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

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  1. Khurram

    Khurram Active Member

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    Those shells were definitely listed in error. I just talked to the rep.
     


  2. Khurram

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    If your developing actual blisters I would venture to say you need to change sizes or widths. That shouldn't be happening no matter how much you love to "break in" your shoes.
     


  3. VLSI

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    Brown. Yea, I think you guys are right :( I posted about them fitting funny earlier in the thread and someone told me it probably wasn't a good idea, but I didn't listen. Guess I'll be paying for it now. So who want to buy some 10.5d bayfields worn only twice?

    What last is Amok on and how does that compare to Bayfield? Ordered those in 10.5 too :(
     
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    ^^^ They have a rubber sole, so it shouldn't be a problem to simply send them back for a refund, which it sounds like you should do.
     


  5. VLSI

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    I don't understand... I wore them though?
     


  6. tv2177

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    went into a store and saw the chocolate dalton. i have to say i really like them in chocolate over walnut. now i gotta find out when will they go on sale again in the outlet. I'll definitely get one at $149. I am thinking about to pick up the brown 5th ave and walnut strand from the current sale.
     


  7. reidrothchild

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    I don't know what the official AE policy is, but I ordered a pair of shell Leeds without first trying them on. I wore them outside about 5 times and decided that I should have sized down because of severe heel slip in my right. I contacted customer service and they told me to either try an insert or that I could exchange them. The Leeds have leather soles. If they'd exchange a pair of shoes where the leather soles are all scuffed, I don't see why they wouldn't do it for rubber soles that, after a wipe down, would show no signs of wear. Maybe they won't, but it's worth a shot if you can't find a buyer (unlikely if you're just trying to unload them at cost).
     


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    I received my Amoks in brown this week and was really happy with them. I think they would have fit better if I sized down by half, but it's fine enough as is. Admittedly, I didn't expect them to be as thin and floppy as they are, but they look awesome while being worn and I have already received compliments.

    I also received the Bayfield seconds, which I was more excited for. I quickly put them on and stood up.. and one of the last lace hooks (rivets?) popped right off. Upon close inspection, the inside piece was not properly bent to fit the outside piece. Not sure what I'm going to do about them. Suggestions? -- I'll be emailing AE support and asking them about it, regardless.
     
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    These guys have so many website issues, despite the recent redo. The "see with pants" feature is nice, but the results are comical:
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    I also wish they'd get around to cleaning up the lasts explanation page.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. I got a pretty good deal on them, but yea I'd still lose money trying to sell them. I'll contact CS first as I'd really like to replace them instead. Received 4 other pairs of shoes in the mail today :embar: but it's hard to tell which ones fit properly with the blisters now.

    Also, is it normal for the backside of the rivet to wear through the finish on the leather like this?

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    And secondly, will be returning the Amok. I know I said earlier in the thread that I really liked them, but that's worn off. Color is so far off and leather feels so thin. At 150, they're priced much closer to where the MSRP should be starting rather than the 250 they claim. Also a defect in the coloring...

    [​IMG]
     


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    I'm really undecided now, I purchased the black Lombards since I already own a pair of burgundy Van Ness, walnut Strands and black dress shoes which need to be replaced. To me the walnut strands would be pretty similar to the walnut Lombards (thoughts?) I am really shocked how many people suggest wearing walnut with a charcoal and navy suit, as a result I will have to try my Strands on with my my charcoal suit to see how they look....

    However, I am not in love with the look of the black Lombards as opposed to really enjoying how the walnut Lombards look. Right now the Lombards are a little snug anyways so I was considering sizing up; however they may just need some breaking in because they are loose in the heal but tight in the front. Does anyone know if Shoe Bank will exchange the pair of shoes if you want a different color as opposed to a sizing issue?
     


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    I would say it would go fine with navy and charcoal, but black would be more conservative. I personally wouldn't wear black with navy.[/quote]
    You dont wear black with Navy? I'm shocked because I always though you were supposed to wear a dark brown/burgundy shoe with Navy but when I got on SF it seemed as though more people were wearing black with Navy.
     


  13. kmdsimpson

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    Yes, they would be. It's a similar look; just the Lombard has rubber sole and a longer last. But most people probably would not notice too much difference at a quick glance.
     


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    I try avoid black with navy if i can. always brown/burgundy/walnut with navy.
     


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    My thoughts exactly.

    Lastly, Kate Upton avatars should be banned. I find myself ogling that tiny picture then googling her name for the larger version. It's an amazing distraction :).
     


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