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

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  1. Testudo_Aubreii

    Testudo_Aubreii Senior member

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    Check out the top of the sole in the AE Byron photo in 1602, or the Sheltons you photographed. See how there are tiny little channels running inward on the top of the sole? One after another? Rather like the rumble strip on the verge of a highway, except much finer and closer together. That shoe has a wheeled edge. Now compare it to the current Park Ave, Strand, Cambridge, Fifth Ave, Fifth Street.. All you see on the top of the sole is the stitching going in and out. The inward-cut channels all around the sole's top edge aren't there. They lack wheeled edges.

    Alden's city shoes, except the Hampton last wingtip (360 welt, BTW), are wheel-edged. So are all C&J's city shoes, I think. All Cheaney's city shoes, Tricker's, Edward Green, etc. (Interestingly, Church's latest styles lack it). It's an elegant detail.
     
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  2. tv2177

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    i like the suttons!
     


  3. bucksfan

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    Edit: nice description, Testudo_Aubreii . Here are some pictures showing wheeled vs. non-wheeled.

    Wheeled:
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    No wheeling:
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  4. Testudo_Aubreii

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    Thanks, bucks. Your photos say it much more economically.

    The first two also highlight the distinction you mentioned between fine-cut wheeling and coarse-cut wheeling. It looks like AE has stopped doing fine-cut wheeling on its city shoes, but keeps the coarse-cut wheeling on most of its split-reverse welt stuff, like the MacNeil.

    Curious: What shoe's in that top photo?
     


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    Me too. Must've been hellishly difficult to make. Imagine matching the pattern of the wing's vamp part with the wing's quarter-part, and then getting the stitching right. I'll bet they had a lot of seconds and throw-aways on that one.
     


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    ya those must be hard to do, but that's why i love it the moment i see it. lol.
     


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    Anyone gonna jump on the Lubbock for $159-factory seconds?
     


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    Anyone gonna jump on the Lubbock for $159-factory seconds?
     


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    Anyone gonna jump on the Lubbock for $159-factory seconds?
     


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    Anyone planning on jumping on the Lubbock for $159?
     


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    ^lol, what's going on there blsing?
     


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    Yeah, any idea how I can get a moderator to delete that ? I tried posting a pic of the email I got today about some factory seconds on sale. It said it wouldnt upload, some sort of error, so I tried again, and now I look and I have 4 empty posts. Sorry guys. Still getting the hang of posting.

    Anyway, there are Lubbocks for $159 factory seconds until December 24, Burton for $175, Kenwood for $154, Winthrop for $100, and some golf shoes for $204
     


  13. ATLjon

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    Can you guys help me with a vintage on the Suttons?

    Inside:

    9 C 39195 6
    8271 4959

    The "Allen Edmonds" is with yellow letters on a black background, if that matters.

    I still think I'm going to unload these — I can't imagine when I'd wear them (but thanks for the feedback anyway).
     


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    How much space should an AE shoe have length wise? My foot isnt really slipping but there is some room. Is this fine or should it be a snug fit?
     
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    The top pic is the Jefferson, I think. It's not mine, I just nabbed it real quick from google.
     


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