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post #25141 of 51087
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Originally Posted by atluu View Post

Hey guys, I'm looking for some shoes in black to be served as formal wear , and brown shoes to be used mostly as business casual / casual shoes. I'm not sure what shoe to buy or what the price distrubution should be. My budget is ~$500 for both shoes. Should I buy a more expensive black or more expensive brown? I will probably use the brown shoes more often.

 

Thanks.

 

 

Nordstrom should have the AE Park Aves on sale starting tomorrow for 229.99.  Get them in black and that could be your formal black shoes. You have more than half of your budget for the browns.  Check out AE clearance site right now, you may be able to pick out something you like

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/cati2_Clearance_1_40000000001_-1_1_image_0_N_127607_127607_130263_subcategory

post #25142 of 51087
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Originally Posted by bgp001 View Post

 

Black Park Avenues and Walnut Strands for $229 each at Nordstrom are hard to beat. It doesn't make sense to pay $199 for seconds when you can get firsts for $30 more.

I don't have a nordstrom around me. Also, does AE sell seconds year round?

post #25143 of 51087
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Originally Posted by atluu View Post

I don't have a nordstrom around me. Also, does AE sell seconds year round?

I recieved better customer service buying directly from AE than Nordstrom. AE took the time to measure my foot.

post #25144 of 51087
Not sure if anyone is aware that Horween is now selling Venetian shoe cream directly on their webstore (along with Saphir renovateur and other stuff).

http://horween.bigcartel.com/product/venetian-cream

The most interesting bit is that (other than the updated packaging) Horween confirmed that they actually use Venetian is actually in the factory
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We use a small amount of this Neutral shoe conditioner on our leather before glazing to nourish the leather and add shine. This product is easy to control and a little goes a long way.

Since I first read Nick Horween comment regarding Venetian shoe cream on his blog, I always wonder whether the cream they used in this video (2:44) was Venetian shoe cream or not...


I guess it was satisfied.gif
post #25145 of 51087
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

Each Nordstrom Department Store has a Manager of the shoe department . . . who typically has over 12 years experience.  With exception - Sales Associates have been known to remark policies to customers that are incorrect and very misleading. 

Work with the MANAGER and you will not go wrong.  I spoke to the headquarter Manager in Seattle, and I spoke to the Manager in Spokane . . . and they BOTH stated on-the-record . . . "If our store professionally sizes and fits you to Allen Edmond shoes . . . and you develop issues with fit, toes, blisters, anything . . . even if you have worn them for six months . . . just return them for a full refund or exchange for a better fit or style".

For any forum member who wishes to verify this with the managers I spoke to . . . send me a private message for their contact information.

David - a majority of your posts are about Nordstrom. What is your affiliation? Apologies if you've already addressed this.
post #25146 of 51087

Whatever these are called, they are gorgeous. A nice sleek profile to boot (no pun intended). AE MAKE THIS AND I'LL BUY ONE!!

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-ALLEN-EDMONDS-Military-Style-Split-Toe-Black-Leather-Boots-Shoes-9D-NIB-495-/380675798711?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item58a20bb6b7

 

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post #25147 of 51087

Hello guys,

 

I have a sizing problem and really need your help.  Ok, I usually wear a 10 d, and thought that it was fine.  However, I bought an 

Allen Edmonds Chestnut Split Toe Blucher 10 D Walton, and the seller warned me that it was a bit

wide.  Well, it fit great!  So I thought how about if I move to 10 E.  The reason is that I do have wide feet, and one 

problem that I have had is the nail on my right pinkie toe rubbing and wearing out the shoes.  In fact, the nail (sorry

for gross description) is thick and hardened from rubbing against shoes at 10 D.  

 

So I went back to ebay and got this:  stockbridge brown calf leather split toe oxford 10 E.  Well, the width is fine, 

but it is too long!  (Is it possible that it is actually a 10.5 E?  How can I tell)

 

So I guess I'm between an 10 D and 10 E?  MTO is too expensive for my budget, and I need to figure out what lasts

and size would fit me.  The 'wide' Blucher 10 D is a true pleasure to wear, no rubbing and squeezing my feet!  I also

bought the AE Players wingtip 10 D at Nordstrom (due to the sale) and it is wearable, but still too narrow.  

 

Please advise, what combination of size/last would best suit me?  Thanks!

post #25148 of 51087
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Originally Posted by numberpro View Post

Hello guys,

 

I have a sizing problem and really need your help.  Ok, I usually wear a 10 d, and thought that it was fine.  However, I bought an 

Allen Edmonds Chestnut Split Toe Blucher 10 D Walton, and the seller warned me that it was a bit

wide.  Well, it fit great!  So I thought how about if I move to 10 E.  The reason is that I do have wide feet, and one 

problem that I have had is the nail on my right pinkie toe rubbing and wearing out the shoes.  In fact, the nail (sorry

for gross description) is thick and hardened from rubbing against shoes at 10 D.  

 

So I went back to ebay and got this:  stockbridge brown calf leather split toe oxford 10 E.  Well, the width is fine, 

but it is too long!  (Is it possible that it is actually a 10.5 E?  How can I tell)

 

So I guess I'm between an 10 D and 10 E?  MTO is too expensive for my budget, and I need to figure out what lasts

and size would fit me.  The 'wide' Blucher 10 D is a true pleasure to wear, no rubbing and squeezing my feet!  I also

bought the AE Players wingtip 10 D at Nordstrom (due to the sale) and it is wearable, but still too narrow.  

 

Please advise, what combination of size/last would best suit me?  Thanks!

If you go to AE's website and look up shoes you own it will tell you what last that shoe was built on. You can use this information to decide if you want D or E or EEE width. Look for shoes built on the same last as your Walton and a D should fit you. Look for shoes built on the other last and get then in E or EEE.

 

You can tell the size by looking inside the shoe, it should be printed in there.

post #25149 of 51087
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Originally Posted by dslonghorn4 View Post


David - a majority of your posts are about Nordstrom. What is your affiliation? Apologies if you've already addressed this.

 

+1. Curious about this as well (and just to be clear, I think you've been most helpful, just wanted to know if you're connected to the store or not).

post #25150 of 51087
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Originally Posted by masernaut View Post

Whatever these are called, they are gorgeous. A nice sleek profile to boot (no pun intended). AE MAKE THIS AND I'LL BUY ONE!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-ALLEN-EDMONDS-Military-Style-Split-Toe-Black-Leather-Boots-Shoes-9D-NIB-495-/380675798711?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item58a20bb6b7

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I would buy a shell version of this boot instantly
post #25151 of 51087
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Originally Posted by dslonghorn4 View Post

David - a majority of your posts are about Nordstrom. What is your affiliation? Apologies if you've already addressed this.
Does Donald Trump (or one of his companies) own Nordstrom?
post #25152 of 51087
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

I would buy a shell version of this boot instantly

I'm with you shell and its a done deal
post #25153 of 51087
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

Hermes bought out jl and made some stylistic changes to say the least. Similar to what prada did to churches althought not to that extreme. JL had a line for paul smith that was a bit out there for a classic English shoe. Don't get me wrong they still make some good stuff but the prices have shot through the roof. $1600 USD for rtw is outrageous, anything MTO runs up to 2k.They discontinued a lot of great models.

 

The difference between this and the unfortunate story of Prada buying Churches is that Prada completely destroyed the quality of the product.  I wouldn't touch a pair of Church shoes with a ten foot pole at this point.  What gets under my skin even more is deliberate deception by Prada to pass a shoe that is Blake-stitched with cheap materials off as a Goodyear-welted shoe.  Check out this article: http://shoegazingpunktse.blogspot.com/2013/05/nyhet-churchs-fejkar-randsom.html (It's in swedish, so activate Google Translate if you want to read it, but the pictures tell enough).  

post #25154 of 51087
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Originally Posted by jd13jd13 View Post


I think it's a shame they couldn't have made a simpler and more tasteful design. The concept has potential though.

 

I really like the idea of a shoe that is dedicated to walking, but has the durability and re-craftability of a Goodyear-welt.  Slip a Superfeet insole in and walk all day in extreme comfort.  They'd be great for travelling and sightseeing where you are walking all day.  That doesn't mean I'm thrilled about the delivery of the style and design on this particular shoe though.  

post #25155 of 51087
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Originally Posted by woodywoodford View Post

So how does the AE branded shoe polish compare to something like Saphir?  The salesman threw some in with my new shoes and just wondering what kind of rep it's got

 

You will get a different answer from everyone on this, but I think AE's polish is just fine.  

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