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post #25966 of 46562

Hey all,

 

Looking to purchase a pair of Tan Cronmoks, and have a question about sizing on the 5 last. Because of where I live in Canada, I can't try any allen edmonds on for reference, but I wear a 10D in Johnston and Murphy Arrington Wingtip (http://www.hanigs.com/johnstonandmurphy/20-3737arringtontaupe.aspx), and a 10D in a pair of Steve Madden shoes (both purchased before I knew much about shoes) and a 9.5 in a pair of Roots chukka's (http://canada.roots.com/Men%27sChukkaLinedBootInTribeLeather/Mensshoesfootwear//15020129,default,pd.html?cgid=mensBoots&selectedColor=024). The chukkas fit well (maybe a little tight on the sides), and the other two shoes are probably just a *little* long. 

 

I am thinking that I should size down to a 9.5, and up to a E width because of the last used to make the Cronmoks. 

 

Thoughts?

post #25967 of 46562
Hello gents,

Some may recall I ordered a pair of AE Clifton seconds from the shoebank, my first time ordering seconds, and received a pair with a rather large gouge on the cap. I called AE and received a return label by email. Even before I sent the shoes back for an exchange they sent out another pair for me. I was assured these would be checked first. I recieved my exchange today and I couldn't be happier! The shoes look great. The only defect I can find is some light creasing on the side of one of the shoes and it hardly shows. I mean I would have never thought it was a defect.

I wouldn't hesitate using the shoebank again.

Here is a picture of my new burgundy Clifton's.

Here is a picture of my main three pairs of AE's. My new Clifton's, brown BB/AE strands (my most used pair) and black Park Ave's (haven't used them yet). I'm going to Nordstrom tomorrow to get shoe tress on sale for all three pairs.
post #25968 of 46562

Hello. I recently received my new Walnut Daltons that I ordered during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Thank you to those who gave me some advice on shoe care.

 

I had a question for those who know a lot more about Allen Edmonds shoes than I do. The shoes I received have two small circular marks on the bottom of the left boot. Is this a seconds marking? Or is this normal for new Allen Edmonds shoes? I ordered directly from the Nordstrom website, so they were supposed to be "first" quality.

The only small imperfection I could find would be a little extra piece sticking out from the welt, like it wasn't fully cut off.

Aside from that, the shoes seem to be pretty much perfect. They look great, and fit quite well. I'd just be a bit irritated if I paid full (albeit "sale") price for something that wasn't first-quality, when that is what I was expecting.

 

What do you guys think?

post #25969 of 46562
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

Not on Alden products

It has happened before where the codes worked on Alden's, albeit for a short time till they corrected it.
post #25970 of 46562
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Originally Posted by JDHarman View Post

Hello. I recently received my new Walnut Daltons that I ordered during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Thank you to those who gave me some advice on shoe care.

 

I had a question for those who know a lot more about Allen Edmonds shoes than I do. The shoes I received have two small circular marks on the bottom of the left boot. Is this a seconds marking? Or is this normal for new Allen Edmonds shoes? I ordered directly from the Nordstrom website, so they were supposed to be "first" quality.

 

The only small imperfection I could find would be a little extra piece sticking out from the welt, like it wasn't fully cut off.

 

Aside from that, the shoes seem to be pretty much perfect. They look great, and fit quite well. I'd just be a bit irritated if I paid full (albeit "sale") price for something that wasn't first-quality, when that is what I was expecting.

 

What do you guys think?

Not a marking for seconds, and not worth worrying about the welt. Wear them in good health. They look good.

post #25971 of 46562
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Originally Posted by Septimus View Post


I'd also be interested in info on the fit of McGraws, particularly compared to 5-last shoes like PAs and 5As.

Also any comparison between McGraws and Westchesters as far as fit or style?

Oh, and, In the non-loafer arena, how do the 4-last Long Branches fit compared to the 5-last shoes?

I have a pair of McGraw Shells and a pair of Strands, both in 7E. The Strands definitely fit better and I eventually put tongue pads into the McGraws as they were a bit lose. I'd be curious to try on a pair of McGraws in a smaller size.

post #25972 of 46562
Could someone tell me how much wider in the toe area the 333 last is versus the #5 last? Or better yet does anyone know how the 333 last compares to the capital last? I am a very comfortable 8UK in the capital last and think the best fit for me in the #5 last is 9EE. Wondering if I could swing a 9D in the 333 last since i have read its noticeably wider than the 5.

I appreciate any input you all could provide.
post #25973 of 46562
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Originally Posted by JDHarman View Post

Hello. I recently received my new Walnut Daltons that I ordered during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Thank you to those who gave me some advice on shoe care.

 

I had a question for those who know a lot more about Allen Edmonds shoes than I do. The shoes I received have two small circular marks on the bottom of the left boot. Is this a seconds marking? Or is this normal for new Allen Edmonds shoes? I ordered directly from the Nordstrom website, so they were supposed to be "first" quality.

The only small imperfection I could find would be a little extra piece sticking out from the welt, like it wasn't fully cut off.

Aside from that, the shoes seem to be pretty much perfect. They look great, and fit quite well. I'd just be a bit irritated if I paid full (albeit "sale") price for something that wasn't first-quality, when that is what I was expecting.

 

What do you guys think?

I recently got the pair of walnut Strands that I ordered from the Nordstrom sale and had the same issue on the welt. I'm not worried too much about it as its much better than the first pair I was sent that had a small gouge in the toe.

post #25974 of 46562
Kristle from J'Ville asked me to pass along a message that her website has been down and she hasn't been able to process any shoe size lists for anyone. That she apologizes and will get them out ASAP. They've been swamped.
post #25975 of 46562
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Originally Posted by fiddlestyx View Post

I recently got the pair of walnut Strands that I ordered from the Nordstrom sale and had the same issue on the welt. I'm not worried too much about it as its much better than the first pair I was sent that had a small gouge in the toe.

What is with Nordstrom getting low quality Allen Edmonds? This appears to be a common issue in this thread that Nordstrom has lower quality AE, especially Strands for some reason.

 

I returned mine directly to AE and the replacements are better.

post #25976 of 46562
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Originally Posted by Fabian43 View Post

Kristle from J'Ville asked me to pass along a message that her website has been down and she hasn't been able to process any shoe size lists for anyone. That she apologizes and will get them out ASAP. They've been swamped.

I called them earlier and they said they were 80+ emails deep.

I ordered 1 pair of shoes via email from them yesterday and was told they would "try" to get the 1 pair left for me. I then emailed later to add my second pair of shoes for the sale and got a response from a different employee, once again that they would try. Come 8 p.m. tonight I still hadn't heard whether or not they were obtained, so I called. The second associate I spoke with yesterday said she went to add them to my original order, but she could not find where the order was, so I have to wait until tomorrow to speak with the original sales person. So I still don't know if any of the two shoes were held for me and if not, come tomorrow they will certainly be gone. Who wants to place bets on the outcome?
post #25977 of 46562
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Originally Posted by snwbdr94 View Post

Spiaggias arrived last night.

 

 

Anyone who has the spiaggia- did you stick with the same size as your other 5 lasted shoes?

 

I tried them on a couple days ago and they seemed tighter along the arch than my other 5 lasted shoes. 

post #25978 of 46562
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Originally Posted by tietherope View Post


I called them earlier and they said they were 80+ emails deep.

I ordered 1 pair of shoes via email from them yesterday and was told they would "try" to get the 1 pair left for me. I then emailed later to add my second pair of shoes for the sale and got a response from a different employee, once again that they would try. Come 8 p.m. tonight I still hadn't heard whether or not they were obtained, so I called. The second associate I spoke with yesterday said she went to add them to my original order, but she could not find where the order was, so I have to wait until tomorrow to speak with the original sales person. So I still don't know if any of the two shoes were held for me and if not, come tomorrow they will certainly be gone. Who wants to place bets on the outcome?

Mine have shipped!

post #25979 of 46562
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

Good score.  I have had the waxy brown Long Branches for almost a year now and they are really growing on me.  I initially got them since I really like my Daltons and the price was really good.  Wasn't quite sure about them but they are now getting that "worn in" look and I am really liking them.  Best to wear the heck out of them.  Enjoy.

Thanks, I plan to.
post #25980 of 46562

Has anyone tried seeing if AE will price match Amazon?

 

There are some pretty good sales happening on amazon.com right now. Daltons, McAllisters, and Strawfut

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