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

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  1. bucksfan

    bucksfan Senior member

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    Getting in on the Shell Strand action.

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    Socks not OTC and it shows. Sorry 'bout that.
     
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    Great job with darkening the Walnut Strands! I have both the McAllisters and Strands in walnut but they are different shades. The Strands are on the lighter side, similar to your original picture, and the McAllisters are on the darker side which I think is perfect. I'm thinking about using AE Dark Brown Premium Polish to achieve similar results to yours.
     


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    I used a 80 grit and finished them off with a 200. The finer grit got all clogged when I initially started with that and didn't do much so I went with the medium grit and it did the job. Be careful not to scuff the shoe in the process. I took my time while watching TV.
     


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    My apologies, I was way off on my grits trying to go from memory. I was not sure what I was thinking about. I mention above the correct grits I used.
     


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    Congrats on a new pair...but just out of curiosity, how does one wear 36 pairs? Do they get even rotation? Are there any you no longer wear? Not trying to be offensive, just bloody curious! Also, would love to see sole pics!
     


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    Okay, so you recommend to only use the 200 grit from start to finish?
     


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    Will certainly be using a tender touch. I think the only good thing is that these are suede Nuemoks and if I do touch them with the sand paper, it won't hurt as much.
     


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    Just ordered a pair of dark brown shark/chili shark Sheltons. Amazing! I really need to cut back on MTO orders. This is four so far....
     


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    Who did you deal with I been trying to reach Debra for over a week think she might be off
     


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    Shoot me a PM send you my contact
     


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    Debra. She's amazing! Just spoke with her today.
     


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    I think I'm up to 45 pairs. Some get more rotation than others. Shell gets heavy rotation, gator not so much. Everything else just depends on my mood. I'm in a business casual environment where I can get away with pretty much anything.
     


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    Hmm me and cold iron have tried for over a week no reply
     


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    I found that the finer grit clogged with the removed dressing pretty quickly. So, I had better results with the 80 grit (medium) paper to actually remove the dressing. After i had removed all of the dressing, i went over the edge with the 200 grit (fine) paper to smooth out the leather. I would like to know if anyone has had any success with Renovateur or another product as the sanding was quite tedious.
     


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    Yeah, I have the same problem on the 1st quality pair I just received this afternoon however mine had an additional defect (below). This is going to be a hassle returning stuff from Canada, actually the first pair I am returning after 6 pairs...bummer. [​IMG]
     


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