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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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  • To find out which specific Allen Edmonds Shoe Care products and colors to use on your shoes, check out our Shoe Care Reference Guide.
Strand Cap-toe Oxfords 4.7 5 352 352
Good looking shoe with heel problems I love the look of this shoe and the color. I bought them ~1 year ago and 2 months ago, I noticed that the rubber of the heel is separating from the heel base. It looks like a bad glue job. This is something I'd expect from cheaper disposable shoes - not from a company that prides itself on American-made quality. I've not seen this happen in the 10+ other pair of AE shoes I have. Too bad and hopefully it's not indicative of the current/future quality of AE shoes. October 18, 2014
My First pair of AE, don't why it took me so long to own this brand!! These are my first pair of AE, got them in walnut! The color and shoe design are simply beautiful! The craftmanship is top notch! These shoes are super comfortable - I walked for several hours during a full day of leisure time in the city -- without a car and a full day of train and bus rides, and just plain walk was how I treated these on my first wear. The break in was gentle considering the construction of these shoes. They are a great combination to wear with jeans! Regarding the fit, most (99%) of the shoes I own, are in the 11.5-12.0 D range, however the sweet spot on the Strand for me was as 11E. In short, these are excellent crafted, elegant, clasic shoes that will never go out of style! I'll be looking for other styles very soon! Thanks AE for such a great pair of shoes!! September 24, 2014
First pair of AE shoes -20+ years later still my favorite These great shoes have seen me through countless miles of walking, business travel, inclement weather wet and dry, cold and hot. All the while providing me with a comfortable, durable wearing experience that continues to this day. I am now retired and still look forward to slipping on my Strands on those occasions where comfort and style are called for...and memories. I own seven other pairs of AE art. All because of my first pair of Strands. October 2, 2014
Beautiful Shoe; Poor Longevity. I bought a pair of these after a few weeks of research. I was pretty thrilled to finally make the move into a quality pair of shoes. Sadly the sole of the shoe has worn through in very little time. I had the pair for less than a year and babied these. My budget shoes are going strong. I am disappointed. From everything I can tell these shoes normally last much longer. August 18, 2014
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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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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?
Age: 55-65
Pairs: 6 to 10
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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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Thank you for your interest in Allen Edmonds.

Yes, an individual can request a different sole be put on their shoe as a part of our Recrafting services in place of the style’s standard sole. The selection of soles is limited to certain styles which include rubber, leather, combination tap sole, and our standard golf soles, but it does include the Double Oak Leather Sole.

Learn more about our Recrafting and sole conversion services by clicking here: http://www.allenedmonds.com/webapp/...

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Had a miscommunication with my neighborhood cobbler, where he installed a vibram sole on top of my leather sole. Not sure if I should keep it or get it removed. (Or if that's even possible). Thoughts?

FYI - it was the first and will be the last time I go there.
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Thank you for your interest in Allen Edmonds.

We recommend contacting our Recrafting department directly at recrafting@allenedmonds.com or 1-877-495-5564 (Mon-Fri 7:00AM-6PM CST) as they can evaluate the situation and assist you better with this issue.

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I wear a 7.5D in the Sanford. What size would fit me best in the Strand?
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Thank you for your interest in Allen Edmonds.

The Strand is constructed on the 5-Last (65) which is the longest in length of our lasts and it is the best fit for a long, narrow foot. The Sanford is constructed on the 7-Last (97) which is the best fit for the average foot, and also lays flatter in the toe area. By selecting shoes manufactured on the last that most resembles the contours of one’s feet, customers will achieve a superior fit. However, each style can fit differently based on individual foot shape.

The best way to get a proper fit is to visit a master fitter in one of our retail stores. If this is not possible, keep in mind that products purchased on allenedmonds.com may be returned at any time, as long as the item is unused and accompanied by the packing slip. Trying the shoes on a carpeted surface will help prevent scuffing on the sole and keep the shoe in returnable condition.

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Thank you for your interest in Allen Edmonds.

The Strand is a highly versatile shoe created with both a dressy and casual fit in mind. It is currently offered in four different leathers, and as a result, the color of the suit you choose will depend on the leather color you wear. In Black Custom Calf, the Strand conveys an air of refined elegance, and can be worn with a grey or black suit, as well as a tuxedo. The Brown style can be worn with khakis, brown, or navy suits. The Bourbon style can be coordinated with most colors, so we suggest black, brown, navy, gray, or khakis. The Walnut is the most versatile color and can be dressed up with any color suit or pinstripe dress pants, but can also be dressed down with jeans for weekend wear. The Strands are the perfect foundation on which to build a great outfit.

Ultimately, what each individual chooses to pair their Allen Edmonds with is their own decision; we encourage customers to purchase and wear what they feel most comfortable in.

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A few small scuffs and they are quickly very noticable. The website says the heel dressin option is N/A but its obviously needed. Thanks!
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Thank you for your interest in Allen Edmonds.

We recommend using the Neutral Heel and Sole Edge Dressing for the Walnut Strands.

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Thank you for your interest in Allen Edmonds.

We recommend pairing your walnut Strands with the Manistee dress belt or the Wide Basic Dress belt in walnut.

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For the Walnut Strand, we recommend using the Walnut Premium Shoe Polish.

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I no longer see the Strand in merlot. I was saving for it. Has it been discontinued?
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Thank you for your interest in Allen Edmonds.

The Strand in merlot leather is a closeout style; at this time there are no immediate plans to reintroduce it into our current catalog.

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