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

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  1. brailly

    brailly New Member

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    Thanks for the reply cbbuff! I'm a recent college grad so money is a little tight right now. I contemplated purchasing AE's from "allaboutshoes," but at the moment $250 is a little too rich for my blood. I can't tell what a really worn vs lightly worn sole looks like, but I'm glad you're saying it looks to be very light. I think I will be able to pick these up at around $80. On average, how long do the soles of AE's last before requiring repairs assuming moderate to frequent wear?
     
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    Thanks for that bit of info. I noticed that several widths were available and assumed that if they offer anything other than D, there must be an E width. But after further review, you are absolutely correct, they offer only narrow, D and EEE...no E. That's really too bad. Perhaps I oughta try the 10.5 EEE just for giggles. Edward will have to order it but now I am curious. It's such a great looking shoe with some nice details as REGuy pointed out.
    Walnut, not pebble grain, double leather sole, wingtip brogueing, blucher. Just about everything I was looking for.

    However, Edward indicated that the calf pebble grain MacNeil will be $179 during the Feb sale. Anybody have some images of a well worn walnut macneil w/pebble grain?
     


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    That's really weird. I wonder if the lack of an E width is due to the fact the players' shoe was just on sale at Nordstrom for $200ish two weeks ago. Maybe it's a temporary inventory issue?
     


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    The Vinci really do look great JubeiSpiegel. A little too close to the Kenilworth for me to add to my collection, but where you couldn't get a pair of the Kenilworth to work for you...they seem like a natural, even finer looking, better made option. I'd love to get my hands on a pair to see if I could replicate the mirror toe. And as always, the Tresana is a wonderful shoe. I don't need much arm twisting to post a couple of images of my own.

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    And this is the most recent image I have. I really should take some current ones. The images above are all about a year old (or more).

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    Could very well be. I wish I'd known about the sale. I'd have picked up a pair. Any idea when the next nordstrom sale is?
     


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    I m afraid that might not be the case as I have been checking that shoe for quit a while, even before the short sale after Christmas. But it doesn't hurt to call up AE or Nordstrom to ask tho.
     


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    I'll report back on the polishing soon. Just waiting on some matching polish to arrive. Might just try the AE brown in the meantime. The only thing I do miss is the burnished toe. Any way to replicate a similar look?
     


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    Anybody else?
     


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    I have the AE wax and it doesn't mirror very easily. Kiwi and Saphir are easier to get a mirror toe. As far as the burnishing, I'd try to use 3-4 coats of black cream polish on just the tip of the toe (just the tip...just to see how it feels :)) followed by black wax on the very end of the toe, like no more than an inch. It should give you a slightly darker toe and it won't turn the shoe black. However, they appear to be a very dark brown as is so any change will be very slight. I'd think that a mirror toe would be the best option to get them stand out in a crowd.
     
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    Uninteresting?? How dare you!! :)

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    Nordstrom had the players' shoe on sale last July for the Anniversary sale, so that would be my guess.
     


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    Thinking of grabbing a pair of those walnut players shoes mainly to wear with denim? Anyone have an idea of this would look? Or would you recommend another AE shoe? Thanks
     


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    It is lighter than the picture suggests, a true medium brown compared to the dark brown of the Kenilworth. In the sunlight it really does look espresso brown. I'll work the black in slowly, thanks for the tip.
     


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    I always wondered how you polished the Kenilworths with the burnishing, whether you used black on the tip and brown everywhere else. Very interesting. You're at a point where you should have your own thread to answer polishing/shoe care questions.
     


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    i have the walnut Strand and its pretty good looking with jeans/chinos/suits. so I think the players should do the same!
     
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