a bit of padding behind the shoe tongue. They have a bunch of great supplies there, too. May not work out for you, but if you work nearby it can't hurt to swing by!
post #25 of 27

I hadn't stood on a Brannock Device since I was a little kid, getting fitted at Saul Marmer's Shoes Store in Cincinnati, but I was shopping for walking shoes today(the better half has decreed that we are going to walk every evening).  Per the Brannock, I should wear an 11A...I'm in at least 12D in most lasts.  I suppose the device is useful for some people and some foot shapes, but not worth a hoot for me.  

post #26 of 27
The only shoe that ever aligned well is the AE #5 lasted shoes. Everything else seemes to fall up a half size or down as much as a size.
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by cincydavid View Post

I hadn't stood on a Brannock Device since I was a little kid, getting fitted at Saul Marmer's Shoes Store in Cincinnati, but I was shopping for walking shoes today(the better half has decreed that we are going to walk every evening).  Per the Brannock, I should wear an 11A...I'm in at least 12D in most lasts.  I suppose the device is useful for some people and some foot shapes, but not worth a hoot for me.  

the Brannock mesures the foot on 2 dimensions - a plain. As such it cannot hope to capture precisely and systematically the volume/girth of a 3 dimensional object. It only relies on a weak correlation between the plain of a foot and average foot girth deducted empirically from a specific population.
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