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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    Oh wow. That is a steal. I may have to step up and snag a pair of them at that price! Please do post pictures when you get them if you don't mind.
     
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    So I took the advice and asked Debbie about it. She told me that it was a production flaw and asked me to send them back. They are making me another pair. Excellent customer service!
     
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    That seems strange considering orders placed after that timeframe have shipped. Have you reached out to ask for a status update?
     
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    I wonder what the rate of shoes getting ruined or turning into seconds during production is? I just got word that my MacNeil spectators (the last webgem) were ruined during production and they're making me a new pair. Add that to the two pairs of cappuccino shell McAllisters, my sharkskin Sheltons that had a golf sole put on them instead of the normal sole, and my walnut shell MacNeils. All in the past three months. AE has fixed it on every occasion, but it still makes me wonder.
     
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    Thanks for the reply! So by walking 15 minutes indoors the cork bump should disappear that quickly? I feel a small bump in the right shoe, but its just more pronounced in the left. Assuming it is just the cork then it'll just eventually even out as they get broken in?
     
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    Not yet. I have an email from Allison at AE Customer Service from April 26 confirming that "...the footwear will be completed within 8 weeks and we will call to get your payment information at that time" -- I have nothing else in writing and tomorrow makes exactly eight weeks, so I'll wait another day before checking in. Just anxious and excited. :)
     
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    Hi, I had the same problem with my Mcallisters when I first wore them. I don't think it will take 15 minutes, but after a couple of weeks the bump disappears as the cork is molds to your foot. I have no problem with my shoes anymore.
     
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    I wouldn't assign a specific time frame to it. Tietherope said above that it took his about 15 minutes, but I am quite certain that this will vary depending on the person. I'd just wear them indoors during the "normal" break-in period to assess fit and comfort (which for me is a couple of hours per day for several days walking indoors). If you feel that they aren't getting better during that time frame, return them. When I get a new pair, I put them on in the evenings when I get home from work and just wear them around the house for the evening. I do this for up to a week, which may be overkill, but it definitely gets the soles flexible to the point that they don't accumulate excessive toe wear when they start hitting the pavement. Personally, I would reserve judgement until I was ready to cross the point of no return (which is when you start wearing them outdoors, whenever that may be).
     
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    It feels like their customer service within their store is quite lacking compared to their internet customer service department. Maybe it's just the location I go to in Southern California.
     
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    I find that customer service tends to be lacking her in SoCal in general.
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    I have had the same problem with two pairs, after a few wears it has gotten much better. It is no longer an issue that concerns me.
     
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    Harrison vs Rutledge in walnut? Which one do you prefer? I can't decide
     
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    Although formality may not be a deciding factor due to the choice of walnut, I see this in the same way as the Park and Fifth Avenue comparison. The PA and Harrison being more formal with a simple cap toe and the FA/Rutledge being slightly less formal. I personally prefer the added detail on the Rutledge.
     
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