Strand Cap-toe Oxfords with Dainite Rubber Sole

$395.00
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Strand Cap-toe Oxfords with Dainite Rubber Sole

$395.00

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Item# SF6104
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Strand Cap-toe Oxfords with Dainite Rubber Sole

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  • 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
  • Dainite Rubber sole
  • 360 degree Goodyear welted construction - 212 steps of Craftsmanship
  • Manufactured on the welted 65 Last - All about Lasts
  • This shoe is recraftable - Recrafting Service
  • Proudly made in the USA of fine imported leathers at our Port Washington, Wisconsin factory

Overview

Innovation takes two things that exist and puts them together in a new way, and that's exactly what we've done by pairing the Dainite rubber sole with our Strand. The combination of the traditional design and inventive technology provides a handsome silhouette as well as remarkable durability and superior grip in all types of inclement weather. So go ahead and break new ground.

Product Care

Allen Edmonds Shoe Care

When caring for your calfskin, use Allen Edmonds Leather Lotion to remove surface residue and to keep leather soft and pliable. To achieve a fine luster, wipe shoes with a damp cloth and allow them to air dry at room temperature. Then, apply a coat of Allen Edmonds Premium Shoe Polish with a cloth or horsehair dauber and allow to air dry.

Further details and videos are available on our Caring for Your Shoes page.

Reviews
Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 26 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent comfort Although I was hesitant to pull the trigger and purchase these shoes because of the cost, I'm very happy I did. Excellent comfort right away without the 'break-in' period, especially commuting to/from work in NYC. Well done Allen Edmonds! September 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Comfortable Very comfortable and looks great. Light weight. Sole is done very well. Not clunky at all. I can where it as a dress shoe and casual. I mostly bought it as a casual shoe with khakis or jeans for walking on vacation. I don't like clunky casual shoes. This is exactly what I wanted. I even bought the matching belt. Very happy with my purchase. September 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Outstanding style and comfort I own several other pairs of AE dress shoes that have served me well, and these are no different. Craftsmanship and material quality indicates these will continue to look spectacular for years to come. I did notice the Danite Rubber Sole is more comfortable and increases the grip on hard surfaces, compared to the standard leather sole. I believe i will order my future purchases with this sole. I would love to see the Danite sole in Black, rather than Red, but a small price to pay for the extreme comfort. August 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Third pair owned, first with this sole As a previous owner of Allen Edmond's venerable Strand in traditional soles (in Burnished Brown & Merlot), it did not take too much of a leap to try this variant. I really like the idea of preserving the soles from unnecessary street wear (I'm not one to wear tennis shoes with suits), and as I have a good walk to work, these make sense to me. And what better way than with the Strand, one of my favorite AE styles (the other is the Fifth Avenue--I'll go with a Dainite sole for my next pair of those). I give four out of five stars for value only in recognition that these shoes can stress the budget for some who would otherwise love to afford them. July 14, 2016
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I'm curious if this insole is removable. The LGA wingtip mentions "Removable, quality, heel-cup footbed to allow for custom inserts" but the Strand does not specify. I would be interested in adding orthotics or Superfeet inserts.
Age: 25-34
Pairs: Under 5
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3 months, 2 weeks ago
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New York, NY
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Nope, I would not try to add Supperfeet insoles to Strands, they would not fit.
Age: 25-34
Pairs: Under 5
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2 months, 1 week ago
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Cleveland, OH
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It is not removable. The only difference between the Leather Outsole and the Dainite is the outsole itself. In all other respects it is the same.
Age: 45-54
Favorite: Strands
2 months, 1 week ago
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NYC
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Answer: 
The Strand style was not designed with an orthotic fit in mind and so it does not feature a removable insole. However, if the shoe is fit large enough, orthotic inserts can be used in almost any of our shoes. It is important to keep in mind that the use of an orthotic will alter the way a shoe fits; we recommend trying on your orthotics with the shoes or visiting one of our master fitters at our retail stores as they can recommend the best possible fit with an orthotic.

Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Port Washington, WI
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I own two pairs of AE with Dainite soles. What I found was that Dainite is initially stiffer. I hand bend the front of the soles before wearing to speed up the process. However, the Dainite material helps the uppers and the toe box maintain it's shape much better than leather soles. Dainite is more durable than leather soles. And, Dainite is less slippery than leather and can be worn in wet weather without damaging the soles.
Age: 55-65
Pairs: Over 10
Favorite: Strand, Grayson and Park Ave.
7 months ago
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Dayton, Ohio
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The Dainite sole is made with a denser rubber compound and it will possess some stiffness right out of the box. However, based on results from our own wear trials as well as customer feedback, the Dainite sole will loosen up moderately over time with normal wear. We have had no reports of the soles creasing.

Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
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Port Washington, WI
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Age: 45-54
Pairs: Under 5
Favorite: Benton Derby
11 months ago
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Washington, DC
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Allen Edmonds dress shoes generally weigh between 3 and 4 lbs. when shipped. Shoe weight will vary depending on the size and width of a shoe; however, these variations will be fairly insignificant.

Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
11 months ago
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Port Washington, WI
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It appears there are three soles for the Strand: leather, tap, and rubber. Which is the most comfortable? What is the intended use for the rubber sole strand? Does the rubber sole Strand have a noticeable different appearance than the leather sole strand, while being worn with a suit?
Age: 55-65
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11 months ago
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Arkansas
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Leather has the most traditional feel, as you might expect. The Dainite (rubber) sole will do you better, perhaps, if you spend a lot of time walking outdoors or in harsher conditions and you wish to preserve your soles; I suspect they'll better help if you needed to make a full-on sprint with the extra grip. No experience with the tap sole, so I cannot comment on those.
Age: 45-54
Pairs: 6 to 10
Favorite: Strand, Fifth Avenue
 
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I personally do not see a difference with the rubber sole while wearing, but it is noticeable if you sit with one leg crossed over your knee I suppose. Someone looking at the soles of your shoes in that instance would certainly be able to tell a difference, but in my experience there is very little discernible difference when standing or walking. I tend to wear shirt and tie without a coat or suit though so someone else in a more formal environment may disagree.
Age: 35-44
Pairs: 6 to 10
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7 months ago
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Wisconsin
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I own leather, tap and Dainite soled AE shoes. I find that the Dainite is initially more stiff than leather, but it is more durable and less slick on all surfaces. I hand bend the toe box portion of the shoes the first couple times I wear them. The Dainite also seems to help the shoe keep it's shape with less creases in the toe box area than leather. I like that.

The Dainite soles does not have a noticable difference when wearing them and I routinely wear mine with a suit or sport coat.
Age: 55-65
Pairs: Over 10
Favorite: Strand
7 months ago
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Dayton, Ohio
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I own AE dress shoes with all three soles. I was a little hesitant to buy the rubber soles, but really like them. They are the most comfortable of the three in my opinion, and the soles look great with suits. From the side, it is hard to distinguish them from leather soles.
Age: 55-65
Pairs: 6 to 10
Favorite: Currently, my Bourbon Strands with Dianite Soles
10 months ago
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Syracuse, UT
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Based on customer feedback, the sole selection comes down to personal preference, some customers like the leather soles, while others like rubber or combination v-tread soles.

The Leather soles are standard on the majority of our dress shoes, they tend to have a classic character and they can be more comfortable in certain environments as the leather is a naturally porous material that allows the shoe to "breathe" better. The Dainite rubber sole is durable, particularly in wet conditions, it is also shock absorbent, yet it maintains a sleek profile. The V-tread sole is a veneer of rubber that has been integrated into the leather sole, providing traction, while maintaining the profile of a leather sole. All of these soles have a sleek look that will complement a business or dress wardrobe.

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Port Washington, WI
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Age: 25-34
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I have the strands in both leather sole and dainite. I actually really like the leather sole once you've broken it in, kind of like wearing slippers. The Dainite sole is very comfortable once broken in as well. The Dainite is very resilient rubber and will be fairly stiff at first but after wearing it a couple of times will feel very comfortable. If you're used to rubber soled shoes, Dainite should work just fine.
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I have Strands in both Leather and Dainite soles. Frankly, I am not aware of any noticeable difference in comfort between them.
Age: 45-54
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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We have customers that prefer a leather sole and others that prefer the Dainite rubber, so it ultimately comes down to personal preference. Some customers like wearing leather soles because they like how they look and feel. The Dainite rubber sole tends to provide more traction in wet conditions, and the stud pattern allows for more shock absorption.

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yes- I have both and find the dianite sole to be more comfortable and definitely more durable.
Age: 25-34
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Dallas, TX
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Yes, the Dainite sole is waterproof.
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Yes, Dainite is water proff, more durable than leather and grips the walking surface better than leather soles.
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The Dainite sole is a durable all-weather rubber sole that offers both traction and protection in inclement weather. Keep in mind, however, that our shoes are not considered to be water proof as they are made of fine leathers. Fine leather is a naturally porous material that is susceptible to water damage, which is permanent damage to leather. We recommend using SWIMS overshoes to protect your investments from rainy or snowy weather conditions.

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