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post #11416 of 19044

SO I got told by other members to post this in here. I got the Allen Edmonds Strand on Walut barely a month ago and well yesterday I was wearing them and I felt a lot of discomfort at the heel. When I got them off and inspected the shoe, I noticed a small hole, its hard to see through the photos, but perhaps you guys can help. I'm going in a little bit to Nordstrom and hope I can exchange them. Was it a manufacturer problem or was my fault? Again I barely wear them.

 

post #11417 of 19044

i tried really hard but couldn't find the hole (especially with all the brougue-ing around :P) - can you circle the problem area?

Either way, if you're unhappy with it, a visit to the retailer is the way to go

post #11418 of 19044
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Originally Posted by sleepyinsanfran View Post

i tried really hard but couldn't find the hole (especially with all the brougue-ing around :P) - can you circle the problem area?
Either way, if you're unhappy with it, a visit to the retailer is the way to go

I think this is the area he's referring to:



Click on his original photo and you'll see it, and a small hole, more clearly in that area.

And it certainly looks as if the lasting and maybe even the inseaming fell short of what would be considered optimal. Hard to tell with a photo though.

Even harder for the average customer who is not trained to know what's correct or not.
post #11419 of 19044
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post

FUCK NO man. I work in Edmonds College Psych department.

This explains so much.
post #11420 of 19044
Slowly and meticulously, I turned into a pimp psycho in the department.LOL!
post #11421 of 19044
No, seriously, after I had almost a fatal heart attack, I totally ditched my car in favor of walking. In addition to staying alive, walking is also a great chance for my shoes to stay glossy and bein well preseented to "the world", as we may put it.
post #11422 of 19044
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post

No, seriously, after I had almost a fatal heart attack, I totally ditched my car in favor of walking. In addition to staying alive, walking is also a great chance for my shoes to stay glossy and bein well preseented to "the world", as we may put it.

Near fatal car attack. Still drives. In bespoke suit and tie. #menswear #yolo #carpediem
post #11423 of 19044
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


I think this is the area he's referring to:



Click on his original photo and you'll see it, and a small hole, more clearly in that area.

And it certainly looks as if the lasting and maybe even the inseaming fell short of what would be considered optimal. Hard to tell with a photo though.

Even harder for the average customer who is not trained to know what's correct or not.

 

Ahh, ok. Thanks and ^ +1 

If the upper is already separating on a new pair, it can only get worse with wear (and also while taking your shoes off, since the issue is at the heel).

To the OP's original question (rephrasing DW): You couldn't have yanked off the upper like that just from wearing the shoes a few times. A manufacturer defect is probably what it is.

post #11424 of 19044

Thank you guys! Sadly I couldn't go to Nordstrom because of timing and health issues, too much agave. I will try visiting the Allen Edmond store in Whorelando and see what they can do. Thanks once again.

post #11425 of 19044
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post

FUCK NO man. I work in Edmonds College Psych department.
I'll keep an eye out for you if I am ever invited to lecture there. When I lived in NYC, I did about 6 miles/day (more during Sandy when all the power was out) and Baker soles definitely impressed me with the way they handled all the mileage.

Since my job pretty much is sedentary, I definitely try to walk around as much as I can.
post #11426 of 19044
Hi guys, Does anybody knows if any of these products contain turpentine? As I would like to ship these items from US but turpentine product are prohibited.

AE Conditioner Cleaner
AE Carnauba Shoe Polish
AE Shoe Cream
AE Premium Shoe Polish
Lexol Leather Conditioner
Lexol PH cleaner
Meltonian Boot and Shoe Cream
Tarrago Shoe Cream Polish
Tarrago Leather Care Baml
Meltonian All-Purpose Cleaner & lotion
post #11427 of 19044
I hope so..... before I move to LA. Next June bear high possibility of moving for me.
post #11428 of 19044
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Originally Posted by ilhappy View Post

Hi guys, Does anybody knows if any of these products contain turpentine? As I would like to ship these items from US but turpentine product are prohibited.

AE Conditioner Cleaner
AE Carnauba Shoe Polish
AE Shoe Cream
AE Premium Shoe Polish
Lexol Leather Conditioner
Lexol PH cleaner
Meltonian Boot and Shoe Cream
Tarrago Shoe Cream Polish
Tarrago Leather Care Baml
Meltonian All-Purpose Cleaner & lotion
Are you shipping to Europe? The only ones I can speak to are the Lexol products; I imported those to the UK recently with no trouble
post #11429 of 19044
I'm would like to ship from The US to singapore. smile.gif just need to know these these items contain turpentine.
post #11430 of 19044
So I think I'm finally starting to get a hang of achieving the mirror shine but I was just wondering how you guys know when you've gone as far as you could and how do you know if you went over that point? For example, you can see me in these shoes but it's not as much of a mirror in terms of clarity and visibility from all angles as some of the pictures I've seen. It really depends on the angle and the light. Should it literally be a mirror at every angle with perfect clarity? It is very smooth at this point.

This was after 50 coats, quite a bit of time, and a few broken fingers.



Oh, and I know with burgundy shoes people mix in blue / black wax and cream to get some burnishing. Is there any specific order? Would you put in a couple layers of wax in the beginning or after you achieved the proper shine? Or do I have to use cream to get any effect.
Edited by Ironist - 11/2/14 at 7:27am
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