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

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  1. hohneokc

    hohneokc Senior member

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    I wear my chili AE's with anything but black.

    Chris
     


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    I don't actually know, but I wanted to credit him since it was a picture that username uploaded (found through google). This eBay listing has a few pics of them too: http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=110841069668 (sorry for the mobile link)

    I've seen a pair of the olives in person, and the first image I mentioned seems to have captured the color accurately.

    I've never actually seen mocha in person, but it sounds like it could be a good shade.
     


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    The outlet sale looks good
     




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    I finally got my Daltons from the Amazon sale a while back and whilst the luck of the draw was good for me with the strands the daltons would barely pass as acceptable factory seconds, fortunately most all the defects are on the ankle sides so no where visible that people would see - fortunately in the sense that its just about too much hassle to send them back from Aus.

    So I have some questions..
    * Is there a way to lace these things so they don't squeak when moving or any tips to make this disappear?
    * Do the daltons have much give in terms of stretching? I have the 8.5D and 9.5D...truthfully a 9 or 8.5E may have been perfect, but live and learn, the 9.5's are fine and comfortable but I prefer a v.snug fit so the 8.5's would be preferrable if theres some stretch in them over time as some boots seem prone to?

    Thanks
     
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  5. GOP Shoe Guy

    GOP Shoe Guy Senior member

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    No squeaking from mine when laced this way. I have only had these a few weeks so I can't tell you about any stretching issues, but have no squeaking.
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    If the squeaking is from the sole or heel, no. It may work itself out in time.

    Shoes and boots will give and break in as much as they need to, in mostly all areas except for what's directly stitched to the sole. Those ankle bone "bubbles" will stretch out but the toebox won't get any wider.
     


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    Im very torn between the Cordovan Leeds vs. the Cordovan Dundee. They look to essentially be the same PTB type shoe, with the only real exception being boot vs. regular blutcher (3 eyelet vs. 5 eyelet). And the Leeds appears to have some pinking around the welt, whereas the Dundee doesnt. But for the same price, which one seems better?
     
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    It depends on your current collection and intended uses. All things being equal, I would choose the Leeds, as they are a touch more versatile (easy to dress down, and dress up). The Dundee is easy to dress down, but not quite as easy as the Leeds to dress up (e.g., suits).
     


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    Thank you. I think you're right. And Im sure the Leeds will fit the bill for my first all purpose dress shoe/blutcher + my first foray into cordovan. I currently own the Merlot McAllister and the Walnut Fifth Ave.
     


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    Thanks, yes it does feel like an extremely solid toebox so best keep the 9.5's then.

    I want to get the Shell Cordovan ones now, I have heard the shell leather tends to be more flexible, is that just in general or should I anticpate some stretch in the toebox on those?

    Thanks
     


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    Thanks for responding, interesting I am not familar with how you have done that but I shall research it tonight and give it a go, thanks again.
     


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    Oh Man I want a pair bad now!
     


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    is this in an outlet store only? no online?
     


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