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Originally Posted by AllenEdmonds View Post

The change was made to shoebank.com because of performance issues we were seeing with the pages. Due to the high volume the sale was triggering, the site was becoming unavailable. Many customers are only selecting their size and width, which on popular sizes can return between 300-350 items and pictures. Believe me when I say, I don't like pagination either. However, we needed to do something quickly to make the site work for our customers. Also, we would never implement a change to the website during a sale period unless its absolutely necessary. In this case we decided it was necessary.

We have fixed the issues with the filters. We will look at adding an additional option to select the number of items per page to display.

I appreciate your comments and suggestions as we continue to improve shoebank.com

Thank you,

 

I hope you are able to prioritize the "items per page" fix - I'm confident the new design is costing you money as people get tired of paging and paging and paging...

 

Also, some more refinements on searching ShoeBank would be great - the easier to search, the more we can buy ;)

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Originally Posted by AllenEdmonds View Post

The change was made to shoebank.com because of performance issues we were seeing with the pages. Due to the high volume the sale was triggering, the site was becoming unavailable. Many customers are only selecting their size and width, which on popular sizes can return between 300-350 items and pictures. Believe me when I say, I don't like pagination either. However, we needed to do something quickly to make the site work for our customers. Also, we would never implement a change to the website during a sale period unless its absolutely necessary. In this case we decided it was necessary.

We have fixed the issues with the filters. We will look at adding an additional option to select the number of items per page to display.

I appreciate your comments and suggestions as we continue to improve shoebank.com

Thank you,

 

Thats good news because 18 is quite limiting. Thanks for the information and look forward to seeing the option of additional items per page.

post #5238 of 17678
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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post

I hope you are able to prioritize the "items per page" fix - I'm confident the new design is costing you money as people get tired of paging and paging and paging...

Also, some more refinements on searching ShoeBank would be great - the easier to search, the more we can buy wink.gif


What additional search refinements are you looking for?
post #5239 of 17678
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Looking for recommendations for a 2nd pair of shoes to rotate with a pair of Bourbon 5th Avenues I just picked up on the ShoeBank.

Short background, 35 year old engineering project manager that meets with clients at least once a week and gives presentations in front of 20+ people once a month. Normal business attire (slacks / button shirt) 4 days a week with denim on Friday. Until now I've mostly had Kenneth Cole shoes but looking to take my appearance up a notch.

Thanks!

 

What kind of engineering? What kind of look are you going for (attention grabbing, subtle refinement, mix of class and flair, ect.)?

 

As a fellow enginerd in the tech sector, my colleagues and executives don't really care what kind of shoes you wear as long as they're not too flashy. There are directors that wear sports shoes with their slacks and dress shirts... Our visiting customers (primarily from the Asia region), don't notice footwear unless it's not black. 

 

I thought the Leeds recommendation was good, and the MacNeil might work too. A Mora or Lexington (if you can still find one) also seemed like good options to me.

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Did some shoe maintenance yesterday... but didn't touch these McTs. In fact, in 3 years, these have only seen a brush and the occasional damp wipe down. Always been worried about darkening them. For those keeping score at home, these are the "tan" version.

 

My daily @dapkicks pic: (Click to show)
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If the dressiest you go is slacks and a button-down, then I would stay away from black shoes and cap-toe oxfords, which may look too dressy with jeans. Perhaps a dark brown or chili-colored MacGregor ($137 in the shoe bank right now)?
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Originally Posted by sd-engnr View Post

Looking for recommendations for a 2nd pair of shoes to rotate with a pair of Bourbon 5th Avenues I just picked up on the ShoeBank.

Short background, 35 year old engineering project manager that meets with clients at least once a week and gives presentations in front of 20+ people once a month. Normal business attire (slacks / button shirt) 4 days a week with denim on Friday. Until now I've mostly had Kenneth Cole shoes but looking to take my appearance up a notch.

Thanks!
post #5242 of 17678
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Originally Posted by AllenEdmonds View Post


What additional search refinements are you looking for?

 

I think it'd be great if you could search a shoe by name and it'd tell you what sizes are available (kind of like the regular AE site). 

post #5243 of 17678
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What additional search refinements are you looking for?
 
Off the top of my head, a category for current sale items would be great, perhaps one for boots, some may also find it useful to know what a specific store has available.
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Sizing/buying question for you guys:

I normally wear size 15D. When I bought my first pair of AE loafers a few years ago (McGraw penny loafers, dark brown), I ordered 14D, because, I figured, I would often wear them without socks, or with very thin no-show socks. I love them, but I have to wear them with regular socks, or else they cause blisters on the back of the heel and in the instep. I wear them with slacks and sportcoats, which is fine, but I am looking to add a pair that (a) goes with jeans and chunks, and (b) won't chafe my feet.

I tried the Patriots in 15D, but there was quite a bit of heel slippage, and obviously 14.5 is not an option. Any suggestions as to model or sizing?

Also, the several Allen Edmonds concept stores I've visited in New York do not stock 14s or 15s. Is there a place to try on large pairs without incurring a ton of restocking fees?
post #5245 of 17678
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I think it'd be great if you could search a shoe by name and it'd tell you what sizes are available (kind of like the regular AE site). 

The search by name is something we could look at.

When you select your size and width, it will already show you the styles with inventory. When you click on the picture of the shoe, it will show you the outlets with inventory that you can contact and work with.
post #5246 of 17678
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Originally Posted by AllenEdmonds View Post


The search by name is something we could look at.

When you select your size and width, it will already show you the styles with inventory. When you click on the picture of the shoe, it will show you the outlets with inventory that you can contact and work with.

 

I think (and I may be wrong) that what some people want is to be able to search the inventory in the other direction -- to be able to filter the search just to show what's available at a particular physical outlet location. Being able to search by categories such as "dress shoes," "casual shoes," "boots," "loafers," monk strap," etc., would also be helpful. 

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Originally Posted by AndyMiddles View Post


Current sale items for the outlets might be difficult, but let me take a look. I will look at adding a boot category.
post #5248 of 17678
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Originally Posted by gm928 View Post

I think (and I may be wrong) that what some people want is to be able to search the inventory in the other direction -- to be able to filter the search just to show what's available at a particular physical outlet location. Being able to search by categories such as "dress shoes," "casual shoes," "boots," "loafers," monk strap," etc., would also be helpful. 


Let me think about how the search in the other direction would work.
post #5249 of 17678
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Originally Posted by gm928 View Post

I think (and I may be wrong) that what some people want is to be able to search the inventory in the other direction -- to be able to filter the search just to show what's available at a particular physical outlet location. Being able to search by categories such as "dress shoes," "casual shoes," "boots," "loafers," monk strap," etc., would also be helpful. 

Outlets can pull stock from any location and drop ship to you anyway, so mightn't this be ultimately redundant?
post #5250 of 17678
@AllenEdmonds My top 3 would be:
1) Quantity info on what was actually available. Sometimes a store has literally a single pair, other times (like with PAs or Graysons) they have many.
2) Site refresh more often,
3) Search by physical location.
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