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6-1 B's. Bruins lead series 2-0 headed to Boston. I'm enjoying this while I can. ;-) Does AE make ice skates? No, David, I'm not really asking if they make skates and I don't need a Photoshop of blades on a pair of wingtips.

Consider my statement retracted. I will think twice about shit-talking in the future....well, at least until the Steelers start playing.
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Did you make those shell wallets out of samples from AE?!

Why, yes I did:







my apologies for the sub-par phone pics.
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I suspect that 99.5% of posters and readers of this forum use their Allen Edmonds shoes in an urban or suburban environment. When I was about 13 my father purchased me a pair of veldtshoen type shoes, just at a time when I was getting into exploring nearby wetlands and forests - and ever since I have liked the idea of traditional leather shoes for use in street/off-street scenarios. For decades I went with good leather hiking boots for my 13 B size, but in the past few years have been looking for shoes that might do okay in my use. I now am in part an "outdoor educator" and partly salmon issues researcher - in a day regularly both in the office and out along natural stream-trails. I have about a half-dozen pairs of Allen Edmonds presently - from regular Park Avenues & Fifth Avenues to  Walnut Strands (rubber sole) and Lexington (double sole).

 

QUESTION: Wanting shoes, and not boots, anyone suggest an option among the Allen Edmonds universe of shoes that might work? I should add that I prefer open lacing for control, and have given up trying to find English alternatives in narrow widths like C&J Grasmeres. Do like the pebbled look - had considered getting an allen edmonds custom pair with vibram soles or the one simillar to dainite soles.

 

Looking for real advice here - not criticism of the choice vs. hiking boots!

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Consider my statement retracted. I will think twice about shit-talking in the future....well, at least until the Steelers start playing.

You sir, are an American Gentleman. I look forward to some Patriots / Steelers trash talking in a few months.
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You sir, are an American Gentleman. I look forward to some Patriots / Steelers trash talking in a few months.

Tom Brady- the other Irish-American who owns the Steelers.
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Has any experienced pain or discomfort in the front lower ankle? It almost feels like the tongue is digging into my ankle.

 

Any thoughts, any ideas to eliminate the issue?
 

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I have never experienced anything like that.  Maybe tongue pads?

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I suspect that 99.5% of posters and readers of this forum use their Allen Edmonds shoes in an urban or suburban environment. When I was about 13 my father purchased me a pair of veldtshoen type shoes, just at a time when I was getting into exploring nearby wetlands and forests - and ever since I have liked the idea of traditional leather shoes for use in street/off-street scenarios. For decades I went with good leather hiking boots for my 13 B size, but in the past few years have been looking for shoes that might do okay in my use. I now am in part an "outdoor educator" and partly salmon issues researcher - in a day regularly both in the office and out along natural stream-trails. I have about a half-dozen pairs of Allen Edmonds presently - from regular Park Avenues & Fifth Avenues to  Walnut Strands (rubber sole) and Lexington (double sole).

QUESTION: Wanting shoes, and not boots, anyone suggest an option among the Allen Edmonds universe of shoes that might work? I should add that I prefer open lacing for control, and have given up trying to find English alternatives in narrow widths like C&J Grasmeres. Do like the pebbled look - had considered getting an allen edmonds custom pair with vibram soles or the one simillar to dainite soles.

Looking for real advice here - not criticism of the choice vs. hiking boots!

I am going to suggest the Wilbert. I have a pair and usually wear them on the weekends. Very comfortable, rubber sole, blucher lacing.

Chris
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Anyone else notice more creasing on their right shoe from driving? I drive a stick shift. I think the creasing on the right is because of the tendency to use the tip of the ball of my foot, coupled with the fact that my kenilworths are in fact a half size too long, ends up putting too much flex on the tip and prematurely creasing the shoe. I am trying to retrain myself to accelerate using more of my foot instead of my toes.

 

Will a moisturizer and shoe trees/stuffing help straighten out the creases?

 

I was able to limit the amount of visible creasing on my oxfords by using the 3-step Saphir process - which included Saphir Renevateur, Saphir Cream Polish, Saphir Wax Polish - following the tutorial at Hangerproject.

 

On the other hand, I have seen it recommended to use "driving shoes" when driving (which  can be easily slipped out of into your Oxfords on drives long enough to cause creases.

 

Allen Edmonds Driving Shoes Collections:

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/AjaxCatalogSearchView?storeId=1&catalogId=40000000001&langId=-1&pageSize=48&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&resultType=2&resultCatEntryType=2&searchTermScope=3&searchTermCaseSensitive=no&searchType=ALL&searchTermOperator=LIKE&customSearchType=1&showResultsPage=true&pageView=image&exclCatGroupSearch=CUSTOM+SHOES&searchTerm=driving&searchTermHide=

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Huge thread on shoe care here. You will spends days learning about caring for your shoes.

And years learning how to get past the posturing of cemented opinions, which can get one's expressions of personal opinions deleted by the old guard. [ wink ]


Edited by David Copeland - 6/4/13 at 8:31am
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Originally Posted by ridgerunner View Post

QUESTION: Wanting shoes, and not boots, anyone suggest an option among the Allen Edmonds universe of shoes that might work? I should add that I prefer open lacing for control, and have given up trying to find English alternatives in narrow widths like C&J Grasmeres. Do like the pebbled look - had considered getting an allen edmonds custom pair with vibram soles or the one simillar to dainite soles.
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I am going to suggest the Wilbert. I have a pair and usually wear them on the weekends. Very comfortable, rubber sole, blucher lacing.

I agree. My Wilberts get all kinds of use; concrete wore down their heels within two or three years, so I had B. Nelson put on a new Vibram sole for sixty bucks which has held up wonderfully. The original sole has reasonable traction for woodsy use... and when the time comes to resole, I bet the Wilberts would work nicely with commando soles (reminiscent of your Veldtschoen shoes). As a bonus it seems to me that the waxy leather shrugs off the elements much better than calfskin or shell.

It doesn't look very good in comparison with all the more refined offerings on this thread, but I'll bet it beats what anybody else will be wearing for class and versatility.
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Look at the picture my wife just sent me... new shell park avenues. I know there were a few posts about hiding footwear purchases. I feel lucky I don't need to do that.


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With all the models they make, does AE really not make a shortwing blucher right now? That seems like a major hole in their lineup. I know they used to make the Players but it's been discontinued. All their shortwings (Macallister, etc) are balmorals and all their wingtip bluchers (MacNeil, etc) are longwings. Maybe it's just me, but a shortwing blucher seems like a pretty essential shoe. (RL Marlow, etc.) Does anyone know if they have one in the works and are planning to release one anytime soon?
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With all the models they make, does AE really not make a shortwing blucher right now? That seems like a major hole in their lineup. I know they used to make the Players but it's been discontinued. All their shortwings (Macallister, etc) are balmorals and all their wingtip bluchers (MacNeil, etc) are longwings. Maybe it's just me, but a shortwing blucher seems like a pretty essential shoe. (RL Marlow, etc.) Does anyone know if they have one in the works and are planning to release one anytime soon?

I've never seen anyone else request it. It's only a "major hole" if you're one of the few who want it, lol.

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This was just anecdotal right? You weren't seriously asking if he lost a leg?

Not in this age and time . . . but back in the late 1800's if someone were to have shown a photo of their shoe collection with just left shoes - perhaps the question would have been more in tune with the times.  Again, I had just watched the film WE WERE SOLDIERS the night before and it struck me to offer up the thought, especially how grateful most of us are to still have two feet to slip into our shoes.

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