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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

Tags:
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

    Messages:
    4,160
    Likes Received:
    2,685
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    

    There is a time and place for every shoe. I have Delrays, but don't like them with jeans. I'd rather wear chukka's, long wings or loafers with jeans.
     


  2. Da GOAT

    Da GOAT Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2012
    how true do the sizes run for people, im size 14 but how does anyone over 12 feel they run?
     


  3. 0ShinAkuma0

    0ShinAkuma0 Active Member

    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2012
    Location:
    Texas
    I'm size 13, I personally have no problem with AE's 13, to be fair, it runs a bit long, but nothing that severe and therefore I like the overall fit. One more thing I'd like to add, I read one review for a size 15 Neumok on the AE website.
    I'll copy and paste the review (was the only negative one, I believe.)

    "I ordered the brown Neumok in a size 15 and had to wait three week for it to be shipped because it was out of stock. I had no problem with the wait, I was just happy the shoe was available in my size.
    The shoe arrived and I was too excited to get home and see them. I opened the box to some absolutely beautiful shoes. I immediately tried them on and thought wow thes are some comfortable shoes, the leather is so soft and supple, incredible quality. BUT, then I tried to walk in them my foot slid forward in the shoe. I could put my index finger behind my foot inside the shoe. Also there was an extra inch of room in the front of the shoe. They fit like a size 17. I also own the black Positano whch is sized as all my other shoes do. The shoe is probably one of the best I've ever owned but the sizing is ridiculously off, way to long.
    What good is a great shoe if it doesn't fit?
    "

    Here's the image from his review:

    [​IMG]
    The caption for this picture is "Beautiful Shoe that is way too big."
     


  4. Da GOAT

    Da GOAT Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2012
    thanks for the response, im actually UK14. are you US or UK and do you know if the reviewer is US or UK.

    Im usually not worried about fir but i recently ordered online a pair of shoes which ran too big to wear, i was able to return this to the uk but if ive to return to the states its gonna cost more on top of the high import taxes ill incur (at least 50% of cost).
     


  5. 0ShinAkuma0

    0ShinAkuma0 Active Member

    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2012
    Location:
    Texas
    I'm a US 13 and the reviewer is from Atlanta, so I'm guessing he's a US 15.

    Yeah, that's the scary thing about ordering online, you just never know, gotta do your research first, like you're doing right now.
    I once ordered a Chukka from ALDO (I'll never make that mistake again, the quality is sub-par and the it's really overpriced, because ALDO makes trendy good looking shoes, but won't last you a year, I learned the hard way.) Anyway, I was thinking about buying the Chukka online, but decided to go to the store and it turned out that I had to buy a size fifteen! Because their 13 fit like an 11. So moral of the story is, I'm now a die-hard Allen Edmonds fan! [​IMG]
     


  6. dancingbear

    dancingbear Senior member

    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    Location:
    Arlington, VA
    

    I also have a large size foot, usually 15 but sometimes 14. The issue with Allen Edmonds is the variation from last to last is exacerbated by the whole sizes and lack of variety of widths. If you find a last and style that works, it usually works great. Other lasts don't work at all. If you experiment and not force a shoe that really doesn't fit, you should be fine.
     


  7. dancingbear

    dancingbear Senior member

    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    Location:
    Arlington, VA
    
    Terrible review. I am a 15 in several AE lasts, but could not even get my foot into a Positano. To me, sizing conversations have to start with the Park Avenue and other 5 last shoes as they are the highest volume production. The Neumok is on the 5 last and fits similarly.
     


  8. Da GOAT

    Da GOAT Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2012
    To be clear, you have no issues as a size 15.
     


  9. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

    Messages:
    2,318
    Likes Received:
    111
    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Location:
    New York City
    

    Thanks 0ShinAkuma0. I was only asking because Michael Haines linked to a navy suede belt.
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2012


  10. dancingbear

    dancingbear Senior member

    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    Location:
    Arlington, VA
    

    I have a closet full of AE and I can tell you it completely depends on the last. That is why I highly recommend trying on a few different lasts and styles in at least 3 sizes to be sure.

    For me:
    1, 3, 5 - all fit great
    7- depends on the style
    4, 8, 9 - I get heel slippage
    2 - doesn't fit. not even close
    6 (new Patriot) - just got a 14EEE. Seems to work but waiting for them to break in to be sure.

    It seems complicated for buying shoes, but a good fit in a well made quality shoe is worth it. Hope this helps you.
     


  11. delmar

    delmar Senior member

    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    39
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2012
    Location:
    central Wisconsin
    Question:

    Do any of you feel a sense of relief when AE comes out with a new webgem that you are not interested in buying? I've been able to resist every one since the red, white, and blue McAllisters but I'm getting itchy.
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2012


  12. polojock615

    polojock615 Senior member

    Messages:
    912
    Likes Received:
    988
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA


  13. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

    Messages:
    4,292
    Likes Received:
    451
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Location:
    ND


  14. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Senior member

    Messages:
    2,372
    Likes Received:
    1,260
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    After a very long deliberation, I finally returned my AE Strands today. I bought them during the Nordstrom sale, but kept waffling on whether to keep them....I had tried on several sizes in the store and found 9.5EEE seemed to be the best fit (and honestly it technically is); however, even with the best fit I can get, the shoes still feel longer and more awkward than I'd prefer....it's as if my feet look clownish. I don't seem to have that problem in some other AEs (specifically, the Delrays and Lasalles). I just really love the 8 last a ton, and am not a big fan of the 5 last.

    If AE made the Strand in walnut on the 8 last, I'd buy that in a heartbeat. It might be the perfect shoe for me. But until then, I might keep looking for something else to fill that void . . . I had considered the Vernon in black for a tux shoe (but will probably look elsewhere for that purpose), but the saddle brown Vernon looks pretty nice, and that shoe is on the 8 last too . . .
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2012


  15. itsmejson

    itsmejson Senior member

    Messages:
    269
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2012
    Did anyone bite on the bourbon daltons?
     


Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by