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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. Roycru

    Roycru Senior member

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    Wore my Allen-Edmonds for Brooks Brothers black Strands today, which have two of my favorite things, a Poiron insole and partially rubber soles. They also originally had partially rubber heels, but I replaced the heels with all rubber heels before I wore the shoes.

    I got these a few years ago, before Brooks Brothers (the "Italian Department Store" as one well-known writer calls Brooks Brothers) decided that they didn't want to sell shoes to me anymore and stopped carrying my size. Now I have to hope that Allen-Edmonds decides to make a style that I want with Poiron insoles and with any kind of rubber sole and heel.

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  2. LanceM

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    Rush streets today. I had loafer socks was going to wear Addisons, but last second change of mind.

    That's great. My suede Dundees are super comfy.


    Rush streets today. I had loafer socks was going to wear Addisons, but last second change of mind.

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  3. LanceM

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    Looks good. How much daily wear/walking do your shoes see?
     
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    Brown Grain Dundee 2.0 for a casual Friday.
     
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    I have not tried the combination sole yet but it will be my next Recraft choice for my Strands.The cobblers here in Dallas tend to do more harm than good. I would rather Recraft with AE then risk it with these guys or spend the extra expense of B Nelson. I will have to see how the Danite prevails on this experiment. So far so good, sturdy and has a bit of the leather sole sound when walking. Less gummy then the Vibram white soles that came on my suede Strand Mocs 3 years ago. Those soles are still going though.
     
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    They see 5 days a week and checked my pedometer. I would guess 1 mile on concrete and 2 miles carpet.
     
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    5 days a week? Have you considered adding a second pair?
     
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    Rush St. made an appearance today. These things get more comfortable every time I wear them...
     
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    Happy birthday to me! Baton Rouge casuals.
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    Looking good!
     
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    Great minds think alike - I'm wearing my brown grain Dundee 2.0 today also. Chris
     
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    I know it has been asked before, but I can't find it. So my apologies.

    How do you find the fit of the 606 last compared to the 511 (ie length, width, toe box, heel, volume, etc)? I have the Wilbert 8.5b (fits good) and Dalton 9b (fits good with medium-thicker socks). Thinking of ordering Patriot loafer in 9b.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  13. rskula

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    I have 7 pairs that I rotate in the most being 2 wears a week per shoe
     
  14. peppercorn78

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    I guess I misunderstood when you said you wear them "5 days per week"
     
  15. fox15

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    Just got in my new Jefferson (2nds) and am trying to decide if I should keep them or send them back. In the left instep it feels like some padding is wadded up (which doesn't bother me since I have a rather high instep anyway) and on the right inside it appears as if there is a Crack or scar in the leather. My big concern here isn't superficial since it's not a visible spot, but rather if it will cause a structural problem down the road
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    Hard to tell from the photo whether it's actually a crack or a scar/blemish. Is the leather smooth or is it opened up there like a crack? Unless it's actually a crack, I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  17. fox15

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    It's hard to see and tell in person.

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    Fortunately it's not in a high flex area being near the front of the heel, and if it was any color but walnut, I don't think I would've seen it.

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    because of the risk of a crack, I contacted CAC directly and arranged for an exchange. Since it is a structural flaw, they agreed to waive the restocking. Hopefully they'll have the same shoe in by the time they process everything
     
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  18. ChukkasOnHudson

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    The non-lined up eylets is a QC issue. I have a pair of Eagle Creek/River boots 2nds from the Shoe Bank, that have the same offset eyelets. mine were cheap, and I use them as winter boots in bad weather, so not a big deal for me. But if they were 1sts and I paid full price, I would've sent them back. Realistically, it's pretty unlikely others will notice, so it just depends how much it will bother you.
     
  19. pudman43

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    Walnut Friday?

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  20. OdusBK

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    So I have these loafers, I got them roughly 9 months ago but they were only worn feb-mid may, 1-2 times a week if that. (Havent worn them since then until yesterday) I realized that the two leather soles on the left foot have been separated. Not sure if this is a problem with the welt or just regular wear. I have another pair of allen edmonds that has seen more wear and worse condition (i wore them in rain and even slush) and the soles havent separated. When i reached out to allen edmonds the customer service rep kind of implied that it was because of wear.I think its more than that because the left shoe is fine and has about equal wear.

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