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Franciscan - Monk Strap Slip-on Loafer Men's Dress Shoes by Allen Edmonds

  • Rubber sole men's slip-on dress shoes
  • Cap-toe monk strap style
  • Lined premium calfskin leather upper
  • V-tread tap sole
  • 360 degree Goodyear welted construction (learn about our 212 steps of Craftsmanship)
  • Manufactured on the welted 333 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

Anyone who has ever had an Abbey or Trappist ale knows that monks know a thing or two about innovation and craftsmanship. Maybe that's why they were the first designers to come up with the shoe with a wide front strap. But what they invented, we feel we've perfected in our new Franciscan, a monk strap like only Allen Edmonds can make. Along with the puritan simplicity of the single buckle enclosure, we added a touch of brogueing and perfing to give it just the right amount of flare. As the monk strap has become the go-to footwear for stylish men from London to Los Angeles, we've shaped this model on the 333 last to create a chiseled toe to enhance a contemporary wardrobe of fitted suits and dark-washed denim. Befitting this modern style, we've outfitted it with our walnut calfskin, which creates a depth of character rarely seen in such a fashionable shoe. Made for the guy who likes to take chances, the Franciscan will make you the toast of the town.

Franciscan - Monk Strap Slip-on Loafer Men's Dress Shoes by Allen Edmonds

  • Rubber sole men's slip-on dress shoes
  • Cap-toe monk strap style
  • Lined premium calfskin leather upper
  • V-tread tap sole
  • 360 degree Goodyear welted construction (learn about our 212 steps of Craftsmanship)
  • Manufactured on the welted 333 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

Anyone who has ever had an Abbey or Trappist ale knows that monks know a thing or two about innovation and craftsmanship. Maybe that's why they were the first designers to come up with the shoe with a wide front strap. But what they invented, we feel we've perfected in our new Franciscan, a monk strap like only Allen Edmonds can make. Along with the puritan simplicity of the single buckle enclosure, we added a touch of brogueing and perfing to give it just the right amount of flare. As the monk strap has become the go-to footwear for stylish men from London to Los Angeles, we've shaped this model on the 333 last to create a chiseled toe to enhance a contemporary wardrobe of fitted suits and dark-washed denim. Befitting this modern style, we've outfitted it with our walnut calfskin, which creates a depth of character rarely seen in such a fashionable shoe. Made for the guy who likes to take chances, the Franciscan will make you the toast of the town.

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Franciscan Monk Straps 3.5 5 44 44
After breaking in, a very comfortable and stylish shoe I've worn this shoe with my other Allen Edmonds for about two years. My wife loves the European like style, and although I wasn't as excited about them as she was when she picked them out, I've received several compliments at work, which is unusual. The upper edge irritated my feet just below the ankles for a while when I started wearing them, but that dissipated and they have become extremely comfortable. Another adjustment I had to make was the extra length in the toe area - nearly an inch I believe. Walking presents no problem, but I tripped two or three times going up stairs from our company's parking ramp. I under estimated how the extra toe length could catch on the lip of the steps, since this is the only pair of shoes I have that are longer. They are very attractive, and equally comfortable, and I'm glad I have them in my selection of shoes. April 26, 2015
Beautiful shoe, very painful I purchased these shoes 10 months ago as my first pair of AE shoes. AE has always come highly recommended. When i first purchased the shoes, I was told that they needed to break-in and form to my foot. To this day, these shoes have not formed to my foot. I usually wear a 13 and the salesmen convinced me to purchase a 12 because they would stretch and mold, but he couldn’t have been more wrong. I can’t wear these shoes for half a day without being is pain. I feel like the shoes molded to someone else’s foot. I hesitate to purchase another pair of shoes going forward. April 14, 2015
good fit I like the style and it fits perfectly xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx April 3, 2015
Stylish but... Got this shoe as a gift 18 months ago but haven't really worn this for 6 months. They got compliments around the office but my left foot would always ache towards the end of the day. Wearing thin socks and having the buckle looser didn't solve the issue. My right shoe fits comfortably however. I guess my left foot is bigger than my right and the leather didn't stretch enough for a good fit. February 13, 2015
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I understand that the Mora 2.0 and the Norwich monkstraps use elastic on/under the strap. Does the Franciscan also use elastic?
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Yes, the Franciscan features an elastic gore under the buckle.

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To see if you can custom order the Franciscan Monk Straps in a C width, we recommend contacting our customer service center at cacmail@allenedmonds.com or 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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Hi, I have tried a pair of Rutledge - size 7D - that fit like a glove. Yes, this leather will be different, but would the size be the same - i.e., should I order 7D in the Franciscan? Worried as others have said this shoe may be narrow.
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The Franciscan and the Rutledge are both built on the 333 last, so the fit will be very similar; typically the same size can be ordered for styles that are made on the same last. We recommend trying the same size.

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Age: 45-54
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To see if you can place a custom order for the Franciscan style, please contact our custom department directly at cacmail@allenedmonds.com or 1-800-235-2348 (Mon-Fri 7:00AM-6PM CST) so they can verify if your specific request can be accomplished based on current availability of materials and components.
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To see if you can place a special order for the Franciscan, we recommend contacting 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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Favorite:: Strand-in Bourbon.
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I am a measured 9.5D and found that a 9.5D is my true fit on most AE lasts, including lace shoes, strap shoes, and boots. Not sure about pure slip-ons.

I suggest you start with your regular size...you can always exchange them if necessary.
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If you're an 8 in the Strand, you would stick with 8 in this shoe also, but the width size is slightly wider in reality. To be clear; since you're a "D", you would want to order "C'. Short answer: "8C", if available.
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The Strand and the McAllister are both constructed on the 65 last, which is the longest in length of all of our lasts; best for a long, narrow look; and often the best fit for those with high arches. The Franciscan is constructed on the 333 last which has a slightly elongated profile and softer line at the outer edge, with a square shape for a more European or chiseled toe. By selecting shoes manufactured on the last that most resembles the contours of your feet, you will achieve a superior fit, only enhancing the comfort of your shoes.

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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At this time, the Franciscan style is not offered in a size 15B.

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Thank you for your interest in Allen Edmonds.

To see if you can place a custom order for our Franciscan style in Brown, we recommend contacting our customer service center at cacmail@allenedmonds.com or 1-800-235-2348 (Mon-Fri 7:00AM-6PM CST).

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silver on the buckle to match the silver on the strap.......
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Buckle doesn't matter that much IMHO, as long as it's a standard buckle style. Much more important is the color of the belt matching the color of the shoe relatively closely.
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I wear it with a walnut colored manistee belt and it looks awesome together.
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Thank you for your interest in Allen Edmonds.

We recommend the Manistee Belt when coordinating with your Franciscan style.

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Focus on a belt with the same color as the shoe, in this case black or walnut

Personally, I think the Manistee belt compliments the shoe perfectly in either color.

If you have them in black the Stillwater most closely matches the respective buckles.
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The sole is leather with an additional layer of thin, durable rubber added to the front. The shoe is certainly resoleable, but I don't know whether they can simply replace the rubber or if they have to do the hole sole (I would suspect the former).
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Thank you for your interest in Allen Edmonds.

Yes, the Francsican features our V-tread Combination Tap sole. Our combination tap soles are ideal when being worn in varying weather conditions as well as for someone who walks more heavily on their heels. This style of sole will offer ideal support and is very durable.

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. However, the selection of which soles is limited to certain styles which include rubber, leather, and even golf soles.

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

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