Handcrafted in the USA, with fine imported materials

Grayson Shell Cordovan Dress Loafer


Item# SF8287


  • Select Color 3995 Black

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  • Slip-on loafer dress shoe
  • Cordovan Collection
  • 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
  • CustomCork™ insole forms a custom fit
  • Combination heel
  • Single Rendenbach leather sole
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI of fine imported materials
  • Built on the welted 97 Last
  • Genuine Shell Cordovan leather by Horween®
  • Recraftable
  • Care

    Care Instructions

    Cordovan leather requires different care than calfskin due to its unique properties. Brush and wipe regularly and apply cream occasionally to protect the leather and maintain its rich color.

    Regular Maintenance:

    Regularly, brush the leather with our Horsehair Shine Brush or wipe with our Cotton Flannel Polishing Cloth.

    To Protect and Restore Color, Follow These Steps:

    STEP 1: Wipe your shoe down with a damp cloth and allow to dry.

    STEP 2: Using your Horsehair Dauber, apply a small amount of Cordovan cream in a circular motion.

    STEP 3: While the cream is still slightly wet, take our Horsehair Shine Brush and brush back and forth, heating the cream and leather. This allows the natural oils to move to the surface to bring out the leather's natural shine.

    STEP 4: Next, use the soft side of our Cotton Flannel Polishing Cloth to buff the shoe until the surface is no longer tacky. Often, some excess cream will transfer onto the cloth, which is normal.

    STEP 5: Take our Heel Dressing applicator and press against the edge of the heel and sole.

    Looking for replacement laces? Find the right laces for your Allen Edmonds shoes and boots here: Shoelace Fit Chart


    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


    We believe making a great pair of shoes or boots is a long-term commitment. That’s why we construct our styles with handcrafted bench welts, ensuring our experts can rebuild your footwear and you can count on years of exceptional wear.

    Our recrafting service saves over 70,000 pairs of shoes from landfills each year.

    From refinishing the uppers to replacing the soles, we offer a full range of packages for extending the lifespan of our timeless designs.

    Ask & Answer
    Grayson Shell Cordovan Dress Loafer is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 399.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shell Cordovan Grayson in burgundy - worth every dollar the Shell Cordovan Grayson shoe is my favorite shoe of Allen Edmonds (Cambridge is my close second). This shoe is very versatile as you can dress it up to wear with a suit, or dress it down to wear with linen shorts. I get the regular "outstanding shoes" from random people walking around while going to dinner. I am 6'6'' 270 lbs built like a football player, so the EEE sizing really makes a huge difference in relation to comfort. This is something to take in consideration as I recently bought a pair or custom made Carmina's in EEE, which put me back $1,200. Allen Edmonds gives you great value.
    Date published: 2021-05-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chili color- Nice looking quality shoe I purchased them off the website with no discounts or sale. I have a pair of Park Avenue in this same size but this shoe's fit was a little big, maybe because it is a slip-on. It appears to be crafted well and there were no problems with the shoe. As for the insole, it does not appear to have enough arch support for me. The new policy of only providing 1 over sized shoe bag for both shoes is not adequate to protect the shoes from scarring each other. I will and have recommended this company.
    Date published: 2020-10-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Catching up on review This was my first pair of AE, now 7 pairs and counting. They have been worn but looking great. The leather is still soft pliable and flawless, try that on a off the rack retail shoe. I use black Saphir on them with shoe trees. I don't wear them as much due to not dressing up, current situation in mind. They are not, to me, a casual jeans shoe. But what a great addition when needed.
    Date published: 2020-08-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Last a Lifetime!! Purchased mine while in college. Year 1970 price $ 250.00 app. Have in closet today, forgot # of resoles, look as great as the day I purchased. Understated elegance never goes out of style!
    Date published: 2020-01-30
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    What color do i use on these shoes and should i put water repellant on them before i use them?

    Asked by: Jim
    Hi there, Jim! Thank you for your interest in the Grayson loafer! Depending on which style you select--black, chili or walnut--you would want to use the corresponding polish. We offer both Cream Polish and Speed Polish in the stated colors. The use of Water Protector is optional, but this product can be used on leather styles as well. Please keep in mind that it is best to use Allen Edmonds branded products (polish, water protector) with our footwear.
    Answered by: Consumer Care
    Date published: 2021-05-22


    Are the greyson shell cordovan shoes made with stacked leather heels or are they made from cardboard?
    Asked by: Sir Walter
    These are made with a JR goodyear welt.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-11-28

    What is the heel block made of?

    Is it real stacked vegetable tanned leather or is it particle board?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The heel base is stacked leather. If you have other questions, feel free to contact us again.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2020-11-20


    I'd be interested in these shoes but when I click my size it says there's still a 9 week wait they aren't in stock?
    Asked by: Randall
    Horween's Shell Cordovan is such an exceptional and rare material that these styles are manufactured in very limited quantities. Unfortunately, it takes 8-9 weeks to make a pair of cordovan shoes.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-10-19

    Can I return the shoes for another size if the size is wrong?

    Asked by: Barrett
    Yes! Products purchased at AllenEdmonds.com or at Allen Edmonds stores may be returned within 90 days of purchase as long as the item is unused, not customized, and accompanied by the packing slip.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-10-14

    How will this fit compared to non- cordovan Grayson?

    I have been wearing Grayson's for well over 20 years. I have 5 pair in rotation now. I have a true EEE foot with a high instep and no ankles ( cankles, I believe they are called). My last pair was purchased about two or three years ago, and the left shoe seriously chafed my ankle at the back, although I purchased the same size I have been wearing all this time. I ultimately had to have the shoe stretched to make it wearable. I don't want to have the same issue with a $600 pair of shoes. Will the sizing be affected by cordovan? I am on the edge over this. I do love my Grayson's.
    Asked by: Tom in New Hampshah
    All Grayson styles are true-to-size as they are designed based on the sizing standards of the Brannock Device. With that said, the materials used may affect the way a shoe feels, but that depends a lot on your personal preferences or sensitivity. We suggest trying the shoes on carpet before wearing them to ensure a proper and comfortable fit. Trying shoes on carpet will keep them in returnable condition. To learn more about our Returns Policy, please follow this link: https://www.allenedmonds.com/customer-service/shipping-returns.html Thank you for contacting us!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2020-05-04

    What is a 'Combination Tap Sole' versus a Regular AE Sole?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Combination Tap-Soles are a combination of leather and rubber. They have a classic dress profile, but with a flexible rubber forepart and rubber heel that provide enhanced traction. To learn more about our soles, please follow this link: https://www.allenedmonds.com/our-soles.html Thank you for your question!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2020-04-23

    Why only EEE width available in size 8 shell cordovan Grayson ?

    Website reloaded so many times today as I was attempting to order a new pair of park ave so had to phone in order. Had decided to purchase a pair of Grayson shell cordovans as I have 2 pair in calf, Black and Tan. Was shocked that only width showing available was EEE, really ? Unbelievable that would be a popular width. Checked back thru my old catalogues to find cordovans used to be available in black and burgundy and in widths for the Grayson. Have approx 8 pair of AEs, tassel loafers, calf oxfords, older pair of wovens and drivers. Seems like selections are more limited now, hope the current owners know what they are doing. Guess I'm forced to find my shell cordovan tassel loafers elsewhere, but I certainly attempted to purchase them from AE...sorry. Hope website gets attended to soon.
    Asked by: Sole man
    Hello, Thank you for your inquiry! We regret to inform you that the Cordovan Grayson loafers in burgundy are a closeout style. Unfortunately, we have limited sizes available and we will not be receiving any new inventory. -AE Consumer Care Dept.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-11-18

    From what material is the heel constructed?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Answered by: Jan24
    Date published: 2019-11-01

    Dies the Grayson Cordovan dress loafer co e in black?

    Are you continuing cordovan leather shoes?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    We do not currently carry the Cordovan Grayson in the color black.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2019-09-30
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