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I went thrifting today and found these park aves - 11E

ended up cleaning them up.

 - are these burgundy shell cordovan?

 

parkave.jpg

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Those look like corrected grain. Sorry, bro.
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Originally Posted by itsmejson View Post

I went thrifting today and found these park aves - 11E
ended up cleaning them up.
 - are these burgundy shell cordovan?

350x80px-LL-b43b22ea_parkave.jpeg

Not shell; however, the shoes do look in decent condition if that is a consolation.
post #5854 of 48626
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

Shot of my RL Sandersons (AE Williams) in action:
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Wow...those look fantastic! There's not much better than suede in the spring & summer. Well...maybe shell in the fall but suede's a close second in my book.

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Originally Posted by Christian B View Post

Those look like corrected grain. Sorry, bro.


Not sure how you can tell they are corrected grain from those pics. I didn't know AE used corrected grain for any of their main line products... makes me want to inspect my shoes a little closer now haha

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Not sure how you can tell they are corrected grain from those pics. I didn't know AE used corrected grain for any of their main line products... makes me want to inspect my shoes a little closer now haha

 

The shininess and the type of creasing.  AE used corrected grain (they called it "polished cobbler" for a number of years on different shoes.  It's sort of a crap shoot when you look at old thrifted / ebayed shoes.  However, their corrected grain is pretty nice, and will definitely wear a long time.

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The shininess and the type of creasing.  AE used corrected grain (they called it "polished cobbler" for a number of years on different shoes.  It's sort of a crap shoot when you look at old thrifted / ebayed shoes.  However, their corrected grain is pretty nice, and will definitely wear a long time.


Thanks! I've seen the color "Polished Cobbler" around and have avoided it. What were the color names for the brown corrected grain?

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Originally Posted by itsmejson View Post

I went thrifting today and found these park aves - 11E

ended up cleaning them up.

 - are these burgundy shell cordovan?

 

parkave.jpg

 

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Originally Posted by Christian B View Post

Those look like corrected grain. Sorry, bro.

 

 

I didn't know AE used CG on their standard dress models? They don't look like shell to me either but I would assume calfskin like the others in the line. For future reference, shell AE's normally have the JR sole and are stamped 'Shell Cordovan'. So If the soles are original, check that as an indicator. The other telltale sign is the creasing on calf and/or lack of creasing on shell.

 

Either way, they look nice. Good find for a thrift store. I can't bring myself to buy used shoes...I'm too germ-phobic. But I certainly understand why many find ebay/thrift shoes to be a good deal.

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Nice, I really like these.

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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

Wow...those look fantastic! There's not much better than suede in the spring & summer. Well...maybe shell in the fall but suede's a close second in my book.

Thanks. Busted those out yesterday and realized how great they are for the current season. And also reminded me of why I liked them so much the first time I saw them in store.

Also makes my recent Quinton brogue purchase somewhat redundant (though the Quinton is a balmoral).
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I bought a pair of AE with CG last year which looked exactly like the leather on these, so I'm 99.9% sure. It's possible to send the picture to AE and ask them about which leather is used.
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Strawfuts for the hot muggy weather.  The shoes certainly keep your feet cool! 

 

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Originally Posted by itsmejson View Post

I went thrifting today and found these park aves - 11E
ended up cleaning them up.
 - are these burgundy shell cordovan?

350x80px-LL-b43b22ea_parkave.jpeg

Per the Allen Edmonds Spring 1995 catalog, the number 5675 (number inside your shoe) is the burgundy polished cobbler Park Avenue. So they are corrected grain. I have some corrected grain - some don't like them but like them. They are easier to maintain a shine on.

http://issuu.com/allenedmonds/docs/spring-1995-catalog

Chris
post #5863 of 48626
Cool, thx everyone for confirming the park Aves I found smile.gif. Never knew they had corrected grain shoes before.

If anyone is interested in them hit me up.
I'm also going to see if anyone in the thrifting
Thread wants them since they are too big for me.
post #5864 of 48626
I'm looking to purchase a pair of AE Leeds, but don't know my size. I wear Aldens Trubalalance/Barrie in size 7.5.

What size do I need to purchase in the Leeds?

Thanks in advance!
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Has anyone purchased the neumora? I'm looking for double monk straps and they are out of my price range but i'm sure they will drop.
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