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Question:  has anyone used the printable Allen Edmonds Shoe Fit Guide that is provided on their website?

 

My width is on the line between W6 and W7, this puts me right on the line between D and E based on my corresponding length.  

 

Anybody else have experience being right on the line in width.  Did you choose D or E?  How did it work out?

 

Much thanks

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Originally Posted by iloveshoes View Post

Nordstrom doesn't have a 2 for 1 sale. Its AE a couple times a year I believe.

Alright cool, thanks. Apparently I was living in a hole last winter when this sale was going on. I most certainly would have taken advantage of it.
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Originally Posted by DustyDust View Post

Thank you.  

I recently bought a used pair of Sanfords online size 6.5D.  They actually feel very nice.  As mentioned before, I have flat feet.  And by flat feet I mean ZERO arch.  It just so happens that is where I feel a bit of discomfort in the Sanford (in the arch that is).  I'm wondering if sizing up to the E width will help this without compromising the fit around other parts of the shoe.

Any (more) thoughts?

If you bought them used (and there's no possibility of return), then I would suggest some radical surgery: A competent cobbler may be able to rebalance them. That is, sand down the heel area so that arch is not as pronounced. Some are not willing to do this. I've developed a good relationship with 2 cobblers so for me it's no problem. I had a problem similar with an old pair of shoes (not AE) and that's what my cobbler did.

Another suggestion is, if you have enough room, get some insoles and do a cutout in the area where the arch bothers you. the rest of your foot is elevated and the arch will be submerged (theoretically). Good luck.
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Did anybody else notice the AE Wilbert in black in the Father's Day catalog page 18? I really like my brown Wilbert's but never liked the previous black Wilbert due to the contrast stitching (no offense to anybody with the previous black Wilbert, just not my personal preference). The black Wilbert's on page 18 have black stitching and I really like them. The website photo for the black looks like they just did a black and white of the brown shoe, but I'm guessing they are in the process of updating the black Wilbert with black stitching.
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Chris I understand what you are saying, it took me awhile to get used to the contrast stitching. LOL years ago I purchased a pair of black Clarks while in England that had contrast stitching and first thing I did was to dye the stitching black to match the shoe. I have the Wilbert in brown and black also. I use the brown with jeans in the summer and black in the winter. Not sure exactly why, it just works for me. Took some time but I have come to appreciate the contrast stitching and never thought I would.

 

You have a fantastic collection by the way!

 

The Wilbert is a bit of a sleeper in my experience. Couple of years ago I was out back of a pub\restaurant having a cigar after supper and a guy came up to me and starting telling me his life story. He said he used to be successful like me (LOL that is relative) and used to be a controller for a large company. Then got downsized in a merger and was just a glorified bookkeeper now. I wasn't exactly dressed up and had jeans on. He kept looking down at my black Wilbert's and I do believe that was what he was measuring my "success" by.

 

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There is an element of variability to be sure.  Some feet may fit well in the same size calf and shell.  Some will not.  Perceived fit is subjective to some extent.  Nonetheless, I maintain that the shell cordovan shoe is going to be slightly bigger than the corresponding calf shoe.  It's just that in some cases this may not make a difference relative to the shape of your feet.

 

I would agree with this for the most part. From a statistical standpoint so far for me at least it has held true. It is slight, usually not enough to change shoe size in my case like bucksfan said. I think it depends on where your foot size and foot volume falls. My shell burgundy Leeds are identical fit to my black calf Leeds however. But my shell Strands are slightly larger than other shoes on the 5 last. My shell Dalton's are definitely larger than any other shoe on the #1 last that I own, which is quite a few. Still waiting on my replacement shell Bradley's which were originally ordered Dec. 22, grhhh. The first pair exhibited extreme bowing but were slightly larger than other shoes on the same last, however very slight. Can't wait for my shell Cambridge to get here and then will see how they fit. I think it depends on where your foot falls in between sizes, and what you are comfortable with. I need to purchase more shell shoes to make an informed and educated decision. Well that will be my justification for buying them anyhow. smile.gif

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Here, here! More shell for everyone.

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Originally Posted by DustyDust View Post

Question:  has anyone used the printable Allen Edmonds Shoe Fit Guide that is provided on their website?

 

My width is on the line between W6 and W7, this puts me right on the line between D and E based on my corresponding length.  

 

Anybody else have experience being right on the line in width.  Did you choose D or E?  How did it work out?

 

Much thanks

 

I'm on the line between w6 and w7 as well. I find in my case it depends on the last. The 2 last shoes like Players and Lombard were too tight for comfort in D, but the 7 last shoes (MacNeil) and 1 last (Leeds, Malvern) were ok in D, on the 5 last(Strand, Cambridge) both D in my regular length and sizing .5 down in length +  E width fit.

 

Oh by the way, does any one know if belts are part of the up coming Tent Sale? thanks


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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

As mentioned in a previous post, was in a retail store today. They had all their shell shoes on display, and they were stunning. I should have taken some pics...
The winner by far is the cappuccino Strand, of which this store still has some. The sales person insisted I try on the pair in my size, even though I told her I wasn't buying today. They are spectacular - very tempting, but at $585, not an impulse buy, unfortunately. I took her card; maybe at the next sale?
The Leeds in black shell is also fantastic. It really looks terrific in person.
The burgundy MacNeils, which I already own, were there. They also have the Park Avenues in brown. They look good, but not as good as the Strands, IMO. Norwich in brown, Cambridge, all the loafers, mostly in burgundy.... Overall, an impressive bunch! I wonder if it would be feasible to switch my entire shoe collection over to shell....
 
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Expensive, but feasible.  I think you're better off deciding which shoes you'd rather have in shell and just start getting those instead of their calf counterparts when it's time to buy.  I have 4 pair of calf shoes at this point - a pair of Chromexcel Bayfields, a pair of black Grayson tassels (which I will eventually replace with a shell version), black PAs (which I plan to eventually replace with a shell version) and walnut grain Macneils.  The Bayfields and Macneils get bad weather duty, because they hold up to it so well.  
 
I was just pointing out to my wife last night how much better shell ages than calf, even on black shoes.  (I need to do this occasionally to reinforce what a good decision it is to get more shell cordovan shoes when the time comes).  nod[1].gif
 
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This forum is having a bit of a drought of AEs in the wild, so I thought I'd post a (crappy iPhone) pic of my Neumok's, worn for the first time.
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Nice Neumoks - how do you like the unstructured feel?  

 

Agreed, more pics, everyone!  

 

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Nice Neumoks - how do you like the unstructured feel?  

Agreed, more pics, everyone!

I find that the lack of a lining in the Neumoks makes them very comfortable. They might even be more comfortable than my Strands, which fit perfectly.

Nice shoes by the way. I tend to prefer a short strap penny loafer, but lately the cordovan Randolph is making me reconsider.
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I see. Try the green laces if appropriate for your circumstances. 

I imagine I will use both laces, depending on the occasion. The green laces look better that I thought they would.
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Here, here! More shell for everyone.
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More pictures!

Shell macneil in black. Shell leeds in burg and black
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White suede players, grey neumok, walnut lombard, burg lexington
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brown combo strawfut, black fifth street, brown chrom bayfields
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brown vinci, walnut dryden
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brown combo shelton, and brown mora
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Now to put them all away...
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Here, here! More shell for everyone.

Please make it happen for all of us. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

Here, here! More shell for everyone.

 

Speaking of shell, the Cambridge in burgundy shell is on sale at Zappos for $460 in select sizes.

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More pictures!
Shell macneil in black. Shell leeds in burg and black
263
White suede players, grey neumok, walnut lombard, burg lexington
263
brown combo strawfut, black fifth street, brown chrom bayfields
263
brown vinci, walnut dryden
263
brown combo shelton, and brown mora
263
Now to put them all away...

 

 

 

Nice collection. Where did you get grey neumok?

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About to buy some heel and sole edge dressing, what color do you guys use for Walnut shoes? Choices are Natural, Brown, Black, and Chili. Is Natural equivalent to Neutral or is Natural an actual color?

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