Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

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  1. Michael Haines

    Michael Haines Senior member

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    I emailed and got my sizes but see nothing in the 7 collection
     


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    Have any idea how they handle shoes that aren't in stock? I'm considering ordering a pair of Burgundy Cambridge. I assume they don't stock the cordovan options.
     


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    Under description it said "Brooks 7 Tan Calf/Linen" and for size 10D there were 13 of them available. Most all shoes go fast during sales like this so a phone call is always best IME. Good luck!
     


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    I've narrowed my choice down to the Park Avenues, but I have two honest questions I need help answering.

    I live in Miami, where it rains often or there is constantly water in the street/sidewalk.

    Should I go for leather soles, even though the water will be rough on them? Or Should I go for rubber soles since they seem to have a thin welt? If I go for rubber soles, I'd push for the VIP Rubber sole, which looks a bit dressier.

    The next question is in regards to fit. I tried on the Brooks Brothers Park Avenues in a 10.5D after they said that was my size, but it felt tight and uncomfortable on the sides of my toes. Should I look for a E , EE or EEE in the Park Avenues? The Salesman said don't go wider, but I can't wear them the way he suggests without pain. I was thinking go to the E, but they didn't have anything wider than D to try on.

    Thanks for any help....and for all the help you've given so far.
     


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    Easy...they order direct from the factory! I ordered the park aves with v tread sole that is offered for free (for black pairs) so they are shipping right from the factory to my door. Also I'm out of state and ended up saving taxes which I wasn't expecting (I'm in NY).

    Even if they order from the factory it still counts as their sale and that's all they care about.
     


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    I have a pair of AEs (Prentice, I believe) with a partial rubber sole and they look fine and work well in wet weather.

    Definitely go wider. I am a D width, but I wear an E width in the five last AEs. I can see a snug fit prior to break in, but pain? Not sure they would ever be comfortable.
     


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    An alternative to a rubber sole is getting a cobbler to put sole guards on. A sole guard is a credit-card-thick piece of rubber that covers the fore-portion of the sole. It is very low profile and gives you increased traction on wet surfaces. It also prevents the sole from wearing out too fast and from getting wet on damp surfaces.

    AE has a few models with this pre-installed. Some are Brooks models and some regular AE models. Just a word of caution about the Brooks Brothers models: they also come with a Poron insole instead of leather. The Poron has more cushioning, but I personally don't like the extra padding. I believe they also wear out faster.
     


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    Ebay sourced 5th avenues. I have never seen this color before - maybe it's chili? It started much brighter red, and I darkened it with kiwi cordovan paste wax. Incredibly comfortable.
     


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    I knew they ordered the shoe from the factory, but I wasn't sure if they'd allow me to apply the coupon. I didn't see any limiting language in the email I received, so I'm think you're probably correct.

    Enjoy your AEs!
     


  10. Winston S.

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    Pictures from AE of my Quintons that were recrafted.

    I will update with my own when I receive them.

    Prior to recraft
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    Post recraft
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    Got it and that's correct - no fine print on this deal.

    On another note I was checking the AE site randomly and it says a new retail store is coming in Manhattan this March in the Times Square area (wonder if they will do a similar sale structure). Nonetheless interesting for those of us in NYC to have a fourth option to size up in person.
     


  12. Winston S.

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    This was the storefront that was formerly a shoe store that sold AE and Alden along with some other brands. I think it is pretty close to the 44th street store.
     


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    Any idea when the best time to pick up some boots would be in the next couple of months? Should the retail stores have any sales going on as signficant as the seconds sale starting tomorrow?

    Also, I've not seen this come up before: Thoughts on (walnut) Daltons vs. Long Branches? I mainly want a stylish boot for fall/winter to go with cords, dressier jeans, and odd trousers. The long branch seems too informal, but I'm not sure the leather sole on the daltons would be appropriate for NYC winters. Maybe daltons with a toppy would be the right call?
     


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    All three of the NYC stores are within what I would consider walking distance of one another. The fourth seems like an odd move. I guess they want to be within lunch-break-trip distance for every lawyer, banker, and businessman in midtown?
     


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    AE, Alden, j. Press, John Lobb, all within walking distance.
     


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