Rated 5 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5 out of 5 by NewOrleansStyle Great AE Shoe
I have several pair of Allen-Edmonds shoes, and have had my eye on a pair of Walnut Strands for awhile. When BB started their partnership with Allen-Edmonds, I was very excited to get my hands on a pair.
These shoes offer the superb finish, incredible looks, and lasting quality I've come to expect from AE. Be careful, though - if you are accustomed to buying Allen-Edmonds shoes directly from AE, your usual size may not fit. I usually wear an 11E from AE, but after trying on several pairs of these, settled on an 11.5D.
I get complimented on these shoes all the time, by women and men both. Certainly an eye-catcher in the beautiful Walnut color.
May 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by rogerthelodger Walnut perforated captoe
When I saw these in the new catalog, I thought that they would be the perfect shoe to fit in with a suit , and with the rubber overlay sole equally at home casually in chino's to jeans, and I was right. In researching my purchase, the shoes are made on a long narrow last, so whereas I take a 9 to 9 1/2 D depending on shoe, the 9D fit just right. Break-in only took minutes, then extremely comfortable. With waxed strings, no worry about the knot comming loose. --- If I had to add any cons, it would be they don't come with bags, as most in this range come with, but no biggie. What did cause me time was that BB doesn't carry a belt in a matching color, which took trips to several stores over the next week to find.
May 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by RAWinston Great Shoes
I have them in walnut. The finish is eye-catching, and they go well with both dress and casual attire. Per a prior review, creme polish is best on these. I only gave a 4 for fit, due to my having both narrow and flat feet. That is no slight on the shoe itself.
February 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by spglascoe Fantastic
I've worn this shoe type, off and on, during the last 10+ years. I decided to come back to this style/color to diversify my fashion choices and appearance. I couldn't be happier with both the look and feel of this classic shoe.
May 25, 2011