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

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  1. 454Casull

    454Casull Senior member

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    Could be the ball length is off. Take the shoe in your hands and bend the toe upward as if you were stepping off in your gait. Does the point on the outsole with the greatest bend, looking from the lateral side, match the metatarsophalangeal articulation of your pinky toe? i.e. does the pinky joint on the ball of your foot sit inside the natural bend of the shoe?

    If the ball length of the shoe is too great, your pinky toe will get crushed. Perhaps a wider, shorter shoe is in order. IMO ball length fit is much more important than toe/foot length fit.
     
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    Has the Amok been redone?
    I remember when it first came out the actual colors in the store when I saw them were very dirty looking and pretty horrible all around.
    I was just in there today and saw three Amok's again but they all looked really good. There was no more intentional distressing on them and they looked super clean.

    They actually look just like they do on their website now
    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF1134_1_40000000001_-1
     


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    wow, if they look like that in person, those are sweet
     


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    They do look like this on purpose. However, there is a reason why they are $250 and not the now-current regular price of $335. They are not lined, just a single layer of leather inside. Cheap glued sole too. I was going to get them, but then I saw a pair in the AE store in Troy and changed my mind. I'll wait and see what spring collection has to offer.
     


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    The sole is glued? Are you sure? And the absence of the liner is part of the "unconstructed" style, like the Neumok. In suede, I imagine the interior would be pretty comfy. But probably not for everyone.
     


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    They are not glued: "360 degree Goodyear welted construction (learn about our 212 steps of Craftsmanship)"
     


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    I thought as much but wanted to give the benefit of the doubt.
     


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    I bought two pair from the Freeport store one in olive and one in the color that looks like the toe portion is dirty. Only paid $64.00 because of the $35.00 shoe donation deal they are running (they were only $99.00) to start with and I love them. They are comfortable and great looking.
     


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    No, not anything less than the original price. They gave about six shoes for you to choose from. You can mix and match. Strands were one of the six. I think Fifth Aves were another.
     


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    I just recently got my first pair of AEs and went with the Kenilworth. I went and tried on various sizes and went with a 9D. They fit amazing, as far as comfort, and I wore them for a few hours with no issues. Right around the ankle, if I look down at them while walking and pull my pant leg up slightly, I can see a bulge of the leather as I press down on my heel. Like the soft leather in that area flexes in and out because my ankle area is more narrow than the top of the shoe. It is only cosmetic as it doesn't slip around, is anyone familiar with that? I am going to order a different pair on the five last and just want to make sure that I don't need to go narrower, though I worry that narrower will fit differently everywhere else and not be as comfortable.


    I ordered some heel/ankle insert things online that will be here in a few days and will fill that void, I hope, although it is only cosmetic.
     


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    I don't think what's happening with your shoe is related to your anatomy. I've seen 0 photos of shoes that aren't AE with that "feature" post online. It seems like 20% or more of the AE photos show some amount of that.
     


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    also, if i understand the problem correctly, flat feet/ overpronation contribute to this. i happen to have the same issue with all of my shoes...
     


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    I bought the Malvern pebble grain in 11B from the store as they had it in stock and I thought I'd at least think about it... then I returned it as I wanted the burnished and it felt a little small. So I ordered a pair of Tricker's, however, they are wide for my narrow feet and a little bulbous. So I just ordered the 11.5B in burnished. I can always return these as well. What alternatives do I have for sub $400 with narrow feet? Allen Edmonds has a near monopoly on me because of my narrow feet.
     


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