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Allen-Edmonds Park Avenue Reviews

91 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

72%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

82% "Felt true to size"

80% "Felt true to width"

77% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 46 Park Avenue Allen-Edmonds Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 23, 2011

Anonymous

from Ellensburg, WA

These shoes fit true to size. It is almost impossible to find an A width shoe. They seem to be well built and should last a long time.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 9, 2011

Anonymous

from Seattle

These are a classic design; they are well-built and recraftable. Fitting these is apparently a bit of an adventure as many people report that they are narrow, but I guess that depends on your foot shape. For me, my usual size felt enormous in these shoes; after going down half a size, they fit perfectly, and they do not feel narrow at all. The look is good, though noticeably less elegant than similar English shoes. Then again, the price is a lot less elegant, as well. My old go-to brand was Church, but their post-Prada prices sent me to this more reasonably-priced, mid-market option.

Brands I'd also recommend: Alden

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 14, 2010

Sam

 

These are the classic American business man shoes, and you'll see a lot of Wall Street types wearing these. I think they look very stylish, and they are very well made, but it's too bad they didn't fit my foot type. Allen Edmonds describes these shoes as being made for people with long and narrow feet. I found that out after I bought them, and these killed my little pinky toe just while I was walking around the house for the initial break-in.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 19, 2007

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

I hate to say anything negative about the shoe after all of the rave reviews that I've read here, but I've accumulated a few nasty scratches on the toes of these shoes in only a few weeks of wearing them as the leather seems perhaps too soft. In saying that, I love Allen Edmonds and my other pair, Brentwood, has held up great for five years of fairly regular wear. As for the Park Avenue, they fit perfectly, look great and I'm sure they'll last a long time, but I guess I'm just a little irritated about the scratches.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 19, 2005

Anonymous

from NY

This is an ok shoe. It looks great, but the shoe screwed up my heel. The looser fit caused friction and a bad blister. The heel pad and tongue pad made it better. This is the consequence of a real dress shoe though. Otherwise, it's a great shoe. It is comfortable now, although just a touch narrow in the toe area. I am a natural 12, and the 11 1/2 was a little big.

Brands I'd also recommend: Bostonian is cheaper choice

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 21, 2005

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

This is a great quality, conservative dress shoe. The only criticism I have is that the bottom of the heel is rubber; I would prefer leather. Otherwise, they're great shoes. This order was my third pair of the same shoe. They were the first order of two pair I have been wearing daily for 4 years, and they look virtually new.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 21, 2012

Adam B

from Virginia

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.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 5, 2011

Brendan

from Michigan

I was hesitant about spending this much on a pair of shoes, but I must say I am very happy with these. They fit perfectly and are very comfortable overall for dress shoes. The style is, of course, excellent, as you can see from the pictures. I do receive compliments on them, so that is nice too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 18, 2011

Anonymous

from Denver

I bought these for my husband as a step up from the Bostonians he usually gets. He says they are comfortable shoes, and people at work notice he isn't clacking down the hall anymore. I think they look nice and seem worth the price so far!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 8, 2011

Scott b

from San diego

It's the end of an 11 and a half hour day, and I'm still wearing them, at home, with my feet up. They feel like slippers.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 30, 2011

Anonymous

from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

These are excellent shoes: great quality, fit, and made in the USA. And very good service from Zappos.

Brands I'd also recommend: Trickers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 18, 2011

Damon G

 

These shoes fit like a glove. They are about a 1/2 size longer than your usual shoe but also a touch narrow. I typically wear a size 11.5E; in this shoe I wear an 11EEE. The Park Avenue is made from heavier leather than other Allen-Edmonds like the "Strand" or the "McAllister.” The Park Avenues will take longer to break in.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 3, 2011

Anonymous

from Seattle, Washington

Allen Edmonds are excellent quality shoes. They fit true to size and are perfect with a business suit. Also, they are very comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 20, 2011

Robert N

from Portland, OR

These are my favorite dress shoes; I'm on my second pair. For me, the fit is excellent, and they're as comfortable as a leather sole shoe can be. I have foot problems and must wear orthotics. These shoes accommodate them well while still looking good for more formal settings.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 13, 2010

Anonymous

from Suburban Detroit

I've had my pair for three years, through re-heeling and thick and thin. They feel comfortable and fit perfectly. They take a shine well. The only reason I need to order a new pair is that my shoe was gashed as I was moving a Steinway Grand. Thanks to the sturdy, thick leather, my foot was OK!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 21, 2010

Pete M

from Cleveland, OH

This is a great shoe, expert craftsmanship, and it's "Made In The USA." What else could you want?! Though this is a narrowly designed shoe, an "E" fit me well.

Brands I'd also recommend: none

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 3, 2007

Mike

from Iowa

Highly recommended. They were extremely comfortable from minute one, day one. With these, I never worry about comfort even when I'm on my feet all day or during those long days traveling through airports. Pricey? Yep. Worth it? I spent a lot of money on tires for my car recently, and to be brutally honest, my feet are priceless. So, while these shoes are pricey (by my standards at least), this will be my second pair (the first pair are over 2 years old and are in fine shape other than needing new soles which is pretty good given that I have worn them 5 days a week during this period) as I can't find anything near the comfort and overall value. Highly recommended.

Brands I'd also recommend: I can't find a better shoe

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 6, 2005

Tom S

from Chicago, Illinois

This is my first Pair of Allen-Edmonds Shoes. I have been dissatisfied with Men's dress shoes due to the lack of quality in the leather and comfort of high end (expensive) brands. I decided to try Allen-Edmonds primarily based upon the reviews listed on the web page regarding comfort, fit, and quality. The fit is true, the comfort (even on the first day) remarkable, and the quality of the leather is excellent. They take a good shine and last all day looking terrific. I will continue to purchase this brand. They are definitely worth the money.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 1, 2005

Anonymous

from NY

These are the best pair of shoes! My husband says that these are the best "no shoes" shoes he has worn... it feels as if he's not wearing any shoes at all. They're a bit pricey though.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 17, 2005

Stan

from St. Louis, MO

These are the best all around business/dress shoes! I have worn this shoe for business/dress for many years. I bought a new pair when I retired; I think they will be around after I am. This is a classic look, much cleaner than wing tip. Professionally shined they look like patent leather; I wear them to the occasional formal! They're comfortable immediately.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 29, 2004

Jack M

from Troy, MI

These are great shoes!! I got turned on to Allen-Edmonds over 20 years ago and am now on my 5th pair. They are classy, comfortable, and they hold up well. I just replaced a pair that I have worn 3 days a week for the last 8 years. Granted, I did have to resole them twice. Once you try an Allen-Edmonds, you'll never be happy with any other shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 10, 2004

Anonymous

from Denver, CO

It's a nice shoe, but it's too big. I normally wear a 10W. I had to return a 9 1/2 EEE because it was way too big. Even the 9EEE is generous. This is a great shoe, and it's comfortable after it's broken in.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 7, 2004

Anonymous

from Arizona

These are classy with a great feel. This is one of the best shoes I've owned. It is also one of the most expensive but may be worth it. Time will tell.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 8, 2003

Anonymous

from South Texas

These are the best shoes I have ever owned. Granted my feet are fairly normal profile in width, volume, etc., or so one of the excellent shoe salesmen at a department store stated. These shoes fit me like a second skin. They are hands down, my favorite pair of shoes. I have never had a pair of dress shoes that I am as comfortable putting on as any pair of athletic shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 4, 2003

Lain A

 

This is a great piece of leather. I had a pair for years. They were a 16 width fitting. They're comfortable, wear well, and repair (soles) easily. I would certainly buy them again. Me: I'm a 6'10", 300lb, aggressive walker.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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