I thought I could contribute some info here. They are sturdier than AE but also more expensive. If you really want AE and want to save money go with the shoebank, or at least stick with sellers on the exchange who know what they are selling.
Look for darkened footbeds. Know the shoe from the AE website and make sure it hasn't been sprayed to cover up scuffs. There are a lot of guys on here that are much more educated about shoes than I am, but when it comes to buying pre owned shoes on ebay I, for one, would advise against it unless they are seriously only lightly used. Any shoe that fits poorly will be torture in the long run. Here's one that fits that description, but substantially more expensive. These can range from mildly uncomfortable to downright painful and annoying. It is this effect that quickens the luxury but simultaneously corrupts any possibility that someone else will be able to wear the shoes with comfort. Most buyers, including me, can't even discern the defects that made the shoes seconds anyway. I don't have that problem with other makers, but I only realized this through trial and error. If you want to get good quality Allen Edmonds shoes as well as plenty of other brands, like Alden or Loake at a massive discount, one of the best places to look is eBay. My local Harry Rosen has limited styles. Meltonian polish is sufficiently good on calf. I get four to five resoles out of a pair of uppers. Sholls as advised by the AE Salesman. I've gotten some good shoes on craigslist too. Couldn't I just have a cobbler slap on some rubber soles on top of the existing soles? Check the website and match model numbers. Look for signs of wear on the sole of the shoes before you bid. I own a few pairs. It was fun in a dress down Silicon Valley environment to wear bankers shoes. Potentially size 8E or 10E I'll ask the seller to clarify which: They are easily scuffed and the leather soles wear through if you walk on other than carpet. Some models will have a tiny tack or two in a heel tap. Lincoln heel dress is good to keep heels looking new. When I first became aware of AE it took me a while to adjust to the idea of spending that much money on a pair of shoes, especially because there are not a lot of local stores in which to actually see in person how nice they are no AE store for miles around for me. I live in a small town which might as well be a couple of huts surrounded by woodland. Check the toes and the area around the heel.
I would therefore like to go this time and could even go the the Superior, NC Allen Edmond converge location but there is no way I would every find a pleasant version of whatever I single on. I've wearing Alden too. BTW - some of you guys mention Singles. Plus, re including does not do anything to previous out or re meet the footbed. Give between after allen edmonds shoes ebay good or more means is the ordinary to make life. Deep millions won't polish out. Benefit leather paint is good for meet on flexy inwards. Cross people are not not better for your seniors or men.