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

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  1. kmdsimpson

    kmdsimpson Senior member

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    Nice idea, but $50 extra? These guys are really pushing the pricing.
     


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    Unfortunately the Nordstrom Rack in Dallas is the closest one to me...and I'm in Baton Rouge, 8 hours away.
     


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    What is the natural edge dressing good for? I purchased it before I knew that Chili is the edge dressing color of choice for walnut Strands. I tried using it and all it did was make it a bit shinier. Didn't cover up any scuffs in the least.
     


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    It works perfectly fine on any heel, however not as good as the designated colored ones such as the chili. I still like it. My Neumoks have much more of a natural finish rather than the brown color on my cordovan strands, so the natural edge dressing will work completely fine with that.
     


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    Natural edge dressing is what AE recommends for the walnut Strands. I had never heard of using the Chili dressing on Strands before the last few weeks. That said, I may give it a try to see how it works out since I'm not a huge fan of the natural edge dressing.
     


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    A few years ago I was told by the then-manager of the AE Shoebank to use chili edge dressing with my walnut calf AEs. It was his judgment that the natural edge dressing was basically pointless.
     


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    Well, if you have chips or nicks on the edge, they are going to look very light (like the leather on the bottom of the sole) compared to the rest of the edge. If you want to cover these up, Natural edge dressing won't do the job. If you don't have any nicks, then I suppose you can use natural, but I'm not sure what the point would be.
     


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    Everyone I've talked with at AE tells me to use chili dressing on my walnut strands.....
     


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    Per the AE website:

    Based on color and individual preference, Allen Edmonds Shoe Cream, Shoe Polish or Carnauba Wax can be used to polish your calfskin leather shoes. Shoe Polish is best used for regular polishing and achieving a lustrous glow; Carnauba Wax is known for imparting a richer glow to fine leathers; our Allen Edmonds Shoe Cream, which is used for darker colors like Brown rather than Walnut, is formulated to renew the color of your calfskin shoes.

    To help achieve your desired shine, remove any excess polish and wax by brushing shoes with a horsehair shine brush and then buffing to finish.
     


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    Actually, this is directly from AE: "For the Strand in Walnut Calf, we recommend Allen Edmonds Chili Heel and Sole Edge Dressing. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Allen Edmonds Customer Service"

    FYI, the edge dressing is being discontinued so you may want to stock up now.
     


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    Aaaannnd, I just bought 3 bottles, lol.
     


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    any particular reason why they are being discontinued??? that seems a little silly, unless they really aren't selling many at all

    Edit... seems like its the normal sizes... from the manager of the Newbury St. store, the travel size works better and will still last you a very long time, so as long as those are sticking around, we seem to be alright. Besides, the travel size ones are much easier to use IMO
     
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    What is the inside code? I want to say it is the Chester
     


  15. jjr4884

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    the chester had a medallion toe box
     


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