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

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  1. hohneokc

    hohneokc Senior member

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    My Holbrooks were purchased in 1998 and are model 1568 in chocolate chamois. 1558 is the chromexcel
    http://issuu.com/allenedmonds/docs/fall-1998-catalog

    Chris
     


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    guasc1 Well-Known Member

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    I just wanted to share my "care for shell cordovan" experience.
    Yesterday I dedicated some tender loving care to my burgundy shell Leeds..

    1) I stripped the excess cream with a damp rag and some (a lot) elbow grease. There was a lot of accumulation in some spots.
    2) Using a cotton cloth, I then applied some Allen Edmonds shell cordovan cream purchased with the shoes and let it rest for 1 hour.
    3) Again elbow grease and a horse hair brush to remove excess.
    4) Gently buffed with a flannel cloth.
    5) Applied sole edge dressing

    I didn't get the military parade shine I was requested to have when in the Air Force, but I am pretty satisfied with the results.

    I will try and post pictures in the afternoon when I am back home.

    What do you think of the procedure?

    Speak now or forever hold your peace..

    ;-)
     


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    hohneokc Senior member

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    I have a bottle of Cole Haan chamois oil I found at a local shoe store.

    Chris
     


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    Fortunately, I never bought a pair in the wrong size, but I have the exact same experience with the 5-last. I am 10.5D in all my AE's with the exception of 5-last ones, where I wear an 11C.

    As for the comfort of the hard leather insole, this is quite true. I know many people feel the inside of a quality Goodyear-welted shoe and get scared away by the hard leather insole. If you are used to wearing foam filled shoes, your feet will have to get used to the difference, but it is worth it in the long run. Think of it like working out. It is uncomfortable at first, but you are healthier in the long run. Your feet are weak and tender from being in a soft foam environment all the time. They will adapt very quickly to the solid leather interior of a high quality shoe.
     


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    Those look like they would be a hit! They seem to be nothing more than shell Cronmoks. They look fantastic.
     


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    do we know what will be models will be 50% off during the tent sale?
     


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    Attached is the list I just received for Size 11.5D.

    I gotta believe prices will be the same, just depends on if the inventory is available in your size.
     


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    Attached is the Tent Sale selection and pricing for 11.5D size shoes.

    I was told EVERTHING in the store was 15-50% off. Lets see what great finds are to be had.
     


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    +1 for Liz at the Rockefeller Center store. She is great. And for what it's worth, I didn't have a very good experience with the gentleman I worked with at the 44th st store. Liz sent me there to try on a size that wasn't in stock at Rockefeller, and the salesman kept bad-mouthing her in front of me, saying things like "No no no Liz, what are you thinking?" which I thought was pretty unprofessional. Then he tried to put me into EEE width shoes which were way too big, even after I told him I had already tried them. Eventually I left the store without ever getting a chance to try on the shoes I came in for.
     


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    Anyone comment on how the flatiron's fit? I'm a 10D on brannick and 10D in a Strand
     


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    Flatirons are noticably wider, for me at least. They're on the 3 last, same as the Franciscans.
     


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    I agree - the 333 last is much wider than the 5 last. I have the 9.5D in Flatiron and Strand, but the Flatiron fits much looser. The Flatiron still fits, but it is a different more roomy fit.

    Chris
     
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    I got a price list for 12D and they are the exact same prices as your list so I am guessing that is the pricing.
     


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    Not that I need the temptation, but could you post the 12d list?
     


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