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

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  1. patrick_b

    patrick_b Senior member

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    I'm sure you've considering this already but have you tried adding an insole? I've found that my wide-ish feet are often between a D and E. I can almost always make shoes work that are a tad big but I've never been able to make those that were snug in the toebox work. I've told myself far too many times that they'll stretch out and they never do.
     


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    It depends. I have some heavy brogues from Herring in a UK 7G (maybe AS?) that I used insoles with, for a while. I eventually decided that it was easier to just buy thick boot socks, since they were casual country shoes anyway. They fit for the most part—breaking them in by wearing them in a snow-bound Berlin for a week helped.

    My problem is that my feet are also rather short, and not particularly voluminous near the lacing. So if I get larger shoes they slide forwards and back a bit. The lace-up AEs I was referring to were the Niles, which are fine for the most part, certainly better than something like a single monk with a little elastic.

    Having worn poorly-sized shoes for so many years (In high school I recall I had 9D hush puppies instead of 7EEE—didn't really matter with all that padding) my feet are a bit gnarled, which complicates things a bit further (I believe I have a "true" haglund's deformity, so heel slippage is a problem).

    I'm moving back to North American soon—maybe I'll head over to Alden NY and see what they say.

    I'm also a 36s. I'm not sure which is worse in Styleforum terms.
     


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    I now realize I actually have it pretty easy...in comparison :) 7EEE must be a bear to shop for.
     


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    Anybody know how vintage mcallisters compare to current macallisters? In terms of sizing & quality?
     
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    Don't the item auctions allow you to ask questions to the seller? Ask them why they are not only stealing your images for profit, bit misrepresenting their auction because of it. With luck, it will show on the item page, or even better, they'll take your pics off.
     


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    Does anyone know if any outlets still have the Bayfield or Dalton in stock as seconds?

    If so, does anyone have an email address I can contact them at?
     




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    The first thing I did was send a message to the seller. However, I *think* that the seller has the option to have the question show up on the page or not. Though I'm not positive as I've never sold anything on ebay, only purchased items. I'm great at purchasing items...not so good at selling items.
     
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    I realize I'm new to these forums, mostly lurking about in this thread. However I have sold several shoes on ebay- mostly sneakers. On that side of the shoe world, sellers will often place a hand written tag with their username on it next to the shoe when taking the picture. This lets the buyer know that its the actual shoe in the seller's possession. Also this will prevent other sellers from stealing their pics and using them as their own.
    Emailing this seller and giving him an opportunity to change his auction is giving him way too much slack- in my opinion. His intent is deceive the buyer into buying his shoes which I would assume have flaws if he is stealing pictures. The buyer who wins this auction could have problems getting his money back if he doesn’t report the issue right away. The seller could always claim that the buyer wore the shoes, scuffed them or whatever, and no longer 'look the same as his original pics.' Long story short I would have reported the auction immediately. That guy shouldn’t be allowed to sell on ebay period. Having sellers like that floating around causes problem for all of us who buy on ebay.
     


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    I just put a pair of the A-E Warren up for sale on ebay (13d which may fit a 12E) and look rather similar to the Hancock except the Warren has a rubber sole.

    Anyway, in terms of A-E I currently own about 20 pair. Love just about all of them with my favorite all time being a pair of burgundy Belgium from the mid-80s. I bought them as NOS a few years ago and honestly they are just too nice to wear so I told my wife that they are to be on my feet when I am buried. A close second is a pair of A-E Polo which was a style from many years ago. Sent them in for recrafting two years ago and they look virtually new. Bradley's in shell are a favorite as are the Leeds in shell.

    Tooooooooooooo many!


    Have some NOS slip-ons in 13D that I am probably going to ditch as I don't really care for their casual style.
     


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    Just picked up some Daltons :slayer:

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    ^that is sweet!
     


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    Does anyone have photos of AE Bradleys in chili grain leather other than the one on AE website? pls post em here if you have, thanks :)
     


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    Nathan at the Shoebank said he had a Brown Bayfield in 9.5D for $167 but I needed a 9.5E so I passed. $167 for those is a great deal IMHO.
     


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    I'm waiting on mine to arrive. How is the fit (length and width)? Does the orange tab bother you at all? Apparently, the tab also breaks off easily.
     


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