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Got a couple of the shoe trees from NR. Not sure if I am in love with the split toe type. Didn't see any other kind there. What do you all think is the preferred design? Also they look kind of naked without the little name plaques on them. Going to have to lift some off some official AE trees next time I'm in the retail store.
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Got a couple of the shoe trees from NR. Not sure if I am in love with the split toe type. Didn't see any other kind there. What do you all think is the preferred design? Also they look kind of naked without the little name plaques on them. Going to have to lift some off some official AE trees next time I'm in the retail store.

 

 

Not a fan of the split-toe ones either unless I feel like stretching my shoes.  I'm switching out all of mine with these from Amazon:  Just a few bucks more compared to the NR's 2 for $26.

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00T6MRR5Y/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_5?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2BJDI9NN2F6WU

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Got a couple of the shoe trees from NR. Not sure if I am in love with the split toe type. Didn't see any other kind there. What do you all think is the preferred design? Also they look kind of naked without the little name plaques on them. Going to have to lift some off some official AE trees next time I'm in the retail store.


The AE outlets sell the trees for $17 I think.  Not sure if I saw any of the split toe last time I was there, but I buy the full toe anyway.  I'll find out later this week or next, I have a pair of shoes in coming.

 

Edit: They go on sale once in a while at 2 for ~$25.  Possibly during the RDA sale you can stock up.


Edited by ace13x - 9/6/16 at 9:21pm
post #12244 of 17593
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Pretty dead here today.

 

What are your opinions on suede waterproofing sprays? Not that I have any intention of exposing my suede shoes to water, but are the sprays a good insurance policy or do they adversely affect the appearance of the shoe or otherwise do any harm?  I see AE sells one in the shoe care section of their website. Is that one any good or is there a particular brand that's recommended? Thanks.


I use the AE spray.  Works just as well as the Tarago and minus the pseudo-science marketing.

 

This is a poorly lit video of my suede Dundee I shot with my cell phone today, that I sprayed with the AE water repellant about 3 or 4 months ago.

 

 

Water is not a total suede killer, the real problem is salts and dirt dissolved in puddles and slush, or that will cling to wet suede.

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Speaking of navy suede, I'm wondering what colors work best in terms of slacks?  I know grey works ok, but other colors do you like to wear with navy blue?  I'm a rookie to this and haven't worn my blue shoes yet.

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White, cream, tans, browns, olive, light blue, and (theoretically) burgundy. 

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With all of my recent additons, I figured it was time for another family picture. Here is my modest collection in its current state. What do I "need" next?
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With all of my recent additons, I figured it was time for another family picture. Here is my modest collection in its current state. What do I "need" next?

 

Very nice -- smfdoc would be proud of this collection.   I really like the Fullertons and the Fifth Ave on the left.  

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With all of my recent additons, I figured it was time for another family picture. Here is my modest collection in its current state. What do I "need" next?


My wife says you need more shoes like me.  But I like your shoes.  I don't have a single pair that you do.  I like the suede Fullertons.

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My wife says you need more shoes like me.  But I like your shoes.  I don't have a single pair that you do.  I like the suede Fullertons.

Thanks. I was thinking about it and the MacNeils are the only style/color combo not discontinued or on clearance currently. I should have been into this a few years back I guess.

You're all probably sick of reading about those Fullertons, but that is going to be my best find for quite some time I suspect. I've only put them on twice so far. I will probably hold off on wearing them out of the house because I won't want to see them spoiled.
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On the topic of shoe trees...
Hopefully, I'll be picking up a pair of HM this week while in the US.

I have an extra pair of the split toe AE trees, but wonder if those are a good idea in cxl (don't want to stretch).

Would it be better to get a pair of the solid toe for those boots while I'm in the store? Or are those better suited for the 5 last?
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With all of my recent additons, I figured it was time for another family picture. Here is my modest collection in its current state. What do I "need" next?

In my opinion, you need a boot next.  Considering the rest of your family, I might recommend an Oxblood Dalton.

post #12253 of 17593
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On the topic of shoe trees...
Hopefully, I'll be picking up a pair of HM this week while in the US.

I have an extra pair of the split toe AE trees, but wonder if those are a good idea in cxl (don't want to stretch).

Would it be better to get a pair of the solid toe for those boots while I'm in the store? Or are those better suited for the 5 last?


I wouldn't worry about the split toe trees stretching your shoes unless you buy them too big for the shoe/boot.

 

1) you don't need to jam them in with all your strength.

2) the spring exerts way less force than your foot does when your wearing your shoes/boots.

 

I've used both, but I prefer the solid toe, because its less fuss taking them in and out.  But if you think about it, AE makes a lot of different lasts, but only one shoe tree shape, the split toe give you some flexibility for wider lasted shoes.  If they sold LASTED shoe trees that would be a different story.

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Just got my Alumnus in. Wearing around the office. You can see the two "dents/lines" in the toe area. Fitwise they feel really good (9EEE). Debating if they're too blobby. Hard to find non-blobs in a EEE though.  

 

 


Comparing blobularity, @DNSamurai's 9EEE Alumni (there are two shoes in a pair, so they are Alumni) to my 9EEE Snuff Suede Neumoks. 


 Yes, the Neumoks are Seconds and they lace kind of funny, but if you don't look down and keep walking while thinking of all the money you saved it doesn't really matter.

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With all of my recent additons, I figured it was time for another family picture. Here is my modest collection in its current state. What do I "need" next?


WHAT! No Shell?!!  No boots!  

 

 

NO SHELL BOOTS???!!!

 

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