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I have three pairs of McTavishes. I regret none of them.


Three for me too.  No regrets, except I don't have a fourth.

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Anyone have a favorite SA they like to deal with at the Paramus Shoebank store?

Might have to give them a call mwink[1].gif
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I thought I'd share something stupid I did a few weeks ago.  I was about to apply some walnut polish to my Leeds, when I squeezed the tube a little too hard and a huge blob squirted out onto the toe area of one of my shoes.  I almost immediately wiped it off, but the walnut polish was very potent and left a somewhat large wet mark on the shoe.   When they finally dried, the mark was still there.  I applied some conditioner/cleaner on the spot and it stripped off a lot of the original color.  The end result was that now one of my shoes had this ugly bright spot on the shoe.  I felt like I had ruined them and of course was saddened and pissed off at myself.  However, after several days of gently applying some dark brown and walnut polish, they look almost good as new again.    You can't really tell that the spot is even there, but you can see a very slight mismatch between the shoes.   What's the point of this story?  Be careful with your polish, I warn everyone.  Learn from my rookie mistake. 

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In recent weeks the subject of shoe stretching has been mentioned several times, so I thought I would mention my experience. My too frequently mentioned fitting problems caused me to go to the cobbler for stretching on many occasions. Each trip cost me $6 and it became obvious that I would do better on my own. The cobbler used a stretcher that increased the width of the shoe, but did nothing to raise the vamp where I always felt it was too tight. I finally determined that one can purchase both a vertical stretcher and a side to side stretcher.  I purchased the vamp stretcher for $49 and I am sure you can find them at less cost. I wanted to make sure I had one where the turning mechanism was made of metal as ones made of plastic will strip the threads. The side to side model is really more useful when trying to widen the toe box area to relieve pressure off a little. You will notice the adjustable black oval that can be placed in the tightest location, such as that little toe. The vamp stretcher is on its side to show the area that raises. I also purchased a bottle of shoe stretch liquid, which use can be seen in the embedded video. I use the same procedure for both stretchers. The vamp stretcher can be purchased here. I found the side to side stretcher in a thrift store for $3.

 

 

 

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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?


My feelings on this are if you don't have an instep issue on the 65, they fit (as someone else mentioned about +1/4 size overall (possibly +1/2 as far as volume in toe box).  If you do have an instep issue on the 65 the effect is like going up 1/2 without the actual extra length. (i.e. an 8D 201 fits like an 8.5D 65 as far as your instep).  Though, to me, the 201 has a slightly narrower profile towards the tip giving it the visual appearance of being longer.  

 

My best fit on the 65 is 8E (since I'm a D+ with a moderately high instep), but I can wear and 8D in the 201, and the instep result falls right in-between 8D and 8E on the 65.  If I go 8.5D on the 65 then I get a similar result as the 8D 201 in the instep, but then the length is a bit too much.

 

All that said, Strandmok 2.0 = 201 + suede + dainite and thats an odd bird when it comes to fit compared to my other shoes.

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Anyone have a favorite SA they like to deal with at the Paramus Shoebank store?

Might have to give them a call mwink[1].gif


Kristen.

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I ordered a pair early this morning, and have already received notice that they've shipped.
That's the fastest I've ever seen. Usually it's at least 4-5 days (sometimes more) before my shoes ship.
It must be because of my timing. I ordered pretty early this morning, which was probably before the big rush.
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I ordered a pair early this morning, and have already received notice that they've shipped.
That's the fastest I've ever seen. Usually it's at least 4-5 days (sometimes more) before my shoes ship.
It must be because of my timing. I ordered pretty early this morning, which was probably before the big rush.


Which shoe did you get?

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So I was at Nordstrom Rack today and saw a pair of AE Kenilworths first quality in my size for $209. Then I saw another pair in a different size that said $99. I asked if they could match the price and unfortunately they acted like a-holes and didn't want to match the it because they said that the $99 one was an older pair. They both were the same shoe and same color. They looked exactly the same except that the older pair just needed a polish. I remember I bought my girlfriend a jacket at the Rack befote and found it cheaper on a different one and they gladly matched the price. Oh well. You win some, you lose some...
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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. 

That is one lovely burnish job. May be the best pair of bourbon anything I've ever seen. Congrats!

The left shoe is almost Edward Greenish
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Anyone have a favorite SA they like to deal with at the Paramus Shoebank store?

Might have to give them a call mwink[1].gif
Kristen (Mgr).. also Jimmy.
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Kristen (Mgr).. also Jimmy.


Is Jimmy the young guy or the old guy?  Along with Kristen those are the only three I've seen there.

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My best fitting shoes are AE fairfax in 8.5D. they started a big snug but after breaking in fit like a second skin. I have PAs in 9D that are a bit big. What size will I be in Daltons?

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Which shoe did you get?
Maritimes in bone suede.
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My best fitting shoes are AE fairfax in 8.5D. they started a big snug but after breaking in fit like a second skin. I have PAs in 9D that are a bit big. What size will I be in Daltons?


I would say probably 8D.  8.5D might work since you can lace the Dalton's up tight to compensate a little or you can wear cushioned boot socks (or both).  The 511 is definitely wider from the ball forward, but to me they're in line with the 65 in the heel.  

 

With only the 2 data points I strongly suggest you try them first. If there isn't an AE store nearby, I think Nordstroms carries them.

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