Strand Cap-toe Oxfords

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Strand Cap-toe Oxfords

$395.00 $275.00

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Item# SF1635
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Strand Cap-toe Oxfords

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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
  • Single oak leather 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

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 cap-toe 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.

Product Care

Allen Edmonds Shoe Care

When caring for your calfskin, use Allen Edmonds Conditioner Cleaner 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.

Our new Dark Chili and Oxblood burnished leathers can be cleaned using a damp cloth to remove dirt and any residue. Follow by using a soft cloth to apply our Allen Edmonds Saddle Soap which cleans all smooth leather shoes while restoring the leather's natural oils.

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

Reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 437 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Disappointed I purchased these shoes a couple of months ago. I bought them in black since I loved the quality of the leather on the black Franciscans. Unfortunately, as other reviewers above mentioned, I've experienced the leather wrinkling, bowing and discomfort due to width. Additionally, only the leather on the toe looks as it should, the rest appears very odd/cheap looking. No amount of polish is able to resolve the issue and my Cedar AE shoe trees cannot keep the leather flaws from getting worse. This really detracts from the enjoyment of the shoe and it looks nowhere near the quality that it should. I also went through multiple shoes before this that I had to send back, due to quality issues. Although my Walnut Franciscan 2nds are flawless I will likely not be purchasing another pair of Allen Edmonds shoes. May 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Bomb-diggity This shoe is fantastic. Just the absolute best shoe I've ever worn. Have it in 4 colors May 19, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good looking but very tight I love the look of The Strand in the Walnut color to wear with both a blue suit and grey suit. I have 2 other AE shoes ( Park Avenue and Randolph ) but this one is by far the most uncomfortable because it is very tight fighting along the top of my foot. Even with it laced very loosely, it feels like it constantly tightens on my foot so that I am constantly having to unlace it and re-tie it so that it is has a looser fit. I am hoping that over time, the leather loosens up and maybe expands so that it becomes a comfortable shoe to wear because I truly like the look of the shoe. Thankfully I can unlace it often and no one can tell when I am sitting at my desk. But doing this every hour is a pain. So this might eventually be a shoe that is only worn on special occasions. Even though I most of my ratings are no more than 3 stars, I would recommend this shoe because of its look. But, I would let people know that I think it is a very uncomfortable shoe. That being said, comfort is a personal feeling, so what might not be comfortable to me, would feel fine to others. May 18, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Versatile, serviceable shoe Like hundreds of others before me, I made the walnut Strand my first AE shoe. Overall I am satisfied and expect to use this pair of shoes for many years to come, but there are some causes for concern.. First, the good: The leather is of significantly higher quality than any other dress shoe I have every owned. Very soft, minimal creasing after several months of use, and really holds a shine. The design and color are of course beautiful and very versatile, and I've yet to encounter anything from business professional to weekend casual where they wouldn't work. I am not sure this is true for black or brown Strands, of course. I also think that walnut is just a bit too loud and casual for very serious situations, e.g. a job interview, high-stakes business meeting, etc. but others, including the company's obviously discerning CEO, seem to disagree so that's just me, I guess. In any case, I saw that since bourbon was just walnut burnished with black, I went ahead and burnished mine with brown wax polish, which dialed the seriousness up just a hair into the sweet spot I wanted. The manager of the local AE store liked it the next time i saw him so if it's good enough for him it's good enough for me! Now the less good: The right shoe has two defects with the inside quarter panel: First, there was a bunch of crinkling right where the lace perfs meet the vamp perfs. I did not see this until after a few days of wear so I do not know if it was there initially or if it appeared with wear. I'm not a huge stickler about stuff like this (shoes are not a life of death situation) so since It's located on a part of the shoe no one sees and does not seem to contribute to any mechanical issue, I can ignore it, but this would have been a bit more problematic had the defect appeared on a more visible spot. Second, that same quarter panel has the infamous bowing issue. It's also mostly invisible, under my pants, but this is a bit more concerning since it causes just a smidge of heel slip with every step, plus it introduced some new creases that might cause trouble many years down the line. Time will tell, I suppose. Both of the above issues are not dealbreakers, and for any other brand are not even worth mentioning, but I thought in this case they were, since AE prides itself heavily on its quality. Overall, I'm happy with my shoes, expect to be using them for a long time, and have bought more AEs since, but all first-time purchasers should go in with appropriate expectations. New customers get excited and post rave reviews about AEs because they're such a breath of fresh air after a lifetime of wearing low-quality shoes, but at the end of the day, they're not magical; they're just very nice, but not perfect, Made in the USA shoes. May 1, 2016
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It depends on the shape of your feet. It is vitally important to visit an Allen Edmonds retail store or retail partner for a professional fitting to increase your chances of being fit correctly for each last and style. However, 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 shoes in returnable condition.
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Is the Strand available in the Merlot and Dark Chili? have these colors been discontinued? If so, is it possible to custom order them?
Age: 18-24
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Favorite: Strand Cap-toe
 
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I've never seen those colors.
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Answer: 
The Strand is available to order in Oxblood, which is also a burgundy tone. The Dark Chili Strand is a style exclusive to our retail partner Nordstrom.

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The Brown Cordovan Belt is currently out of stock in most sizes. We expect to have it back in stock in about 4 weeks.

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So far I've had the best luck with AE shoes that are made large to accommodate an orthotic insert. But I really like the look of these shoes and would like to own a pair. I understand the construction is the same with orthotic and non-orthotic shoes--the orthotic versions just have more room. So I'm wondering if I might be able to just buy a larger size in these and use an orthotic? I'm a size 12D generally; if I were to use a standard AE orthotic, what size should I buy? (Don't worry: I intend to try on and buy at an AE store; but I'd like to be prepared when I visit the store.)
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It is difficult to recommend a size through this channel and guarantee a proper fit because each last will fit differently based on the contours of your feet. 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.

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The tongue on my Strands is stitched to the top of (the inside of) each shoe, but only to one side. Is this standard on all AE dress shoes? Just curious.
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Yes, this is how the tongue is stitched on most styles.

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Strand Cordovan Oxfords
 
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What belt(s) do you recommend to pair with the brown strand cordovan oxfords?
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We recommend pairing the Brown Shell Cordovan Strand with the Cordovan Tab Belt in Brown Shell Cordovan.

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I would really like to have a pair of these in black.
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For special order inquiries and to find out more about our custom fees, 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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The Strand is shipped with a pair of 30" Dawhyde laces.

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The Strand style in bourbon is shipped with 30" black laces.

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It is difficult to recommend a size through this channel and guarantee a proper fit because each last and size will fit differently based on the contours of your feet.

It is vitally important to visit an Allen Edmonds retail store or retail partner for a professional fitting to increase your chances of being fit correctly for each last and style. However, 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 shoes in returnable condition.
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