Tagged Allen Edmonds

Shoes as sensory experience, reason four I love mens shoes
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Shoes as sensory experience

This post is part four in a series of why I love men’s shoes. Sensory experience is the fourth reason I love men’s shoes, and it’s definitely the hardest to write about (and illustrate). So what exactly do I mean by the sensory experience of men’s shoes? Exactly what you might think: look, feel, sound,…

Trying on Johnston & Murphy womens shoes in Atlanta airport
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(What’s wrong with) Johnston & Murphy womens shoes

Frequently, when I mention that I like menswear-style shoes, someone will suggest that I try Johnston & Murphy womens shoes. After all, each fall, J&M does indeed make a few ladies’ styles with a distinct masculine vibe. This season, for example, they have a double monkstrap and a wingtip in addition to their more traditional…

Manufacturing facility for Allen Edmonds handcrafted shoes
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The art of handcrafted shoes

My trip to visit the Allen Edmonds shoe manufacturing facility began with this advice from my husband Phil: “Whatever you do, don’t be yourself,” he said as he dropped me off at the airport. “You’ll drive them crazy.” Sigh. He really was trying to be helpful, because he knows that in any new situation, I…

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