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Allen-Edmonds McAllister Reviews

36 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

87% "Felt true to size"

82% "Felt true to width"

54% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 16 McAllister Allen-Edmonds Reviews

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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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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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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

 

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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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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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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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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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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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 4, 2015

John A

from Bonduel, Wisconsin

This is a great shoe! Till just recently, I have only bought the cheaper types of dress shoes that you find in a department store. You know, the ones with a sloppy not quite right fit? These shoes fit my foot absolutely perfectly! I normally wear size 8, and the size 8 fit to a tee. It is possible that as other reviewers have noted that they run narrow? Well, for me the narrowness must be spot on. I had my foot measured recently by a professional, and he told me I needed normal width shoes, so take that into consideration. I tend to be a bit narrow on the heal and wider at the ball though. He also said that people's feet are shaped so uniquely that even taking standard length and width into account you can't get all shoes to fit all people even based on numbers alone. You have to try them on. Anyway, these are like a second protective skin over my foot and I have never had a more comfortable pair of dress shoes! They are a bit stiff at first, but I never got soar spots wearing them. Also, with the leather sole, take care in slippery weather. And when you walk? People will hear you coming, and I suspect they will know you have a great pair of Allen Edmond's on. Do not skimp on going without a shoe tree. I have the Allen Edmond adjustable types and they seem to work great. I liked this shoe and style so much, I bought all three color varieties of the McAllister. :) I hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine! Oh, and one word about Zappos. It is a really great company with supper customer service. I wasn't sure how this shoe would really run on length, so I got 8 and 8.5. Zappos took the 8.5 back with no problems after I made sure of the size I needed. The shoes were always sent quickly too! Thanks Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Am going to stick with Allen Edmonds!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 3, 2015

Andrew C

from Los Angeles

This pair of wingtips are probably the only wingtips you will ever need. Yes, I have tried other brands such as C&J, John Lobb, etc. but nothing really beats McAllister from AE in terms of price and value.

Brands I'd also recommend: Crockett & Jones, John Lobb, Ferragamo, Cole Haan, A. testoni

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 18, 2014

Anne v

from Los Angeles

Got them for my boyfriend and he adores them - they fit like a glove - no need to break them in and the leather and craftsmanship are great. Love the brand and will get more!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 13, 2013

David O

from Trenton, NJ

Great looking and great fitting shoe, right out of the box. Very classy, I am very pleased with these, and will be purchasing another pair in black.

Brands I'd also recommend: Johnson & Murphy

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 28, 2013

Richard

from Farmington Hills

I am writing this review to pay tribute to a shoe that has provided real reliability and great looks. I bought the Allan Edmonds McAllisters for my college interviews in 1984 and am still wearing these shoes that have held up all these years and still look good. They are almost thirty years old, and have gone through 2 re-soles (getting ready for a third), monthly light polishing, and consistent shoe tree storage. My wife keeps nagging me to replace them with a new pair of the same, but they are so comfortable I am really at odds with saying good-bye to these old friends. For those looking for a timeless well made shoe, this is it!

Brands I'd also recommend: Johnson & Murphy up level shoes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 30, 2013

Anne v

from LOS ANGELES

Truly comfortable - do not need to be broken in. Great quality leather and craftsmanship.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 19, 2013

Anonymous

 

These shoes are just as beautiful as they are in the pictures. Took some time to find the right size, but once I found the sizing guide on the Allen Edmonds site, it was easy. Very comfortable shoes: some of the best I've ever worn. Quality is great as well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 1, 2013

John W

from Green Bay, WI

Allen-Edmonds are the best made shoes on the planet. I have 5 pairs of AE and some are over 10 years old. AE offers a refurbishing service and for very little money will put new soles on and send back and they look like new.

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

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 17, 2013

Eric

from Monrovia, CA

You can't go wrong with Allen Edmonds! Classic shoe that won't go out of style and will last a lifetime. The walnut is a beautiful color that has subtle depth about it. Goes well with denim or a suit. Considering the quality of the shoe you are getting value for the price.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 1, 2013

Dylan

from SLC, UT

I am on my feet all day, these are the only shoes I've found that get me through the day without a handful of ibuprofen. The cork molds to your foot quickly, and the leather doesn't take long to break in. Get a full shoe-care kit from AE: shoe trees, leather lotion, edge dressing, and polish.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 27, 2012

Adam

from NYC

After owning these shoes for almost 2 years and wearing them 2-3 times a week, I can recommend this shoe without hesitation. They basically look like new, aside from some slight darkening of the leather which makes these look even more stylish. Don't expect a cushy footbed; these shoes are built the old fashioned way (which is part of what gives them such great durability). This is probably why you'll see mixed reviews about arch support. The shoe is actually quite comfortable though, as the cork sole will mold to your foot with repeated wear. Be prepared to replace the heel many times over, as there's no reason for these shoes not to last forever if you use cedar shoe trees, polish and/or condition them once every two months, and avoid wearing them two days in a row. Also be prepared for compliments!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 2, 2012

R G

from Pittsford, NY

I'll make this short and sweet. Great looking shoe. Perfect fit (if you don't measure your foot occasionally in a shoe store with a Brannock Device, don't blame he shoemaker). Superb quality leather and craftsmanship. And, on top of it all, American made at a very fair price. How can one go wrong. On top of all this, after you've worn the daylights out of them, you can send them to the AE factory for a complete rebuild and they come back looking like new for a fraction of the original cost. It's great to be able to enjoy a top quality product made in the USA and not Europe or Asia. I'd recommend this shoe to anyone.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Texas

Read the reviews first off and they really helped me gauge what size to buy. On AE shoe chart I am a 14 1/2 B width. I ordered 14 D and the shoe fits so well. The most comfortable new shoe I have ever worn. My staff could not stop talking about how attractive and professional the shoe looked.

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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Issaquah, WA

I own several pairs of A&E shoes...two of these...one in black and one in cordovan. They don't require break-in, look great and are very comfortable. They can be re-crafted and should last forever.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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