212 unique steps and 100 pairs of hands
That's what it takes to handcraft an Allen Edmonds shoe. Sometimes mistakes happen. When you add in our great attention to detail and the high quality-control standards we maintain, the result is a Factory Second. These lightly blemished shoes have minor defects such as a small stain, nick in the sole or slightly askew sewing. Though they last as long as our other shoes and are recraftable, they don't make the grade as an Allen Edmonds "First Quality" shoe.
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Some things remain timeless
That's how we feel about our traditional 212-step manufacturing process that has been the basis for handcrafting Allen Edmonds Goodyear welted shoes since 1922.