Allen Edmonds are made in the USA with Goodyear Welt construction, premium calfskin leather and a cork mid-sole that actually molds to your foot. I wear these things fairly hard and although I do take care of them, I don’t baby them and I don’t polish or condition them nearly as much as I should. They still look fantastic and they’re still extremely comfortable. The upper still looks terrific and although the sole is worn, I think it still has a lot of life left in it. You can tell how amazing the leather quality is because of the lack of deep creasing. Again, I’ve had these shoes for over five years and there really isn’t any significant creasing to speak of. There is some, but for as long as I’ve had these shoes and as much as I’ve worn them, it’s actually pretty amazing how good they still look.
Now, I’ve always known they could be re-crafted and re-soled, but I never actually thought I would own them long enough to actually have a brand new sole put on them. But I got to tell you, the longer I have them the more I’m considering sending them in and having them re-crafted. If nothing else, it might make a cool video and blog post to show you guys the before and after and what the entire process is like. Let me know down in the comments if that’s something you’d be interested in seeing. I think I paid roughly $400 for these, but at the present time I’m filming this, they’re on their website for $340 and I feel worth every penny.
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