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Originally Posted by AndyMiddles View Post
 

Thanks!  FYI, Even when going up .5 in length, the Dundees are slightly shorter and have less room in the toebox than my Park Aves.

 

I'm basically a 9.25 'D and a half' brannock, which has put me at 9D in 65 and most AEs. I've had trouble fitting many shoes, mostly due to extra volume from flat feet/low arches. A SM recently mentioned that my ball to foot is more like a 10-10.25 and that I should start trying longer, narrower shoes. (Of course they had zero inventory in non-standard sizes.)

 

With what you have shared, I may look at a B width in 10 or 10.5, in addition to trying 9.5D with a road warriors insert. The insert route has helped significantly for my Normandy (9D) and Fifth Street (9E)... 

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You know, aside from the Cornwallis, I really haven't been a fan of the new AE offerings the past few years.

 

But I'm really digging the new Alumnus shortwing (that thankfully doesn't look like the abomination that was the Banchory with ridiculous leather/colors) and the Higgins Mill boot.  If I were to get either, it would probably be in brown.  I was recently lamenting the difficulty in finding a good shortwing blucher in brown with a light/natural edge, and the alumnus may fit the bill.

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Wow, I'm really digging that Alumnus! Just got to find information on the 2321 last now... 

It's nice to finally have a non road warriors short wing blucher option. The limited sizes of Players 2.0 on the bank and Madison Park through Nordstrom have been a tease for too long.  

 

Now we just have to wait for another non casual short wing blucher model to come out.  AE just seems to show more love to long wing offerings.


Edited by Middlife - 7/20/16 at 2:33pm
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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post

I'm digging the banchory..er...alumnus too.

 

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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post
 

But I'm really digging the new Alumnus shortwing (that thankfully doesn't look like the abomination that was the Banchory with ridiculous leather/colors).

 

I thought the Banchory was a longwing bal? blucher.

 

Edit: Sorry. Next time I'll ask the googles prior to posting.

post #9065 of 17714
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Originally Posted by middlepP View Post
 

 

 

I thought the Banchory was a longwing bal? blucher.

 

Edit: Sorry. Next time I'll ask the googles prior to posting.

 

Yes, it was a longwing, on a different last, with washed out faded tan or light blue leather.  Wasn't a fan.

 

I only brought it up because neo brought it up first.

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I have a fit question for you fine gentlemen.

 

I'm still getting used to wearing proper shoes and finding my correct size. I've been following the sage advice to make sure the ball of my foot lines up with the widest part of the shoe.

 

When I do that, everything feels comfortable, but I have some contact with the end/side of the shoe and my two smallest toes (pinky and the one next to it). Lots of room for all my other toes.

 

They aren't jammed or anything, but I can occasionally feel the next-to-pinky toe brush the leather.

 

Is that common/correct/acceptable? Or will it cause a problem?

 

I brannock at 9.5 D+ for both heel to toe and heel to ball. But, on the 65 a 9.5 D had a lot of heel slip and even in the 9E, I felt like they were too long (ball of my foot just back of the widest portion and "catching" the toe when I walked). So I'm wearing an 8.5EEE in the Neumok and they are generally comfortable except for that occasional contact.

post #9067 of 17714
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Originally Posted by middlepP View Post
 

 

I'm basically a 9.25 'D and a half' brannock, which has put me at 9D in 65 and most AEs. I've had trouble fitting many shoes, mostly due to extra volume from flat feet/low arches. A SM recently mentioned that my ball to foot is more like a 10-10.25 and that I should start trying longer, narrower shoes. (Of course they had zero inventory in non-standard sizes.)

 

With what you have shared, I may look at a B width in 10 or 10.5, in addition to trying 9.5D with a road warriors insert. The insert route has helped significantly for my Normandy (9D) and Fifth Street (9E)... 

I wish you good luck!  I've just started ordering 2-4 different sizes and then returning what doesn't work. They don't seem to want to incur the cost of inventory to carry my sizes in store so I guess they will pay it in shipping :-/

post #9068 of 17714

Those Olive suede Dundees are badass.  I hope they continue to offer more live shoes.  They would look fabulous with red laces.

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Originally Posted by Lobster33 View Post
 

Those Olive suede Dundees are badass.  I hope they continue to offer more live shoes.  They would look fabulous with red laces.

Thanks! I will definitely have to try out some colored laces with them.

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Do you guys think that it would be acceptable to wear the natural Academy shoes with shorts?

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Hey Wilbert owners. What's up with the fit on them? Rumor has it that they feel narrow compared to other 511 lasted shoes. I've been looking at a dirt-cheap pair from our favorite eBay seller, but if they're truly narrower than normal, I might need to hold out for a different width.

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Walnut Wednesday (which seems to be the day of the week I always wear these):
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post #9073 of 17714
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Originally Posted by AndyMiddles View Post
 

Do you guys think that it would be acceptable to wear the natural Academy shoes with shorts?

 

 

I don't think it's acceptable for an adult man to wear shorts unless he is at the beach or engaged in some sort of athletic activity.  But if you disagree, and many do, those shoes are probably fine and the difficulty is in selecting appropriate socks.

post #9074 of 17714
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Originally Posted by donkeyhoatie View Post
 

Hey Wilbert owners. What's up with the fit on them? Rumor has it that they feel narrow compared to other 511 lasted shoes. I've been looking at a dirt-cheap pair from our favorite eBay seller, but if they're truly narrower than normal, I might need to hold out for a different width.

 

They seem to vary a bit.  My usual size was tighter at the arch than the Leeds, but the toe room was the same.  I tried one in my usual size (an older one) and it was painfully tight at the arch.  I also tried another one that fit okay, but still quite tight.  I went up 1/2 size in the Wilbert and it fits much better.   The one thing I really don't like about the shoe is that the heel is very large and loose.  I had heel slip no matter what size, but you can fix it by tying your laces like runners laces.  

 

Also, a general FYI --  AE's sneakers are not recraftable.  

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Originally Posted by donkeyhoatie View Post
 

Hey Wilbert owners. What's up with the fit on them? Rumor has it that they feel narrow compared to other 511 lasted shoes. I've been looking at a dirt-cheap pair from our favorite eBay seller, but if they're truly narrower than normal, I might need to hold out for a different width.

 

I have 4 pairs of Wilberts, black, golden brown + dark brown CXL and Outland Brown which is similar to cxl, but in between the dark and golden brown. :)

 

Size is same on all my 511 last AEs, though I find the Dalton a tad tighter and Long Branch a tad wider but all 511s so far remain within my tolerances TTS.  

Get em.  Great rainy/casual choice and the cxl only gets better/softer/patina with wears.

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