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Anyone have shoes that feel like there’s a ridge down the middle of the footbed when new? Have it on a pair of my Williamsburg, you can physically feel it with your hand in both. Wondering if it’s a one off thing and if it’ll settle with wear.

I wouldn’t say it hurts or anything, but would probably be annoying long term if it doesn’t settle under the ball
I've had this happen on 2 pairs of Strandmok's, for me the issue cleared it self up after a few wears
 

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I know exactly what you’re talking about. I thought my shoes trees had possibly damaged my shoes but now I think they came that way.
probably. Would be wild if trees caused it.

I've never had this happen on a pair of AEs, but I don't own a Williamsburg because as someone from Brooklyn, wearing a shoe named Williamsburg would make me want to kill myself.
lol

From my experience (and not just AE), it is often one of two things:
  • A sock liner that was not perfectly flat when glued (can be easily seen)
  • Cork that was not evenly distributed when originally installed (cannot be easily seen)
One of the upsides of the "hot cork method" used by AE (and other manufacturers) is that it can completely fill the void in-between the insole and midsole (or outsole if no midsole) but one of the downsides is that if not done correctly it can create ridges and/or hotspots for the wearer. My best advice is to exchange them if they have not been worn, if worn give it some time as it may cure itself with pressure from your foot over time because cork does compress somewhat, and last resort is a full resole to replace the cork.

I have this issue with a new pair of AEs. I am going to wear them for a few weeks and if it does not settle down and lay flat, I am going for a full resole and cork replacement. If the pair I have were not so inexpensive on sale, a model no longer made, and I did not really like them, I would have already returned them.
fair enough, leaning that way
 

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Good times!

Some time after Covid chills down a bit more, we'll have to make it happen. There's a few of us local that'll need to get some repressed shoe energy out then. I've worn non-athletic shoes exactly three times in the last year! :confused::eek:
Count me in!
 

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Very cool! Wished I could’ve made it work out and join you!
I know! Next time! You missed a good time.


Good times!

Some time after Covid chills down a bit more, we'll have to make it happen. There's a few of us local that'll need to get some repressed shoe energy out then. I've worn non-athletic shoes exactly three times in the last year! :confused::eek:
Had a blast!

Holy smokes! That's wild how much has changed.
 

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A day late and a dollar short for Wingtip Wednesday, which color would you buy (and why): Coffee or Oxblood?
(and both is not an option)

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Depends on what you already have but in the abstract I'd go coffee. Coffee is a nice shade of brown you can dress up or down and wear with jeans. It's probably a bit more versatile (though I love oxblood and it's hella versatile as far as coordinating colors goes I don't think it works as well with casual attire)
 
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I’ve got four briefcases and thanks to WFH I only ever use one of them. One of these days I might cave and sell off one or two of them. Maybe. At some point normalcy will return and then I’ll have the “which of these is JUST large enough to carry all of the stuff I need today?”
Was in a similar situation, then retired. Kept a Filson24 hour bag, and a Chapman Troutbeck bag and got rid of the rest.
 

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Putting the wings into Wingtip Wednesday, Horween English Tan Dublin Leather McGillicuddys and Amtrak carpeting.

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For fans of watch pictures in shoe threads, checking a Hamilton 992B Railway Special pocket watch to make sure Amtrak Train 768, a southbound Pacific Serfliner, departs on time. (It did.)

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For fans of "A-E In The Wild" pictures, once again waving at the San Juan Capistrano YouTube depot cam shortly after Train 768 arrived. Always wave my hand back and forth over my head, the hand signal for "Apply Brakes".

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For fans of food pictures in shoe threads, does Champagne count as food? Went to The Tea House On Los Rios in San Juan Capistrano again today.

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For those who don't think Champagne counts as food, had Trifle (the kind with lots of alcohol in it) for dessert. When you are on the train you can do things like this.

Blew the candle out before it set the alcohol on fire.

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Happy Birthday! And Champagne is a food
 

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