Handcrafted in the USA, with fine imported materials

Lake Forest Penny Loafer

$395.00 $235.00


Item# SF1030

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  • Slip-on dress penny loafer
  • Dress it up or down, perfect any way you style it
  • Relaxed Fit, slightly roomy feel


  • 360º Bench Welt construction for durability and stability
  • CustomCork™ insole naturally molds for a custom fit
  • Single oak leather sole
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI of fine imported materials
  • Built on the welted 2042 Last
  • Premium 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.

    Relaxed 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
    Lake Forest Penny Loafer is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 59.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent is the word. Albeit the scarcity of funds when you need it, I can easily make Allen Edmonds the only shoe maker I would invite to my party. Allen's shoes are simply the best in both comfort and quality. Thanks Allen.
    Date published: 2019-08-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from The best looking shoe I will never wear Love the looks of the shoe, but its sheer misery to wear. I have been wearing the shoe 1-2 days per week (for the last few months) with the hope that it will finally break in and be comfortable....except it still feels like someone hollowed out tree trunks for me to wear. Insanely stiff...and again I only wear 1-2 days per week because its all my feet can tolerate. I own 5 other pairs of AE, and none had a break in period like this. This pair will likely be locked in a closet, never to be seen again. The difference in comfort and quality of my prior purchased shoes, and this current loafer is astounding.
    Date published: 2019-06-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Shoe - runs wider than normal E width Great Shoe - runs wider than normal E width though. I own at least 8 other pairs of size 13 E Allen Edmond Shoes and these seem to be the widest. If I ordered again, I'd get the normal 13 D size
    Date published: 2019-05-09
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from I really wanted to love this shoe In the last year I've purchased 6 pairs of Allen Edmonds shoes. I really really wanted to love this loafer. But after wearing it for several business trips, I could not anymore, my feet was just pinching and super uncomfortable. I took it in to my local AE and they stretched it out. Put it on, and 2 hours later, more pinching. The sad part about this is that I went into my local AE store to get fitted for this. The salesperson recommended I size down from my usual since it is a loafer, and assured me that everything would loosen up. The quality of this shoe, and the knowledge of the sales staff, was extremely disappointing. This has me really questioning whether or not I will purchase any more AE shoes.
    Date published: 2019-04-04
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    Proper treatment

    How should I treat these shoes before wearing them? Waterproofer? Leather lotion? Anything in particular? Also, what type of leather are these made from? Thank you.
    Asked by: Kris
    Allen Edmonds shoes are ready to wear out of the box, however some customer like to shine them before wearing them the first time. This is not entirely necessary as it really is just personal preference. If you wish to care for the shoes before wearing them, you can apply Leather Lotion and follow with Speed Polish to add shine. The Lake Forest is made using calfskin. Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-03-06

    I just received this shoe for Christmas...I want to know other peoples experience with the fit.

    I own two other pairs of Allen Edmonds. The Clifton and Strand, both in 10.5 D. They fit like a glove out of the box but these Lake Forest loafers in the same size are quite a bit more roomy and slip on the heel.
    Asked by: Jeff
    Shoe runs large in width and length....and narrow in comfort. I recommend a different pair of shoes
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-06-22


    Can this shoe have a dainite or v tread sole added during recrafting?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Thank you for reaching out to us. A dainite or v treat sole can be put on the Lake Forest loafer during Recrafting. If you have any further questions feel free to reach out to us at 1-877-817-7615.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    Belt that pairs well - and available in dark brown?

    Asked by: djb
    We recommend the Wide Basic, Cambridge, or Midland belts. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-04-11

    Size Down?

    Is it recommended to size down a half size in these loafers? I'm a 10 and measure right between C and D on a brannock. Typically wear a 10 D on other Allen Edmonds.
    Asked by: njtim
    No, length is standard. I wear 10.5, but the width can be a little problematic. D tight and E a bit loose. Wear thin sock with D, thick with E. They do accept returns if necessary.
    Answered by: Grandog7
    Date published: 2018-11-07


    I have over 20 pairs of AE and typically 10D regardless of lasts fits me well. Also, I wear 9.5D in Alden Barrie. The width of my feet is between a D and E, kind of like a D+/E-. I also have flat feet. On Nordstrom's site, they say Lake Forest runs large and recommend going down a size. Unfortunately, there's no AE stores near me to try them on. What size should I get in Lake Forest? TIA.
    Asked by: KC
    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. Typically, we recommend trying the same size you usually wear and judge the fit based on how comfortable you feel in the shoes.   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. If that's not possible, 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. http://www.allenedmonds.com/discover/shoes-101/lasts.html
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-01-11

    How should I treat this shoe before I begin wearing it (i.e., waterproofing, etc.)?

    Asked by: Kris
    Thank you for your question. The shoes are ready to wear out of the box. We do not have a recommended waterproofing agent for our shoes as waterproofers can damage the calfskin leather and finishes we use.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2017-09-05

    I just bought a polishing kit for my lake forest, how do I use each item that came with it?

    The polishing kit came with leather lotion, conditional cleaner, and premium shoe polish.
    Asked by: DC
    Brush your shoe off with a horsehair cleaning brush. This removes gross dust. If you are really dirty a damp cotton cloth may be needed. Use a small amount of cleaner/conditioner and rub into shoe with circular motions. Once you get the shoe covered, wipe off with clean cotton cloth. Leather lotion can then be applied, you do not need a lot just enough to cover the shoe. Let dry and penetrate. At least 20 minutes but I let it go at least a few hours. Apply polish in circular motions and let dry at least 10 minutes. Use a horsehair brush, this is the one that you use on similar colors for shinning and not cleaning. And brush to a desired shine. Use a clean cloth to do a final wipe down. Depending on wear this might be a monthly ritual or weekly depends on how much you wear. But once you get a base shine brushing and wiping will go a long way.
    Answered by: shoe nut
    Date published: 2017-07-18

    How's the sizing?

    How's the sizing on this loafer compared to the Ascher? What's the difference between the lasts on the Ascher and Lake Forest?
    Asked by: JR
    I own both. The Lake Forest foot box is slightly wider than on the Ascher. For me, at least, it is a better fit.
    Answered by: AmericanDW
    Date published: 2017-05-06

    What is the difference in the Randolph Penny Loafer and the Lake Forest? Which shoe has the slimmer or more narrow look in the toe box?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Lake forest is a more fashion forward last and looks more narrow in the front area. The Randolph, "my personal favorite penny", is wider up front but has a last that allows lower vamp designs. If you choose Randolph you will definitely show more sock.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2017-07-18
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