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Sorry, just saw this. No they don't, but I imagine they will a bit (haha) once the shoe breaks in more. A "bit" of jingle doesn't bother me

I got puns fo' days


HA HA!  I was at Nordstroms one day and a guy brought back a pair of Ferragamos and said to the SA "these sound like jingle bells as I walk"  ever since then I have been very aware of the sound they make.  If you've ever had a backpack that doesn't have plastic zippers, same feeling and sound. People can hear you coming. :)

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I thought so. smile.gif

The way they should have come stock, IMO.
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Originally Posted by smfdoc View Post
 

 

AE releasing a shoe that goes straight to the shoebank is the fashion equivalent of a new movie bypassing the theaters and going straight to Netflix.


How funny.  I wonder if the concept was good but they could not make it work in mass production so they had to make some adjustments.  I know the Liverpool boot says it took them 2 years to perfect the boot to meet AE standards.

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Great shoes and a great airline (last week's snafu notwithstanding).... Merlot McCallister at the Delta Flight Museum.

Off topic, but that snafu caused me to miss my grandmas funeral after 3 different cancellations. CS couldn't have given less of a flip. And I'm a gold medallion member!!

Switching airlines for next year.
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Originally Posted by TexasTexter View Post
 


HA HA!  I was at Nordstroms one day and a guy brought back a pair of Ferragamos and said to the SA "these sound like jingle bells as I walk"  ever since then I have been very aware of the sound they make.  If you've ever had a backpack that doesn't have plastic zippers, same feeling and sound. People can hear you coming. :)


So I have to say, you were totally spot on with your comment on this one.  With either pair of Luccas that I have, walking fast, slow, whatever, you absolutely hear the jingle as you walk.  It's relatively quiet, not like a boot spur, but definitely audible.  I guess I assumed everyone kind of new about that already. 

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Very nice!  Looks like the fall collection is rolling out.  I like the Navy Strand Suede and the Acheson Navy Suede.  I'd have to see the others.

The suede Acheson is b-e-a-utiful in person, believe me.  I wasn't a huge fan of the suede strand the previous go around and still am not - the suede really masks out the captoe detail too much for me.

 

Of the others, the Liverpool is pretty sleek but I'm 100% satisfied with my all-black Knightsbridge so I'm good there, not to mention it's a little too similar to the Haight imo.  Not happy that the Sequoia is back instead of something else.  The Flagstaff was good, the Duke was ok and I think the Sequoia is the weakest option.  The thousand oaks was going to be a must buy, but seeing its on a shorter broader last, my opinion has been lowered a lot, I'd have to see it in person.  The new Shelton is very nice and the 201 was a good idea - I'm not a saddle guy and the original is plenty for me, but I hope this does well for them.  The Washington I guess is interesting and something new, but I've never tried the 1943 and if it worked, I'd hands down take the Cornwallis over this any time, anywhere.  The Leiden I just don't get - if you've ever seen the BB tartan models up close, they are "interesting" and could be worn maybe on a special occasion but the use seems crazy limited.  I suspect that will be rushed to clearance.

 

I have to admit all that stuff you keep posting left me a little puzzled but the fact that you changed sizes on the Strandmok meant there was a method to your madness after all.

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Off topic, but that snafu caused me to miss my grandmas funeral after 3 different cancellations. CS couldn't have given less of a flip. And I'm a gold medallion member!!

Switching airlines for next year.

It's unfortunate that you missed the funeral. It' was a very rare thing for us that happened. A month ago it was Southwest. A few months ago, American. I will not convey the conspiracy theories going around. I was lucky enough to be on vacation, but my coworkers were pulling 18-hour days to get the operation up and running again. It's not something we take lightly.
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I'm considering a dress boot with Dainite soles for winter (I work in the Poconos in PA). Does anyone have any feedback on that type of setup? I'm considering a Darh Chili Dalton with black Dainite soles but I wasn't sure how the tread is in the winter.
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Posing a (semi)hypothetical... 

If the price were the same, would you have a brown shell...

Strand or C&J for BB (under the brand Peal & Co.) wingtip? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Both lovely, both fit a similar niche (for me anyway... likely to wear both with chinos/flannels and occasionally with denim), both similarly colored, both similarly priced... is it as simple as taking the one that's normally ~40% more expensive?

TIA!
In a similar vein, can anyone compare quality on Indy line shoes to similar price points (Carmina, Alden, C&J)? I'm wondering if, after 20 pair of AE (which I love), it's time to branch out more than I have.
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The suede Acheson is b-e-a-utiful in person, believe me.  I wasn't a huge fan of the suede strand the previous go around and still am not - the suede really masks out the captoe detail too much for me.

 

Of the others, the Liverpool is pretty sleek but I'm 100% satisfied with my all-black Knightsbridge so I'm good there, not to mention it's a little too similar to the Haight imo.  Not happy that the Sequoia is back instead of something else.  The Flagstaff was good, the Duke was ok and I think the Sequoia is the weakest option.  The thousand oaks was going to be a must buy, but seeing its on a shorter broader last, my opinion has been lowered a lot, I'd have to see it in person.  The new Shelton is very nice and the 201 was a good idea - I'm not a saddle guy and the original is plenty for me, but I hope this does well for them.  The Washington I guess is interesting and something new, but I've never tried the 1943 and if it worked, I'd hands down take the Cornwallis over this any time, anywhere.  The Leiden I just don't get - if you've ever seen the BB tartan models up close, they are "interesting" and could be worn maybe on a special occasion but the use seems crazy limited.  I suspect that will be rushed to clearance.

 

I have to admit all that stuff you keep posting left me a little puzzled but the fact that you changed sizes on the Strandmok meant there was a method to your madness after all.


@Neo1 the Liverpool fits very different from the Knightsbridge, it is very form fitting like a glove.  Did you see the comments about it on the AE site that shows all the new shoes and gives commentary?  I love the Liverpool, it is very modern and hugs your foot.  I would have to see the others. Looking forward to seeing what is on sale for RDA event.

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Has anyone seen or bought the Academy or Alumnus for the back to school collection?

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I love the Leiden in brown grain / tweed.

Chris

Same here. When I first started getting into AE, the Strawfuts were just hitting the Shoebank. I thought they were cool, but I had better buy some "normal" shoes first. 65-last too, which fit me well. Not sure what to make of the Leiden and the 1943 last. Although, tbh if I go tweed, it will be to hold out for the supposedly returning Shakers, which I also chickened out on.
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They're small, its more like a U-Gap.  7.5E may be OK if the footbed settles enough, but I would try 8D or possibly 8E.  I'm 8.5D/E Brannock and I wear 8E.

 

Also when you get the 7.5E try European bar lacing.  I find I get better tension on the eye-stays with that method.

 

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I am the same size as  you, and I just bought a Park Ave in 7.5 E last week.  It fits perfectly.  I think 7.5 E will probably work great for you.

 

Actually,  your instep doesn't look as bad as mine.  8 D might be perfect for you.  I suggest trying it.

 

 

Hey thanks for the replies, the length on the 7.5 D seems to be perfect so I'm worried if I go with 8 D, the widest part of my foot won't line up with the widest part of the shoe and there may still be the wide lace gap. Only thing I'm concerned about with the 7.5 E is the heel may be too loose. 

 

Lobster33, what do you measure on the brannock?

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Originally Posted by Echoes14 View Post

It's unfortunate that you missed the funeral. It' was a very rare thing for us that happened. A month ago it was Southwest. A few months ago, American. I will not convey the conspiracy theories going around. I was lucky enough to be on vacation, but my coworkers were pulling 18-hour days to get the operation up and running again. It's not something we take lightly.

All this is understood. The cancellations were beyond any one persons control. As a 100% loyal customer over the years, I didn't feel like I was handled correctly in the aftermath. Maybe I'm being a diva, or maybe I'm just emotional, but as a multi year medallion customer, I expected more than the condescension I received. I mean, has AE's customer service spoiled me for every other company? Maybe so.
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Hey thanks for the replies, the length on the 7.5 D seems to be perfect so I'm worried if I go with 8 D, the widest part of my foot won't line up with the widest part of the shoe and there may still be the wide lace gap. Only thing I'm concerned about with the 7.5 E is the heel may be too loose. 

 

Lobster33, what do you measure on the brannock?

 

I measure 8.25 D on the brannock.  I find that most 8.5 D AE shoes feel too large, so I wear almost exclusively 8 D.  

 

You might be right about the 7.5 E being too loose in the heel if your 7.5 D feels right in the heel.   I still suggest trying the 8 D because that would definitely help you close the V gap, and it would not change the fit in the heel much.   Honestly, I find it very interesting that you can even fit into a 7.5 D Park Ave when you measure 8-8.5 D -- no way could I do that.   I can tell by looking at your pictures that your arch is lower than mine.   If your 7.5 D feels comfortable, you should know that your V gap will close roughly a quarter inch or more in time.  They might look fine once the cork footbed sinks after continued wear.

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