Soles

Leather, rubber, a combination of the two, at Allen Edmonds we offer dozens of different soles for our shoes. From dress to casual and for all types of weather, each sole we make is designed for a specific purpose. Understanding the different types of soles is the key to getting a shoe that fits your needs and lifestyle.

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Leather Soles

A fine leather sole adds a touch of elegance to any shoe and also gives it a level of natural breathability.

single leather sole for men's dress shoe

Single Leather

Classic, business and dress sole that adds elegance to any shoe. The leather also gives the shoe a level of breathability.

double leather sole for men's dress shoe

Double Leather

This dress sole with vintage look is hand distressed, highly waxed, and firm with a rubber heel for added grip. (Not recommended for slip-on models.)

butyl leather sole for men's dress shoe

Butyl Leather

Oil infused for enhanced flexibility and added protection, making it suitable for wear in damp conditions.

othello rubber sole

Independence

Dress leather sole with hand stained, two-tone finish, and a dovetail combination heel for added traction.

black dainite rubber sole for men's dress shoe

Rendenbach

German made legendary sole since 1871. High end, breathable, flexible and water resistant. Used for Cordovan shoes only.

Rubber Soles

FOR ADDED TRACTION AND LONG-LASTING DURABILITY IN ALL TYPES OF WEATHER, A RUBBER SOLE IS THE BEST OPTION.

black dainite rubber sole for men's dress shoe

Black Dainite Rubber

A stylish sole that is world renowned for providing all-day comfort and great grip in all types of weather. (Not available for handsewn & Italian Loafers.)

blue dainite rubber sole

Blue Dainite Rubber

A stylish sole that is world renowned for providing all-day comfort and great grip in all types of weather. (Not available for handsewn & Italian Loafers.)

red dainite rubber sole

Red Dainite Rubber

A stylish sole that is world renowned for providing all-day comfort and great grip in all types of weather. (Not available for handsewn & Italian Loafers.)

double leather sole for men's dress shoe

Extra Lightweight

This dress sole with vintage look is hand distressed, highly waxed, and firm with a rubber heel for added grip. (Not recommended for slip-on models.)

butyl leather sole for men's dress shoe

Vibram

Oil infused for enhanced flexibility and added protection, making it suitable for wear in damp conditions.

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V-Tread

Classic dress profile with a flexible rubber forepart and rubber heel that provide enhanced traction for all weather wearing occasions. (Not available for handsewn & Italian Loafers.)

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Fineline Tap

The Fineline Tap also includes a leather tap on the toe.