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

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  1. nathanl

    nathanl Senior member

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    Positive. I'm comparing it to one of my normal single-sole pairs and it's about the same. On my other double-soles, you can see two seams, one between the double soles and one between the top sole layer and the welt - here there's only one seam between the sole and the welt:
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    Just received the Strand seconds today. The right shoe looks perfectly fine. However, the left shoe has some issues: blemishes, damaged area, and bad stitching.

    Not sure if I will keep them. What does everyone think?

    I can live with the blemishes and maybe the damaged area, but not sure about the bad stitching.
     
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    First picture is the only offender for me.
     
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    I have three pairs of AEs and they all have that notch on the inside heel. I think it is a common error. The blemishes seem like the would be lessened/corrected by a good polishing.

    The bad stitching also seems to be in the heel. It will rarely be showing and I would never see it while wearing the shoe. It would not bother me.
     
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    I dont understand the preference for double soles. I think a nice shoe almost always looks better with a single sole, which is thick enough as it is. Unless its a wear/durability preference, I dont see the reason to go with double from an aesthetic standpoint.
     
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    To present my comment as anything but facetious indicates either a sad lack of reading comprehension skills or a deliberate attempt to deceive . David Copeland seems to have taken upon himself to introduce an element of purposeless juvenile confrontation into every thread he posts in . I personally find this to be a particularly distasteful character trait . Indeed it is what it is.
     
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    I had noticed as well that they seem to have changed it from a double to a single sole (as well as the traditional heel instead of the combination heel). I prefer the double sole on the Player's as well, and regretted the decision to alter it. Either way, though, it is a fantastic shoe at a fantastic price.
     
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    They are actually quite special indeed, one of my fave styles and the very pair I hope to purchase next....absolutely gorgeous. Color me jealous.... J
     
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    All Goodyear-welted shoes have a joint located on the inside heel breast. It is where the welt is started and stopped during the stitching process. Some manufacturers hide it better than others, but it is always there. It isn't a defect.
     
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    Do you mind providing more details on the Jos A Bank versions you got? I have always liked the idea of getting these shoes on those lasts, but haven't ever had a chance to see them in person. None of the Jos A Bank stores near me carry them in the shop. Do you mind saying how much they were, and posting photos?
     
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    I'd keep them as well. That's why they're seconds right? Still a good lookin' shoe. Nice purchase
     
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    Me too, and I also noticed that when they changed to a single sole on the black, they changed it to matching solid black, rather than the former brown/natural. J
     
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