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

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  1. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Delrays all the way. They have a slightly longer toe and the stitching is better, which makes the Delray a sleeker looking shoe that is easier to dress up. I wear mine with a suit or sport coat all the time.
     


  2. jasonleb1

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    Contacted the Shoe Bank about a pair or Cronmok and they are the same price as firsts ($219)...
     


  3. johnnyletrois

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    That is the belt I am planning to order once I figure out what size I want.
     


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    I ordered the brown Cronmok this morning - can't wait!
     


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    Hm.. wondering if I should pull the trigger on Delray in chili......:D
     


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    I'm on the fence too. The Delrays are at a really nice price right now, and seem to be the best of the split-toe bluchers.
     


  7. Essential

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    I pulled the trigger on Strands last night. I posted this a few times but no one ever answered.

    I wear the 7 last (Larkins) and they "fit" but they're about I would say 1/4 of an inch too long and the width fits great with a little to spare. I asked the nice lady on the phone for sizing help and she said that I should just order the same size. The Strands are on the 5 last which is the longest and thinnest model they have. I ordered the same size in length and width but I was wondering if I should bring down the length by half a size.

    Please try to answer quickly so I can call in to change the order if needed before it ships.

    Edit: I no longer trust the lady. I said I had the 7 last and she asked me if it was the Delray. Delrays are on the 8 last. But would like some more opinions.
     
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  8. Winston S.

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    I wear the same size in both. My MacNeils fit snugger though.
     


  9. Essential

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    I'm just worried a bit about the length because my shoe is a bit longer at the end and there's an occasional slight heel slip because of it. Does the length of your MacNeil end where your foot ends?
     


  10. bucksfan

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    The Macneils taper in the toe box, which forces your foot back further. I think you will find the Macneils fit a little snugger in the same size.

    P.S. you don't want your toes all the way up to the front of the shoe, especially in the Macneil's 7 last.
     


  11. Essential

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    I'm guessing you accidentally skipped my first post. I was comparing the 7 last to the 5 last to see if I should size down. I'm not looking to buy the Macneils.
     


  12. Winston S.

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    I don't recall, but there isn't that much usable room between the front of my foot and the end of my 5 last shoes either.
     


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    Delray in chili or brown? If you already have Strand in walnut wouldn't brown be the better choice? Or are chili and walnut different enough?
     


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    Yikes - sorry. I go with the same size in the 5 and 7 - though the 5 fits a little bigger. I find no heel slip by doing this, and my Park Ave / Strand / Cambridges all fit very well. I get them in 12D and I'm a 12D / 12E (right on the line) according to the brannock device.
     


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    I have the Larkins (7 last) and am getting the Strands (5 last).
     


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