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

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  1. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    I worry that, sometime down the track, the leather will stretch and they will no longer be a nice tight fit. since I can't pull them tighter than where they meet in the middle.
     
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    I guess that could happen, but you've still got more spread than me, and I've never had an issue with an older pair of oxfords that became too loose to wear. Again, thicker socks may help, but I just don't see it being necessary.
     
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    Just recieved my Strawfuts (brown/brown) today. Those pictures don't do it justice. My camera is in storage so no personal pictures yet. On my 12D feet they look sleak and classy. I must admit that sometimes AEs can look "Blobby" but not these. I do have to get used to the weight or should I say lack of. Also I like to feel firm leather around the sides of my feet. The mesh material doesn't give me that feel but it's comfortable. I will get used to it. The brown/blue is not on sale but I know they would look exceptionall great.

    I wonder if I need to put trees in these?
     
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    FWIW I don't worry about the quarters closing completely. That's a volume issue. As long as the toe and heel fit well, you should be OK. The leather will stretch if the fit is too tight, and even then it will take a long time. AE calf is pretty stiff.
     
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    Hi friends,

    Are there any good places or times where the Allen Edmonds Park Ave. drop to around $200 or less?
     
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    I think it was mentioned a few post back, but you can get these in the low $200 range at Nordstrom during their anniversary sale in July.
     
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    On mine several of the punch outs did not have dye in them and the edges of the leather in several places was raw also. So I discovered that the cream would cover the glue quite by accident when I was filling in the rest of the coloring [​IMG] I was applying it fairly heavy on the leather and when it first got on the mesh I could not get it out of the cracks and had a bit of a panic attack. By putting my hand inside the shoe and pushing up in sections and applying a lot of pressure on the brush I was able to spread the cream around in the end. So yes thinner layers works much better. I'm still not sure what to use to match the original color, like you I have a lot of different shades of brown and would like to keep them that way. I've found when using cream if I don't have an exact match it is best to go lighter than darker.

    Outstanding! Looks like both you and Quadcammer did well with the Malverns. Wished they would have worked for me, I also consider the 5 last perfect for me in terms of fit although the #1 is just slightly behind. I had purchased the brown pebble which was all that was available at the time to see if the sizing would have worked for the shell Dundee when it first came out. Most of us thought they would be identical in fit at the time. Because the Malvern didn't work for me I did not get the limited edition shell Dundee and regret it now. I really like the look of those suede Malvern's that Quadcammer got, I have never seen the burnished brown ones yet except for the AE site. Which is very poor for pictures that accurately represent the respective shoes.
     
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    I wear a 12D and have been thinking the same thing: the longer shoe alleviates some of the blobbiness. I see pictures of Park Avenues that I think look awful, but like how they look on my feet. It's also why I'm hesitant to wear anything with too much of an elongated/chiseled toe.
     
  9. Quadcammer

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    perhaps its less of a width issue, and more of an instep issue. I have a super flat foot and therefore a very low instep. My AE oxfords basically touch at the laces. Try adding a tongue pad, which will spread the uppers a bit wider. I really wouldn't worry about it though.
     
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    Agreed -- those pictures do not do the shoes justice at all. They are super sleek (even compared to other bals on the 5 last). My camera (and camera skills) are terrible, so I look forward to seeing your pictures! I got two pairs of shoe trees for 35 bucks from the outlet while ordering the 2 for $200 so figured having trees in them cant hurt. I'm actually excited to wear them in the summer; the lightweight feel is going to be great!



    Thanks for following up -- I'll be sure to give this a shot!
     
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    Anyone else thinking of going for seconds on the 2 for $200 sale? I emailed Edward again and got the latest list for my size. Tempted to get a Strawfut - brown over black, right? Then I need to pick one other shoe - might do a Quinton in suede or try a loafer.
     
  12. Winston S.

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    Love my Quintons in Suede. My best fitting shoe and my go to when it is raining here in NY.

    Pics of my new Kenwoods (1st Quality at $99).
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    Not totally sure if I will keep them. Given that I just picked up the Rancourts and am considering some BB Peal and Co. Loafers.
     
  13. kmdsimpson

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    Winston, do the Quintons have a rubber sole? Also do you know which last they are on? I think 8, which fits me well.

    Be careful returning the Kenwoods if you got them as part of the 2/200 sale; I'm not sure what they do if you only return one, but I think someone here said they'll charge full price for the remaining pair.
     
  14. Winston S.

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    Yes, the Quintons have the Titan Rubber Sole (Dainite style). I have pictures in this thread of them if you search Quinton. They are on the 8-108 last, which fits me "like a glove."

    Picked up the Kenwoods before the $2 for $200 sale and were $99 straight, so no issues with returning.
     
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    (r) merlot Park Avenue, BB dark brown Strand, black Clifton, (f) walnut Strand, suede Byron.


     
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