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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. evolved

    evolved Senior member

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    From the website:

    • Lined premium burnished calfskin leather upper with ultra-soft lambskin lining

    Now I wonder if it makes that much of a difference.
     
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    I didn't realize the Rapid City existed, so thank you for bringing that option to my attention! I'll probably still talk to Allison about what is available, though. I've found that I don't wear my shell shoes as much as I like due to weather, so this is filling a specific need for me.

    Are the Independence insole and outsole appreciably better than the standard selections? I'd be interested in hearing people's thoughts.
     
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    I didn't think it would, but I've found the Independence lining to make a big difference. Much softer, more comfortable
     
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    Awesome to hear! These have become "go to" shoes for me. I'm sure you'll love the burgundy shell. If it weren't so similar I'd get another pair in shell!

    Looking forward to seeing how they turn out
     
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    Yeah the inside of my Rutledge's are butter. Its weird because I'm aware of how good it feels to have them on every moment if that makes sense. Sometimes its distracting because I'm just wigglin my toes thinking how good it feels when I sb working.
     
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    I'd second the Rapid City's. They are really cool shoes, and look much better in person than they do on the website.
    Won't the shell Leeds on the Dainite sole be essentially the AE version of an all-weather walker?
     
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    Maybe I will give it a shot after all that you've said. I wonder if it's not too late for me to change the specs?
     
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    Thanks to everyone who gave input about what shells to get.

    So while considering what shell seconds to get, I decided to take a trip to my local AE store to a) get my foot sized measured again and b) return my Malverns which were killing my right foot.

    I confirmed with the SA that for most shoes I should be a 9 EEE. After returning the Malverns, I of course had to try on some models I haven't tried before. In a nutshell, my next pairs of AEs will definitely be the Patriots and the Rothsays. I really loved both of them. I don't have a loafer, so the Patriots are probably next. The shoes I ended up walking out with, however....are these:

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    Blue Neumoks. For $199 I think they are great. Combined with the walnut Strands and shell walnut Daltons I've picked up in the last month, I think my shoe budget is spent for a while.

    Those Dundee truffle shells were in size 9.5 EEE, in case anyone wants to grab them.
     
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    Great choice. Those look great with jeans.
     
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    Not a huge AE fan, but picked these up during the Patriot sale. I like them, but the sole was a little sloppy. Don't know if I'll send them back or not.

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    Hey - I'm looking to get my first pair of AEs, primarily for work. Will be worn with slacks or Chinos, from khaki to dark charcoal.

    I was thinking about the Flatiron in Bourbon or Walnut... what do you think?

    I also have wide feet, how is the 333 last?
     
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    Flatiron in Bourbon would be my choice. I think it would be easier to dress up than walnut.

    I actually tried on the Franciscan yesterday, which is also on the 333 last. I would say it is a bit narrow in the forefoot compared to some I've tried - particularly the Leeds.
     
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    This won't affect the look nor the durability of the shoes, if everything else is fine, you should keep them.
     
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    I'd go with bourbon. I went down 0.5 for my 333 as compared to my 5-last shoes. It's tight in the pinky toes but should relax a bit. When I tried TTS, the 333 was just a bit too loose in the toe box for my liking.
     
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    If you return them, it shouldn't be for those sole marks IMO.
     
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    The marks aren't the issue. It is the stitching that protrudes outside of the channel. It shouldn't be a big deal and I will keep them, but it is a little sloppy...only on one.
     
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    I just picked these Shell Cordovan Polo Saddle shoes off eBay. Really pumped. The Amok door closed for me...and this one opened. They were on eBay for about 10 mins I think LOL $135!

    What do you guys think? The soles are not worn very much at all.

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    Sometimes, you just gotta bust out the Shell Dalton's
     
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    Ahhh those Dalton's look very nice. Perfect Fall shoe IMO.
     
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    While the number of readers and posters on this thread seems to be dropping dramatically over the weekend, I thought I might still want to throw a question that has been bothering me for the past week or so. I am finalizing my MTO Leeds in dark brown (alas, cappuccino is all out) and I am stuck with the sole options.

    In a nutshell, the choices boil down to the following: JR vs. Dainite (with the midsole). Ultimately, I want these to be my all-weather walker and I came to the understanding that I don't wear my leather sole shoes in the foul weather, and stick to the Trickers or AE Aberdeen on the Vibram sole. So, my options are either get them on the Dainite at the factory or put Vibram protector at the local cobbler's.

    AE seems to be willing to add a midsole between the welt and the Dainite to add some beefiness to the sole and make it similar to the Leeds double sole. This will probably look like this:

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    Given that I want a light brown (aka antique) welt and sole edge, similar to this
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    do you think I could still achieve this effect with the Dainite sole?
     
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