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    Brooks brothers AE - thoughts?

    What are people's thoughts on the BB AE shoes? I've read all the threads I can find on styleforum and reddit.

    What are people's thoughts here?

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    Aren't they just AE shoes with poron insole and that half rubber sole? They're the same quality as far as I can tell, if that's what you're concerned about.

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    I prefer the B.B. versions. They are more comfortable and have more grip. I wear my B.B. versions significantly more than my standard pairs of AE. They tend to be cheaper too at the Shoe Bank for some reason...

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    The BB versions also used to have a poron insole, along with the vibram sole.

    I don't know if they still have those, but they are more comfortable than standard AE's.

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    Owning both, I'd say the leather is better on the BB versions, and the poron insole is also a nice addition. Unfortunately they rarely make B widths, so I'm usually out of luck >:-/

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    My main questions were surrounding the poron sole and what people's thoughts were. Didn't know if this was a good thing or if people didn't like it.

    Sounds like the poron sole has positive feedback.

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    Better sole. Prefer BB.

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    I just got a pair in and I also think the leather is slightly better on the Brooks versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doomx View Post
    Better sole. Prefer BB.
    no way!! super uncomfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evanparker View Post
    no way!! super uncomfortable.
    In what way?

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