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

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  1. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    ^^^Thanks for the detailed reply Patrologia. etran27, I think if you follow the guidelines Patrologia described above (along with the always recommended professional measuring from an SA if possible), then you should be ok as long as the shoe is comfortable. If you are still running into trouble after all that, then you may be experiencing a simple case of a shoe last that isn't very compatible with your foot. Such is the plight of people who buy ready-to-wear shoes. My Sanfords, for example, are quite comfortable through the entire shoe, with the exception of the toes being slightly scrunched together. It is simply the way the 7 last fits my foot.
     
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    "Almost" is only good in horse shoes and hand grenades. Don't try. Get back on that phone and order them now!
     
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    I have the shell Bradley and am giving some thought to the shell Leeds. They are on the same last - 1. For those of you that have both, did you get the same size? I assume the answer is yes, but thought I'd check.

    I was giving some thought to going down one width (D to C) in the Leeds so it looked slightly more streamlined. Thanks in advance for the feedback.
     
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    Have you ever tried going up 1/2 size?
     
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    Say if I wear a thin sock on a 9B Fifth Ave, and it's tight up front but bearable. How soon, and how much will you loosen up once it gets worn regularly?

    Thinking of either returning or keeping this pair.

    Please advise.
     
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    So far I am a 10.5 D in all my AE's. The SA measured me and said he felt like the 10.5 D Sanford was appropriate, and to tell you the truth, I don't remember how the 11 felt. Of course, you expect a little snugness when the shoes are brand new, so I went with it. They really are comfortable, I can just tell that they are slightly snug.
     
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    Anybody else waiting for a pair of the Urban Daddy collabs? It seems like I ordered them (Amsterdams) forever ago [​IMG]
     
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    ahah alright thanks. i think the width of my shoe is fine. but is a little more than an inch of space from the tip of my toe to the end of the shoe too much?
     
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    Not too much.

    If the ball of your foot is in the ball of the shoe, then and only then start to worry about the other stuff. I presently have about 2" from the end of my toe to the end of my shoe. I don't honestly know if I could imagine wearing shoes (other than sneakers?) with less than an inch between the end of my toe and the end of the shoe. Dress shoes are cut to come to something of a point, and feet dont. You either have to have empty space up front, or you have to cruch up your toes in a way that is not healthy.
     
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    Yep, waiting on a pair. Although I pulled the trigger on them towards the end.
     
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    Did anyone order the burgundy shell Daltons that were offered as a Webgem special recently? If so, have you received them yet? I'm wondering if delivery of these has started already, as they said "...ship by October 23rd..."? I ordered a pair and am impatient to receive them.
     
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    They go very well with indigo and medium wash jeans.

     
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    I looked at the photos I posted last night and the colors do not look correct - I can never get browns to photograph well. So I did some color correction using the flannel AE bags as a reference. Here are my new McTavish and Jermyn.

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    Chris
     
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    What AE shoe/color would you guys recommend for wearing with kahkis/dress shirt (possibly a tie)?
     
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    walnut Strand?
     
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