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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. seer

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    Invest in a shoe stretcher - it will come in handy for your preset problem and in the future.
     
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    I too suffer from a larger right foot. I find it very helpful to fit the larger foot. This lesson came after many $300 dollar mistakes. YMMV.
     
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    Amen! And I try to buy American whenever I can. Also if AE or Alden can't satisfy one's shoe needs then I question those requirements.
     
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    Have you tried on any Alden boots? I love the look of them, but from reading it seems like you need to have a fairly wide foot to fit into most of their lasts comfortably. I've got a narrow foot, which I think is making me hesitate with purchasing a pair.....
     
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    I need a bad-weather business casual shoe and would buy those tan Aberdeens in a heartbeat if they existed in an AA width.
     
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    I have wide feet and I never found an Alden boot/chukka that did not kill my feet -and believe me I tried. And recently I purchased the Katmai chukka - it took one day day to break in and my feet feel great - very comfortable.
     
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    no, but if you go bespoke (Gaziano and Girling level) I believe they come with lasted shoe trees.


    AE's are great and all but if I could afford Gaziano and Girling I would divorce AE's. :satisfied:
     
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    I am hearing late September for boots - so hang on and they will be there soon.
     
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    Is there an easy conversion to find my size in the different lasts'? I am a 12B in the 5 last. I am looking at the Bayfield 1 last.
     
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    I am a 10D in the 5 last and also the 1 last. I have the Bayfield in both brown CXL and black, the fit is the same on both boots snug but not tight. They are a very comfortable boot and many others have said the same. I get by with light weight smartwool socks in both boots but if you wanted thicker socks for cold weather use I would size up. A fair number of pictures on here of the brown, the black not so much:

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    Any thoughs on Allen Edmonds Vernon ?

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    Quick question, I have had my eyes out for a dark brown office shoe since I have walnut, merlot, and black. I have my eyes on a new old stock pair of Hinsdales that might fit the bill. However, there is damage on the left toe that looks almost like it was crushed.

    How apparent would that damage be when the leather is cleaned up, polished etc.? Is it something that could be repaired?

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    Heresy! ; )
     
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    That is not SOON! : (
     
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    Yeah I did manage to find out about these, but as a stop-gap measure, would it be advisable to simply stick a shoe tree I use for my other pairs of shoes into them for a bit? I reckon that these might also have the effect of stretching out the leather in the right parts.
     
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    Thanks, what has been the longest distance you have walked in them? I would like to pair them with jeans and chinos around campus and when I am in NY.




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    Fine fine, I'll make AE's my beater shoes :devil:
     
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    WHY DID THEY PUT THE ABERDEEN ON THE 2 LAST. NO ONE LIKES THE 2 LAST. :( :( :(
     
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