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

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  1. kmdsimpson

    kmdsimpson Senior member

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    I agree. But they are casual shoes, so I wouldn't worry too much about wearing them. Maybe just let the toes dull down over time and see how they develop.

    Take a walk through a Nordstrom or another department store's shoe department some time, and you'll see several trendy shoes that are designed to look like this. I guess it's a trend/fad these days.
     
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    It's interesting that PhiPhi says this, because I had the same impression from trying them on in the store. Usually the 5 last is a little snug on me, but in the same size the Strand shells were almost loose. I wasn't sure if it was just that particular pair, or a real difference in shell vs. calf.

    It seemed like enough to wear thicker socks, but not to size down on. That would be OK for me, because a) the shell would be more casual, so I'd be OK wearing thicker socks and b) I can never size down because the length always becomes an issue for my foot.
     


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    Were they in a fire?
     


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    These were

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    I have the walnut calf Strand and the dark brown shell Strand, both in 9D, and there is no noticeable difference in sizing. Having said that, it is true that as a general rule shell will run slightly bigger than a comparable calf, but, in my experience, never enough to size down.
     


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    Did you achieve the burnished look you were going for? :D
     


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    Just came in today's mail from AE outlet.

    Labor Day Sale
    Aug 20- Sep 3
    Save 15%- 50% on All factory-second shoes,belts, ties and accessories.

    Neumora Reg. 259 Sale 179 black and brown.
    Kenwood Reg 179 Sale 129
    Manchester Reg 259 Sale 179
    PA. Reg 259. Sale 199
    Stewart. Reg 234. Sale 179
    Tampa. Reg 149. Sale. 109
    Yuma. Reg 149. Sale. 99
     


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    Thanks for the update
     


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    I'm going to Milwaukee for a conference in a couple of weeks. How far is it to the mother ship from there? Is there a factory tour or anything else of interest?
     


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    While not the intent of the original post, after looking at the 2 shoes mentioned yes I was drawn to those boots also. What a thing of beauty. I understand why they would get hate mail about them being pictured on the site but not available any more. My first instinct was and is that is my next footwear purchase.

    I am a 10D in the 5 last. All 3 of my rough collection shoes are a 9.5D and fit perfectly including the McTavish. My shell Strands are loose compared to the other 10D shoes on the 5 last. And have loosened up even more over time, with a tongue pad they still close all the way at lacing if pulled tight enough. However like the others said going down to a 9.5D would be too much as they then would be too small IMO.
     


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    Thanks for the advice all... I happened to stop by the AE store today and size was as described. Also checked out a few new 3 last models. My favorite were the flatiron and parkway. The stitching on the parkway was too pronounced on the walnut and grey (not yet online) models, but it looked great in brown. Fit was also good for my slightly side foot, a little more room in the forefoot width wise vs the five last. Highly recommended, and I look forward to more shoes on this last
     


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    What belt matches the Kenilworth in dark brown? I looked at the AE website but didn't see one, unless I missed it.

    Thanks for your help
     


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    Per their Spring 2012 catalog, they say the Dress Bridle belt is the coordinating belt for the Kenilworth.

    Chris
     


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    Port Washington is a half hour north of Milwaukee. There are always lots of seconds to pick through in the store attached to the factory. Well worth the trip.
     


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