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

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  1. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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    Does a "W" on the sole of AE's mean seconds, or that they were returned?

    A seller on ebay swears it means a return only, I swore it meant they were seconds :confused:
     
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    It's all consumer psychology! The limited edition dimension of some of these shoes makes you want to buy before they are all gone. It definitely is working though... I am checking their site once every hour waiting for them to release the doublemonks and the other new models [​IMG]
     
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    Picture of new Dalton's:
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    There are plenty of AE seconds being bought, so someone should be able to answer this definitively. I know there are such things as third quality AE shoes, so be sure you are not buying those...
     
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    I purchased 3 pairs of "seconds" recently and none have a W.
     
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    Saphir is MUCH thicker and yields a bit higher gloss in my experience (far from glossy - just saying relative to the AE conditioner).

    I have used both with great results. If I just need to get some moisture in the leather, the AE product is great and that's what I use. For specific shine-ups that also require some conditioning, I may choose the Saphir.

    The only shoe I use exclusively Saphir on is my cordovan Leeds.
     
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    My results match this as well.

    Also Venetian Shoe Cream is good stuff and a bit of a trade secret. I actually prefer it for my shell leathers as it can shine to a higher sheen than Saphir Reno when I don't plan on putting a wax polish over it, (which is almost never, maybe once a year for shell cordovan). In other words, the shell looks a bit nicer when conditioning and buffing with the Venetian versus the Reno.
     
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    A "shoe" marking (sometimes appears as a slash) means seconds. A "W" (by the way - these are marked both on the sole of the shoe as well as on the inside of the upper) means they were "worn" and returned. It is possible to get a pair that both are seconds and worn, in other words, they have both the slash mark as well as a "W."
     
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    Cross post from the Official PSA thread:

    Just spoke to a SA at my local AE outlet (Riverhead) and this is what I gleaned they have in stock from my conversation:

    Swims ($29)
    M: Brown
    L: Red, Orange, Black
    XL: Brown

    I did not ask about size small and they could have had more colors in M (No navy, my first choice) and XL. My first choice was brown, but they did not have any in Large.

    I asked the SA to try and fit the swims over the displays he had (Size 9s) and he said it was a snug fit and a little tough to get on, and the large were easier to out on so along with the advice I received from above I went with the large in Red.

    He also mentioned to me that the Randolphs in shell dropped today to $399.
     
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    Allan Edmunds are by far one of the most comfortable shoes. They are considered more classic that Ferragamo and also typically re do your shoes for 100 bucks! I recently been following them on http://stylefeed.com/#allen-edmonds/men.
     
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    They're gorgeous!
    Totally serious question--would you guys ride your bike wearing boots like that? I ask because I avoid my car whenever humanly possible.
     
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    They've recently been on sale at Nordstrom and Shoe Bank but now it looks like Amazon has the San Marco on sale for a little over $150 for select sizes and colors.

    You can see what they have in stock here
     
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    I think those are so clunky, why would anyone want to wear those?
     
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    The San Marco is not my favorite shoe but the last in not clunky by any means.
     
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    Hoping the Neumora comes in Walnut and in wides. I'm going to jump all over that so fast.
     
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