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

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  1. g.michael

    g.michael Senior member

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    A few posters have received theirs and I believe they went TTS and ordered same size as Park Avenue. I ordered the same size as my PA's, partially based on their experience, and my discussion with an AE rep that said the new Patriot last is "narrow, like the PA last, but with a roomier toe box". I debated about ordering a half size down to guard against heel slip but went TTS and should receive them next week. Either they will fit or I will have to exchange for a smaller size. If you can wait until then I plan to post some more detailed sizing thoughts as I have AE 1, 5, 8 lasted shoes, BB LHS and Alden Aberdeen slip-ons to compare with.
     


  2. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    It is definitely a 7-last shoe. Don't forget that AE's 4 digit stock code always ends with the number of the last. The numbers for the Jodox in the catalog are 6867, 6817, and 6847 for the different colors/leathers.
     


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    Definitely return. Use the Dalton as your "dressier" boot and the Bayfield, with its commando sole, as your "rugged" boot. The Long Branch would just be redundant in your lineup. Of course, this assumes that fit is not a factor.
     


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    So I was hoping someone could elighten me on the long-term "plan" for one of the v-tread tap sole shoes. I totally get the idea/value of a shoe with a topy sole on it, and that is essentially all these shoes are with one major exception. The tap sole from AE is stitched on with with the rest of the sole during the welting process whereas a true topy is cemented on. The tap sole will likely wear out towards the center of the sole, exposing the leather underneath, and thus the benefits of the rubber will be gone within a relatively short time period (perhaps a year or so depending on rotation). So the question is, when that thin layer of rubber begins to wear out, do you send the shoes in to AE for a re-craft, or do you have a local cobbler cement on a new topy? In order for a local cobbler to cement on a new topy, they would really need to remove the worn rubber tap sole first. The problem is, this compromises the welt stitching, which may compromise AE's willingness to recraft the shoe. On the flip side, sending the shoe in for a re-craft every time the tap sole develops a hole in it would be cost prohibitive in my opinion, and ultimately decrease the overall life of the shoe. Thoughts?
     


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    Soliciting feedback from any Neumok owners - how does the Neumok fit compared with the Park Ave (PA)?
     
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  6. g.michael

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    Believe it or not, the rubber tread is thick enough to actually last longer than its leather counterpart. I wouldn't worry about it and would personally prefer the tap sole on my new Delray's (brown) but it's only available in black.
     


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    Looks like my previous comment got lost in the shuffle. I am posting it again in the hopes that someone has some advice:

    So my replacement Cronmoks have the same issue with the heal separating from the sole that my first pair had. Is anyone else having this issue? I get the feeling the AE store employees are going to hate me when I return for a third time to replace these things. Should I just return them and move on to another model boot? This is very frustrating.
     


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    That's wild!
    I don't have the issue but I've only worn mine once...
     


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    They should be understanding about this. Looks like AE's QC is still on the decline...
     


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    So I notice that the Dundee will be offered in Dark Brown Cordovan, while the Strand is Brown Cordovan. Is this going to be capuccino shell?
     


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    Thanks I will certainly wait for you to post your experience so please do. My gut feeling though is I should go a half size down.
     


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    I ordered a pair of Dalton's during the recent AE sale and I love them, but last night when I took the laces out to polish them up a bit, I noticed some leather cutting that seemed sloppy. I'm wondering if the cutting in the photo below on the left boot (outlined in red) would be considered a defect, or just variations from a handmade item? Seeing as they cut these from patterns, I would not expect such a messy cut to be used in a shoe, but maybe my expectations are to high? Thoughts before I email this photo to AE customer service?

    Thanks!

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    Well, no sign of the new bourbons on AE's website today. Really hope they are released sometime soon!
     


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    Amen, I'm still waiting for my UD Amsterdams to ship- anybody hear anything from them?
     


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    Does anyone know if there's a walnut shell offering from AE recently?
     


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