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Cordovan 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 Genuine Shell Cordovan upper made with Genuine Horween® Shell Cordovan
  • Part of the Timeless Classics Collection and Cordovan Collection of premium men's shoes
  • Single Rendenbach leather sole and combination heel
  • 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 captoe 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.

Cordovan 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 Genuine Shell Cordovan upper made with Genuine Horween® Shell Cordovan
  • Part of the Timeless Classics Collection and Cordovan Collection of premium men's shoes
  • Single Rendenbach leather sole and combination heel
  • 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 captoe 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.

Allen Edmonds Cordovan Shoe Care

This shoe style is manufactured with Genuine Horween® Shell Cordovan. Click here to watch a video about the special care that goes into making Shell Cordovan, and learn about the long relationship between Allen Edmonds and Horween.

Strand Cordovan Oxfords 4.6 5 369 369
great stitching....'oldtimers' fantastic leather..bespokes quality! Recommend to friend with reservation....need to have time to return and wait...I had to have some brown shoes for this month of Dec. otherwise I would have returned them for exchange, as the top of the right shoe (luckily somewhat hidden by the perforations) had uneven leather about the size of a quarter. The color was darker than expected, but likeable. As with most of the shoes (different lasts) that I have from AE the "9E" size is always perfect for my ball and toes, BUT the heels are always too big...good thing they have laces. Shame AE couldn't build a shoe with J&M's "Stockton" last. In the same note, would be great if J&M had the styles and leathers that AE has ... and their craftsmanship. December 13, 2014
narrow The shoes are narrow. After I am wearing them for awhile theystretch a bit. I am hooping that in a month or so they fit better. This is a very welll made shoe and a handsome design. January 17, 2015
Especially good shoe Especially good shoe for the price. Excellent workmanship. January 17, 2015
Classic These shoes are great. Fit is bang on, exactly the right size and the comfort right out of the box was awesome. I wear these shoes with jeans or a suit and feel equally comfortable and put together. I get a ton of compliments on them and feel like a million bucks when I wear them. January 8, 2015
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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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The leather lining used for the Strand style is calfskin.

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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?
Age: 55-65
Pairs: 6 to 10
Favorite:: MacNeil Shell Cordovan Wingtips
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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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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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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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Strand Cap-toe Oxfords
 
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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.
Age: 25-34
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Favorite:: Strand - Walnut
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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?
Age: 55-65
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Favorite:: Sanford Mens Shoe
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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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