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Originally Posted by 007Bond View Post

OK maybe things are looking better see what you guys think.

This morning first time wearing:



3 hours later not too much walking trying to keep them returnable if needed but re-tied both shoes just a little snug.




So I think the gap has improved but still it's more than I would like to see.

The question is will the gap close even more with more wear as I think if I continue to wear them even on the carpet I won't be able to return them.

As for the overall comfort the feel is great again just the look of the gap.

Thoughts guys?

Looking better after retying them. As stated by others, you will sink into them and the leather will give a bit. As long as they're not tied uncomfortably tight and you like the fit everywhere else, I say keep.
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Originally Posted by 007Bond View Post
 

OK maybe things are looking better see what you guys think.

 

This morning first time wearing:

 

3 hours later not too much walking trying to keep them returnable if needed but re-tied both shoes just a little snug.

 

 

So I think the gap has improved but still it's more than I would like to see.

 

The question is will the gap close even more with more wear as I think if I continue to wear them even on the carpet I won't be able to return them.

 

As for the overall comfort the feel is great again just the look of the gap.

 

Thoughts guys?

 

If you don't have severe pressure at the instep, then I think you're okay.  My Carlyles in bourbon looked similar when I first got them.  Over time, the V closed about 1/4 inch.  They will close a little, but it's hard to know how much they will close.  They don't look bad in my opinion, but they are at about the limit of where I would want the V to start at.  

There's no wrong answer here, but if those were mine, I would probably explore other size options.

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Originally Posted by 007Bond View Post
 

OK maybe things are looking better see what you guys think.

 

This morning first time wearing:

 

3 hours later not too much walking trying to keep them returnable if needed but re-tied both shoes just a little snug.

 

 

So I think the gap has improved but still it's more than I would like to see.

 

The question is will the gap close even more with more wear as I think if I continue to wear them even on the carpet I won't be able to return them.

 

As for the overall comfort the feel is great again just the look of the gap.

 

Thoughts guys?

 

Looking better. Unfortunately you wont know how much more give you will get until wearing them beyond return state. You seem to love them so why not stick it out. I could be wrong but your socks look quite thick and might be a contributing factor. 

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Originally Posted by 007Bond View Post
 

OK maybe things are looking better see what you guys think.

 

This morning first time wearing:

 

3 hours later not too much walking trying to keep them returnable if needed but re-tied both shoes just a little snug.

 

 

So I think the gap has improved but still it's more than I would like to see.

 

The question is will the gap close even more with more wear as I think if I continue to wear them even on the carpet I won't be able to return them.

 

As for the overall comfort the feel is great again just the look of the gap.

 

Thoughts guys?

 

For my personal taste the V gap is too large when you initially tried them. The second picture is certainly improved and I could keep or return them depending on how much I like the shoes, the other fit characteristics, how good of a deal I got on the price and if I have anything else in the collection that may replace them. I think the change in the gap after three hours is more of a reflection of the effect of squeezing fluid out of the foot than actual stretching of the leather or compression of the insole. I have the same fit issues and I personally just elected to purge this type of fit from my collection. But that is really a personal decision. The width of the gap can even vary in a blucher and exceed what I personally think looks good on my foot. The suede longwing I have on today closes like this.

 

 

The Boone I picked up looked excessively wide to my eyes and back it went. Much of this is a personal decision on what you believe looks good on you.

 

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Can any of you AE guys tell me what model and last these might be?

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They look very similar to the Bellevues I have, but slightly different I see.

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So word is that the trunk show has been pushed back to Q1 2017, not cancelled.

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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post
 

So word is that the trunk show has been pushed back to Q1 2017, not cancelled.

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MY LIFE IS A LIE! Man... now what do I do... Been wearing my Brown Grain Dundees today they are starting grow on me more. Might consider a pair in Shell if still available. I'm thinking in burgundy. 

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Flatiron Friday. These are bourbon.  I know reviews were mixed on the forum, but I've really liked these.  Due to the last shape and informal lacing (blucher, three eyelet) I've found I wear these occasionally with jeans or even a medium blue suit.  

Those look great and from that angle the lighting almost makes them look like shell. I wish I had grabbed some bourbon AEs while they were still around.

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Originally Posted by 007Bond View Post

OK so decided to take the new shoes to the office and wear them just on the carpet until I know if these are ok.

Like I said the fit of the shoe itself on my foot seems good I have plenty of room in the toe box, the fit front to back is good I would not want a longer shoe, the fit side to side is good this is a D and I think an E would be to wide on the bottom of the foot.

Now these being new shoes I did not make the laces tight I just comfortably tied them.

My concern with the fit or more the look not the fit is only how the gap gets much bigger from bottom to top.

So not sure how to proceed here since the shoe feels ok on my foot overall and I don't think I would want anything wider but what about this gap for the laces.

Is this acceptable?

Will it get closer with time?

Looking for some help here should I return or is this ok?



I'd like to see a picture with the laces tied at normal tightness. That looks like more than the 3/4" you mentioned before. As I said, typically you'll get about a quarter inch reduction at the top of the eyelet stays.
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"Failing at alliterations" Friday. Cavanaughs:
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No alliteration for today lol. Cavanaughs:
 

 

Do they have the infamous holes?

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Neumoks for the flight to LAX. Strands are in the bag for my presentation in the morning

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Originally Posted by gm928 View Post

Do they have the infamous holes?

Yep!:
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