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

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  1. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    How long have you had them? I feel like my Fifth Streets stretched and the space between the lacing actually became smaller after several wears. This has been my experience with most of my shoes.
     
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    This is the third time I have worn them. Total time worn approximately 25 hrs.
     
  3. spitshine123

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    One of the reasons I love this SF thread is because of the pictures, so here is the family


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    A closeup of the little brother (newest pair of cordovan strands)


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    ...and the grandfather of the group (2 year old Strands- my first pair of AEs)

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    As you can see, the 5 last bals fit me very well...I feel like I am missing a pair of Burgundy McAllisters [​IMG]

    Keep the pics coming!

    Edit: It is also interesting to see how much AE has worked on reducing the size of the welt within the past 2 years. Check out the width of the welt on the walnut strands vs the newer shoes!
     
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    itsmarcnotmark Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering how often do you use guys wax your shoes? I just got my Saphir Renovateur and I'm wondering how often I should apply it. Also, do you guys use any products to take care of the soles?
     
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    Nice collection... yes, Merlot McAllisters are awesome... love mine
     
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    I know they are on the same last - but do you all wear exactly the same size and width in the Fifth St as in the Fifth Ave etc? I need a 10C, but they only come in B or D.
     
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    Decided to go with these Players instead..just came in today

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    I just got the players in chocolate suede. so beautiful
     
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    Congrats! I got a quote today for the black shell Dundee but at the last minute second guessed myself. I really want the burgundy shell Dundee's too....

     
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    one of my biggest clothing-related disappointments are the players shoes in walnut i bought a few months back. i'm a perfect 10D in clifton, delray, etc, but for the life of me cannot wear the players.

    9.5D was too tight in the forefoot, even after sending them to be professionally stretched.

    10D (i bought them from nordstrom, and they let me return the 9.5D) is just too voluminous, especially in the ankle area.


    they have sat in my closet unworn since december. :violin:
     
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  11. wigglr

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    i take presents [​IMG]
     
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    Are those the Parkway's that are sitting next to your walnut Strands? I really like those and I am considering getting a pair. Seeing your family portrait is tempting me to put one together for those that I have.
     
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    Yep! Those are the Parkways. You should share a portrait of your AEs for us!
     
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    Nice collection. Do you put a shine on the walnut strands? I just cleaned mine last night (brush, saphir reno, then brush again), but those have a real nice shine on them. Mine are sort of matte.
     
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    Wore my identical fifth streets to the office today, they are close to a year old, and the distance between the vamp is very close, if not a hair tighter. I take an 11D. They are very comfortable and tend to be my bad weather shoe. Very happy with it.
     
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