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post #21001 of 46525
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post 

I just packed a pair of CXL and black calf Bayfield's up to send back for exchange of a gift card for what I paid for them. One is a second. With the poron insole I really needed to size up a half size but wore them for 2 years pushing through the tightness anyhow. It is AE CS that is buying them back, not the outlet and I told her they have been worn hard and are not resalable. She didn't care how worn they were, she was the one that told me she was buying them back, I didn't even consider asking and wouldn't even dream of it given their condition and length of time worn. The CXL is a past slightly worn, this is between the Boundary Water Canoe Area and North Shore of Lake Superior last year:

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Personal Opinion Only:

 

If Allen Edmond boots and shoes were constitutionally protected in the same manner as children - some owners would be imprisoned for abuse, and their boots placed in a foster home for better treatment.

 

Uppers of boots showing consistent long-term neglect over the span of years could have been easily maintained between jaunts and excursions with some loving care.  The overall time invested can be as little as 10 minutes.  Socks which appear to have been maintained with exceptional care do not correct the terrible appearance and condition a man may permit his treasured boots to suffer through.

 

We are all stewards of great possessions.  And with that stewardship comes the responsibility to care for them - whether children or mere Allen Edmond Boots that may be a size off.

 

I have been mildly guilty myself in lapses of maintaining my AE shoes.  My rationalization may have been that a very good polish would last a few weeks - but to my embarrassment at times, the colleagues I worked with on a daily basis would gradually out-shine my lot as the days wore on.  Hence, I was converted to a better discipline, and I now enjoy the fruits of an investment that will last longer than my years on this planet.

 

Aside, even if I was offered a 10 year no-questions-asked return policy from AE, there comes a moral moment where I would have to ask if I am treating others as I would want to be treated in return.

 

David

post #21002 of 46525
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

Any good deals to be had at the moment on shoe trees? I received two sets of Woodlore Epic cedar trees today, but the recommended size for my shoes (mediums for 10.5D) are ridiculously too small. Here's a pic next to my AE Park Aves:




These are clearly much too small for my shoes. There is no tension at all when the trees are inserted in the shoe, and there's no way they'll do their job to help the shoes keep their shape and prevent wrinkling/creasing. I'll be returning these and looking for something else, preferably cheaper than the almost $30 per pair I paid for these.

 

The official Allen Edmonds Cedar trees are very hard to beat for net price delivered.  

 

Buy two sets and:

 

Get free shipping

 

And your price is $19.50 each delivered!

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF610_1_40000000001_-1

 

Or buy one pair for $24.95 delivered!

 

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OR NORDSTROMS for 19.95 with free shipping:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nordstrom-cedar-shoe-tree-men/3032562?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=60126608&fashionColor=&resultback=133&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_1_C

post #21003 of 46525
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Originally Posted by shartmann View Post

Good to the last drop. Just need a q-tip to get the last remnants out of the upper corners. Replacement jar on order. 

 

 

That one jar should have lasted you quite a while.  With little dabs I use - I wonder if it will be a year before I reorder.

 

Your shoes in the photo look exceptional.

post #21004 of 46525
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Originally Posted by jrarnold View Post

 

Wearing my Bentons around the house to see if I want to keep them or not. However, I noticed that my orthotic is just wide enough that it pushes on the instep of the shoe. You can see that here highlighted by the lighting in the shot. That bulge midstep right below the brouging is the instep of my orthotic. Do you think this would become more and more of a problem as I wore the shoe and that it would continue to deform the shoe? I can't imagine getting a wider shoe as that would make the already comfortable fit become quite loose.

You can choose to take care of the leather, and wear them.  If later they appear to be getting worse, a refund or exchange would be available.

post #21005 of 46525
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post


I don't know.. this sounds like the kind of thing that should be disclosed to the bride before getting married. How much are you planning to spend after the wedding? nest.gif

After the wedding I believe all bets are off! Her money is my money and frankly that means I have more money = more shoes!

 

She works in the fashion industries and understands the need to look good, so she supports my shoe habit.

post #21006 of 46525

Hey all,

 

has anyone heard of AE offering a student discount for shoes? I just saw it on a SubReddit and wanted to confirm here.

 

Thanks.

post #21007 of 46525
Thanks for the feedback on the shoe trees, everyone.
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

That was my first thought too, there should be a stamp on the bottom of the tree that says M. And an epic M should measure 11" from end to end. Those certainly look like a small. I use a lot of Epics but also split and full trees. Woodlore makes AE trees and is owned by AE, it is right across the street from the AE factory according to someone that I spoke to at AE. Used to get mine for ~$22 from Cedarville with free shipping when they had sales but now that Cedarville is no longer around as of a couple of weeks ago I will have to source from someplace else.

Both pairs I received are indeed stamped with an "M" on the bottom. They do measure 11", but still seem way too small for my 10.5 AE 5-lasted shoes. Like I said, there's absolutely no tension on the springs when the trees are in the shoes. I am aware that AE owns Woodlore and followed the sizing advice on the AE website as well as hangerproject.com, where I ordered mine (was buying some other stuff from them as well, so figured I'd lump the shoe trees in, too).

I think I'll try the combination shoe trees from Allen Edmonds. $39 for two pairs plus free shipping is a reasonable price.
post #21008 of 46525
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

Thanks for the feedback on the shoe trees, everyone.
Both pairs I received are indeed stamped with an "M" on the bottom. They do measure 11", but still seem way too small for my 10.5 AE 5-lasted shoes. Like I said, there's absolutely no tension on the springs when the trees are in the shoes. I am aware that AE owns Woodlore and followed the sizing advice on the AE website as well as hangerproject.com, where I ordered mine (was buying some other stuff from them as well, so figured I'd lump the shoe trees in, too).

I think I'll try the combination shoe trees from Allen Edmonds. $39 for two pairs plus free shipping is a reasonable price.

I recently bought 4 sets of epic trees from cedarville and I had the exact problem but with only the right side trees had no tension whatsoever. I contacted cedar ville to get an exchange and received no reaponse
post #21009 of 46525

Eh, they're boots, rough and tumble comes as part of the package.  Some of our members live an active lifestyle and aren't afraid to put their footwear through their paces.  Dig through the thread, and you will find that Cold Iron does a fine job cleaning and restoring his footwear.  And they look great.  It's a testament to his skill and effort.

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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

Personal Opinion Only:

 

If Allen Edmond boots and shoes were constitutionally protected in the same manner as children - some owners would be imprisoned for abuse, and their boots placed in a foster home for better treatment.

 

Uppers of boots showing consistent long-term neglect over the span of years could have been easily maintained between jaunts and excursions with some loving care.  The overall time invested can be as little as 10 minutes.  Socks which appear to have been maintained with exceptional care do not correct the terrible appearance and condition a man may permit his treasured boots to suffer through.

 

We are all stewards of great possessions.  And with that stewardship comes the responsibility to care for them - whether children or mere Allen Edmond Boots that may be a size off.

 

I have been mildly guilty myself in lapses of maintaining my AE shoes.  My rationalization may have been that a very good polish would last a few weeks - but to my embarrassment at times, the colleagues I worked with on a daily basis would gradually out-shine my lot as the days wore on.  Hence, I was converted to a better discipline, and I now enjoy the fruits of an investment that will last longer than my years on this planet.

 

Aside, even if I was offered a 10 year no-questions-asked return policy from AE, there comes a moral moment where I would have to ask if I am treating others as I would want to be treated in return.

 

David

post #21010 of 46525
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

That one jar should have lasted you quite a while.  With little dabs I use - I wonder if it will be a year before I reorder.

 

Your shoes in the photo look exceptional.

 

This jar of Reno lasted about 9 months. I think I got too many new pairs of shoes and boots this year, which used up the jar a little faster. Thanks for the complement, those are the AE brown shell Townleys. Still seeing a lot of bloom so tried to clean them up last night. I know some folks say they just need a cloth and brush, but I find it almost impossible to get that stuff off without a bit of Reno assistance. 

 

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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

N+1 on hand at all times. As soon as I open a new jar I order at least 1 more. I would like to know how to get the very last bit out of the top corners of those jars. I struggled the other night with a microfiber cloth for 10 minutes and can't get the very last bit out. It drives me crazy!!

 

New jar came today, so I was really only out for about 16 hours. I think those little crumbs in the upper corners of the jar had dried out, as I was pushing the whole cloth up there trying to get a few more morsels for the Townleys. Probably should have cleaned that part out a few weeks / months ago, once the Reno level went below half. 

post #21011 of 46525

Just saw on AE's twitter that they will be having a Tent Sale at their Port Washington and Brookfield locations, June 13th- 23rd. Call in or stop by.

 

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post #21012 of 46525
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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

Hey all,

 

has anyone heard of AE offering a student discount for shoes? I just saw it on a SubReddit and wanted to confirm here.

 

Thanks.

All of the Allen Edmond Shoes at Student Discounts I have seen amount to 15% off the regular price, and are available on selected styles at AE Retailers and not the AE site.

 

You might be better off shopping the AE Retailer sites for a better discount than 15%.

 

Brooks Brothers has selected AE shoes today online at 25%OFF by using the coupon code of:  fnfbb6

 

My best to you,


David

post #21013 of 46525
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

Thanks for sharing this Money. I never would have put that combination together and I really like it a lot. As I do you sharing your extensive knowledge of shoes, thank you.

I have ~40 AE shoes (I quit counting, don't want to know any more) and almost half of them are shell, they all do this.When you wear orthotic's or hard inserts it is going to happen. It is a bit unsettling at first however after awhile you hardly notice it smile.gif. Using shoe trees and resting your shoes at least a day between wearings helps a lot, mine rotate enough that by the time I wear them again they are back to normal. When you make your journey to the AE store make sure you pick up some AE conditioner & cleaner it will help the shoe restore its shape. You don't want to over do it but once a month or so condition them and it will help. And good luck on your visit to the AE store!

 

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N+1 on hand at all times. As soon as I open a new jar I order at least 1 more. I would like to know how to get the very last bit out of the top corners of those jars. I struggled the other night with a microfiber cloth for 10 minutes and can't get the very last bit out. It drives me crazy!!

 

Thank you very much!

post #21014 of 46525
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

 

Excellent investment (I should know)

 

I have the same shoe and color - except mine are the 1999 version of the Sanford (which the only difference are the amount of eyelets).  I was able to purchase three of the same color and style for a total of $298 at the time - and to this day they look as sharp as yours.

 

What color Edge Dressing Polish do you use - and what brand?

 

David

 

Thanks!  They are a great model.  I use AE Chili Edge Dressing on them and really enjoy the results.  I enjoy AE's shoe care products and haven't felt the need to deviate from them personally.  Just like their shoes, I think the price:quality ratio is excellent. 

post #21015 of 46525
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

Thanks!  They are a great model.  I use AE Chili Edge Dressing on them and really enjoy the results.  I enjoy AE's shoe care products and haven't felt the need to deviate from them personally.  Just like their shoes, I think the price:quality ratio is excellent. 

IMO, Every man should have AE's travel size heel and sole dressing in chili, black, and brown (no matter what brand of shoes he prefers). This is a neglected part of shoe care, even among many who take reasonably decent care of the uppers. It can make the difference between a shoe that looks good and a shoe that looks great. I say travel size because of ease of application.
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