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

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  1. NotoriousMarquis

    NotoriousMarquis Senior member

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    The 1 last is a bit wider, IIRC
     
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    Pics of my Ashburys. Note that in the comparison shot (Strands, Park Aves, Ashbury) that the Strands are a 9.5EEE, the PAs are 10EEE, and the Ashburys are 10.5EEE. Obviously, the Ashburys are on a different last, but I didn't expect them to be *so* long. The difference from a 9.5 to a 10 is much less than from the 10 to the 10.5! (I've been told the 5 last was the longest last - apparently not true!).

    Not only was it probably a mistake to size-up in the Ashburys in general, but the super-long-last makes it especially roomy.

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    I picked up a pair of Bayfields in a 9.5 E. Hopefully they fit, I'm about a 10D in Strands, but most of that is for width. I can get away with a 9.0 -> 10.0 depending on the width.
     
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    Could be a stupid question...but I see AE shoes on ebay all the time that have the size on the inside and then what looks like a serial number...usually looks like silver-ish color, its towards the back on the lining of the shoe. None of my shoes that I have bought from AE or Nordstrom's have that. Can anyone explain what that is?
     
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    teh shoe on the right isnt AE as the poster stated but can anyone tell me what brand/model they are? or what type of shoe are they so i can do a search for a similar style shoe. thanks in advance!
     
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    What about discontinued models that you had/wish they would put back into production? My first AE shoe, in the late 80s, was called Arlington...wingtip slip-on with tassels and a huge kilt...wore those things just about to pieces in my first sales job right out of college. I would love to find a NOS pair in black calf. One other shoe I had in the 80s, and recently found at Goodwill, barely worn, was the Bridgeton, u-toe slip on with a medallion, tassels on a strap and short kilt. I had them in an English tan color, and bought them again in the same color.

    I may be dating myself, but I really like tassels, and I have always liked kilts.
     
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    I have 3 pair of Bridgeton - bourbon, burgundy, and black. Great shoe that I would love to see back in production.

    I always wanted the Sanford to come back - and it did come back last year. I was very happy to see the Sanford return.

    Chris
     
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    Just an update on the Bayfield heel problem I posted about: http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread/900#post_4975561

    I sent them back using AE's prepaid UPS label for recrafting and got a call from them today. The AE rep said they had received them and typically it would take 2 weeks for the recrafting process which there would be no charge for. I told her I was leaving the country on 12/26 so I'd like to make sure they arrive before then or wait and send them in January as I didn't really want a box sitting on my front porch for a week and a half while I'm gone. She said she couldn't promise that my boots would arrive before I left so she would just go ahead and send me a new pair instead of recrafting my old ones. Great customer service AE!

    Fred
     
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    How should I be treating my Walnut Strands? Will be getting them tomorrow (can't wait!) and wondering what kind of polish etc. I need.
     
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    Tassels are one thing, but really...kilts?
     
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    You will be shocked how light they are when you get them. They darken up to a great color after a few applications of AE's walnut shoe polish. Natural color heel and sole edge dressing as well. I also on occasion apply some AE conditioner/cleaner. They've become my favorite shoe. Enjoy!
     
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    that sounds like a good deal to me!
     
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    quick question, do shoe bank provide tracking or u just have to wait?
     
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    I'll add that you need to use the conditioner on the upper before first time use. I apply a little conditioner after every use as well. It will soften the leather and help keep the naturally forming creases to a minimum.

    Otherwise, enjoy.
     
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    Glad to hear you say this. I don't usually condition every time I wear, but I do at least every time I polish. The previous poster had me concerned I might be over-conditioning, but I feel like that would be difficult to do.
     
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