A Passion for Craftsmanship

We have been perfecting the art of handcrafting shoes since the first pair came out of our Port Washington factory in 1922.

It’s taught us the steps it takes to combine new technology with hard-earned know-how to create shoes that perform as beautifully as they look. We never take shortcuts. We do it the hard way. Each shoe is custom built using the best leathers, the best practices by some of the world’s best shoemakers– because we believe that’s how real shoes should be made. The results are exceptional testaments to classic styles, fresh new designs and innovative lasting comfort.

Our shoes stand the test of time.

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Honing Our Craft
for over 90 Years

Our story began where it is now, in Port Washington, WI. Staying true to our American roots has allowed us to focus on what really matters: making amazing handcrafted shoes worn and celebrated around the globe.

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Hand Selected Leathers

Our expert craftsman work with the world’s best tanneries to hand select only the finest leathers. From supple calfskins, to rich suedes and coveted Cordovan, all of our beautiful European leathers are hand finished in our factories to create exceptional shoes that you will wear for years to come.

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It Begins with the Last

Crafting the perfect shoe starts with the last. Lasts are foot-shaped forms that our craftsman use as the foundation for shaping our custom fit shoes. We have developed an impressive range of lasts that mimic the anatomical shape of varied foot profiles. By selecting shoes crafted on the last that most resembles the unique contours and characteristics of your feet, you will experience the custom fit and lasting comfort that is Allen Edmonds.

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It Comes Together with the Welt

We handcraft our shoes on the incomparable 360 Goodyear welt - creating the most durable, comfortable and long lasting shoes. After the shoe is shaped on the last, the welt, a thin strip of leather, is stitched to it, creating a cavity that is then filled with innovative materials for ultimate Allen Edmonds experience. Our welted constructions also allow you to extend the life of your favorite shoes through our exclusive recrafting service.

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Finish it with the Sole

The sole, the bottom of the shoe, can change the look, the feel and the performance of your shoes. We make a variety of soles crafted from leather, rubber or a combination of the two. Whether you are looking for a refined dress shoe, a casual all-day shoe or a weatherproof shoe our specially designed soles are created for specific style aesthetics and levels of performance.

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