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

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  1. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    I do all of my leather shoes straight bar, I like the look of that style and find it tighten and adjust better, personal preference
     


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    I actually really like Double Helix lacing on casual shoes. It tightens as closely as Straight Bar but is way quicker/easier to tighten. And it has a fun casual/formal look because it's parallel but askew.
     


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    I believe 2003 is a code number for the leather color.

    How long did it take for her to e-mail you a confirmation after you put in your order?


    The rule I generally follow is that balmorals get straight lacing, and bluchers, especially ones with an odd number of holes, get over under.
     
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    Does AE make a plain toe blucher in suede? or has anyone had one made up throught the MTO program/

    I am looking for something like the Alden snuff suede PTB. Would it be maybe a Leeds or Kenilworth with a reverse split welt? I see that AE had a style called the Stewart on the 1 last so maybe that if it can still be made. I would want it in snuff. I prefer the plain look versus the Neumok in suede, I just have too may wingtips (I doubt that is a thing though lol)

    Alden PTB in Snuff Suede:
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    AE Stewart in Navy Suede:
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    It's maybe a slight improvement, but the gap at the top is right at 1", which I feel is too much. Probably just wishful thinking on the sizing up thing. I may just have to do like tifosi and go with bluchers. A shame, since I really like this shoe.

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    Thanks for the input guys -- seems like no one like the red! I think I agree the the olive would be more versatile, so I'm probably leaning that way. I like the snuff ones too, but I've already got a few options in various brown/tan suede shades, and I'm looking for a more bold option to mix in (most of my shoes fall in the tan -> dark brown spectrum, so one of these neumoks would be a bit more fun!)

    Anyone ever get neumoks from the outlet? (and any idea of there's an outlet sale coming up soon? :) )
     


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    It looks like that length accomodates the ball of your fooy correctly. I wouldn't go any longer- Maybe try a width up. A 1" spread is at the edge of acceptable spacing, but it will close some over time. The spread doesn't look so wide that it's pushing the topline back and out, so I don't know that I would bee too concerned.
     


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    Once they break in the gap will be smaller. The cork footbed will give in. That is what I noticed on my old strands.
     


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    I don't think that looks too wide of a gap at all. If the shoe feels comfortable, then you should be good to go.
     


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    duplicate
     
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    That's a good point, and perhaps I'm overthinking things. A quick image search shows plenty of shoes-on-feet with a gap as wide as mine. Unfortunately I'm already in an EEE width, so going wider isn't an option. I've had good luck stretching some shell cordovan boots to accommodate my higher instep, so if I end up keeping them I may see about having my local shop put them on the stretcher.
     


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    All of my AE shoes fit with that gap in the lacing and it doesn't bother me at all.

    I'm also going to keep an eye out on boxing day for a new pair of Strands.
     
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    Should I be concerned about this creasing on my new Bayfields?

    Anything specific you guys recommend as far as treating the problematic side to avoid cracking as that is my main concern. One side of the right shoe is very creased/wrinkled (since day one before wearing) yet on the other side it is perfectly fine. Maybe just lesser quality leather on the bad side, got them from Lands End and I would say these probably should have been Seconds imo.

    Heavily creased side:
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    The other side with no issues:
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    http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/straighteuropeanlacing.htm

    I meant for European, normal straight bar doesn't tighten very well.
     


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