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Randolph Penny Loafer

$395.00 $235.00

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Item# SF4809

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Style

  • Slip-on dress loafer
  • Moc-toe penny loafer
  • Dress it up or down, perfect any way you style it
  • Classic Fit, fits true to size

Performance

  • 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 79 Last
  • Lined 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.
    Fit

    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
    Reviews
    Ask & Answer
    Randolph Penny Loafer is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 274.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The last man standing Well, now that AE has finally decided to discontinue the Patriot and Grayson leaving only the Randolph, I thought it made sense to finally do this review. I'm going to focus primarily on the fit, as I've definitely struggled with this one for a long long time. In case you haven't realized by now, the Randolph in cordovan is pretty drop-dead gorgeous. The full strap sometimes causes people to believe these are more of a formal style but I can assure you, they can pair up with just about anything you can imagine. Dressed up, dressed down, whatever you have in mind, the Randolph will work. Now back to fit. I brannock at about 7.5C with a moderately high instep on my left foot, a very high instep on my right foot. I have tried the cordovan Randolph in a 6.5D, 6.5E, 7D and even a 7.5D. On top of this, I tried the standard Randolph in a 7D, and finally I tried the BB version in a 7D (with the poron, which the cordovan version doesn't include). I tried these shoes on at different points over the years, at different times of the day (meaning sometimes after a full day of walking / late in the evening, sometimes early in the morning before my feet had a chance to swell). I loved the style enough that I tried and tried and really wanted these to work, but they just don't. The 79-last in general (and way more true for the Randolph even with its extra long vamp area than the Cody) for my foot is like trying to fit a round peg into a square hole. The length of the Randolph absolutely resembles a normal welted style like a Park Ave, etc. Nothing out of the ordinary there. But that's where things end. The Randolph's heelcup feels wide to me. If you are familiar with the 97 or 511-lasted heelcup, the Randolph's heelcup isn't quite THAT wide, but it's closer to that than to the Park's. For a loafer, that's pretty significant. In addition, the "waist" of the shoes just run wider than a Park Ave. Enough that if you took a D width on the Park, you might even need a C-width on the Randolph. Finally, the toebox is sort of on par with the Park but also maybe a touch more full. And I saved the "best" for last. The Randolph (and 79-last in general) has the most flat, lowest cone fit of anything and everything I have ever tried from AE. AE's handsewn styles, particularly the 555 & 722 lasts are pretty flat, but this is "it." If you have a high instep such as myself, the vamps of these will dig into the tops of your feet causing pain like you've never felt before. Going from a brannock C-width to a Randolph E-width (6.5E) was disaster; I was practically walking out of the shoes due to the heelcup. 7D just felt too wide while at the same time not helping to offset that low vamp. While I could actually pry the 6.5D onto my feet, it was pretty painful; *maybe* with tons of stretching they might have become passable but for something as expensive as shell I wasn't willing to take that chance. 7D with the poron pushed my feet too close to that low vamp and were a no-go. I tried to compare this to the Park as most people will be familiar with that style but I think it makes the most sense to compare against the Grayson and Patriot, the others in the collection. The Patriot is a radically different fit. The toebox on the Patriot is much more full and the heelcup is much more narrow. What the Patriot does have in common with the Randolph is the low cone height / low vamp, although nowhere near as low as the Randolph. The Patriot also runs shorter in length; not a full size and not even a half size, maybe a quarter size. Something that skews the fit and should be taken into account. Very very oddly enough, the combination of my C-width with the almost tremendously full toebox allows me to get past the low vamp on the Patriot; I own two pairs of these in the cordovan (burgundy and black). The Patriot is NOT what I would recommend for a high-instep person, but for a moderate instep person with a narrower width and a narrow-ish heel, it may be the best option out there. The Grayson is also quite different, maybe not as much as the Patriot but different nonetheless. The Grayson's heelcup ranges from "massive" to just "very full". The heelcup on the Grayson is fuller than on the Randolph, how much I think may be variable. The toebox on the Grayson is the most tapered, narrower than the Randolph's, MUCH narrower than the Patriot's. Finally the width is really just "standard," not narrow, but not really wide either. Length is right on par with the Randolph. While again the Grayson's vamp is fairly flat (not as flat as the Randolph, also maybe less flat than even the Patriot), the tapered toebox coupled with my narrower width allows me to make these work also; I own the Grayson in the burgundy shell. For the majority of people out there, with standard-ish widths, normal-to-low instep, "normal" heels, etc. I think the Randolph will work absolutely fine. Apples to apples comparison I have to say that the Randolph feels about a width wider than a Park Ave; probably not enough to drop widths, but it might be possible. The defining characteristic of the Randolph (for me at least) is that extremely low vamp. No matter what I tried (length and width changes) I could not get this to work in any configuration. Just as a Hypothetical situation, if a person comfortably wore an 8E in the Park Ave, I would recommend starting with either an 8D or 8E on the Randolph, likely an 8.5D on the Patriot, and either an 8E or 8.5D on the Grayson. I want to point out (at least to me) that the Grayson (and the 97-last) seems to be built "for the masses" meaning you will probably get a size that works after some trial and error; even with the big heelcup the tapering at the toebox will "hold you in." The Randolph and Patriot are more like "counterparts" or whatever the term may be; the better you fit into one, the worse you'll probably fit into the other, that's my guess. As a final sidebar, I did get a Cody in a 6.5D (the only other remaining style on the 79 now that the Cornelius and Bridgeton are gone). The killer low vamp is there, but the shortness of the vamp compared to the Randolph allows me to "get by" on this one. With my absolute thinnest pairs of socks, I can successfully wear the Cody for about half a day....then the pain begins lol. Good luck. Hope the Randolph works out better for you than me. It's one of the best styles AE has to offer. AE - please....please add the Lake Forest to the lineup :)
    Date published: 2019-09-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great slip ons The first time I wore the shoes they rubbed my heel a bit but after breaking them in they are wonderful.
    Date published: 2019-08-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Allen Edmonds still the best in market This purchase was my third for this style shoe, I must say that it's still a great shoe, even though AE has cut corners on materials used in construction. Shoe liner doesn't seem to be the same quality of my other two pairs, and soles are also different. AE needs to remember great quality is what people expect at the top end of pricing.
    Date published: 2019-06-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely Pleased These loafers are absolutely my favorite pair of shoes. Great color, quality and perfect fit. I have a narrow foot, difficult to fit. 9 1/2 B. Allen Edmonds will be my go to brand for shoes going forward.
    Date published: 2019-06-15
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    Custom orthotics

    I require the use of custom orthotics to compensate for one leg being about 1/4" shorter than the other and a fallen arch, with which, the cork insoles aren't compatible. I'm currently searching for alternatives to taking my new shoes to the cobbler to have them altered. Is there another option offered by you that I may not be aware of?
    Asked by: Lucas
    We would recommend taking your orthotics to your local store. They may be able to offer alternative options.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2019-09-11

    Can this be made extra narrow

    Asked by: neal
    Hello, Thank you for your inquiry! We regret to inform you that we are unable to make the Randolph loafers in a extra narrow width. We apologize for any disappointment this may cause! -AE Consumer Care Dept.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-09-09

    Discontinuations

    I heard that AE was discontinuing both the Grayson and Patriot in the shell cordovan collection. That literally leaves just the Randolph as the only loafer. The 79-last is literally the worst last I've ever encountered for a high instep such as mine. Is there any chance at all the Lake Forest will join the cordovan collection to take the place of the Patriot?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Hello, At this time, we do not have plans to make the Lake Forest loafers in cordovan. -AE Consumer Care Dept.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-09-09

    Is D width considered a medium width?

    Asked by: Lou
    Yes, D width is considered Medium. Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-02-19

    Can I send Randolph for recrafting and ask for a softer sole, like a rubber sole.

    My feet ache after wearing. I need more cushion on the sole. I wonder if there a different option when recrafting. Is there a rubber sole option?
    Asked by: Rglmiro5
    The Randolph style is eligible for our Recrafting service and sole conversion! Please visit our Recrafitng page for information on the different sole options available: https://www.allenedmonds.com/discover/our-story/recrafting.html Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-10-16

    Difference between Randolph & Patriot other than look

    What other differences are there between the Randolph Cordovan Loafer & the Patriot Cordovan Loafer especially concerning how they fit. I am a 9D on Allen Edmonds Jefferson 2.0 shoes.
    Asked by: Humboldt10
    The Patriot and the Randolph are both considered to have a 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. Typically, we recommend trying the same size you usually wear and judging the fit based on how comfortable you feel in the shoes. If possible, we’d love to have you visit an Allen Edmonds retail store or one of our retail partners for a professional fitting. Our associates are trained to help you find the right fit for the various styles we offer. Also, keep in mind that products purchased on AllenEdmonds.com may be returned within 90 days, as long as the item is unworn and accompanied by the packing slip (we advise trying the shoes on a carpeted surface to keep them in returnable condition).
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-02-17

    What is this marking?

    I found a stamp that looks like D3 (or 03) inside my Randolph. What is it? I could not attach a photo. If you need to see the stamp to answer the question, please let me know how to send. Thank you.
    Asked by: JustPruitt
    If it's not the size and width of the shoes, then it's most likely a manufacturing code. Feel free to message our customer service team directly via the 'Contact Us' page if you require further assistance. https://www.allenedmonds.com/customer-service/help.html
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-06-06

    Can you Buy this shoe in alligator or crocidile?

    New or Used?
    Asked by: Marky Mark
    The Randolph is not available in alligator or crocodile leather. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-05-21

    With laced shoes I buy a 9.5 D, should I buy a half size smaller with loafers?

    Asked by: JD
    I wear a 11.5A/B laced shoe - I returned the 11.5B in exchange for a 11B as it was too large & loose-fitting. This works. JBW- TX. 5/‘19
    Answered by: JBW
    Date published: 2019-05-06

    Normal Loafer Sizing?

    I bought these Randolph Loafers in a size 8.5 EEE (all my most recent shoe purchases have been 8.5 W). I've never owned a pair of loafers before but they are loose in the heel. Do you usually buy loafers a little smaller or is slippage in the heel normal because there is no lacing system?
    Asked by: Thomas
    As the previous comment points out, it's normal for all shoes to have a bit of slippage at the heel. However, a loafer should fit snugly and comfortably and it shouldn't be too tight. If your foot is slipping out of the loafers as you walk, that's an indication that the loafer is not the proper size. Typically, socks can provide some degree of traction, and heel grips can also help. We highly recommend trying a different size or width if you feel that the fit is not comfortable. If at all possible, we suggest visiting an Allen Edmonds retail store or retail partner that can better advise you on the fit of this style. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2017-11-03
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