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  • idvsego
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    Originally posted by Geo View Post
    I'm in agreement with the main page on this one. I don't think there's a scenario where an informal dress shoe or minimal sneaker wouldn't be a better option. Blutchers, loafers, chukkas, desert boots, trench boots, chelseas and minimal sneakers would all look better at various levels between casual and too formal. There's just something incongruous about the calf leather oxford upper with a sneaker sole. Just my opinion though. You guys do you.
    I agree here. there are ways to do this look and the AE sneaker isnt the one for me. Its a shoe mullet.

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  • Hebrew Barrister
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    Originally posted by Loafer28 View Post

    The link doesn’t work because they were part of the limited time Shell Trunk Show. Shell Park Ave’s I can get behind, but Shell Park Ave sneakers? No way!
    i love it for the sheer ridiculousness of it.

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  • Loafer28
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    Originally posted by Hebrew Barrister View Post

    the link is broken, but they made park avenue shell cordovan oxfords? i kind of want that just because
    The link doesn’t work because they were part of the limited time Shell Trunk Show. Shell Park Ave’s I can get behind, but Shell Park Ave sneakers? No way!

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  • Hebrew Barrister
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    Originally posted by Loafer28 View Post
    https://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/c...rk-ave-sneaker

    Are you freakin kidding me? If anyone can justify how mixing Shell Cordovan with this shoe makes sense, I would love to hear it. I would almost rather light $500 on fire!
    the link is broken, but they made park avenue shell cordovan oxfords? i kind of want that just because

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  • drocpsu
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    Originally posted by Loafer28 View Post
    https://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/c...rk-ave-sneaker

    Are you freakin kidding me? If anyone can justify how mixing Shell Cordovan with this shoe makes sense, I would love to hear it. I would almost rather light $500 on fire!
    You haven't worn sneakers until you've worn shell cordovan sneakers!

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  • Loafer28
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    https://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/c...rk-ave-sneaker

    Are you freakin kidding me? If anyone can justify how mixing Shell Cordovan with this shoe makes sense, I would love to hear it. I would almost rather light $500 on fire!

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  • evanparker
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    as a former Allen Edmonds heavy user, with maybe 20 odd pairs at this point, i wanted to post a picture that summed how I felt about this.

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  • drocpsu
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    Originally posted by Evenflow View Post
    I'm going to wait until they're about 70 bucks and buy a pair of Tennis Strands to wear with cords, and a pair of Park Avenue Sneakers to wear when I'm working in the yard.
    I'm going to wait until they are $70 and buy a pair to play actual tennis in; Elevate my tennis game! (my tennis skills certainly are not doing it for me).

    j/k

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  • kongmw
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    I'm w/ Joe on this one. Can't stand the looks of these weird combos. And I'll even be the first to admit that at one point years ago I owned a pair of Cole Haan's w/ a dark brown suede wingtip blucher upper and orange sneaker/rubber sole.
    For some reason the formality of oxford uppers in these new AE sneakers are just really not sitting well for me personally.

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  • basicbutch
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    Originally posted by sky7i View Post
    A lot of companies are coming out with "he/she" products. I could easily see Chelsea Manning or the Wachowskis wearing these to a deposition or business meeting.

    I love the high-low tailored-wear with sneakers look, but for my tastes AE is just neither here nor there. The white sole is too casual for the dress-shoe top, and the Strand detailing too busy for what is usually a minimalist shape. Makes you wonder what exactly is before you... much like a girl with an Adam's apple!
    Could we leave the blatant transphobic comments at home, or rather in a garbage can, please?

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  • srlclark
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    The big problems are the bright white sole and the closed Oxford lacing. I just don't think those two things go well together, especially not when the third element (calfskin leather) is also formal. Two formal elements with one very casual one strikes me as a problem. Better to have two casual elements (open lacing and white sole) and only one formal (calfskin leather) [or closed lacing but with a white sole and suede].

    It doesn't surprise me that a long-wing style could work here. I've often had a look at Velasca's casual shoe offerings, although I haven't purchased a pair, partly because of concerns about fit. I like their open lace "sneakers" a lot, but the closed lace "tennis shoes" can, to my mind, only work with suede, not with smooth leather.

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  • mebejoseph
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    I don't like the way they look. But that's just my personal taste.

    That said--if they had brown or black soles, maybe not so bad.
    Last edited by mebejoseph; September 16, 2020, 05:11 PM.

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  • caktaylor
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    Originally posted by sky7i View Post
    The white sole is too casual for the dress-shoe top, and the Strand detailing too busy for what is usually a minimalist shape. Makes you wonder what exactly is before you... much like a girl with an Adam's apple!
    I agree with this. I think the Park Avenues are almost there. A color matched sole in gum/black would have been better, and I think that a derby upper would have been a better choice (which means they would need a different name.)

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  • sky7i
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    A lot of companies are coming out with "he/she" products. I could easily see Chelsea Manning or the Wachowskis wearing these to a deposition or business meeting.

    I love the high-low tailored-wear with sneakers look, but for my tastes AE is just neither here nor there. The white sole is too casual for the dress-shoe top, and the Strand detailing too busy for what is usually a minimalist shape. Makes you wonder what exactly is before you... much like a girl with an Adam's apple!

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  • neminat
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    I feel like it is the new sneakers with suits look. I just cant take someone seriously in them. I realize that sounds prestigious.

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