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Beautiful shoes, but tight and narrow to the point they can only be worn for an hour or two before the pain is too bearable.
on May 25, 2016
This review is for the Allen Edmonds Men's Strand Cap-Toe Oxford.
I wanted a this style and color shoe to go with a blue suite and grey suite and had looked all over. I finally found the Allen Edmonds Strand and immediately purchased a pair. I already have 2 other AE shoes and figured these would be just as good. Unfortunately, I can only get a few hours of wear out of them before I need to take them off. They simply are the narrowest and tightest shoes I have ever worn. I wish I had read the other reviews here before buying them as I probably should have gone with a wider size than my normal 8 1/2 D. The 8 1/2D of this shoe fits great in the heal and length, but across the top of my foot they are just too tight and uncomfortable, ( And I am wearing thin socks, and have them tied very loosely and I still have to remove them for a few minutes ). I am hoping that over time, these shoes will stretch or become broken in so that they are more comfortable. And this really sux because the shoes are absolutely beautiful.
Now I know reviews can be subjective so please understand my purpose for this review is simply to let others know that this particular shoe style is narrow and might be very tight on some people. Please read other reviews. That being said, I will keep these shoes for when I wear my suit to a wedding or other event that will only be 3-4 hours long. Or when I have an important meeting at work because during the day at my desk, I can remove them and know one will know. I doubt I will ever again purchase a $300 pair of shoes.
Again, a very beautiful but uncomfortable shoe.