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

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  1. Cold Iron

    Cold Iron Senior member

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    Long shot but what are you using for cleaning and conditioning?

    I just checked my Bayfields and mine are extremely stiff in the toe cap. I treated them like a normal hunting\hiking boot for the first few months of this winter and never used trees and put them through pretty rough conditions. I agree once they start creasing (or rolling, good description) in the toe box it really changes the look in a detrimental way. I've never seen any thing like yours either.
     


  2. NotoriousMarquis

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    I just realized this--it might be the way you sit. I used to sit with my feet tucked under the seat of the chair, and stopped when noticed it creased the front of my shoes. Try to examine your habits throughout the day and you might find something in there is causing the rolling.
     


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    Welcome, and great choices. Make sure to use shoe trees and give them a day or 2 between wearings, and they will give you a long working life. Mcallister is a great shoe as well, and would be a wonderful alternative to the black PA in either burgundy or walnut.
     


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    Could be, say if you tuck your feet back on the tips of shoes. I've also changed my driving habits. I try not to hit the pedals with the tip of the shoe. Instead I aim for the ball of the foot. It gives you better control too.
     


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    That's what I'm thinking might be the culprit. Feet tucked under a chair, toe of the shoe bent up all day. I too used to do that in college in running shoes, but broke myself of it after I entered the workforce.
     


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    +1. I really want to see some decent pictures of the Rutledge. AE's pics are always awful, and it's the only one of the Independence line I haven't seen in person.
     


  7. Cold Iron

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    Echo. My walnut McAllister are the most comfortable shoes I own. And one of the best looking IMO. I like burgundy and feel it fits well with most any trouser but have started moving more toward slacks that match the walnut color because of how good it looks.
     


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    I had this happen with the shoe trees (split toe) that I bought from AE as well. I found that they don't fill the shoe as well as the ones I have from cederville (which struck me as really weird) so I just plan on sticking with the latter from now on.
     
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    I agree.
     


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    Do Allen Edmond make suede derby bucks? I haven't seen them yet.
     


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    The Players Shoe is available as a suede derby.
     


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    Do you know if this is just in-store or online too? Any links?
     


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    Do you know if this is online/in-store or both? Any links?
     


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    Thanks bucksfan, Cold Iron and Patrick R,
    I'll get a shoe tree when I pick up the shoes. I'll be certain to rotate use as suggested although I expect less frequent use of the Park Avenues since I'll only wear them under somewhat ideal conditions or special occassions.
    When I get the walnut McAllisters I'll need to be more diligent. I like brogue and I like the colour. I expect they'll be in rotation a lot. I had thought it would be about June when I could comfortably afford the McAllisters, but I would hate to miss out on the upcoming sale. Hmmm.
     


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    anyone aware of any good shoe tree deals going on right now?
     


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