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Daltons yesterday, third wear of this replacement pair (AE lost the pair sent in for recrafting). Haven’t had a pair crease like this before. . . Love my Daltons, not so happy about this particular pair after 3 wears. Is there a clear cause of this, something I can do to prevent, short of throwing away?
 

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View attachment 1840181 View attachment 1840182 Daltons yesterday, third wear of this replacement pair (AE lost the pair sent in for recrafting). Haven’t had a pair crease like this before. . . Love my Daltons, not so happy about this particular pair after 3 wears. Is there a clear cause of this, something I can do to prevent, short of throwing away?
Looks like you broke the heel counter
 

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View attachment 1840181 View attachment 1840182 Daltons yesterday, third wear of this replacement pair (AE lost the pair sent in for recrafting). Haven’t had a pair crease like this before. . . Love my Daltons, not so happy about this particular pair after 3 wears. Is there a clear cause of this, something I can do to prevent, short of throwing away?
Paper-thin heel counters used by AE these days. I would contact customer service, failure after just three wears should warrant a replacement.
 

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Anyone with Red Wing experience?

I normally wear boots in size range of 13B to 14AA. I got these Red Wing 10877s in a 14B, expecting to use an insole and wear slightly thicker socks.

Will these break in faster if I wear them without an insole for a while?

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Use a 3/4 length insole. Break-in is hard. Wet wool socks may help.
 

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I am changing my brand, come on, how can you say no to a Marketing campaign like Croctober?
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Use a 3/4 length insole. Break-in is hard. Wet wool socks may help.
They are “starting” to feel a little better.
I did put an insole in them this morning, which improved the fit.
 

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Disagree. This is the appropriate footwear for a runaway groom. Or, on the off-chance that there's a fire in the theater during an opera. Don't underestimate the size of either of those markets.
I was mildly offended, and promptly unsubscribed from all future emails. This should not be encouraged. Now, good day.
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Happy Wednesday forum pals. I was cleaning out some old images and stumbled on this one made some years back when I lived in California. A round-up of shell MacNeils for @EdwardWilson. Blue, bourbon, burgundy, brown and natural. It's sad to think of all of the additional material "wasted" to make them.

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My friend, those beautiful gunboats might be more appropriate for the vintage shoe thread.
 

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My friend, those beautiful gunboats might be more appropriate for the vintage shoe thread.
Better to post them here. All are AE. Classic style, but all were less than a few years old at the time. Today, I am wearing vintage Florsheims. I stripped and changed the color to Golden Harvest and the resole and welt change was done by Wyatt and Dad.

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Strand weaves in chili for Tuesday. Chili is such a exceptional color.
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Yesterday I started the day with some Daltons for WTW.
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These are slowly starting to conform to my feet. Only wore these for the first half of the day because when I went home for lunch I saw a package waiting at my door.
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So much time was spent trying to hunt down a pair of these. In the end it wasn't ebay or Poshmark who filled my need, it was Allen Edmonds itself. My first pair of Macneils.
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The height over my toes is a little snug. These were 10D and perhaps a 10.5C would work better, but I think a good conditioning and some more wear will form these to my feet.
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My first long wingtip and I'm in love.
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I never really understood the thought of material waste in making these. The small bits leftover could easily be used for something else, such as a watch strap or keychain. I don't think I'd buy a keychain, but I would love an Allen Edmonds watch strap in every color.
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Last warm day for a while brings out the unlined kudu Normandy in brown. It's a good boot that could have been great with a few minor changes.

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Strand weaves in chili for Tuesday. Chili is such a exceptional color.
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Yesterday I started the day with some Daltons for WTW.
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These are slowly starting to conform to my feet. Only wore these for the first half of the day because when I went home for lunch I saw a package waiting at my door.
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So much time was spent trying to hunt down a pair of these. In the end it wasn't ebay or Poshmark who filled my need, it was Allen Edmonds itself. My first pair of Macneils.
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The height over my toes is a little snug. These were 10D and perhaps a 10.5C would work better, but I think a good conditioning and some more wear will form these to my feet.
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My first long wingtip and I'm in love.
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I never really understood the thought of material waste in making these. The small bits leftover could easily be used for something else, such as a watch strap or keychain. I don't think I'd buy a keychain, but I would love an Allen Edmonds watch strap in every color.
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Looking sharp! I’d pay an up-charge for MTO MacNeils in shell to cover all that “wasted material…”
 

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View attachment 1840181 View attachment 1840182 Daltons yesterday, third wear of this replacement pair (AE lost the pair sent in for recrafting). Haven’t had a pair crease like this before. . . Love my Daltons, not so happy about this particular pair after 3 wears. Is there a clear cause of this, something I can do to prevent, short of throwing away?
No way to fix it.

They didn't put in proper heel counters.

Send it back. This is unacceptable.
 

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