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

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  1. plei89

    plei89 Senior member

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    Whoa.... I had no idea that existed. How much is it going for?
     


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    Go for the blucher boot since it sounds like you'll be in a pretty laid back environment. A bal boot really works for more conservative environments (i.e., navy and dark gray suit uniforms) and they fit like a dress shoe. I have the Fifth Street and wear them to the office on days when the weather is slightly bad (the leather sole has decent traction). On worse days, I wear something similar to the Dalton (I have the C&J Islay with Dianite).
     
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    So you're saying go with the Dalton?
     


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    For bal shoes, I don't mind the 'V' gap; however, for the Fifth Street bal boot, the 'V' ends up looking like '()' because the gap closes more up the ankle shaft. On my C&J Somerville, there is 'V' gap but the shaft is narrower which looks better. For the latter, I use bar lacing.
     


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    Are shoe trees necessary when it comes to Allen Edmonds? Like how much of a difference would it make in preserving the shape and whatnot?
     


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    Shoe trees are recommended for ALL brands of dress shoes. From AE to JL.
     


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    Right now it is part of the "2 for $200" sale.

    Move quickly as popular sizes are going fast.
     


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    I put shoe trees in all my shoes from my Nikes to my Allen Edmonds (Vibram Five Finger being the only exception as you can wash those)
     


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    That's a great foul weather recommendation. I didn't know it existed either. The dark brown is pretty versatile as well.
     


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    Im a bit late, where is this 2 for 200 sale happening?
     


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    I have a question: does increase the width increase the width of the heel area as well as the toebox?

    My problem is that I have bunions, so I don't need extra space by the heel, just in the toebox. Oh, and after width D, the next is E, correct?
     


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    I believe going up in width increases the heel as well. I tried some 9E in the 5 last to see if the would fit better than my usual 9.5D. The length was OK, but the heel was huge on my foot.

    Yes, E is next after D.

    Chris
     


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    Typically yes, if you increase width the heel also increases. the best example is Alden, their average size is D/B (D = ball /B = heel), next E/C, etc. Keep in mind that heel slippage in the beginning of most shoes is more prominent because of the stiffness of the soles and how tight you tight the laces.
     


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    I will digress by saying there are special lasts that allow more room up front without sacrificing heel fit. The Modified last by Alden, for example, gives you some room and can accommodate some orthotics as well without being an orthopedic shoe per se. I'm not aware of any AE lasts that give you this kind of fit.
     


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    CAN SOMEONE TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE 2 FOR $200 SALE?

    IS THERE A LIST I CAN LOOK AT? WHO DO I CONTACT? HOW DO I MAKE A PURCHASE?

    THANK YOU
     


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