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Any Boone Plain Toe suede owners here? Thoughts on them or the 1757 last? They seem like an OK deal at $200 under the current sale.
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I second this question. I think the Boone looks like a fun casual shoe but don't know much about it and live much too far from a store to check it out in person.
I'm a fan, picked them up when they were on the introductory offer for ~$150; I'm seriously considering another pair in brown or blue. The new ones don't seem to have piping for some reason, but the suede is great.
The last is a bit blobby, but for a casual suede shoe I don't really mind that.
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@Soupy Have to say this is one thing with which I have no interest in whatsoever....but I've looked at so I'll comment. They look very nice in person, like a clean summer casual shoe. The 1757 is supposedly a derivative of the b34, so think big, full toe box, lots of room up front. Gumlite sole, so very comfortable, but lacking in support. If you're in the market for this type of shoe they looked good - probably wouldn't work if you're a narrow width.
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Beautiful day, so a perfect opportunity to pull the Strawfut out of storage:

Would love to see these in an all-calf variant.
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Have a few new pairs of AE coming in this week, so wearing the AE Westchester today until they arrive. 

 

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I was so excited to receive my Fifth Avenues but when I opened the box up, everything changed when I saw all these creases. What do you guys think?
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@Soupy Have to say this is one thing with which I have no interest in whatsoever....but I've looked at so I'll comment. They look very nice in person, like a clean summer casual shoe. The 1757 is supposedly a derivative of the b34, so think big, full toe box, lots of room up front. Gumlite sole, so very comfortable, but lacking in support. If you're in the market for this type of shoe they looked good - probably wouldn't work if you're a narrow width.

 

Thank you--that is great to hear. I'm a 12 EEE in the 65/108/511 and have a wide forefoot. It sounds like the last may be right up my alley.

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I was so excited to receive my Fifth Avenues but when I opened the box up, everything changed when I saw all these creases. What do you guys think?

First or seconds?  If the rest of the shoes look good, I'd probably keep them.  That's going to happen after the first wear or two anyways and those particularly creases seem like normal break points to me.

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First or seconds?  If the rest of the shoes look good, I'd probably keep them.  That's going to happen after the first wear or two anyways and those particularly creases seem like normal break points to me.

Thanks. They're firsts. But those creases really got me down
post #3594 of 19327
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Thanks. They're firsts. But those creases really got me down

I'm impatient, so I'd rather have my shoes instead of worrying about minor creasing like that.  If you can wait on them, send them back and ask for another pair.  If they were seconds and that was the only issue I'd be ecstatic

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I was so excited to receive my Fifth Avenues but when I opened the box up, everything changed when I saw all these creases. What do you guys think?

I also concur. The creases should not be there for a new shoe. With that said, they will be there the first afternoon you wear a new shoe. Even the very best calf leather will crease. So, the real question is if you wish to return the shoes and make your own creases? As long as they are fine in all other respects, I would personally keep them and avoid the aggravation of the return and wait for the replacement.

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Thank you--that is great to hear. I'm a 12 EEE in the 65/108/511 and have a wide forefoot. It sounds like the last may be right up my alley.


A kindred spirit!  When you see pics of my shoes, just think to yourself, "man, I could be wearing those."

post #3597 of 19327
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now that it's warming up, any recommendations for what no show socks I can wear with my AE Cavanaughs? I also have a pair of Maxfields.

I just ordered a pair of Ninja Socks for the sockless look. I've worn them twice now and will order a few more. They haven't had a problem falling and bunching inside my shoes.
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I just ordered a pair of Ninja Socks for the sockless look. I've worn them twice now and will order a few more. They haven't had a problem falling and bunching inside my shoes.

As I write here, my "no show" socks are bunched up under my feet.  Ugh.  Ninja Socks?  I'm willing to give those a try, too.  What size shoe do you wear?

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Hello all.

I decided to go on a limb and order some Dainite Walnut Strands seconds.

I'm thinking the Tiger stripe and dark coloring would be the reason they were seconds.

My question is: Can I 'fix' the leather by using some Leather cleaner and stripping them deeply, then use some AE or Saphir Cream to get the color straightened out?

I don't mind the work....in hindsight should have paid $100 more but Seconds can be golden.

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Hello all.

I decided to go on a limb and order some Dainite Walnut Strands seconds.

I'm thinking the Tiger stripe and dark coloring would be the reason they were seconds.

My question is: Can I 'fix' the leather by using some Leather cleaner and stripping them deeply, then use some AE or Saphir Cream to get the color straightened out?

I don't mind the work....in hindsight should have paid $100 more but Seconds can be golden.

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Does the other shoe resemble this one or do you have one "standard" walnut and one with this striping? If they both look like this I'd keep them and wear the heck out of them. It looks like a very natural years-old patina to me. Of course, if they aren't a match I wouldn't be nearly so thrilled.

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