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Madison Park Monday for today's "Cheap Clothes, Expensive Shoes." Have a good week!
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Pumping gas. Have you ever pretended to be checking email when you are actually taking pictures of your shoes? Yeah, me too. Suede MacNeils.

 

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Well neither is particularly cost effective for new shoes. Suggest you wear out the leather bottoms first. You can have a cobbler slap a toppy on the sole to basically do what the combo tap sole does. Changing the sole entirely is basically the cost of a recraft at $125. You can call and maybe they will do it for a little less. I'd get a toppy put on them and wear them out. 

Your actually not the first person to tell me to just wear out the soles. I understand you though. I'm just trying to prepare for the upcoming Chicago winter, but if it will cost as much as a regular recraft than I might just apply a toppy like you said. Thank you.
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Walnut Monday?

Wearing my RL/AE Sandersons (ignore the drop of water on the left one, I was juggling a water bottle at the time). One of my favorite shoes. They were seconds, and as you can see the right one has some pretty bad creasing which happened after the first wear. Obviously some lower grade leather there (or poor clicking?). Either way it doesn't really bother me, and the left shoe is pristine and hardly creases at all despite many wears.

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For those who are interested in the evolving design of Allen-Edmonds shoes, my old Lombards have brogueing on the tongues, a feature which I don't think any current A-E shoes have.

(This pair also has two of my favorite things, Poiron insoles and all rubber soles and heels.)

I just realized that my Madison Parks have brogueing on the tongue as well. It's barely noticeable in the picture below. Neat.

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Amazing shoes! I wish AE still made it..

 

Yeah - it makes me wonder about my style sense that most of the shoes I like/own are discontinued...

 

I was searching around the other day and saw the green Neumok and was :bounce2: unitil I realized there is virtually zero chance I'll ever own a pair... :butbut:

 

I like my Olive Shannon drives enough.  I'll eventually grab a pair of the blue Neumoks.  (which, of course, just instantly doomed them...).

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Pembroke indeed. I actually have a pair of C&J GMTOs on the way in a few months as well. I kinda splurged (treating myself after starting a new higher paying job).

Gotta put a freeze on my spending but it's so difficult . . 

 

MTO?  Brown shell?

 

TBH... I was going to do the same, then these shell strands just started winking at me from $399... 

 

Maybe one whisky shell Pembroke GMTO is enough... we'll see once the strand comes in.  Could be Opus One, could be Boone's Farm.  Never can tell with 2nds until they're on your feet.

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Yeah - it makes me wonder about my style sense that most of the shoes I like/own are discontinued...

I was searching around the other day and saw the green Neumok and was bounce2.gif  unitil I realized there is virtually zero chance I'll ever own a pair... butbut.gif

I like my Olive Shannon drives enough.  I'll eventually grab a pair of the blue Neumoks.  (which, of course, just instantly doomed them...).

Yea. I still regret not getting a pair of McTavish shoes at the shoebank for $137 😔
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Amazing shoes! I wish AE still made it..

 

Yeah - it makes me wonder about my style sense that most of the shoes I like/own are discontinued...

 

I feel the same way. If I like a style, it is killed. If I vote for someone, they lose. I first noticed this phenomenon in the 1980s when I purchased a Members Only jacket. All of the other members asked me take it back to the store.

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I'm sure this may have been answered in the threat, but I couldn't find it anywhere. For the Higgins boot, any suggestions on sizing? I have Alden Indy's in 9.5D. Does anyone have any suggestions on possible sizing?

Thanks for the help all!

Greg
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I'm sure this may have been answered in the threat, but I couldn't find it anywhere. For the Higgins boot, any suggestions on sizing? I have Alden Indy's in 9.5D. Does anyone have any suggestions on possible sizing?

Thanks for the help all!

Greg

I just bought the Higgins Mill in same size as 99% of my other AE shoes (9.5D) and it fits great.

I recently tried on an Alden Indy boot. The store said everbody goes down a 1/2 size in the Indy boot but when I tried the 9D they had in stock (at half price) it was a bit too tight across the top of my foot. Maybe not an entire half size too tight, but too tight for me even at half price. They didn't have an Indy boot in 9.5D so I don't know if that would have worked.

I would say if you are 9.5D in the Alden Indy, 9.5D should work for the Higgins Mill.

Chris
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What I like especially about these and my black McGregors is that they really seem to hug my feet all over the place and I don't feel the need to crank the laces down to keep my heel secured. I must have a narrow heel. It kind of seems that way when I examine the indentation left in the cork. I feel like I might just keep them as obtaining another pair of McGregor firsts is not likely. A couple days left to make the call.

 

I saw a pair of those shoes you posted at NR, but they were so badly beat up that almost no one would want them.  They didn't have laces too, which is a common thing at NR (not sure why).  Saw a pair of Black hills in walnut that were also badly beat up.

 

One reason I really like my Carlyles and Leeds shoes is that they hug my feet at every point and feel like an extension of my skin rather than wearing a shoe.  Of course with the Leeds, they take a long time to become less stiff, but that's another story.

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Hey guys. I'm thinking of putting the combination tap sole or dainite sole on my soon to arrive merlot McAllisters. How much would the cost be? The AE website doesn't show a price for just adding a new sole. Thanks!

 

 

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Well neither is particularly cost effective for new shoes. Suggest you wear out the leather bottoms first. You can have a cobbler slap a toppy on the sole to basically do what the combo tap sole does. Changing the sole entirely is basically the cost of a recraft at $125. You can call and maybe they will do it for a little less. I'd get a toppy put on them and wear them out. 


Agree with @M2511.  Don't know where you got the McA's from, but the time to have done that was when you order them.  Then its $40 for the tap sole (if I'm not mistaken).  Getting them added now would not make sense financially.  

 

If you must have more grip right now, then a cobbler can toppy them for right around $40 give or take.  I think I've heard as low as $30.

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I'm sure this may have been answered in the threat, but I couldn't find it anywhere. For the Higgins boot, any suggestions on sizing? I have Alden Indy's in 9.5D. Does anyone have any suggestions on possible sizing?

Thanks for the help all!

Greg

 

I'm a 10.5E in the 5 last and I went with a 10.5E in the Higgin's Mill. I tried on the 10E but it seemed a bit too tight. The 10.5E was snug without constricting me, and my foot was able to move a little bit without my heel slipping or my toes stubbing the front every step. I unfortunately have no experience with Alden Indy's.

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Originally Posted by Greg525 View Post

I'm sure this may have been answered in the threat, but I couldn't find it anywhere. For the Higgins boot, any suggestions on sizing? I have Alden Indy's in 9.5D. Does anyone have any suggestions on possible sizing?

Thanks for the help all!

Greg


I just (literally about 2 hours ago) tried it.  I take 8E in AE 65 last balmorals, and I have an Alden Plain Toed Boot in 8D Barrie which fits very well.  I'm 8D in the Higgins Mill.  Its quite wide in the forefoot, but the toe box is low, so the net effect on volume seems pretty normal.

 

I would start with 9.5D.

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