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Maybe try this one:

 

 

The extra crossing underneath might provide better closure and eliminate the fold, and you've got good enough closure on those shoes to prevent the laces that cross underneath from being visible. 

 

 

thanks, will definitely try that one

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Another curiosity question, what is bicycle stitching? I am confused by the term, the searching I just did leads me to believe it references a leather top sew to leather sides that create a few layers so to speak. I am just trying to confirm because I see nothing but bad things about them.

This is bicycle toe stitching...
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Here's AE's only bicycle toe shoe offering at the moment...


You see nothing but bad things about it because it's ugly as all hell. I don't even believe that's a subjective opinion. Very, very few people find them aesthetically pleasing.

 It tend to agree and have rarely found a bicycle toe that worked for me. I did elect to get a pair of Mapletons, but the toe was secondary. The rubber sole, storm welt, contrast stitching and leather that both looks and feels like an old baseball glove made me think it would be a great super causal shoe, especially in bad weather. It did everything I wanted and it is super comfortable.

 

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No AEs today. Vintage Florsheim Imperials with the V cleat suicide heel came my way. AMAZING condition and quality

for a shoe that was made in March 1969! Brushed, VSC and out the door. Although not AE, I thought some may appreciate really "old school" longwings when

the quality was at a far higher level than today.

 

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Very Nice!  Could you describe how the sizing compares the MacNeil?  If I'm a 10.5 B in the MacNeil, would you recommend staying with the same size in vintage Florsheim?

 

Thanks!

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That is what I was referring to. Not a fan. Is apron stitching also considered equally as bad? I'm not fond of either just curious.

 

Once again, the apron toe is not terribly common and I rarely see one in the wild. I'm not even sure of AE has one currently. I found this one, called the Passenger, on Ebay for >$40 and I bought it for the same reasons as the Mapleton. It is part of the comfort series and I am hard to fit. The contrast stitching and laces, rubber sole and soft leather makes is a nice casual shoe for running errands on the weekend. The lighter color, however, makes it unfriendly with water. Hey, anyone can pull off pretty shoes.

 

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I like.  Would prefer a split toe, but I could see myself in those.

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No AEs today. Vintage Florsheim Imperials with the V cleat suicide heel came my way. AMAZING condition and quality

for a shoe that was made in March 1969! Brushed, VSC and out the door. Although not AE, I thought some may appreciate really "old school" longwings when

the quality was at a far higher level than today.

 

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Very Nice!  Could you describe how the sizing compares the MacNeil?  If I'm a 10.5 B in the MacNeil, would you recommend staying with the same size in vintage Florsheim?

 

Thanks!

I think the size is remarkably similar between the two. A previous pair of MacNeils were tight across the vamp of my right foot and this pair felt exactly the same. I normally have shoes stretched a bit and I did so with the Florsheim last night with my handy vamp stretcher. Now they fit very nicely. I would go with the 10.5B if you were considering a pair.

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This is bicycle toe stitching...



Here's AE's only bicycle toe shoe offering at the moment...



You see nothing but bad things about it because it's ugly as all hell. I don't even believe that's a subjective opinion. Very, very few people find them aesthetically pleasing.

Not to mention that 90% of the black square toed cheap shoes worn by the masses are bicycle toe.
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In the market for an inexpensive pair of boots for foul weather duty. I assumed I'd be getting some cheap Target chukkas, but at $107 Freiburg seconds seem like a decent option.

Agree / disagree?
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Not to mention that 90% of the black square toed cheap shoes worn by the masses are bicycle toe.

I have always thought they were hideous and in abundance. Didn't realize it was an universally hated style.
post #5470 of 19334
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You got that right.
Your first guess see above.
Brogue cap toe and the second one you guessed
I wish it was shell. I think it's a good price for a calf that is a limited production run. I just don't know how it fits into my wardrobe. Other shoes will be on sale as well.
I'm looking forward to seeing a navy Cornwalis.
I had hoped to get a navy Weybridge before the MTO program was cancelled.
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In the market for an inexpensive pair of boots for foul weather duty. I assumed I'd be getting some cheap Target chukkas, but at $107 Freiburg seconds seem like a decent option.

Agree / disagree?


If they had rubber on the soles I would totally agree.  If your talking REALLY foul weather there is the Sturgis at $167 (1st) $127 (2nd), but at that point, I would just get a Redwing Beckman 2nd.

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Not to mention that 90% of the black square toed cheap shoes worn by the masses are bicycle toe.


Ugh!  Whenever I see the ones you mentioned, I think "What is it with these people and ducks."

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If they had rubber on the soles I would totally agree.  If your talking REALLY foul weather there is the Sturgis at $167 (1st) $127 (2nd), but at that point, I would just get a Redwing Beckman 2nd.

Not terrible weather, just the long walk from the parking lot to the office door in a Florida storm. It's usually enough for me to get the soles and uppers of my shoes good and wet. So far I haven't done any lasting damage, but it'd be nice not to worry at all.

I believe the Freiburgs have a v-tread sole.
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Hmm blue dress shoes... Would that be too tacky? Wouldn't mind the Cornwallis in blue
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So as I'm about to put on my third different pair of shoes in the same day, I was wondering, what's the most pair of shoes you have worn in a day?  I'm going on pair at work (McCalister), gym (boat shoes), after gym (different boat shoes), and if I go out tonight it'll be a fourth pair.  Mini hurricane winds and the fact I work tomorrow will probably keep me at 3 pairs today.

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