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Dalton Shell Cordovan Dress Boots


Item# SF0181


  • Select Color 3188 Black

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  • Lace-up derby dress boots
  • Wingtip boot with brogue perforations and medallion
  • Cordovan Collection
  • 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
  • Double Rendenbach leather sole
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI of fine imported materials
  • Built on the welted 511 Last
  • Genuine Shell Cordovan leather by Horween®
  • Recraftable
  • Care

    Care Instructions

    Cordovan leather requires different care than calfskin due to its unique properties. Brush and wipe regularly and apply cream occasionally to protect the leather and maintain its rich color.

    Regular Maintenance:

    Regularly, brush the leather with our Horsehair Shine Brush or wipe with our Cotton Flannel Polishing Cloth.

    To Protect and Restore Color, Follow These Steps:

    STEP 1: Wipe your shoe down with a damp cloth and allow to dry.

    STEP 2: Using your Horsehair Dauber, apply a small amount of Cordovan cream in a circular motion.

    STEP 3: While the cream is still slightly wet, take our Horsehair Shine Brush and brush back and forth, heating the cream and leather. This allows the natural oils to move to the surface to bring out the leather's natural shine.

    STEP 4: Next, use the soft side of our Cotton Flannel Polishing Cloth to buff the shoe until the surface is no longer tacky. Often, some excess cream will transfer onto the cloth, which is normal.

    STEP 5: Take our Heel Dressing applicator and press against the edge of the heel and sole.


    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
    Dalton Shell Cordovan Dress Boots is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 466.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor quality materials Like everyone else, I had to return these and order new ones because of obvious defects. I’ve had these shoes for several years and I finally can’t stand it, so I had to write a review. I ordered these while working in New York, thinking ‘Everyone has a pair of AE’s, they must be great.’ Wrong. The quality control and quality of materials has gone so far downhill that I just can’t recommend them. The vamp of the shoes has way more creasing than would be expected for a shoe that fits well and has been conditioned and polished on schedule and kept with shoe trees at all time. The bigger problems, though, are the areas on the inside and outside of my ankle/heels. The boot is shaped such that it angles forward, so when I stand up straight, it causes the uppers to hyperextend, creasing significantly in odd places around the ankle and heal counter. These creases have then revealed that are loose grain issues, as well. Lesser problems that can be covered up, are some loose stitches and uneven dying of the uppers. Honestly, just stop but AE’s and go support some of the amazing, smaller boot makers out there.
    Date published: 2021-02-21
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Allen Edmonds has failed me I ordered a pair of dalton wingtip dress boots, it took a month to arrive. It runs bit large and narrow. I called to ask for an exchange to another size but they won't honor the same price. They give you only 10 days to honor the price that should been clearly stated by their agent and website. This maybe my last pair from AE.
    Date published: 2021-01-28
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from 4 Pairs and not a single decent set. I am a stubborn fool for sticking it out. Sending back my 4th pair of boots, all of them had obvious defects with the sole. One of them was sent to me from their returns center...literally someone else's return. Unfortunately this brand is no longer a viable option.
    Date published: 2021-01-08
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from These shoes are narrow Short: Narrow shoe - so either size up a half size or look into going up a width. If feasible, order a few sizes around your normal size and see what works best for you. Long: As a consultant, I was traveling for work and was near the King of Prussia retail store in PA. I stopped by the store with intentions on buying a new pair of good quality shoes similar to the pair that I was already wearing from a different brand(think McAllisters/Strands). When I saw these boots in the Dark Chili color I quickly changed my mind - had to get me a pair(I actually ended up buying the weatherproof strands in Walnut two months later). This was my first time buying a pair of shoes for more than $150 and I told the rep(Tim) that I was a 9 - 9.5. He measured me using a Brannock device and told me my right foot was slightly wider then my left but that I landed at a 9D. They had a pair of that size in stock but only in Oxblood so I tried them on and mentioned to him that the right foot felt a little snug - he convinced and assured me that these boots would stretch out and that he could have a pair shipped to me in CT at no cost. Tim was a cool guy and we ended up having great conversation so he gave me his contact info incase there was an issue with the boots. Queue a week later, the boots arrived with a few defects that I now see from other reviews are related to quality control. I emailed Tim and sent him a few pictures, he quickly sent me out another pair - no issues. Fast forward to when I got the final pair, I again tried them on in my house to make sure they were the right size - still felt a little snug but had faith in Tim. This was back in January of this year. I had a chance to "break them in" up until March until the pandemic hit. They never got to the point where my right foot didn't feel like someone had my pinky toe in a vice - I have tried them on since(November) to be sure. With all the uncertainty going on during the majority of the Pandemic, I was unable to contact customer service or Tim sooner. I got around to it recently to see what could be done and was put on hold a few times while the question was escalated up the chain just to be told that nothing could be done. Mind you, I understand the return policy but felt that as the Customer this situation voided my rights. I feel taken advantage of and frustrated as a consumer that an organization this big could not make any exceptions to help my out seeing as the reps they hired were not looking out for my best interest and simply wanted to score a sale - Tim actually mentioned to me while checking out at the store that he received a commission so to help him out for being so kind, I purchased a matching belt and some quick polish. I heard plenty of great things about Allen Edmonds and took a chance on investing in one of their products only to be less than satisfied. The quality of customer service did not match the quality or price tag of the item purchased - now I have a $400 pair of boots that I cannot wear. Customer service didn't even offer me as little as a discount code for the inconvenience - goes to show they do not value me as a customer. I wish that I would have seen these other reviews online sooner - looks like there are a lot of other consumers agreeing that these boots run narrow. Definitely something the sales rep could have shared with me. I am hoping this long "review" helps out the next first time buyer of Allen Edmonds. As a newbie, do not expect this brand to put their best foot forward with ensuring you are satisfied and do not think for a second that they have your best interest at hand. If you are unsure of sizes and can afford to order a few pairs in different sizes, I definitely recommend it. I enjoy the style of some other boots AE has to offer but this experience has left me looking to other brands...
    Date published: 2020-12-19
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    What length and type of shoe laces does these boots come with?

    Asked by: John M

    What is the appropriate shoe tree to use with a dress boot? at one time I recall seeing trees made to exclusively fit dress boots.

    Asked by: J A Keith

    Can you request taller heel?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Unfortunately, this boot can not be customized with a taller heel. We apologize for any disappointment this may cause!
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-12-31

    How much do these Dalton Dress Boots weight?

    Are there lightweight materials used? Are they lighter or heavier than other AE boots?
    Asked by: Steve101
    Typically, our boots weigh about 4-5 pounds.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-12-17

    Are the Daltons in Dark Chili available with black Dainite soles?

    Asked by: Steven
    We apologize, the Dalton in Chili is not available to order with a Black Dainite sole at this time. If you have other questions, feel free to contact us again.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2020-03-04

    Are these seconds?

    Asked by: Gc3
    No, style 0115 is not a factory second.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2020-02-07

    I take 3E 10.5 in the Long Branch Boot. Would I take the same size in this Dalton boot?

    Asked by: dmlphd
    Typically, we recommend trying the same size you usually wear and judging the fit based on how comfortable you feel in the shoes. -AE Consumer Care Dept.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-01-28

    Leather Lining

    What material(s) is the leather lining of Allen Edmonds shoes made of (i.e. calf, lamb, genuine leather, etc.)?
    Asked by: Keenan
    The lining is calf skin leather. -AE Consumer Care Dept.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-01-22

    What belt best matches these Daltons? Color 0111 Brown

    Asked by: Calvin

    Difference between Dalton Shell Cordovan Dress Boots?

    Asked by: Stealthyone
    Literally the type of leather. Cordovan is horse.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-07-10
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