Allen-Edmonds Park Avenue Reviews

104 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

86% "Felt true to size"

84% "Felt true to width"

51% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 34 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

 

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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

 

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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

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Felt true to width

 

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April 14, 2016

Joe F

from Blacksburg, Virginia

Great shoes, my second pair after wearing my first for more than 20 years. Always comfortable and stylish.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rockport

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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November 13, 2015

Todd S

from Baton Rouge, La

Great shoes, they are very comfortable and stylish. This is my 3rd pair of Allen Edmonds and they are well made and last for years. I can wear these shoes all day and my feet do not hurt at all.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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October 13, 2015

Anonymous

 

These are great looking and very comfortable once broken in. It took me a few rounds of orders through Zappos before getting the right size, largely because the width really matters and affects the volume of the shoe. This will affect the crease and overall look of the shoe. It is worth getting your foot measured somewhere to get the right shoe. Neither an 11½D or 11D fit me right and I finally got measured and realized that I needed an 11½C, which fits perfectly.

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 wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 22, 2015

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

Long time Allen Edmonds fan. The Park Avenue was a replacement for a previous Park Avenue pair that I had recrafted several times, but the heels finally gave in. The shoe is a bit stiff as new and requires some break in time. Nonetheless, for road warriors and heavy use, this is the shoe you want. Comfortable and well built, I like this model.

Brands I'd also recommend: Josef Siebel, Sperry

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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 true to width

 

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March 23, 2015

Jon F

from Maryland suburbs of Washington DC

Allen Edmonds shoes tend to run a half-size big, at least at EEE and wider widths. I knew this, and ordered accordingly. Like my Allen Edwards boots, the Park Avenue is fantastically well made of very high quality leather, and made in the USA. I put them on out of the box and didn't want to take them off. The six-hole height is tall enough to look like a boot but still short enough to feel like a shoe. The design is clean and modern with classic proportions and detailing. You can't go wrong with this dress shoe. You will pay more than other brands, but the quality and sturdiness is worth it and these will last for decades.

Brands I'd also recommend: Doc Marten

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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 19, 2015

Nathan N

from California

Very comfortable for a dress shoe. Wore them for a major conference and then a trade show, both with lots of time on my feet, and no break-in period.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 14, 2015

Anonymous

 

Great shoes, though toe is slightly more pointed than I'd like. Seems to run big; I'm having to order/try on sizes smaller than I ever have before.

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 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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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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

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Felt true to width

 

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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

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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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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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

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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