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post #16 of 185
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Originally Posted by dieselman89 View Post
Even better w/navy 3-piece suit! The other "brown" shoes I have are J&M's and are closer to the AE Brown, meaning they are a little darker than the walnut and remind me of more of a burgandy. I cannot wait until I get these guys, they will be epic. I just want to find a good price. So I will wait until I hear back from AE and see if they have them available. If not, you were the one who said Nordstroms price matches. Do they do like a 110%

My mistake forgot to answer that question. To my understanding they do not do 110%. Just price match it as advertised.
post #17 of 185
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Originally Posted by dep126 View Post
Not sure if you are interested in seconds but I got a pair of walnut strands a couple weeks ago for $179. Didn't even have to pay for shipping. I still can't figure out why they are seconds. Call the Port Washington, WI factory store and ask for Jason. He was extremely helpful.

+1. I have six pairs of AEs, all are seconds. Still can't figure out what the blemish is on any of them. They are very helpful at Port Washington. Give them a call.
post #18 of 185
Ordering mine from Wisconsin seconds, 234 to my door was the price. Not great, but in my right size and the man I spoke to said he had a few to choose from and would get me a good pair.
post #19 of 185
Do you just call somebody to find about seconds, or is there a website or email?
post #20 of 185
I recall the Strand going for $199 during Nordstrom's AE sale last summer. Of course, no guarantee that they will repeat that this year.
post #21 of 185
Not really a sale price.

$200 seems to be the most common sale price you can get them for.

I managed to pick up a pair for $130 a while back when they were $200 on sale + 35% off with bing cashback, but that program has been discontinued.
post #22 of 185
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Originally Posted by Ace_Face View Post
+1. I have six pairs of AEs, all are seconds. Still can't figure out what the blemish is on any of them. They are very helpful at Port Washington. Give them a call.
Whats the number you used?
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Originally Posted by PBristolJr View Post
Ordering mine from Wisconsin seconds, 234 to my door was the price. Not great, but in my right size and the man I spoke to said he had a few to choose from and would get me a good pair.
Were there issues with your pair? I mean for $234 you want them to be great!
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Originally Posted by easy_golfing View Post
Do you just call somebody to find about seconds, or is there a website or email?

I emailed someone.
post #23 of 185
Allen Edmonds Shoe Bank Outlet
At The Factory
201 East Seven Hills Road
Port Washington, Wisconsin 53074
USA

Phone: 262-284-7158
post #24 of 185
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Originally Posted by Thanks SF (a new me) View Post
....are items with minor blemishes, not refurbs...I've been very satisfied with my seconds'....

contact AE shoebank @ Retail Brookfield <brookfield@allenedmonds.com ....send them your size and they will provide you a list of seconds and discontinued items...just search for the style to see how it look.

I think Strands in Walnut sells for $250 but if u wait until Feb 10, additional 20% off

Why 20% on feb 10th? Is that just an upcoming sale?
post #25 of 185
don't these retail for $285?
post #26 of 185
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Originally Posted by pebblegrain View Post
don't these retail for $285?

The AE website says their regular price is $295. Nordstrom also sells them at $295. They are 10% off. However, if Nordstroms agrees to pricematch (and apparently they do a 110%) they would be $238.50 before tax.

Nordstroms Price Match Policy:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/pricing-policy

Doesn't say anything about 100% online but imhoff says they do.
post #27 of 185
I still haven't been able to get mine broken in correctly. Too tight across the vamp. (Had them stretched, even.) Would highly recommend trying these on in a/the store.
post #28 of 185
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Originally Posted by Fred H. View Post
I still haven't been able to get mine broken in correctly. Too tight across the vamp. (Had them stretched, even.) Would highly recommend trying these on in a/the store.

I've tried these on and they fit fine for me. Whats your thought on the durability of leather? How long will they last if I wear the shoes once a week on my feet 6-8 hours. Also, I will have a shoe tree for them.
post #29 of 185
I like the look a lot. Seem to me to be durable. I've been having my cobbler add "zips" (thin rubber half-sole protectors) to my shoes for years. The zips wear about as fast as the heels and replacing both runs me about $45. BUT, I never have to have the shoes resoled/recrafted. My assessment is that AEs well maintained and rotated regularly will last 10+ years.
post #30 of 185
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Originally Posted by dieselman89 View Post
The AE website says their regular price is $295. Nordstrom also sells them at $295. They are 10% off. However, if Nordstroms agrees to pricematch (and apparently they do a 110%) they would be $238.50 before tax.

Nordstroms Price Match Policy:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/pricing-policy

Doesn't say anything about 100% online but imhoff says they do.

Awesome that they do 110%. When I was in store, I asked the SA if he would price match Allen Edmonds online sale and he said he could. Of course I tried the model on and didn't like it, but the fact that they said the would leads me to believe they will probably price match the likes of Zappos or Endless websites.

Nordstroms idea is that they much rather you buy from them at that price than elsewhere.
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