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

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

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  1. SBear

    SBear Senior Member

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    There is a shallow dent in the leather and a darker tone in the dent on these seconds (near center of image). Not a big deal to me but if I can lighten the spot shade/color, I'd like to try. Any suggestions?
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    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    Very interested to see these on a dainite, ryden.
     


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    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    I, personally, would leave it. I'd be afraid of making it worse. Is that the only defect?
     


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    me too! :) I was supposed to have a lighter welt stich but I believe they were made with dark instead. Allison took great care of me for the mistake so I am not overly concerned but I would have prefered the lighter stitch.
     


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    The insole was shifted about 1/4 inch in the same shoe and had a slight visual wrinkle that can't be felt by my foot. Those are the only issues I could find.
     


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    Hm... I don't see any defects. I ONLY SEE PATINA!
     


  7. SBear

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    I'd stick with neutral/natural treatments if they were mine.
     


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    First thing I thought when I saw the spot out of the box was, "I have freckles, and now I have shoes with one, too."
     


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    Been wearing my suede sands and liking them overall. However, they squeak very audibly under my big toe when I walk. Is there anything I can do about this?

    Since they're a web gem I doubt they'd do much, and since it happens on both I feel its probably not a single error.
     


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    I'm thinking about going to my local shoe repair guy but I have no idea what to ask for.. I'm looking to buy I guess you would call it sole or edge dressing for the soles of the shoe? I don't know to word it..
     


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    @7_rocket - You mean like this?
     


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    Suede sTrands? Why do you think they won't take care of the webgem? It's still backed by their warranty.
    Take it to a local store and let them take a look. They might be able to help.
    It's also likely the squeaking will disappear after a while, as the shoes get adjusted to your feet.
     


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    Why would you dress the soles?

    I can understand doing the edge, they get scratched up and adding dressing can make a big difference. Edge dressing can easily by found on AEs website.
     


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    IMO the flat welt is best suited for the dalton. The dalton is more of a dress boot, where as the dundee is more of casual boot. Not that the split welt looks bad, just that the flat welt looks better. Just my .02.
     
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    These were last months web gems. I know they'll cover, I just meant I don't think there are many extras since it's a one time run.

    They're a Vibram sole if that changes why it could be happening.

    I want to stop by the local store next week anyways, so I'll likely wear them that day and ask then if it hasn't gone away

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