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

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  1. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    They look great!
     


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    When I started perusing this thread a little over a year ago, it was about half the size it is now. It took me quite awhile to read through from page one, but it was worth it. I'm glad I got on board when I did, as that same task seems much more daunting now.
     
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    Does anyone know if it is safe to use Renomat on the unlined neumoks
     


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    I wouldn't. I think it'll soak in like a sponge.
     


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    Thanks much, guys. I enjoy the walnut shell as I seem to be one of the few deprived who doesn't own any (Alden) ravello or whiskey. Yet...
     


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    Another try at posting my new to me Leeds.

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    Used to think that there was no difference in brands of shoes, walked around in $20 State Street Mardell Oxford shoes now I am sporting Allen Edmonds Fiesols and let me tell you I can feel the difference. I like to say, blind fold me, spin me around five times and strap on either the State Street or my Allen Edmonds and I can tell the difference real easily. The State Street are like wearing lead weights on my feet.
     


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    I've had a pair of strands for a few months and they seem to be wearing in differently. The right shoe has some creases as is to be expected(they are shoes after all) but the left shoe has much more pronounced wrinkling and more hairline wrinkles across the toe. It looks like the leather insole is pulling on the side of the left shoe which may be causing some of the weird wrinkling. Am I just being overly picky/crazy or is this unusual?

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    My kenwoods and mctavishes haven't worn unevenly so I don't think it's the way I walk or anything. Just picked up a pair of Nathan's(Fifth Aves renamed for JA BanK). Haven't worn em yet though.
     


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    Wow, that's a first for me. Those don't even look like the same calfskin that Strands are made from. The leather looks like it has very little rigidity. Are they firsts or seconds? New or used?

    You reference the insole "pulling on the side of the left shoe," is that something you are seeing from the inside? Can you post a picture?
     


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    That looks like excess creasing/wrinkling. Do you put shoes trees in your shoes when they are not being worn? It's possible it's also a sizing issue.
     


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    I do use shoe trees and condition with AE products.

    MoneyWellSpent: you can see the crease in the photo with both of them. On the left shoe(bottom) there is a deep crease near the sole. That is the insole causing that crease. It sticks out a bit.

    They were new firsts. It may be a sizing issue although I was fit in an AE store. They were a bit tight at first but broke in to be comfortable. I'm at a EEE so I can't go wider
     
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    This. I have two pairs of shoes that were too tight before I stretched them out by wearing them. Both have excessive creasing across the vamp.
     


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    Not sure about what's worse . . .

    a) Seeing a member's prospective post about spending $395 for a brand new AE item, and then discovering that some fellow members on the forum would not "suggest" to wait a few weeks to save over one hundred dollars ($100+) . . . and having the customer feel his stomach pain over the outcome.

    Versus

    b) Some of us (namely over 20 members on this forum, besides myself) having inside information that can suggest a 35% discount on selected styles, but cannot officially post it before the press release - because a promise was made?

    As the song goes, "Can't please everybody".
     


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    Well crap. I wouldn't have bought them if I had known they would end up like this. The guy at AE said they would break in as if it was no big deal.
     


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    How long has it been since you purchased them?

    Which AE store?

    (You may have some options)
     


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