Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2016 - News, Pictures, Sizing, Accessories, Clothing, etc

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  1. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    Why would you initially try to size up if you knew ahead of time the last ran long?
     
  2. middlepP

    middlepP Senior member

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    If you're wanting to keep that pair, I'd call customer service and see what they say.

    I had a run of AEs with lumpy footbed. Some were returned immediately, others were kept and eventually broke in. The last time it happened, CAC told me to wear them a few times to see if it settled and if it didn't they'd replace or refund.
     
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    ProfilaBinding Senior member

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    I think you'll probably be fine. I checked the size chart on my nordstrom shoe trees and it says 8E uses M.

    I use a M for my 8.5 D Wilbert and it fits fine without stretching. But for the rest of my shoes, I use S (in 8D size). If I put the M in the 8D, the shoe looks and feels it it is being stretched too much. Because your shoes are wider than mine, the M should not stretch your shoes too much. When it doubt, just follow the chart. I have noticed several times the employees hand me a M for my 8D size and I have to ask them to please give me a S instead.

    You can see below that for Nordstrom shoe trees, they recommend M, but AE recommends S for 8E.

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    jet-stream Senior member

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    I wouldn't sweat it unless the lump is massive. I've had this happen on one pair and the cork compressed just fine; several SAs I asked said the same thing at the time.
    Never a bad idea to email AE or call your SA just to register the problem (officially or not), but if you are otherwise happy with the shoes I would keep.
     
  5. styleaudit91

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    Based on some comments on here about going up a size helping with placement of the flex point at the ball of the foot. So long meaning it tapers not that it runs "big." For example I have a 3 last shoe (Hanover that is a 12 and would work better for me in a 12.5 or 13. In the end apples, oranges and bananas and I knew I could go size correctly once I got back in town as I traveled for the whole April sale.
     
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    harlequin782 Senior member

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    So true about the tan strandmok...these things look awesome with jeans...might just be the perfect daytime lace up casual shoe.
     
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    I had exact same thing on my Neumoks but on both shoes. It's dead center on the ball of the foot.

    I didn't notice it until I left my house and walked outside.

    I figured it was expected and it would compress and wear down. Not the case?
     
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    Yea it seems results may vary. After wearing them in the kitchen for a few minutes making dinner it started to bug me a bit. Calling tomorrow for advice.
     
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    Here it is folks. Fifth Ave in Dk Chili. Just picked it up yesterday. Pretty exciting for me :)

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    Right next to the Lexington, just for comparison:
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    And right next to the Fifth Ave in Walnut:
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    The walnut is 2nds. Most likely due to the brogueing on the right shoe (the holes aren't centered). Not a biggie for me. Love them both.
     
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    Family polishing and photo (not pictured: gridiron and oxblood mcgregor)

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    middlepP Senior member

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    Love this shot!
     
  13. ProfilaBinding

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    Going to the Costa Mesa store today to see if they have the Cheetah. I'm curious as to what they look like in real life.
     
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    Dark Chili fifth avenues are the shoes you are looking for.
     
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    I had the same difficulty matching the Tan Color Strandmocks ( w/Diannite Soles). Even the AE SP in NYC who assisted with the sale couldn't find a match. However, as one who is not ashamed to look in discount stores, I did find a Timberland brand wide belt at a TJ Max that was almost a perfect match. Hope that helps.
     
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