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Allen-Edmonds Park Avenue

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  • Subtle yet striking six-eyelet cap-toe balmoral.
  • Features full leather linings.
  • Lightly padded footbed for added comfort.
  • Single oak leather sole and custom heel.
  • Experience true style luxury with the addition of this Allen-Edmonds belt:
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 1 in
    • Weight: 1 lb
  • Product measurements were taken using size 8.5, width 3E. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

87% Felt true to size
  • 1% Full size too large
  • 9% Half size too Large
  • 87% True to size
  • 0% Half size too small
  • 2% Full size too small
83% Felt true to width
  • 83% Felt true to width
  • 13% Felt narrower than marked
  • 4% Felt wider than marked
46% Excellent arch support
  • 46% Excellent arch support
  • 46% Moderate arch support
  • 8% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Subtle yet striking six-eyelet cap-toe balmoral.
  • Features full leather linings.
  • Lightly padded footbed for added comfort.
  • Single oak leather sole and custom heel.
  • Experience true style luxury with the addition of this Allen-Edmonds belt:
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 1 in
    • Weight: 1 lb
  • Product measurements were taken using size 8.5, width 3E. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

Allen-Edmonds Park Avenue

Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 91 reviews.

Top Positive Review

9 people found this review helpful.

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This is one of the best dress shoes available. I've worn Allen-Edmonds for over 20 years now, and I'm a completely satisfied customer. They stand behind their products with both a lifetime limited warranty and a reasonably priced resoling/refurbishing service. I still have the first pair of Allen-Edmonds shoes I bought 20 years ago, and they look just as good now as they did then. The Park Avenue is one of their classiest shoes. It's very versatile, as they will go with any dress occasion, and the cap toe won't be "out of style" anytime soon. Their sturdy but very attractive leather uppers have a great shine (just as shown in the photo) and with proper care, will look just as good for many years. Sizing varies quite a bit between styles, and of the four pair of Allen-Edmonds I own, these are the widest. My foot is long and somewhat narrow; while I typically wear a D width, in these I went with a C and could possibly have worn a B. I find they're reasonably comfortable overall and I'd feel comfortable walking many miles in them, but they're not as cushy as an Ecco or Hush Puppies. Keep in mind that Allen-Edmonds uses a leather sole, and while they're a very sturdy shoe they're not intended for long-distance treks in the great urban outdoors. It's the usual two-out-of-three compromise between "looks good", "feels good" and "lasts forever." If you find yourself walking outside more often than in, you will be happier with an Ecco or another synthetic-soled shoe. I do a lot of walking outside, and I frequently wear these, but the soles wear out faster than I'd prefer; I have to get them resoled every 3-4 years, which is not unreasonable given how many shoes these days aren't meant to be worn more than a year... Styles come and go, and so do "designer" shoes. Allen-Edmonds aren't designer shoes, they're shoes meant to be worn for a lifetime. You can try to follow the trends and buy a new pair of shoes every year, but I'd suggest buying a pair of classic dress shoes instead; it's cheaper, and far classier, in the long run. Allen-Edmonds is one of the few remaining dress shoe companies still in business, and that's for a reason. I have no connection with Allen-Edmonds. I'm just a very satisfied customer.

Read more » « Show less July 11, 2004 by Bob M
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Top Critical Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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I love the style of my brown, textured pair. Unfortunately, all Allen-Edmonds dress shoes do not fit the same; you may not enjoy this pair as much as you do another pair of A-Es. So be sure your order has an acceptable return policy. Zappos seems to be pretty good in this respect. I just wish I had used Zappos for this purchase. Now on to the fit/comfort comments: I ordered the Park Avenue and another style of shoe at an Allen Edmonds trunk show (hosted by a 3rd party retailer) and couldn't try them on before purchasing. However, I was confident my size was correct because I have a wonderful pair of Delrays that continue to feel great after many years of use. Weeks after placing my order, I was disappointed to receive an expensive shoe that didn't fit well at all and had mediocre comfort. The 3rd party retail's special order policy prohibited any returns and refunds. The insole is practically flat and cannot be removed. The balls of my feet and toes are sore by the end of the day (FYI, the length of the shoe is fine). I tried to fix the problem by adding a very thin insole, but that throws off the entire fit even more. Also, when you take a stride, the shoe's opening around the ankle bows significantly on on each side. My other Allen-Edmonds dress shoes (Delray) do not share this characteristic. Finally, if you're feet are "lower volume" (for lack of a better term), but not narrow, the fit is not snug even with a standard tongue pad (which usually does the trick for me). So this latter comment may apply to only a limited audience. Bottom line -- not all Allen Edmonds oxfords will fit the same.

Read more » « Show less January 21, 2012 by Adam B
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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My first pair of Allen Edmonds and not disappointed. Well-made, classy look. They were slightly narrower than expected and also took about a week to break in. They say good shoes do not need a break-in period...whoever they are. Still happy with them and they are now comfortable. Would buy again and looking for a brown pair.

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These shoes are great! They are extremely stylish and look really fancy. I save these shoes for special occasions.

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Moderate arch support

  • from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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This is my first pair of AE shoes and I've really liked them. I wear them in an office environment and they've held up 9 months of 5 day a week wear as my primary shoes. I'm replacing the heels and soles for the first time. I'm using the mail in AE "recrafting" service, which costs $125 (they include shipping both ways). This is a bit expensive to me. I'm used to going to a local Italian cobbler for sole/heel replacement, but I'm figuring it's worth the splurge given the price of these shoes. I have wide feet and returned the "E" size for a 3E; hence I'm saying they run a bit narrow (for me). I also have flat feet and use the black SuperFeet insoles, so that's why I rated "no arch support." The insoles may also be why E wasn't wide enough. The length for me was fine, so I rated "Felt True to Size." I was a bit surprised that the finish was not shiny, but a more of a matte black. Others have said their shoes shine up really great, but mine stays matte black. On prior shoes (which I still own, but rarely wear), I add extra shine with a spray called "Master Quick Shine" that I sourced from my cobbler.

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Poor Support

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No arch support

  • from Northeast US
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Outstanding quality, comfort and style - right out of the box. I purchased these shoes before a business trip to London. Wore them every other day for a more than a week with much walking on cobblestone and concrete - not a single uncomfortable moment.

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  • from Manhattan
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I am so pleased with the service I received. To be honest, I ordered shoes that turned out to be the wrong size. Given the cost of these shoes I was quite nervous about what might occur. The team at Zappos handled my situation perfectly. I was able to replace the shoes with the right size and with incredible service and understanding. Great shoes-great service- great job Zappos!

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Runs Small

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Felt true to size

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Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from McMurray, PA
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