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

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  1. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Well, my shoe has it marked as an 8 last after all. For some reason it does not look as sleek as the other 8 last shoes like the Delray. Maybe it's the extra bulk from the captoe that is making it look as such. Either way, i'm very pleased with my Moras. What method do you have of acquiring old models?
     
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    Ok, so i ended up getting the Harrison, but on my first time out with them today, i experienced pain in the in the front inner heel every time i stepped on hard surfaces. Has anyone noticed that AE's for the most part do not lie flat at the heel when placed on a surface, it is at an angle. On the Harrisons i have, that angle forces my foot to fall on that hard edge during my walking motion. It is painful after a while.

    I was a bit reluctant to bring it up to my SA, but he said he would inquire with the crafting department to see if they can even out the heel. I guess i'll let everyone know how that request goes. Interesting part is that this does not cause pain my other AE's, strange.... :confused:
     
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    ebay! :nodding:
     
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    Yes - a good shoe stretcher will do the trick. Get one that can stretch length and width. I have done it to a handful of shoes and it has worked every time. I have had better luck doing it myself than having a cobbler do it. But a decent cobbler should be able to help you out as well.
     
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    Thanks for the list. :nodding: FYI only: the Nathan is a current model; so is the McClain. Both offered at JAB.
     
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    Can any of you Allen Edmonds experts advise as to sizing on the AE Cortina boot? I am a US9 but I think I read somewhere that sizing down a half size was advisable. Trouble is, I can't remember where I rad it, or indeed of I really did. Any advice would be much appreciated.
     
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    I have noticed a more mild version of this with my Jeffersons. I think it has to do with less forgiving materials in the heel of the Independence collection, i.e. no rubber. There is simply no give it the heel at all.

    I decided to live with it while the heel wears down, but it also affects how I wear them. I find the Jefferson incredibly uncomfortable for long periods of driving with my right foot resting on the edge of the heel while on the pedal. I do not think that will change.

    But I still think they look great!
     
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    Asked a few pages back but for those of you with 5th Aves and 5th Streets do you wear exactly the same size/width?

    Cheers
     
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    Yes. I totally have experienced the same thing. If I place the heel one flat surface, the sole does not touch and is a bit above the surface. This results in the the front of the heel pressing up when my weight is distributed uniformly in the shoe.

    My plan was to mention it to them when I sent them in for recrafting.

    I have 4 pairs that do this.
     
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    I think your older strands look a lot better than current models. Maybe it's just a patina.
     
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    I don't own the 5th streets, but I tried them on in the same size as my park ave / 5th ave and they seemed the right size.
     
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    I am definitely in for the 5th street in burgundy shell and a pair in black shell before they are no longer available. My SA just happen to "find" a brown calf 5th street that he is bringing in for sizing before I order... will try to avoid the hat trick, but sense I may give in and pick up all three. Will post pics whatever the result when they come in.
     
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    I noticed that they patina-ed really well after the first application of Saphir Reno. They made the color much less yellow and more golden and rich. If you don't mind darkening the strands a little bit, I think its a great product.
     
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    whoa wait, those are shell walnut strands??
     
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    They look like calf creasing to me. Also, ae walnut shell has a very different color than walnut calf--darker and browner, right?
     
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