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

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  1. g.michael

    g.michael Senior member

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    I'm sorry to see the Bayfield go. I really enjoy my pair--just a great beater boot that polishes back up nicely. The #1 last works for me and fits TTS.
     


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    Thanks. I guess my real question is this: Can I get away with just the leather insole that comes stock w/ AE's (it seems kind of hard/stiff) or do I need to stick something in there to make them comfortable? Wondered what most of you do...
     


  3. kmdsimpson

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    I think AE soles are pretty comfortable for leather soled shoes; it's just the way dress shoes are. They claim that the cork footbed conforms to your foot over time and helps cushion, too. If you're on your feet all day and/or are used to the softness of rubber soled shoes, you might try an insole. But I'd give them a chance to break in first and see how you feel.

    If you have a specific issue that makes you always need insoles, then by all means do it.
     


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    Consider on of the shoes with a Poron insole of you're looking for a more squishy shoe.
     


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    Yes, good thought. The Brooks Brothers shoes have those.
     


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    I didn't care for the "squishy" feel of the BB AE so returned them. Purchased the Peal instead.
     


  7. kmdsimpson

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    I've not tried them, but that is what is I've heard about the Poron insoles. I'd probably get regular AE over the Brooks versions. I'm a big fan of their Peal shoes, though (not made by AE).
     


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    Hey guys

    I have decent collection of Alden cordovan bluchers (many on the Barrie last) and love them. But as of late the price gap of Alden shell compared to Allen Edmonds is growing. I'd like to look into AE shell options. Could someone who owns both a shoe on the Alden Barrie last and one on the AE 1-511 last tell me how they compare with one another. I'm currently a SNUG 11.5 D on the barrie (true size 12) and would like to know how to size myself on the AE 1-511 Shell Leeds.

    I also live in Canada and the stores that carry Allen Edmonds never have my size in stock.

    Thanks in Advance ( i tried searching with no luck)

    Chris
     


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    I found my foot to move too much due to the squish - it caused blisters.
     


  10. phototristan

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    See my video here:



    Where I talk about this a bit.

    Basically, the Barrie last is just slighly wider and has more area above the toes. The AE 1-511 last is a bit sleeker and is the last I show in the above video.
     


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    I'm a 11.5 D Barrie and a 12 D in the Leeds.
     


  12. TauKappaEpsilon

    TauKappaEpsilon Senior member

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    blah blah blah blah, enough with the questions, this is the "appreciation thread". Less talk and more photos!

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  13. JubeiSpiegel

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    Well alright then! :nodding:

    Tresana

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    I've just recently aquired a pair of Park Avenues (Black Calfskin) and Player's Shoe (Walnut Calfskin). I really think AE is one of my favorite shoe brands. The quality is just fantastic for the low retail price. Keep it up AE
     


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    Don't understand why they discontinued these shoes.:confused:
     


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