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My LGA speak and so do my Warwicks, very annoying.  Someone on here said you can take them to a store and they can put something on them to make them stop squeaking.
The stuff they use in AE stores is called liquid talc. It goes on wet then dries and feels like powder. No more squeak.
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With the current configurations, no way I'd go with either the academy or the new oak st.
I agree totally re: black with natural, but think the natural welt works ok with the brown kudu and navy cxl; especially with the red Dainite sole. It wouldn't be my first choice, but you can be "careless" the first time you polish and change the color fairly easily.
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Thought I'd share a surprising fitting experience between 97 and 511. I wear an 11.5 eee in 97 and 234. As such, I expected to be an 11.5 eee or 12 eee in the Leeds 511. Lo, I am an 11 eee. Though I have some room in an 11.5 eee 97 in toe box length, my pinky toe is snug (not uncomfortable, but snug). 11 eee would not work for me in the 97s I tried for this reason. Just wanted to throw this out there for other newbies like me who may benefit from trying the half size down from 97 to 511 despite the somewhat common advice to size up (I tried the 12 eee and the heel slip was severe).
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Thanks for answering.  I am in Texas and everyone has on boots with suits I would like to fit in but don't have a dress boot and wondered about the Dalton.

From your list, definitely the Dalton. What about a First Avenue?
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From your list, definitely the Dalton. What about a First Avenue?


How about these shell ones? I picked these up last week, concerned about the fit. I don't know how these are supposed to fit.
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How about these shell ones? I picked these up last week, concerned about the fit. I don't know how these are supposed to fit.
What trouble are you having? I find that my skinny ankles make most boots feel odd on me, particularly that they dig into my shins when I walk downstairs. On the other hand, they usually fit better across the instep because there's more room to loosen lacing there and make up for it above.
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I'm looking forward to seeing real-world shots of the Higgins Mill and Academy, especially in the natty CXL
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I'm looking forward to seeing real-world shots of the Higgins Mill and Academy, especially in the natty CXL


I've seen the Higgins Mill in person, and the Natural CXL model is quite nice—the best new style AE has made in a very long time.

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I've seen the Higgins Mill in person, and the Natural CXL model is quite nice—the best new style AE has made in a very long time.


Hopefully better than the Odenwald.  I tried it and it was hard as a rock.

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Hopefully better than the Odenwald.  I tried it and it was hard as a rock.


I did not try the Higgins Mill on, as I am no longer buying shoes from AE, but it is on a Dainite sole, which in my experience is very stiff initially.

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Thanks for answering.  I am in Texas and everyone has on boots with suits I would like to fit in but don't have a dress boot and wondered about the Dalton.

 

if the 65 last can work for you, consider the Fifth Street.  The only oxford boot AE makes, IIRC.  The Dalton is a good looking blucher boot fine for sport coat & tie.  Ditto the burg or navy versions of the GMTO Eagle Country if you've seen a pair 

 

If the Dundee were a flat welt on maybe the 201, it might be passable for suits in a dark suede or calf.  As it is, it seems too casual for a suit.

 

I have no opinion of the Chelseas mentioned.  Are you sure Texas is ready for Chelsea boots?:D

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I'm not against any of these new ones per say, but what's up with the super dark colors against the natural welts?  At least to me they just push the shoes completely into the casual realm.  Why not offer more choices other than natural welt - less limiting.  With the current configurations, no way I'd go with either the academy or the new oak st.

 

Have to agree with you. Though, I think the natty and light welt looks pretty nice. I am such a sucker for CXL... especially natty... so I definitely see the Higgins Mill in my future. I like the natty Academy too, but already have Oak and Clark Streets. I love the kudu on my Normandy so that at least perked my interest, but the contrast welt doesn't do it for me. Odd as it sounds, I wonder what the navy Oak would look like with black dainite?

 

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Lookalike AE is buying into the current Viberg inspired fad of dark shoes with light sole edges, but a couple of years late. Hopefully it'll pass soon...

 

Thought the same exact thing. 2-3 years behind?

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I have question for all of you.  I am considering a boot for the fall.  Dundee, Dalton or the Liverpool?  Which is the most comfortable?  Which is the best fit for a suit and tie?

I have the Cronmok and the Knightsbridge in black.  
I would prefer the Fifth Street, or possibly the First Avenue, for a suit. I'd put the Dalton 3rd on that list.
In Texas though, I might just put that First Avenue at the top of my list.
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I did not try the Higgins Mill on, as I am no longer buying shoes from AE, but it is on a Dainite sole, which in my experience is very stiff initially.

 

Yeah, Dainite is great for a few hours, but I don't recommend walking 8 hours in them.  My feet get a bit achy when I do this with Dainite.   I still prefer it over all the other rubber soles I've tried, except for maybe the VIP rubber sole on the Ashton, which is very good.   The only problem with the VIP is that it wears down much quicker than the Dainite.   I wear my Clark Streets on days I know I don't have to walk too much.  Single leather sole is the best option I've discovered so far -- I can walk all day in my Carlyle's and Park Ave.

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What trouble are you having? I find that my skinny ankles make most boots feel odd on me, particularly that they dig into my shins when I walk downstairs. On the other hand, they usually fit better across the instep because there's more room to loosen lacing there and make up for it above.


The issue is I am not sure if the boot is too small. I normally wear a 12 but these are 11.5 but I have about two fingers worth of room in the heel when my toes are a the tip and about a half and inch from where my toe is to the end when they are laced.  These aren't cheap so I want to make sure the fit is right. :)

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