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Originally Posted by Eric Pease View Post

to me the irregularity is the beauty of handmade goods. I just recently watched the youtube video of Ernest Borgnine touring the Allen Edmonds factory and I'm in awe of the folks who make these shoes.

and I grew up in the 60's/early 70's in the shadow of the Bedford Shoe Co. in Lititz PA. Walking home from school everyday, I'd pass the factory windows filled with local women making shoes. We'd always wave, smile, say hello and laugh everyday. And they always wanted to see my report card on report card days  :-)    I guess I think of those wonderful women when I lace up my AE's. 

When clearly poor stitching that deviates from the stitching channel is considered "beauty," we've been lulled into some seriously low expectations.
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Originally Posted by Eric Pease View Post

to me the irregularity is the beauty of handmade goods. I just recently watched the youtube video of Ernest Borgnine touring the Allen Edmonds factory and I'm in awe of the folks who make these shoes.

and I grew up in the 60's/early 70's in the shadow of the Bedford Shoe Co. in Lititz PA. Walking home from school everyday, I'd pass the factory windows filled with local women making shoes. We'd always wave, smile, say hello and laugh everyday. And they always wanted to see my report card on report card days  :-)    I guess I think of those wonderful women when I lace up my AE's. 
Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post


When clearly poor stitching that deviates from the stitching channel is considered "beauty," we've been lulled into some seriously low expectations.

I actually agree with Eric on this one.  The stitching is not out of the channel.  The wheeling is just a little closer to the stitching channel than the rest of the shoe.  I don't think that would affect the wear at all but it does show that the work is done by humans and is not made by a robot. If that was considered a defect, I would hope all my seconds only had that problem. I usually walk on my soles more than I look at them. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif USA! USA! USA!

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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

Was checking out the new Odenwalk boot and I know that we always complain about the website photos, but I just couldn't resist sharing the picture of the sole. Whoever does their website photos is asleep at the wheel. They couldn't have selected another shoe to photograph? Yeesh. Or maybe they get points for accurate photos...
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Stitching seems sloppy, but I've seen many firsts come like this. Once you wear them, they all look and function the same, as long as the stitching doesn't come too close to the edge after wear.

 

The most glaring issue (and it's purely cosmetic) is the toplift. It's grossly off center.

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How does the 511 last for the Dalton fit in comparison to the 65 and 333 lasts?  I have found that the 65 D is too narrow and need to move to an E or EE but on the 333 the D is just right!

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Originally Posted by bshurley View Post
 

How does the 511 last for the Dalton fit in comparison to the 65 and 333 lasts?  I have found that the 65 D is too narrow and need to move to an E or EE but on the 333 the D is just right!

 

The 511 is roomier in the toe box area.  I have not worn a 333 Lasted shoe, but given a tight fit or even an E width on a 65 last, I would still try the D first on a 511 shoe.

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Originally Posted by winorshoes View Post

I actually agree with Eric on this one.  The stitching is not out of the channel.  The wheeling is just a little closer to the stitching channel than the rest of the shoe.  I don't think that would affect the wear at all but it does show that the work is done by humans and is not made by a robot. If that was considered a defect, I would hope all my seconds only had that problem. I usually walk on my soles more than I look at them. icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif USA! USA! USA!

Looks out of the channel to me. I never said it would affect the wear and I never even said I'd return this pair if I bought them. My "sole" point (see what I did there) is that if I were the dude taking photos for the website I would have chosen another pair to take a picture of.

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Maybe that was the best pair he had?? Scary thought...
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I don't know, but I would have been slightly more selective on the shoes I put as my example of the sole as well. I probably have enough pairs of Allen Edmonds to provide a better example than that.
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Heads up!

Allen Edmonds has lowered their prices on some of their clearance items even further.

I ordered a pair of Kenilworths for $197.  I had just purchased a pair for more earlier this month.  

You have to click on the item to see the lowered price.

 

But it is interesting that they will "handcraft it for me in 8 weeks".  Why do they have clearance sale on items that have not been made?

And when I emailed them about customizing the sole they said they can't do any customization  on a clearance item.  

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Originally Posted by nomos View Post

 

But it is interesting that they will "handcraft it for me in 8 weeks".  Why do they have clearance sale on items that have not been made?

 

They have the uppers made, but they haven't constructed the whole shoe just yet. Enjoy them!

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Well, planning on sending back a pair of Adams (independence collection) in 10eee. I need a 9.5eee however there are no more in that size. Hate to give them back since I got them during the 2/$299 sale. Was told that if i return them, they will adjust my other pair to the non sale price. I might have to bring both back if i can'f sell them. Send me a PM if you can use a pair for $163 plus shipping.
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Originally Posted by nomos View Post
 

Heads up!

Allen Edmonds has lowered their prices on some of their clearance items even further.

I ordered a pair of Kenilworths for $197.  I had just purchased a pair for more earlier this month.  

You have to click on the item to see the lowered price.

 

But it is interesting that they will "handcraft it for me in 8 weeks".  Why do they have clearance sale on items that have not been made?

And when I emailed them about customizing the sole they said they can't do any customization  on a clearance item.  

 

Pretty good prices. I wish they had some Portlands. I missed out on those in the two for $299....Really digging norwegian split toes these days. 

 

I wonder if they will lower the seconds prices further for those closeouts now before or for the labor day sale. 

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Originally Posted by Billyboy316 View Post

Well, planning on sending back a pair of Adams (independence collection) in 10eee. I need a 9.5eee however there are no more in that size. Hate to give them back since I got them during the 2/$299 sale. Was told that if i return them, they will adjust my other pair to the non sale price. I might have to bring both back if i can'f sell them. Send me a PM if you can use a pair for $163 plus shipping.

 

Wow, I never had that issue before when buying the 2 for XXX price. I would just get the refund on the return (half of the XXX). Wonder if this is a new policy going forward, hope not

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Originally Posted by nomos View Post
 

Heads up!

Allen Edmonds has lowered their prices on some of their clearance items even further.

I ordered a pair of Kenilworths for $197.  I had just purchased a pair for more earlier this month.  

You have to click on the item to see the lowered price.

 

But it is interesting that they will "handcraft it for me in 8 weeks".  Why do they have clearance sale on items that have not been made?

And when I emailed them about customizing the sole they said they can't do any customization  on a clearance item.  

 

Thanks for the heads up. They are indeed very good price, good chance to pick up first quality at almost the same price as recently seconds closeouts sale. Nothing I'm excited for so I'll hold out for RDA

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That is what they told me. My other pair is the Rutledge which is $229 regular seconds price. I think I am going to end up returning both and hold off for now.
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