Handcrafted in the USA, with fine imported materials

Grayson Dress Loafer with Combination Tap Sole


Item# SF8218
$395.00 $249.97


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  • Slip-on loafer dress shoe
  • 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
  • V-tread tap sole
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI of fine imported materials
  • Built on the welted 97 Last
  • Premium calfskin leather upper
  • Recraftable
  • Care

    We believe a great pair of shoes or boots is always a solid long-term investment. To keep your favorite footwear in top form for years or even decades to comes, use our 4 Step Shoe Care Process and these essential products.

    1. Clean

    Start by applying Saddle Soap with a Cotton Flannel Polishing Cloth to remove stains and dirt from the uppers and bring up the leather's natural oils.

    2. Polish

    Next, use a Horsehair Dauber to treat your footwear with Cream Polish which renews the color and luster of leather. Any time you want to achieve a truly glossy, high shine, you should instead apply Carnauba Wax Polish.

    3. Dress

    Restore the color and surface of the leather on the heels and soles using Heel Dressing.

    4. Protect

    Leather Lotion keeps uppers soft, supple and hydrated while a Horsehair Shine Brush is perfect for buffing your shoes to the desired shine. As a last step, spray on Water Protector to guard against harmful moisture and spills and use a Leather Dopp Kit to keep all your care products organized.

    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 Dress Loafer with Combination Tap Sole is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 401.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall great shoe Have owned several pair of Allen Edmonds shoes and they have always been of high quality and long lasting!
    Date published: 2021-07-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent materials. Excellent craftsmanship I stared wearing this shoes over a decade and a half ago. Would I by them again? I did!
    Date published: 2021-07-15
    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
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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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