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Allen Edmonds Riverside Cap Toe Blucher $143

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Bunch of sizes. I know there's an Allen Edmond front page but this is better IMO with a similar look and 100 cheaper.

Edit: Now $149.93


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You won't find this style on Allen Edmonds' website because this is made especially for nordstrom rack, thus the quality is not comparable to that of the AE stores.
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How do you know it is inferior quality?
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How do you know it is inferior quality?
usually if you can't find the item on the original manufacturer's website then it is likely that it's specifically made for that store (or really outdated stock). kind of like how Lauren by Ralph Lauren is pretty much only made for Macy's and not on RL's own website whereas the higher quality Polo by Ralph Lauren can be found on the Ralph Lauren's website. Given that this is Nordstrom Rack and not regular Nordstrom, the chances that this is made specifically for Nordstrom Rack is pretty high.
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You won't find this style on Allen Edmonds' website because this is made especially for nordstrom rack, thus the quality is not comparable to that of the AE stores.
This.

There are a couple of "made-for-Nordstrom-Rack" models, and this is one of them. It's still a fine shoe, just not quite as good as mainline AE models. I think one of the differences is the cork footbed - or rather, the lack thereof in the NR models.

IMO these shoes are worth the sale price. Just keep in mind that they usually sell for less than typical AEs, so you aren't saving quite as much as NR would have you believe.
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... this is made especially for nordstrom rack, thus the quality is not comparable to that of the AE stores.
Yep. I have 20+ pairs of AE, the couple that I purchased from Nordstrom Rack had to be returned. They were clearly made to lower standards.
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Okay good to know. I got some seconds of Delray for 195 and I like them alot
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You won't find this style on Allen Edmonds' website because this is made especially for nordstrom rack, thus the quality is not comparable to that of the AE stores.
Good to know, thanks!
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How do you know it is inferior quality?
I bought a similar shoe before for around this price; it's garbage compared to normal AE stock. This isn't a deal; I'd guess the shoe is barely worth this price if it was MSRP. It's fine to buy to wear on a rainy day or if you're hiking through a forest or something, but it's not a real AE dress shoe, coming up short in looks, finishishing, longevity, attention to detail, and comfort. These are of a significantly lower quality than AE B-stock. In addition to the corkboard distinction mentioned above, these use a lower grade of leather that simply does not look or feel as good when held in the hand. My pair has not aged particularly well, and they don't hold a polish.

THAT ALL BEING SAID: there are good shoes that AE makes for Nordstrom (not rack). They will never be anywhere near this price though. If you see a one-off style at Nordstrom or Brooks Brothers and it is Made in USA, probably selling for $250+, don't hesitate to buy it if you like it.
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Yep. I have 20+ pairs of AE, the couple that I purchased from Nordstrom Rack had to be returned. They were clearly made to lower standards.
That's a lotta shoes. Lemme borrow some
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I bought a similar shoe before for around this price; it's garbage compared to normal AE stock. This isn't a deal; I'd guess the shoe is barely worth this price if it was MSRP. It's fine to buy to wear on a rainy day or if you're hiking through a forest or something, but it's not a real AE dress shoe, coming up short in looks, finishishing, longevity, attention to detail, and comfort. These are of a significantly lower quality than AE B-stock. In addition to the corkboard distinction mentioned above, these use a lower grade of leather that simply does not look or feel as good when held in the hand. My pair has not aged particularly well, and they don't hold a polish.

THAT ALL BEING SAID: there are good shoes that AE makes for Nordstrom (not rack). They will never be anywhere near this price though. If you see a one-off style at Nordstrom or Brooks Brothers and it is Made in USA, probably selling for $250+, don't hesitate to buy it if you like it.
Thanks for the info. I saw this sale last night, ordered a couple, but thought it was too good to be true at that price. I will probably return, if they are along the lines of what everyone says in here, but will report back if not.
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I find it highly unlikely AE would make a vastly inferior product for Macy's. Doing so would devalue brand integrity.
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I find it highly unlikely AE would make a vastly inferior product for Macy's. Doing so would devalue brand integrity.
I'm not sure what Macy's has to do with anything - but in principle, I agree. I know others disagree (such as a few posters in this very thread), but imo, the NR models aren't vastly inferior - certainly not so terrible as to give AE a bad name. While they aren't as good as mainstream AEs, they're still well-constructed, decent-looking shoes. Better than most you'd find at a comparable (post-discount) price.
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Guys it's also like Levi's making cheaper jeans for Target stores
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You can see the inferior quality of leather , construction and workmanship
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