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post #14566 of 17558
Just got these shell seconds in. I see some minor discoloration at the heel which I don't care about. Minor discoloration at the toe. I ordered some cordovan cream from Allen edmonds. What do you folks think ? I only have 1 pair of cordovan shoes so I'm not sure what is acceptable. Thanks in advance for the feedback.

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post #14567 of 17558
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Originally Posted by FaRKle View Post
 

I'd be more worried about slipping with leather soles (butyl doesn't help with this) in wet weather than the durability of the soles in general. Walking along brick, lightly/non textured concrete, or marbled floors REALLY sucks when wet.

In my experience if we are talking for example slipping on ice unless you have something that has real grip like aggressive boots and even with them ice is slick you can still slip and fall.

 

I guess what I mean is leather (that you have worn and is not new out of the box) has about as much grip on ice as the rubber on most shoes.

 

Now ice aside let's say just some lite show on a sidewalk, here if you have leather or general rubber that does not have an aggressive pattern like on many shoes they are about equal. But if you have a rubber sole with an aggressive pattern like found on several of the AE boots then this does have an advantage over flat leather or rubber.

 

But since I don't really want to wear an aggressive sole all day I just carry a pair of Tingley Men's Storm Stretch Overshoes in my bag. They are less than $20 on amazon and give you grip and save your whole shoe from the weather when you are outside and just take off when inside.

 

The marble is really bad but the overshoes are soft and tend to have grip.

post #14568 of 17558
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Originally Posted by 007Bond View Post
 

In my experience if we are talking for example slipping on ice unless you have something that has real grip like aggressive boots and even with them ice is slick you can still slip and fall.

 

I guess what I mean is leather (that you have worn and is not new out of the box) has about as much grip on ice as the rubber on most shoes.

 

Now ice aside let's say just some lite show on a sidewalk, here if you have leather or general rubber that does not have an aggressive pattern like on many shoes they are about equal. But if you have a rubber sole with an aggressive pattern like found on several of the AE boots then this does have an advantage over flat leather or rubber.

I'm talking about light weather, just wet surfaces from rain. Even worn leather won't help you there if trying to walk (shuffle) across those surfaces.

post #14569 of 17558
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Originally Posted by baselinemerc View Post

Just got these shell seconds in. I see some minor discoloration at the heel which I don't care about. Minor discoloration at the toe. I ordered some cordovan cream from Allen edmonds. What do you folks think ? I only have 1 pair of cordovan shoes so I'm not sure what is acceptable. Thanks in advance for the feedback.

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Yes, there is a discoloration when you get close up. The first, more distant view, makes it far less noticeable. Do remember that the cordovan cream will add some color and that exposure to sunlight with wearing will gradually lighten the shoe and help it develop patina. For me, the discount for seconds, plus the current sale, would make me keep them.

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Originally Posted by FaRKle View Post
 

I'm talking about light weather, just wet surfaces from rain. Even worn leather won't help you there if trying to walk (shuffle) across those surfaces.

In this case the only thing I found that helps is the overshoe they are soft rubber and do have some grip. However being soft rubber if you wear them a lot on rough surfaces they will wear out fast they sure are not meant to be like shoes.

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Originally Posted by baselinemerc View Post

Just got these shell seconds in. I see some minor discoloration at the heel which I don't care about. Minor discoloration at the toe. I ordered some cordovan cream from Allen edmonds. What do you folks think ? I only have 1 pair of cordovan shoes so I'm not sure what is acceptable. Thanks in advance for the feedback.

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Hmm how much did you pay again?

 

If it was a good price I think I would keep them as over time things should work out and from the photos it would seem from standing eye level it can't be noticed.

post #14572 of 17558
Thanks for the feedback I was on the same page. I think it will normalize over time. I got them in the shoe bank sale so at 459 for shell. Still a good deal


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post #14573 of 17558
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Originally Posted by baselinemerc View Post

Thanks for the feedback I was on the same page. I think it will normalize over time. I got them in the shoe bank sale so at 459 for shell. Still a good deal


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Great report back how you like them I don't have any shell so interested how a person who just got a pair feels about them and if it will sway future purchases.

post #14574 of 17558
Walnut Wingtip Wednesday

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I would keep those Leeds -- they look great for being 2nds.

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Reached a professional milestone today and am excited to partake in this years trunk show as a means of celebration.  For those who have participated in the past, what options (color aside) will be available to us?  Are we truly able to select any current AE shoe?  One SA indicated that the trunk show will be limited to the current shell lineup and one additional model (Carlye was specifically mentioned). Can we change the welt/edge dressing as well?  I've got some 2 make-ups in mind that I'm ready to pull the trigger on.  If Whiskey shell is really available a 3rd may be in the cards as well.  

post #14577 of 17558
Out of curiosity, are some balmorals more appropriate for Dainite (i.e. rough leather, light colors, non-traditional colors?) than others? Or would you say that sole is irrelevant as long as you don't cross your legs and wag your sole in someone else's face?
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I have several pair of with Danite soles and heels.  Don't worry about them looking "too casual".  They won't and considering how few people ever see the soles of your shoes what difference does it make?


 

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I have a friend that wears Strands on Danite, every day with suits to the office and they look great unless he sits and crosses his legs smile.gif

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Originally Posted by 007Bond View Post

Personally I like a leather sole the best if you are concerned about wet weather (winter) you can go for the Butyl leather sole or a V tread for added traction.

For me anything with nubs just wears down quickly so the point of them is soon gone to a flat bottom anyway.

Also for me the way I walk I wear out the rubber soles faster.
post #14578 of 17558
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Out of curiosity, are some balmorals more appropriate for Dainite (i.e. rough leather, light colors, non-traditional colors?) than others? Or would you say that sole is irrelevant as long as you don't cross your legs and wag your sole in someone else's face?

 

 

I'd say that if you're a banker or lawyer in a large city, you'll want to stick with leather soles on your most formal shoes. For anyone else, it's more a matter of personal preference, and less than 1% of the people you interact with will ever notice the difference. 

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Walnut wingtip Wednesday here too. RL x AE Sandersons.
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Yes, I know Bals should not be worn with jeans, but I was not going to change my pants just to try these on.

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