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

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  1. kmdsimpson

    kmdsimpson Senior member

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    I have the 744, not the Krause, but I have noticed the same thing. It feels like the heel is higher than you would expect. I think that's just the way the boots are designed to be.

    And actually, comparing to a couple other boots I have from other brands, it does have a taller heel.
     


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    Why wait until Fall to release more suede? Why, Allen Edmonds, Why!!!???

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    What is so wrong about suede, wholecuts, grain leather and single monks? These are all classic styles/materials that can be pretty versatile if executed correctly. Why are you being so pessimistic before seeing any pictures?
     


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    Isn't suede typically a fall/winter material?
     


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    When I get home this evening, I shall burn Kiwi polish as incense and sacrifice a pair of beat-up Rockports on the altar of quality mens' footwear in hopes that at least one or two of the above might be released on size chart #1, maybe on the 4 last with a bit of chisel to the toe... yeah, that'd be great.
     


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    Suede has its place, but i find it extremely limited in its versatility. Plus I prefer sleeker suede shoes, and the 5 last ain't gonna get it done.

    Wholecuts I have zero interest in. I don't like fully plain toes, and if I were to buy a wholecut, it would be black, and I hate black shoes, so its of no use to me.

    grain leather...I'm not a country squire from the UK...no use.

    single monks, fine, but meh.

    What they should do, is some bloody oxfords on the excellent 8 last. Enough bluchers and stubby PAs, give me something like a clifton in oxford form and I'd buy one tomorrow.
     


  7. Winston S.

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    You can do better from Allaboutshoes on this forum. The wait may be longer though.


    My thoughts on this are that it won't be a good comparison, because if you have a high instep, then the boot will be more forgiving than the shoe in the same last.

    That's what I am thinking too.


    I find them very versatile.

    I wear mine all year round.
     
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    there's more than one balmoral on the 8 last:

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread/9350_50#post_5718432



    the Nathan (punched captoe bal, just like the "clifton in oxford form" you requested) is available from JAB here: http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_299318
     
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    I don't typically think of suede having a season, at least as far as men's shoes go. I also find suede bucks to be one of the quintessential summer shoes.
     
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  10. Quadcammer

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    how do you wear them? chinos or flannels, and maybe jeans. unwearable with a suit


    is the nathan on the 8 last? i didnt make the connection to the other oxfords and the 8 last.

    i believe the vernon has a rubber sole. i never look at jab. they ever put their ae on sale?
     


  11. Winston S.

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    Yes, all of the above, plus wool trousers. I wouldn't have an issue wearing them with a suit either.


    Agreed.
     
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    I got my Neumoks yesterday and I wanted to get y'all's opinion on some things. First, the toes kinda have a bump to them, I think the unlined part meets some toe cap structure. Is this normal?


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    Also, the welts are a little dinged where the welt meets itself.


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    Finally, while they did come with bags, they only came with red laces. Are they supposed to come with another pair of laces, as well?
     


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    The same thought has crossed my mind....

    Yes on both boots. However not as bad as a riding boot or even what I see some on some of the custom White's. I think a half sole would balance it out perfectly. But I've put a lot of miles on my 744's as they are and don't think twice any more about it.

    Today in honor of Storm Q:

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    LaCrosse felt lined snow pacs while running the snow blower.

    Absolutely 100% my view too.

    Just got an email from Kristal at Jeffersonville outlet who put our custom order together. Although I may be the only one that ended up in, not sure. She said the Brown shell Leeds with natural sole look wonderful and gave me a tracking number. Can't wait!!!
     


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    The JAB Park Avenue (Boardroom) and Fifth Avenue (Nathan) are both in the 8 last and look noticeably improved on this last. The problem is the cap toe line is in the same place as the AE versions on the 5 last. IIRC, JAB has a 20% corporate customer discount for shoes, but don't think the shoes ever go on one of their buy 1 get 10 sales or other huge markdowns.
     


  15. Winston S.

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    Damn that was quick!
    Are these firsts or seconds? If they were firsts personally I would not keep them.
     


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