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Massdrop x Allen Edmonds Unlined Chukka Boot

Massdrop x Allen Edmonds Unlined Chukka Boot

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The right shoe is also looser and more like an AE 1 last than the right. I confused right and left previously. Final: I have accepted $50 refund for these second quality boots purchased as first quality.
These are NOT FIRST QUALITY. Suede leather of the left shoe quarter is irreparably scratched in many areas with a stain, poor nap and scratches on the vamp and toe box significantly lowering the quality of the left shoe. The right shoe is perfect in this regard. Unacceptable for a first quality boot!  If only AE could execute one pair of shoes equally well but here is another example of one half of the pair allowed to leave the shop with poor quality with a poorly done upper and quarter of an otherwise well executed boot. Please refer to attached photos. A refund is requested unless a significant refund is forthcoming for these second quality boots.
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Hubiebrown
Clarification. These are purchased as first quality but are clearly seconds!
Just got mine. Beautiful, buttery soft leather. The welt is a little messier than I would like, but I am pretty picky. The upper itself looks OK. Very nice looking and feeling. Agreed they seem quite narrow for the size. For reference I wear a UK11/11.5 in UK made shoes, preferably a wide fit. These are US13, UK12, and are snug in the width and a little longer than necessary. However, the leather is so soft that the slight narrowness doesn't seem to matter. EEE in a size down may have fit better, or may have been too wide/high volume for me.
I also got a pair in Navy. It was more "blue" than I expected (I was expecting a more darker/navy), but nevertheless it looks great. There were some scratches on the sole (no one will ever see those), some spotty finishing on the edges (not bad enough to warrant seconds, but slightly disappointing for firsts), and just a couple of loose end-stitches (easily snipped off, not a big issue, but again slightly disappointing for firsts). Sizes between the left and right boots looked symmetric. As for the leather - I also have chukkas made in janus suede chukkas (leather lined), but this unlined janus suede is simply amazing. I believe that I received a good product, and I am planning to get in on another drop of this shoe - and willing to endure another round of eyerolls and quibbles from people around me (yet another shoe..., where will you put it..., don't you already have one of those...). Allen Edmonds really should just put this shoe into their catalog.
My pair just arrived. Navy. I know everyone says this, but it's true: the pictures do not do them justice. And the suede is insanely soft. If these prove as comfortable as I think they will, I will end up buying more pairs in different colors. Oh, and they are impeccably made. No issues.
Am I out of luck if my brannock size is 6.5 US with an average to medium width size?
Hi, Massdrop. I'm interested in joining this drop, but having read some of the comments and reviews I have some questions.
  1. First, are these chukka's Allen Edmonds 'firsts' or 'seconds'? I've read several comments that suggest they are 'seconds' which seem to have been a surprise to those buyers.
  2. Second, do the sizes include 'E' widths?
Thanks! Look forward to hearing your feedback, and potentially joining this drop! Regards, Dave
Anderson73
These are firsts. click join drop to see size/color combos. yeah they have E
GlenR
Thanks for the feedback, GlenR!
Dainite/vibram sole offering/some form of water resistance would make these even more iconic
deepocean
Oh no! Perhaps a double butyl sole version.
If I joined this MassDrop back in August, is my ship date still in Decemeber? Or has it been pushed back to April?
rprin
Still December. That August drop was for a December batch. Later drops are for later batches. First come, first serve.
Is it possible to join this drop twice? I want to buy one and get the payment processed in November 30, and join another in December
WNovizar
Massdrop please answerrrr
WNovizar
If you want their attention, try tagging them. Use the at symbol. Or just message support.
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I wear US 8 E for AE 65 last. What size do you recommend?
Delta84
Maybe 8.5. I wear a 7.5 EEE on the 5 last but apparently 8 eee on the others.
The photographs for the green chukka boot shows two different thread colors. Which one will actually be used? Thanks
It's time you made these with rubber soles. Really need to up your game on these. New colors are great but why not danite soles?
Alleyb
On what planet is rubber soles upping one’s game?
Alleyb
Nooooooooo. As I said, perhaps double butyl soles with the split everse welt.
Man that black is alluring. I don't even know There are black Suede Chukka.
How's the sizing for this compared to the Liverpool or Surrey Chukka? I wear 11 EEE
urtv
If the lasts are the same, the fit is the same.
Does anyone know the color of the stitching on the black suede boots? Some photos show contrasting stitching, other show matching stitching. I’d much prefer matching black stitching. Any possibility to choose?
Am I losing my mind or are all these drops of random shit no-one really wants more expensive that what you can find on Nordstrom Rack? Seriously - Random junk more expensive than buying online.
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No, never buy used shoes, not for me at least. The soles of good quality shoes usually conform to the persons' feet, and even if I can ignore the hygiene issue, the used shoes will never be a good fit as new ones.
Allen Edmonds is certainly not what it once was
What is the difference between this and the Surrey Chukka? Allen Edmonds is selling those for $197.00 right now.
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Thanks for the feedback. After looking them over I agree, the Surrey are a more rugged boot. Now of course they have gone back to standard price and are higher than the Unlined here on Massdrop.
ThingamaJig
Well 6pm.com is selling sand Suede NoMad Chukka for USD137, so There it is.
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.
Joomy
Did you ever get a response?
ScarletMoose
Nope!
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.
aaronanpku
Can I get these from you to try on and see if they fit?
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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Email me jpr3@rice.edu
Did you end up selling these?