I've spent way too much time on Watch forums and car brand analogies never work for several reasons:
1. Class Issue. Higher income folks see Allen Edmonds as basic no-frills business shoes a la Chevrolet as they have no issue dropping $1k for a pair of Vass or a payment on their Mercedes. Middle Class folks see $300 as 3x more than they would ever spend on a shoe and equate Allen Edmonds to "unattainable" Luxury cars such as Mercedes or Lexus. Both groups...
Are the soles/heals 100% rubber, or leather with rubber caps? Rubber heals compress a lot when your foot strikes the ground, which is why I made the original statement about how the screws or nails might hold. Glenjay above was speaking to leather soled shows, which often have a rubber layer at the heal. This piece can be easily replaced. Not necessarily so with a full rubber sole.
This shoe is on the 5-65 last which is long and narrow. I have a pair in size 10D, which is my normal AE size. These are definitely longer. I have had Kenilworth and Fairfax AE's in 10D and they fit snuggly and perfectly. The lack of a lining seems to be what makes them a bit roomier. They are ok in width, but the unlined leather seems stretchy. Very light and comfortable. I probably could have safely went 1/2 size down with 9.5D.
Allen Edmonds has a great selection of quality belts. The Wide Basic Dress Belt comes in a number of leather colors, including a few Suede.