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Preparing to do some chukka maintenance this morning. Also have some suede chukkas not shown. Right two are AE shell Dundees:


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Current sale items for the outlets might be difficult, but let me take a look. I will look at adding a boot category.


While you are contemplating improvements-

 

Would be nice if if the page

1 remembered my size

2 show new additions in my size since my last visit

3 show shoes with price reductions since last visit


These features would save many of us time, they are the variables I manually filter for daily / weekly.  (okay, mostly, daily)

post #5253 of 19334
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The search by name is something we could look at.

When you select your size and width, it will already show you the styles with inventory. When you click on the picture of the shoe, it will show you the outlets with inventory that you can contact and work with.

 

If you think about how many clicks/actions it takes to see what sizes are offered for a particular shoe, you can see that it's quite cumbersome with the current system. Many of us wear different sizes across different lasts, and plenty of times we have to guess as to what size to order a particular shoe in. Being able to see what sizes are available up front is very helpful in deciding on which one to pull the trigger on.

 

If we choose an example of wanting to see if two sizes are available for a particular shoe, with the current system we'd have to select size one, select width one, hit search, scroll down/ctrl+f to find the shoe, and if it exists in that size open up the shoe in a new window/tab, then repeat the process for size and width number two. That's a total of 10 actions. With the search system of the main AE site we'd go to the search bar and type in the name of the shoe, click on the name of the shoe, select shoe size 1 (which will auto show what widths are available), and then select shoe size 2. That's only four actions, or 60% less work.

 

The disparity in work per comparison increases with the number of sizes searched. I imagine that it's not uncommon for people to compare up to three sizes regularly when trying to guess what they should order on a last they haven't tried yet.

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If you think about how many clicks/actions it takes to see what sizes are offered for a particular shoe, you can see that it's quite cumbersome with the current system. Many of us wear different sizes across different lasts, and plenty of times we have to guess as to what size to order a particular shoe in. Being able to see what sizes are available up front is very helpful in deciding on which one to pull the trigger on.

 

If we choose an example of wanting to see if two sizes are available for a particular shoe, with the current system we'd have to select size one, select width one, hit search, scroll down/ctrl+f to find the shoe, and if it exists in that size open up the shoe in a new window/tab, then repeat the process for size and width number two. That's a total of 10 actions. With the search system of the main AE site we'd go to the search bar and type in the name of the shoe, click on the name of the shoe, select shoe size 1 (which will auto show what widths are available), and then select shoe size 2. That's only four actions, or 60% less work.

 

True, however, depending on how the database front end is coded, that could equate to 700-800% *MORE* work for the programmers to add those features in.  That cost, especially at a time of higher demand on the site, could be a negative return.  Of course it may be an excellent long-term solution to look into (along with possibly adding e-commerce? :D ).....

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Preparing to do some chukka maintenance this morning. Also have some suede chukkas not shown. Right two are AE shell Dundees:
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I like this one a lot as medallion makes it quite unique and dressy.

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Test-driving my Clark's.  These are by far the largest 8D I've ever worn.  Requires thick socks and the heel is very large.  

post #5257 of 19334
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Looking for recommendations for a 2nd pair of shoes to rotate with a pair of Bourbon 5th Avenues I just picked up on the ShoeBank.

Short background, 35 year old engineering project manager that meets with clients at least once a week and gives presentations in front of 20+ people once a month. Normal business attire (slacks / button shirt) 4 days a week with denim on Friday. Until now I've mostly had Kenneth Cole shoes but looking to take my appearance up a notch.

Thanks!

 

You got bourbon which is halfway between walnut & brown so I think one of these will be a little redundant for now.

And the 5th avenue is relatively formal, so you can go for full brogue for your new pair.

My picks would be McAllister in Merlot or Strand in Dark Chili or Oxblood. Both are very versatile, and I find they do dress slacks as well as denim with a shirt.

You could also try a blucher like MacGregor in one of those colors.

 

Of course, you can always go for a black pair :)

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Outlets can pull stock from any location and drop ship to you anyway, so mightn't this be ultimately redundant?

 

I was thinking that it might be helpful for someone who's contemplating taking a drive to one of the outlets. They could check in advance just to get an idea of the inventory. 

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I think it'd be great if you could search a shoe by name and it'd tell you what sizes are available (kind of like the regular AE site). 

THIS!!! I realize that may be alot to ask for compared to the pagination issue, but it would be a sweet addition to the site.
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I'm impressed with the fact that AE is listening and responding to the issues. That is what makes them great!
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Preparing to do some chukka maintenance this morning. Also have some suede chukkas not shown. Right two are AE shell Dundees:
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Ohhhhh myyyyy!

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I like this one a lot as medallion makes it quite unique and dressy.

Those are mto only right? I really like them. What would they run?
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Cooling my shell covered heels at the doctor's office.

 

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What additional search refinements are you looking for?


Similar/Same as what is on the main AE shopping experience would be great!  The idea about what is in a particular store is also useful - my closest AE is the outlet in Mebane, NC that is 40+ minutes away.  It would make me a lot more willing to make the drive if I had some targets in mind...  :)  

 

Lots of other great suggestions here - thanks for listening!

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Similar/Same as what is on the main AE shopping experience would be great!  The idea about what is in a particular store is also useful - my closest AE is the outlet in Mebane, NC that is 40+ minutes away.  It would make me a lot more willing to make the drive if I had some targets in mind...  :)  

 

Lots of other great suggestions here - thanks for listening!

 

Carlyle, cough.  Get it if it works for your feet.

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