Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

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. Jhors2

    Jhors2 Senior member

    Messages:
    349
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2012
    Location:
    Bay Area California
    My Cliftons are still my favorite AEs out of my three pairs as well. I have them in Walnut, the last is probably the most comfortable out of all the AEs I've tried.
     


  2. zinc2162

    zinc2162 Senior member

    Messages:
    593
    Likes Received:
    145
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2012
    Location:
    Toronto
    Don't let me see you in Toronto or I will have to take them away from you...
     


  3. Cold Iron

    Cold Iron Senior member

    Messages:
    1,341
    Likes Received:
    602
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2011
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I would call AE customer service and see what they say, you need to ask them. 1-800-235-2348 They have always been fair and very good in my experience. Good luck.

    The Saphir creme polish is good for touchups when, and it happens, you dig through the surface of the shell and you need to get the color back in that spot. But a little wax paste polish every once in a great while for polishing is much better than any cream IMO.

    =====================================

    Got my Krause in russet tonight. The right boot has lots of heavy creases behind the toecap on the right boot. If the left did too I could live with it but the difference is too much for me to live with. They are out of stock in 10D russet so no replacements are available. The 10D fit is a bit looser than most 1 and 5 last shoes & boots but not by much, the heel fit was perfect and I have a very narrow heel. They did fit tighter and better than my walnut shell walnut Dalton's overall. Maybe when my tan 9.5D get here on Friday from Freeport there is a chance they will fit after all. But not sure if I could get into them with a midweight wool sock which is what I normally wear with casual boots.
     


  4. supernsx

    supernsx Member

    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2011
    

    Anyone has plan to darken the Russet Krause? I am planning to sno-seal it but would like the color to be less matte and more polish.
     


  5. Michael Haines

    Michael Haines Senior member

    Messages:
    762
    Likes Received:
    80
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2012
    Location:
    Lubbock
    C
    Cold iron after seeing them how would you of polished them. Would you done a quick coat of black wax
     


  6. roomiller

    roomiller Senior member

    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    131
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    My parents are getting me a pair of AE's for christmas as my first "real" pair of dress shoes. Two questions: Besides shoe trees, what other shoe care products should I order to make these last forever?

    Also, Im stuck between the strand and the mccallister. I feel like the brogue of the mccallister gets a little busy near the laces, but I have a big foot(15-16) so I think it might help my shoe look less like miles of plain leather. Which do you guys think I should go with? Thanks for the help!

    Also is brogue a noun?
     


  7. WJSESQ

    WJSESQ Active Member

    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Location:
    Blackacre
    Ta
    For anyone looking for shoe trees, 70% off right now at Joseph bank. That makes them 7.50.[/quote

    Thanks for the heads-up.
     


  8. 0ShinAkuma0

    0ShinAkuma0 Active Member

    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2012
    Location:
    Texas
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2012


  9. WJSESQ

    WJSESQ Active Member

    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Location:
    Blackacre
    Go to check out and apply SEVENTY in promo box.
     


  10. turdburglar

    turdburglar Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2012
    ^ this!

    I just bought 4. Thanks for the heads up to whomever posted it.
     


  11. 0ShinAkuma0

    0ShinAkuma0 Active Member

    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2012
    Location:
    Texas
    THANKS!! Just bought some.
     


  12. dacapojordan

    dacapojordan Member

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2012
    Hey you all, I posted a few pages back about a pair of Elgins I just got, first pair of AE's and really my first pair of decent leather shoes overall. So I'm a little conflicted at the moment. I can't justify keeping these unless they fit right, so I want to be double sure before I either keep them or unload them, since they look great. I am a 8.5 or a 9, usually go by the european sizes for buying shoes, since I've never gone wrong getting a EU size 42 on the conversion charts. I found these Elgins which had been worn maybe 3 or 4 times on eBay in 8.5D which AE lists as their 42, so I jumped on it - it was a good deal, 160 shipped. After getting them I was a little worried... But let me describe the fit issues and I hope that perhaps you guys could shed some light onto what I should do.

    First of all, to get them snug on my foot, I have to tighten the laces all the way to where the two halves of the lace-up portion of the shoe form a straight line, in other words, I have to tighten them to where I cannot tighten them anymore. Is this normal and/or okay, or will this become an issue once the shoes break in and make the shoes too loose?

    Also, as far as length goes, I have a bit of heel slippage. If I push my foot all the way forward I have clearance varying from 1/4" to 1/2" between the back of my heel and the heel of the shoe. I've read that sometimes heel slipping can go away with wear on thick soled shoes, but I would think the leather would stretch naturally and make the shoe a bit looser, so is it really worth the chance here?

    Obviously I am a bit skeptical of keeping these shoes and am leaning towards not, especially since I don't want to be in the hole for nice shoes that won't be in it for the long haul. However, I would really like to hear any advice you guys may have, if these are actually a good fit, I wouldn't want to ditch them and have to wait for the next great deal to come my way. Appreciate the help!
     


  13. kmdsimpson

    kmdsimpson Senior member

    Messages:
    2,394
    Likes Received:
    75
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    

    Answer to your question is yes, shoe trees are good for all leather types. Neumoks definitely qualify.

    Regarding the Jos Bank sale, just keep an eye out. They run sales every weekend - and I mean EVERY weekend! The savings vary, but they often do buy 1 get 2 free on shoe trees. If this deal has expired, there will be others soon enough!
    EDIT: Ah, I see someone posted the code for you!
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2012


  14. 0ShinAkuma0

    0ShinAkuma0 Active Member

    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2012
    Location:
    Texas
    Nice! Just bought some, first pair of Shoe Trees. :)
     


  15. spitshine123

    spitshine123 Senior member

    Messages:
    382
    Likes Received:
    15
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2011
    My $99 Amoks came today. They fit great! I love the 4 last because it is chiseled, but not too narrow. I made sure to order the newer model (model number the same as the one on the current AE site) as to avoid the squeaking problems I've read about


    [​IMG]
     


Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by