There are many reasons to love Allen Edmonds. They are the best in the business at making good-looking, long-lasting shoes, and they make all of their footwear in the U.S.
Now, there is another reason to admire Allen Edmonds, and it’s their new Road Warriors Collection. It comprises five different shoes, all outfitted with AE’s “Road Warriors Comfort Technology. If you’re on your feet a lot, either for work or travel, this collection is for you.
The technology is fancy, but basically, Road Warrior shoes are softer, extra cushioned, super breathable, flexible, lightweight and mold to the unique shape of your feet. In other words, they feel like tennis shoes but look all business.
The collection was born out of necessity. As the Allen Edmonds company grew, staff found themselves traveling a great deal, both across the U.S. and throughout the world. They needed shoes that would tolerate their constant moving and shaking, and not leave them with aching feet at the end of the day.
But, you needn’t be a jet setter to wear a pair of AE’s Road Warriors. “They’re also great for guys who spend a lot of their time on their feet,” explains Dave Danuser, owner of Binghams. Danuser knows what it’s like to be on his feet all day, being the owner of a retail store. “I’m always moving or standing, either helping customers, moving product around the store, so you know, my feet can get pretty tired. The Road Warrior shoes are great though—they feel like tennis shoes all day long, and my feet don’t hurt at the end of the day.”
Unlike tennis shoes, however, all Road Warrior shoes are slip-ons, eliminating the hassle of laces. “They’re especially great at the airport,” Danuser says. “You don’t have the hassle of having to untie your shoes and then sit down and retie them after you go through security.”
And now, before you ask, “why can’t you just wear drivers?” let us explain. The problem with drivers sometimes is that they don’t look professional enough for business travel. They are comfortable and easy to slip on and off, but you wouldn’t want to run into a client or boss in them. AE’s Road Warrior shoes look like regular Oxfords, some with wingtips and all. They even have laces (you just don’t need to tie them). An AE Road Warrior can take you straight from the tarmac to the boardroom, no change of shoes required.
We highly recommend these shoes, and think you should at least come in and try on a pair. We guarantee you won’t leave the store without them.
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