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

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

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  1. ScottyBoy920

    ScottyBoy920 Senior member

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    Such a pain to pay for the return shipping though. But I guess if you don't love them, then don't keep them.
     
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    Same here torn between the 2. In my opinion I think you'll get more mileage on the dark brown however the waxy brown is more striking. Aside, I believe the 2Q cost $279.
     
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    Last month I got some Amoks (firsts) in the Snuff. Super-comfortable--like wearing socks with soles. Like them some much, I got some in Tan also. Neither of them squeak either. These came with tan and red/pink laces. The tan didn't look right, so I tried the pink. Definitely gonna have to buy some new laces:

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    Anyhow, here's my dilemma. I received my shell color samples so I could decide whether to get Truffle or Walnut for my MTO Kenilworths. Decided on the Truffle, but never having shell before I got so worked up I decided I had to have some shell now. I usually wear 12E in the 1, 8 and 4 lasts, but there were none available as seconds in Leeds or Dundee. They did have Burgundy Leeds in 12EE so I bought them for $381. The problem is they're too loose. I know from fondling my two samples that the shell will get softer. How will longer term wear affect shell? They're extra extra roomy in the toe box and I get some heel slippage now, but I know the heel slippage will subside some when the soles soften from break in. I have already snugged the laces and strolled the house on the carpet but the looseness bothers me. Will they get much looser after break in? $200 off on shell is a great deal and I have them now instead of 6-8 weeks, but spending $381 on shoes that I won't wear much because the don't feel right isn't a such a great deal. I thought about wearing them on the carpet for to see how they feel after a bit of wear, but I would hate to have them develop the creases based on my feet if I'm gonna end up returning. Any recommendations?
     
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    Shell or not, it sounds like the Leeds don't fit. I don't have any shell make ups. However, I do have a couple pair of shoes that are just a little bit too big for my feet (in terms of volume). They will loosen up a little bit. That's a result of bending and flexing the leather. And your feet will sink into the shoe a little bit too as the cork miidsole conforms to your foot. I can't quantify the amount of change. I can only tell you that shoes loosen with wear to some degree.

    By all means, wear them around the house for a few days (maybe use shoe covers). You made one statement that I would like to emphasize

    "but spending $381 on shoes that I won't wear much because the don't feel right isn't a such a great deal."

    To thine own self be true, you have to be happy with the purchase. If you have doubts, you'll think about them everytime you put those shoes on.

     
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    K so my dark brown Long Branch are on their way. Used the 20% off amazon coupon and scored 1sts for $200 + $18 tax. Cheaper then buying 2nds from AE.
     
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    Thanks (to you and kmdsimpson) for the talking down. There are a few minor marks on the uppers, but nothing that can't be mitigated with some polishing. so now I have some proper perspective, as I paid only 170 for these...

    On another note, currently trying to talk myself out of buying the neon navy suede strandmoks. Do any of y'all have this shoe? What do you normally wear it with?
     
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    I've been emailing with one of the AE shoe outlets and I asked specifically about free shipping both ways and the responder said that it was free shipping both ways as long as it was within the US. Is this not true?
     
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    Yes, for the moment. The lady at Shoe Bank told me that it's going to change soon.
     
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    For me, fit is key. Down the road, saving a few bucks will not make the shoes fit any better. I would pass on them.
     
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    Has anyone ordered the tan Saunders which I assume are from the Ralph Lauren line? If so, how is the color relative to AE walnut?
     
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    Completely agree. If I had no interest in baseball, I probably wouldn't care. But there is no way I'll wear any team logo other than this one:
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    Have you tried an insole/insert .Superfeet makes good ones . I live in the SF Bay Area and many shoe stores have try on pairs so you dont have to buy em to find out if they will work for you . If you live near mountains ski shops have them too. They def take up room in a shoe
     
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    I often don't get email confirmation when I order from the outlets. I think they get busy and forget to do it. I've never had my order not completed, though.
     
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    +1.

    I think a lot of us go through this bargain hunting phase, where we try to make the great deal work. But in the end, you realize it's better not to settle on a bad fit. You'll end up not wearing the shoes. And it's better to have one pair of shoes you love that fit well, rather than two or three pair of ill fitting shoes.

    I also find that something else always comes along. Maybe the correct size will come around in the outlets, or there will be something else you like. Or just spend the extra for shoes you know you will love wearing.
     
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    Yes. You have to call them, and they will email you a prepaid label.
     
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