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Question... the right shoe on my new McGregors has some wrinkles where it's creasing in the forefoot. I know creasing is normal with calf, but are the wrinkles near the creasing anything to be concerned about?


Don't recall seeing this on my other AE's.




Had something similar on my Sauk Dr.'s.  I suppose I can expect something like that on the thicker leather of the Sauk, and I was OK with it, since I figure they would wrinkle and crease over time anyway.  I did use some AE leather lotion on them, and it helped a little. 

Picture is right after unboxing.  Don't have a fresh picture just now.


Your Sauk Drives are a completely different leather. They are a Dublin leather which will crackle/wrinkle/pull up in areas where it creases. It is a nature of the leather.
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Yeah, that's right, these are awesome.


Vader approved.

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Your Sauk Drives are a completely different leather. They are a Dublin leather which will crackle/wrinkle/pull up in areas where it creases. It is a nature of the leather.


Sorry, my point was to say that some conditioning might lessen DapperDiverr's wrinkling.  I should have been more explicit. 

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In straight, solid BLACK! You rogue! You rapscallion! Black shoes outside of funerals are sheer heresy I say! smile.gif 
(BEAT)

(SIGHS) Goddamn but black shell looks amazing!

You know, black shell gets a bad rap here because it's a formal color in a casual leather, which is incongruous in the world of CM. but as a casual denim shoe, few things look more badass than a black shell boot. This will be a good masculine counterbalance to the very dandy double monk Chukka in gold museum calf that I just ordered from Vass wink.gif
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Vader approved.

Awesome. My son loves Darth! Well, let's face it. I do too. Who doesn't???
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Grade A enablement.


Filthy Barnweaseling 101. 

 

You bastards have me at 22 pairs. Ohhhhh, I was gonna stop at twenty. But, NOOOOOOOOO, a lovely pair of Chili Steen loafers and Dark Brown Belmonts were nabbable for next to nothing.

 

So, I got 'em.

 

Now I gotta round UP to thirty pairs because...you know it just sorta seems the thing to do mathematically, right?

 

Right?

 

“Sigh!”

 

As Donnell Rawling's “Ashy Larry” said on the Chappelle's Show sketch “World Series Of Dice”: “My wife is gonna kill meeeeeee...”

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Walnut Daltons for today.

I got these from the shoe bank last summer and had to wait months for the weather to cool off before wearing them. Now they're in heavy rotation, including weekends when I'll walk up to 10 miles in them!

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Need some help with Freiburg sizing. I am a 8E in the 65. Thanks

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I'm far from an expert, but I think you could be having the same issue that I did. That 11D looks very similar to how mine looked, but your v gap is a lot wider than mine. I don't know what your instep is like, but a byproduct of my shoe sizing journey today, I learned that I have a collapsed arch (likely due to wearing shoes too wide for me and the arch support being in an area of the shoe that I wasn't filling out). Anyway the point is if you have a higher instep or more pronounced arch, the v gap is going to be wider regardless of your foot width so that really isn't a "make or break". What is very similar is where my toes were being overly compressed and likely the reason why.

Based on your gap, I assume you either have a higher instep or a wider foot than I do, but regardless of that those shoes look too short. The way it was explained to me is that your foot should fit into the "pocket" and not be too far (or not far enough) into the toe box like you (and I) are in an 11D. If you are too far forward your toes will ram into the taper of the shoe as it approaches the toe box, but if you aren't far enough the toe box will feel flimsily and "disconnected" from your foot if that makes sense. The 11E is making the width more tolerable, but it's making the shoe too wide overall causing the bowing.

I think a 12B is going to be too narrow on the 5 last and that you might be more like an 11.5D, 11.5C or a 12C. My bet is on the brannock you are a 12C and that is your optimal size. Hope this helps.

Matt, and others -- took a trip to the AE store last night. According to the brannock, my size is 11.5A (?!). 11.5D fit like a glove on my right foot, but on my left foot, the shoe was slightly pinching my pinkie toe. Still has the V-gap though - I think I just have a high instep. 11.5E felt like I was swimming in them. 12C has bowing. Didn't try 12B because they didn't have it. The SA said 11.5D looks best for me. Should I go with 11.5D and have it stretched on my left foot? I'm starting to think this last is not ideal for my feet, though I don't want to give up yet.  

 

 

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How do you get in contact with shoe bank?thanks
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Suede Fullertons and cords today. Take that cold front!
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How do you get in contact with shoe bank?thanks

 



ShoeBank is the website that front-ends the Allen Edmonds outlet. Go to the site, put in your size and hit the button. From there it will show you all the shoes, and clicking on a shoe will show you what stores have one in your size. Call the stores and ask for details on the shoes.
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Matt, and others -- took a trip to the AE store last night. According to the brannock, my size is 11.5A (?!). 11.5D fit like a glove on my right foot, but on my left foot, the shoe was slightly pinching my pinkie toe. Still has the V-gap though - I think I just have a high instep. 11.5E felt like I was swimming in them. 12C has bowing. Didn't try 12B because they didn't have it. The SA said 11.5D looks best for me. Should I go with 11.5D and have it stretched on my left foot? I'm starting to think this last is not ideal for my feet, though I don't want to give up yet.  

 

 

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Ok.  First off, on the brannock, the way I had it explained to me (also I just looked it up), you should be looking at both arch length (reading on the side) and heel to toe, taking the longer of the two numbers.  In your case, it looks like you are a 12 in arch and 11.5 in heel to toe, so you take the 12 number and find where the 12 matches up on the width on the right.  I read you as a 12 B/C, which ironically is my size as well (although I lean more to a B than a C).  The difference is, it seems like your left foot is bigger, while my right foot is (are you a lefty?), hence the fit issue on the left shoe.  I went with a 12B as I had a more secure fit on my smaller foot and have the option to stretch my right shoe if it ever causes me any trouble.  Another point is that my v-gap on the 12C was basically nonexistent and was too wide for me.  Did you happen to take any pics of the 12C (or brannock) on the left foot?  I would definitely have AE bring in a 12B for you to try and go either 12B or C based on the fit of the front of your foot/toes.

 

One thing I will offer is that the pinching sensation on those 11.5Ds is unlikely to go away with wear and will drive you insane.  Also, stretching didn't even help for me and I think I'll need to unload some shoes afterall.  Has anyone been able to get AE to replace shoes that don't fit/are the fault of the SA?

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Matt, and others -- took a trip to the AE store last night. According to the brannock, my size is 11.5A (?!). 11.5D fit like a glove on my right foot, but on my left foot, the shoe was slightly pinching my pinkie toe. Still has the V-gap though - I think I just have a high instep. 11.5E felt like I was swimming in them. 12C has bowing. Didn't try 12B because they didn't have it. The SA said 11.5D looks best for me. Should I go with 11.5D and have it stretched on my left foot? I'm starting to think this last is not ideal for my feet, though I don't want to give up yet.  

 

 

 

 

 

The picture is a little unclear, but your not using the brannock device correctly.  You are not an 11.5A.  Also since it seems your left foot is slightly bigger, I would measure off that.  I'll follow up later when i have more time.

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snuff suede Leeds with Epaulet tweed to stay warm today
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Filthy Barnweaseling 101. 

 

You bastards have me at 22 pairs. Ohhhhh, I was gonna stop at twenty. But, NOOOOOOOOO, a lovely pair of Chili Steen loafers and Dark Brown Belmonts were nabbable for next to nothing.

 

So, I got 'em.

 

Now I gotta round UP to thirty pairs because...you know it just sorta seems the thing to do mathematically, right?

 

Right?

 

“Sigh!”

 

As Donnell Rawling's “Ashy Larry” said on the Chappelle's Show sketch “World Series Of Dice”: “My wife is gonna kill meeeeeee...”

Make sure you take the trash out and put some lotion on :)

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