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prplhze2000
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Allen Edmonds is having a pretty good sale online today
They knocked the Badlands down to $147. Very comfortable. Got some other good deals.


YoungManOldMan
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re: Allen Edmonds is having a pretty good sale online today
I have a cobbler here local that told me if you're going to spend $400 on a shoe, you need to be buying Alden. Apparently they're the best USA dress shoe, as far as construction.

I am and was a big proponent of Allen Edmonds. Now, I only buy their shoes with the Danite rubber sole. Their wooden soles wear out too quickly.


Carson123987
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re: Allen Edmonds is having a pretty good sale online today
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if you're going to spend $400 on a shoe, you need to be buying Alden. Apparently they're the best USA dress shoe, as far as construction.


they are unquestionably better, but you wont find many pairs of Aldens for $400

AE isn't what it used to be, but they're still good.

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Now, I only buy their shoes with the Danite rubber sole.


im on this boat too, my everyday pair has the Danite


TheIndulger
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re: Allen Edmonds is having a pretty good sale online today
Do you mean leather sole?

I’ve found the rubber soles in general to be much more comfortable than leather soles.

Alden are made in the USA shoes as well and I believe they have some cordovan shell shoes that are really nice.


Pettifogger
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re: Allen Edmonds is having a pretty good sale online today
Alden is better. But I buy most of my AEs for like 200 bucks, so they're not really competitors in my mind.



TheChosenOne
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re: Allen Edmonds is having a pretty good sale online today
I would agree that if you're paying full price for AE, then you might as well go up to the $400-600 range and buy some Alden.

About 5 years ago, you were able to get a pair of Park Avenues for less than $300 full price and around $200 during big sales. Now they rarely, if ever, get down to $300 on sale. They still make some great quality shoes, but not for $300-400 imo.
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YoungManOldMan
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re: Allen Edmonds is having a pretty good sale online today
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Do you mean leather sole?



Yes. Sorry.

I had a good pair of Allen Edmonds I took to the Cobbler. He put a better leather sole on it and refinished the uppers for $148. Those shoes look and feel new now.

I'm not sure I'd refinish another pair of Allen Edmonds though unless I just loved the model and it was discontinued.

Alden's are way out of my budget though for shoes. Maybe when I become a baller.


Mo Jeaux
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re: Allen Edmonds is having a pretty good sale online today
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they are unquestionably better, but you wont find many pairs of Aldens for $400

AE isn't what it used to be, but they're still good.


Agreed.


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tigercross
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re: Allen Edmonds is having a pretty good sale online today
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I have a cobbler here local that told me if you're going to spend $400 on a shoe, you need to be buying Alden. Apparently they're the best USA dress shoe, as far as construction. I am and was a big proponent of Allen Edmonds. Now, I only buy their shoes with the Danite rubber sole. Their wooden soles wear out too quickly.


You’re not getting new Aldens for $400. They aren’t a direct competitor of AE.

Also, shoe soles are leather, not wood.


TheIndulger
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re: Allen Edmonds is having a pretty good sale online today
I don’t even see the prices on Alden’s website. I guess if you have to ask...

I swear they used to have the prices and the shell cordovan oxfords were 6-700 a few years ago.


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TheChosenOne
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re: Allen Edmonds is having a pretty good sale online today
Alden makes shoes for JCrew that occasionally go on sale in the mid $400's. That's the best I've seen them.


YoungManOldMan
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re: Allen Edmonds is having a pretty good sale online today
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Also, shoe soles are leather, not wood.



You never wore Cole Haan then


12Pence
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re: Allen Edmonds is having a pretty good sale online today
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you need to be buying Alden.


Wearing my Alden Cape Cod horse-bit loafers right now.


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YoungManOldMan
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re: Allen Edmonds is having a pretty good sale online today
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Alden makes shoes for JCrew that occasionally go on sale in the mid $400's. That's the best I've seen them.



I went shopping for them after the Cobbler recommended them to me.

The basic Oxford like I enjoy was about $675 standard. I purposed just to take better care of my Allen Edmonds.

If you don't make $200K a year, you probably have no business routinely buying Alden. But people spend money in different ways. I just spend $600 on dress shirts at Brooks Brothers this morning


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re: Allen Edmonds is having a pretty good sale online today
So, is the object to make them as uncomfortable as possible?


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Pettifogger
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re: Allen Edmonds is having a pretty good sale online today
Rancourt is closer in price to AE (at full price).

Much more limited, but another good option at about 300-400 bucks.


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danilo
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re: Allen Edmonds is having a pretty good sale online today
I’ll pass. The Rockports I have been wearing for over three years are holding up just fine


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12Pence
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re: Allen Edmonds is having a pretty good sale online today
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If you don't make $200K a year, you probably have no business routinely buying Alden.


You don't "routinely buy" Alden. That's the point. They aren't tennis shoes.

Assuming you take decent care of them, they'll last you 20+ years.


lynxcat
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re: Allen Edmonds is having a pretty good sale online today
Magnanni have become my go to dress shoe but I’ll chdck out Alden after this thread. I struggle to pay more than $350 a pair though.


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prplhze2000
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re: Allen Edmonds is having a pretty good sale online today
The Black Friday sale had the Park Avenues for $197.


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