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Are these Allen Edmonds Park Ave worth it?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by phenom01, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. phenom01

    phenom01 Well-Known Member

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    They are used for $80.
     
  2. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    I wouldn't. Those shoes are worn enough to have a developed cork footbed. Therefore, the chances it will properly fit you is basically nill.

    I'd shoot for a pair of retail returns with one or two wears for $125 before I'd spend $80 on these.
     
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    +1. I just picked up a black pair on ebay for $120. probably worn no more than 5 times.
     
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    at 30 bux, sure, but I bet the auction won't end anywhere near there.
     
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    What would you say they are worth? considering the scratch on right toe?
     
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    GHo Senior member

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    are you sure you are an 11E?

    i would hate looking at that scratch every time i put that shoe on. i think $30 is about what i'd pay for those.
     
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    Yes I am an 11E which is why I was excited to see these shoes so cheap. Is there anything that can be done about the scratch?
     
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    yes thats my size! is there anything that can be done to remove the scratch or make it almost invisible?
     
  10. phenom01

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    is there anyway to get allen edmonds like for $100? If not what are other cheaper but good quality shoes?
     
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    Yeah- polish 'em. Without seeing them in person to see if there's actually a cut into the leather I can't say for sure, but most scuffs and scratches polish out, which is why you buy nicer leather in the first place.

    But it could be actual damage to the leather, in which case you'll be able to minimize, but not completely fix, the damage.
     
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  12. phenom01

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    I ordered the shoes already yesterday but the seller has a return policy. I will post pics of them for you guys can analyze them.
     
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    I would just try polishing 'em first. Or even better, take them into a pro and ask him to fix the scratch and polish 'em up. Probably run you all of $5, and you'll have a nice shine one 'em for your first wear.
     
  14. phenom01

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    Ok here are the pics. What do you guys think?
     
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    They look like they're in decent shape. Polish 'em up and wear them. Recraft if you so desire, but you aren't close to needing the sole replaced yet, and the upper still looks fine. A nice polish is really all you need on 'em.
     
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