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

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  1. sobecane

    sobecane Well-Known Member

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    I recently purchased both the Fifth Ave's and Strand from Brooks Brothers and had a question regarding the soles:

    Would a cobbler be able to just fix the tiny puzzle like rubber sole piece when it gets worn down? I previously had the non Brooks Brothers version of the Park Ave and it had a full heel piece.

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  2. bucksfan

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    Thanks. Not a shoe repair guy but it would be cost efficient to only replace only that jigsaw puzzle piece IMHO. Hell, this is probably a job someone could do at home. Of course, that would put a lot of cobblers out of business [​IMG]
     


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    The answer in essence is no. I wish this was possible so I wouldn't have to get heel taps. It's not cost efficient to get that heel replaced every time the rubber dovetail gets worn down. I think it's about a $20 - $30 job here in NY.
     
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    A few people claimed to have ordered bourbon McAllisters during the Black Friday sale. What came of that? Please, post pictures, or it didn't happen. [​IMG]
     


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    I think people have posted pictures....

    I recall seeing some on foot also besides Bucksfan's
     
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    Just noticed a grey version of the Eagle County under AE's clearance section for $197. I find it more attractive than the black. Has anyone tried on or bought the Eagle County? Thoughts on fit?
     


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    I have the Eagle County in tan. It is very comfortable, and fit is true to size. A little bit snug, but still comfortable, if you planning on wearing thicker/winter socks. You can go 1/2 size larger if you plan on wearing thicker socks all the time. They are comfortable from the start, did not have to break them in that much.
     


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    Thanks! Those look like damn fine shoes. Do you know why they weren't listed on the website?
     


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    Missing out on the $99 bourbon and $99 elgin [​IMG]
     


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    Vinny here are my bourbon Mcallisters which I wore last week. They are simply awesome...

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    Thanks for the responses. Seems a bit ridiculous to get the entire heel replaced. Do you think the cobbler would replace it with another "dovetail heel" or just a normal all black rubber heel that most Allen Edmonds shoes have?
     


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    Does that mean that they can't be had anymore in the future??? Wow, how the $%!@ did I miss this one.......those are amazing. Not just looks, but the price...

    On another note, does anyone have recommendations for bad weather days? Weather doesn't get terrible here in SoCal but I still don't feel good about wearing leather soled shoes out in the rain. Are there any good alternatives? I'm thinking rubber soled but a lot of those look very clunky.
     


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