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

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  1. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    Damn, when and why is it being discontinued? Too many fit issues with people thinking it's too small? I wanted to try them on in store but don't get back to Dallas until mid January.
     
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    I asked because it would be dependent on what type of orthotic you could fit into your shoe. Most full orthotics, especially prescription ones, won't work. Some thin styles, like Superfeet Black, might depending on your foot. Some people use 3/4 orthotics. Its kind of a crap shoot.
     
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    It was a limited edition boot that is sold out in most sizes now.
     
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    I haven't read through this thread, but that was exactly my experience. I went into an AE store and tried on a shoe in the same last as the Bayfield, and both 8.5E and 9E could have worked depending on socks. I mail ordered a 9D eventually, and it was way too tight. very strange.
     
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    I am really starting to wonder about the operations of this company. It seems like they are growing so fast and their operations and quality control can't keep up. Maybe it's just us fans and critics here on SF that makes you hear the stories whenever something weird or negative comes up. But I've had a few headscratchers with these guys lately, too.

    The latest was stopping into a store a few days ago to buy shoe care supplies. As I was walking out, I glanced at the receipt and noticed that they had not given me the sale discounts. So long story short, took them about 20 minutes to sort out, while I felt like a jerk for holding up other customers. It turns out that their IT system was programmed to have the sale end on Dec 25, when in fact it is still going on. Why they can't manage something this simple and with this kind of visibility is beyond me.

    Sorry for the vent...
     
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    Same exact thing happened to me on Monday. I just let it go though since I was only buying 2 shoe shine clothes so I would have saved a whopping .60 cents had I brought the issue up. Had I not been in a hurry though I certainly would have brought it up though because their shelf with all the supplies clearly had a sign on it with the discount percentage off listed.
     
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    Have you seen the Van Ness? They are a little clunkier but are also really nice for a rubber soled dress shoe. The Van Ness and Lombard are the best two of the executive collection.
     
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    I returned my brown Fifth Avenue and tan Montecito today. The Fifth Ave toe cap is just too short/small and I think I need to drop a whole size in the Montecito. I am starting to get a little pissy with my sizing and the inventory in the stores. I can be between a 13 A down to a 12 D and without many narrow 13s or 12.5s in store (Charlotte/Charleston), I'm all over the fucking place. From now on, if I like a style, I think I'm going to order three different sizes from Zappo's and when I figure sizing out, send them all back and wait for a sale or eBay.

    Or I just need to move on to C&J...
     
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    I got my Fifth Aves today from the 2 for $300 sale and they are SUPER stiff, almost to the point of not being able to bend when trying to bend the shoe. My strands we not even close to that stiff. Do I just need to break them in?
     
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    Is this true? I wonder if they will run a clearance sale on them.
     
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    What color are the 5th aves? In my experience, the lighter colors are not as stiff and the darker colors are more stiff. Either way, the best thing I have come up with is to start with a few applications of AE's leather lotion or some similar cream. It usually softens the leather right up. And no, don't just wear them or they will crease in a big way and fast.
     
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    Thanks for the report- it sounds like they would look too similar in the same style. If I had walnut McNeils then that might be a different story...


    Thanks for the link- are those Bayfields walnut calf? If so the walnut shell Daltons look very light in comparison to walnut calf,
     
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    They are Black, which probably explains the stiffness. I will lotion them up tonight and probably use the premium polish tonight too. See how that helps me out.

    Bigcheese
     
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    I would walk around your house (indoors) for a few days with the shoes and while your not wearing them put shoe trees in. If this does not help return them.
     
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