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Shoe Factory-Second Price Sale Price % Savings
Randolph $ 289.00 $ 144.50 -50%
Park Ave $ 289.00 $ 199.00 -31%
Strand $ 289.00 $ 199.00 -31%
Nashua $ 149.00 $ 99.00 -34%
Franciscan $ 289.00 $ 144.50 -50%
Walden $ 199.00 $ 129.00 -35%
Vernon $ 289.00 $ 144.50 -50%

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Parkway $ 289.00 $ 144.50 -50%
LaSalle $ 234.00 $ 149.00 -36%
Neumok $ 219.00 $ 149.00 -32%
Black Hills $ 234.00 $ 149.00 -36%
Mayfair $ 289.00 $ 144.50 -50%
Keniworth $ 234.00 $ 149.00 -36%
Flatiron $ 289.00 $ 199.00 -31%
Doubleday $ 149.00 $ 99.00 -34%
Jack golf $ 149.00 $ 99.00 -34%
#DIV/0!

Cordovan $499 $299 -40%
independence $389 $229 -40%



After the Feb Sale the calendar looks like this:

Feb 18 – 26 – Everyday Values (reg price)
Feb 27 – Mar 2 – 2 for $250 closeouts
Mar 3 – 16 – Soles 4 Souls

http://www.allenedmonds.com/wcsstore/AllenEdmonds/upload/PDF/ShippingRateChart.pdf

I've read on RFD (another forum) that they didn't get charged brokerage fees. Shipping will be 40 bucks because I bought the strands. Or take a trip to the US?

I know shipping sucks to Canada but what can you do. To get the factory seconds you need to email shoebank@allenedmonds.com and tell them what model, color and size you are seeking. They will reply if they have it or not.


Thanks, I really appreciate the help. I would not be able to afford these shoes at MSRP. Very excited to order these

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Just another question, what are the fit like on these shoes? I only own 1 pair of ferragamo dress shoes which are 9.5 and fit me slightly loose.

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I bought my first pair of AEs at Brooks Brothers in August 2012.  It seemed like a folly at the time - so much money for one pair of shoes!  But, they were beautiful and they made my feet sing (metaphorically) when I put them on.

 

Fast-forward to now.  I have two pairs of shell and two pairs of calf coming from the SB next week, per the sale.  I have another pair of shell currently in production.  Once everything is in hand, between boots and shoes, just counting AE, I will have:

 

(1) 10 pairs of shell

(2) 16 pairs of calf

(3) 11 pairs of casual

 

I will also have polishes and creams in every color AE makes; separate horsehair brushes, daubers, and polishing cloths for each color of polish and cream; belts that match every pair of boots and shoes; and of course 37 pairs of shoe trees.

 

And now . . . now I'm branching out into Aldens.  God help me.

 

This is SUCH a great story, I'm still smiling. I think we've all experienced this to some degree but 37 in just about 1 1/2 years is impressive! How many Aldens are you up to? 

 

This community is full of people more than happy to serve as enablers! 

 

:fistbump:

 

Alden-wise, I have black shell Tanker boots and Color 8 shell captoe boots.  My third will be the Indy boot in either the dark brown kudu or natural CXL.  I love everything about the kudu except how high the heel is, which is frankly a dealbreaker - if I go with those I'll have to do something about that before I can wear them.  The natties will arrive next week so I'll be able to make the decision then.

 

When all is said and done with my current activity, I will have room for six more pairs on my racks (assuming I don't sell off any of my existing pairs).  Those six spaces are reserved for one or more of the following:

 

(a) shell in unusual colors (should they ever become available again)

(b) WebGems and/or seasonal AE makeups (red-white-and-blue wingtips, green-and-red saddles, etc.) and/or MAYBE an MTO if I get truly inspired by one of y'all

(c) exotics

post #37744 of 70737
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Originally Posted by DKruger View Post

Just another question, what are the fit like on these shoes? I only own 1 pair of ferragamo dress shoes which are 9.5 and fit me slightly loose.
Hi DK I guess you're a good distance from the border? Woud it be worthwhile to set up a mailbox across the line? I'm fortunate to be in Greater Vancouver and about 20 min from the US border. I have a mailbox across the line so get most of my AE, Amazon and eBay purchases shipped for free. J
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Hi DK I guess you're a good distance from the border? Woud it be worthwhile to set up a mailbox across the line? I'm fortunate to be in Greater Vancouver and about 20 min from the US border. I have a mailbox across the line so get most of my AE, Amazon and eBay purchases shipped for free. J

It's not very practical in my situation, but I might consider it in the future.

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It's not very practical in my situation, but I might consider it in the future.
pardon my ignorance, how long is the drive? J
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Originally Posted by Subutai View Post
 
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

 

I bought my first pair of AEs at Brooks Brothers in August 2012.  It seemed like a folly at the time - so much money for one pair of shoes!  But, they were beautiful and they made my feet sing (metaphorically) when I put them on.

 

Fast-forward to now.  I have two pairs of shell and two pairs of calf coming from the SB next week, per the sale.  I have another pair of shell currently in production.  Once everything is in hand, between boots and shoes, just counting AE, I will have:

 

(1) 10 pairs of shell

(2) 16 pairs of calf

(3) 11 pairs of casual

 

I will also have polishes and creams in every color AE makes; separate horsehair brushes, daubers, and polishing cloths for each color of polish and cream; belts that match every pair of boots and shoes; and of course 37 pairs of shoe trees.

 

And now . . . now I'm branching out into Aldens.  God help me.

 

This is SUCH a great story, I'm still smiling. I think we've all experienced this to some degree but 37 in just about 1 1/2 years is impressive! How many Aldens are you up to? 

 

This community is full of people more than happy to serve as enablers! 

 

:fistbump:

 

Alden-wise, I have black shell Tanker boots and Color 8 shell captoe boots.  My third will be the Indy boot in either the dark brown kudu or natural CXL.  I love everything about the kudu except how high the heel is, which is frankly a dealbreaker - if I go with those I'll have to do something about that before I can wear them.  The natties will arrive next week so I'll be able to make the decision then.

 

When all is said and done with my current activity, I will have room for six more pairs on my racks (assuming I don't sell off any of my existing pairs).  Those six spaces are reserved for one or more of the following:

 

(a) shell in unusual colors (should they ever become available again)

(b) WebGems and/or seasonal AE makeups (red-white-and-blue wingtips, green-and-red saddles, etc.) and/or MAYBE an MTO if I get truly inspired by one of y'all

(c) exotics

 

This is a great story and probably reflects what has happened to many of us.  Since you're branching out (and judging from your tastes above), you might want to check out Crockett & Jones and Carmina for some pretty nice boots.  On the casual end, Oak Street Bootmakers or Viberg have some pretty cool makeups.  I think variety in footwear is wonderful.  I still love my shell Daltons, but still...

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Oh my. Just got my 2nds list from JVille. Regular factory 2nd price is not 289$. Sheesh!

If only meermin made a Last wide enough for my man-flippers...
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pardon my ignorance, how long is the drive? J

it's 2 hours minimum and up to 3 or so depending on the traffic near the crossing. It wouldn't be worthwhile unless i was buying lots of stuff in a short intervals steadily throughout the year.

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Oh my. Just got my 2nds list from JVille. Regular factory 2nd price is not 289$. Sheesh!

If only meermin made a Last wide enough for my man-flippers...

I saw some close out 2nds for $289 with model names (for RL or whomever) that I had never seen. Assuming that these must be some spectacular shoes to sell as flawed close outs at this price, I called to inquire--and was sent pics of the humblest driving moc I've ever seen. The seconds price structure does not always make perfect sense.
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Nobody on this forum buys for full price anyways... but this still kind of bugs me.

I pay full price at times
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This has been mentioned by a few sources I've read as the MOST effective way for dual-income marriages to have their finances arranged.  It honestly is the best thing dual income couples could do, especially allowing each their own piece without said guilt.

Now on my hand.. Our family is working just on my income so we can't do that ballin' shit wink.gif
I hear you. If one of us lost our job, we'd still be able to manage the mortgage... but retirement savings and shell cordovan would get back-burner'd so fast my head would spin. Helps not having kids, too.
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I go to school in Waterloo, but live in Toronto. Just want to know how to get into that "factory seconds sale" and what the shipping, customs, etc... fees would be.

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I go to school in Waterloo, but live in Toronto. Just want to know how to get into that "factory seconds sale" and what the shipping, customs, etc... fees would be.

I don't think the factory 2nds sales are a good idea for us Canadians - here's why:

 

Let's say I want a pair of Mcallisters that can be bought at Harry Rosen (Canada's only real AE retail presence) for $355 plus tax ($400 all in).  Now the shoe bank can sell a pair of 2nds to me for $245.  But shipping is $45, and despite Free Trade, shoes are exempt as Canada wishes to provide incentives for a non-existent shoe industry, so you will pay duty around 8%-10%. Exchange rate is currently around $1.10. This brings the landed cost of those shoes to around $350.  That is for a pair of 2nds with flaws that may not even be acceptable to you. Returns will cost you another boat-load in shipping. To me, the $50 premium for 1sts at Harry Rosen is worth paying given the risks and potential return costs of 2nds.

 

Despite AE's claims of a global presence, their shipping costs to Canada price their on-line offerings out of reach for all but the least value conscious shoppers.  That leaves us Canadians to buy at Harry Rosen, who carry an extremely limited stock, but will order shoes for you if you want something they don't carry.  I don't know if you have ever shopped for shoes at Harry Rosen, but in my experience they have little interest in selling the AE line, giving much more attention to the Prada, Boss, etc. lines. I'm hoping that AE will soon realize that the Canadian market for high-end shoes is actually fairly strong, and will service this market better soon.

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I had the same problem with a new AE brush looking like it was scratching shell, even though it felt softer than an older brush. I'll soon be doing an experiment with Renovateur, Venetian Shoe Cream (donated by random-adam), Saphir Cordovan Cream (donated by Cold Iron), and AE Cordovan Cream (also donated by Cold Iron). I'll be sure to post back with my results.

Keep in mind that a new brush is supposed to lose some hair, but it shouldn't look like it needs Rogaine.


+1 I tore up my shell daltons with the ae brush. Is all horse hair equal, I cannot fathom how this occurs.
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Just got the JAB shoe trees I ordered which was super quick! How well do they fit into the 5 lasted shoes? I compared the JAB shoe trees to OSB ones I have and the JAB shoe trees are definitely wider by like inch.

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