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Originally Posted by tietherope View Post

I measure a 9.5D and a 10C/D on the Brannock. I tried on various 5 last shoes and it went like this:

10D - Too long with extra room in the heel. No toe issues.
9.5D - Same as above
9D - Length and heel fits great. Pressure on the side of my toes.
9E - Toes have no pressure. Heel has too much space, as much space as the 10D.

I have two questions:
1. How much pressure if any do you feel on the sides of your toes in a new pair of AE?
2. What size would you try next based on the above attempts?

I think some pressure on the sides of the toes is OK, as long as it doesn't hurt initially or end up hurting after a day of wear. If the initial pressure isn't bad, the shoes may break in a bit and loosen up. I usually accept some slight pressure in the sides if everything else is OK.

I guess the next size you should try is probably 9.5C
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PSA: Shoe trees on sale at Jos A Bank for $8.50 with free shipping. cheers.gif
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Thanks for the response!   Is the JR Sole the standard Cordovan Sole?

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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post
 

AE options

 

 

 

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Thanks for the response! Is the JR Sole the standard Cordovan Sole?
Yes.
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Originally Posted by tietherope View Post
 

I measure a 9.5D and a 10C/D on the Brannock. I tried on various 5 last shoes and it went like this:

 

10D - Too long with extra room in the heel. No toe issues.

9.5D - Same as above

9D - Length and heel fits great. Pressure on the side of my toes.

9E - Toes have no pressure. Heel has too much space, as much space as the 10D.

 

I have two questions:

1. How much pressure if any do you feel on the sides of your toes in a new pair of AE?

2. What size would you try next based on the above attempts?

 

I'm in a similar situation with the 5 last.  I wear size 10 in Cole Haan, KC before knowing about AE and this forum.  9E just doesn't work for me, 9.5C is just perfect.  The size is harder to find so I just stick with 9.5 D for the most part.  You can try 9.5 C or 9.5 B to see if they would work.

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

PSA: Shoe trees on sale at Jos A Bank for $8.50 with free shipping. cheers.gif


Awesome! Thanks. I'll grab a bunch during my lunch break.

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I would like to thank all of you for information on Allen Edmonds shoes, buying advice, and information on how to obtain seconds from the outlets. Since August, I have purchased 5 pairs of seconds with which I am very happy (average cost was $143.40 per pair even when including $20 total return shipping on two pairs). Here's what I got:

 

Brooks Brothers Park Avenue black (Labor Day)

Brooks Brothers Strand brown (Labor Day)

Brooks Brothers Strand black (2 for $250)

Brooks Brothers MacNeil chili pebbled (2 for $250)

Brooks Brothers Strand walnut (Rediscover America)

 

Here's what I returned:

 

Brooks Brothers Presidio loafers brown (slippage on one foot)
Ralph Lauren Slaton black (leather on outside of one foot would not take polish and felt much thinner on inside--I don't even know what the problem with the leather was. It was a 9.5E in case anyone is wondering)

 

So, overall I got the black Park Avenues for special occasions, the chili pebbled MacNeils for business casual, and all 3 colors of the BB Strands (because they look and feel great to me!).

 

Now, I need to retire from buying the seconds for a year! I feel like an addict!

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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post


I think some pressure on the sides of the toes is OK, as long as it doesn't hurt initially or end up hurting after a day of wear. If the initial pressure isn't bad, the shoes may break in a bit and loosen up. I usually accept some slight pressure in the sides if everything else is OK.

I guess the next size you should try is probably 9.5C

 

 

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Originally Posted by YoungSweet View Post
 

 

I'm in a similar situation with the 5 last.  I wear size 10 in Cole Haan, KC before knowing about AE and this forum.  9E just doesn't work for me, 9.5C is just perfect.  The size is harder to find so I just stick with 9.5 D for the most part.  You can try 9.5 C or 9.5 B to see if they would work.

Thank you both. I never thought to try a 9.5C in store as the SA said the 9.5's were longer on my feet than they aim for, so we moved onto the 9D & E. I can give it a shot next time I'm in the U.S., I'm only skeptical because I always read that going down .5 in length and up a width results in just a little bit more width. However for me the width of the 9E was the same or maybe even wider than a 10D. If the downsize to a C is as much of a difference, my feet may be getting squeezed there as well. 

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I second that.  Thank you!   I feel like I should send some bottles of nice whiskey out to some of you :bigstar:

 

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Originally Posted by drcharlie View Post
 

I would like to thank all of you for information on Allen Edmonds shoes, buying advice, and information on how to obtain seconds from the outlets. Since August, I have purchased 5 pairs of seconds with which I am very happy (average cost was $143.40 per pair even when including $20 total return shipping on two pairs). Here's what I got:

 

 

Now, I need to retire from buying the seconds for a year! I feel like an addict!

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Now, I need to retire from buying the seconds for a year! I feel like an addict!

Nice purchases, at $143 per pair, that's awesome.

If you're retiring from seconds, eoes that mean you're moving onto firsts? After that it'll be shells and then your conversion to the dark side will be complete! :stirpot:

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PSA: Shoe trees on sale at Jos A Bank for $8.50 with free shipping. cheers.gif

 

Does anyone know how their shoe care/polish stuff is?

They have conditioner super cheap and I was going to pick up two sets of their care kit so I can get two brushes and polish etc.

 

Thanks!

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Fingers crossed for my first pair of seconds coming in today.  $149 for Walnut Flatirons.  Hopefully as close to this as possible.

 

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PSA: 2nd cordovan still on sale at J'Ville for $299 through 10/15

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Originally Posted by Fabian43 View Post
 

PSA: 2nd cordovan still on sale at J'Ville for $299 through 10/15

 

Do you have to call to get their stock?

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As a UVA grad, my vote is for the Jefferson. In fact, I do like it best regardless of the name. Whether it is worth that extra cost is your call. Worth is a a very personal thing once all of the options are well made and of good materials with superb customer service.

Wahoo-wa!

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