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post #5041 of 19327

I wouldn't consider a AE for hiking. There are better companies out there that actually specliasie in outdoor boots like Timberland, Merrell.

 

I'm a avid hiker (day only). I've gone thru 2 pairs of Timberlands Choruas (GTX so somewhat water proof) and currently on my 2nd pair of Merrrel Moab GTX.

 

On the same note, I've hiked with my Iron Rangers (vibram sole) once and it did very well and the oiled leather is designed for such stuff.

 

Same goes for AE boat shoes.....there are better options out there like Sperrys/Sebacos that actually specliaze in such activities without the price tag of AE.

 

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Neo1,

So, this one on shoebank isn't good for hiking?  

 

 

RichieP, that Malone is the brown cruiser but it's actually closer to a walnut color and my walnut belt matches it well.

post #5042 of 19327
Made a stop into the St Louis store this afternoon intending to try on the Cornwallis and a Cavanaugh but being a EEE, I obviously struck out. Only things available in EEE were Park Avenues, a Grayson, and something casual that wasn't specified. SA was sympathetic and did offer to have sizes available for try on the next time I'm in town, but that doesn't really happen often or with a lot of advance planning. I guess I'll just have to a shoe bank and online customer only. Seems a shame when one of the best reasons to be an AE customer is the sheer breadth of size and width options

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post #5043 of 19327
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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post

So, the Hopkinson has Poron?😕

No, it's the sheepskin lining. There is a cushion but not poron.
post #5044 of 19327
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I'm not sure whether it varies per region or not, but when I asked about the "any shoe made in shell MTO" program, they said that the cost was $125 over standard shell cost, not $110 as reported earlier in this thread. They did confirm that the SMU (welt, insole, outsole, non-std size) changes were $40 each with a $110 max charge for 3+ changes.

Their 15% off sale runs till the 25th, and includes MTO and SMU fees.
Two questions:
1. Is the $125 in addition to any SMU changes? That is, if I ask for non-standard shell with a lug sole, Indy lining, and natural welt is the upcharge $235?
2. If so, what welt/insole/sole options are they using for shell as a standard? I assume brown welt for brown, black for black and burgundy, leather lining/insoles, and JR soles.
post #5045 of 19327
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So I went to the Walnut Creek store this morning to order a couple pairs of shell. The store looks nice, and feels more open than the SF Sutter street store, however the shoes are laid out more around the exterior of the store so it feels a bit more difficult to browse.

The manager, Jay, and staff were all super approachable and seemed to know their stuff quite well for being a brand new store (and assuming that they're mostly new AE associates). I'd say they were even more knowledgeable than most of the folks I regularly see at the SF store.

I'm not sure whether it varies per region or not, but when I asked about the "any shoe made in shell MTO" program, they said that the cost was $125 over standard shell cost, not $110 as reported earlier in this thread. They did confirm that the SMU (welt, insole, outsole, non-std size) changes were $40 each with a $110 max charge for 3+ changes.

Their 15% off sale runs till the 25th, and includes MTO and SMU fees.

It looks like Paul G. will be at the store on Tuesday the 17th, and at one of the SF stores the following Friday (20th). I might make the trip over to say hi.

So if I want the shell Cornwallis with independence insole it would be $658 with the 15% off
post #5046 of 19327

Thanks.  I am going to contact the store and ask them about the sole.  I'm not in a hurry to buy anything right now, but I will consider these.  I've worn Timberland's and other shoes but they caused me a lot of foot pain, but I'm honestly not sure why.

 

Off topic, I saw this yesterday and thought some might be interested in the Park Aves on NR.  Only $199.

 

https://www.nordstromrack.com/shop/product/1485823/allen-edmonds-park-avenue-oxford-multiple-widths-available?color=WALNUT#

post #5047 of 19327

A picture that I posted a while back in the old A-E thread.......

Crossing a stream while hiking wearing Ridgeways, which have Vibram lug soles and orange reverse split welts, stitching, and laces to help hunters tell the difference between my feet and a moose's feet.

post #5048 of 19327
Those are beautiful Roycru!
post #5049 of 19327
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Originally Posted by naspratt View Post

Two questions:
1. Is the $125 in addition to any SMU changes? That is, if I ask for non-standard shell with a lug sole, Indy lining, and natural welt is the upcharge $235?
2. If so, what welt/insole/sole options are they using for shell as a standard? I assume brown welt for brown, black for black and burgundy, leather lining/insoles, and JR soles.

 

1) Yes, the $125 doesn't include SMU changes such as sole/welt/insole/size. Linings aren't an SMU option from what I've been told.

 

2) JR soles and leather insoles are standard for shell, and I assume the edge color and welt are the same as on the non-shell version of the shoe (assuming the shell is the same color as a non-shell offering). If the shell color is different from what's offered on the non-shell version, they probably use what's standard on other shoes in that shell color.

 

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So if I want the shell Cornwallis with independence insole it would be $658 with the 15% off

 

$692.75 by my math (0.85 * ($650 shoe + $125 MTO shell fee + $40 insole change fee)).

 

And dang it! Why'd you remind me that I've been wanting a pair of shell Cornwallises! Now I feel like I forgot something in my order today... I wonder if I can find a 1943 last size that fits me... OTOH, I can always wait for the Stanford/Palo Alto AE store to open up in July and place my MTO order for that then... lol

post #5050 of 19327
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Originally Posted by Roycru View Post

A picture that I posted a while back in the old A-E thread.......


Crossing a stream while hiking wearing Ridgeways, which have Vibram lug soles and orange reverse split welts, stitching, and laces to help hunters tell the difference between my feet and a moose's feet.



That's a beautiful picture, but I have to warn you. Most hunters don't check out their game's laces before pulling the trigger.
post #5051 of 19327
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Originally Posted by FaRKle View Post

1) Yes, the $125 doesn't include SMU changes such as sole/welt/insole/size. Linings aren't an SMU option from what I've been told.

2) JR soles and leather insoles are standard for shell, and I assume the edge color and welt are the same as on the non-shell version of the shoe (assuming the shell is the same color as a non-shell offering). If the shell color is different from what's offered on the non-shell version, they probably use what's standard on other shoes in that shell color.

Thanks! And the good news is, a MTO First Avenue will come in right around the cost for a shell Dalton. I wonder if they'd throw a double sole on it or if I'd be better off giving it a lug for more badassery.

Now to choose between that, a Cornwallis, a Yorktown, or a Fifth Street. Paging @polojock615 to remind me how nice the burgundy shell Cornwallis is biggrin.gif
Edited by naspratt - 5/14/16 at 8:59pm
post #5052 of 19327
Ordered some Neumoks in blue today. Had a $50 credit coming my way from the lowered clearance price on the Sturgis right after i bought mine....so why not? biggrin.gif

Chili 5ths from the anniversary sale should arrive monday. Pics in daylight provided they arrive before dark, Inshallah.
post #5053 of 19327
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Originally Posted by naspratt View Post

Thanks! And the good news is, a MTO First Avenue will come in right around the cost for a shell Dalton. I wonder if they'd throw a double sole on it or if I'd be better off giving it a lug for more badassery.

Now to choose between that, a Cornwallis, a Yorktown, or a Fifth Street. Paging @polojock615 to remind me how nice the burgundy shell Cornwallis is biggrin.gif

A lug sole and storm welt would make it pretty rugged.

Now the simple answer to the second question is to get all three! If need be, you can get one now with the First Ave, and the other two when the next AE store opens in July!
post #5054 of 19327

Some Tassel Loafer assistance please:

 

1) Are tassel loafers considered appropriate to wear with a suit in a setting that does not require the strictest formal attire?

 

2) If so, whih shoe is more appropriate, the Grayson, or something more like Alden's tassel loafer?

 

3) Do most size down from their Park Ave size to the Grayson?

 

Thanks in advance!

post #5055 of 19327
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Some Tassel Loafer assistance please:

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 1) Are tassel loafers considered appropriate to wear with a suit in a setting that does not require the strictest formal attire?

In the US moreso than elsewhere.  However, even many in the US will advise against it.  Personally, I'll wear loafers with an odd jacket and trousers all day, but not a suit.

 

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 2) If so, whih shoe is more appropriate, the Grayson, or something more like Alden's tassel loafer?

Tossup, as to formality IMO.

 

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 3) Do most size down from their Park Ave size to the Grayson?

In general, yes.  Try them on in the store.  I need to go wide with anything on the 5 last, but loafers can be tricky as ones that are comfy in the toebox will often have significant heel slip for me (which obviously can't be corrected by lacing tighter) and require sizing down or installing tongue pads and heel grips.

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