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

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  1. trueimage

    trueimage New Member

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    Hey - I'm looking to get my first pair of AEs, primarily for work. Will be worn with slacks or Chinos, from khaki to dark charcoal.

    I was thinking about the Flatiron in Bourbon or Walnut... what do you think?

    I also have wide feet, how is the 333 last?
     


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    jimney Senior member

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    Flatiron in Bourbon would be my choice. I think it would be easier to dress up than walnut.

    I actually tried on the Franciscan yesterday, which is also on the 333 last. I would say it is a bit narrow in the forefoot compared to some I've tried - particularly the Leeds.
     


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    This won't affect the look nor the durability of the shoes, if everything else is fine, you should keep them.
     


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    I'd go with bourbon. I went down 0.5 for my 333 as compared to my 5-last shoes. It's tight in the pinky toes but should relax a bit. When I tried TTS, the 333 was just a bit too loose in the toe box for my liking.
     


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    If you return them, it shouldn't be for those sole marks IMO.
     


  6. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    The marks aren't the issue. It is the stitching that protrudes outside of the channel. It shouldn't be a big deal and I will keep them, but it is a little sloppy...only on one.
     
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    I just picked these Shell Cordovan Polo Saddle shoes off eBay. Really pumped. The Amok door closed for me...and this one opened. They were on eBay for about 10 mins I think LOL $135!

    What do you guys think? The soles are not worn very much at all.

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    Sometimes, you just gotta bust out the Shell Dalton's
     


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    Ahhh those Dalton's look very nice. Perfect Fall shoe IMO.
     


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    While the number of readers and posters on this thread seems to be dropping dramatically over the weekend, I thought I might still want to throw a question that has been bothering me for the past week or so. I am finalizing my MTO Leeds in dark brown (alas, cappuccino is all out) and I am stuck with the sole options.

    In a nutshell, the choices boil down to the following: JR vs. Dainite (with the midsole). Ultimately, I want these to be my all-weather walker and I came to the understanding that I don't wear my leather sole shoes in the foul weather, and stick to the Trickers or AE Aberdeen on the Vibram sole. So, my options are either get them on the Dainite at the factory or put Vibram protector at the local cobbler's.

    AE seems to be willing to add a midsole between the welt and the Dainite to add some beefiness to the sole and make it similar to the Leeds double sole. This will probably look like this:

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    Given that I want a light brown (aka antique) welt and sole edge, similar to this
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    do you think I could still achieve this effect with the Dainite sole?
     


  11. VinnyMac

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    Did you buy seconds? If so, what did you expect?
     


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    A lot of older dogs like me think that the double leather sole of the sandersons contributes to comfort, esp. if you're standing a lot during the day. Not sure how the patriots are comfortwise, though. I'd imagine that loafers tend to be comfortable too since they tend to be a little looser.
     


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    Is heel slipping while walking expected? The salesman told me that it was partially due to the sole resisting flexing with the foot but will break in

    My heel only comes up a bit and not even close to coming out of the shoe.
     


  14. meowmix1891

    meowmix1891 Senior member

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    Help! I think I ruined my cordovan shoes! I purchased my first pair of cordovans from the shoebank. Then my cream at a retail store. The salesman told me to watch the video found on their site and told me to apply a light coat with a dauber.

    I watched the video and applied even less than what the guy in the AE demo video was showing. They even tell you to apply it "thoroughly". I had read on these forums to apply conservatively so I thought that applying less than what the AE demo guy was showing would be adequate.

    I wiped off most of it, brushed it with a horsehair brush, then buffed the shoe with a soft cotton cloth. But it left my shoe with a slightly dull shine in some places and a glossy shine in others. Is this a cause for concern? Will it go away if I don't polish it with cream for another couple months but instead just wipe the dull areas with a clean cotton cloth and horsehair brush from time to time? Would that take off from the thick layer of cream I just applied?
     


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    They aren't permanently ruined. Brushing and buffing will eventually remove it (look up the Mac method if you aren't familiar). If you want to speed this up, use Saphir Renovateur (aka Reno) on it.
     


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