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Allen-Edmonds McAllister Reviews

34 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

71%Rated 5 stars

21%Rated 4 stars

7%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

87% "Felt true to size"

83% "Felt true to width"

58% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 14 McAllister Allen-Edmonds Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 6, 2011

KM

from Jackson, MS

Classic looks. Very refined. I usually buy Italian and these are my first Allen Edmonds. I've only worn them a few times so far, and they are still quite hard. I've heard this is common with AE shoes. All in all, a good purchase.

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

3 people found this review helpful  

January 17, 2011

Anonymous

 

I have worn my McAllisters for over 22 years on average about twice a week. I have worn them through rain and slush. I have gone through many soles and heels. I literally walked six miles in them today. I keep them polished, use shoe trees in them and rarely wear them two days in a row. As a result, they still look pretty good. Just an amazing shoe. They may seem just a little big for their size.

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

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 15, 2011

Anonymous

from Denver, Colorado

This is a great shoe. Very well built and true to size. People love the style and I get a ton of compliments.

Brands I'd also recommend: None

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

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 5, 2011

Ken L

from Spring Branch, Texas

These are very traditional shoes. I am a very traditional person. They are very well made, and doubtless they are top of the market. They were a little tight, but broke in well. The tightness could be the foot and not the shoe. Zappos is a great store. I have bought from them before and I am sure I will again.

Brands I'd also recommend: I don't feel there are any comparisons

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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2 people found this review helpful  

December 9, 2010

Shawn

 

These shoes are the most beautiful brogue wingtips on the market. Hands down. Profile, pattern, medallion on the toe, Balmoral, everything. I wish I had got a size E. They are narrow for my feet but break in nicely. These shoes must be broke in. Quality leather dress shoes are more like boots then shoes. Anyone that wears boots know, they are wonderful when broken in. I am pleased with these shoes once broken in, but they're never going to feel soft and comforting. Again, more like a boot. Finally, I wish Allen Edmonds style could be mated with Ecco comfort and soles. Then no break in would be required and the soles would not wear out.

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 2, 2010

David

from Los Altos, California

You may be able to hear someone wearing these shoes half a mile away, but once they come into sight, you'll forget all about the "clack, clack, clack". A gorgeous, classic wingtip that should last forever.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

5 people found this review helpful  

September 23, 2010

Anonymous

 

Although incredibly well made and beautiful, this is not an easy shoe to fit nor is it immediately comfortable. The leather is of wonderful quality but thick and requires "breaking in." It is well worth the effort but don't expect immediate results.

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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2 people found this review helpful  

September 22, 2010

Anonymous

from The North

Fantastic build quality, timeless design. Well worth the higher price, especially since the whole thing can be remade at the factory. Zappos service is excellent- they upgraded my shipping at no charge and the shoes were at my house 16 hours after I purchased them.

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

2 people found this review helpful  

April 28, 2010

Anonymous

from Gainesville, Florida

This is a very well-made pair of shoes. The leather is soft and breaks-in easily to your foot although I wouldn't plan on walking for miles in these. Very nice for formal attire. I found that the shoes run a half-size too big. I usually wear a size 10 and I had to return the size 10s for 9.5 because they were too big.

Brands I'd also recommend: J Crew

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 1, 2010

Anonymous

from Brussels, Belgium

Wanted the A-E McAllisters to fit, but they are crafted for the narrow, long foot (like the company says). I've been an A-E customer for years & I don't think I've ever parted with a pair -- i just get 'em restored and they come back in fine shape. I suppose A-E's don't come in a wide and the soles are really not that substantial, anyway. I'll probably go to Florsheim and save about 50 bucks in the process -- maybe I'll buy a tie with the difference.

Brands I'd also recommend: Florsheim,, Johnston & Murphy

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 13, 2009

Anonymous

from Atlanta, Georgia

Note that the leather on these shoes appears to be treated or dimpled such that they do not provide a bright lustrous shine, but only a dull shine. As with all shoes, I have found these to fit more loosely during the first week or two or wearing them as the leather stretches. While the fit and feel of these shoes seems to be very good thus far, I cannot say that they are much more comfortable than, say, the Johnston & Murphy shoes that I own. \r\n\r\nZappos continues to impress me, by processing my return of one size of this shoes that did not fit with surprising speed. I wish that more internet retailers would follow Zappos\' lead in exceptional customer service.\r\n

Brands I'd also recommend: Johnston & Murphy

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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

2 people found this review helpful  

October 30, 2009

Kevin M

from California

Allen Edmonds has achieved a perfect Price/Quality/Style formula designed heavily with the consumer in mind. A win win win! More importantly is the Zappos Customer Service team and the way they execute quickly to support the needs of their customer base. In advance of Zappos receiving a returned item physically they (Zappos CS team) applied the advanced returned credit to my replacement purchase immediately. 5 stars to the Zappos organization! Refreshing!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 1, 2009

Anonymous

from California

I got these in the merlot. Great looking shoes with a nice fit. Perhaps a bit narrow, but comfortable. Noticeable high quality. I suspect I'll be wearing these shoes for years.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 30, 2009

Nick

from Newark, DE

The Allen-Edmonds McAllister is the epitome of the businessman's wing-tip dress shoe. Originally manufactured in the mid 1950's, and recently reintroduced, its design stresses tradition and value without the excesses of contemporary trends. Allen-Edmonds shoes are very well made in the U.S.A, and although more expensive than many other brands, their shoes are steps above in quality, fit, and appearance. If you appreciate substance, as well as a style that endures for decades, try on a pair of McAllisters.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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