Alternative to AE Park Ave

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  1. soundsgood

    soundsgood Senior member

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    Looking for a black, captoe shoe to wear with suits. I like the Park Ave but its a little too pointy at the end, even in e width, for my feet. Any suggestions for alternatives? Thanks.
     


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  3. marblehouse

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    never odd or even
    

    now.
     


  4. usctrojans31

    usctrojans31 Senior member

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    Phew. Another Allen Edmonds thread....I thought we were going to miss the every ten minutes requirement as per the forum rules.
     


  5. soundsgood

    soundsgood Senior member

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    I suppose if you didn't want it on the forum, you'd let it sink.
     


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    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    those words have never before been associated with the AE park avenue's ...
    mind = blown
     


  7. 454Casull

    454Casull Senior member

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    nope, gonna keep bumping
     


  8. 454Casull

    454Casull Senior member

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    also, size yourself properly
     


  9. soundsgood

    soundsgood Senior member

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    I went to an AE store and tried on several sizes and widths.

    Feel free to keep bumping it.
     


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    Okay, to the OP, I'll play house idiot here.

    AE are considered the least pointy / most blobby of the reasonable shoe brands. I actually like them. I find Lobb, Green, Loake, (nemmine the Italians) way too pointy. I don't need me no shoe I can keep my gerbil up there in the toe 'till I (ahem) need him.

    AE too pointy? Try Doc Martens.
     
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  11. soundsgood

    soundsgood Senior member

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    Thanks, maybe I need to go wider than e.
     


  12. blahman

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    Doesn't matter what the reason, I'm just glad soundsgood is moving away from the ugly AEs. My recommendation as always: Sutor Mantellassi. But that tend to be a bit narrow and even 'pointier'.
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    Joseph Cheney lasts are a bit more roomy.
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    Those Sutor Mantellassi look very nice.
     


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    FYI, you should only choose a different width for fit reasons. The different widths do not exist to meet stylistic preferences, they are there to accommodate different sized feet.
     


  15. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    has to be a troll thread.

    park aves are pointy??????????
     


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