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post #19861 of 53404
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

They do not use shanks.  They used them on their 270 degree welted Executive line, due to the nature of the construction, but when they quit making those, the shank went with them.  They have never used shanks in their regular 360 degree welted shoes.  Some people spot the fiber heel tuck that is located in the heel area of the cork cavity.  This isn't a shank, it is there to provide a medium for the serrated nails to grip when they drive the nails in from the bottom up during heel base attachment.  Most other Goodyear-welted shoes nail their heels on from the inside down (going through the heel area of the insole).  That is one of the reasons that all other companies have 3/4 length heel cushioned sock-liners.  They have to cover up and cushion your heel against the nail heads.  This isn't necessary with AE due to the way they build their shoes. 

Just curious, when a shoe is 270 degree welted, what process is used to hold the rest of the shoe in-place (assuming the non-welted part is the part that goes around the heel)?

post #19862 of 53404
Wingham loafer bought brand new at a thrift store on Tuesday.

post #19863 of 53404

Grr, they so easily acquiesced to refund my purchase price down to $100 dollars, perhaps I should have asked for more tounge.gif

 

 

all in all is 100 dollars for a pair of spotless kenilworths (save for a small heel crack) a good deal?

post #19864 of 53404
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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post

Grr, they so easily acquiesced to refund my purchase price down to $100 dollars, perhaps I should have asked for more tounge.gif

 

 

all in all is 100 dollars for a pair of spotless kenilworths (save for a small heel crack) a good deal?

 

Yes, good deal

post #19865 of 53404
Try running to a local cobbler and see what they can do about the crack. I don't know a thing about that kind of repair, but who knows...maybe it won't be a lot. It may not look perfect, but hey.
post #19866 of 53404

Alas, the saddle shoe Webgem is gone and any record of the shoe on AE's website has been completely removed! I was certain that orders were open until the end of May, but perhaps it was really April? You snooze, you lose... Bummer, I really liked that shoe too.

post #19867 of 53404
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Originally Posted by AZsundevil View Post

Alas, the saddle shoe Webgem is gone and any record of the shoe on AE's website has been completely removed! I was certain that orders were open until the end of May, but perhaps it was really April? You snooze, you lose... Bummer, I really liked that shoe too.

 

That was definietly sooner than normal, I wonder if they took it down early?

post #19868 of 53404
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Originally Posted by cbtaylor View Post

 

That was definietly sooner than normal, I wonder if they took it down early?

It looks like the whole webgem section is gone.  Maybe a glitch?  Good thing I already ordered my orange ones!

post #19869 of 53404

Well this is the link where they were located: 

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF2484_1_40000000001_-1

 

I had it bookmarked because I was simply fawning over these shoes. The webpage now reads, "We're sorry. This product has recently sold out and is no longer available for purchase. We are in the process of removing it from our website."

 

The Allen Edmonds factory store for Phoenix is somewhat on my route to work. Next Monday morning I may stop in and inquire about the shoes.

 

Edit: Scratch that; why go to the trouble when I could let my fingers do the walking instead? I sent an e-mail to AE customer service asking whether the shoes will become available again. The only reason I'm being so persistent about this is that I was very certain the website said they would be taking orders through May. 


Edited by AZsundevil - 4/26/13 at 2:29pm
post #19870 of 53404

Question, I know AE makes shoes that Lands End sells, but does anyone know who makes the LE brand name shoes?  Specifically the Fulton loafer.  It's $149 on the website right now but they are running a 40% off sale.  $90 for a pair of loafers that appear good year welted might be too good to pass up - even more so if they are made by AE under the private label.  I did read that they may be made by Samello in Brazil whom I have never heard of.  Can anyone confirm or deny?

 

Thanks.

post #19871 of 53404
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Originally Posted by Bzack View Post

Question, I know AE makes shoes that Lands End sells, but does anyone know who makes the LE brand name shoes?  Specifically the Fulton loafer.  It's $149 on the website right now but they are running a 40% off sale.  $90 for a pair of loafers that appear good year welted might be too good to pass up - even more so if they are made by AE under the private label.  I did read that they may be made by Samello in Brazil whom I have never heard of.  Can anyone confirm or deny?

 

Thanks.

 

Save up and buy the AEs.

post #19872 of 53404
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Originally Posted by gsgleason View Post

AE doesn't use shanks for one, but if the crack wasn't mentioned in the ebay listing, I'd return them.

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Originally Posted by Dugan View Post

My understanding is that they use a composite (Fiberglass?) shank, as opposed to a metal one, but they do use one. 

I'm not 100% on this, just what I was told. 

No shank on the 360 degree welted shoes, which the Kenilworths are. They show this in one of their factory videos - the 360 degree welt givse the shoe enough structure that it does not need a shank.
post #19873 of 53404
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

They do not use shanks.  They used them on their 270 degree welted Executive line, due to the nature of the construction, but when they quit making those, the shank went with them.  They have never used shanks in their regular 360 degree welted shoes.  Some people spot the fiber heel tuck that is located in the heel area of the cork cavity.  This isn't a shank, it is there to provide a medium for the serrated nails to grip when they drive the nails in from the bottom up during heel base attachment.  Most other Goodyear-welted shoes nail their heels on from the inside down (going through the heel area of the insole).  That is one of the reasons that all other companies have 3/4 length heel cushioned sock-liners.  They have to cover up and cushion your heel against the nail heads.  This isn't necessary with AE due to the way they build their shoes. 

This is the problem I am having.. there are so many new posts each day now, that I miss when MoneyWellSpent answers a question before I've read his post! Excellent info, especially on the nails. I actually was wondering why some shoes have nails showing outside the heel and some don't.

And WTH has happened to this thread? I see 60+ new posts a day, and I assume there's a new controversy! But no, it's just people discussing shoes again. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #19874 of 53404
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Originally Posted by Bzack View Post

Question, I know AE makes shoes that Lands End sells, but does anyone know who makes the LE brand name shoes?  Specifically the Fulton loafer.  It's $149 on the website right now but they are running a 40% off sale.  $90 for a pair of loafers that appear good year welted might be too good to pass up - even more so if they are made by AE under the private label.  I did read that they may be made by Samello in Brazil whom I have never heard of.  Can anyone confirm or deny?

Thanks.

The LE branded shoes are made in Brazil, I think. It's been that way for years - Brazil has a history of good, albeit cheaper construction shoes. I don't know if this is still the case, but Payless Shoes used to source from Brazil, too. Definitely not AE. You can safely assume from the price which are the AE shoes.
post #19875 of 53404
Via Paul's most gracious offer I just ordered a walnut shell Dundee. Cold iron it's your fault loved yours
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