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Factory 2nd - Hopkinson Cap-Toe Oxfords


Item# SF7685S
$530.00 $229.97



  • Select Color 7685S Black Calf

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  • Lace-up oxford dress shoe
  • Cap-toe balmoral
  • Dress it up or down, perfect any way you style it
  • Classic Fit, fits true to size


  • 360º Bench Welt construction for durability and stability
  • Leather insole
  • CustomCork™ insole forms a custom fit
  • Two-tone leather sole and combination heel
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI of fine imported materials
  • Built on the welted 201 Last
  • Lambskin lined, calfskin leather upper
  • Recraftable
  • Care

    Care Instructions

    STEP 1: Using a damp cloth or sponge, lather our Saddle Soap and apply onto leather to clean and restore its natural oils.

    STEP 2: Moisturize the shoes with our Cream Polish to make them supple and soft, following instructions on the product.

    STEP 3: Condition the shoes with our Speed Polish, protecting them from dirt, rain and snow.

    STEP 4: Take our Heel dressing applicator and apply to the edge of the heel and sole.

    STEP 5: Apply our Leather Lotion as needed for added protection and polish in between cleanings. Use our Horsehair Shine Brush to buff shoes to a desired shine.

    *For camo printed leather, simply rub our Leather Lotion onto print with our Cotton Flannel Polishing Cloth as needed and wipe smudges or dirt away with a damp cloth.

    Classic Fit

    Most people consider a “classic” fit to be a “standard” fit. This fit more closely aligns with the natural shape of your feet.

    U.S. E.U. U.K.
    5 38 4
    5.5 38.5 4.5
    6 39 5.5
    6.5 39.5 6
    7 40 6.5
    7.5 41 7
    8 41.5 7.5
    8.5 42 8
    9 43 8.5
    9.5 43.5 9
    10 44 9.5
    10.5 44.5 10
    11 45 10.5
    11.5 45.5 11
    12 46 11.5
    12.5 47 12
    13 48 12.5
    14 49 13
    15 50 14
    16 50.5 15

    For help getting the perfect fit, we recommend you visit a retail store to get your feet fitted. If you do not have the option to visit one of our stores, you may contact customer service to help you choose the right size.

    Width Available Sizes
    AAAA 8.5-16 Narrow
    AAA 10-12, 13, 14
    AA 10-12, 13, 14
    A 9-12, 13, 14
    B 8-12, 13, 14, 15
    C 8-12, 13, 14, 15
    D 6-13, 14, 15, 16 Medium
    E 6-12, 13, 14
    EE 6-12, 13
    EEE 7-12, 13, 14 Wide
    Ask & Answer
    Factory 2nd - Hopkinson Cap-Toe Oxfords is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from ? Can’t figure out yet what made them factory seconds. I currently own 5 other pairs of AE shoes some were seconds and even then what made them seconds was extremely unnoticeable. But this pair was an extraordinary deal for a pair of exceptional shoes...keep me on your e-mail list!
    Date published: 2019-11-29
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Poor Quality I love Allen Edmond's Shoes, currently I own 9 pairs and I have been wearing AE shoes for over about 25 years. Overall these have been great shoes to own and wear. I purchased a pair of the Hopkinson"s last year but found them to be disappointing. Based on the reviews I guess I had higher expectation, but then again these were Factory Seconds (so I guess these flaws were expected). I noticed on the left foot the heel isn't straight (a bit twisted) and on the right foot the tongue keeps falling into the shoe (doesn't stay up). I believe if these weren't factory seconds I would have been better satisfied (but I guess that's what you pay for). I am now hesitant to make factory seconds purchases because I don't know what I'll be getting. I have not written AE off since I purchased a pair of MacAllister recently from AE and so so good.
    Date published: 2018-03-25
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sending Back I love(d) AE shoes. I’ve bought about 6-8 pairs in the last couple months. I decided to try a pair of seconds because I really liked the Hopkinson style but not the Hopkinson price. I had read that many people had good luck with seconds, so I pulled the trigger on a pair. They came in, and was super excited to try them on. These shoes are very comfortable. The only problem was the quality. I was expecting a few slight flaws, but the shoes that were sent to me were terrible. The grains were so off on the cap toes that the left and right looked like they came from two different pairs of shoes. There were also very creased in awkward places; almost looked like they resoled an old pair of shoes. The stitching had several issues as well. I’ve seen better looking shoes for much less than the $300 I spent on these. Needless to say, I was very disappointed and they’re going back for a refund. I’ve had some flaws in AE before but nothing like the pair they sent me this time. I expected at least a certain quality considering it’s a part of their most prestigious collection, even if it’s a second. I’m hesitant to buy another pair from AE now. What a waste of my time waiting for these to come in to only have to ship them back.
    Date published: 2017-12-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality I purchased Factory 2nd, but I found only three points of slightly damaged points. After having used twice, I can't distinguish these points from other folds I made newly. Texture and fitting are so good. I am completely satisfied.
    Date published: 2017-08-03
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    I wear an 8D in the Park Ave. can I wear the same in the Hopkinson?

    Asked by: PK
    Thank you for your inquiry. The Park Avenue and the Hopkinson are not built on the same last. We would recommend visiting your local Allen Edmonds store to be professionally fit.
    Answered by: Julie S
    Date published: 2019-07-20

    Removable Insole?

    Can the insole be removed to replace with custom insoles?
    Asked by: Allen
    The Hopkinson is not designed with a removable insole. If a style features a removable insole, this will be noted in the description of the shoes. We suggest the LAX, MSP, or Ashton styles. Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-02-26

    Which AE Polish should be used with the Hopkinson Merlot?

    Asked by: Blueeyesjones
    We recommend Merlot Premium Shoe Polish #579. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-03-29

    Just curious: is the Hopkinson actually a Park Avenue with a ducktail heel?

    Asked by: Garpue
    Thank you for contacting us. The Hopkinson, is a cap toe in our Independence Collection. The shoe is made from a French Calfskin which is softer than our traditional calfskin leather. The Hopkinson will also have a more durable two tone leather sole.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-03-10
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