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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2019 - News, Pictures, Clothing, Accessories, etc.

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AE-relevant shoe repair question for the wise masters here: my brown shell Strands (relatively new, bought in December in the sale as firsts and not worn much as they have rough finishing and probably should have been sent back) have a persistent and fairly loud creak in the left shoe upon impact of a step. At first, I attributed it to the facings rubbing on the tongue in new shoes, but after a few rounds of light conditioning of the tongue/backs of the facings and some more careful observation, I don't think it's that. Rather, it seems to be originating from the heel, as any shift in my weight on the back of the foot causes the creak. Is that potentially a sign that the heel wasn't correctly glued and needs to be reattached? If so, would you take it back to AE or just self-help with a local cobbler?
 

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Due to circumstances too OCD even for me, I have an extra pair of vintage 9.5E Sanfords from the 1990s which I'm planning to sell. I picked these up new on eBay, they are seconds but the only flaw I can find is that the box is incorrectly labelled 9.5D - the shoes themselves are stamped 9.5E and fit confirms that. The color is what AE labelled Bourbon at the time, but is actually walnut in its previously
more orange-y hue (nothing like today's bourbon). The calfskin is much higher grade than what AE uses today, it's more like AE's Independence leathers.

They were new and unworn when I got them, I've worn them twice while I had my original pair out for recrafting; the recraft went well and I decided I didn't really need the redundant backup pair so they're up for sale at $80 + shipping. Here are some pics, PM me for more pics and info if interested:

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A little more St. Louis exploration today to the art museum. Alden x J. Crew on Barrie.

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With a gorgeous shot of what they call art hill. Channeling my inner @Roycru. Not my best shot, but a nice one nonetheless.

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We have discussed the direction the new AE is going, but at least they have not yet followed Church's in the new old vintage direction. Yes, for $970 USD you can get these beauties. Link, for those that think ole smfdoc is pulling your shoes and legs.

Feathures:

• Loafer with tassel
• Glacè calf leather and linen with broguing
• Raised toe spring
• Vintage rubber sole with rivets
• Internal lining for longevity of wear
• Vintage Church's label to lining
• Church's crest to distressed inner sock
• Vintage logo to sole

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We have discussed the direction the new AE is going, but at least they have not yet followed Church's in the new old vintage direction. Yes, for $970 USD you can get these beauties. Link, for those that think ole smfdoc is pulling your shoes and legs.

Feathures:

• Loafer with tassel
• Glacè calf leather and linen with broguing
• Raised toe spring
• Vintage rubber sole with rivets
• Internal lining for longevity of wear
• Vintage Church's label to lining
• Church's crest to distressed inner sock
• Vintage logo to sole

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Looks like it belongs in a garbage bin
 

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AE-relevant shoe repair question for the wise masters here: my brown shell Strands (relatively new, bought in December in the sale as firsts and not worn much as they have rough finishing and probably should have been sent back) have a persistent and fairly loud creak in the left shoe upon impact of a step. At first, I attributed it to the facings rubbing on the tongue in new shoes, but after a few rounds of light conditioning of the tongue/backs of the facings and some more careful observation, I don't think it's that. Rather, it seems to be originating from the heel, as any shift in my weight on the back of the foot causes the creak. Is that potentially a sign that the heel wasn't correctly glued and needs to be reattached? If so, would you take it back to AE or just self-help with a local cobbler?
It may be the heel needing to be reglued. I had this happen to a pair of vintage Florshiems - the glue had dried and separated. It was a longer creaking sound and if I was really careful i could even feel a bit of vibration as the heel shifted.
It could also be a shank that is not seated properly anymore, which will require a recraft. I have also had this happen to me (on a brand new pair of Alden ravello no less). This was more of a definite "pop" than a longer creak, but it's definitely worth contacting AE about.
Both seem plausible from my remote quarterbacking armchair. Hearing and feeling the sound/shoe in person would obviously be better. I would record it happening and contact AE about it.
We have discussed the direction the new AE is going, but at least they have not yet followed Church's in the new old vintage direction. Yes, for $970 USD you can get these beauties. Link, for those that think ole smfdoc is pulling your shoes and legs.

Feathures:

• Loafer with tassel
• Glacè calf leather and linen with broguing
• Raised toe spring
• Vintage rubber sole with rivets
• Internal lining for longevity of wear
• Vintage Church's label to lining
• Church's crest to distressed inner sock
• Vintage logo to sole

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Beat me to it.
 

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AE has done it again. Brought in a specialty shoe with no size range.
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It may be the heel needing to be reglued. I had this happen to a pair of vintage Florshiems - the glue had dried and separated. It was a longer creaking sound and if I was really careful i could even feel a bit of vibration as the heel shifted.
Thanks for this--the above is actually a pretty good description of the sensation--a long creak that includes a slight shuddering sensation.

Guess I'll take it to my local AE, in any event. Wish I had bought it from them!
 

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