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Strand - Cap-toe Lace-up Oxford Men's Dress Shoes by Allen Edmonds

  • Leather sole men's lace-up oxford dress shoes
  • Cap-toe balmoral premium dress shoes with perforated brogue styling
  • Lined premium calfskin leather upper
  • Part of the Timeless Classics Collection of premium men's shoes
  • Single oak leather sole
  • 360 degree Goodyear welted construction (learn about our 212 steps of Craftsmanship)
  • Manufactured on the welted 65 Last (learn all about lasts)
  • This shoe is eligible for our full Recrafting service (learn about Allen Edmonds legendary shoe Recrafting)
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  • Proudly made in the USA at our Port Washington, Wisconsin factory

The Strand is Allen Edmonds CEO & President Paul Grangaard's favorite style! The relationship began in the early 1980s when, as a newly-minted banker eager for overseas experience, he had the good fortune of being transferred to Frankfurt, Germany. Given his age, inexperience and the language challenge inherent in the job, he was looking for a "credibility-enhancer" and some needed gravitas. So he bought his first pair of this distinctly American version of the classic senior executive's cap-toe brogue. When he became head of Allen Edmonds in 2008, Paul made sure they were one of the first styles reintroduced in the Timeless Classics Collection. Built on the 5-Last, these balmorals are full of personality, thanks to an array of impressive perforations plus a striking medallion on the cap toe. Perfectly complementing its design elements is this model's orderly and architectural form, which effortlessly conveys an air of achievement as well as refined elegance. This means, just as it did for Paul, that when you put on a pair of Strands, you'll elevate your game at the same time.

Strand - Cap-toe Lace-up Oxford Men's Dress Shoes by Allen Edmonds

  • Leather sole men's lace-up oxford dress shoes
  • Cap-toe balmoral premium dress shoes with perforated brogue styling
  • Lined premium calfskin leather upper
  • Part of the Timeless Classics Collection of premium men's shoes
  • Single oak leather sole
  • 360 degree Goodyear welted construction (learn about our 212 steps of Craftsmanship)
  • Manufactured on the welted 65 Last (learn all about lasts)
  • This shoe is eligible for our full Recrafting service (learn about Allen Edmonds legendary shoe Recrafting)
    Allen Edmonds Recrafting
  • Proudly made in the USA at our Port Washington, Wisconsin factory

The Strand is Allen Edmonds CEO & President Paul Grangaard's favorite style! The relationship began in the early 1980s when, as a newly-minted banker eager for overseas experience, he had the good fortune of being transferred to Frankfurt, Germany. Given his age, inexperience and the language challenge inherent in the job, he was looking for a "credibility-enhancer" and some needed gravitas. So he bought his first pair of this distinctly American version of the classic senior executive's cap-toe brogue. When he became head of Allen Edmonds in 2008, Paul made sure they were one of the first styles reintroduced in the Timeless Classics Collection. Built on the 5-Last, these balmorals are full of personality, thanks to an array of impressive perforations plus a striking medallion on the cap toe. Perfectly complementing its design elements is this model's orderly and architectural form, which effortlessly conveys an air of achievement as well as refined elegance. This means, just as it did for Paul, that when you put on a pair of Strands, you'll elevate your game at the same time.

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The Bourbon color looks good with a lot of colors including black. I have many, many pairs of Allen Edmonds, these have become my new favorite. June 19, 2015
Understated Elegance A shoe one can be proud to own. Wear to business or out on the town. The shoe causes comments wherever you go. I have a very narrow foot, size 10, A or B width. I am unable to find my size in Canada and by accident found Allen Edmonds on the web site. I pretty well purchase the majority of my shoes except for extreme casual shoes from Allen Edmonds and have found their fit perfect. I have tried to purchase Gucci shoes or other exotic brands but find they have all have standardized to one common width and cannot fit me. I own over twenty-five pairs of Allen Edmonds and am pleased with all of them. I admit that I am a shoe nut but when I wear good clothes and shoes, I feel good and to me that is what it is all about. June 19, 2015
A "must add" to your shoe collection The shoe is very comfortable, solid construction, and looks fantastic with almost everything. Very happy with my purchase! May 21, 2015
Better late than never At age 68, I just bought my first pair of Allen Edmonds shoes. I selected the Strand, color oxblood. I couldn't be happier with my purchase and my only regret is I waited this long to experience such superlative footwear. The shoes are elegant and will undoubtedly outlive me! I'm semi-retired and plan to enjoy these shoes even after I stop working. You younger guys out there, don't make the same mistake. Life is too short to limit yourself to middling quality shoes. In fact, I'm going to take the plunge and buy another pair -- soon, probably the Rogue. One last thing: it's really great to buy an outstanding product that's made in the United States of America. May 18, 2015
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I have a pair of strands in bourbon in the bourbon coloring is wearing off of the toebox on one of my shoes and now the walnut color is showing through. How do I darken up the toe box. Please help.
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Our customer service team will email you a link to a prepaid return label to get the shoes back for evaluation, please use this label if the Bourbon polish does not help improve the coloration. Feel free to contact us directly at eservice@allenedmonds.com or 1-877-817-7615 (Mon-Fri 7:00AM-8PM CST) if you require further assistance.
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Strand Cap-toe Oxfords
 
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I own a McTavish in dublin cognac. Would the bourbon or the brown burnished Strand provide greater color contrast?
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The Brown burnished calfskin used for the Strand is a dark brown color similar so dark chocolate. The Bourbon Burnished color starts as a Walnut leather and it's darkened with special dyes to achieve the dark tan color, however it is not as dark as the Brown leather. The Cognac Leather has somewhat of a reddish tan undertone.

The Brown Burnished calf would probably provide more contrast, only because It would not be considered a Tan leather, but keep in mind colors descriptions can be very subjective. Please feel free to contact our online customer service team directly at eservice@allenedmonds.com or 1-877-817-7615 (Mon-Fri 7:00AM-8PM CST) if you would like some leather samples.
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Just purchased a new pair of Strand shoes. I live on the Oregon Coast and my shoes will see a lot of wet ground a number of months each year. I have seen leather sole adhesive covers for leather soled cowboy boots in a cobbler's store before. Is this worth considering?
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Many customers choose to add rubber tap soles to their leather soled shoes as this tends to hold up better in wet conditions. For this reason, we offer 'V-Tread Combination Tap Soles' to be custom ordered with most of our dress shoes, including the Strand.

The V-tread Combination Tap Sole features a leather base with a rubber insert which provides the look of a regular leather sole, but with added traction. It is generally more durable and has a longer lifespan than a leather sole and so it should hold up better on irregular or wet surfaces. Also, because the rubber is a softer material it absorbs impact better and helps provide more traction.

Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
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I was going to order the strand you have on the cover add but when I picked walnut to order it's much darker.
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The different colorations you are seeing on our photos are a result of the lighting used when the shoes are photographed; taking also into account that based on our hand burnishing technique used to finish each shoe, colors will also vary. The byproduct of our hand-crafting process results in a unique and special pair of shoes each time.

If you have any further questions or if you would like to receive leather samples, please feel free to contact our online customer service team directly at eservice@allenedmonds.com or 1-877-817-7615 (Mon-Fri 7:00AM-8PM CST).
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Is the brown burnished calf the same tone as the brown burnished calf McAllister or Park Avenue? Your photo of the brown Strand makes it look much duller, and somewhat metallic. I guess it's just the lighting, but it's hard to tell, given that there's only one photo.
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Thank you for your feedback. We are currently in the process of reshooting several styles, including the Strand, and we will have new photography online before the Spring. In the meantime, you can continue to use the McAllister style as reference for the finish of the leathers; the same type of Walnut and Brown leather is used on both the McAllister and the Strand.

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Is there an upcharge for selecting a different color? I'd assume not since, again, the shoes are made to order. (Picking a black hide vice a brown one seems simple enough)
Age: 45-54
Pairs: 6 to 10
Favorite:: Cambridge in Cordovan Leather
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To see if you can place a special order for Strand style, and to find out more about our custom fees, please contact our customer assistance center directly at cacmail@allenedmonds.com or by calling 1-800-235-2348 (Mon-Fri 7:00AM-6PM CST) so they can determine if your specific request can be accomplished based on current availability of shoe materials and components.
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The leather lining used for the Strand style is calfskin.

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Thank you for your question. We apologize for the delay in response. If you meant to inquire about the Rutledge, then no, that style is not discontinued.

To check it out, you can click the link below.

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Strand Cap-toe Oxfords
 
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Does any of your shoes come with built in arch supports. I need this type of shoe. Can you provide me with any suggestions?

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The Strand style is handcrafted using traditional leather foot bed, in which we apply a layer of shock-absorbent cork between the insole and the outsole of our shoes which allows the sole to form an imprint in the cork over time. We do not build an excessive amount of arch support in our shoes because the cork layer acts as a comfortable cradle for your whole foot and the resulting imprint is totally unique to your foot shape and is part of the reason our shoes are so comfortable.

If you are a first-time Allen Edmonds customer, it is vitally important that you are fit professionally at an Allen Edmonds Retail Store or Authorized Dealer who is familiar with the sizing and fit of Allen Edmonds shoes. By doing so, you will greatly increase the chances of being fit correctly the first time. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
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Strand Cordovan Oxfords
 
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Can the Strand Shell Cordovan Oxford be ordered in black? I've tried online and it doesn't seem to be an option. Can this be special ordered?
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To see if you can place a special order for the Strand in Cordovan leather, please contact our customer assistance center directly at cacmail@allenedmonds.com or by calling 1-800-235-2348 (Mon-Fri 7:00AM-6PM CST) so they can determine if your specific request can be accomplished based on current availability of shoe materials and components.

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