Handcrafted in the USA, with fine imported materials

Strand Cap-Toe Oxford


Item# SF2181
$395.00 $199.97


  • Select Color 2181 Coffee

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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

    Care Instructions

    STEP 1: Using a damp cloth or sponge, lather our Saddle Soap and apply onto leather to clean and restore its natural oils.

    STEP 2: Moisturize the shoes with our Cream Polish to make them supple and soft, following instructions on the product.

    STEP 3: Condition the shoes with our Speed Polish, protecting them from dirt, rain and snow.

    STEP 4: Take our Heel dressing applicator and apply to the edge of the heel and sole.

    STEP 5: Apply our Leather Lotion as needed for added protection and polish in between cleanings. Use our Horsehair Shine Brush to buff shoes to a desired shine.

    *For camo printed leather, simply rub our Leather Lotion onto print with our Cotton Flannel Polishing Cloth as needed and wipe smudges or dirt away with a damp cloth.

    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
    Ask & Answer
    Strand Cap-Toe Oxford is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from First time buyer These are my first AE new purchases, I have owned AE in the past but always second hand. Finally made the jump to my own pair and I was not disappointed the least bit. At first I thought there was going to be a break in period but hey I was able to wear them for a long period of time and my feet were just fine. The coffee strands easily my new favorite shoe in my closet.. until my next buy!
    Date published: 2021-02-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fit is True to Size. As with all of my Bench Welted Allen Edmonds oxfords, a generous slathering of Bick 4 conditioner on the interior leather and all over the welt, and Saphir Renevateur on the exterior leather to moisturize/soften the leather for a much easier breaking in of the shoe. Saphir shoe cream and then a few coats of Saphir wax, and they're good to go. Cedar Shoe Trees go in as soon as they come off my hooves. I just wish AE would use an even number of eyelets for all of the shoes to make horizontal lacing consistent. I get compliments on the shoes every time I wear them.
    Date published: 2021-01-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shoe Liked the shoe very much. Excellent quality and is very comfortable to wear. One thing that could have made the shoe even better was fitting at the top. After tying the laces, the top flaps (not sure what the proper term is) stay apart a bit; Expected them to be closed completely. Other than that, great purchase!
    Date published: 2019-09-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great detail and well made I bought the Strand in the coffee color - which seems to be no longer available - with the Dainite rubber sole for all weather types. I find the color much more versatile than the walnut, which, though immensely popular, is just too bright and limited for my taste & wardrobe. The amount of brogue detailing is beautiful and certainly draws enough attention. Goes great with a navy blue suit, jeans and khakis; and with the Dainite sole, it serves as my one shoe to pack when traveling. Also appreciate the shoes are crafted locally in nearby Wisconsin! While the coffee color was just a little flat, because Allen Edmonds uses fine leathers I was able to burnish and darken to a richer color by using their conditioner leather lotion, along with some dark brown shoe polish and adding a little black shoe polish on the cap toe area. Also, the leather will darken and get even more character & richness with age. I have struggled with the right sizes in Allen Edmonds shoes; this shoe uses the 65 last, which is more elongated and narrow, and after years of running my foot is not! I measure a 10D to 10.5 D on the Brannock device, and frequently buy size 11D running shoes. However, the salesperson at LaSalle street in Chicago said my size in this last is 9.5E and it fits correctly; a little tight at first with some toe crush from the cap toe, but after applying leather conditioner and wearing around the house a couple times it fits perfectly. Also be sure to invest in shoe trees to keep their shape.
    Date published: 2019-09-16
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    Can the insoles be removed so orthotics can be used?

    Asked by: Kingsman
    Unfortunately, the insoles are not removable. -AE Consumer Care Dept.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-01-10

    Are the shoes on clearance in the stores or only online?

    Asked by: Bernie M
    Hello, Thank you for your inquiry! Most of our clearance items are only online. -AE Consumer Care Dept.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-10-04

    Do these shoes have any defects?

    Asked by: Robert
    I’m very obsessive about defects but I find that these shoes had nothing I would consider returning for, keeping in mind they are hand crafted real leather.
    Answered by: RunnerFeet
    Date published: 2019-09-17
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