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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

Maybe that's a better way to get a Nordstrom Price match using an Amazon link.  Did you just give them the link to the 20% page or to you shopping cart?  Some managers do not price match eBay or Amazon, so you scored!


David

 

 

This is exactly how i did it.  I made the purchase on Amazon using the coupon.  Then started live chat and showed the rep the confirmation page with the final price and they matched it.  I didnt care too much if they didn't price match because Amazon would still be good.  I ended up canceling the Amazon order. I wanted to get it from Nordstrom in case something is wrong i can take it back to Nordstrom and exchange for a different pair.  

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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

Allen-Edmonds Amok - Regular $250.00 - On Sale for $99.99

 

 

Anyone have a pair of Allen-Edmonds Amok?  If so, how do you like them?

 

I noticed them on sale in selected sizes for only $99.99 at www.6pm.com

I purchased a pair of snuff suede Amoks a few months ago for $99 and absolutely love them.  The are without question the most comfortable pair of shoes I've ever worn (with the Nuemoks being a close second).  

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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

I've never heard of anyone looking forward to an item being re-released so that he can purchase it as seconds. You must not want it THAT much.

Well my thinking mentality may be a bit different than most, but I rarely buy retail. I've been searching eBay for about a year for some original mora's without any luck. And let's be honest, they aren't a staple shoe, so in that thinking, im fine with 2nds.
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Just pulled trigger for 2 for $250 deal today. It was easy - I had the list of shoes in my size. Just replied with 2 models I was after and few hours later received invoice. Jville store has all my details - purchased 8 shoes form them so far this year !
So I have Sanford in Walnut and Park Ave in grey cloud coming. A bit of gamble with PA grey. If I don't like the colour I will use Navy cream polish and if not happy will use Navy dye. I hear Navy dye is really strong and penetrate leather easily .

Any thoughts how easy/hard the colour change process may be . Any advise ? I plan not to strip the grey - rather navy over grey.

On a another note. I have few pairs of RL shoes that were squashing my toes. This morning ripped off the heavy leather insoles from them And what a magic....... got that extra width out of them.

Did the insole come out easily, and what's underneath? I have a pair of RL Sandersons that are just a bit snug so maybe this would help.
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Originally Posted by ochong View Post

Hi All.  I signed up to share my experience with acquiring my first two pairs of AEs. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The Nordstrom sale has pushed me over the edge to giving AE shoes a try.  I've always loved the look of the Walnut Strands and I was in need of a better quality black dress shoe so naturally the Park Ave fit the bill.

I tried them on several weeks ago working out my size (9.5D), but by the time the sale rolled around they only had a pair of the Black Park Aves in stock and unfortunately it had glue or something on a part of the welt stitching so I had them ordered to my home along with a pair of the Walnut Strands.

The shoes arrived pretty quickly, maybe 3 business days later.  The Park Aves were clearly new as they had never been laced and they still had the tissue paper in the toe box.  I gave them a look over and they are in perfect first condition.  The Strands on the other hand had definitely been tried on as there was some scuffing on the soles and the shoes were laced.  Additionally, the toe medallion wasn't completely punched and some of the edges on the leather brogueing were rough and were sticking out away from the shoe face.  It looked like the stitching was a bit off and that caused the problem.  Almost certainly shoes that someone had returned.  Anyway, fairly disappointing for what should be firsts.

I returned to my Nordstrom store, pointed out the issues I saw, and they happily returned them and ordered a new pair for me.  Again the shoes arrived quickly, but it was also clear that these were also likely returned shoes.  They had some strange burnishing on the right shoe toe cap and the welt stitching was very off center and in one place nearly not in the welt at all.  The stitching issue was very noticeable and so this pair had to go back as well.  No problem again as Nordstrom lives up to their reputation of excellent customer service.

Given that I have three AE stores within 15 miles of me (Boston area) I decided it was time to go direct.  I called up one of the stores and verified that they would price match Nordstrom.  Yesterday I went over and was sized again as a 9.5D by a very helpful employee.  They had just received a single pair of the Walnut Strands in my size that day.  Sadly they had a strong dark burnishing line set back half an inch from the toe cap.  I figured it would probably fade with some wear and polishing, but decided to roll the dice and a pair is being sent to me direct from the factory.

Despite the hassle in acquiring a pair of the Walnut Strands I'm still excited to hopefully have some to call my own in a few days time.  The look is just awesome.

I plan to wear them with the Walnut Manistee belt and a grey linen suit to a summer wedding in just a few weeks.

TLDR - Nordstrom's got me a perfect condition pair of Black Park Aves, but through two separate orders I ended up with what I strongly suspect are returned Walnut Strands with various issues.  Decided to go directly to an Allen Edmonds store and now have a pair coming directly from the factory.

Congraz on your purchase and the final outcome of a happy customer.
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Originally Posted by basiameda View Post


UPDATE: Asked my cobbler to work some magic on the same day (Tuesday) and he had them ready for me today! For the most part, I think the pair will be okay and am thoroughly impressed with the work done.

My cobbler used a similarly colored piece of calf leather beneath the cut and hand sewed it in place. Cosmetically, theres some extra threading on the outside of the vamp and the cut looks to be gone, neither of which can be seen when being worn unless someone comes down to my feet and finely exams my shoes. Structurally, I hope they stand the test of time but I have my cobblers guarantee to come back if anything happens and he'll do whatever he can to help.
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In addition to this job, he also completely redyed and refinished a pair of strands I had... thinking i had adequate practice changing a pair of tan shoes to chestnut brown, earlier this month I had stripped the finish and tried to remove the dye from a black pair of strands and redye them dark brown...  it was an utter failure. At the time I brought the Daltons in I also asked him to work some magic and bring them back to what they used to be. The results are stunning and truly make me re-appreciate the beauty of black shoes... Unfortunately I don't have a before picture





If you are in the San Diego, La Jolla area or don't mind visiting... this cobbler is very talented and I would highly recommend him! He does basic things like topy half soles and even worked on a leather rucksack in the past. Because this post sounds like a review/advertisement, I won't post a yelp link, name,or location for fear of being punished but let me know and I'll gladly do so!

Good to hear your cobbler did a respectable job of fixing your shoes, and salvaging the Strand!
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I have a pair of the Amoks and I like them a lot. That said, they run very narrow and are not for all foot shapes. Also, the leather is quite thin. I have had mine for a year and the toebox is starting to show through from where I have brushed the dirt off. I'm not sure whether to get them recrafted when the time comes or to toss them and get another pair, mostly because of the leather issue.

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Originally Posted by shartmann View Post

Did the insole come out easily, and what's underneath? I have a pair of RL Sandersons that are just a bit snug so maybe this would help.
Hey mate,
Taking out the insoles were a bit of pain. Took me about 20 minutes each pairs. First of all start from the sides (waist of the shoes) That is easy part then rip the insoles from the heels. Its easy too. Hardest part is to rip it from the ball of the feet and all the way through the toes end. They have used heavy glue on that area and hard to get your hands inside that far.My fingers and nails hurts now. At one stage I thought I will just give up !
Underneath the insole there is cork foot bed. Not the pretty looking things - you will see glue marks here are there. But You will feel ok wearing them. Best part is the extra space. The insoles are thick . I ripped off 3 pairs today . I will need to do this in another 2 pairs. Now I wonder why I didn't do this earlier .
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Finally got my hands on a pair of Daltons! Love them in brown. Great fit. I went half a size down and it was a good choice. The last fits my foot very well; although going up a width may have been a better choice!

 

 

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Originally Posted by masernaut View Post

Finally got my hands on a pair of Daltons! Love them in brown. Great fit. I went half a size down and it was a good choice. The last fits my foot very well; although going up a width may have been a better choice!





Hi Mate,
I wear us 8EEE in Strands, fifth ave and players. I wear 8.5D in ffith St boot(not very good fit needed 8.5eee). Due to sizing issue and Dalton being narrow and I have wide feet I have ordered dalton in us 9D. went up 1 full size. I am waiting for these to be delivered. Do you think they will be too big ? I feel I can add some insoles /thick socks and wear them alright. As from 8.5D to 9 D is not a big change.
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I wear 9.5D/E in Strand/Park Avenues. A 9E Dalton would have been the better choice for my foot. I don't think the Dalton is particularly narrow; I think it's a little bit tight on my foot because I went down half a size (something I usually do for all boots). If you're typically a 3E on AE's lasts, you may have wanted to try the Dalton in a wider size. 8.5EEE may have been a better choice. This is just me deducing based on the information you've provided. 

 

See how the 9D fits; if it is too long and too tight, try the 8.5EEE.

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Originally Posted by masernaut View Post

I wear 9.5D/E in Strand/Park Avenues. A 9E Dalton would have been the better choice for my foot. I don't think the Dalton is particularly narrow; I think it's a little bit tight on my foot because I went down half a size (something I usually do for all boots). If you're typically a 3E on AE's lasts, you may have wanted to try the Dalton in a wider size. 8.5EEE may have been a better choice. This is just me deducing based on the information you've provided. 

See how the 9D fits; if it is too long and too tight, try the 8.5EEE.
thanks mate. amazon don't stock EEE so i went straight to 9D. I will have to wait and see now. I am sure they won't be tight. Just hope they are not too long.
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

They're alright, but I don't like them enough to pay that price.

Right, I guess they're a bit medieval looking. Too plain perhaps. Would be a great conversation-starter, though, if that were one's goal...
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^^^

This ripping of the insoles thing just begs for some pictures.

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Question for those who have burgundy shoes

I'm looking to order some Saphir polish.  I currently

have Mahogany creme polish, is this a little too

light for burgundy burnished cliftons or would the

actual bordeaux #8 be a better choice?

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