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Allen-Edmonds Strand Reviews

33 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

74% "Felt true to size"

80% "Felt true to width"

57% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 13 Strand Allen-Edmonds Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 1, 2011

JR

from NY City

Better than expected. A gorgeous shoe and very well constructed. Makes a statement. took a size 7 1/2 while my sneaker size is an 8 1/2.

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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May 28, 2011

Anonymous

from Albany, NY

You never forget your first pair of Allen-Edmonds. The Strand is such a classic style that they go with not only your business attire on the weekday, but with your favorite pair of jeans on the weekend. Take proper care of these and they'll last a lifetime.

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

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Felt true to width

 

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April 16, 2011

Anonymous

from Chicago

Very stylish shoe. Great with a suit or cords. A little more stylish than a standard wingtip.

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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February 20, 2013

Chad H

from Nolensville, TN

This is my third pair of Allen Edmonds shoes. These will be the cheapest shoes that I ever own. My first pair is now 13 years old, and I plan to send them in for reconditioning the summer of 2013. These shoes are really amazing. They are hand-made and the quality is exquisite. My step-father is a third generation mens clothing store owner and they sell Allen Edmonds and Florsheim exclusively. Allen Edmonds shoes are the best. They last. They look great. Business associates will notice. Clients will notice. A great pair of shoes and a good watch speak loudly in the business world. Allen Edmonds shoes fit that bill. Not to mention, if you run the cost of these shoes against the years of service, Allen Edmonds is probably the cheapest pair of shoes that you will ever own.

Brands I'd also recommend: Redwing, Florsheim

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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April 11, 2012

Anonymous

 

Great, versatile shoe. Fairly comfy right out of the box. Walnut is the way to go here. I normally wear a 9D, but in this last I had to size down a full size and go a bit wider to an 8E. Hope that helps.

Brands I'd also recommend: Alden, Cole Haan

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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August 5, 2014

Anonymous

 

Best pair of AEs I own. The walnut is an amazing color. The fit is much more comfortable than my other AEs of the same size. You can see the craftsmanship of these 6 feet away.

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

 

July 17, 2014

Anonymous

 

The best shoe I ever wore and they will last forever, seriously comfortable and probably the most stylish article in my wardrobe...big boy shoes here, love 'em. Soft and comfy after one day of wearing. I think I will stay with Allen Edmonds. Definitely runs a but large, at least a half size.

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

 

July 11, 2014

Sean L

 

The fit is terrific. The leather is stiff, but still molds to your foot. The shoe is wonderfully built and absolutely gorgeous. In essence, this is a benchmark shoe - all others should be judged by how closely they imitate this level of style, class, fit, and finish. Although expensive, this shoe will last 10 or more years if taken care of, so think of it as an investment.

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

 

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July 9, 2014

Jason S

from Connecticut

Wonderful shoes! I love Allen-Edmonds and these are no exception. Great craftsmanship and quality, and very good out of the box comfort that will only get better with time. I usually take a 10D but I needed a 9.5E. Thank you Zappos for lightning quick shipping and easy returns!

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

Runs Wide

 

March 31, 2014

Ryan

from Iowa

Allen Edmonds. Enough said. These are about the best shoe ever made. Even the CEO Of Allen Edmonds says these are his favorites of the brand. These are almost indescribable, the quality if the leather, attention to detail and the fit and finish are second to none! Be careful! Once you wear Allen Edmonds, nothing else will do! They do run a bit narrow. Order a half size down and at least one width up. Zappos? = Amazing! Our family slogan is: when in doubt, check Zappos out!

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

February 18, 2014

Anonymous

 

The Strand is great all around. Nice proportions, lovely detail with the broguing, pinking, and medallion, and the walnut color really shows it off well. Not cheap, but well made, and with Zappos and Allen Edmonds both standing behind you, it's an investment in quality footwear. I had to size down a full size and up two widths to accommodate my wider foot and higher instep. Break them in by wearing indoors to allow the sole to gain some flexibility and the footbed to conform to your foot. If the fit is right they are amazingly comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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October 25, 2013

Anonymous

from New York

I have three pairs of Allen Edmonds and this is by far my favorite pair. Fun, classy, well made and distinctive. Quick anecdote: I've been dressing well since high school, suits, dozens of brands, many different looks, etc. I've always had trouble finding the right dress shoes (width). But with the Strand, for the first time in my entire life a complete stranger, a joe lunchpail kind of guy on the subway, just said out of the blue, "Those are really nice shoes." I dress well, but inside I'm a joe lunchpail type, so the comment made more of an impression on me than if an obviously fashion conscious had said it. I can't stress this next point enough: The first time you buy this brand, find your size in-store FIRST. I almost ditched this brand because I thought they didn't have a size/width that was comfortable. I was so disappointed and almost returned to a cheaper, far less well made brand. Turns out that I just bought the wrong width. Once I figured out my correct widge (3E), oh my god, I could 'live' in this shoes 24/7. Oh, and I must mention that the in-store staff at Allen Edmonds is top notch. Super friendly, helpful, not snotty/ignoring customers, like so many other quality branded shops. This good impression was my experience at two different Allen Edmonds locations in Manhattan, so I'm led to believe hiring good people is important to them. Finally, the fact that these are made in the U.S. are a huge deal to me. I've lived abroad and love international culture, but it makes me proud that this company makes a point of manufacturing in the U.S. and thus inspires even more brand loyalty from me (we need the jobs here). Seriously, if you're like me and have never spent this amount of money on shoes before, get over the sticker shot and give them a try. There's a reason I have 3 pairs of shoes from this brand. I hope/plan to buy more in the future.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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 25, 2013

Anonymous

from New York

I have three pairs of Allen Edmonds and this is by far my favorite pair. Fun, classy, well made and distinctive. Quick anecdote: I've been dressing well since high school, suits, dozens of brands, many different looks, etc. I've always had trouble finding the right dress shoes (width). But with the Strand, for the first time in my entire life a complete stranger, a joe lunchpail kind of guy on the subway, just said out of the blue, those are really nice shoes. I dress well, but inside I'm a joe lunch pail type, so the comment made more of an impression on me than if an obviously fashion conscious had said it. I can't stress this next point enough: The first time you buy this brand, find your size in-store FIRST. I almost ditched this brand because I thought they didn't have a size/width that was comfortable. I was so disappointed and almost returned to a cheaper, far less well made brand. Turns out that I just bought the wrong width. Once I figured out my correct widge (3E), oh my god, I could 'live' in this shoes 24/7. Oh, and I must mention that the in-store staff at Allen Edmonds is top notch. Super friendly, helpful, not snotty/ignoring customers, like so many other quality branded shops. This good impression was my experience at two different Allen Edmonds locations in Manhattan, so I'm led to believe hiring good people is important to them. Finally, the fact that these are made in the U.S. are a huge deal to me. I've lived abroad and love international culture, but it makes me proud that this company makes a point of manufacturing in the U.S. and thus inspires even more brand loyalty from me (we need the jobs here). Seriously, if you're like me and have never spent this amount of money on shoes before, get over the sticker shot and give them a try. There's a reason I have 3 pairs of shoes from this brand. I hope/plan to buy more in the future.

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 11, 2013

Chris

from Denver

This is still my favorite looking all around shoe, but sadly, I couldn't get any size that fit me. I tried a 9 1/2, I tried a 10, I tried a Wide, and they all fit my particular foot poorly. Probably just my foot, but I've never had that issue before. I went with a To Boot NY, and it fit perfectly. If you struggle with the fit, it's not you. Still bummed, as I loved the color, texture, quality, and look, but had to go two stars for comfort, considering I couldn't get one to fit me.

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 6, 2013

Anonymous

from Nyc

Beautiful well made shoe. Bought this and a similar Cole Haan style for my boyfriend to try with a new grey suit. These were the favorite, really classy on and fit his big, wide size 14 feet well.

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

 

August 20, 2013

Jaredius

from Detroit

Great craftsmanship and style. Fits slightly more narrow than what I'm used to. Been wearing them every few days for a few weeks and they are slowly breaking in. I expect the leather sole to take time. Same price on AM's site. Get their full-toe shoe trees before you start wearing. Get extra laces right away, too. I have gotten many compliments and I expect to get more. These shoes are the truth.

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

Runs Wide

 

July 22, 2013

Anonymous

from Northeastern U.S.

Excellent choice. Quality construction, comfortable, & great style. Really like the walnut color - really sets the shoe off. Received compliments the very first time I wore them and every time since. Very satisfied.

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

 

July 7, 2013

Dylan

 

This was my second pair of Allen-Edmonds. Before I purchased these Strands I bought a pair of McCallisters. The fit is pretty similar, but you definitely get more style in the Strands. Shoe trees and leather lotion.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 3, 2013

W S

from Jacksonville, Florida

These are wonderful shoes. They came highly recommended from a few friends at work. Right from the time you open the box you can tell the shoes are premium. Perfectly stictched - premium cut leather, etc. When you first put them on they are stiff and a bit deceiving as to size. I ordered an 11D (regular) width originally. And it was obvious to me that they fit slightly longer and narrower than I am used to. So I returned them and got a 10┬ŻE (wider) and, those fit perfect. So when I refer to size I am speaking to the pair that actually fit. They break in fairly quickly (as far as any stiffness). The first day I wore them to work it really only took a few hours and they were softening up. Nothing bad to say about them. Yes, they are pricey but, they are one of the few pairs of shoes I took from the box and was instantly impressed by the craftsmanship.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dr Martens, Clarks

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 6, 2013

Don M

from Montana

Love the shoe. Good fit. Only disappointment was the picture suggested that the toe cap was darker than the rest of the shoe giving a two-tone appearance. Not the case. Toe cap same shade as rest of shoe. Too bad. I have flat feet so the firm, flat footbed is greatly appreciated.

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

 

March 3, 2013

Anonymous

 

I was hooked with Allen Edmonds when I first put these on right out of the box. What great American made shoe. AE has their act together in making a quality shoe. The walnut strand looks and feels great. Plenty of compliments. Treated myself to an expensive shoe but worth it and worth buying from Zappos -especially their great service.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 20, 2013

JRH

from Austin, Texas

Great shoes. The workmanship and quality is excellent. I have had these for months now and have received many compliments.

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

 

January 9, 2013

Jmz

from Austin, Texas

I am really liking these shoes. I have been wearing them weekly for several months now. The quality and workmanship is excellent. While style is subjective, I have been receiving compliments.

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 29, 2012

Sidds

from New York

Amazing shoe. Comfort and style, both blended perfectly! Love the color and the quality is amazing too. Worth the money and received a lot of good comments from my mates. Totally recommend it!

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole haan and bali

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 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Phoenix, AZ

These shoes fit great right out of the box and sizes run true. I found it took very little time to break them in.

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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