Handcrafted in the USA, with fine imported materials

Lake Forest Penny Loafer


Item# SF1030
$395.00 $169.97


  • Select Color 1030 Black

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  • Slip-on dress penny loafer
  • Dress it up or down, perfect any way you style it
  • Relaxed Fit, slightly roomy feel


  • 360º Bench Welt construction for durability and stability
  • CustomCork™ insole forms a custom fit
  • Single oak leather sole
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI of fine imported materials
  • Built on the welted 2042 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


    Relaxed Fit

    The relaxed fit has added space in the toe box. This extra room allows for thicker socks and foot expansion that occurs at the end of the day or during a long flight.

    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
    Ask & Answer
    Lake Forest Penny Loafer is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 75.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stylish shoe, great price! Bought this loafer for my college age son who has a wide width and he was very pleased with this shoe. It is very hard to find stylish shoes of quality in a wide width and we have been searching for a while. We were so glad we looked on this site and we were able to purchase these on sale! The sale was so good, my husband bought 2 additional pairs of shoes for himself. Will definitely shop here again!
    Date published: 2021-09-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are dressy enough for a business meeting, yet offer a quick slip off and on as you go through airport security checks. The Lake Forest Penny Loafers are dressy enough for a business meeting, yet offer a quick slip off and on as you go through airport security checks.
    Date published: 2021-09-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful shoe fits well, great sale value, beautiful shoe, dress up or dress down
    Date published: 2021-09-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shoes Really comfortable, well made shoe. I wish I had bought them in brown as well.
    Date published: 2021-08-25
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    just picked up a pair of black Lake Forrest loafers at Atlanta store. got home an noticed that the slot on top of the right shote is smaller

    and slightly different shape than the left shoe. Also has a bit of a wrinkle in it. Is this normal? should i return??
    Asked by: tap happy
    Please call our AllenEdmonds.com Consumer Care Department for assistance with your order at 1-877-817-7615. The Call Center hours are Monday 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. CST.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-01-08

    Are soles rubber or real leather on this forest loafer? Also wooster street in cigar? If real leather soles on both, want a pair of each in 10 E

    Are soles rubber or real leather on this forest loafer? Also wooster street in cigar? If real leather soles on both, want a pair of each in 10 E. Please respond.
    Asked by: Joe
    Answered by: Jackie19
    Date published: 2021-08-01

    Proper treatment

    How should I treat these shoes before wearing them? Waterproofer? Leather lotion? Anything in particular? Also, what type of leather are these made from? Thank you.
    Asked by: Kris
    Allen Edmonds shoes are ready to wear out of the box, however some customer like to shine them before wearing them the first time. This is not entirely necessary as it really is just personal preference. If you wish to care for the shoes before wearing them, you can apply Leather Lotion and follow with Speed Polish to add shine. The Lake Forest is made using calfskin. Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-03-06

    I just received this shoe for Christmas...I want to know other peoples experience with the fit.

    I own two other pairs of Allen Edmonds. The Clifton and Strand, both in 10.5 D. They fit like a glove out of the box but these Lake Forest loafers in the same size are quite a bit more roomy and slip on the heel.
    Asked by: Jeff
    Shoe runs large in width and length....and narrow in comfort. I recommend a different pair of shoes
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-06-22


    Can this shoe have a dainite or v tread sole added during recrafting?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Thank you for reaching out to us. A dainite or v treat sole can be put on the Lake Forest loafer during Recrafting. If you have any further questions feel free to reach out to us at 1-877-817-7615.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    Belt that pairs well - and available in dark brown?

    Asked by: djb
    We recommend the Wide Basic, Cambridge, or Midland belts. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-04-11

    Size Down?

    Is it recommended to size down a half size in these loafers? I'm a 10 and measure right between C and D on a brannock. Typically wear a 10 D on other Allen Edmonds.
    Asked by: njtim
    No, length is standard. I wear 10.5, but the width can be a little problematic. D tight and E a bit loose. Wear thin sock with D, thick with E. They do accept returns if necessary.
    Answered by: Grandog7
    Date published: 2018-11-07


    I have over 20 pairs of AE and typically 10D regardless of lasts fits me well. Also, I wear 9.5D in Alden Barrie. The width of my feet is between a D and E, kind of like a D+/E-. I also have flat feet. On Nordstrom's site, they say Lake Forest runs large and recommend going down a size. Unfortunately, there's no AE stores near me to try them on. What size should I get in Lake Forest? TIA.
    Asked by: KC
    It is difficult to recommend a size through this channel and guarantee a proper fit because each style can fit differently based on the contours of your feet. Typically, we recommend trying the same size you usually wear and judge the fit based on how comfortable you feel in the shoes.   It is vitally important to visit an Allen Edmonds retail store or retail partner for a professional fitting to increase your chances of being fit correctly for each last and style. If that's not possible, keep in mind that products purchased on AllenEdmonds.com may be returned at any time, as long as the item is unused and accompanied by the packing slip.  Trying the shoes on a carpeted surface will help prevent scuffing on the sole and keep the shoes in returnable condition. http://www.allenedmonds.com/discover/shoes-101/lasts.html
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-01-11

    How should I treat this shoe before I begin wearing it (i.e., waterproofing, etc.)?

    Asked by: Kris
    Thank you for your question. The shoes are ready to wear out of the box. We do not have a recommended waterproofing agent for our shoes as waterproofers can damage the calfskin leather and finishes we use.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2017-09-05

    I just bought a polishing kit for my lake forest, how do I use each item that came with it?

    The polishing kit came with leather lotion, conditional cleaner, and premium shoe polish.
    Asked by: DC
    Brush your shoe off with a horsehair cleaning brush. This removes gross dust. If you are really dirty a damp cotton cloth may be needed. Use a small amount of cleaner/conditioner and rub into shoe with circular motions. Once you get the shoe covered, wipe off with clean cotton cloth. Leather lotion can then be applied, you do not need a lot just enough to cover the shoe. Let dry and penetrate. At least 20 minutes but I let it go at least a few hours. Apply polish in circular motions and let dry at least 10 minutes. Use a horsehair brush, this is the one that you use on similar colors for shinning and not cleaning. And brush to a desired shine. Use a clean cloth to do a final wipe down. Depending on wear this might be a monthly ritual or weekly depends on how much you wear. But once you get a base shine brushing and wiping will go a long way.
    Answered by: shoe nut
    Date published: 2017-07-18
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