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

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  1. mb6c

    mb6c Active Member

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    Got caught in the rain in NYC... although I kind of thought that it would rain and wore the shoes anyway.
     


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    I believe the usual recommendation is to stuff them full of newspaper and leave them out to dry. Then put them back in shoe trees and condition them.
     


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    Thanks

    They're not that bad as the rain was light but I'm just more worried about the sole
     


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    I wouldn't worry about the sole.
     


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    They'll be fine. You will want to invest in a pair of Swims or other overshoe to wear on rainy days, but your shoes in this instance will be fine.
     


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    I'm going to order a pair of Dalton's in the next two weeks but I want a custom pair in burgundy. AE says they can't make them custom. Have any of you bought custom shoes that weren't part of the "custom shoe" section? If so is there someone you could suggest I speak with directly?
     


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    They changed to that policy a few months ago and that is exactly what they told me too. Good news is the custom shoes are slowly expanding.
     


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    Nice pick. The walnut polish will slowly darken them over time. The cognac polish works better if you want to keep the light color. I'd recommend getting cleaner\conditioner and edge dressing. The travel size edge dressing is easier and safer to apply than the big bottle IMO.
     


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    I've walked past that place many, many times but never gone in. Didn't know they had an on-site cobbler service.
     


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    placed my order for Walnut Kenilworth for $149 - fyi, shoe care products are 15% off from outlets as part of the sale, so I got some polish, etc and it all shipped free with the shoes.
     


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    They don't have one on site, they have one at their Montgomeryville location. They send it there and get it returned to that store at no cost to you. At least that's what they did for me when I had my Strands resoled by them.
     
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    This may be a silly question but... I got my first pair of pebble grain AEs. Do I treat them different from any other shoe in terms of cleaning, moisturizing, polishing, etc?
     


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    I treat my pebble grain Bradleys the same as all the others - cleaner conditioner followed by polish. No problems so far.

    Chris
     


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    Congrats. Nice choice.


    I'm not the authority on this, but I think someone mentioned that topys trap the moisture in the leather sole thus breaking down the leather via moisture. Leather soles are more breathable, if that makes any sense. Better to have a pair of vibram or rubber soled AE dress shoes when you're going to face inclement weather. Or, some rubber shoe covers could also work.
     


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