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

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  1. spitshine123

    spitshine123 Senior member

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    Same experience with me. sized down .5 from my strands and got almost an identical fit with the larchmonts as my strands. The 3 last is quite comfortable
     


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    Which larchmonts do you own? I saw them today for the first time and loved the last and shoe
     


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    spitshine123 Senior member

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    Don't have a pair yet, but they are definitely next on my list. Torn between the walnut or dark brown
     


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    The AE store I went to didn't have the dark brown :(

    Either way, great choice
     


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    anyone run into an issue of wear the shoe bends/creases? anyway to remedy this issue?
    the shoe on the left creases nicely however the shoe on right creases right at the cap. will this leather break in and bend where the left shoe does eventually?


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    I gotta say, i'm really feeling the walnut with these shoes...
     


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    your right foot and left are not the same... looking at the pic, i would say your right foot is slightly longer, or the ball of your foot on the right is definitely elongated compared to the left... regardless, the creases look ok.. i have seen some really messed up creased, at least yours take the shape of the vamp (left) or the cap brogue (right)

    secondly... are those seconds? the vamp on the right seems a bit larger... look at how much closer the cap on the left is to the brogue on the vamp...
     


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    That's the one I saw when I met the AE sales rep earlier this year - it is on my must have list and my local store has them coming. I have the tan, but I think this color is going to be great for Fall.

    Chris
     


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    I was in on a Sunday so there were only two people in the store, and they both said no to price matching. Is it worth calling during the week and trying to talk to a manager? Is it official AE policy to price match or is it a store by store decision?
     


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    thank makes sense thanks for explanation :)

    no these are firsts, I believe it is because the shoe on the left was bent more.
    here's another pic

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    I can only speak for myself. I am 9.5D TTS and all my 5 lasted AE's are 9D.
     


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    I will have to give credit to Joker Man. The Brannock is not as straight forward as I thought in particular regard to arch length. This guide from Brannock may be useful.

    http://www.brannock.com/cgi-bin/start.cgi/brannock/instructions.html

    Heel to toe, I measure 11C. Heel to ball I measure 11.5B/C. After going through numerous shoes on the #5 last, I wear an 11.5B in the rough leathers and 11.5C in calf. If your arch length is 12.5B, I would suggest trying that size on the #5 last.
     


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    Is the $5 Kiwi shoes polish was from Nordstrom Rack work well with these shoes? Besides polishing, do you guys have any other recommendation for a pair of black Park Avenue?
     


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    Kiwi is all I generally use, but the only teacher is experience when it comes to your polishing preferences.
     


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    For black color, will there be much different between shoes original color and Kiwi shoes polish one? I mean will the color remain the same or it will change to a different one?
     


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