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So I just picked up these Walnut Strands from Nordstrom on their Anniversary sale.  I just did a quick one over and saw this on the bottom of the heel.  Is this the thread coming out?  Not sure if it should be like this or am I over reacting?  



That looks like the sole instead of the heel. Probably not an issue. The welts are lock stitched so it shouldn't come undone. AE has only channeled the soles the past few years. Some of my 15+ year old AE's are not channeled and have the white thread they used to use before switching to black thread.

But if it bothers you, you have every right to return them.

Chris
post #10052 of 17680
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Originally Posted by blue123 View Post

So I just picked up these Walnut Strands from Nordstrom on their Anniversary sale.  I just did a quick one over and saw this on the bottom of the heel.  Is this the thread coming out?  Not sure if it should be like this or am I over reacting?  


I believe that you are over reacting.
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New pair of oxblood PA's today!

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Originally Posted by blue123 View Post
 

So I just picked up these Walnut Strands from Nordstrom on their Anniversary sale.  I just did a quick one over and saw this on the bottom of the heel.  Is this the thread coming out?  Not sure if it should be like this or am I over reacting?  

 


Its nothing. It doesn't even look like they missed a stitch.

 

But you got them at Nordstrom, with their return policy three is no reason NOT to return them (other than possibly having to wait for another pair) if your not happy.  On the other hand, you might get another pair with an unacceptable defect.  

post #10055 of 17680
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Originally Posted by St Hubbins View Post
 

That should not be like that. The stitching should be inside that groove the entire way around the shoe so that it's not so exposed to the friction involved in making contact with the walking surface. Since you paid for first quality shoes, I would recommend exchanging them. 

I guess I am out-numbered here. In which case, I reverse my opinion and would like to comment on what a charming bit of character it adds to the shoe... Sort of like Marilyn Monroe's beauty mark.

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New pair of oxblood PA's today!

Interesting how they look almost like chili in the sun. The Park Ave is such a comfortable shoe.

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Originally Posted by St Hubbins View Post
 

I guess I am out-numbered here. In which case, I reverse my opinion and would like to comment on what a charming bit of character it adds to the shoe... Sort of like Marilyn Monroe's beauty mark.

I guess the point is it isn't a visual/cosmetic flaw and it isn't a functional flaw.  Not something I'd worry about unless there was something else going on...

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I guess the point is it isn't a visual/cosmetic flaw and it isn't a functional flaw.  Not something I'd worry about unless there was something else going on...

Standing down. But I am surprised that something such as that would be considered acceptable by quality control. *shrug*

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Christmas in August. All pairs fit perfectly and I got them in my regular Strand size. Oh and no shoe trees yet because apparently Nordy can deliver shoes faster than trees...

On a different note, what to pair with these midnight navy trousers for a reception tonight? Purple scissors showing for color purposes against the black too. I know they look charcoal but blame the lighting. Think of the shade of the strand and Cornwallis was released in. Looks dark until you're up close. Anyway, I'm thinking oxblood Strand or McGregor. Or if I want to be flashy walnut McAllister. Thoughts?
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Christmas in August. All pairs fit perfectly and I got them in my regular Strand size. Oh and no shoe trees yet because apparently Nordy can deliver shoes faster than trees...

On a different note, what to pair with these midnight navy trousers for a reception tonight? Purple scissors showing for color purposes against the black too. I know they look charcoal but blame the lighting. Think of the shade of the strand and Cornwallis was released in. Looks dark until you're up close. Anyway, I'm thinking oxblood Strand or McGregor. Or if I want to be flashy walnut McAllister. Thoughts?


Go with the Oxblood (Strand would be my pick).  It'll match better if there is flash photography and the lighting blows out the color from black to charcoal.

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Originally Posted by SLCRich View Post

Christmas in August. All pairs fit perfectly and I got them in my regular Strand size. Oh and no shoe trees yet because apparently Nordy can deliver shoes faster than trees...

On a different note, what to pair with these midnight navy trousers for a reception tonight? Purple scissors showing for color purposes against the black too. I know they look charcoal but blame the lighting. Think of the shade of the strand and Cornwallis was released in. Looks dark until you're up close. Anyway, I'm thinking oxblood Strand or McGregor. Or if I want to be flashy walnut McAllister. Thoughts?
Nice new shoes!
I'd go with either oxblood shoe. Either would look good, depending on what you're going for. (The McGregor would be a little more casual than the Strand.)
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Bitter Chocolate suede McGregor's for casual Friday.

I'm a big fan of those. Love McGregors and the dark suede looks awesome. Wish they still had some somewhere.
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I'm a big fan of those. Love McGregors and the dark suede looks awesome. Wish they still had some somewhere.


I used to see them all the time at BCF.  Also the light tan and blue.

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Originally Posted by St Hubbins View Post

Standing down. But I am surprised that something such as that would be considered acceptable by quality control. *shrug*


Apologies - not trying to slap you down. This place has been super-educational about stuff like this for me.
Edited by M635Guy - 8/5/16 at 8:30pm
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Originally Posted by 7_rocket View Post

Anyone with pics of the Boone on their feet other than the light suede I saw on here? Looking for the color saddle suede

 

I received my saddle suede Boone today and my initial impressions were favorable. I only have one pair of AE suede and these are MacNeils which you will see in the images. The Boone is a very pleasant lighter brown that I would call "snuff" but others may feel snuff should be reserved for a darker suede. The color is complemented by the red sole and both are set off with the contrasting color of the stitch on the welt.  I was looking for a supple suede on the collar and tongue and was pleased with the feel. The suppleness gives the shoe a messy appearance when not on the foot or trees, but this is not the impression when being worn. The heel cap and toe cap are sufficiently rigid to hold their shape and help provide support. The insole is also made of a padded suede as opposed to the standard materials favored by AE. Thus the darker, fuzzier appearance seen inside the shoe.

 

 

I am a EEE and have a high instep that causes me to look towards bluchers as AE balmorals simply do not fit appropriately. Unfortunately, this shoe also closes poorly for my Flintstone feet and the blucher gap width exceeds my personal level of acceptability. Yes, my feet are wide and I do not need shoes that draw attention to this issue and it would keep me from wearing them.

 

 

Therefore, I will return these to the good people at AE and I will continue to focus on those offerings that provide a better look in the fit and styling department, like the closure on the previously mentioned MacNeils.

 

 

I would certainly recommend the Boone to others who are not afflicted with my oddly shaped foot. The close out price is $197 for firsts, and the seconds have dropped to $157. These are very good prices for a causal suede shoe if such a hole exists in your shoe wardrobe.

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