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Allen Edmonds Men's Bayfield Boot

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Pros: They are a great quality boot at a great price

Cons: Blobby looking in small sizes

I got these during a seconds sale for a great price, but found that the 8D looked very blobby - the cap toe portion was very large, leading to a shape that was not very flattering.

Ended up returning them.

Would advice that you see them in person, in the size that you would wear them, before ordering online!

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Pros: Great value when found on sale

I wore this boot for the first time on a two-week trip through central Europe recently. The weather was near freezing and not much rain/snow. These boots held up wonderfully and age well with wear. The mini-lug sole kept great traction in the rain (less so in the snow), and water did not penetrate once into the inside throughout my trip (though I did not wander into any severe weather).

Sizing is slightly narrow but the shoe breaks in quickly, probably due to the Chromoexcel leather. Easy to put on with the speed hooks but just be careful when taking off the boots as the speed hooks can get caught on the inside of your pant hem. That's more a function of my inexperience with speed hooks than any actual problem with the hooks.

I have not had a problem with the grommets so far as mentioned in the other review. Fingers crossed.

I am overall very happy with the boot especially since I got them from the Amazon sale for $168 shipped. At full price these would not be so great.

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These are really nice looking shoes. They were my best purchase for the first 5 wears. However, the grommets starting coming loose around wear 10. They eventually started falling out of place. frown.gif
Allen Edmonds replaced them with a new pairs of Malverns. If I hear the grommet issue has been fixed I would pick them up in a second.
Allen Edmonds Men's Bayfield Boot
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Founded in 1922, Allen-Edmonds Shoe Corporation manufactures premium men's footwear, accessories, and cedar products using the philosophy of quality, service and integrity. Taking shoemaking to the level of an art form, each pair of Allen-Edmonds shoes are carefully crafted by hand in a process that includes 212 separate production steps. No detail is too small, because supreme quality is the cornerstone of the Allen-Edmonds name.

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