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Massdrop x Allen Edmonds Unlined Chukka Boot

Massdrop x Allen Edmonds Unlined Chukka Boot

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Waited to find these being made again forever, and I miss the mass drop by one day? Feeling extremely disappointed right now. Really wish they would produce these more often.
What is the difference between this and the Surrey Chukka? Allen Edmonds is selling those for $197.00 right now.
Good god, it's been almost 3 years, and still not E Width--yet we've been able to expand the colors that are on offer--why hasn't this been able to be done yet??
Anyone want to take my size 13D navy pair off my hands? I'm pretty sure I ordered a size too big. I tried to get Massdrop to change the order for me but no dice. Ship date is December this year.
I just received my pair today, and I have to say, I was a bit nervous before opening the package because of all the negative feedback I’ve been seeing, but to my suprise, I was quite pleased to find that my pair came in great condition! I ordered the Snuff colorway in a size 9 D. No scuffs on the soles, suede upper had no glue stains, no loose stitching anywhere and the dove tail heel was flush. Also, the fit was spot on for me. I couldn’t be more happier with my purchase!
Danielrdz1215
is that true to size?
badjay
They fit true to size to me (my sneaker size)
How can I contact massdrop about a defect in a boot? Please advise. Thanks
Looking to sell or trade 11.5B in sand:
I just received an awesome pair of 11.5B's in the sand color. Unfortunately, it looks like I should have ordered a 12B. Is anyone looking to trade, or purchase these 11.5B's? Reply and we can work it out.
alexnbryan
Sure let's connect. I was looking at a 12 but the smaller size might work.
greebles
Hi Greebles. Could you send me an email at alexnbryan [at] gmail [dot] com?
Suggestion for those on fit: go to an Allen Edmonds store and try on shoes/boots make on the 511 last. Each last (for every shoe made by every manufacturer) has slightly different fit characteristics. Just like each person has different ratios of toe width to heel width to arch width to toe length. My closet has nothing but Allen Edmonds (excluding sneakers and sandals) for exactly that reason. I know exactly the size and width combo that I need for each last. I've had zero issues with fit when ordering online from them. (Their closest store to me is 90 minutes of brutal traffic... so I went and tried multiple shoes from a couple different lasts, and am working off my notes ever since. Online ordering only.) I also learned that with a couple of their lasts, I couldn't find a good fit no matter what, which is also valuable information.
A comment on the soles. I've had so many knee surgeries I literally can't remember how many, and went to only rubber soles years ago - all that damage makes it easy for me to slip and fall, and torque my knees. On a whim (and an awesome sale) I tried an AE shoe with a butyl rubber sole. It's not as slip resistant as rubber or their Dainite sole, but it's WAY less slippery than a plain leather sole, particularly when wet. On ice, well, all bets are off with any sole other than steel crampons... but pavement, or regular hard floors, the butyl rubber feels much more confident than a plain leather sole.
Since they have physical stores, go check out what you need with the 511 last. Saves a world of disappointment.
I just noticed on their new website design, they're no longer featuring the last info on each shoe. You bet I'm going to complain about that... their info about lasts for each shoe helps justify the "made in America" premium.
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How's the length compare to those boots
badjay
More or less the same after a brief break in. They are a bit narrow but the suede is forgiving.
The drop description says it's true to size and I really don't think so.
I have an olive size 8 that's way too narrow for me (my true size has always been 8.5). Anybody has an olive 8.5 that's too big for you or just want to buy an olive size 8 so you don't have to wait till January? But most likely, I think I just paid $250 for a good lesson on blind buy.
aaronanpku
Thanks for the comment, I'd need the 14EEE's, and they'd be impossible to get rid of if they're too narrow.
Feel sorry for everyone who received theirs recently and are disappointed. I got in the September drop for December shipping and I'm scared. I own the factory seconds and am happy with them so I figured I'd spring for 1sts.
will all these boots with issues that will eventually be returned be sold as seconds In a drop a few months from now?
Shack232
Can only assume?
Can someone join drop and cancel later?
Hubiebrown
Yes, before the drop ends.
I was interested, but the quality control looks terrible. It's a shame because I'm in the market for a pair of boots.
I have just received my Olive pair as well. Alas, the last is too narrow for my 10.5D feet. Can I trade these for someone with a size 11D's or can I return these for an exchange if they are still making them?
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Please make me an offer!
WineArchitect
Email me jpr3@rice.edu
Can someone from Massdrop advise if there's recourse for the QC issues as a number of buyers have reported below? If this is confirmed I'll grab a few pairs but not taking the risk without this reassurance. Thanks
Anyone having trouble getting a customer service response from Massdrop about quality control / defective issues?
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Carroll.zv
I sent out 2 emails one on the 25th and one on the 28th as a follow up. I got a positive response back on the 30th. They were kind enough to give me several options in terms of what could be done about my issue. I would advise you to keep up with the emails and eventually you’ll hear back. Hopefully.
Carroll.zv
Me too, sent an email out last Thursday. However, based on some of the posted pictures I've seen, mine isn't all that bad.
For anyone considering joining in the future, be warned that my order from July 2018 was cancelled 2 weeks before I was informed they would arrive. I was only told they were "backordered" and that I could join the next drop if I wanted. Despite my questions they offered no further information or fixes. Just thought I would share my experience. Of course I got my money back but still pretty awful to be cancelled on just before they are supposed to arrive.
I’m surprised to see the negative comments because the pair I received yesterday seem great and I may order another if offered again.
mulrich
What color boot did you go with? I went with snuff about a year ago when this drop first showed up and that pair was perfect. Went with chocolate this time around and had issues unfortunately.
Carroll.zv
I also bought Snuff and will probably order another in Olive. I wish the shipping were faster (an order today will ship in late January) but such is Massdrop.
overall, I’m happy with the boot the design overall looks great in person though the structured toe box, I think, breaks up the organic lines of what is otherwise unstructured. It fits well overall though for some reason it wears functionally longer than my other 1 last boots. Overall, grade raised to B. Thanks
I ordered the chocolate and I was quite please but after wearing them for a few days I noticed the inside of the uppers of the boots buckle and get caught under my heel whe. I walk... it's very annoying I wish they would have put more of a heel counter to fix the slack thankfully I am a master cobbler and I will fix this myself If anyone doesn't want to return their boots please feel free to ask me questions I might be able to help fix some issues
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what is good? the green suede leather what not good? the dove tail heel is sloppy work the 360 reverse welt is poorly sewn, sloppy work what is odd? this is simply not a 511 last I as familiar with. How do I know this? I have more than 10 pairs in this last. This is “my last.” This shoe is longer and more narrow than the typical 1 last. I don’t know for certain, but I believe the leather Is pricey and the skimped on width? recourse? likely none lesson? caveat emptor final grade: C-
The description says they fit true to size. I’m a 13 so I ordered a 13 D. They’re a little too long and WAY too narrow to the point my toes are painfully squished together. Is there any way I can exchange them for a 12 EE or 12 EEE? Or am I out $250? I sincerely hope I didn’t just give away $250 because if that’s the case I am honestly done with massdrop. It’s heartbreaking because these are amazing boots and it looks like I’m not going to be able to enjoy them. The A.E. factory is only a couple hour drive from me, I’d be willing to make the drive if they could do an exchang but would they honor it if I bought it through massdrop? And since these are a massdrop exclusive would they even have an extra pair for me to exchange ? Or are these made to order? Let this be a lesson to everyone DO NOT blind buy.
Christopher1999
Same here.. mine don't fit and the ones I received are also poorly made. $250 for a shoe that doesn't fit and a shoe that has these critical errors.. I've ordered off of Massdrop three times and two out of the three times there were issues with my order. I'm also DONE with Massdrop. Lesson learned..
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Radicalizm
Wow! that‘s pretty sad. Did you research if there was any kind of exchange possibilitie? I just got mine today so I haven’t been able to find anything out yet. There’s a manager at the Port Washingto, WI location I’ve bought from before. I was planning on contacting him to see if there was anything they could do.
Mine arrived and should never have been mailed. This is what passes for QC at AE and Massdrop now? Unfuckingsat folks.
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I will never use massdrop again, and this is the final nail in the coffin as far as AE is concerned with me.
armedferret
unbelievable; massdrop refuses to acknowledge they sent out defective merchandise. y'all fucked with the wrong guy, massdrop.
To preface- I got in on the original drop several years ago for a pair of chocolate Chukkas. Those were/are absolutely gorgeous- you could’ve slapped a John Lobb label on them and people would’ve paid the premium. just got my olive pair in today, and there’s some pretty noticeable issues (primarily on the left shoe).
On the right shoe’s tongue, there’s a patch with much longer nap than the rest of the shoe:
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I think this is stitching from the welt going through the footbed? I don’t think it would cause any issues (and it’s not seen), but it’s just weird:
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The dovetail on the left shoe isn’t flush and is noticeable while walking (also, not sure what the impressions on the heel are...)
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If this was a standard AE offering, I’d be taking these right back to a store to request an exchange, but since this is through Massdrop, I’m not sure how that would work. I’m pretty disappointed with this pair as it is, but when compared to my original pair (and knowing how incredible this shoe can be when the QC issues aren’t present), this doesn’t feel like it was even made by the same company.
OrangeFury
Whoa, sorry to see you received such shoddy work for a $250 shoe, but very glad I saw this before ordering my own.
Got my boots today in Chocolate suede and am pretty disappointed. The left boot, it's hard to describe, but where the body of the shoe and the tongue of the shoe are sewn together, it's not sewn high enough so when I put them on you can see my sock through the shoe because of a large gap that's created. The right boot doesn't have this problem.
I joined this drop the first time about a year ago or so and didn't have this problem or see this issue...super bummer.
Carroll.zv
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Carroll.zv
The right shoe in the picture, which is in fact the left shoe of the pair, with the massive gap on the outside edge. The leather doesn't overlap enough when worn to keep from showing my socks.
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I'll preface this by clarifying that I ordered these back on July 9th, this drop was for quality firsts at 249.99 and I can't be more disappointed. Right out of the box, on both the left and right shoe where the sole meets the leather at the stitch, they are covered in scuff marks. I thought it was perhaps leftover material, but no, it's all scratched up. On both soles where the heel meets the little rubber puzzle piece you can clearly see there is a significant gap due to either misalignment or improper construction, it's big enough to fit a quarter in there. In the picture where they are side by side it's hard to tell but the text "Allen Edmonds ..." is not only misaligned when comparing left and right but it's also a darker/bolder print on the left shoe. On the same picture you can see the heel area(where it meets the rubber puzzle piece) is a smoother lighter color/texture on the left shoe while it's more dark and rougher on the right one (trust me, it's not just the lighting). On pic 4 you can see some of the stitching coming out already. Pic 3 shows the right shoe, on the sole, there is already a gouged out section. It's not necessarily big or anything but I have to remind you I paid for what were supposed to be new, never before worn boots, firsts, that supposedly passed QA and there's no way these fit that description.
Edit: After several emails Massdrop support got back to me and provided me with several options on how to go about solving my issues. My advice to anyone who’s joined the drop for “firsts”, (seconds might have less leeway considering they are in fact defective in some way) especially those that feel the product they recieved is not up to the standards cited in the description of the drop, is to keep contacting Massdrop, eventually they will get back to you.
Akrynox
Concur wholeheartedly. Disappointed. Similar defects. Definitely returns. Not first quality. Will post detailed comments and photos later. Allen Edmonds may be close to rigormortis which explains the inexorable decline in their quality over many years butmore so in the recent past. Quality control means nothing if there is no quality to begin with. Their beloved tradesmen have retired and we see the work of people may be rushed, not well trained, dont care. I’ve been an AE customer since 1970’s. I expected little but hoped for much more. Shame!
I got in on the drop back in July. Has anyone started to see theirs ship yet?
Shrimpy_my_man
I just received an email today that they’re being shipped to the warehouse now and will be shipped out by the end of this month
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Shrimpy_my_man
Got an email saying they shipped and I will get them this week.
What? No chocolate? *Again*?
Can anyone share the recommended color for edge dressing for these? I would like to keep the color as close to original as possible (Chocolate from an earlier drop, but it seems that part is the same color for all of them).
Thank you!
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Jac_Cottrell
Allen Edmonds has a natural aka clear dressing for the soles.
What is the size for Edward Green Last 202 Size 7.5/8 ?