What shoe is comparable to the Park Aves?

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  1. Bexcellence

    Bexcellence Senior member

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    I bought Park Aves but they're just not right for my foot. I love the style and the quality, so I am looking for a good substitute in the same price range.
     
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    Why not just just exchange them out for a pair that fits? Don't they run long and narrow?
     
  3. Bexcellence

    Bexcellence Senior member

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    chogall Senior member

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    Try C&J Hallam on 348 last; its narrow low instep last.
     
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    grow fatter ankles? :nodding:
     
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    While not quite as nice, the J&M Melton is certainly similar. And unlike most all shoes at this price, they're Goodyear welted like AE shoes.
     
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    I ordered a pair of Meltons a month ago and had to send them back. They were so stiff it felt like walking with planks tied to my feet. They also looked and felt very plastic-y. I wouldn't recommend them to anyone who cares about their feet.

    I have a pair of black toe-cap oxfords on order from Meermin that should come in soon that might fit the OP's needs. I'll post a review of their quality when I get them.
     
  10. Scottyb06

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    Before moving to a different shoe I'd contact AE customer service and see what they can do for you. You already mentioned you like the shoe and the quality...
     
  11. Bexcellence

    Bexcellence Senior member

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    how would you order in America?
     
  12. usctrojans31

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    You should straight lace your shoes; it looks much better. It is tough to get at the same price point in the US; if you can get your hands on Paraboot, it is of the same quality. As far as "intro" shoes go, AE really is the best bang for the buck.
     
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    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    This.
     
  14. Bexcellence

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    ive tried them on in the store and ordered online from the store
     
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    It is called 'bowing' and I'm seeing more and more of this issue
     

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