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What shoes to purchase?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Aryeah, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Aryeah

    Aryeah Active Member

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    I am looking for a pair of brown dress shoes. Where Should I begin and what are some good makers? I wear a 8/12 E to EE. My Johnston & Murphy Dobson Cap Toe 8 1/2 W fit me pretty well.

    I have a very low arch, almost a flat foot and a narrow heel. I am looking for either a medium range american or english shoe. My price range is up to around $500, but I will look at anything in a $250 and up range..

    Aryeah
     


  2. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Distinguished Member

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    Those are unusual American feet. Therefore, Allen Edmonds. Its website lists a few resellers in Pittsburgh. They probably won't have the right size and shape in stock, but call to ask. Maybe the right pair could be special-ordered for trying on. In this case, trying on is essential, other than more J&M, which is not recommended.
     


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    They are unusual American feet considering I am around 5'7 and weigh 165 pounds...I have the feet of a round or portly man...The J&M are ok, but the instep is starting to rub on my foot making them uncomfortable.

    I know I should have listened to everyone and bought a good pair of shoes for better money.. I am going to look at some AE's and there is a shop that carries some Aldens, and carmina, so I will try on some shoes to see what last will suit my foot and go from there.. Most likely the shops will not have a style I am looking for.

    Thanks,

    Aryeah
     


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    mensimageconsultant Distinguished Member

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    If any stores have lace-ups in the right size and shape and the foot isn't especially sensitive to different sole types/support, don't worry about the style. That can be ordered, as long as the right last is already known.
     


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    I am looking at a style close to the MacNeil or any in that kind of style that will fit my foot..
     


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