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post #68311 of 70737
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Originally Posted by SoulInDeed View Post
 

Can someone give me some feedback on these? Never owned AE before. The leather looks to be in good conditions, but the bottoms seem to be beaten up badly. How long do you guys think they'll last?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALLEN-EDMONDS-STRAND-Black-Leather-Lace-Up-Oxford-Dress-Shoes-Sz-9-D-USA-/321945667641?hash=item4af5750839:g:kqkAAOSwcOFWaf79

 

My feelings are the same as the other comments. The $35 for the shoe and the $125-150 for the recrafting, brings your total to $160-185. I would use this towards a pair of seconds that were new, or a much better pair of shoes on Ebay, such as this:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Allen-Edmonds-Strand-Cap-Toe-Oxford-Black-Size-9-D-/221946368022?hash=item33ad08d016:g:Qx4AAOSwsFpWT285

 

Same cost and a shoe in this condition will provide a long period of wear before any work is needed. I would only consider a shoe in this poor condition in limited circumstances, such as if is discontinued, hard to find and you really had your heart set on that style. Since the Strand is still available and there are plenty of options in that size, I would look to another pair.

post #68312 of 70737
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All I can say is wow.....got the size 12
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and in true to the b34 last it fits like a dream. This is like wearing a slipper boot. If you ever get the chance to try these on, do it. First off you will wish they were reverse cause the inside is like the best suede on lush soft steroids.

It is so sad to think how many people are missing out on these thanks to the shit ass original rollout with those crazy misformed shaped boots and the sand paper disaster of distressing.

AE should literally just reverse the material on these for a spring boot release of this. The boot should be a staple and rolled out with a new leather every year. While I would have preferred a tap lug sole the lug heel does give some nice grip.

And AE has really stepped up their flat laces with this and the overlord.





They go well with my pjs also the gussted tongue is stellar

 

 

@Kahuna75, these pictures look so much better than AEs stock photos. Are these out of the box pictures or have the boots been conditioned/polished?

I tried to go back to some of your previous posts, but gave up. Remind me how the size 12s compare to the your 65 size? And did you try these in 13 prior? 

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Brown shell Cornwallis.

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Laissez bon temps roulez, mon ami.

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Brown shell Cornwallis.


Whoa.

More pics please!
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All I can say is wow.....got the size 12
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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and in true to the b34 last it fits like a dream. This is like wearing a slipper boot. If you ever get the chance to try these on, do it. First off you will wish they were reverse cause the inside is like the best suede on lush soft steroids.


It is so sad to think how many people are missing out on these thanks to the shit ass original rollout with those crazy misformed shaped boots and the sand paper disaster of distressing.


AE should literally just reverse the material on these for a spring boot release of this. The boot should be a staple and rolled out with a new leather every year. While I would have preferred a tap lug sole the lug heel does give some nice grip.


And AE has really stepped up their flat laces with this and the overlord.








They go well with my pjs also the gussted tongue is stellar

@Kahuna75
, these pictures look so much better than AEs stock photos. Are these out of the box pictures or have the boots been conditioned/polished?
I tried to go back to some of your previous posts, but gave up. Remind me how the size 12s compare to the your 65 size? And did you try these in 13 prior? 

Yes these re right out of the box, literally five minutes out. I did have the 13s prior and while I could indeed wear them they were big...if I was going to wear thick boot socks I probably could have worn them no problem.

The 12 is perfect for me and I measure 13e and take a 12e in 65 butcher and 12eee in 65 lasted bals.

Here is a low light shot and another with flash...for some reason the flash shot makes them look long. Anyway these come Friday night and I wore them 6 hours Saturday and 6 hours today. Though I have no need for another black boot if the right deal can along....lol

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Does the leather take the polish well on top of the HDLP? I always went polish first, but I didn't really care about the shoes being shiny.

Talking about people doing crazy things with HDLP, I remember running across a video of a guy using it also as a lip balm, when I was researching the product. Now that is a big Yikes.

Well at that point, the polish is just for cosmetic purposes. It sits on top of the HDLP and shines up nicely:


These look great...
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Blank.   Sorry.

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Originally Posted by SoulInDeed View Post
 

Can someone give me some feedback on these? Never owned AE before. The leather looks to be in good conditions, but the bottoms seem to be beaten up badly. How long do you guys think they'll last?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALLEN-EDMONDS-STRAND-Black-Leather-Lace-Up-Oxford-Dress-Shoes-Sz-9-D-USA-/321945667641?hash=item4af5750839:g:kqkAAOSwcOFWaf79

 

In addition to all the other excellent opinions already given, I'll add:  Are you ABSOLUTELY sure they will even fit?  If you're new to Allen Edmonds, I would suggest going to an Allen Edmonds store or Nordstrom and trying out a Strand and a few others.  $35 shoes + $15 shipping, isn't worth the risk on an improper fit. Add onto that a $125 for a standard recraft, you're only $75 away from a brand new factory second:  

 

http://www.shoebank.com/FactorySecondInventory.php?STY=6115S&DIM=D&SIZE=090

 

or with Dainite sole:

 

http://www.shoebank.com/FactorySecondInventory.php?STY=6113S&DIM=D&SIZE=090

 

Both are $249.  Plus, if you don't like those you can SEND THEM BACK to ShoeBank and you're only out the $10 restock fee.  Or you could pick up a Leeds in black for $157, but thats a different style all together.  

 

Lastly, you could try BCF, if you just want a whirl on the AE experience.  I always (unfortunately) find LOTS of AE in 9D at BCF.  Just saw a sweet pair of Walnut Shaker Heights, $139.

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In addition to all the other excellent opinions already given, I'll add:  Are you ABSOLUTELY sure they will even fit?  If you're new to Allen Edmonds, I would suggest going to an Allen Edmonds store or Nordstrom and trying out a Strand and a few others.  $35 shoes + $15 shipping, isn't worth the risk on an improper fit. Add onto that a $125 for a standard recraft, you're only $75 away from a brand new factory second:  

 

http://www.shoebank.com/FactorySecondInventory.php?STY=6115S&DIM=D&SIZE=090

 

or with Dainite sole:

 

http://www.shoebank.com/FactorySecondInventory.php?STY=6113S&DIM=D&SIZE=090

 

Both are $249.  Plus, if you don't like those you can SEND THEM BACK to ShoeBank and you're only out the $10 restock fee.  Or you could pick up a Leeds in black for $157, but thats a different style all together.  

 

Lastly, you could try BCF, if you just want a whirl on the AE experience.  I always (unfortunately) find LOTS of AE in 9D at BCF.  Just saw a sweet pair of Walnut Shaker Heights, $139.

Thanks for the great advice. The thing is that I would only wwear it a few times a year, so at this point, I just don't see the need in buying a new or more expensive pair of AE. 

 

What about these AE loafers that I just found on eBay? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Allen-Edmonds-USA-Newport-Brown-Leather-Tasseled-Dress-Loafers-SZ-9-D-/321941621249?ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123

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Question for those with AE natural shell shoes: did you do something to "strip" any cream that AE put on them, and if so, have any before/after photos?

 

I have a pair of beautiful AE natty shell daltons.  I have used Saphir Renovateur on them twice, and each time I get some cream/polish/whatever that comes off on my polish cloth.  I am assuming this is the stuff AE puts on there that most of you tend to strip off (from what I've read in passing on here).  Is this something I should get some Renomat for and really go after it?  And is there a noticeable difference in the shine and hue of the shoes with/without it?

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Good choice. Enjoy!


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Originally Posted by SoulInDeed View Post

Thanks for the great advice. The thing is that I would only wwear it a few times a year, so at this point, I just don't see the need in buying a new or more expensive pair of AE. 

What about these AE loafers that I just found on eBay? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Allen-Edmonds-USA-Newport-Brown-Leather-Tasseled-Dress-Loafers-SZ-9-D-/321941621249?ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123

If you absolutely love them, you can do worse for $60. Otherwise, there's usually a lot of loafers on eBay and you can probably find something for less.
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Anyone have recommendations for a source of rust suede bluchers? I don't think AE has anything like this in their current line-up so, with apologies, I'm looking for suggestions of other makers. I'm asking the question here as I have a very AE heavy rotation and want something of the same quality, value, etc. Here's a good representation of what I'm looking for in terms of color:

http://riderboot.com/shop/moretti-gold-pierre-in-rust-suede/

I would jump on these (especially at the price) but they're a little too 'elegant' for the use I have in mind (something I can wear with khakis, cords, and occasionally slacks). Stylistically, something like a McAllister, MacNeil or even Strand is what I'm envisioning.
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If you absolutely love them, you can do worse for $60. Otherwise, there's usually a lot of loafers on eBay and you can probably find something for less.

Do you think those would work with charcoal pants? 

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