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Force 10 Boat Shoe


Item# SF4578
$275.00 $192.50


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  • Casual boat shoe, designed for water resistance and walking comfort
  • Comfortable to wear barefoot
  • Refined casual look, perfect any way you style it
  • Classic fit, fits true to size


  • Three layers of comfort technology
  • SeaForm™ removable insole enhances breathability
  • 2mm foam layer for walking comfort
  • Siped rubber sole and non-skid bottom for wet surfaces
  • Craft

  • Handsewn construction
  • Natural, vegetable-tanned calfskin leather upper free of harmful metals
  • Bone leather from Horween®
  • Tumbled and supple
  • Perforated tan leather lining
  • 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


    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


    Vegetable-Tanned Calfskin

    This ancient method for treating leather uses natural materials derived from tree bark and other plant matter in place of the harmful metals used in modern dye processes. The result is beautifully soft shades of leather like this bone color used for our Force 10 Boat Shoe that will develop into a light brown over time through wear and exposure to sunlight.

    A Hue That Changes with You

    Starting as a creamy, off-white, your footwear will take on a color and burnish that are individual to you as you wear it and treat it with our shoe care products.

    Chicago’s famed Horween tannery has been producing some of the world’s best leathers since 1905. It’s committed to keeping traditional techniques alive through processes that combine old-world craft with the latest innovations.

    Ask & Answer
    Force 10 Boat Shoe is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 53.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great casual shoe I really have not had the opportunities to wear this pair of shoes much, but when I have, I found no negative issues and like the shoes very much. I think they will get even better when I break them in a little more. Now I just have to have the occasions to wear them.
    Date published: 2021-05-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable Very pleased with these shoe, the craftsmanship is excellent, very comfortable as well. I highly recommend them!!
    Date published: 2021-05-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally found the right boat shoe!! I had a pair of boat shoes, years ago, that I loved and wore for years. I have finally found a pair that I love just as much. These shoes are comfortable, out of the box, and look fantastic on. I haven’t had them long enough to see any color change. I would recommend buying 1/2 size larger than your normal size.
    Date published: 2021-05-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feels great and looks nice! These boat shoes are extremely comfortable and look very nice.
    Date published: 2021-05-16
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    Are Force 10’s recraftable?

    When I get a pair of shoes that fits perfectly, I would want to replace the soles as the uppers last much longer.
    Asked by: Paul
    Thank you for your inquiry regarding the Force 10 Boat Shoe with Chromexcel Leather! We recommend reaching out to our Recrafting Department directly to see if they can help. You can email that team directly at or call 1-877-495-5564. We hope this information is helpful!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2021-06-07

    Does this shoe have a removeable insole?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Answered by: bullmoon
    Date published: 2021-05-06

    How do I adjust the lace to tighten this shoe? There is extra lace provided on only 1 side thereby providing no apparent way to tie the shoe.

    Asked by: DeeBee
    The Force 10 has laces that can be adjusted. One end starts on one bottom eyelet, weaves around the heel and comes out the side through the opposite bottom eyelet. To tighten the heel, face the shoe towards you and pull on the first section of laces at each side of the shoe. You will see the back of the heel tighten up. Then, pull the excess lace out of the bottom eyelets. You can cut the extra lace if you feel they are too long after tying the shoe on your foot. If you need further assistance with the laces, please visit an Allen Edmonds retail store or call us at 877-817-7615.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2021-04-16

    Go up or down in width?

    I normally order a 14E in either a 65 or (rarely) a 201 last. This gives me a good fit with light weight socks, snug but supportive. These shoes jump from D width to EEE, Which width would be better, or is this just not going to be a good fit? I would tend to wear socks. I do not live near a retail outlet ever since you closed the Freeport, Maine shop. Any chance of that coming back?
    Asked by: EDWARD
    Unfortunately, we're unable to recommend a size via this channel and guarantee a proper fit. However, you can expect a difference of 1/6" in length between half sizes, a difference of 3/16" in volume between the D and E, and a difference of 3/8" in volume between the E and EEE. Feel free to order online and try them at home, you can return them under our Return Policy terms which you can find here: While there are currently no plans to open a store in Maine, please know Allen Edmonds is always looking to expand our locations. Thank you being an Allen Edmonds customer!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2021-04-13

    Can I re-lace these w/ a replacement lace so they can be tied like a regular shoe + not be a slip-on? I need a tighter fit due to a very narrow foot.

    Asked by: DeeBee
    The laces on the Force 10 style are functional and can be adjusted. If you prefer a different type of lace, you are welcome to change them. You will need to source your own laces and we recommend that they are at least 45" in length. Keep in mind, it is difficult to replace these laces around the collar without the proper tools. Feel free to reach out to our Recrafting team for assistance and cost information.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2021-04-09

    Imported from where?

    Asked by: Gene B
    We make the Force 10 style in our Dominican Republic factory. if you have other questions, feel free to contact us again.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2021-03-25

    Slip on? Or need to tie up laced??

    Asked by: FF
    The laces are functional if you need to adjust them, however most customers use this style as a slip-on without having to untie the laces. If you have other questions, feel free to contact us again.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2021-02-21

    Where are these imported from? AEs are the only shoe I have worn for over 50years. years. I by them because of the American Craftmanship.

    Please advise where they are madel
    Asked by: Anonymous
    These are made in Dominican Republic.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-12-09

    Can the laces be replaced? What length lace and does AE have these available?

    Asked by: J
    Unfortunately, these laces are not replaceable.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-11-23

    Can Superfeet insoles be used in this shoe?

    Asked by: David
    The Force 10 style features removable insoles if you would like to use your own. Feel free to contact us again with any other questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2020-10-27
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