Are these two AE styles the same?

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  1. olo3000

    olo3000 Member

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    AE Park Ridge



    AE Hinsdale


    I considering buying these at Nordstrom ($209 free s/h) but the sole on the black one looks oddly thick. I found the identical style at AE.com under a different name and the sole looks a little thinner.
    The Nordstrom pic shows the black sole being half as thick as the heel, while the AE pic shows it thinner. Anybody else notice a difference?
     


  2. anginaprinzmetal

    anginaprinzmetal Senior member

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    The brown ones appear to b double soled. So, not they are not the same
     


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    shoefan Senior member

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    They look the same to me -- same medallion on the toe cap, same perforation patterns, etc. Don't know why they have two different names.

    The 'double sole' on the brown one is the welt and the outsole.

    Not terribly attractive shoes, IMO.
     


  4. NORE

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    Yes, they are both equally nasty looking.
     


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    ter1413 Senior member

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    they are not da same. look at the black version of the brown one.....different.
     


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    musicguy Senior member

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    Maybe it's just made from a different last... or Park Ridge was discontinued (look at the old inside) and was brought back later as Hinsdale.
     


  7. Metlin

    Metlin Senior member

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    One's made for midgets.
     


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    Yes, they are both equally nasty looking.

    Or crappy looking.
     


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    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    I am not a big fan of either.
    Buy a pair of AE McAllisters instead.
     


  10. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Yes, they are both equally nasty looking.
    377 posts and only a member for 23 days? [​IMG]
     


  11. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    377 posts and only a member for 23 days? [​IMG]

    he doesn't celebrate xmas!
     


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    bjornb17 Senior member

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    Can somebody in the know explain to me what is so bad about the Hinsdales? I briefly owned a pair before i returned them due to defects, but the style seemed fine. Just wondering, thanks!
     


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    he doesn't celebrate xmas!

    [​IMG]

    It's true, I don't.

    Also, I don't see the problem with the number of posts I've made, have I offended someone?
     


  14. ZON_JR

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    Why does AE name their shoes after dreary Chicago suburbs? Whatever cachet or resonance these associations have in Chicago, and I can't believe there is much even there, is non-existent in the rest of the country.
     


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    [​IMG]

    It's true, I don't.

    Also, I don't see the problem with the number of posts I've made, have I offended someone?


    simmer down there...
     


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