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post #511 of 3342
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post
 

 

Those are fantastic looking loafers!

 

 

 

Tongue pad helped me a lot on a pair of loafers that was a bit too bit. A thin terrycloth insole works is perfect too, allows you to wear them sockless but you can wash the insole and they will also fill the void.

 

If the vamp is too high, then a 3/4 insole can help too if you need arch support.

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"I was sad because I had no feet . . . until I met a man who had no shoes."

 

Seems particularly apropos here.


Isn't it suppose to be "I was sad because I had no shoes...until I met a man who had no feet?"

 

What is the difference between the Independence insole and the brown leather insole? Is there still a cork foot bed underneath the independence insole? I find the brown leather insole on my walnut strand to be not all that comfortable. Is the independence insole much more comfortable?  Thanks!

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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

"I was sad because I had no feet . . . until I met a man who had no shoes."

 

Seems particularly apropos here.


Isn't it suppose to be "I was sad because I had no shoes...until I met a man who had no feet?"

 

I was making what must be a fairly obscure reference to an old episode of "Cheers."  Someone was complaining along the lines of "My wallet's too small for my fifties," and Carla Tortelli responded as stated above.

post #514 of 3342
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Originally Posted by gatszu View Post
 


Isn't it suppose to be "I was sad because I had no shoes...until I met a man who had no feet?"

 

What is the difference between the Independence insole and the brown leather insole? Is there still a cork foot bed underneath the independence insole? I find the brown leather insole on my walnut strand to be not all that comfortable. Is the independence insole much more comfortable?  Thanks!

 

Yes, there is still cork underneath the insole in Independence collection shoes.  The difference is that there is a leather lined foam sock liner inserted on top of the leather insole.  If you find the traditional insole to be uncomfortable, then you may enjoy it.

post #515 of 3342
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post
 

 

Yes, there is still cork underneath the insole in Independence collection shoes.  The difference is that there is a leather lined foam sock liner inserted on top of the leather insole.  If you find the traditional insole to be uncomfortable, then you may enjoy it.


Thanks!

post #516 of 3342
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Originally Posted by movoblast View Post
 

That was the beauty of the program and what made AE's offer for SF members so special--the fact that you can add these premium options without additional costs. Now they're transitioning back to a normal/average MTO program...

 

That was indeed a great perk we enjoyed while it lasted, but even without these premium options I still think AE's MTO program is great for those who want something different from the regular offerings. Also we still get the $125 MTO fee waived, which still makes it pretty special for SF members IMHO.

post #517 of 3342
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Originally Posted by movoblast View Post
 

That was the beauty of the program and what made AE's offer for SF members so special--the fact that you can add these premium options without additional costs. Now they're transitioning back to a normal/average MTO program...

 

That's not an economically-viable strategy.  It would have been better had they kept the the JR sole and Indy lining options but at additional cost, rather than eliminating them entirely.  Perhaps that can happen when Mr. Grangaard's MTO "shop-within-a-shop" gets ramped up later in the year.

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Cross post from appreciation thread. FInally received my eafter placing my order mid december, I am glad i went got measure and went up a width. the fit is perfect. Only thing is they did not wheel the edges.....not a deal breaker but......

 

Specs:

DARK CHOCOLATE CALF 1087

INDPENDENCE LINING LEATHER

PORON INSOLE

TONE ON TONE STITCHING

FLAT CHILI WELT

WHEELED EDGES

LIGHT BROWN TRANSPARENT EDGE DRESSING

MINI LUG RUBBER TAP SOLE

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by NickCarraway View Post
 

 

That's not an economically-viable strategy.  It would have been better had they kept the the JR sole and Indy lining options but at additional cost, rather than eliminating them entirely.  Perhaps that can happen when Mr. Grangaard's MTO "shop-within-a-shop" gets ramped up later in the year.

 

Nick, I think they may do the add-ons for a fee if you ask. But I think the free is limited to the options that they are natively available on.

 

-Mike

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Originally Posted by mdavis534 View Post
 

Cross post from appreciation thread. FInally received my eafter placing my order mid december, I am glad i went got measure and went up a width. the fit is perfect. Only thing is they did not wheel the edges.....not a deal breaker but......

 

Specs:

DARK CHOCOLATE CALF 1087

INDPENDENCE LINING LEATHER

PORON INSOLE

TONE ON TONE STITCHING

FLAT CHILI WELT

WHEELED EDGES

LIGHT BROWN TRANSPARENT EDGE DRESSING

MINI LUG RUBBER TAP SOLE


 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

Awesome boots! I really like the sole. Nice job.

 

-Mike

post #521 of 3342
Contemplating a few strand cordovan MTOs.

Do you guys think Allison will modified an existing order from a retail store with MTO details?
post #522 of 3342
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by zennypoo View Post

Contemplating a few strand cordovan MTOs.

Do you guys think Allison will modified an existing order from a retail store with MTO details?

ZP, Allison can do MTO Strands in Black, Brown, or Burgundy Shell Cordovan. The nice thing is you can get the most flexibility with a Shell MTO since it's at their high price point. At least that's my interpretation of the newer rules.

Not sure what you mean by an existing order from a store.

-M
post #523 of 3342
Thanks for the reply Mike. I ordered a pair of burgundy strand and pair of brown strand (both shell) through my local AE retail store, mostly to "pay back" the CS person as he was tremendously helpful to me in the past. So the question is if I could modify those orders, since by default shell strands come with single JR sole and non-Indy lining.

Dan
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

ZP, Allison can do MTO Strands in Black, Brown, or Burgundy Shell Cordovan. The nice thing is you can get the most flexibility with a Shell MTO since it's at their high price point. At least that's my interpretation of the newer rules.

Not sure what you mean by an existing order from a store.

-M
post #524 of 3342
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Originally Posted by zennypoo View Post

Thanks for the reply Mike. I ordered a pair of burgundy strand and pair of brown strand (both shell) through my local AE retail store, mostly to "pay back" the CS person as he was tremendously helpful to me in the past. So the question is if I could modify those orders, since by default shell strands come with single JR sole and non-Indy lining.

Dan
I'm not sure if you can modify that and not get hit with the fee. Since the order was placed through the store, it would probably get modified to an MTO through the store and I don't think they could honor the SF special offer. I am not speaking from experience, just a hunch.
post #525 of 3342
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

I'm not sure if you can modify that and not get hit with the fee. Since the order was placed through the store, it would probably get modified to an MTO through the store and I don't think they could honor the SF special offer. I am not speaking from experience, just a hunch.

I would give it a shot. Worth a shot! But like Tif says, don't know. You are treading on new grounds. I have found them to be slightly more tolerant on shell MTOs due to their cost. Also, it may depend upon timing too. If they are halfway through production and have soles attached, pretty sure that would change their decision.

-M
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