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Personally, if I find Shell in my size for $399 in a model I want, it's trigger pullin time.

I was just thinking I need to pull the trigger on macneils but I think aldens 975A just looks so much better (personal opinion). For starters the blucher attachment doesnt touch the wing on the side. I might go with Leeds instead. 

I have had MacNeils and the Adlen LWB. The Alden is on the Barrie last which fits a half size large and for me, that makes all of the difference between too tight and just right. While both are good shoes, I found the Alden to just be better quality and fit. I also tried the Leeds in shell versus the Alden PTB. Once again, better fit for me and I returned the Leeds.


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This is probably not news for most of you, but I see the Acorn Hillfire Neumoks on sale for $199 from Nordstrom right now. That's better than the seconds price. I really should have some casual options, but I also shouldn't be buying new shoes for another month at least or, if you ask my spouse, the rest of my natural life.

 

Does anyone have "in the wild" pics of these to share? I seem to recall possibly @SLCRich having a pair. I would probably like them quite a bit if the burnishing on the toe isn't too extreme.

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You sir @St Hubbins are correct. I'll post some pics in a bit. With comparisons to some of the other color shades I have too
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I love this picture. The paver surface makes a perfect background and the leaves elevate it to artistic. And, of course, the shoes look great. Bravo!

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I think I am going to get a pair of Swims overshoes to wear to the bathroom in my office. Men working in IT are, by and large, one step above wild animals. I guess I'm lucky they use the bathroom at all.

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I know the MTO program is gone, but they do still offer some customization. Is there a list or guide to what's available? For example, would they do a #8 Leeds with brown welt and edge for a more casual look? Similar to the Alden Dover for example.
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I ordered the same size as my 65 last. Multiple sales associates have suggested this to me. I'll let you know how it works out. I'm sure if you are on the cusp of D to E on the 65 you could get away with D vs E. 

@AndyMiddles I own both the Hopkinson and many 65 lasted bals(PA, Strand, McAllister, McTavish, Strandmok).  The 201 is basically the same as the 65, but just has a higher instep, which overall makes the shoe feel a bit roomier.  If you can't get good closure with the 65 bals in your size or they feel a little on the tight side in the toebox, then likely the 201 will do very well for you in the same size.  If you can close a 65 bal after break in, I would suggest going down a width.

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Personally, if I find Shell in my size for $399 in a model I want, it's trigger pullin time.

 

Once you get into shell, your wallet will regret it.

 

I'm just not to the point in life where I'll spend $399 for a shoe that didn't come with a good story.  Like for instance, If I found a pair of Carmina shell shoes while shopping at their store in Mallorca, then I might be inclined to splurge a little.  The bay has ruined me.  

 

Like these shell Aldens that I recently picked up from ebay for $40.  If I were to buy these new, it would run me $680.  Value, man.

 


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Got my Higgins Mills in today. Love them and they fit great but disappointed in the quality control. One of the boots has some bad striping that I don't know how was missed. Would anyone keep these boots looking like this? It seems the stripes are in the leather and not just the finish.
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It's a shame the Higgins Mill comes with a Dainite sole instead of a commando sole. They are good lookers, but due to the sole they will not replace the Red Wing Beckman Round on my wish list.

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Got my Higgins Mills in today. Love them and they fit great but disappointed in the quality control. One of the boots has some bad striping that I don't know how was missed. Would anyone keep these boots looking like this? It seems the stripes are in the leather and not just the finish. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Yeeeesh. I would not keep those.

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Just tried my rutledge on. They are a little long but everything else seems to fit great. Very comfortable. There are signs of being handlef but the eBay seller did a good job of showing the slight areas of wear. Looks like not worn outside of carpet since the soles are clean.
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Got my Higgins Mills in today. Love them and they fit great but disappointed in the quality control. One of the boots has some bad striping that I don't know how was missed. Would anyone keep these boots looking like this? It seems the stripes are in the leather and not just the finish.
Try brushing that area first. Just use a clean brush (not one that you use with dark polish).
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It's a shame the Higgins Mill comes with a Dainite sole instead of a commando sole. They are good lookers, but due to the sole they will not replace the Red Wing Beckman Round on my wish list.

Just an anecdote, but living in icey Canada I have found dainite to be just as capable as other lug soles in treacherous conditions.
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Try brushing that area first. Just use a clean brush (not one that you use with dark polish).


I agree that is a possible approach/solution, but I'd call AE customer service before I did.  Let them tell you if it is cool.

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