Handcrafted in the USA, with fine imported materials

Hopkinson Cap-Toe Oxford


Item# SF7685
$530.00 $279.97


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  • Lace-up oxford dress shoe
  • Cap-toe balmoral
  • Independence 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
  • Leather insole
  • CustomCork™ insole forms a custom fit
  • Two-tone leather sole and combination heel
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI of fine imported materials
  • Built on the welted 201 Last
  • Supple high-end European calfskin leather upper with an aniline finish
  • Ultra-soft lambskin lining
  • 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
    Hopkinson Cap-Toe Oxford is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 105.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Shoe My first introduction to Allen Edmonds was the Fifth Avenue and those ran a little tight since I have a higher instep. After going through the lasts I found that the 201 would probably fit me better because of the higher instep. I purchased the Hopkinson and it fits my foot like a glove. This is by far the best dress shoe I've ever owned. I loved it so much I bought a second pair in brown. My only complaint is that there were only two colors to choose from. I hope they start making more in different shades. If they do, I will be buying more.
    Date published: 2021-04-03
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible I'm an 10 EE on the brannock. I own RM Williams, Vibergs, Aldens as well as Red Wings (love them all). I have never had an issue. I was not sure of my size so I ordered a 9-10 EEE. The 9 looked used (like seriously) and were in a completely different box than the other two shoes. The 9.5 and 10 had some serious quality control issues, like you gotta be nearly blind to miss them. I understand these shoes were on sale but I wouldn't wear these even if they were free, let alone $270. Pretty unfortunate for the wide footed men like myself as the options are limited for dress shoes. Really wanted these to work out :(
    Date published: 2021-03-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn Bought these shoes while they were on clearance sale. The left shoe was spanking new, untouched but the right pair came slightly pre-creased. Assuming the right foot pair was from display/showroom which i didn’t mind since it came with a significant discount compared to list price. I have very wide foot and always wore a size up from my measured size so dress shoes would always flop flop. 9.5 triple E’s were Perfect for my wide flat feet. Fit like a glove.. Which was something I never experience before. These were my first pair from AS and I’ll definitely be a returning customer for other 9.5 EEE shoes.
    Date published: 2021-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice Shoes This was my first pair of AE Oxfords. I purchased this pair of Walnut Hopkinson's on sale and couldn't be more pleased. I did look them over pretty well and have found no reason to not purchase more AE Oxfords (and I have). This pair fit true to size and I look forward to wearing them for a long time.
    Date published: 2021-03-21
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    Hopkinson is a six hole shoe. However in front of the very first hole, is a tiny "thread". Is this supposed to remain on the shoe?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    I believe this "thread" is a stitch that from on side to the other. All of my pairs of AE Oxford's have it (Strand, 5th Ave, Bartlett, and Hopkinson).
    Answered by: DHD
    Date published: 2021-03-21


    How should I treat these shoes before wearing them? Waterproofer? Leather lotion? Anything in particular? Also, what type of leather are these made from? Thank you.
    Asked by: Kris
    AE only mentions European leather (or some such) if I remember correctly. It does appear to be a softer leather than my 5th Ave and Strands. As far as products to use, I personally use Saphir. Saphir is more expensive than others, but I haven't ever regretted using their products. I use a neutral color polish more than any other, regardless of shoe color. I like a mirror shine on the toe/rear cap and that are the only places that get a paste wax. Everywhere else gets a cream polish.
    Answered by: DHD
    Date published: 2021-03-21

    Fit wise,a re the Hopkinson shoes the same as the park avenues just wider?

    I have a pair of park avenues, and the 11 EEE fits ok, but are just a little narrow. I recently tried the Hopkinson, because it seemed they were wider fitting. The width was better, but it seemed there was less room in between the bottom and top of the inside of the shoe. This caused my toes to be forced up into the top of the shoe. Part of the problem is that I have to wear orthotic inserts which obviously takes up room. I did not have this problem with the park avenues. Do you think I will have the same problem if I try another pair of the Hopkinson? If this effects anything the pair I had were also a little too long, but my main question is about the fit of the front of the shoe.
    Asked by: Gregory
    The Hopkinson and the Park Avenue are constructed on different lasts, the 201 and 65 respectively, and therefore the fit varies. At Allen Edmonds, we believe the right fit is vitally important. We recommend a professional fitting by an Allen Edmonds associate at your nearest retail location or an authorized Allen Edmonds dealer. Store Locator https://www.allenedmonds.com/stores\ All About Lasts https://www.allenedmonds.com/discover/shoes-101/lasts.html
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-12-22

    What size shoe tree for a 10.5B Hopkinson?

    Asked by: achilles
    I use the Woodlore Large Combination Style (split toe) for all of my AE Oxfords (10.5E and 11D). They fit snug but you don't have to force them in. If you are like me, you might try different brands and styles of shoe trees and some might not fit the same. I'd find one style and size of shoe tree and stick with it.
    Answered by: DHD
    Date published: 2021-03-21

    What color shoe cream polish should I use on the Merlot shoe? Burgundy?

    Asked by: Blueeyesjones
    We recommend Merlot Premium Shoe Polish #579 for the Merlot styles. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-04-02


    Hello, are you guys planning on adding the Walnut color anytime soon?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Walnut is available now according to the website
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2018-03-08

    How should I treat this shoe before I begin wearing it (i.e., waterproofing, etc.)?

    Asked by: Kris
    Condition, polish and if desired, wax the heel and toe areas. You have no idea how long any shoe has been sitting in a box and they should be conditioned and cream polished to restore and nourish the leather. These, like most shoes, do not come pre-polished/shined.
    Answered by: MR
    Date published: 2019-01-06

    does this hopkinson style have some revision recently?

    I found my independence collection shoes bought 5 years ago have a metal clip on the under side but the Jefferson 2.0 and this Hopkinson both do not have that metal clip. I recently purchased a pair of this Hopkinson and a pair of Jefferson 2.0 and they are consistent with the picture here (i.e. no metal clip on the under side). Since Jefferson 2.0 is called 2.0 so I suppose it has some revision recently. I'm wondering whether this Hopkinson also has some revision recently (in the past 2 to 3 years) ? thank you
    Asked by: charlesNYC
    Thank you for your question. The sole of the Independence Collection shoes, was changed to not include the metal plate on the bottom any longer.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2017-12-13

    If you wear a size C width, which size is correct with this shoe? I wear a 10 1/2 C.

    Asked by: Anonymous
    I have noticed that you can generally go one width size smaller on the Independence Collection. Trying them on is the best way to answer this though!
    Answered by: Arlington Shoe Guy
    Date published: 2018-07-31

    Which color of belt

    I am planning to buy Hopkinson in merlot color. What will be the matching belt color available in AE stable.
    Asked by: Dutta
    The closest color I've seen for merlot is the burgundy shell cordovan
    Answered by: Michael
    Date published: 2017-08-04
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