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  • ppoollkk
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    Thanks Bookman, I'm getting the Millport

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  • zerostyle
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    Don't even think about paying $160 for the canfield. It regularly goes on sale for $130, and I've seen it as low as $80.


    The shape is pretty nice, but the overall quality is kinda blah. For $80 it might not be a bad option, but make sure you inspect them right away. Mine had terrible creasing on the left foot. I still have them today and wish I would have returned them.

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  • Bookman
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    canfield is available on Amazon in 9D

    http://www.amazon.com/Florsheim-Mens-Canfield-Oxford-Black/dp/B000GW7IES/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341941664&sr=8-1&keywords=florsheim+canfield


    the next level down would be the Millport (part of their Limited collection); which is a nice shoe with full grain leather (what you want); but, I am not sure if it is GoodYear Welted (which means the shoe will be harder to repair once it becomes worn...Canfield is Goodyear Welted). If you buy this, use "link20" as your code upon checkout (20% off).

    http://www.florsheim.com/shop/style/12065-200.html


    The replacement for the Canfield (the Chatham) does not appear to be available in your size...

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  • ppoollkk
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    Oh and I would go for the Canfield but they are out in size 9D

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  • ppoollkk
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    Hi everyone, I'm back. The Edgar was great but the insole stitching came off so I sent it in for a replacement. However, it is now OOS and I have to exchange for another Florsheim.


    Customer rep said these are the closest to the Edgar


    http://www.florsheim.com/shop//image...5/18358-01.jpg

    http://www.florsheim.com/shop//image.../12048-001.jpg

    http://www.florsheim.com/shop//images/shoeMens/w375/18194-01.jpg


    What do you guys think, or are there others from www.florsheim.com that you like?

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  • kenneth
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    @OP, the rubbing on the ankle is what would concern me, as that can *really* take the panache out of wearing a new pair of shoes. Look into the above lacing site, there are some styles of lacing that can change around the pressure of the shoe to perhaps remove that pressure from your ankle.

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  • Bookman
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    Ian's is the go to lacing site...he does a great job of explaining multiple styles of lacing...

    http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/lacingmethods.htm

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  • bruschetta
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    ppoollkk, I'll write something up about straight lacing when I get a moment free.


    Your leather soled shoes will be slippery if you've never worn them out of the house. Once you wear them on a sidewalk or a street they'll gain traction and the problem will go away. The heel noise is indicative of a cheap shoe (in my opinion), and the rubbing on your ankle is due to either a poor fit or leather that has not broken in.

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  • ppoollkk
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    So the Edgar I bought came yesterday. It fits quite well. The only thing is that the shoe leather bottom has a tendency to slide on carpet and the shoe scuffs against my ankle when walking ( but only on my right foot though, don't know why). Also the heels make a little bit of noise.


    Help please!

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  • ppoollkk
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    bruschetta: yes please

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  • bruschetta
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    If it would help, I can post a bit of a tutorial on how to straight lace (English) with even and odd eyelets. Odd eyelets require one cross, but it's hidden on oxfords and most bluchers.

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  • nicholascrawford
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    I only do straight lacing on my balmoral shoes. It's more formal, so they go well together.


    I don't know what you're describing, shadow, but zerostyle described it well. Balmoral (Oxford in the UK) is closed while blucher is open. Ask Andy has a pictorial post.

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  • shad0w4life
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    I'm confused, I thought Bal was no leather sewen onto the vamp, rather it was 1 piece like both of those shoes, where something like an AE players shoe was a Blucher because the eyelet piece is sewn ontop of the upper.


    One thing that I've learned lately is the number of eyelets can affect your ability to do nice bar lacing if you have a high instep etc.


    My AEs are 5 eyelets in the players and my final eyelets the laces go IN, just so I can do ladder bar instead of Euro Bar lacing that kills my instep. If I never discovered that I would have had to get rid of the shoes.

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  • chetsteadman
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    Nobody will care whether or not you've got open lacing--especially if you're in undergrad. My first job out of school was at GS and I went to that interview in loafers.

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  • zerostyle
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    You know, while the balmoral is more formal, it's definitely one of those things that only those heavy into style will ever notice.


    Some of the balmorals close so closely together that there's barely a difference. I'd say it's most noticeable if you decide to go with the bar-lacing rather than the standard lacing.


    Also, just so you know, the Edgar is the MORE formal of the two. Balmoral = closed lacing. Blucher = open lacing.

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