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

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  1. GOP Shoe Guy

    GOP Shoe Guy Senior member

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    Those look amazing!
     
  2. GOP Shoe Guy

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    I know this isn't an AE question so please forgive my posting this question here, but I am a loyal AE fan, and thought some other loyal AE people here can help. Has anyone here purchased any Forzieri shoes? I am intrigued by the Nucky Thompson shoes, but for the price they bring, and the fact that they come from Italy, I want to make sure I get the right size. I don't want to deal with a return oversees. I have many, many pairs of AEs, but have never ordered anything from oversees. I normally wear a 12d on the AE 5 last. Anyone have experience or input?
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    I got the Standard Package for $125. They replace the soles, heels, welting, and refinish the uppers. Sounds pricey, but it's like getting back a brand new pair of shoes! Here are the full details on AE Recrafting: http://www.allenedmonds.com/recrafting
     
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    Just picked up 3 new shoes at Nordstrom’s. Got a real good deal, two Allen Edmunds, the Brown McClain’s for $219 and the black McNeil’s for $179. The brown loafers are Cole Haans that I got for $89 normally $179. I was really looking for some brown loafers and could not pass them up.
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    DJTraveler:

    Very nice. I've had very decent experiences with AE recrafting. My latest recraft was a pair of black shell Leeds. It is like getting back a new pair of shoes - yet already broken in.
     
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    Very nice. How is the inside of the shoes? Did the recrafting do anything there, or was it OK?
     
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    I've thought about purchasing a used shoe and sending it out for immediate recrafting, but the sale price and the recraft charge always bring it to $200 or so, which doesn't make sense. Then there is the issue that they cannot replace the insole . .. .

    I can see why you did it here, though, since AE does not offer anything comparable to this discontinued line. Enjoy!
     
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    Yes, this is my issue, as well.
     
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    Wait I'm confused...is that Dalton shell? Unless you know something I don't, AE doesn't make a Dalton in Walnut Shell
     
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    I wish the Park Aves fit like the McAllisters :(
     
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    My mcallisters fit very close to the park aves
     
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    They are on the same last, no?
     
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    The insole was fine, so no worries there. Re-crafting never replaces the insole, but I've really never had an issue with it deteriorating.
     
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    Mcallisters dont have the bowing issue. Park Aves do
     
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    It's walnut shell. I have a pair as do quite a few others on this thread. They were available last year but don't think AE has any more walnut shell right now.
     
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