Allen Edmonds Shoe Store Coming to CityCenter this Spring

1051 H Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending word of the Allen Edmonds coming soon signage. Still no confirmation on Uniqlo though

Allen Edmonds will be located right next door to the recently opened Tumi luggage shop on H Street.


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  • I’ll be the first to admit that you can’t really get a decent pair of men’s shoes for <$100, but the $350-400 range just feels high. If I could s*#! $$ I guess it wouldn't really matter, but for that price, why not just get nuts and REALLY spend?

    • You can get a pair for 200-300 if you wait for the right sale. (AE/Amazon sometimes offer 20% off coupons.) Granted, that’s still A LOT of money for a pair of shoes, but these should last you many years if you take care of them well.

      • Yes. I’ve had mine for about 10 years now I think. I’ve had to get them resoled from time to time, but they’re a pretty good value IMO.

    • Nordstrom Rack usually have some for a little over $200.

    • $300 is really the baseline for a decent pair of dress shoes. I don’t know what “If I could s*#! $$” means but I know I can afford $300 for shoes easier than $500. It’s not that dramatic of a threshold.

    • You can get good, resole-able shoes from Johnson and Murphy and Charles Tyrwhitt for ~$200.
      The last good pair I bought were by Loake, which is a high end English shoe company. They normally retail for ~$300, but someone was selling a brand new pair from India on eBay (I got them for $80). Gorgeous leather and craftsmanship. I’m assuming that one of the factory employees pilfered these from assembly line – you can often find good leather dress shoes sold on eBay from the usually places that do higher quality leather outsourcing (India, Pakistan, Indonesia, etc.)

    • Actually, Allen Edmonds is a bargain. Great quality shoes that will last for decades assuming you take good care of them, get them re-crafted by the AE factory, use shoe trees, and don’t wear them on consecutive days.

      They’re not cheap but they’re an amazing value.

  • Some of the nicest dress shoes around. Nicer than just about anything even a couple hundred more expensive. And, all the leather soled ones are made in Wisconsin.

  • I bought a pair of Allen Edmonds over ten years ago. They are still going strong.

  • I have several pairs, and they just last and last. Better still, they’re the most comfortable dress shoes I own–I’ve had to wear them standing up for 20 hour stretches, and they still remain about as comfortable as a shoe can be.

    I wonder, though, if they’ll keep the store on Connecticut Avenue–it’s not that far away.

  • Damn. I was really hoping for a Comfort One. Any of those in DC?

  • I want my Uniqlo. Now.

  • pworthy

    What else is open at CityCenter?

  • Yep, AE is the best value hands down. I normally don’t spend that much for shoes, but you have to regard these as an investment. The pair I had lasted at least 10 years and were the most comfortable shoes I owned. I think I paid about $250 in the early 90s so, adjusting for inflation, if they are now only around $350, that’s still a good value.

  • Second – Uniqlo. When is it coming?

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