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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. YoungSweet

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    Looks like you talked yourself into it. Proceed and post pictures. :)
     
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    @mreams - I personally have always taken the same size in the 222, 65 and 333. The comparison of the 222 to the 65 is much less relevant than the comparison of the 222 to the 108.

    If you're familiar with the 108, it is definitely elongated but not as much as the 65. But the toe box has much more of a taper to it, making them feel significantly more narrow. For me, with really high arches, 65 lasted bluchers always feel borderline too large, while bals always give me trouble at the top of the shoe (that whole lacing gap thing.

    With the 108, the overall shape is much better for me, but because of how the top comes down (slope wise), they bother the top area of my foot to the point where I can't stand it. I haven't found anything that has worked so far.

    The 222 has a higher rise but the same shape as the 108, so for me the fit is spot on. A lot of people without high arch trouble complain that the 222 is way too narrow, but for me it's not much different than the 108. Keep in mind that plenty of variation exists like everything else. The Aberdeen fits looser than a players shoe, which was looser than say a san Marco, which in turn was much less tight than something like a Norwich.

    still here for you chief.
     
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    Thanks for that link! Interesting and informative.
     
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    Brief PSA.

    The BB Version of the San Marco (brown, mini-lug or commando sole) is on clearance on their website for $110. Its 8D. But as previously noted, it has an insole that does affect the fit.
     
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    Now that a bunch of people have received their maritimes and the beefroll counterpart....how is the fit? Have they gotten loose? Did AE cut the taper from the heel to the vamp correct so that it doesnt bow out along the top? They tend to screw that part up on a lot of loafers.

    I typically were a standard size 13 in Sebago both handsewn USA and regular line, Sperry, Rockport etc.

    AE lasts 65 12e for blucher and 12 eee for bals...511 12.5 e or 13e...Gobi 13d
     
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    My 13D Kirkwoods started with a bit of bowing but have actually subsided a bit after a couple of wears. The relaxing of the leather seemed to help.

    The bowing isn't completely gone, but I knew it was par for the course having the Kenwoods in my arsenal already.

    EDIT: The fit is a bit more narrow than the Sebago USA Campsides (which I also have in 13D), but I haven't noticed any significant loosening. Although, I'm only a handful of wears in.
     
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    Are you happy with the size you chose since they have begun to break in? I put a lot of pressure on my boat shoes as the get worn a ton...often while playing with the kids, doing work around the house etc....so they get torqued in all types of positions from climbing ladders to walking out on rocks when we go to beach.

    I just dont want to find myself 10 wears in and these things wont stay on my feet...lol
     
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    Yea, I'm happy with the size choice. They fit fairly snug in the forefoot (a little loose for my narrow heel, but that's more of my problem), so I don't think they'll loosen up to the point of flopping around. I think you'll be fine!...especially for the price lol.

    Feel/quality-wise, they're a step up from the Sperry's I owned and I'd say on par with the Sebago USAs.
     
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    [​IMG]Chilli bleeckers today, these have quickly became one of my most comfortable shoes...

    Also really like that they came with vtread soles by default.
     
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  12. Brown Dynamite

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    Those are beautiful! I jumped on the train too late and they only had Brown Burnished left in my size. I definitely enjoy wearing them whenever I can.
     
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    Howdy Gents - #8 MacNeils for me today. One of my favorites, though they need some serious maintenance/attention.
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    Ordered a pair of MacNeil 2.0 from the Shoebank yesterday, expecting delivery to the Chicago office today...

    The person covering for the visitor coordinator during lunch at the front desk refused the shipment for whatever reason!

    Mad scramble to get FedEx to try redeliver today to no avail. :fu:
     
  15. Kahuna75

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    Cant wait to see pics..when I can pick up one cheap...maybe black I am going to do the light welt with natural/really light sole with a commando tap sole. I considered doing this with my walnut mcneil but I think the 2.0 is beefier for the look I want.
     
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    New Strandmoks, ordered with a double oak leather sole and less burnishing:

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  17. chinngiskhaan

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    Am I the only one that can't stand the look of the Rogue? WAY too much going on in the toe cap for my taste.
     
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    I'm with you. Looks like a pimply nose to me.
     
  19. chinngiskhaan

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    just so I don't sound like a complainer I should say something nice

    The bleeker streets that were recently posted look nice. I'm not sure I love the idea of a cap toe chukka, but it's a nice looking shoe.
     
  20. Kahuna75

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    Wow those look great - like them alot - congrats!
     
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