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Allen Edmonds "Traveler"

post #1 of 8
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Has anyone purchased/worn a pair of the Allen Edmonds "casual comfort" shoe, the "Traveler"? Any comments? Worth the money?

post #2 of 8
I'm not a fan of sneaker/shoe hybrids. I think each serves a good purpose - when dressing up, wear nice leather shoes. When dressing down, wear sneakers. If it's a dress-casual situation, wear a pair of leather ankle boots or rubber-soled blutchers.

To me, shoes in this style remind me of 1998-2001.
post #3 of 8
They look like any other bowling shoe.
post #4 of 8
I'm going to buy either the Day-Tripper or the Traveler within the next few weeks... I can let you know after that. But I haven't had time to go try them out at the Chicago AE store and none of the AE vendors in my area sell them.
post #5 of 8
For a shoe that is non-recraftable and has heels with air pockets in them, which will wear down and out quickly, $230 seems like a lot of money to me. (No seconds are ever going to be offered either, I am told). There is a lot of similar product in ultra-casual shoes for a lot less money, it seems to me. They may not have all the excellent design features of the A-Es, and they won't be made in the USA, but if they do the job, that's what counts.

I have both colors of the Wilbert that I bought for a lot less money. Better looking shoes, IMO, and re-craftable. If I wanted something else on that order in the current A-E line, I'd rather get the Fulton (seconds, of course).
post #6 of 8
Tods among others have much more fashionable rubber soled shoes. When will this whole bicycle shoe thing die the death it deserves?
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Originally Posted by VersaceMan
I'm not a fan of sneaker/shoe hybrids. I think each serves a good purpose - when dressing up, wear nice leather shoes. When dressing down, wear sneakers. If it's a dress-casual situation, wear a pair of leather ankle boots or rubber-soled blutchers.

To me, shoes in this style remind me of 1998-2001.
I agree. This look is very dated now, and it's not really appropriate for a wide variety of situations.
post #8 of 8
While it is still my intent to buy the Day-Tripper, the Traveler is growing on me slightly (though I'm not sure enough). Anyway, the Day-Tripper is very similar. The Wilbert seems to be a very different shoe aside from having a rubber sole. You call this a sneaker/shoe hybrid, but it's really just a well-made sneaker - that's it, don't give it undue credit. I don't recommend wearing this style of shoe for anything other than casual situations.
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