Lightweight, Made for the Man on the Move

Nomad Plain-toe Derby


Item# SF6242
$345.00 $119.97


  • Select Color 6242 Black Grain

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  • Clean, modern derby designed for the man on the move
  • Four-eyelet plain-toe derby
  • All day comfort
  • Dress it up or down, perfect any way you style it
  • Relaxed Fit, slightly roomy feel


  • 360º Feather Welt for lightweight shock-absorption
  • Leather covered removable LightForm™ insole
  • XL Nomad sole
  • Craft

  • Premium French pebble grain leather upper with deep color saturation
  • Built on the welted 42N Last
  • Recraftable
  • Imported
  • 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


    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
    Nomad Plain-toe Derby is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 20.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really comfortable Ok with a suit. Good versatile at a great value! I own lots of A/E shoes. They are all great!
    Date published: 2021-09-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The shoe fits perfectly, is lightweight and very comfortable I really like the shoe. It is light and comfortable to wear, and the color is perfect for what I want. We will see if it wears well. Given the lightweight construction I doubt that it will last as long as other Aleen - Edmonds shoes that I have owned, some of which lasted for several decades!
    Date published: 2020-01-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great style and fit with this last. This dress shoe is very comfortable. No "break in " required. The 3E width is perfect. I typically measure as a medium width, but I feel the 3E width is more comfortable and a better fit for my foot - no more squeezed feel in the forefoot, it also easily accomodates any foot swelling that occurs during the day. The finish and style are excellent. I bought both colors, brown and black. I would love to buy more varities in this last.
    Date published: 2019-07-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good looking shoes, very comfortable and value for your money I gave this shoe a five star because from the day I put them on I felt like I was walking on air. Foxden
    Date published: 2019-06-30
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    Is the leather full-grain?

    Is this shoe made from full grain leather?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Thank you for your inquiry regarding the Nomad Plain-toe Derby! This still is made of full grain leather. We hope you can shop with us soon!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2021-07-03

    insole under removable LightForm insole

    Can the shoe be worn without the removable LightForm™ insole? what type of insole is under the removable insole? is it the standard AE leather insole?
    Asked by: paolo64
    There is a leather insole under the removable insole.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2020-02-10

    Is this shoe suede or pebble-grain?

    The description says suede; the pictures show pebble-grain. Your previous answer just said "leather". Suede and pebble-grain are both leather, so your answer is not an answer. So: are the shoes pebble-grain leather or sueded leather?
    Asked by: Randy
    Hi Randy! We're sorry for the confusion. You'll find our Nomad Derby shoe is pebble-grain leather and not suede. We hope this information helps!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-04-25

    What kind of leather

    The photo for both black and brown shows pebble-grained (smooth) leather. However, the text under the "Craft:" heading says "Heavyweight suede, velvety nap and hand"Heavyweight suede, velvety nap and hand" Are they pebble-grained or are they suede? Thank you.
    Asked by: JohnH
    Thank you for your inquiry! The Nomad Plain Toe Derby shoes in black and brown are leather shoes.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-04-23

    What is a XL Nomad Sole?

    Asked by: Ray
    It's an extra-lightweight rubber sole. A casual rubber sole designed to be extra light but also flexible, comfortable, and rugged enough for all-weather wear. Feel free to contact us again if you have other questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-04-20

    what is the difference between 42 and 42N last. there is no information about 42 N last

    The 42 last shoe fits well and I have 4E wide foot
    Asked by: chenghui
    We apologize for the confusion. They are the same last, the "N" in the 42N Last is simply a manufacturing code for the lasts used in the Nomad collection, but there is no difference. Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-03-23

    is this shoe waterproof, like your Surrey Derby shoe?

    Asked by: 1234
    The Nomad derby style is not waterproof, it is water-resistant. Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-05-29

    Does this shoe have the cork layer?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, our welted construction styles, like the Nomad, feature a cork layer. Feel free to contact us again with any further questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-09-22

    What last is this shoe built upon?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Thank you for reaching out to us. The Nomad Plain Toe Derby is made on the 42N last. If you have any additional questions feel free to contact us 1-877-817-7615 or
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2018-09-05
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