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You're not wrong, but the flat welt invalidates them as Strandmoks - keeps them as Strands. Regardless, it is a LIMITED WINTER EDITION, so it needs a winter name for fun's sake. If this was going to be offered as a full run seasonal item, yeah, call it a Strandmok or Strand (or Hamilton for my preferred boot variant).
And, you say that about the distressed leather Strand, but did you know there was a time before they started calling them Strandmoks that Strands could be had with reverse welts and more casual leathers?View attachment 1510206
These bad boys aren't Strandmoks...now I'm jealous of @BFT9000 again for finding a purple pair... :(
Nice! When was this? Them being $295 makes me think it must have been relatively recent. However, I've been following since late 2014, and I don't remember them during that run.
 

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I am not totally sure in sneakers but I am a 6.5 C/D in 65 last. Usually a 7-7.5 in sneakers like Nike / Adidas.
There's actually a really decent run of them in stores, but only a 10d in the warehouse, which is why I think they aren't showing online. There will be even more in December. I see an 8D, but they are manufactured down to a 7D. Look out later this month if you want to give that a shot.
 

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Nice! When was this? Them being $295 makes me think it must have been relatively recent. However, I've been following since late 2014, and I don't remember them during that run.
I forget the year, but I was thinking 2014-ish. Might have been more like 2012 though. (The Wayback Machine is being The Slower-Than-A-Lame-Horse-Drawn-Carriage Machine today)
 

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I forget the year, but I was thinking 2014-ish. Might have been more like 2012 though. (The Wayback Machine is being The Slower-Than-A-Lame-Horse-Drawn-Carriage Machine today)
I'm a bit surprised that they advertised them as "only" $275 back in 2012, or even 2014. I got my first pair of AE - cognac McTavish - from Nordstrom in January 2015 and they cost $176.90. I got a good discount, but I think the list price was $275. Perhaps it was $295. I'd have thought the Strandmok would be listed at the same price as the McTavish. It seems strange to say "only" of the list price.

Edit: I forgot these were Strands. That makes sense then. I think the list price of Strands was $365 in January 2015. But was it $385 then? Either way, the price hasn't risen that much since then given that it's been almost six years - the McTavishes and Strandmoks have almost caught up! I know that the mainline shoes went up to $425 at some point before going back down to $395.
 

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I'm a bit surprised that they advertised them as "only" $275 back in 2012, or even 2014. I got my first pair of AE - cognac McTavish - from Nordstrom in January 2015 and they cost $176.90. I got a good discount, but I think the list price was $275. Perhaps it was $295. I'd have thought the Strandmok would be listed at the same price as the McTavish. It seems strange to say "only" of the list price.

Edit: I forgot these were Strands. That makes sense then. I think the list price of Strands was $365 in January 2015. But was it $385 then? Either way, the price hasn't risen that much since then given that it's been almost six years - the McTavishes and Strandmoks have almost caught up! I know that the mainline shoes went up to $425 at some point before going back down to $395.
My mainline Norwiches were $325 full price (which I paid, and my local shop threw in trees for free for not buying online). They were selling at that price in 2012/13 I know. Strands would have been the same, so that’s a $50 discount at $275.
 

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This man knows how to do a proper boot. Well done, bruh. We need GalwAE. :)

By the way, is that first pair rain or simpson, can't remember... love both of those.
Simpson and Oscar, respectively.
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Is there any chance you would ever reintroduce the Strandmok in brighter colors of leather (e.g. blue/green - or something else)?
I've been begging them for a long time. While they didn't bring back the Strandmoks, they did create a nice olive Strand. Not the same thing, but still, a very nice new offering.
 

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I've been begging them for a long time. While they didn't bring back the Strandmoks, they did create a nice olive Strand. Not the same thing, but still, a very nice new offering.
The photos of that look about as olive-y (or greenish) as does Rancourt's shade of olive; that is to say, not very olive/green at all, but basically a shade of dark brown (in Rancourt's case) or dark grey (in AE's case), verging on black, and with just the barest hint of olive in AE's case and none whatsoever in Rancourt's case. Sort of the shoe equivalent of a charcoal or navy suit - as much black as grey/blue. Or the equivalent of the midnight navy that AE introduced a couple of years back.

I agree that it's nice to have these really dark shades of blue/green for the Strand, but as you say they're not really a substitute for the green/blue Strandmok/Neumok that they used to have.
 

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You mean like "You know, she is pretty, but no where near as beautiful as you"
No no. I usually say hey baby look at all the silicone that she is carrying around.
 

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No no. I usually say hey baby look at all the silicone that she is carrying around.
My wife spent her career in Mammography, she can tell much better than me, and usually points it out. I often offered to help in the Mammo exams, but for some reason was always turned down :)
 

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Since we're offering TS/webgem wish lists, I'd like to see a return of the old March Madness paradigm, where you could get an OG Neumok in any combination of available chromex colors:
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