Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 263
Rated 5 out of 5 by iripthekut AE McAllister (Walnut, 10.5E)
Along with the classy walnut color, the stitching and brogue patterning were the first features that caught my attention. I looked over at every aspect of each shoe and admired the high level of craftsmanship.
I also love the fact different the width size is an available option. I opted to get an E width size and I could not be more happier. There is just enough room on the side of feet to "breathe." The soft leather upper and cushioned in-sole make McAllisters some of the most comfortable oxfords I own. You truly get what you paid for.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Terrapin Classic and versatile
I bought the McAllister in Bourbon after my great experience with two pairs of Strands. The McAllister is on the same last as the Strand and Park Avenue, and hence offers the same shape and fit as those classic shoes. It has more extensive broguing than the Strand, which is striking in the bourbon color. While it is a classic wingtip dress shoe, the more extensive broguing allows the shoe to be dressed down with khakis or darker denim. It is a beautiful shoe, and is very comfortable after a brief break-in period. While polishing, I found that using the Bourbon polish and buffing it with the brush I use to polish my black shoes maintains the brown-black balance that makes the Bourbon color. Great customer service at the McLean, VA store, where Steve helped me with the purchase.
Rated 1 out of 5 by MIchael Where is the quality control
Let me start by saying I do love Allen Edmonds shoes and own 10+ pairs. The issue I have is I find myself having to return shoes in a process in order to get a pair that isn't compromised in some way. I have read other reviews questioning quality control and I have to agree. What is going on there at the factory? The customer service is fantastic, however there is still an issue with receiving less than perfect shoes directly from the warehouse. Today I received my Chili McAllisters and right out of the box I noticed the leather isn't stitched properly at the heel cap and has the appearance of being pulled away from the shoe. There is a notch on one heel and the other heels looks to be defective. I know I will not have any problem returning them at the store (like I said the customer service is amazing) however the store is not close and between the travel time and tolls it can be very frustrating. The quality control issue has to be addressed.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chuck76 Fit like a glove.
The McAllister is my third pair of shoes from Allen Edmonds and is my first nonboot pair. I ordered my real size without adjusting up or down, with the D width, and they fit like a glove after a little extra widening in the bunion area on my right foot. The left foot was perfect. The heel fit is just right. I purchased the oxblood color which is a little darker than expected but shines up beautifully making for lots of compliments. They wear well with jeans or suits which is good because you'll be wanting to wear them often. Truly my favorite shoe. See for yourself!