The soles just come from different batches. I think the newer ones look shinier.
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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc... - Page 4187post #62791 of 707378/19/15 at 4:21ampost #62792 of 707378/19/15 at 6:37amI hope it's not improper to ask, but has anyone tried out Meermin? With AE prices creeping up so much lately, I've been thinking about it. But would have no idea what size to order. I'm normally 8D in the 65, but have been finding lately it's a little cramped. Might go with 8.5D if I continue to buy AE.post #62793 of 707378/19/15 at 7:43am
Honestly, I would quickly jump on a J. Fitzpatrick on clear out sale right now if anything you like strikes your fancy.
Not much in 7UK left. Black Suede, Black Calf&Suede, Snuff Loafer, Snuff Double monk.
Superior to AE in quality and finishing IMO. Nice last shapes too and they fit pretty similar to AE based on what I tried.post #62794 of 707378/19/15 at 7:50am
Considered another blucher to give my brown Kenilworth's a breather.
I like the Lexington's but I keep reading about the creasing near the toe cap. Is that a reason to avoid?
Would I be better served considering the 6th avenues which look like the Sanfords I was going to get last year but failed to pull the trigger?
I would appreciate any input on the lex toe cap issue and recommendations for my chino+button down uniform.
thanks in advance.post #62795 of 707378/19/15 at 8:10ampost #62796 of 707378/19/15 at 9:29ampost #62797 of 707378/19/15 at 10:31amQuote:Originally Posted by althanis
I hope it's not improper to ask, but has anyone tried out Meermin? With AE prices creeping up so much lately, I've been thinking about it. But would have no idea what size to order. I'm normally 8D in the 65, but have been finding lately it's a little cramped. Might go with 8.5D if I continue to buy AE.
I have a pair. I can't say I like them nearly as much. The leather is super stiff and the shoe was pretty painful at first (now it's "tolerable"). The sole feels harder to me and I have to be careful not to slip with them all the time. Part of that, I believe, is because the nails in the heel weren't nailed far enough in so that when I step, I'm just stepping on the heads of the nails instead of the leather.post #62798 of 707378/19/15 at 11:29ampost #62799 of 707378/19/15 at 11:39ampost #62800 of 707378/19/15 at 11:40ampost #62801 of 707378/19/15 at 11:41ampost #62802 of 707378/19/15 at 11:45amQuote:
Pictures on the website aren't always accurate. I've never seen a Vernon with anything but the dovetail heel. It is possible it could have changed though, seeing that the Vernon isn't in our store anymore.post #62803 of 707378/19/15 at 12:43pmpost #62804 of 707378/19/15 at 12:56pmpost #62805 of 707378/19/15 at 1:05pmQuote:
I love AE and Carmina is definitely more of hassle to purchase because they aren't in the US, but Carmina is clearly in a different league in regards to quality. Carmina is also raising prices soon, putting them around $450-500 I believe.
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