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1. 270 welted shoes. Allen Edmonds says there is no shank on their website (and other materials). There is one; they admitted! 2. 360 welted shoes. AE said there is none but that there is a "heel plate" which is to AE (not me) the "pink heel" you are referring to. Here is what a heel plate looks like http://www.esquire.com/style/fashion-story/ESQ0307decon. Hence, this "pink heel" looks like a shank to me! Wouldn't you say? To your point shanks vary in sizes and materials.... Shanks are made of wood (Crockett & Jones, J.M. Weston, Edward Green...) , metal (not out of favour for Alden, Church's, John Lobb..), fiberglass (for AE 270 welted shoes)... Hence, for point 1 they could be legally challenged. Point 2, we can discuss. Please let me know where lies the false accusation? Yes, you can challenge me legally for wasting your time. BUT, I'd like to be proven wrong then. PS: To be clear I am not in the shoe business. I was an AE client and got curious about this "shankless" allegedly superior technology and was EXTREMELY disappointed with the answer and the way AE handled the situation. I hope you have no vested interest and if so would be willing to disclose it...
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1. 270 welted shoes. Allen Edmonds says there is no shank on their website (and other materials). There is one; they admitted! 2. 360 welted shoes. AE said there is none but that there is a "heel plate" which is to AE (not me) the "pink heel" you are referring to. Here is what a heel plate looks like. Hence, this "pink heel" looks like a shank to me! Wouldn't you say? To your point shanks vary in sizes and materials.... Shanks are made of wood (Crockett & Jones, J.M. Weston, Edward Green...) , metal (not out of favour for Alden, Church's, John Lobb..), fiberglass (for AE 270 welted shoes)... Hence, for point 1 they could be legally challenged. Point 2, we can discuss. Please let me know where lies the false accusation? Yes, you can challenge me legally for wasting your time. BUT, I'd like to be proven wrong then. PS: To be clear I am not in the shoe business. I was an AE client and got curious about this "shankless" allegedly superior technology and was EXTREMELY disappointed with the answer and the way AE handled the situation. I hope you have no vested interest and if so would be willing to disclose it...
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The Sanford, a blucher of beauty, is back.
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However, the classics like the PA never get discontinued and I've had to be patient to get a good deal on them. But I've gotten good pricing on those too.


+1 on getting good value when on sale. However, every so often I get a hankering for a pair of PAs or Fifth Aves, but am reluctant to pay $200+ for a pair (I've never seen either style go for less than around $220 - even for seconds - at their tent sales). Any thoughts on whether a pair of brand new PAs could be had for less than $140? Otherwise I'd go C&J.

I just found a pair of used PAs with a bunch of splotchy mismatched polishes on it for $60, and I'm planning on fixing em up.
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