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

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

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  1. Cold Iron

    Cold Iron Senior member

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    Sometimes they do go away, but not always. I would send them back for another pair myself. There was a discussion a couple of months ago about this and sometimes they do go away. But not always...
     


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    I would exchange them - you will be keeping the shoes for a long time, it isn't worth risking the lump not going away.

    On a somewhat related note:

    Just to add a little fuel to the fire, I received a pair of Walnut Strands that AE pricematched to the Nordstrom's sale. Interestingly, they came with a return shipping label to Nordstrom, not AE, so I'm thinking that this pair was specifically made for the sale. The quality of these shoes were terrible, and I will be returning them. They were definitely second quality shoes - for example, the toe cap on the right side was about 1/4-1/2" larger than on the left side. Immediately apparent, before I even put the shoes on! The stitching is also very poor, unlike the pictures I've seen for Strands in the past. Definitely a second quality shoe, but there was no stamp on the sole to indicate it as such.
     


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    Actually, whenever I've bought from another store, the label is always to return to the store and not AE. Even Sherman Brothers does this.
     


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    I purchased the shoes from AE, but they came with a return label to Nordstrom. That is why I think they were made specifically for the anniversary sale at Nordstrom.
     


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    Thanks a bunch for the info. Glad I am not the only one experiencing this. I will exchange this for another one.

     


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    Thanks, Shiny. Looking at this shoe, I don't know what AE marketing/design departments are thinking. If they were to bring this shoe in as a part of their permanent line-up (which, as far as I am concerned, needs to be revised and shrunk drastically, but this is a separate issue) it would be selling like a hot pie.
     


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    How very coincidental. I was going to post nearly this exact post last night and didn't have time. I too ordered a couple pairs of Walnut Strands. In my case, the "couple" end up being 5 pairs (to the tune of nearly 1200 bucks) from Nordstrom since I had no idea what size would fit me. The sizes were 8D, 8.5C, 8.5D, 9C, 9D. Still waiting on the Cs. Got the Ds already and while I normally fit 8.5D (hence the centering at that size), the 9D fits me the best so far (with the thicker Thorlo comfort socks that I typically wear). Anyway, while I was comparing the 8.5D and 9D in my house I noticed that the 9Ds slipped on the carpet every single time I took a step. When I looked at the bottom, I saw the same thing you did: [​IMG] The dark sole being the slippery one from the 9D and the light sole being the not slippery one from the 8.5D. Anyone ever see this before?
     
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    My new fifth streets from 6pm came with the darker soles. They match of course, but does anyone know the difference, if any from the two soles?

    I actually like the darker ones better, maybe cuz they're new to me, being that all my other AEs are lighter. Of course this is strictly visual perspective, as I have yet to take the fifth streets on they're maiden voyage.
     
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    after I dropped them off at UPS it occured to me that I should have taken more pictures. I was rather occupied with at the time though, so only ended up with this one.
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    Here are a few pictues of the Fifth Streets.

    Hard to tell in the Pics, but I did condition, Polish, and Coat a thin layer of Neutral Wax on them Before Wearing.


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    Which Nordstrom store or SA offered you a price match from Amazon?

    David
     


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    If you are professionally fitted in a Nordstrom store and they sell you shoes, they will honor a 6 month refund or exchange guarantee after you have worn them if the size causes issues with your feet. I don't know of any other AE retailer who does that.

    David
     


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    I don't believe the lump will go away. The cork does form to your foot, but should not have a lump in it.

    I suggest you exchange it.

    David
     


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