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Allen-Edmonds Park Avenue Reviews

92 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

14%Rated 4 stars

9%Rated 3 stars

9%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

82% "Felt true to size"

80% "Felt true to width"

76% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 22 Park Avenue Allen-Edmonds Reviews

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November 24, 2010

World C

from Hartsdale, NY

These are nice, comfortable shoes with more than a fair price/value ratio. The recrafting option is a plus; your investment lasts for the long term. These shoes are an "always win" acquisition.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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November 9, 2010

Anonymous

 

My hubby says they are comfortable. They fit well, maybe a little bigger, but he also took the E width. They're very good to stand all day in. The toe box area already has a crease in them from wear. Maybe stuffing them will help bring that out. They aren't perfect anymore, but he enjoyed them for what he needed. The style was just right too.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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August 23, 2012

Anonymous

from SLC, Utah

The heel began to fall apart after just a couple months - not at all what I expected from a pair of shoes at this price. I love the style and look but the quality is cheap - not worth the money. I won't be buying another pair of AE shoes.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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September 13, 2010

Anthony R

from Omaha, Nebraska

This has a stylish design and is easily the most comfortable dress shoe that I own. But this pair of shoes came with no polish on them.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 31, 2014

Mrs. P

from Tampa, FL

Beautifully made and super comfortable. My husband was being cheap and buying less expensive shoes but finally broke down and got these. He said they were a little snug first thing in the morning but by the end of the day, he sent an email that he loved them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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August 17, 2014

Anonymous

 

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.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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March 3, 2014

Timothy S

from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

These shoes are great! They are extremely stylish and look really fancy. I save these shoes for special occasions.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 1, 2014

Steve

from Northeast US

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.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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February 23, 2014

Anonymous

from Manhattan

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.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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November 19, 2013

Anonymous

from McMurray, PA

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!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 23, 2013

Karla B

from Goliad, Texas

The Park Avenue is the only dress shoe my husband will wear; Allen Edmonds is the only brand he considers when buying dress shoes. These shoes get a lot of wear and still look great after wearing them longer than most would; he has them re-soled and then they are ready for another year!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 1, 2013

Michael Z

from NY, NY

I have had two pairs of these shoes. I have had my current pair for 8--yes 8!--years (with a couple of sole changes). These are hands down the most comfortable and durable pair of shoes I have ever owned. I will never buy another company's dress shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

May 18, 2013

Daniel

 

These are great shoes and I would highly recommend them to anyone. I have both the black and burgundy. I have worn Allen Edmonds for more than 10 years.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 23, 2013

Anonymous

from United States

I like the classic lines of these shoes, as you can easily dress them up. As other reviews mention, they take some time to break in, but are decent once you break them in. One issue I have is that it seems my feet are rather tall, and although the length/width of the shoes is appropriate, I feel a fair amount of pressure on the tops of my feet. I don't know what to make of that.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 5, 2013

Anonymous

from Amberg

A classic, stylish, and well constructed shoe with a great fit. Much better than anything else I found in the market.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 26, 2013

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

I have a lot of trouble finding a dress shoe that doesn't make my feet hurt. I have tried so many of them...expensive ones, cheap ones, in between. This is the best of the bunch so far and they look great.

Brands I'd also recommend: haven't found another on par with this one

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 28, 2013

Anonymous

from Batavia, IL

This is my first nice pair of dress shoes, and there really is a difference. I was going through multiple pairs of low end shoes and my boss said I needed to get a pair of Edmonds. He was right. The look and feel is great. I highly recommend this American made shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 2, 2012

Anonymous

 

I am neither a shoe connoisseur nor one demanding a high-quality, hand-made dress shoe. But I must explain my experience with the Park Avenue. I found these on the shoe rack at a thrift store, coated in dust, spotted lightly with paint, but nonetheless never worn with the tissue still inside. I could tell they were worth more than the $4 price tag. I cleaned and polished them and wore them to a wedding. The blend of style, durability and craftsmanship is unlike any article of clothing I've ever worn. I am constantly astounded by their comfort and look. Even though I discovered they were worth 80 times what I paid for them, I will never sell them and plan to use them for decades to come.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 6, 2012

James H

from Austin, Texas

Excellent quality and fits well. This is my favorite go-to pair. Looking to purchase another pair in shell cordovan.

Brands I'd also recommend: Alden

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Camp Hill, PA

I love these shoes. They are top quality and very comfortable. I'd highly recommend them. I take a size 7 and have a narrow foot. This is the first pair of shoes I've had in years that I can say really fit. The inside has real leather. I've had no blisters at all.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 15, 2013

DZ

from Northern VA

After experiencing the quality and differing style of Allen Edmonds, via the Lombard pair of shoes I bought a couple of years ago, I decided to stay with the brand when I was looking for a replacement pair of black dress shoes. After quite a bit of research, I decided to purchase a pair of Park Avenue shoes. I have to say that after a month of owning them, and having worn them about 5-6 times, I am not very impressed. Now, despite the existing positive reviews of this particular style of shoe on Zappos, I find this pair of shoes to run a bit larger than the advertised size, as well as feel wider than expected. Since all of the shoes, to include dress type, I have bought in the past few years, have always been size 12 and medium (D) width (to include the Lombard), that is exactly what I have ordered. The pair that I got did not feel as well-fitting as the Lombard, in the same size and width. Hence, the advice I would give to anyone considering purchasing this style - do try them on at a local store if possible. They may not fit you like other AE brand shoes. I would also like to add that as far as style and appearance go, I am not impressed with this particular line. The leather looks a bit cheap to my liking and the toes of the shoes seem to point upward.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan, Frye

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 5, 2013

Anonymous

from New York City

I'm a fan of Allen Edmonds Park Avenues and have owned a couple pairs over the years. I recently ordered a new pair (same size, same last, same model number), but when I first tried them on, I knew that something was off as the shoes felt wider than my previous pair. I put on thicker socks and switched back and forth between the two pairs, and it was clear that my new pair had a much roomier fit, even though they're both marked as 10 Ds. Also, right out of the box, I noticed that there were a few creases near the laces on the right shoe. I didn't pay too much attention to them as I figured both shoes would accumulate creases as I broke them in. Unfortunately, after a solid week of wearing them, the right shoe looks like it's a year old and the left one still looks brand new. I don't know if my shoes are mismarked and of inferior quality, but they certainly aren't up to the standards of the ones that I've bought from Allen Edmonds directly over the years. My biggest regret is wearing them outside, as now I'm stuck with an expensive pair of shoes that doesn't fit or look quite right.

Brands I'd also recommend: Alden

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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