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post #10321 of 17735
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Originally Posted by ace13x View Post
 

A question for you Sea Island owners.  Where does you big toe reach relative to the moc-stitching?  

 

After some experimentation, I'm almost certain I'm an 8.5D (didn't have one to try, but got my hands on 9's and 8's), but I'd like to be sure before I give up on 8's.

 

Edit: Also how have they broken in? (i.e. are they looser width-wise).

 

 

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Perhaps they have broken in some but I found them to be pretty forgiving immediately. My big toe sits on the stitching from the sole if that is what you are asking. I dont even notice it, really since the first wear. Even less noticeable if you wear those no show socks for those shoes. I have an 8.5EEE.


I meant the stitching on the top.  In the 8's my the tip of my big toe is just before the stitching without socks, and I'm thinking that might be a bit short (for the shoe), but the 8's are nice and snug.  In the 9's, its further away from the stitching (duh), and I wouldn't quite say they're loose width-wise, but not snug either. 

 

The long and the short (pun), I'd like the snugness of the 8's but more like the length of the 9's.  Hence, why I'm thinking 8.5, but I loafers are not my jam, so maybe the 8's are just the way they're supposed to be.  I can fit in them with no-shows, but I then they're tight, which again points me towards 8.5.

 

I think I'm just over analyzing.

 

Edit:  Insert gesticulating Giuliani here.

post #10322 of 17735
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Originally Posted by ace13x View Post

A question for you Sea Island owners.  Where does you big toe reach relative to the moc-stitching?  

After some experimentation, I'm almost certain I'm an 8.5D (didn't have one to try, but got my hands on 9's and 8's), but I'd like to be sure before I give up on 8's.

Edit: Also how have they broken in? (i.e. are they looser width-wise).

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Originally Posted by M2511 View Post

Perhaps they have broken in some but I found them to be pretty forgiving immediately. My big toe sits on the stitching from the sole if that is what you are asking. I dont even notice it, really since the first wear. Even less noticeable if you wear those no show socks for those shoes. I have an 8.5EEE.

Pretty much my experience as well. They were pretty tight on me, but stretched out after 2-3 wears and are now very comfortable. That first wear was brutal, though. I have them in my 65 last size, when I tried a half size larger I was slipping out of them.
post #10323 of 17735
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Originally Posted by amphillips79 View Post



Walnut McAllisters today.

On a side note, what is the sizing like on the suede Strandmok? I'm a 10D in almost every last, but someone mentioned the Strandmok seems to run about a half size bigger so I was considering a 9.5 D.

Can anyone comment on that?
I am a 10c in a 65 last, my Strandmocks r 9 1/2 D. Not too loose when laced tight. Very little V gap if any, but quite comfortable nonetheless.
post #10324 of 17735

The 20% additional off of clearance did me in.  Have been an incredibly well behaved weasel (for weeks)...

 

Ordered from Alicia, a very friendly and helpful associate at PALO ALTO (new store/grand opening/15% added discount)

 

1 Clearance grey Strandmok II 167

2 Shoe Bank snuff Strandmok II $167

3 Shoe bank Thomastown $82

3 shoe trees

 

Love the fitment of the 201 lasted strandmok II and have loved them on hot days, so wanted the range of color options while available. (especially at $167 each, 1 first, 1 seconds)

post #10325 of 17735
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The 20% additional off of clearance did me in.  Have been an incredibly well behaved weasel (for weeks)...

Ordered from Alicia, a very friendly and helpful associate at PALO ALTO (new store/grand opening/15% added discount)

1 Clearance grey Strandmok II 167
2 Shoe Bank snuff Strandmok II $167
3 Shoe bank Thomastown $82
3 shoe trees

Love the fitment of the 201 lasted strandmok II and have loved them on hot days, so wanted the range of color options while available. (especially at $167 each, 1 first, 1 seconds)
I don't see a store listed in Palo Alto.
Regular retail, or Shoebank location?
post #10326 of 17735
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Originally Posted by jzrhwinnj View Post

The 20% additional off of clearance did me in.  Have been an incredibly well behaved weasel (for weeks)...

Ordered from Alicia, a very friendly and helpful associate at PALO ALTO (new store/grand opening/15% added discount)

1 Clearance grey Strandmok II 167
2 Shoe Bank snuff Strandmok II $167
3 Shoe bank Thomastown $82
3 shoe trees

Love the fitment of the 201 lasted strandmok II and have loved them on hot days, so wanted the range of color options while available. (especially at $167 each, 1 first, 1 seconds)

Would the new store ship to PA if I ordered from there? $167 strandmoks sounds like a steal to me!
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post #10328 of 17735
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Originally Posted by jzrhwinnj View Post
 

The 20% additional off of clearance did me in.  Have been an incredibly well behaved weasel (for weeks)...

 

Ordered from Alicia, a very friendly and helpful associate at PALO ALTO (new store/grand opening/15% added discount)

 

1 Clearance grey Strandmok II 167

2 Shoe Bank snuff Strandmok II $167

3 Shoe bank Thomastown $82

3 shoe trees

 

Love the fitment of the 201 lasted strandmok II and have loved them on hot days, so wanted the range of color options while available. (especially at $167 each, 1 first, 1 seconds)

Some good deals there - I guess "winn" is suitable.

 

Have to admit, you got me a little excited when you said this was possible, until I realized one thing - I had immediately assumed anything clearance and left in the warehouse (namely the stuff that has been showing up on ebay) could be ordered this way, but if you use shoebank like the blueprint, they selectively applied the 20% off to only a select group.  Hence, your 20&15 thing would only work on those.  Some good stuff nonetheless, just nothing I was interested in.  Definitely appreciate it though.

post #10329 of 17735
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Originally Posted by mreams99 View Post

I don't see a store listed in Palo Alto.
Regular retail, or Shoebank location?

 

New retail store near Stanford (posted prematurely by another poster recently)

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by amphillips79 View Post

Would the new store ship to PA if I ordered from there? $167 strandmoks sounds like a steal to me!

 

I grabbed 2 for that price, shipped to NJ.  

 

Wonder if they would have lowered the seconds price on second grey Strandmoks while the firsts are at 20% additional off.  

 

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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post
 
Some good deals there - I guess "winn" is suitable.

 

Have to admit, you got me a little excited when you said this was possible, until I realized one thing - I had immediately assumed anything clearance and left in the warehouse (namely the stuff that has been showing up on ebay) could be ordered this way, but if you use shoebank like the blueprint, they selectively applied the 20% off to only a select group.  Hence, your 20&15 thing would only work on those.  Some good stuff nonetheless, just nothing I was interested in.  Definitely appreciate it though.

 

Yes, there are just a few items I have been interested in - especially the strandmoks in 201 last, and grey showed up just today on clearance.  This was a good sale for this 201 last-lover (3 pairs)...there was a recent sale on 65 last items that was a real heartbreaker..

post #10330 of 17735
@ace13x - never tried the sea island, but from your description, id be hesitant on that 8D. Nevermind no socks etc. Did you try to walk fast in them without concentrating on the shoes - generally you'll slide forward when you walk - if you find yourself at all smashing into the end of the toe box, its bad news.

Are you looking at the bone? In person it's extremely light. Nice shoes, but you bump into anything or get a spec of dust on them and they'll stain.
post #10331 of 17735

I caved in.  The Neumok 2.0 is just too tempting.  I currently have in my possession: Blue, Red, Green, Gray...LOL.  In addition I picked up the Fifth Street boot. :)

post #10332 of 17735

Question about the Mora 2.  How is the fit?  I have a pair of Bourbon ones but I am concerned they are too big. AE is sending me some tongue pads? Since the Bourbon color is discontinued I thought I would try it. 

post #10333 of 17735
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Originally Posted by amphillips79 View Post



Walnut McAllisters today.

On a side note, what is the sizing like on the suede Strandmok? I'm a 10D in almost every last, but someone mentioned the Strandmok seems to run about a half size bigger so I was considering a 9.5 D.

Can anyone comment on that?

Every time I think I don't need a third pair of McAllisters, I see a picture of them in Walnut and know I want a pair.
post #10334 of 17735
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Originally Posted by roz77 View Post

Every time I think I don't need a third pair of McAllisters, I see a picture of them in Walnut and know I want a pair.
I have three pairs of McTavishes. I regret none of them.
post #10335 of 17735
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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post

@ace13x - never tried the sea island, but from your description, id be hesitant on that 8D. Nevermind no socks etc. Did you try to walk fast in them without concentrating on the shoes - generally you'll slide forward when you walk - if you find yourself at all smashing into the end of the toe box, its bad news.

Are you looking at the bone? In person it's extremely light. Nice shoes, but you bump into anything or get a spec of dust on them and they'll stain.


The sliding forward was what I was worried about in the 8's, and why I'm thinking 8.5's (without having a pair to try before order) but I wanted to get the forums opinions.  I think I'm going for it, and hope they're almost as snug as the 8's.

 

Olive.

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