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Wisdom of adding elastic to AE Mora?

NukeMeSlowly

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I really like the AE Mora double monkstraps - I have them in suede and dark brown calf - but they are the most difficult shoes (to put on) that I own. I chalk this up to them not having the standard monkstrap elastic (grommet?) in place. I am thinking about having my cobbler add some to make them easier to put on and take off.

Would this adversely impact the fit of the shoe? If they became a little more snug that would fine, but if they end up a looser fit that would be disasterous.

How come they don't have the elastic in the first place? Don't other manufacturers use elastic on their double monks?
 

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Originally Posted by NukeMeSlowly
I really like the AE Mora double monkstraps - I have them in suede and dark brown calf - but they are the most difficult shoes (to put on) that I own. I chalk this up to them not having the standard monkstrap elastic (grommet?) in place. I am thinking about having my cobbler add some to make them easier to put on and take off.

Would this adversely impact the fit of the shoe? If they became a little more snug that would fine, but if they end up a looser fit that would be disasterous.

How come they don't have the elastic in the first place? Don't other manufacturers use elastic on their double monks?


really, they don't have the elastic? that's weird. I don't have the Mora, but all my other AE monkstraps (Cornell model) have elastic in them, at the buckle region.
 

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You put them on and off without unbuckling?
 

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Originally Posted by Tarmac
You put them on and off without unbuckling?

No, I buckle and unbuckle every time. Without elastic however, it is somewhat difficult to do.
 

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really? I have them and I only need to unbuckle the rear. I have no problems. do you use a shoehorn?
 

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It is funny that you ask because I could not get a straight answer out of AE on that issue when I inquired about it. Some of their people say leave the front buckled and shoehorn in, while others insist that you must unbuckle it prior to putting it on or you will distort the shoe. I have always played it safe and unbuckled.
 

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you have a high arch NMS?
 

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well, it's conceivable that it would work best if you unbuckle both buckles as well as use a shoehorn, but if you are doing all these things and it is still difficult to get on, that sounds odd.
 

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Originally Posted by Dewey
you have a high arch NMS?

No, not really.
 

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Originally Posted by Tarmac
well, it's conceivable that it would work best if you unbuckle both buckles as well as use a shoehorn, but if you are doing all these things and it is still difficult to get on, that sounds odd.

It is easy to get the shoe itself on and off; it is the buckling (and to a lesser extent the unbuckling) that is a pain. Since there is no elastic "give", I really have to tug on the straps to get the hook through the right hole.
 

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