When we entered into talks with Allen Edmonds about the possibility of including the brand’s iconic shoes in the Reiss AW15 Collaborations offering, the reaction on both sides was unanimously enthusiastic. For us, the appeal was simple. With over 92 years’ worth of experience in crafting the finest footwear, there’s practically nothing that the American brand don’t know about putting together the perfect pair of shoes.
But don’t just take our word for it, having being worn by some of the world’s most powerful and influential men - from Ronald Reagan to Tom Hanks and Will Smith - you can be sure that you’re in stylish company when wearing a pair of Allen Edmonds shoes.
But, just what is it about the company’s shoes that has enamoured generations of men and catapulted the design to American icon status? Put simply, unwavering quality, service and integrity underpin everything that Allen Edmonds do. From the 212-step handcrafting manufacturing process used since the company’s formation to the innovative introduction of shank-less cork heels in 1930, right through to today’s commitment to recrafting styles which have been well-worn, each pair of shoes is a triumph of dedicated craftsmanship. So then, think not of a pair of Allen Edmonds shoes as a sartorially savvy purchase, but rather a lifelong commitment to a pair of shoes which are sure to persist from year after year.
To mark the arrival of Allen Edmonds shoes on Reiss.com and in stores, below you’ll find everything that you need to know about each of the six pairs of shoes that we’re stocking, alongside a look into the world of Allen Edmonds and the obsessive detail and care which goes into making each and every pair.