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

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  1. ejomby

    ejomby Active Member

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    So, was wondering what everyone's favorite last is. I've become familiar with the 1, 2, 5, and 7, and out of all of those, the 5 seems to be the best fit for me. Black McTavishes-- they feel like silk all day.
     


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    He's that ---- that ran around like an idiot in the NFC championship game, right? Was he also the punter last year that punted to Desean Jackson and lost the game when he was told not to?
     


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    The 222 is he only one I can't wear comfortably, I tried Lombards and Van Ness. My absolute favorite last is the 5, though the 7 and 1 are right there too.
     


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    I'm going to try the #2 last today . . . I'm curious but not optimistic about the fit.
     


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    kmdsimpson Senior member

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    Yes and no.

    He ran around screaming "we're going to the F'n Superbowl!!!!"

    He did NOT punt to Desean Jackson last year. The Giants cut that punter and signed Weatherford this season. The guy is freakin' awesome - check out his stats in the NFC Championship game and Superbowl - he had a ton of punts inside the 20.
     


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    I've only tried Last 5 - just so happens all the shoes I like are in that last.
     


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    Consider the available options too. Aside from the #1 (29), the #5 has the most options by a significant margin.

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    Just saw Neumora's online, not excited.
     


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    I was at the AE store today. Tried on the navy suede Players Shoe. It looks great. The #2 last has a nice shape to it, but it is a tight fitting shoe. I tried the 11D (which is much too big for me in the #5 last), and it was snug in the heel and tight in the toe box. Unfortunately, they did not have a larger shoe for me to try on.

    I also laid hands on the Ridgeway limited edition. They had a waxy black, brown, and olive sample. The pictures on the website do not do them justice. The black shoe features a red welt and red contrast stitching. The brown shoe features a bright yellow/orange contrast stitch. These are not your grandfather's shoes. While nontraditional, they were pleasing to look at. I took a crappy bleached out cell phone photo which I will post when I find a WiFi connection.
     


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    Definitely getting them in brown :nodding:
     
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    plei89 Senior member

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    If anyone's looking for brand new:

    Strands in Walnut 9D (have 2 of them), 10D
    Strands in Burnish Brown 8.5D

    I have them for sale for $220 shipped CONUS.

    I will also have Brand New marked "seconds" but no flaws whatso ever:
    Black Park Aves - 8D, 8.5D, 9E, 9.5D
    ** will have these in a week... Shoot me PMs
     
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  12. patrick_b

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    In addition to the last, the lacing pattern/construction can have a large impact on fit for me. Bluchers in the #5 last work well but balmorals, not so much. I'm very impressed with the fit of my new Leeds (blucher #1 last). They fit as well as any shoe I own. I may have to look at some other #1 last models.
     


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    Anyone know how Allen Edmonds loafers fit?

    I fit a 9D in the Strand pretty well. Would I also be a 9D in the Kenwood?

    It apparently uses the "Handsewn 800 last"
     


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    Coincidentally I recently discovered the reverse was true for me. Not that there is anything wrong with the #1 last fit on me but the 5 feels like a very custom fit in comparison. However that is only based on 2 shoes on the 5 last. The Leeds was one of the first AE shoes I purchased and is a good fit on me, as are most on the #1. But when I got the Shelton (balmoral #1) I had a similar experience as you at first, not so much. After a couple of weeks it got better and several years later is normal but it had me worried at first. Could also be the stiff cobbler leather on the Shelton had to break in and mold to my foot. Currently the McAllister (balmoral #5) is the best fitting shoe I own which is why I am now exploring the shoes on the #5 last. As PhiPsi32 said, that last opens up a lot of options.
     


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