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I apologize in advance if I offend someone on the forum if this is one of your ebay listings, but this makes me think of when I took my son to Monster Jam!

 

Moster truck loafers anyone?

 

 

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post #7382 of 10561
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I apologize in advance if I offend someone on the forum if this is one of your ebay listings, but this makes me think of when I took my son to Monster Jam!

Moster truck loafers anyone?


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People in nome need loafers too!
post #7383 of 10561
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Do you guys put your shoes back in the shoe bags when storing them on your rack (after they've had some time breathe)?


 


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I use AE bags for pretty much everything. They're better than what most others are including these days, and a reasonable $10 for both boot and shoe bags...

Ummmm...don't your Aldens come with shoe bags? And this looks horrible. Let them breathe and display them proudly. You'll be long dead before the affects of being bare naked in a closet makes a distinguishable difference in the shoes. They, unfortunately, will never reach museum-worthiness in our lifetime. And who the hell cares about the next lifetime, as it pertains to shoes.

/rant. Sorry.
post #7384 of 10561
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Ummmm...don't your Aldens come with shoe bags? And this looks horrible. Let them breathe and display them proudly. You'll be long dead before the affects of being bare naked in a closet makes a distinguishable difference in the shoes. They, unfortunately, will never reach museum-worthiness in our lifetime. And who the hell cares about the next lifetime, as it pertains to shoes.



/rant. Sorry.

 



smile.gif What can I say? It works for me, brother
- I like that the bags protect the shoes from stupid bumps and scrapes from getting put on/taken off the shelf
- I like the reduced levels of dust that gets in/on the shoes. If the shoes are well-nourished/polished/waxed/etc. I'm sure the desiccant effect of dust is probably small or even non-existent, but I'm particular. I'm the same way about my old BMW...
- It make the shoes easier to pull in pairs, and carry several pairs when it is time for some shoe care.
- It just seems right and easy.
- I've got zero interest in aesthetics in my closet, and while I'm proud to wear my shoes, I just prefer them tucked away and protected between wears.
- I'm assuming you didn't literally mean "breathe" - they breathe great through the flannel.
- I travel quite a bit - I used to hate hunting for bags. Now I can just grab a pair and toss 'em in.

Yes, Alden provides bags, and they aren't impressive, especially for the boots. I'm similarly unimpressed with their trees. I've been slowly transitioning to Woodlore Epic trees which have a great shape that supports the vamp and lace area. The Allen Edmonds bags have much more robust strings and a heavier material that I like a lot better.

I like keeping my stuff nice. It is such an incredibly minimal additional effort, and I tend to keep my shoes a looong time smile.gif
post #7385 of 10561
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Ummmm...don't your Aldens come with shoe bags? And this looks horrible. Let them breathe and display them proudly. You'll be long dead before the affects of being bare naked in a closet makes a distinguishable difference in the shoes. They, unfortunately, will never reach museum-worthiness in our lifetime. And who the hell cares about the next lifetime, as it pertains to shoes.



/rant. Sorry.

 



smile.gif What can I say? It works for me, brother
- I like that the bags protect the shoes from stupid bumps and scrapes from getting put on/taken off the shelf
- I like the reduced levels of dust that gets in/on the shoes. If the shoes are well-nourished/polished/waxed/etc. I'm sure the desiccant effect of dust is probably small or even non-existent, but I'm particular. I'm the same way about my old BMW...
- It make the shoes easier to pull in pairs, and carry several pairs when it is time for some shoe care.
- It just seems right and easy.
- I've got zero interest in aesthetics in my closet, and while I'm proud to wear my shoes, I just prefer them tucked away and protected between wears.
- I'm assuming you didn't literally mean "breathe" - they breathe great through the flannel.
- I travel quite a bit - I used to hate hunting for bags. Now I can just grab a pair and toss 'em in.

Yes, Alden provides bags, and they aren't impressive, especially for the boots. I'm similarly unimpressed with their trees. I've been slowly transitioning to Woodlore Epic trees which have a great shape that supports the vamp and lace area. The Allen Edmonds bags have much more robust strings and a heavier material that I like a lot better.

I like keeping my stuff nice. It is such an incredibly minimal additional effort, and I tend to keep my shoes a looong time smile.gif

 

All of these reasons are completely valid, but you missed the most important reason of all: Keeping your shoes in the bags makes it harder for my wife to spot new shoes.

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All of these reasons are completely valid, but you missed the most important reason of all: Keeping your shoes in the bags makes it harder for my wife to spot new shoes.

I'd never, ever had that thought...
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Originally Posted by tobiasfunke View Post

Do you guys put your shoes back in the shoe bags when storing them on your rack (after they've had some time breathe)?


 


I do. I brush them briefly before I put them on, and at the end of the day I let the shoes air out a bit (while I change/whatever - just a few minutes) and then install the trees, (I wipe with a slightly damp cloth if it has been a hard day/etc.) brush pretty thoroughly, re-bag and pop 'em on the shelf. It sounds like a lot, but it really isn't a lot of extra effort and is a routine.
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I use AE bags for pretty much everything. They're better than what most others are including these days, and a reasonable $10 for both boot and shoe bags...

I also use AE bags for many of my shoes. However, it's now difficult to know which pair I'm pulling out since their all in identical bags! Do you use a storage system that helps you know what's in each bag before you pull out?
post #7388 of 10561
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All of these reasons are completely valid, but you missed the most important reason of all: Keeping your shoes in the bags makes it harder for my wife to spot new shoes.

 

This, absolutely.

post #7389 of 10561
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All of these reasons are completely valid, but you missed the most important reason of all: Keeping your shoes in the bags makes it harder for my wife to spot new shoes.

Why is your wife spotting @M635Guy's new shoes?? 🤔😂😛
post #7390 of 10561

Does anyone know where I can find a #8 Plaza Wingtip Boot in 8.5D?  Thanks.


Edited by Allen Dreadmon - 7/20/16 at 5:06am
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PSA

For those who are 8.5D Barrie, I'm planning to let go of a few 1st quality, brand new unworn rare shell shoes/boots. Figured I'd let folks in this thread know prior to posting them in classifieds.

Ravello LWB - Dark Edge
Whiskey LWB
AoM Cigar Captoe Boot (all eyelets, antique storm welt)

PM me if you're interested.
post #7392 of 10561
Whiskey shortwing blucher x Harrison Ltd. today.

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Originally Posted by Allen Dreadmon View Post
 

Does anyone know where I can find a #8 Plaza Wingtip Boot in 8.5D?  Thanks.


Try Brick + Mortar in Seattle. Yenni is very helpful and they have a number of cool Plaza WT boots. The Navy CXL and the Color 8 w/ commando soles are my favorites.

post #7394 of 10561
35 deg C here in Gemany today so I broke out the suede unlined chukkas for the office. Supremely comfortable in this weather. Loving them.
post #7395 of 10561

I'm expecting a pair of 975's later today.  Really looking forward to it.

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