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Maritimes at the lake:
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And the aftermath:


I have the green Kirkwoods (wore them yesterday matter of fact) and that hasn't happened to me yet....

post #8027 of 19334
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It was discussed quite a bit on the last thread (maybe it was just me). I'm ambivalent on the appearance of the 1943; I like the shape overall but the toe is a bit blunt for me. They make some great-looking shoes on the last, though, which easily overcomes any small nits I have to pick.

What sinks the 1943 for me is the fit - for my foot at least, it is horrifyingly bad. Supposedly it is based on the 333 but this is pure rubbish. The 333 is my best AE fit and the 1943 is by far the worst. Glad it's working for you though!


I gotta try the 1943 at some point.  I own a single 333 shoe (Larchmont) - it fits roomy but comfortable.  I tried the Franciscan & Flatiron and they fit similarly.  I recently tried a University and it was absolutely horrible - the v-gap was larger than I liked and lacing them was difficult due to high instep but at the same time, they just felt like they had a lot of extra length that the tightness at the v-gap prevented me from utilizing.  Unbelievably bad fit overall.  I'm wondering if something like the Cornwallis would correct my issues or exacerbate things - hard to tell.

post #8028 of 19334
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I grabbed a pair of McAllisters on eBay, only to discover I should have done more homework.  The leather was different than I expected, and when I looked up the model (6275) it is corrected grain. patch%5B1%5D.gif  

They've cleaned up decently, but I think I'm going to put them back out there and see if I can recover my $65...


For $65 bucks I think they look great. I would keep them
post #8029 of 19334
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You gotta learn to trust me my friend.... :)

 

Anyway, I too found that the Grand Cayman (essentially the boulder with a bit and some cheesy croc print leather) felt right in a 7D.  It is sort of narrowish throughout the main area but it is elongated and subtly squared off in the toe which sort of pushes it past 7 in length compared to other drivers.  The 7.5D was horrible for me - way too long.  I would recommend wearing them with overly thick socks (bite the bullet, 2-3 times tops) and that should stretch them out enough.  They fit me better than the other drivers for sure - only thing I don't like, is that the leather (outside) is pretty tough, so if you attempt to go sockless, they'll rip apart your heel pretty badly.

 

(Edit) - actually, now that I thought it over....my apologies but how the hell did the guy fit you for the boulder?  I'm assuming they had nothing in a 7 (that would be sacrilegious for AE) and the boulder 145 driver last is definitely weird and stands on its own compared to the others...

 

What did you wind up returning?  The 6.5Es or the 7Ds? 

 

Heh...I returned the 6.5E McAllister and McNeils and kept the 7D Strands! 

 

He actually did have a pair of 7D Boulders but in black, and I wanted Tan so he ordered them for me, then when I got home I put in an order for 7E to try also. Maybe it is just a matter of stretching them out (I guess I could also stick a shoe tree in there and let that do some work?) but I felt like I should at least see if the 7E felt better than 7D. My experience continues to be that the AE salesmen seem to think a tight fit is the right fit. I'm having a hard time with that because they just don't immediately feel comfortable to me and I'd hate to spend the money hoping I'll adjust (or they'll sufficiently stretch) rather than try to size up or wider.

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I've found the 1943 last shoes among the most comfortable right out of the box, for me, practically custom.

Can't wait to try on the Exchange Place in oxblood.

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I gotta try the 1943 at some point.  I own a single 333 shoe (Larchmont) - it fits roomy but comfortable.  I tried the Franciscan & Flatiron and they fit similarly.  I recently tried a University and it was absolutely horrible - the v-gap was larger than I liked and lacing them was difficult due to high instep but at the same time, they just felt like they had a lot of extra length that the tightness at the v-gap prevented me from utilizing.  Unbelievably bad fit overall.  I'm wondering if something like the Cornwallis would correct my issues or exacerbate things - hard to tell.
I read somewhere that they shortened the 333 to create the 1943.
I've tried on balmorals in both the 333 and 1943 and they both fit fine.
The bluchers on the 333 and 1943 both felt a little too roomy. I have a pair in the 333 and have to use an insole.
post #8032 of 19334
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For $65 bucks I think they look great. I would keep them

 

They're definitely a good deal for $65 - I cleaned a lot of...patina...off them (scrubbed the welt, etc.) and they came out nice, but I have a great mix of beater pairs and was really hoping I was getting a regular pair.  I'm going to get some new laces for them and see if someone can get better use out of them than I would.

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I've found the 1943 last shoes among the most comfortable right out of the box, for me, practically custom.
Can't wait to try on the Exchange Place in oxblood.

1943 is weird for me. 13D in Cornwallis is tight around my pinky toe however the 13D in the Leiden is perfectly fine.
post #8034 of 19334

HI Everyone!  I am new to the forum, I have been reading your posts.  I am a huge A/E fan.  I have about 20-25 pair of them.  I just wanted to say hey from Texas! 

post #8035 of 19334
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HI Everyone!  I am new to the forum, I have been reading your posts.  I am a huge A/E fan.  I have about 20-25 pair of them.  I just wanted to say hey from Texas! 


 



Welcome to the land of filthy barn-weasels. Prepare to double you collection...
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Damn, not what I was expecting lol
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I WAS green with envy, but now... not so much.
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I have the green Kirkwoods (wore them yesterday matter of fact) and that hasn't happened to me yet....
To be fair, I DID wear these into the lake, despite my wife suggesting it not to be the wisest course of action.
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Thanks! 

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Guys, disappointed in the splotch on my Merlot Park Avenues. Thoughts? It looks like a totally different color.
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HI Everyone!  I am new to the forum, I have been reading your posts.  I am a huge A/E fan.  I have about 20-25 pair of them.  I just wanted to say hey from Texas! 

Welcome to the board and hello from Tennessee
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Welcome to the board and hello from Tennessee


Thanks!  I used to live in Memphis! 

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