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

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  1. Cold Iron

    Cold Iron Senior member

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    And your CXL Bayfield's are looking good!
     


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    Help me out fellow AE'ers. Dark brown cordovan cream from AE, I would assume that is fine to use on calfskin leather, yes?

    Thank you.
     


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    Well... true for me too... almost. [​IMG]
    As the length of the shoe remains the same even though the leather does not fit as tightly around the last, I'd recommend to just go down in width, but not in size, i.e. for me the Cambridge fits in 11.5E, the McTavish in 11.5D.
     


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    Cool, thanks. They're not brand new but still pretty new. Hopefully they'll stretch a bit more.
    That makes sense. Too bad I wasn't aware when I got them.
     


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    I don't know. What's the main ingredient? With Saphir, the calfskin polish has turpentine (or something similar) to help the polish penetrate into the shoe. The cordovan cream, however, is primarily neatsfoot oil as turpentine is harmful to shell.

    It's not like AE polish is that expensive, why not get the appropriate calfskin polish?
     


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    Can anyone tell me how to get rid of the squeakiness of my new brown calf Neumoras? I suspect it's the large leather flap on the double monkstrap rubbing on the leather underneath that's the cause. Is there any way to alleviate the sound? Many thanks in advance!
     


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    I don't know if this helps but I have the Jefferson and Kenilworth but not the Strand,5th or Fairfax; the PAs are my only other 5 last shoe. I noticed that the Jefferson's were a little larger volume wise compared to my PA's such that I had a little bit of heel slippage; I ended up using tongue pads and that took care of the problem. I certainly wouldn't want to size down though, although going down in width may have helped.
     


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    I concur. My Kenilworth's are 7.5E. Other 5 last shoes are 8E. Coincidentally, I'm an 8.5D on the 8 last.
     
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    Seems to me these could be laced a bit tighter...a bit loose around the ankle, possibly.
     


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    That looks like Players in suede. Special makeup.
     


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    Myself, I am still looking for a way to find out the correct size/width for Patriot Cordovans. Cambridge fits well at 11.5E, Strand and McTavish at 11.5D. The Patriots I could try today (However, no Cordovans but Football Grain ) at 11.0E seemed to fit well in width but were just a bit too short. My assumption would be that 11.5D therefore would probably do?

    So what would you guys recommend?
     


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    I think you took his comments a little too seriously. I would be willing to bet that the OP is not prejudiced at all and was simply making a satirical comment regarding foo's trolling attempt.

    Of course it would not be acceptable to call a child 'non-human'. That is not what he was doing.

    Now...let's get back to the shoes! [​IMG]
     


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    I went a little narrow on mine so the heel wouldn't lip as I have a narrow heel. I tried one size wider but my heel slipped. So, for me the best fit shows a gap. Fit is the most important thing too me.
     


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    The player isn't a long-wing like the shoe in the link. Did you mean the MacNeil?
     


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