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post #16 of 19

Do you like the Park Avenues enough (other than the bowing issue) to try another pair?  If so, there are others that have exchanged 2-3 pairs and worked with customer service to get a pair that does not bow.  There is even one poster who did precision measurements of every pair and found that there was excess material present on shoes that bowed significantly, which he shared with customer service.  That said, for some people, their foot is a square peg in the round hole of the 5 last and bowing is inevitable.  People in the latter category need to try another last and some have purchased the version of the Park Avenue sold by Jos. A Bank, which is on the 8 last. 

post #17 of 19
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This is the second pair it has done this on.. I ordered directly from AE and my shoes were made because it was on backorder.

post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by Bexcellence View Post

This is the second pair it has done this on.. I ordered directly from AE and my shoes were made because it was on backorder.

That's because the problem isn't with the shoe.
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by LeStudent View Post

I have the same problem. When my feet are in the shoe and I am sitting, the shoe fits perfectly. When I stand, my feet widen out quite a bit which pushes the shoe outward. The pushing causes the leather to pull. The heel is pulled forward and the leather is pushed outward so I end up with a funky throat in the shoe. It's not the width. At least not for me. It's the last or it's the throat (which should be stiffer).

I have to some extent the same problem. Although not to bad in the Strands or 5th Aves. ,I have ( #5 last ). But much like OPs on a pair of Mayfairs ( also #5 ) I recently bought. It's due to mainly to foot spread when I put weight on them and flat feet and fallen arches. Which is a common Florida thing, since we live more than1/2 our life in flip-flops and sandals. I've tried inserts -- NFG. Although it does deminish as I wear them for a while during the day.
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