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Picked up a pair of Bourbon Dalton seconds over the weekend that will finally fill the bourbon gap that I have. There are couple of minor issues (uneven laces, wing very slightly shifted on the left pair), but they passed the "2 minute intense wife looking for issues from eye level" test, so I am happy.


I have the same eyelet problem on my Walnut Dalton seconds, but not as bad.  You could try "Double Helix" lacing (http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/doublehelixlacing.htm) to mask the uneven eyelets.  The tightening method of pulling two laces on one side at a time is a little weird.  I'm still normal lacing because I want to see if breaking in will lessen/exacerbate the problem.

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Hey Y'all, 

 

First post here and a question. So a few weeks ago I went into AE here in Austin and bought a few pairs. I liked the Oak Street so I picked two of them; one in "Natural" and the other in "Brown Grain." They had the Brown in my size but not the Natural so they said they would ship them to me in a few weeks. Well today they arrived and really weren't what I was expecting. They're MUCH darker than the "Natural" in the store and still listed online. However, the biggest change is there is no Dainite sole. I work in a casual office and all my shoes have Dainite soles. This new sole is very "cushiony" and I have concerns about it's long term durability vs. Dainite.

 

So a few questions;

 

1) Does anybody have any information on this type of sole and it's characteristics vs Dainite? I assume AE must use it already on other shoes. 

2) Why the change? Is this just the new model for Fall? And how do you think this shoe compares to the last Oak Street?

 

Below are some comparison pictures vs. the Brown Oak Streets I picked up that day. Any advice would be appreciated. 

 


Ya... that's definitely a production error. The Oak Street is supposed to be a dainite sole. That is pretty shocking it somehow passed the quality inspection.

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Those are mighty purty. They look almost black, is that just the lighting or are they really so dark?

Thanks. They are pretty dark, almost dark cherry. I'll take better pics in the sun later on this week.
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Originally Posted by cc808314 View Post




Picked up a pair of Bourbon Dalton seconds over the weekend that will finally fill the bourbon gap that I have. There are couple of minor issues (uneven laces, wing very slightly shifted on the left pair), but they passed the "2 minute intense wife looking for issues from eye level" test, so I am happy.

Great shoes. I think almost all the firsts will become seconds after a few wearings...
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Originally Posted by cfgman View Post

Hey Y'all, 

First post here and a question. So a few weeks ago I went into AE here in Austin and bought a few pairs. I liked the Oak Street so I picked two of them; one in "Natural" and the other in "Brown Grain." They had the Brown in my size but not the Natural so they said they would ship them to me in a few weeks. Well today they arrived and really weren't what I was expecting. They're MUCH darker than the "Natural" in the store and still listed online. However, the biggest change is there is no Dainite sole. I work in a casual office and all my shoes have Dainite soles. This new sole is very "cushiony" and I have concerns about it's long term durability vs. Dainite.

So a few questions;

1) Does anybody have any information on this type of sole and it's characteristics vs Dainite? I assume AE must use it already on other shoes. 
2) Why the change? Is this just the new model for Fall? And how do you think this shoe compares to the last Oak Street?

Below are some comparison pictures vs. the Brown Oak Streets I picked up that day. Any advice would be appreciated. 







The lugs on that Dainite sole look funny too. I'd send them both back.
post #4446 of 17852
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The lugs on that Dainite sole look funny too. I'd send them both back.

Maybe that's a new style dainite?  Anyway, let us know what AE says regarding the two soles.

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Walnut Margate today.

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For any of you have Amex cards, there's a $50 for $250 AE coupon just popped up until June.


Thanks!

 

I checked my last year's statement, and the Amex offers used to be $50 off $200, so even these are going downhill.  (Sad trombone)

post #4449 of 17852
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Originally Posted by cfgman View Post

Hey Y'all, 

First post here and a question. So a few weeks ago I went into AE here in Austin and bought a few pairs. I liked the Oak Street so I picked two of them; one in "Natural" and the other in "Brown Grain." They had the Brown in my size but not the Natural so they said they would ship them to me in a few weeks. Well today they arrived and really weren't what I was expecting. They're MUCH darker than the "Natural" in the store and still listed online. However, the biggest change is there is no Dainite sole. I work in a casual office and all my shoes have Dainite soles. This new sole is very "cushiony" and I have concerns about it's long term durability vs. Dainite.

So a few questions;

1) Does anybody have any information on this type of sole and it's characteristics vs Dainite? I assume AE must use it already on other shoes. 
2) Why the change? Is this just the new model for Fall? And how do you think this shoe compares to the last Oak Street?

Below are some comparison pictures vs. the Brown Oak Streets I picked up that day. Any advice would be appreciated. 







I would send those back - that looks like the crepe sole on the Newberg they introduced this year. Something isn't right.

http://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/mens-shoes/casual-shoes/newberg-double-monk-strap-shoes/SF2776.html

Chris
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Back at it on a Tuesday. Strand in oxblood

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Veronas. These fit my feet better than any other loafers I've tried. @Neo1, any suggestions for which made in USA loafers fit most similarly to the Italian collection?
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@naspratt Fortunately or unfortunately, the Lucca (predecessor to the Verona with a mini-lug) is hands down my best fitting loafer also. I bought the black calf & black suede as 1sts at the same store visit (something I'll never do). Off the top of my head I can't think of anything to compare it to as far as slip ons go. Shape wise I've always compared it to 511 bluchers or bals. They are great shoes - take care of them. Love seeing others talk about how good they are besides me.
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Are you a Shoe-holic? I know more than one of us have admitted to hiding shoes at work to keep the wife in the dark or having new shoes delivered to some address other than our home. Others of us have braved the situation only to be confronted by accusations of being a shoe-holic. But perhaps some of us do have a problem in this area. To that end, I completed this handy "10 warning signs of having a shoe problem" to see where I personally stand against such accusations.

 

Lying About or Hiding Your New Shoes - Yep! Pretty common in my life.

 

Buying new shoes to Relax or Feel Better - Guilty.

 

“Blacking Out” Regularly - Yes, this occurs. Have you ever purchased a pair of shoes only to later realize you already owned this style and returned it for a refund? Yeah, me too.

 

Being Unable to Stop Once You Start - Does over 20 pairs in one year count as being unable to stop?

 

Wearing shoes in Dangerous Situations - Suede on a rainy day. What was I thinking?

 

Neglecting Your Responsibilities - Well, yes, according to my wife.

 

Having Trouble in Your Relationships - See above.

 

Being Able to Buy More Shoes Than You Used To - Hell yeah, just watch me go.

 

Experiencing Withdrawal from Your Shoes - I have avoided this by buying a larger suitcase.

 

Trying to Quit Buying Shoes but Being Unable to - I don't know. I haven't tried to quit.

 

Looks like everything is A OK in my world. How about you?

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Proxy post. Here's my brother in his Lake Forest oxblood. No idea where he got all the pressure to buy an oxblood color...(I'll try to work on his angles/watch/drink views going forward)
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@smfdoc I'm certainly guilty of a few of those.... 

 

Have any of you shoe buying enablers had success getting shoebank to match prices of clearance items of BB in combination with sales? I thought someone mentioned AE will price match sales any stores are having but I wanted to see if anyone has done it with Shoebank. 

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