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What shoe is comparable to the Park Aves?

post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 

I bought Park Aves but they're just not right for my foot. I love the style and the quality, so I am looking for a good substitute in the same price range.

post #2 of 32

Why not just just exchange them out for a pair that fits? Don't they run long and narrow?

post #3 of 32
Thread Starter 

this is the problem

 

post #4 of 32

Try C&J Hallam on 348 last; its narrow low instep last.

post #5 of 32
Several others have encountered the same problem, for example see http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread/9400_100#post_5724908 . This is sometimes caused by a manufacturing defect and you should contact AE customer service to see if they can do something about it.
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post #8 of 32

While not quite as nice, the J&M Melton is certainly similar. And unlike most all shoes at this price, they're Goodyear welted like AE shoes.

post #9 of 32
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

While not quite as nice, the J&M Melton is certainly similar. And unlike most all shoes at this price, they're Goodyear welted like AE shoes.

I ordered a pair of Meltons a month ago and had to send them back.  They were so stiff it felt like walking with planks tied to my feet.  They also looked and felt very plastic-y.  I wouldn't recommend them to anyone who cares about their feet.

 

I have a pair of black toe-cap oxfords on order from Meermin that should come in soon that might fit the OP's needs.  I'll post a review of their quality when I get them.

post #10 of 32

Before moving to a different shoe I'd contact AE customer service and see what they can do for you.  You already mentioned you like the shoe and the quality...

post #11 of 32
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by kcox68 View Post

I ordered a pair of Meltons a month ago and had to send them back.  They were so stiff it felt like walking with planks tied to my feet.  They also looked and felt very plastic-y.  I wouldn't recommend them to anyone who cares about their feet.

 

I have a pair of black toe-cap oxfords on order from Meermin that should come in soon that might fit the OP's needs.  I'll post a review of their quality when I get them.

how would you order in America?

post #12 of 32
You should straight lace your shoes; it looks much better. It is tough to get at the same price point in the US; if you can get your hands on Paraboot, it is of the same quality. As far as "intro" shoes go, AE really is the best bang for the buck.
post #13 of 32
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Originally Posted by Scottyb06 View Post

Before moving to a different shoe I'd contact AE customer service and see what they can do for you.  You already mentioned you like the shoe and the quality...
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post #14 of 32
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Originally Posted by deveandepot1 View Post


This.

ive tried them on in the store and ordered online from the store

post #15 of 32
It is called 'bowing' and I'm seeing more and more of this issue
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