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Hi All, 

 

Occasional lurker, but first-time poster here: I have a question about Allen Edmonds and hope this is an appropriate thread to place it in. 

 

I've bought a couple pair of AE loafers and found them to fit really well. I wear a 10.5D. So I bought a pair of Park Avenues from eBay in that size. They were in great condition but had obviously been well broken in by their previous owner. Anyways, they did not feel great. I guess it was the way they creased on top of the shoe. So I tried again, this time a used pair of Park Aves in an 11D, but I had the same result. I could wear either pair if I had to, but they were definitely uncomfortable.

 

So my question is this: is the discomfort more likely to be a result of the style? Or the fact that they were broken in by some other dude's foot? I like the style, but don't want to drop $350 on a piar of new Park Aves unless I can be fairly confident they'll work out. 

 

Thanks in advance.

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Originally Posted by tyler91913 View Post
 

Hi All, 

 

Occasional lurker, but first-time poster here: I have a question about Allen Edmonds and hope this is an appropriate thread to place it in. 

 

I've bought a couple pair of AE loafers and found them to fit really well. I wear a 10.5D. So I bought a pair of Park Avenues from eBay in that size. They were in great condition but had obviously been well broken in by their previous owner. Anyways, they did not feel great. I guess it was the way they creased on top of the shoe. So I tried again, this time a used pair of Park Aves in an 11D, but I had the same result. I could wear either pair if I had to, but they were definitely uncomfortable.

 

So my question is this: is the discomfort more likely to be a result of the style? Or the fact that they were broken in by some other dude's foot? I like the style, but don't want to drop $350 on a piar of new Park Aves unless I can be fairly confident they'll work out. 

 

Thanks in advance.

Simple advice is to go to AE store and try out various sizes. It happened with me(figured out my size is different in AE than other shoes) and once you like a particular model in particular size then you can keep looking for deals for that shoe. But am not sure about used shoe but for new shoe that's the way to go forward. 

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Thanks.. when you say Brown is the most versatile, you mean Brown Burnished Calf? I see lot of folks referring "Brown Fifth Avenue shoes" and I hope they all mean Brown Burnished as in general everything is variant of a Brown color. 

 

So, your choice - First Brown Burnished then followed by Chili and Bourbon.

I would say my first choice is Chili or Bourbon. Brown Burnished and Walnut would closely follow, but if you want the most versatile pair go with Brown Burnished, i.e. you aren't going to buy many pairs of dress shoes.

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The navy Rush St out and about....will be replacing my navy nuemok for summer wearing just due to better size fit.

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The navy Rush St out and about....will be replacing my navy nuemok for summer wearing just due to better size fit.
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Great shoe. I regret returning my green Rush St when it was on clearance.

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The navy Rush St out and about....will be replacing my navy nuemok for summer wearing just due to better size fit.
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Great shoe. I regret returning my green Rush St when it was on clearance.

I screwed up too...ordered the green rush st then cancelled it as I had the Olive Neumok though not in a perfect size....and figured it would be better to have two different styles than both Rush St's. Of course I went to order the Olive Neumok in my size and it was sold out and the seconds were crappy and of course then the green Rush St was gone...

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Anyone have the Steen? How do they look & fit?

I'm interested in a pair but they're 2nd only.

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PSA:  A pair of Walnut shell Strands 8D are currently on the Shoebank for $439.

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Thanks, I do have some brown but not AE. Monk strap and leather loafers. Was also thinking to wear this Cole Haan leather monk(http://i.imgur.com/0negjr5.jpg) but I learnt now monk straps is no good. That shoe is still unused.

 

Anyone looked at this Cole Haan shoe pic? I know this is AE thread but that would help me in purchasing AE different than that shoe color. 

 

So, far my idea is to buy Dark Chili in Fifth Avenue for the Navy suit.

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Anyone looked at this Cole Haan shoe pic? I know this is AE thread but that would help me in purchasing AE different than that shoe color. 

 

So, far my idea is to buy Dark Chili in Fifth Avenue for the Navy suit.


why arent monks any good? I think thats a fine looking monk myself. Dark Chili Fifth Ave would be perfect for your navy suit though IMO,and different enough in style and color from those in the picture.

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why arent monks any good? I think thats a fine looking monk myself. Dark Chili Fifth Ave would be perfect for your navy suit though IMO,and different enough in style and color from those in the picture.

Thanks.. I asked in another thread and folks suggested that monks are a no-no with a suit. :confused:

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why arent monks any good? I think thats a fine looking monk myself. Dark Chili Fifth Ave would be perfect for your navy suit though IMO,and different enough in style and color from those in the picture.
Thanks.. I asked in another thread and folks suggested that monks are a no-no with a suit. confused.gif

I looked at your post about it, and I think you're overreacting to the response you got. I wore bourbon Moras to a wedding two days ago. I wouldn't wear monks to a business meeting or any day but Friday in industries that require suits 5 days a week, but I most definitely still wear them with suits.
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why arent monks any good? I think thats a fine looking monk myself. Dark Chili Fifth Ave would be perfect for your navy suit though IMO,and different enough in style and color from those in the picture.
Thanks.. I asked in another thread and folks suggested that monks are a no-no with a suit. confused.gif

I looked at your post about it, and I think you're overreacting to the response you got. I wore bourbon Moras to a wedding two days ago. I wouldn't wear monks to a business meeting or any day but Friday in industries that require suits 5 days a week, but I most definitely still wear them with suits.

 

Monks are more formal than bluchers.  If you would wear bluchers with a suit, you could definitely wear monks.

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Just to clarify, I mean monk strap with suit at a wedding, not casual suit day. I also think cole haan monk strap color is very good for navy suit.
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Anyone have the Steen? How do they look & fit?

I'm interested in a pair but they're 2nd only.


I don't have it but I tried it.  Typical 108 last fit for a loafer for me.  I went down a half size in length, same width.  With high arches, the 108 has always been trouble for me - this was no exception.  The top came down just low enough to be uncomfortable.  The shoe itself tapers towards the front, so it feels narrower overall than a 65 style, if you're familiar with that.  As a few reference points - 1.) The presidio (222 last) was better for high arches but felt even narrower toward the toe box; 2.) With the Sannibel, I needed to go up a width to get them on; and 3.) The Rialto was a no-go, since they only make D & EEE, no single E.  If you don't have high arches, the Rialto is currently on sale - it's better looking than the Steen in my opinion.

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