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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. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Cool .. very cool ... but really are socks for cycling? The aesthetic result is really great. Compliments.
     
  2. SimplyLime

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    I own a grayson and verona on a 9d and they are almost identical in fit. Not sure about the randolph though. Also, i had an 8.5 italian loafer(almost identical to verona without the steel bit) and it runs a bit tight on my toe.

    I assume it will be less comfortable when walking long distances or long periods of time.
     
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    Funny thing is that aside from the blotches, none of the other guys I know would have even noticed the defects ... goes to show how us guys here on these forums have finely tuned senses when it comes to these things.
     
  4. New Shoes1

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    The blotches and the mis-alignment of the lacing area are the deal breakers for me. They screwed up in attaching the shoe to the welt and it caused 90% of the problems you now see.
     
  5. Suit of Nettles

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    I think most people seeing those shoes would have immediately sensed that something was 'off', but might not have been able to parse the problems or find the root causes with quite the same perspicacity.
     
  6. Kahuna75

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    On top of what I pointed out in the photo's those same blotches appear on the flip side of each shoe also and one of the lacing pieces actually goes over the the prefforated cut of the long wing itself..and to make it even odder my right foot is bigger than my left yet this is the only pair I own which the right shoe is actually loose and the left fit perfect.

    I ordered these through my rep at Riverhead...I have to call him today about something else but should I email these photo's to the main customer service? Or just deal with my rep on it? I have only had to return stock pairs for swaps before and these were in theory a sort of MTO in that they made them in 12.5 for me which was not available.

    I have 14 pairs of AE shoes mostly in 13 D, 13E and a 12.5 D hitting the Bay Sunday/Monday night...I will have a list ready by tonight if anyone is interested..Nothing mind blowing shoe wise but they will be priced right PM me if interested.
     
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  7. JezeC

    JezeC Senior member

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    Did I read that right? You're cleaning out your AE collection? (14 pairs)?
     
  8. peppercorn78

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    Training him early!

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  9. bkotsko

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    priceless
     
  10. Loucks

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    If I were to go down from 10.5EE to 10EEE would I lose or gain width/girth? I can't try the 10EEE on without driving three hours to a store that carries the size, but I really think I would fit the 10 better lengthwise. Width is already pretty close.
     
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  11. Kahuna75

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    Just reducing the shoes - I bought a bunch of seconds, used etc to really learn about fit and lasts. I just felt trying on in a store for a quick walk would not do justice and I did not want to run to the store to see the proper fit on every last every time I wanted a shoe. I learned ALOT from everyone here in the last 6 months. I figure once I unload the 14 to 16 pairs I will have lost a few hundred bucks but honestly would have paid triple that for the knowledge gained.

    Just amazing how I thought certain shoes fit great until I got the same one in a different width, 1/2 size smaller or larger and the light bulb would go off...in my case that would be a low voltage bulb.

    Right now I am hanging on to about 27 pair and that will probably get reduced by a few more.
     
  12. Kahuna75

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    that is awesome! my 4 year old and dog fight for the brush...
     
  13. Kahuna75

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    I think you will be fine, especially since by shortening the shoe it will bring the widest part of your foot closer to the widest part of the shoe so I am thinking any width lost by going smaller length wise will be made up for by your foot landing in the sweet spot..

    I retain the right to be completely wrong :)
     
  14. Loucks

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    That was my supposition, Kahuna75,but I had hoped someone had a formula or the like. The ball of my foot rests slightly behind where it should in the 10.5, I'm just concerned about the instep being too low with the 3/4 length Superfeet I wear. In a blucher it would matter less, but the shoe in question is a merlot McAllister v-tread I bought during the last sale. Fantastic shoe, just not sized quite right.

    Thanks though. I'm going to exchange for the 10EEE. At this point I occasionally find myself shopping cheap flights to Chicago for the sole purpose of having a "master fitter" finally help me figure out what my sizes are once and for all. I'm incredibly jealous of those of you who were blessed with normal arches/pronation.
     
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  15. Suit of Nettles

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    FAIK, there is a *very* slight proportional reduction in width at the same lettered-width as size drops (e.g. 10 3E is a hair narrower than 10.5 3E), but Kahuna is 100% right that the key point is the placement of your foot within that space. There are plenty of 'wide' lasts that won't fit a given foot because they're wide in the wrong places; for me, it's always the medial edge of the toe-box.

    I used to know the exact number, but it was a tiny fraction: like 1/16", 3/32" or something.
     
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  16. Kahuna75

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    The McAllister and the Strand are similar for me in that I went from 13D to 13E down to 12 eee with the 12eee being perfect...that was an eye opener for me.

    Also just got the postcard for the May 12th seconds sale 15-30% off.
     
  17. MacktasticGDogg

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    That's a bummer on those MacNeil 5's. You should definitely return them for another pair. They should also offer you some sort of discount for the trouble. This doesn't give me any confidence about the pair of MacNeil 5's I ordered. I emailed them today about my order (they were supposed to ship by 5/9) and was told that they should have it complete next week. Hopefully the Q.C. is up to par, but I guess I'll brace for disappointment.
     
  18. jch1

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    My second MTOs have arrived. Sticking with the suede theme, I went with Janus (olive) suede Lake Shore Drives. A perfect spring/summer shoe if you ask me.

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  19. csmitty

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    So I was browsing ebay and came across these.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALLEN-EDMON...3415586?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item1e8b241122

    Not quite sure what to make of them. They remind me of those Times Square shoes but don't remember there being Daltons. Unless it was a MTO. But can't imagine that. Seems to be patent leather with contrast stitching to me. Also however there are no pics showing AE name on them. But it is a good seller it looks like.
     
  20. fiestaplatypus

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    These are fantastic!
     
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