Strand Shell Cordovan Cap-toe Oxford


Strand Shell Cordovan Cap-toe Oxford



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Strand Shell Cordovan Cap-toe Oxford


  • Lace-up oxford dress shoes
  • Cap-toe balmoral with perforated brogue styling
  • Lined Genuine Shell Cordovan upper made with Genuine Horween® Shell Cordovan
  • Part of the Timeless Classics Collection and Cordovan Collection of premium men's shoes
  • Single Rendenbach leather sole and combination heel - 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

One of the first styles reintroduced in the Timeless Classics Collection, the Strand is a perennial favorite thanks to its classic yet contemporary design. A shoe that effortlessly conveys an air of refined elegance, the Strand is a stand out for its impressive perforations, striking medallion on the cap toe and fully leather-lined upper. Versatile enough to wear with suits or jeans, the strand is a Timeless Classic with an emphasis on timeless.

How It's Made

Made on the favorite 65 Last with elaborate perforations, calfskin leather, brogue styling, and trademark cap-toe medallion, you know a Strand when you see one. With the wide selection of ways to customize it, from leather to sole, there’s a Strand for every man. Throw in the array of colors, from the best-selling Walnut, to the classic Black, and stylish Oxblood, there’s a reason most Strand owners don’t stop at just one pair.

How to Wear It

A Strand man is refined and classic, but is also not afraid to let his personality show through his footwear. Strands are versatile and comfortable enough to be worn with most items in your wardrobe, dressed down with jeans on the weekend, or with a suit for the boardroom meeting on Monday. And speaking of classic pairings, it was made for our Manistee belt with coordinating colors to fully complete your ensemble. Be prepared for complements – lots of them.

Product Care

Allen Edmonds Shoe Care

Cordovan leather requires different care than calfskin due to its different properties. To remove any natural oils or residue in areas where the shoe flexes, and to maintain the leather's quality, simply brush the leather with a horsehair shine brush or wipe with a cotton flannel polishing cloth. Polish occasionally with Allen Edmonds Cordovan Care Cream to protect the leather and maintain its rich color.

This shoe style is manufactured with Genuine Horween® Shell Cordovan. Click here to watch a video about the special care that goes into making Shell Cordovan, and learn about the long relationship between Allen Edmonds and Horween.

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

Strand Shell Cordovan Cap-toe Oxford is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 828.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great business and casual shoe This is my second pair of EA shoes I bought. Like the Fifth Avenue I bought them in NY, but these in Walnut. As the Fifth Avenues, they are perfect to wear, look stunning and are extremely comfortable. I most of the time wear them with blue Jeans and they are my go to shoes when I am not 100% sure if I should go formal or casual.
Date published: 2012-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great look and construction This is my second pair because my dog ate my first Very good looking brown shoe Very firm construction that holds it shape
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the look These shoes fit well though are more narrow than I am used to especially for an E width.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Confused Wear a size 9.5 in Cole Haan, Johnston & Murphy, Nike etc. etc. Ordered a 9.5 for Allen Edmonds and was way to big. Sent order back, been almost a week now and still have not been credited. Thus far very disappointed.
Date published: 2017-12-27
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Ask & Answer

Do gentlemen usually purchase two of the same shoe in different colors?

I currently have the Strand in Oxblood and the Fifth Ave in Walnut. I am thinking about purchasing the Strand in Walnut due to the beautiful character of the shoe. Just wondering if anyone else purchases the same shoe in multiple colors. Thank you.
Asked by: Anonymous
It's not uncommon for people to purchase different colors of the same item they like. Ultimately, it's your own choice and if you prefer the Strand style we don't see why you couldn't get it in more that one color. The Strand is our top selling shoe in the walnut color. We hope this helps. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
Date published: 2017-12-28

An 11.5 D in the Strand pinches tight in the arch. Would an E width solve that problem?

I am comfortable in a 201 last in a standard D width. I have a pair of Neumok 2.0 that feel comfy. The 65 feels too tight in the arch. I like the Strand and wonder if going to an E width might solve the tightness issue?
Asked by: Bill
You can expect an increase of approx. 3/16" in volume between the D and the E widths. It is difficult to recommend a size through this channel and guarantee a proper fit because each style can fit differently based on the contours of your feet. Ultimately, it's best to try them on and judge the fit based on how comfortable you feel in the shoes. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
Date published: 2017-12-18

Bourbon shoes burnished?

Are the bourbon shoes made that way via burnishing? If so, what would be a good conditioner to use and not lose any color?
Asked by: DCDenizen
We recommend using the Bourbon Premium Shoe Polish for the Bourbon styles. It's a combination of Shoe Cream and Wax that will both condition, add shine, and help retain color. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
Date published: 2017-12-14

Color Difference

What is the difference between Oxblood and Chili as far as color and tone are concerned?
Asked by: greywolfe
Oxblood is dark cherry color in the burgundy family and it's considered to have a cool undertone, while the Dark Chili has reddish tones and considered to be a warm brown color. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
Date published: 2017-11-28

Strand cordovans in Natural Color - how to buy??

I really love the strand cordovan shoe in natural color.. you show pictures from people posting them here in that color, how can I order them? Please get back to me, thanks!
Asked by: Anonymous
The Shell Cordovan style shared by one of our customers was a limited edition, limited time offer. Unfortunately, this promotion ended and it's currently not available. We recommend signing up for our emails or following us on social media channels to be notified about future product news, sales, or promotions. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
Date published: 2017-08-10

What is the lace colour supplied with walnut strand

I want to know the lace and colour to purchase as a replacement pair to walnut strand.
Asked by: Dutta
The walnut Strand includes a pair of 30" brown dawhyde laces. The basic glazed laces can also be used they are slightly thicker. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
Date published: 2017-11-08

Do you recommend taking insoles out of this shoe to put custom ones in?

Hi, When I put soft custom insoles that I like inside of this shoe, my heel becomes too high and it gets pushed out and it keeps coming out as I walk in the shoe. I really like soft, sneaker like insoles with thick padding, so I am thikning about purchasing EEE widh in this shoe for maximum toe comfort and then I was thinking about taking insoles that come inside of this shoe out of this shoe by professional (current insoles that come with the shoe seems to be tightly glued to the bottom of this shoe so I will have shoemaker do it) and this should open some space for thicker insoles to be put it and my heel will not come out as much when I walk. Does this plan sound good to you or this is not a good idea and you do not recommend it and why don't you recommend it?
Asked by: Vlad
Your plan will not work. Sorry but the insole is attached to a strip of material called gemming. The leather welt is then sewn to the gemming. There is a cork filler that is added to the space left by this process. The outsole is then stitched to the welt. You may want to visit an AE store and inquire about styles that have a poron cushioned insole. This cushion is added to the shoe before the shoe is lasted thus preserving the fit that was intended.
Answered by: Shoe nut
Date published: 2017-11-27

What is the standard color of the welt/edge on the walnut strand

Asked by: Anonymous
Answered by: Roger
Date published: 2017-08-13

Is it still possible to get the chili version of the strand anywhere? Nordstrom doesn't sell them anymore.

Asked by: Some chili please
The Strand in Dark Chili continues to be a Nordstrom exclusive style. We recommend visiting or contacting your local Nordstrom location for assistance with an order. If you have further questions, please call the customer service team directly at 877-817-7615.
Date published: 2017-11-08

Is this made on the same last as the Park Avenue?

Hoping that my size in the PA can be the same in the Strand.
Asked by: Jack
Yes. Both shoes are made on the 65 last.
Answered by: Roger
Date published: 2017-08-13
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