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Are these two AE styles the same?

olo3000

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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?
 

anginaprinzmetal

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

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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.
 

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Yes, they are both equally nasty looking.
 

ter1413

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

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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.
 

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One's made for midgets.
 

deveandepot1

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

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Originally Posted by NORE
Yes, they are both equally nasty looking.
377 posts and only a member for 23 days?
 

ter1413

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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint
377 posts and only a member for 23 days?


he doesn't celebrate xmas!
 

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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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Originally Posted by ter1413
he doesn't celebrate xmas!



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?
 

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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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Originally Posted by NORE


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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