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

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

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    I like the concept of the U-Wing, and it looked pretty well executed when AE posted a walnut prototype in the wild a while back. I would much rather have a plain toe though, as it is a little busy. Something like Carmina's U-Wing would be perfect [​IMG]
     
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    There are far too many variables to get into how long a pair should last between resolings, as the others said. Yes, it is true that a Goodyear-welted shoe can only withstand a finite number of resolings for the reason random-adam mentioned. That said, I think they are being pretty conservative with the 2-3 estimate for recraftings. 4-6 is the rule of thumb I've always stuck by.
     
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    Where on their website does it say that they only expect 2-3 recraftings?
     
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    In the faq about recrafting.
     
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    Ha! I even looked through that before I asked the question and somehow overlooked it. I still think that's a conservative estimate, but then again, I'm sure they keep some metrics. The average AE customer probably doesn't care for their shoes as well as most people in this forum do, and certainly not as well as some of the more expensive GY-welted brands. They do include the disclaimer that your care regimen plays into how long they will last (obviously), and I expect more than 2-3 recraftings from my shoes.
     
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    I just spoke with Allison and she is absolutely swamped with emails and calls. She graciously asks that we are patient with her and promises that she'll get to everyone. Emails are best, calls will only slow things down.

    Thanks for your patience.
     
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    haha...What are the subway platforms made of in NYC? Aren't they finished with a smooth surface?
     
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    With caked soot and grime on top of that!

    And yes, lots of metal grates, grooved steps, etc.

    Mostly the biggest culprit is the rough concrete sidewalks in my neighborhood in Brooklyn. Brutal. Had to resole my regent streets after only 6 months of wearing once a week.

    But I do walk outside a lot.
     
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    That's right everybody -- stop bugging Allison so she can respond to the email I sent this morning about the Bayfields I ordered on October 2. ;)

    In seriousness, all glory to everyone at Allen Edmonds during the holiday rush. I'm grateful that I don't work in a customer-facing environment during the month of December and just as grateful for those who do.
     
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    How about you man up and make a phone call? Why the heck would you send emails for months instead of making one phone call? The internet makes people so irrational about things like this.
     
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    Cool your jets.

    It's been mentioned multiple times (even in the past couple of posts) that calling slows down the process and she has even mentioned in prior emails that email is the best way to get in contact with her.
     
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