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

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  1. csc67

    csc67 Senior member

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  2. BrizzleCizzle

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    I own the walnut strands and the black park aves. Keep in mind that black shoes go with: black, grey, and navy (sometimes). Somewhat along the same lines as your inquiry, my next pair will be a dark brown shoe in a sleek last. I feel that the dark brown, as it can go with anything but black, is a very versatile choice. And quite frankly, the park aves appear less sleek than the strands, so I may not go with that last in the future. Just my thoughts.
     


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    Delrays are versatile enough to go with slacks and shirt and can be dressed up to wear with a jacket or suit as well.
     


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    +1. My favorite AE shoe. Close second is the Strand in Walnut.
     


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    I am an 8E on a 5 last (Strand, etc.) and the 1 last Daltons fit well in an 8.5D.
     


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    Black Delray
     


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    I'm not doubting the Daltons are superior, cause they are. But these $60 boots from JCPenny look mighty tempting for the price:

    [​IMG]
     


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    The leather looks pretty cheap, but I'm surprised JC penny can offer such a decent looking last when most of the other stuff at the price point look like loaves of bread
     


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    For those of you w/ dark chocolate Dalton's, what color polish are you using?
    - I currently use saphir polish & cremes, I would think that dark brown would be the color right?
     


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    +1

    I love my Delrays. I have them in black and chili, and they're a great shoe for everyday wear with slacks or chinos, from casual to business casual to even more formal events (although I generally stick to a balmoral for suits).

    What a great shoe. And on their best last, IMHO.
     


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    Delray are one of my favorite shoes and extremely versatile
     




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    I own three pairs of AE on two different lasts, 1 (Wilbert, Shelton) and 7 (Sanford). Both are too narrow in the forefoot, causing appreciable pain, but fit perfectly otherwise. I've tried stretching the leather and wearing different types and thicknesses of socks, to no avail. I've also tried going up one size in both length and width (separately), which makes the fit too large overall.

    My question: Can anyone recommend an AE last with more forefoot room but otherwise unchanged? I am not within driving distance of an AE store for a professional fitting. (All purchases were made via mail order.)
     


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    Those dark brown wax infused McTavish's are beautiful
     


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    That is a great looking shoe. My local menswear / shoe store has a pair coming for me - I'm hoping they arrive soon.

    Thanks for the photos - it is so much better than the AE website photos.

    Chris
     


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