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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.

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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.

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Great shoe Got black strand based on previous review. Nice fit at store but stiff. Took 2 weeks (during which I was wondering I spend so much) when suddenly it wore in, stiffness gone, forgot I was wearing them while walking. June 11, 2014
SQUEAKY SHOES - POORLY CRAFTED I bought my first pair of AE's in NYC recently on recommendation. I was quite excited as I believed I was buying a high-end product that would last for many years. 2 weeks later I could not wear them as they constantly made squeaking noises. As I was returning to the US (I live in Europe) I contacted customer services and asked if I could exchange them as they were obviously faulty. They said this was fine. I exchanged them in Atlanta last week however first got my size checked to ensure there was no issue in fitting. I was the same size. The first exchange pair I tried on in the store had the same problem! The assistant was quite surprised and found a 3rd pair - which seemed OK initially. A week later and it's back - a horrible squeaking noise from both shoes around the heel. And the piping has started to fray! A very poor experience and a total cost of $470 for a pair of shoes I cannot wear anymore. June 11, 2014
Fits like a glove! Purchased these shoes because I love the color. You wont find a better constructed shoe! May 15, 2014
Beautiful but poor quality It pains me to write this, since these are gorgeous shoes. I own 2 pair, in dark brown and walnut. The problem is the leather quality. The first pair I bought started cracking after 2 days. I brought them back to the store and the manager apologized and marked them as defective and gave me a new pair. This time it's taken a few months, but the leather has again starting showing signs of premature wear. Today the toe tapped against the leg of my desk and immediately developed a gash. I've worn shoes for years from AE's biggest 2 competitors without ever seeing something similar. May 13, 2014
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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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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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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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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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We recommend using the Neutral Heel and Sole Edge Dressing for the Walnut Strands.

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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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They are not labeled with the name inside like other AE's I own. These have the same number of eyelets, and all markings are the same except no toe medallion. Can you tell me which style AE's these are?
Age: 35-44
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This style was the Argonaut, which was designed based on the Strand but without the medallion at the toe. It was manufactured for a limited time prior to 1990 and it was only offered in calfskin leather.

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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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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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Would I take the same size and width? I wear a 13 B in the PA.
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The Strand and the Park Avenue are both made on the same 5-Last (65); as a result they will feature similar support as well as a similar fit, so the same size can be ordered for these styles.

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The pair that I have has one side is noticeably lighter/different from the rest. Do all shoes come like this or do they have a more uniform color all around?
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We suggest contacting our customer service center at cacmail@allenedmonds.com or 1-800-235-2348 (Mon-Fri 7:00AM-6PM CST). They can either send you a return label or also help better identify what you are experiencing.

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