Allen Edmonds Park Avenue Cap-toe Lace-up Oxford Walnut Cloud Review

Allen Edmonds announced the new line for the fall and the Park Avenue gets updated with two new colors.  One of the most popular shoes in Allen Edmonds collection, the Park Avenue comes out with the Walnut Cloud and Granite Grey colors.  In addition Allen Edmonds now has custom soles to choose from for $50 more which include Clare Rubber sole, Gold Sole, and V Tread Tap Sole.

The Allen Edmonds Park Avenue is the perfect shoe for the office, boardroom, or a special occasion like a wedding or formal party or dinner.  I was waiting for Allen Edmonds to release this shoe with the ever popular walnut color.  I find Allen Edmonds walnut to be there signature color and one that is most desired.  The same way people wait for Apple to release a white iPhone is same way I feel when waiting for a walnut Allen Edmonds shoe to be released.

I find the walnut to be the most versatile color in Allen Edmonds array of colors.  The walnut cloud looks good with natural, navy, and gray suits.  Those who are fashion forward may mix things up with corduroy sports coats, blazers, jeans, and chinos.  The walnut cloud is lighter than the regular walnut that is seen on the walnut Strand for example.  It is a color that really pops when worn and has slight accents of black which give it its cloud name.

On a special occasion the Park Avenue is simply the go to shoe in every guys wardrobe.  The classic design and sleek look will make you the best dress guy in the room.  Now if you’re the guy still wearing squared toe glued shoes you owe to yourself to go to an Allen Edmonds store and buy a real made in America, Goodyear welted shoe that is timeless.  I know that after discovering Allen Edmonds shoes I refuse to wear anything else on my feet.

9.7 Out of 10

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Allen Edmonds ” Independence Collection” Rutledge Dress Shoe Review

The holiday shopping season is in full force and if you want to get that someone special a truly perfect gift then take a look at Allen Edmonds.  Allen Edmonds has a huge selection of shoes and they expanded to include a premium line called the Independence Collection named after signers of the Declaration of Independence.

The Rutledge was named after Edward Rutledge who was the youngest person to sign the Declaration of Independence.  The Rutledge dress shoe has similar traits to the guy it was named after as the youthful styling is a perfect fit to the then 26 year old Edward Rutledge.

The Allen Edmonds Rutledge dress shoe features a plain-toe balmoral with cap-toe perforations. The shoe comes in three popular color which include walnut calf, burnished black calf and burnished brown calf.  The premium shoes that cost $475 has higher level detailing such as premium selected leather uppers, lambskin lining, wheeled edges, and brass nails in the heel and a brass vintage Allen Edmonds nameplate on the outsole.  Allen Edmonds continues to make their shoes in the U.S.A which is the reason they are highly regarded.

The Allen Edmonds Rutledge is a shoe that would likely cost twice as much from some of the luxury shoe brands. The fact you’re getting a shoe that should cost over $1000 for half of that makes it a great value.  If you’re having a hard time finding the perfect gift this holiday season then take a look at the Allen Edmonds Rutledge.  The Rutledge shoe is the perfect gift idea for the guy in your life.

9.8 Out of 10

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Allen Edmonds Strands Walnut Review

I have lost some weight and was much more into style than I was in the past. In the last couple of months I have been upgrading my wardrobe. This is when I was looking to add some nice dress shoes to my collection. The name I heard on every style forum was to get Allen Edmonds. The reason for getting Allen Edmonds was that they had better customer service, quality crafted shoes made in America, and timeless shoes that will last a lifetime.

The Allen Edmonds Strands in Walnut is one of the more popular models in the AE line. And when I receive the Strands in the mail I can see why they are so popular. The walnut color is great for formal and business casual. I tried these shoes on with jeans, khakis, dress pants, and a gray suit. I found the Strands to be one of the most versatile shoes on the market.

The Strands feature leather soles in a lace up oxford design. The shoes have a Cap-toe balmoral with perforated brogue styling. The Lined premium calfskin upper in walnut is top notch quality. The strands feature 360 degree Goodyear welted construction which allows the shoe to be recrafted by Allen Edmonds.

Wow I can’t say enough of the Allen Edmonds Strands as they are my current favorite shoe. I wear this shoe everywhere and get a ton of complements. Allen Edmonds set the bar high for their Made in America shoes and in my opinion make the best shoes in the world. I highly recommend you check out the Allen Edmonds Strands at your local retailer or online for a quality dress shoe with great lasting style.

10 Out of 10

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Allen Edmonds Naismith Review

Allen Edmonds who has been around since 1922 pays homage to the man who created the sport of basketball in 1891.  And with the holidays coming up it is a perfect time to release the Naismith shoe when another season of basketball is upon us.  Fashion and sports have gone hand to hand as athletes are much more in tune with their personal styles.

Sports fan are very dedicated to their team so Allen Edmonds created a perfect sports gift for the holidays.  I know that if I receive a nice shoe for Christmas I would be very happy.  The Allen Edmonds Naismith shoe is a one of kind of shoe made to look like a basketball.  The shoe has pebbled grain orange leather that looks identical to the kind you would find on a new basketball.  The black stitching on the orange leather also gives the Naismith a true resemblance to a basketball.  Then you have a gumlite Vibram sole that is half the weight of a normal rubber outsole.  The interior insole has the same orange pebble grain to finish off the loafer.

The Allen Edmonds Naismith is part of the Allen Edmonds Sports Collection of premium men’s shoes which also includes a Doubleday white baseball penny loafer.  The penny loafer is priced at $195 and comes in multiple sizes and wide sizes as well.  The handsewn construction makes each shoe one of a kind.

The Allen Edmonds Naismith is the perfect loafer to wear when going to your favorite basketball team’s game.  It is also equally perfect to wear while watching your son or daughter play on their basketball team or just walking around town.  Basketball fans will love the Allen Edmonds Naismith loafer as its unique and stylish design will show how much of a sports fan you are.

9.5 Out of 10

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Allen Edmonds Sapienza Review

I was looking for an upscale loafer and I believe I found that in the  Allen Edmonds Sapienza.  It is the perfect business casual shoe with it’s center gore wingtip brogue perforations in the comfort of a loafer.  When traveling I tend to wear one shoe and my last trip I wore one of the most uncomfortable shoes ever.  I told myself this is the last time I will ever make that mistake again.  On my next trip to visit my brother in L.A. I took the Sapienzas and boy was I was impressed by the comfort and style of the Sapienzas.

The Allen Edmonds Sapienza features premium leather uppers with timeless brogue detailing.  The Goodyear welted construction with single oak leather sole is fully recraftable which means this shoe can last many many years.  The shoe is Made in the U.S.A at the Port Washington, Wisconsin factory which is an important detail when buying quality shoes.  The shoe is on the 8-108 last which has an elongated forepart with a tapered and flatter toe.

The Allen Edmonds Sapienza is a new model for 2013 and the shoe I love as soon as I layed my eyes on it.  The Sapienza was built for travel as it can be worn with a fine tailored suit or casual jeans.  This versatile shoe is a slip-on which is important when you go through the security line and have to take off your shoe.  The loafer has a European styling that is fashion forward.

Allen Edmonds continues to churn out the best fine leather shoes in the world.  The company is well known for value, comfort, customer support and variety in styles.  The Sapienza loafers continue the trend of high end shoes at an affordable price.  The Sapienza’s will be in my shoe rotation as the ultimate travel shoe  I loved the Allen Edmonds Sapienza so much that I bought a pair for my Dad’s 70th birthday and he loved them so much.

Excellent construction
True to Fit size
Made in USA
Versatile shoe can be used for casual and business settings
European styling
Comfort of a loafer


10 Out of 10

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Allen Edmonds Jack Nicklaus Desert Mountain Golf Shoes Review

Allen Edmonds partners with Jack Nicklaus to design the best looking golf shoes yet. The Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Collection by Allen Edmonds is the perfect blend of function and sophistication. Allen Edmonds makes a golf shoe you can wear on the course and to the clubhouse in supreme style. Before Tiger Woods dominated golf, Jack Nicklaus was the single most important name in golf and arguably still the best of all time.

The Desert Mountain Golf Shoes is available in your choice of 4 colors (Black, Brown, Olive, and White) with contrasting stitching and shoe laces. I chose the Olive leather with orange thread. The shoes while being golf shoes can be regular shoes as they look just like any other shoe in your collection. I wear the shoe out all the time and no one mentions it’s a golf shoe. The orange laces give it a nice casual feel where you can wear with a polo and khaki shorts.

When on the golf course these shoes just perform and keep your feet comfortable all day long. The traction x-tread spikes provides excellent grip on all weather conditions. The removable insoles provide an extra layer of comfort to support your feet. The Desert Mountain Golf Shoes are water resistant so they provide your feet and socks protection when it in light rain.

I was really not that much into golf shoes but the Allen Edmonds Jack Nicklaus Desert Mountain Golf Shoes are ones that I would wear on the course, to the office, and back home. I like the versatility of the Desert Mountain Golf shoes and the fact they are not bad to look at is a positive as well. I think golfers and non golfers will appreciate the high quality Desert Mountain Golf Shoe for being a comfortable all day shoe that will keep your feet comfy and styling at the same time.

9.5 Out of 10

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Allen Edmonds Carlyle Plain-toe Oxfords Review

We all need at least one nice black dress shoe in our arsenal. The Allen Edmonds Carlyle Plain-toe Oxfords is the perfect dress shoe for special occasions. Those who dislike the cap toe of the Park Avenue might prefer this plain toe beauty.

The AE Carlyle Plain-toe Oxfords is available in black, brown, walnut, and bourbon colors. The shoe features a Goodyear welted construction which is eligible for our full Recrafting service. The shoe also features a Single oak leather sole and regular heel. The Carlyle is lined with premium calfskin leather upper.

When I started to get into fashion my first dress shoe was an ugly squared toe Alfani shoe. I never made that mistake again as I now only own exclusively Allen Edmonds Shoes. The value of AE shoes is apparent with most models selling for less than $400 and the construction and made in America quality.

After going through brands like Kenneth Cole, Johnston and Murphy, and Alfani I find that Allen Edmonds is a huge step up from mall brands in the U.S. The top of line Allen Edmonds shoes can be compared to the finest Italian and English shoes on the market. The Allen Edmonds Carlyle Plain-toe Oxfords is soon to be a classic as popular as the Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue models.

10 Out of 10

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