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

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  1. plainnerd

    plainnerd Well-Known Member

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    They feel very different though, the darker sole is very tacky and the lighter one is smooth, the textured heel is also about 2mm higher and feels softer. I noticed the feel while trying them on before I even looked at the soles.
     
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    wurger Senior member

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    I second that, belts and shoes should be the same color, but no necessary the same shade.
     
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    BootSpell Senior member

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    Just got the walnut Manistee myself, and they don't match my walnut (shell or calf) Daltons or Strands. But I agree with TTR. A belt is far enough away that it doesn't need to match exactly.
     
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    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    I don't own the Manistee, but every time I have looked at one in person, it has been a different shade. I agree with the others, that it is acceptable.
     
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    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    I echo other's sentiments on the walnut belt. I will also suggest that your strands will darken with time and polish to the point there will be no difference with the belt. I was shocked how light my Strands were when I first bought them. Two years later, I'm surprised by how much they have darkened due to time and polish.
     
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    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    That's my experience with walnut as well.
     
  7. Winston S.

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    If it's any consolation I have the wide basic dress belt in dark brown and it is almost black, i.e., no where close to the color of your belt.
     
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    Personally, I don't think I could feel a 2mm difference - but that's just me. It's most important that you are happy with your purchase. If you wish to return, it's up to you.
     
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    When tying my shoes, the loops of the laces always seem to line up vertically along the shoe instead of a more pleasant looking horizontal bow. Does anyone else have this problem? What am I doing wrong? [​IMG]
     
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    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    That's surprisingly common for right handed people. You will have to relearn to tie your shoes and undo decades of habit to get rid of it.
     
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    you've probably been tying your shoes wrong your whole life. Hope this helps.

     
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    How do the Elgin's fit? The 11D Strands are a tad snug on me...
     
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    I found them to fit very similar to the Strands.
     
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    Thanks. They have a pair of firsts for 197....decisions....
     
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