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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. Cold Iron

    Cold Iron Senior member

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    Oh great now they are gone from the AE site already what did everyone cause them to do pull them!? But from what I recall they were Dublin leather. I have owned Mountaineering boots since the 70's and gone through the transition from Approach boots, single and double, etc. And look for crampon compatible boots which I do not believe those were either. Do you know what is up with the tanker boot strap they have on them? I have never seen anyone at Alpine level wearing boots with straps at that point. Only boots I have seen it on are some RL boots. Which I certainly would never take above tree line.
     
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    No one even mentioned the price this time! haha
     
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    Need a quick answer about fit. I wear a 12D in the 1-511 last comfortably; ie the dalton boot, a touch snug on the side of the foot for the first hour I got them, now they're great. Toes come fairly close to the end. Do you think that an 11.5E would work in the 2 last?
     
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    There are a plethora of leather, made-in-usa alpine boots that don't look like ass, and from companies that are more experienced with creating boots for that purpose.

    That boot is an abortion, just like many of AE's newer offerings the past few years; but obviously their P&L says otherwise.

    The 5th street is still easily the best AE boot in my mind, followed by the Bayfield and finally the Dalton.



    This has potential:

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    Yet another variation on the AExWolverine last:
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    Thanks, MacktasticGDogg! So according to this, I think the best choice would be the 9.5US, correct?
     
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    Did anyone else receive a package from Allen Edmonds filled with brochures and a 2013 priceless? Just showed up today, cost AE $5 to send it to me.
     
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    I got the same package. I too was surprised that AE spent $5 on Priority Mail to have it sent. It almost seemed like the brochures and price list were intended for a retailer.
     
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    Actually, after much trial and error it seems that on the 5 last I'm in fact a EE. On others like the 1 an E width works for me. Life could be way worse...
     
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    Will anybody here venture into the new AE clothing lines? I think they have a nice niche in the shoe market, but I'm not sold on Allen Edmonds clothes. It seems like they are trying to expand for the sake of expanding only without really bringing anything special to the table.
     
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    The soles look somewhat like the Clarks Desert Boot, and one of the Rancourt's offerings. Good to know about the sole, and how it lives up to the daily grind.
     
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    Quote:Some of us spend enough on the brand to be a retailer! Any new models of note that arent on the site yet?
     
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    I received that in the mail today too. I,too, thought it looked like it was intended for a retailer. Especially with the back page or two showing displays and such that are available. I got excited and thought for a moment I could order that stuff!
     
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    Well, you aren't missing a ton on Gilt's shoe sales anyhow. I haven't seen much available to intrigue me. They seem to carry a lot of styles that AE has on clearance anyway. They don't carry the popular ones like the Strand, Mcallister, Park Ave, etc. Also no burgundy offerings.
     
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    Received 5 pairs. 2 pairs on Saturday and 3 pairs today.

    Sanford – Walnut
    PA – Grey Cloud
    Players – Navy suede
    RL Illford – Tan Khaki
    LaSalle - Chili Burnished

    I should permanently leave this thread…
     
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    They wouldn't be my first choice for anything... unless I was judging the ugliest AE shoe contest. I can't recall any hiking boot with a stupid strap in the middle of it like that... It's completely impractical.

    It takes a special kind of dumb for someone to wear AE's whilst hiking above the treeline. Anyone who is an avid enough hiker to be doing that sort of thing buys real hiking boots, from a hiking boot manufacturing company, just as a businessman would buy AE shoes to wear to the office instead of Nike dress shoes.

    AE wasn't attempting to make a fully functional alpine boot on this one, they were attempting to grab another, hideous boot wearing, demographic with this boot... If such a demographic even exists.
     
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    I guess it's hard to say. For me Carmina 8UK in Rain, Inca, and Forest lasts all translates to US 9D in AEs. I do have a pair of Bradley's in 9.5D that fits fine as long as I tighten the laces pretty good. I guess you should give size 9.5D a try and see if it works out.
     
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    Your real name is Thumper? [​IMG]
     
  18. Cold Iron

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    There is a good thread on AAAC about this. Paul quickly jumped in and explained that as long as men are in an AE store shopping for shoes he wanted to offer other options for them. I'm pretty well set on what fits me and doesn't based on brand so it will have to be a really good fit for me to switch. Next time I am at an AE store I will try a sportcoat on if they have them to check them out. One of the best posts on AAAC in that thread was someone saying they were going to wait for the blazerbank to open before he purchased a sportcoat from AE.
     
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    Sure, I'll post an update once I've worn them a few times.

    At a minimum, I also put toe taps on my leather-soled shoes. I've never tried the tap sole and toe tap combination tho. I've noticed that one or the other is usually enough. Also, I use rubber toe taps since they seem to be less flashy (than steel) and more floor-friendly. I figure I can just easily have them replaced when they get really thin. Here's how they look installed (they're about 2-3mm thick at the front):

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    I think this thread has become AE's focus group for evaluating new styles. If so, please start producing a Dalton boot in brown shell.
     
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