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

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  1. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    While this question is best answered by reading some of the Shoe Care thread, i will answer briefly.

    Condition your shoe, out of the box (particularly in the upper) to minimize creasing oddities. After initial break in, you can use some cream to feed the leather, and polish it to desired luster. You do not need to do this after every wear, once a month would work, given a good rotation of shoes.

    Hope that helped...
     


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    OmniscientCause Senior member

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    Thanks I will look into it more. Ive always just worn the shoes...but now with 3 pairs I'd like to make these last...not that my other shoes didn't last, but you get what I am getting at.
     


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    Speaking of creasing- here are my new parkways after 2 wears. Left foot feels a bit loose since it does not have as much girth in the instep, so its leading to some creasing. Foot bed width at ball of foot and heel are perfect though, so no complaints

    [​IMG]
     


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    WOW, that sounds freaking amazing! Be sure to post pics when they arrive. I believe the Delrays come stock in the 8 last; how does the 6 compare to this, and does it make the shoe more dressy more casual?
     


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    I don't even see the 6 last listed on AE's website. What kind of last is this?
     


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    Correction, it is the 8 last, as usual. Not sure why I keep confusing the two :)
     


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    Glad I could be of assistance :D

    I would have taken a pic of mine yesterday, but it was POURING raining out, they got all wet, i got all pissed, and thats that....
     


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    You won't find burgundy calf looks as good as this. [​IMG]
     


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    yes, i am well aware of how nice #8 looks in shell, and how there isn't one color (besides walnut, maybe...) that looks better in calf than shell

    gorgeous pics
     


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    In two months since I last posted in this thread, 120 pages of posts have been made. Looks like AE sold a lot of Strands this summer.
     


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    It looks like AE has more sizes available on the clearance Elgins. A while back they only had 2 sizes, but now it looks like a full list.

    If you missed out on the clearance Elgin, you can check it out now and they might have your size.

    Chris
     


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    Another alternative to consider if they have your size, would be to pick a pair up from Amazon. The Elgin is currently $175.20 there with the SIZE2OI2 coupon applied.
     


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    The only caveat to this is that I have found AE's from Amazon to arrive in various conditions ranging from: smashed boxes and shoes; shoes that were creased and obviously worn around the house for several days; and shoes with nicks and scratches, etc. With Amazon, though, your only option is to return them if they arrive in that condition. I prefer to have AE match the Amazon price as a matter of convenience so that I can go back to AE with any issues, but would order from Amazon again if the price was right.
     


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    Shoot, I thought I would like the Harrison, but not so much. Why does AE insist on putting the cap toe line so close to the end of the toe? Why does AE discontinue sleeker captoes like the Soho? [​IMG]
     


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