Strand Cap-Toe Oxford


Item# SF2301
$395.00 $199.97


  • Select Color 2301 Carbon

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  • Lace-up oxford dress shoe
  • Cap-toe balmoral with perforated brogue styling
  • 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
  • Single oak leather sole
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI of fine imported materials
  • Premium European calfskin leather upper
  • Built on the welted 65 Last
  • 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
    Strand Cap-Toe Oxford is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shoes! Talk about elegance and comfort! I thought those two words could not be mixed! These shoes are very elegant and yet comfortable, I bought two other pairs!
    Date published: 2021-09-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from WHAT AN AWESOME SHOE AND COLOR This is my 10th pair of Allen Edmonds. I have two Bartlett, Liverpool Chelsea boot, Fifth Avenue, Penny loafer, Higgins Mill, Sullivan Street boot, Bond Street etc. So I feel qualified to review these Strands in Carbon. Of course I was skeptical of the carbon color but I have to say it really is a beautiful shade of almost dark brown with some burgundy undertones. It pairs very well with many different slacks and if you want something just different but still super versatile and classy these fit the bill. It’s important to note, as you polish these you can take them in a different direction. Honestly, give them a try if you already have the basic colors covered or you what something just a shade different then everyone else.
    Date published: 2020-08-19
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from They are gray I wanted a pair of grey shoes , they are narrow and small been a few weeks i have had them but hurt feet too much to try to break in. The QA was sleepy the day these were made, 3 major area flaws in the craftsmanship but the leather is of good quality. Lots of work will be needed to correct and hide the defects i would not recommend paying for these unless they drop down to less that 100 dollars even then its too much
    Date published: 2021-09-12
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sizing inconsistency I love this color. Carbon is rich with purple, grey, and brown undertones that can be seen in different lighting. I find it will work well with my wardrobe. I am a solid size 10.5 D on the 65 last and own several Strands that fit me like a glove. I tried on and had to return four pairs due to inconsistent sizing. Four out of five were very voluminous at the vamp (height) and loose fitting across the toebox. The laces had to be tied to the point where no v-gap was present. I can see that once the cork conforms to my feet, I would certainly be swimming in these shoes. Sure, I could have added an insert or sized down to avoid several returns but this sizing inconsistency concerns me and will make it challenging when ordering again using my brannock size.
    Date published: 2020-09-25
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    What color Speed Polish or Premium Polish is appropriate for this "2301 Carbon" color shoe?

    What color Speed Polish or Premium Polish is appropriate for this "2301 Carbon" color shoe?
    Asked by: Ivane
    grey kellys matches perfectly , mooseheads and saphirs are too light
    Answered by: vood1881
    Date published: 2021-09-12

    Is the carbon color a dark grey? It’s hard to tell online what the color base is I’ve heard some say it has brown shades to it.

    Asked by: ldelaplane
    Answered by: vood1881
    Date published: 2021-09-12
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