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

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  1. Cold Iron

    Cold Iron Senior member

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    I also wear inserts and understand. My normal size in AE is 10D and my Dalton's are 10D with plenty of room. I had to very slightly stretch the left toe area of my shell Leeds in 10D. Calf Leeds were fine in 10D.

    Yes I also agree about AE quality control lately. Yesterday I went to an AE store for the first time to look at the 5th St. and Malvern that I ordered in on clearance so I could see them in person before purchasing, which I did. Waiting on a pair of Mcallister in walnut to come in that I ordered a few days ago but that will be it for me for awhile. Wanted to order the shell Dundee but given the lack of QC lately and many variations feel it is too risky now. Ended up giving a pair of AE Yuma boots away because they were so poorly done and purchased a better bison leather moc boot from BB at half the price (on clearance). I will give AE some breathing room and see if they can turn things around. It will also depend on what happens with the shell Bradley's that I had to send back yesterday.
     


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    These actually seem to fit the best so far-- I'd say fairly TTS. But it's my first time with the 7 last. I've done the 5, 3 and 2, with the 5 and 2 not giving me the best fit.
     


  3. easy_golfing

    easy_golfing Senior member

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    I actually don't mind the defects if I had bought seconds, but the fact that they are firsts makes them harder to accept.

    Also, anybody know when I can get Dalton's for $150 again?
     
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  4. kmdsimpson

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    +1 on both of these. I agree it would be better for all involved if they diverted some customer service resources to quality control.

    Seriously, the only thing that lets them overcome this is that Alden apparently is no much better and keeps raising their prices, and J&M gave up the market years ago.
     


  5. bucksfan

    bucksfan Senior member

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    A few pages back, someone asked me about my "collection." I had a day off today, and thought I would take advantage of the sunshine and take a few pics.

    First: entire collection (note I only used the left shoe of each pair...

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    Row 1: (L to R) brown scotch grain AE Macneil, Brown cordovan RL Marlow PTB, Burgundy shell AE Leeds Black shell AE leeds, black calf AE Park Avenue
    Row 2: brown shell AE strand, burgundy shell AE Macneil, burgundy shell AE Bradley, burgundy shell AE Randolph, burgundy shell AE Grayson, black calf AE Grayson
    Row 3: AE Dalton in walnut calf, Alden for J. Crew cap toe boot in #8 shell.

    More of the Burgundy shell AE's:
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    More of the Black AEs:
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    More of the Brown shell shoes:
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    More of the Boots:
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  6. kmdsimpson

    kmdsimpson Senior member

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    I love the brown shell shoes in particular - the AE Strand and the RL PTB. Those two really stand out, even in this fantastic collection.
     


  7. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    Glad to hear that. I ordered them about an hour ago and was lucky enough to get the same price as you. I'm wearing the Fifth Street boots I picked up last Friday and I agree that the 5 last isn't t as perfect as I want them either. The 8 last seems to be a really good fit for me. Hopefully the 7 last will work for me also.
     


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    Man of Lint - I have always been impressed with your educated comments and warm welcomes you routinely provide to this forum. I'm disappointed that you personally attacked me and resorted to name calling, when you know nothing of my situation or my knowledge of AE products.

    To set the record straight, I own several pairs of older AE's and they do not have the large gap which is depicted in my picture of my new Park Avenue's. My older AE's are 8D's and the one pictured is a 7.5E and all shoes are fairly close when I measure them length and width wise.

    Before receiving three consecutive pairs a defective AE's, I wouldn't even think about purchasing another brand, but now I must reconsider my position.

    Before responding in the future, I hope you take a moment to gather more facts and find a better way to express yourself than above
     


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    I was thinking the exact same thing. The C&J/RL Marlow PTB has a gorgeous profile. IMO, it's outstanding compared to Alden's Barrie PTB and the AE Leeds. The color is so damn rich as well.

    Same holds true for the dark brown Strand.
     


  10. kmdsimpson

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    Yep.. I own that C&J/RL PTB and am now thinking about the Strand. It's gorgeous.
     


  11. easy_golfing

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    Do you guys know/think if boots help with overpronation? I'm also assuming it's not possible for the boots to bulge out like the other AE shoes
     


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    +1

    Uncharacteristic of Man of Lint :confused:
     


  13. bl@ster

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    I agree. Man of Lint's comment was out of line and not necessary.
     


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    Sorry if this is the wrong thread, but what is the email of Allen Edmonds Shoebank? I can't find it through searching here.
     


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    Going by the comment that hit a raw nerve, that shoe did look like it could fit Goliath.

    I see by responses some people are overly sensitive. It is good to be a sensitive lover, maybe some sensitive folks cry when they cum, but mix in some rough stuff occasionally.

    Take it on the chin, respond in kind with equal amount of snarky jest, but reading the responses like "you not my friend anymore", "I used to love you, now I dont", "its not like you, you have changed" :lol: makes me wonder if I have stumbled into a situation where wounds inflicted from a previous loving relationship must be continually healed with warmly worded gestures.

    ps, just exaggerating for my own amusement.
     


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