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Totally missed these posts. BitJ - did you wind up returning these? Thanks for pointing out they were the Duke platform instead of the Kenwood, big difference. Wanted to add to eliminate the confusion - the BB Duke is MiUSA, the AE Duke was DR. I will say though, I have owned the DR-produced football grain Duke for a while now and still wear it a lot on weekends. Definitely not bad.
Sorry, can't remember if it was you who had asked, but did you see the pics I posted of the Shanley? Little different than the Acheson, available in the darker brown suede (like I got), no contrast tassels.
Wow, that is absolutely horrible. Not surprising, but still. AAAC has lost so much relevance over the past few years though.
Those are Bentons as far as I can tell. They are orthotics. Those soles wear out from what I hear rather quickly too. That price there indicates about $100 USD and I don't think a pair of used bentons are worth that at least not in my opinion. Hope that helps.
, those shoes appear to be in great shape, though I have the same reservations as @M2511
. Hard to know if the rubber soles have given out or not. I think with a little patience you can do better - unless you are specifically seeking out orthotic type shoes. There are some decent NW (no warranty) options on ebay that could get you into better/newer for a similar price.
Lol - you can really tell when someone's new I guess. And there's NOTHING wrong with that - feel free to post and ask questions about whatever you want, don't feel the need to hold back.I'm definitely new to buying used shoes so I'd like some advice on an ebay listing. Need a good pair of black business shoes and could save a bunch on used.
How are these for a used pair? The upper looks alright, and the soles look good, but the stamp on the inside is completely worn off, indicating heavy wear?
Thanks! Hopefully I haven't given away a steal for someone else in this thread, but I think not.
Apparently no one here takes a 7.5C? Been there for two years I'm pretty sure....Okay, friends, what am I missing? These are the infamous $177 Shoebank Jefferson originals. My curiosity got the best of me and I ordered them. They are flawless. Absolutely nothing that 30 seconds with the brush can't fix. Why are they so cheap, and how did they show up now, inasmuch as the 2.0 has been out for a couple of years.
I guess it is appropriate that they arrive today. These shoes are so beautiful and well made, kind of the high water mark for what AE stands for. We'll have to see where the company goes from here.
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I second this. This particular group is comprised of the most pleasant and courteous people you'll find anywhere. Any rare snark is always in good humor, and I've never seen an group of people willing to help out in any way they can. Sent from my iPad using TapatalkQuote:Lol - you can really tell when someone's new I guess. And there's NOTHING wrong with that - feel free to post and ask questions about whatever you want, don't feel the need to hold back.
Couple points -
If I was looking for "black business shoes," the Benton is not what would come to mind. Maybe you're mistaking these for a 5th Ave? The Ashton & Benton were designed to accommodate an orthotic. They are actually very good products - another example from AE I don't understand. Why do away with these and keep the Road Warriors? I personally have no interest in any of these mainly because I can't stand such a soft outsole but if I did want one, I would choose the Benton over a Road Warrior anyday.
If this is really what you wanted, meaning an orthotic style in particular, and something with a soft outsole and a sneaker-like feel, I wouldn't go for ebay. 1st quality pairs are still available at 177 (contact the CaC, some were even available in my size and have been for over a year), and shoebank has them for 157.
My first and probably favorite pair of AE are BB walnut strands (not including my shell strands). They may also be my most comfortable. I really like the poron insole.I am really close to getting the walnut strand BB version. I have the black and brown, and my OCD really wants the walnut ones.
Funny y'all mentioned this. Were my BB Park Ave's are very comfortable the poron insole and rubber sole make the shoe very bulky. I prefer the look of the AE models. Sent from my iPhone using TapatalkQuote:My first and probably favorite pair of AE are BB walnut strands (not including my shell strands). They may also be my most comfortable. I really like the poron insole.