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

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  1. spitshine123

    spitshine123 Senior member

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    Instep is a little higher than other 5 last shoes, so it might be a little looser. I wear the same size as my other 5 last shoes though.
     


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    Ive never seen a pic of these that I actually like. But these look very very very nice.
     


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    thanks
     


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    Fifth Street boots are great. I found the fit similar but it is important to find out how they fit the ankle area.
     


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    anyone from WA here? i'm heading back there in oct for my sons 1st bday and wondering how you guys wear your AE's there?
    - we live in AZ so I haven't really had to deal w/ AE in the rain. I plan to pick up a pair of dalton boots and know that it has leather soles just like the rest of my AE's (strands, mctavish, byrons) but would that suffice for WA?
     


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    Doh... The pair of Strands in Brown Shell Cordovan I had on reserve ended up being sold despite my hold =/
     


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    Haven't been to WA but if it rains constantly, maybe eventually switching to commando/rubber soles after will work better? Generally the leather soles will be okay but if you water does cause leather to become more pliable so add that to walking on concrete and you get the idea. It does not mean your soles will wear out in a week, but it MAY affect the longevity.
     


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    Now that sucks since AE only does shell MTO now I believe.
     


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    When I tried it the leather felt a little flimsy, and a little rubbery. It had a soft fit, and it felt comfortable though. Ultimately I wasn't crazy about it, so I passed. Try it in person and see for yourself...
     


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    I was considering them at one point. I tried them on. Fit was ok, not great. The sole is super flexible and really comfortable. I really just wasn't crazy about the shape. Too square. The pebbled leather also doesn't really fit with my idea of a bit loafer. If you're looking at a bit loafer from AE's Italian line, I'd go with the Verona or Lucca.
     
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    Thanks for the input. I've had this idea of finding a rubber soled loafer that would be comfortable for long flights, that could serve as a business shoe (slacks, no suit) in a pinch, and that could be worn in rainy weather. Almost everything I've seen is either way too fashion forward (i.e.: super long and pointy, more suitable for clubbing), too casual (the Tod's-type drivers), or shitty quality (let me be nice and not name names for $400+ pieces of shit shoes). I saw this one online today and thought with the AE quality it might be an option. I saw Nordstrom carries them, but online only. I'll have to wait until I have time to get to an AE store.

    I've found one suitable alternative, which is a new Ralph Lauren Black Label shoe called the Donington. But it's only in stores - can't even find pictures online - and is over $500.

    Maybe this isn't a workable idea to begin with.
     
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    it defintely rains lol. we are only going to be there for 2wks, but if is constantly raining while we are there my concern is wearing AE's. Now i know I will not be doing continuous walking in the rain but short distances to and from the car, to the house etc.
     


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    Oh that's nothing, wear them with. I fear. Remember, GY welding was developed in a country with infamous rainy weather.
     


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    MacNeil or McAllister if you had to choose...
     


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