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Park Avenue with Combination Tap sole - Cap-toe Lace-up Oxford Men's Dress Shoes by Allen Edmonds

  • Rubber sole men's lace-up oxford dress shoes
  • Cap-toe balmoral dress shoes
  • 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 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

Whether it's the timeless architecture of New York's dramatic Chrysler Building or the boundless utility of a Swiss Army Knife, you just can't improve upon some ideas. For that same reason we celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the sleek design of our Park Avenue in 2010, continually one of Allen Edmonds' best sellers and the Inauguration Day footwear choice for Presidents Reagan, H.W. Bush, Clinton and G.W. Bush. Guaranteed to make a dramatic impression, this cap-toe balmoral combines a classic silhouette with unsurpassed craftsmanship to convey the serious presence necessary for anyone who leads by example and ensures the Park Avenue will perfectly suit all the most important moments in your life.

A leather sole has a special feel and traditional look that can't be beat. But in certain inclement weather situations or for guys whose jobs involve lots of time on their feet, it can be good to have the traction and stability that only a rubber sole can add. So you don't have to choose between these two options, we decided to fuse them into the tap sole, a leather sole with V-tread rubber inserts on the forefoot and heel. Polished yet practical for the ultimate presence and performance, the tap sole will have you walking tall, and that's no song and dance.

Park Avenue with Combination Tap sole - Cap-toe Lace-up Oxford Men's Dress Shoes by Allen Edmonds

  • Rubber sole men's lace-up oxford dress shoes
  • Cap-toe balmoral dress shoes
  • 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 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

Whether it's the timeless architecture of New York's dramatic Chrysler Building or the boundless utility of a Swiss Army Knife, you just can't improve upon some ideas. For that same reason we celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the sleek design of our Park Avenue in 2010, continually one of Allen Edmonds' best sellers and the Inauguration Day footwear choice for Presidents Reagan, H.W. Bush, Clinton and G.W. Bush. Guaranteed to make a dramatic impression, this cap-toe balmoral combines a classic silhouette with unsurpassed craftsmanship to convey the serious presence necessary for anyone who leads by example and ensures the Park Avenue will perfectly suit all the most important moments in your life.

A leather sole has a special feel and traditional look that can't be beat. But in certain inclement weather situations or for guys whose jobs involve lots of time on their feet, it can be good to have the traction and stability that only a rubber sole can add. So you don't have to choose between these two options, we decided to fuse them into the tap sole, a leather sole with V-tread rubber inserts on the forefoot and heel. Polished yet practical for the ultimate presence and performance, the tap sole will have you walking tall, and that's no song and dance.

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Classic shoe Walking in this shoe for less than two minutes, and your hooked. Classic look, exceptional feel. And proudly "Made in America". Definitely worth every penny! Look no further for a shoe company, Allen Edmonds is it! July 5, 2014
Classy look and very, very comfortable. Today I'm wearing my first pair of Allen Edmonds Park Avenue Cap-toe Oxfords. Finally... a classy shoe in a size 8-EEE! They are sooo comfortable and great looking. I'll never buy another brand! June 27, 2014
Great Shoe I struggled finding the correct size, using the fitting chart available on line I was able to select a 12 EEE which fit great. You could feel the quality of the shoe immediately. Thanks you for this great product. June 20, 2014
Nicest shoe I've owned; ready for daily wear? The AE Park Avenue is by far the best pair of shoes I've owned. I occasionally wear a suit for work (2-3 times per month), and I primarily bought these shoes for those occasions. I initially took a pair home and after wearing them in the office the next day, I realized I needed a larger size. Went back to exchange and have never looked back. During the first 4-5 times I wore them, the shoes were sometimes uncomfortable in the toe box. I chalk this up as a break in period. Since then, the Park Avenues have been extremely comfortable, from 10 hour days at the office to long nights out with friends or a date. My round trip commute involves about a mile of walking and since the break in, I have rarely experienced any amount of discomfort. On one occasion, I changed into my favorite old pair of Adidas after wearing the AE's all day, and the sneakers actually felt less comfortable than the dress shoes. I admit that I now look for reasons to don these shoes outside of work. My shoes did display some bowing on each side of the ankle. I hope continued use of shoe trees will prevent the issue from becoming worse. With that said, I should mention that my regular "dress shoes" have been $100 rubber soled department store brands. (You know, the kind that must be replaced annually when the heal wears down or the leather begins to crack at the toe crease.) The AE shoes are far more comfortable and stylish, and I expect them to be much more durable as well. The time has come to replace those shoes. I will shop other brands in addition to AE and alternate between the Park Avenues and the new pair. My hope is that splitting time between multiple pairs will keep each from showing signs of wear too quickly. Regardless, the stylish, comfortable AE Park Avenue is simply the best pair of shoes I've owned to date, and I hope they are able to withstand the rigors of being worn 3-4 times a week. June 1, 2014
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I've noticed a bunch of recent reviewers pointing out the creasing of the captoe.
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Excessive creasing is most often caused by an improper fit; this does not indicate a problem with the construction of the shoe. The best way to prevent this from occurring is to get a proper fit by visiting a master fitter at one of our retail stores. At Allen Edmonds, we want you to know that we stand behind everything we sell. If you are ever unhappy with any purchase, please contact our customer service center at cacmail@allenedmonds.com or 1-800-235-2348 (Mon-Fri 7:00AM-6PM CST).

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I"ve had several pairs with it recently. Two bought at the same time, one had it one didn't. In the pairs with the crease, on the inside of the shoe you can feel a seam in the shoe lining right under the crease, but the ones without the crease are smooth throughout the captoe on the inside of the shoe.

So it's either a design change or a QC problem. Of the last 4 pairs I've bought 3 have had the creasing issue which makes the shoe look very sloppy after only a few wearings.
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Thank you for your interest in Allen Edmonds.

The Park Avenue is manufactured with our traditional leather foot bed, where we apply a layer of shock-absorbent cork between the insole and the outsole of our shoes; this allows the sole to form an imprint in the cork over time, which acts as a comfortable cradle for your whole foot.

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Yes, a leather sole has a special feel and traditional look that can't be beat, but in certain inclement weather situations or for guys whose jobs involve lots of time on their feet, it can be good to have the traction and stability that only a rubber sole can add. We decided to fuse them into the tap sole; a leather sole with V-tread rubber inserts on the forefoot and heel. It’s polished yet practical for the ultimate presence and performance.

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I've been wearing these for a little over a month. I still have to use a shoehorn to get them on, but once they're on, they are the lightest, most comfortable, best fitting shoes I've ever worn. Is this normal? Why is it that a shoe horn is still necessary?
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We recommend using a shoe horn every time you put on your Allen Edmonds shoes, regardless of how long you have had them. Shoe horns not only make it easier to put on the shoes without having to bend down too much, but most importantly, they help protect your investments by preventing unnecessary wear on the heel and collar of your shoes.

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Yes, a shoe horn is always needed and very important for a well fitting dress shoe. The material is not meant to flex the way athletic shoes do therefore it doesn't have the 'pull' to slide in without one.
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With "quality shoes" you should ALWAYS use a shoehorn, irritating though it may be. You find that the seams, especially the rear ones don't wear out as quickly, and the back of the shoe doesn't get the finish rubbed off. Yeah, it's a drag, but if you want to keep the shoes, a keep them looking good for a long time, get used to it!
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Yes, to place a special order for the Park Avenue with a custom sole, please contact our customer service center directly at cacmail@allenedmonds.com or 1-800-235-2348 (Mon-Fri 7:00AM-6PM CST).

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I have wide feet, which tends to be a problem in the toe area, but I love the Park Ave style. What other models would you recommend with a similar look, but more amenable to wider feet?
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We recommend checking out the Benton or the Leeds styles. The Benton is manufactured on the 8-678 Last and designed with a fuller fit; and the Leeds is constructed on the 1-511 Last which is best fit for the average foot but features a fuller fitting toe. Keep in mind that 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, 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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Do the rubber heels outlast the leather heels?

Where I live, the sidewalks are made of stone, and I am concerned that the heels and soles may wear out prematurely. Which ones would be best for me?
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Yes, a rubber heel lift is generally more durable and has a longer lifespan than a leather heel, and so it should hold up better on irregular surfaces. The rubber heel also features a softer a material, which better absorbs impact and also helps provide more traction.

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The Park Avenue features a standard single oak leather sole, while the Park Avenue with Combination Tap Sole features a leather and rubber sole. The main functionality of this type of sole is to provide traction, but it also holds up in wet conditions better than an all leather sole due to its rubber/leather combination.

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The Park Avenue in Merlot has a black sole edge.

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I picked up a pair of Strands at Brooks Brothers over a year ago. Are they built on the same #5 last as your Park Avenues?
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Yes, the Strand and the Park Avenue are both made on the 5-Last (65) which is the longest in length of all of our lasts and best for a long, narrow foot.

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