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

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  1. csc67

    csc67 Senior member

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    I found the newer AE's to have more room around the ankle - How's this for extra material

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  2. PhiPsi32

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    Your foot fits in that? Eh?
     


  3. g.michael

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    Agreed. The Bayfield's are great and CXL is very durable leather. Scuffs, cuts, etc. clean up nicely with leather conditioner and cream polish. I find them very comfortable and great for light hiking as you described.
     


  4. PhiPsi32

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    These are my PAs without inserts. Very little gap, fits even better with inserts.

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    Same here. After buying several pairs of AE in different lasts, I've conlcluded that one and only last I can wear is the 8 last.... of which I think I have 4-5 pairs now
     




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    csc67, how does it fit in the toe? And what size are you wearing?
     
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    Has anyone tried on the new 3-333 last? They didn't have any 11Bs in the store and I wanted to know if they're too narrow to wear your usual size.
     


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    I finally got the McTavish today - and I'm glad I did. I think this is going to be a great casual / business casual shoe. This is supposedly the same last and style as the McAllister. But I wear a 9 1/2 D in the McAllister and the 9D fit perfect in the McTavish. I don't know if the McTavish is cut a little different or AE is making the 5 last a bit fuller now. Either way, I'm liking the McTavish.

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    The AE rep told me that the Rough Collection shoes fit a bit tighter. Haven't had a chance to see if this is true. Congrats on the McTavish. I was looking at the McTavish before the Ridgeway popped up.
     


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    Rough collection fit tighter? I've found (as it looks like hohneokc also has) that they fit larger than their non-Rough counterparts. Ah, the mystery that is AE lasts... always keeping us guessing and vexxed.
     


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    It just reinforces in my mind that I should try on the shoes before buying.
     


  12. puglytaco

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    First post. Going to 5+ weddings this summer and spring and figured it was time to invest in some brown shoes to go with my navy suit. Already have a pair of black AE's, so figured I'd go brown. Here's a couple I've been looking at, opinions of each? In mid 20's if that helps.

    AE Clifton, either in burgundy or walnut:
    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/allen-edmonds-clifton-oxford/2892042?origin=category

    Strand:
    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF6105_1_40000000001_-1

    Sanford:
    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF6517_1_40000000001_-1

    Kenilworth (walnut, brown burnished):
    http://www.zappos.com/allen-edmonds-kenilworth-brown-burnished-calf

    Can't really decide how functional a color walnut would be. My favorite is probably the Clifton, burgundy seems like the safer bet. Thoughts?
     


  13. easy_golfing

    easy_golfing Senior member

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    how do the dalton's fit in comparison to the macneils? I wear 10.5D (with inserts) in the macneils and have some bulging at the sides. I wanted to try on the Dalton in store, but they didn't have 10 or 10.5
     


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    Exactly. Changing lasts will not help, this issue has shown up in newer AE shoes and seems to occur way too often on at least the 1 and 5 lasts. I just boxed up my new shell Bradley's and sent them back yesterday asking for a replacement pair that measures 2.4" across the top opening like the rest of my shoes on the #1 last instead of the 3.1" that I received.

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread/3030#post_5245768

    I included a copy of my post in the box and will see what happens. Really like the shoe a lot but I am not going to wear it or any other shoe like that. It also makes the heel a lot looser so it slips, so have no idea for the reasoning behind it.
     


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