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

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  1. jakej

    jakej Active Member

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    they were $30 for the pair. figured it was worth it since I think they run about $20 at a department store and these are made in the US.
     


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    Strands handle creasing incredibly well, it has a small a section on the camp to do this. Just break that area in with some conditioner before you go out in them, and enjoy.
     


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    They look like shell to me, especially the tell tale creasing. I would guess it was an error in your favor, enjoy.
     


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    Nice deal - they are definitely shell cordovan, and the price label is probably accurate from when they were manufactured. I think the Sanford was available in shell cordovan in the mid- to late-90's, and were available special order after that (been spending too much time looking through those old AE catalogues). That sole marking (without the "JR" logo) was used a number of years ago on their shell shoes - I'd guess those shoes are at least 10 years old. Make sure you keep them moisturized as they break in, in case they were stored in a dry environment.
     
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    Thanks for the tip! These things look like a work of art, gonna be tough to break them in.




    LOL!
     


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    Quote: Thats a beautiful set of footwear.
     
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    Are you sure they are shell? I have a had calfskin shoes recrafted with JR Soles and they will come back saying shell cordovan on the sole.
     


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    without even looking at the soles, you can tell by the plush creases in the uppers that those are shell
     
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    The leather screams shell in the pics.
     


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    From what I'm seeing they're 100% shell. Hit them with the Mac method and show some after pics!
     


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    100% shell. I have a pair of calf Sanfords (+ other calf AE shoes). These are totally different. Also, the box is marked shell and they came with an AE card about caring for shell.
     


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    PSA for you shell cordovan AE junkies:

    Through April 1, AE has a shell sale going on:
    Seconds are $299
    Firsts are $399 (on select in-stock pairs).

    I just got my order in for Daltons and Cambridges, so order away!

    P.s. If you don't already work with an AE s.a. call my man Brian in Jeffersonville, OH at 740-948-9033 (he gave me the heads up)
     


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    I wish I knew about these prices when I bought my shell Macneils for $499 last month. That makes the shell leeds very tempting for me right now.
     


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    So Im going to bring back my Elgins, and see if a 9E is a better fit. Question though, as of now the left foot fits perfect, but I think I need a E for the right foot. If I do exchange them for a 9e, will they left foot feel lose, or is the difference between a E and D minimal? I also wonder because when I lace them up, both side of the vamp pretty much are together.
     


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