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

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

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  1. AndrewN

    AndrewN Active Member

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    Wow, I never realized that AE shoes retail for nearly $600 in China. Imagine how many people would be wearing AEs if Chinese made shoes were taxed at that rate in the US [​IMG]

    By the way, what do you guys think is a good selling price for a pair of used cappuccino shell Dundees?
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    $500 here. :(
     
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    And around $630 in Japan. [​IMG]
     
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    I just tried out the Quentins I got back from recrafting due to a faulty sole. Unfortunately, they don't fit anymore. The V in the laces is much larger than before I sent them in, and the one shoe is so tight it was cutting off circulation in the forefot after only 5 minutes. On the same shoe, the heel was so wide it was slipping.

    I don't think this is a break-in issue, as they were basically brand new. I only wore them 3 times.

    Has anyone else experienced issues like this after recrafting?
     
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    I just tried out the Quentins I got back from recrafting due to a faulty sole. Unfortunately, they don't fit anymore. The V in the laces is much larger than before I sent them in, and the one shoe is so tight it was cutting off circulation in the forefot after only 5 minutes. On the same shoe, the heel was so wide it was slipping.

    I don't think this is a break-in issue, as they were basically brand new. I only wore them 3 times.

    Has anyone else experienced issues like this after recrafting?
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    Also interested in this answer....
     
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    I was the one who said I wouldn't do my daltons :)
    Yup. I left the HDLP on for about 24 hours then wiped the excess off with a rag. The shoes looked like they were closer to their normal color. I'll likely apply it again in a few months when they've been through a few rounds in the grit.

    You could probably get away with the 4 oz. You honestly don't need that much to apply it twice to one pair of boots. I maybe used half an ounce on two pairs of boots and applied it twice...

    I might do a third pair as well depending on whether I feel like wearing them out in the slop. The probability is rather high for this one! Just a hair worried about the color, so I'll likely wait till the other boots settle down to see what they end up looking like.

    The boots are definitely left with a sticky/waxy feeling to them.
     
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    Why did you send them in for recrafting in the first place if you've only worn them three times before sending them in? (Or am I misreading your post, in which case, why are you sure they won't break in if you've only worn them three times since getting them back?)
     
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    I read faulty sole.
     
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    its actually over $800 for the PA, Strands, etc. the normal retail price is 5000 CNY for those shoes. didn’t even bother checking if they have shells after that.
     
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    This is how I apply conditioner to my baseball glove. My fingers are sore at the end but I get the stuff in every nook.
     
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    Quote:I sent them in initially due to a sole that was breaking apart. They did the recraft for free since the bottoms showed know wear. I took them into the store, and they are stretching them out. I'll give it a few days and try them again. I only paid like $150 for these on closeout, so I don't feel like I can push this too hard.
     
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