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

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  1. ryansto

    ryansto Well-Known Member

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    I just got my catalog in the mail today! Roughly 15% off all AE branded items, with 13 styles marked deeper. Also, some leather goods and all socks 25% off.
     


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    I posted all shoes and prices for the upcoming rediscover america sale several pages back.
     


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    EVERYTHING will be on sale a minimum of 15% There are 13 featured 1st quality up to 30% off. Leather goods and appearal is also on sale.
     


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    I just bought a pair in brown cordovan a month ago. They are fantastic. Great fit and style. The nearly whole cut design of the Norwich really shows off the cordovan.
     


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    Sounds gorgeous. My order is not far off from that.

    Cappuccino Leeds, split reverse, chili edge trim and double butyl. I'm hoping it doesn't take the 6-8 week estimate. My order went in the beginning of Sept.
     


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    Patrick, would you mind posting pictures of your Leeds once you get them? I am thinking of the Cappuccino Leeds as well, but will be curious to see yours first. Sadly, AE might be out of cappuccino shell by then...
     


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    Pics? I see you had a heel tap problem...fixed? Are your initial concerns of the elastic at the strap resolved?
     


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    Does anyone have an opinion on how the Mora 2.0 fits compared to something on the 5 last? I have a pair of 8D Fifth Aves that are very snug width and volume wise - not enough to make me not wear them, but enough to ensure I'd want something a little bigger for my next pair!
     


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    Based off of my last few MTO's I would not be surprised if it is close to 10-12 weeks...
     


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    Rl sandersons in brown today!

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    So I asked Allison about the JR vs. butyl and here's what she said:

    The JR Rendendbach outsole is made with a higher grade leather, it’s a little more “heavy duty”. The Double Butyl is our standard double oak leather outsole used on our Calf version of the Leeds, impregnated with oils to help repel moisture. I would not say one is superior to other, it’s based on how you will be wearing the footwear, and person preference. I feel if you are going to invest in the upper being shell cordovan, you are better off going with the Rendenbach outsole.
     


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    Thanks - I like they way they turned out too, but they are certainly darker than my older AE burgundy shell:

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    Good luck with yours! If they arrive darker than you would like, do some damp cloth + brushing...
     
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    mora 2.0 is on the 108 last: most people are familiar with this last on the Delray. It is a fuller fit than the 5 last that your Fifth Aves are on, and just a bit shorter.
     


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    Thanks for the research, and I agree with her. I always go with JR if I can.
     


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    I emailed AE and they immediately provided a UPS shipping label to have it fixed. I didn't have a box to ship it in so I kept putting it off until I decided to just have a cobbler glue it on for a few bucks. The heel tap kind of caught on my desk chair and it came off. I was a little miffed as it didn't take very much force for it to come off. However, I wouldn't let that deter you from getting them. I'm picking it up from the cobbler tomorrow so I could take pictures then.

    As far as the strap goes it just seemed like a weird thing for elastic to be part of a cordovan shoe. Some people on here explained they had durability issues with the noriwch when they were using fully leather straps. The elastic fixed that. I emailed AE and they confirmed the elastic can be replaced during recrafting so I'm not worried.

    Basically, if you are looking for a shell monk strap the Norwich is a great choice. I'm very happy all things considered.
     


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