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

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  1. BootSpell

    BootSpell Senior member

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    How old are your Daltons? AE had a problem about a couple of years ago where the tabs were breaking/ripping right and left. They even had a blurb on their site that the tab had been reinforced.
     


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    I didn't really consider it. I kinda like the look, and I wanted the right side to match the left, so I decided to have them just replace it. In hindsight, telling them to remove both would've been a fine idea.

    Good question. They're factory seconds that I picked up during the $300 shell sale (a few weeks after, actually, but I was lucky they honored it). The tab certainly didn't seem reinforced with anything, as you should be able to see from the pictures. Now I kinda wish I would've gotten them to reinforce both tabs so I could actually use them, but I'm honestly just happy they're going to repair the damage. I just now know to never pull on those things.
     


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    I also recommend this as a starting point.
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Sir, they are Cappuccino Shell with a Chili Welt and Light Brown Transparent Edging.

    -Mike
     


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    Mine is like this as well. But the leather is so much thicker and sturdier than calf, so I'm not worried about the toe box maintaining shape... [​IMG]
     


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    I stayed the same size in the 5 vs the 1 but i could i have gone down .5 and likely gotten away with it.
     


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    What is the lowest that Dalton seconds go?
     


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    ScottyBoy920, I have a Strand (5 last) in 11E and a Dalton (1 last) in 11E; a Long Branch (1 last) in 11E. The Strand feels great in E; the Dalton has - as the 'all about lasts' page on AE website states - slightly more width from arch forward to toe; the Long Branch is almost too wide. Lengths are good on all. I wasnt sure if it was the difference between open and closed laces, or boot vs. shoe construction. I'm normally a 11.5D (or M) in most other shoes. Measured as a 12E on the 1 last in store...but looked (and felt) like clown shoes. Damn you, super narrow 5 last. I was having fit issues at the top of my foot and small toe with the D width on 5 last. Hope that helps.
     


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    I got bourbon Dalton seconds for $199 back in July/August. That's the lowest I've seen them.
     
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    Didn't people wear boots in the snow before rubber was invented without a hitch?
     


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    When you come to a final decision, I'd appreciate your thoughts on why you chose the size you did. If I feel one of the slippers you're sending back would work for me, I'd love to purchase them from you directly and send mine back to AE. My feet are a half size shorter than yours. I'm thinking the 9D or 9EEE would work best for me considering the 8.5D has my toes almost touching the front of the shoe.
     


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    Just arrived at my office!

    Picked these factory seconds up for $129, planning on treating them with Heavy Duty LP and using them for my winter boots this year. I don't see much talk about the Eagle County but in person this is a fantastic boot.

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    People also rode horses for cross-country travel, but these days we have more efficient solutions.

    I certainly don't prefer to wear leather soles in the rain or snow. Feels all too precarious
     


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    For a while, I thought leather soles were fine for winter, and I still wear them, but I try to only wear them on dry winter days.

    What changed my mind?

    I was walking into the Cheesecake Factory (I'm classy like that) from the parking lot, in the pouring rain, and I came unreasonably close to busting my tail bone on the tile floor.
     


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    Those look splendid! I'm right now having Bayfields made up in that tan dublin leather and was wondering how they'd look after an application of HDLP. Can I trouble you to post some after pictures?
     


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