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

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

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  1. CJG_NYC

    CJG_NYC Senior member

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    just thought I'd follow up and let everyone know that I received by Woodlore Epic shoe tree. They fit amazingly in my Randolphs. :slayer:
     


  2. bucksfan

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    Awesome, glad it worked out!
     


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    I'm glad to hear it too. I just received my Epic shoe trees as well. I went by the sizing chart on the website, but the trees are too small. Will be exchanging, but I would have hoped the chart would be more accurate.
     


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    On the topic of shoe trees, my size is generally a 10 D - the last size it's recommended to get the Medium woodlore. A 10.5 D is supposed to get the large woodlore. Would it make much difference if i used a large woodlore (happen to have one, although i have some mediums as well) in the 10D? the fit is tight, but doesnt appear to be stretching out, and it doesnt take all that much effort to extract the tree. Of course, i dont want to destroy my park aves.
     
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  5. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    The box for the medium Epic has it going up to a 10.5 if that helps.
     


  6. zero neck

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    I have the split toe - not sure if it's the epic. Not really very familiar with shoe trees. I have several that were hand me downs from my father and grandfather, and I recently purchased two woodlore trees myself - one is a large and the other is a medium.

    Not sure what to do about the large, it seems to fit without being overly tight, but at the same time i obviously don't want to mess up the shoes. Maybe i'll just stick them in some slip on ck shoes i dont care about or try to sell it on amazon or ebay.

    Thanks!
     


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    I wouldn't worry about stretching the shoes. AE calf and cordovan is tough material. If it fits in the toe and fills up the shoe, you should be OK.
     


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    Thanks Phi. I'll hold on to them. Maybe i'll keep them in my florsheim imperial cap toe bad weather beaters just to be on the safe side.
     


  9. PhiPsi32

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    Enjoy the Park Avenues. They're a great pair of shoes.
     


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    They're great. I just got the pair of walnut fifths which i also really like, and i'm waiting a few days to see if strand or mcallister are on sale for the 90th to decide what to do about the walnut fifths - whether to exchange for brown or not basically.

    I'm also really pleased with the florsheims - they're imperial canfield, i think they're called, and i got them for a serious discount and they're surprisingly nice. I pretty much only wear them when i need to walk all day or if its raining, so i dont destroy the PA's too fast and have something to rotate with.
     


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    Some pics, or it didn't happen. :)
     


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    I've read this topic before, they seem to have 2 charts, if I am not mistake...
     


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    I received my epic shoe trees also. Previously I ordered one epic and one boot tree from Amazon to check fit before purchasing enough to change over from my Rochester split toe trees. I'll move those over to my casual shoes. I'm a 10D and the Medium epic fits both the 1 and 5 last pretty well for me. Likely because the Medium can go up to a 10.5E. The correct size for a Woodlore boot tree is a large in 10D. The boot tree works well in most of my boots except the Dalton, the crown is too high for a correct fit in that boot. Still only have one boot tree waiting for a 20% sale to come up again.
     


  14. CJG_NYC

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    I saw your pics of the walnut fifth - they are really nice! For whatever its worth, I have the brown burnished fifth and the walnut strands. I can easily say, hands down, that my brown burnished fifth avenue is my absolute favorite shoe. I wish they made it in the Cordovan that the Strand is available in, in fact.

    But, knowing I need another dark brownish shoe I think I'm going to wait until the 90th anniversary sale (or memorial day??) and jump on some McAllisters/Cambridges.



    Damn it! I knew I forgot something. I'll be away from my Randolphs until Sunday - so I'll be sure to take some shots then. The epics in xtra small are a lot different than the regular full woodlore in small, yet the epic fills out the randolph even better than the bigger full tree does.
     


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    Today: Brown shell Strands (sorry no outdoor pic - was at work before the sun came up!)

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