Park Avenue Cap-toe Oxford


Park Avenue Cap-toe Oxford



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Details & Overview

Park Avenue Cap-toe Oxford


  • Lace-up oxford dress shoes
  • Cap-toe balmoral
  • Lined premium calfskin leather upper
  • Single oak leather sole - All about Soles
  • 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 handcrafted in the USA of fine imported leathers at our Port Washington, Wisconsin factory


Why It's Great

It doesn’t get much better than Park Avenue. As our best-selling shoe for over three decades, this is the shoe that made Allen Edmonds the company that it is today. Worn by notable statesmen, chairmen of the board, heads of state and leaders around the world, it is as tastefully serious as any shoe you could find. If you’re looking for that first Allen Edmonds shoe to start your collection, this would be a good place to start.

How It's Made

The Park Avenue is made with only the highest quality calfskin leather and is hand sewn with triple seam stitching across the vamp on our classic 65 Last, making it impossible to recreate. It may often be imitated, but it’s never copied.

How to Wear It

Used with our Premium Shoe Polish, you will become a polish believer, there’s no baked in shine here. As a member of our exclusive Timeless Collection, this cap-toe balmoral exudes an air of prestige, confidence and credibility. Simply put, you can’t go wrong with a Park Avenue. As Lisa Douglas famously said "Darling I love you, but give me Park Avenue!”

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.

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.

Park Avenue Cap-toe Oxfords is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 991.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality These shoes were purchased as part of my uniform. They're comfortable, professional looking and when taken care of, last as long as any shoe I've ever worn.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor fit, poor customer service I recently bought a pair of black Park Avenue Oxfords, being sized at the store on LaSalle on Chicago, but picking the pair up at the store on Michigan avenue. I tried on a pair in 8.5 E, which the attendant at the LaSalle store told me looked to be a good fit. And it felt fine in the store, though he told me my right foot was a little wider than my left, but it would break in. Wearing it for one day, I felt tremendous pain in the toe box on my right foot, due to constriction on the bone between the base of the big toe and the base of the little toe. I felt more minor pain in my left foot, which I can tolerate, due to narrowness around on the uppers from my high arches. But the pain on my right foot was severe while walking. I took the pair in to the store where the attendant sized me, on LaSalle. His answer was, "They're new," and he offered to put the problematic shoe on an expander to break it in. I agreed. Today, I picked up the shoe after having it expanded. I feel no difference. Walking around for about 20 minutes, I developed shooting pains as the constriction in the toe box forced my bones into an unnatural position. I went to another shoe store and was sized 8.5 EE on the Bannock device. I told them about the problem and was told that I was sold a pair of shoes that was too small, and that if I wore them, I could develop a bunion in the foot where I am having soreness. After only two wears, I want nothing to do with these shoes, and at a retail price of almost $400 they are an incredibly expensive mistake. At least they look sharp, and at least they feel okay when I am sitting down. Maybe I can walk around in tennis shoes and slip on the dress shoes when I want to look nice while sitting? Ha.
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great show I ordered these shoes with the Dainite rubber soles and they are the most comfortable dress shoes I have ever owned! I also expect to get longer wear out of the soles compared to the standard leather soles.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dark Chili was a good choice Normally when I think of the Park Avenue it's in black. But I'm so glad I went with the Dark Chili this time. The burnishing is quite well done and the hue seems to catch the eye more favorably than a regular brown shoe. I'm always getting compliments on the shoe, as I work in tech it's a natural fit for the office dress code. This was also my first time ordering online. I normally wear a 10.5 D and re-measured at a regular department store before ordering. However this shoe felt a little tight, and the laces for an Oxford seemed too far apart when I took them out of the box. So I took them to a local AE retail store and the woman there recommended I go with the 10.5 E. I am supremely grateful for that, the shoe fits perfectly and the crossbar lace is exactly to what an oxford should look be. The team at your Los Angeles store was phenomenal. Roxana is the person to ask for she's superb. They processed the whole exchange on the spot and got a replacement pair to me in less than a week. I've since bought a pair of the Cornwallis in Walnut at the 10.5 E and those fit perfectly too. So my recommendation is if you are looking to buy one of the "big boy" models, get checked at their AE retail spots because you want someone who knows what they are talking about.
Date published: 2017-07-17
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Ask & Answer

What belts go with this?

I would love to have dark chili color. Will Clay Ave Belt with 75136 Dark Chili goes well with his dark chili shoes?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, you can pair the Clay Ave belt with the Park Avenue. Other belts we recommend are the Wide Basic and the Poplar dress belts. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
Date published: 2017-08-11

Is "5845 Brown" the same color as "Dark Brown Burnished"?

A few years ago I was debating on whether to buy Park Avenues in black or dark brown burnished. In the end, I opted for the black because I wanted to go with a traditional color for job interviews. Now I wanted to buy another pair of Park Avenues, but this time in dark brown burnished color. However, it looks like AE removed it and instead replaced it with "5845 Brown". So was dark brown burnished renamed to 5845 Brown?
Asked by: TheLegend27
Yes, the Brown Park Avenue is the burnished dark brown calfskin. Some descriptions have been simplified. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
Date published: 2017-07-19


Hi. My Walnut Park Avenue's cap toe is a lighter shade than the rest of the shoe. How can I get the cap toe to match the rest of the shoe? Using the premium walnut polish doesn't help to match the darker shades of the shoe. Should I use one of the shoe creams? If so, what shade should I use? Thank you for your time.
Asked by: Orlando Shoe Bro
We use a special combination of waxes and dyes to burnish our shoes and polish will not achieve the same effect. Darkening a toe may require a certain level or experience and we do not recommend experimenting unless you know the results. Keep in mind also that leather will naturally acquire a patina overtime with normal wear and care. If you have concerns about the pair of shoes you received, we recommend contacting our customer service team directly for assistance. They can be reached at 877.817.7615.
Date published: 2017-06-27

Is the Park Avenue with Combination Tap Sole available in Midnight Navy?

Asked by: Number Six
Is it not available as a standard option. If you have any questions about special orders or custom fees, please contact our customer assistance center directly at or by calling 1-877-817-7615 and they can determine if your specific request can be accomplished based on current availability of shoe materials and components.
Date published: 2017-06-14

What belt goes with this shoe?

Hello, I was wondering which belt is to be paired with the Park Ave in Black? Thank you.
Asked by: Mike
We recommend the black Wide Basic Dress belt. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
Date published: 2017-05-19

Bourbon Ever coming back?

Perhaps my all time favorite shoe would be the bourbon Park Avenue, but I never got a chance to buy a pair. My friend has some and I am impressed. Will that color ever return?
Asked by: Chris
There are currently no immediate plans to reintroduce the bourbon color. We still have some styles in a few sizes left in stock. Feel free to contact our customer service team directly at 877-817-7615 and they can help check if your specific size is available.
Date published: 2017-05-09

Dark Burnished Brown?

I bought the Park Avenue a few weeks ago in the dark burnished brown, and was planning to buy a second pair (so this could be my daily work shoe) after I breaking in the first pair. However, this color appear to have been replaced with just "brown." Is this still the same color (it has the same SKU, 5845) or should I be searching the clearance section hoping to snag my second pair while I can?
Asked by: amazingant
All colors of the Park Avenue are burnished during the hand finishing process, including the brown style #5845. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
Date published: 2017-04-05

How much extra space lengthwise is normal for this shoe?

I ordered this shoe recently and want to make sure the shoe is not too long. How much space should there be between the big toe and the end of the shoe for this style?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Park Avenue is designed with an elongated toe so you will have more room than most other shoes. However, you should judge whether or not a shoe fits by how the ball of your foot feels across the width of the shoe and not by where your toes end up. 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 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.
Date published: 2017-04-19

width size??

Hi, this is my first time I've looked for a dress shoes. I from Vietnam so I can't go to your store to get fitted directly. I need your help... My foot-print width (on paper) is 11.5cm and the total girth around my foot ball is 28cm. So what width size I should choose?? D, E or EE?? Thank you!!
Asked by: Quybeu
Thank you for your interest. We cannot recommend sizes through this channel and guarantee a proper fit. We suggest visiting a local store that can do a professional fitting on you on a Brannock device. Here are some links about lasts and fit that you may find helpful: Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
Date published: 2017-08-16

What color belt to match navy blue Park Aves?

I am looking to purchase the Park Aves in Midnight Navy. But there isn't a Midnight Navy belt option. What color belts have you paired with the midnight navy shoes?
Asked by: Peter
We recommend a dark navy belt for these styles and we will offer a matching belt soon. In the meantime, we suggest a black dress belt like the Midland Ave. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
Date published: 2016-10-19
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Park Avenue Cap-toe Oxford

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