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Park Avenue Cap-Toe Oxford with Dainite Rubber Sole


Item# SF5617


  • Select Color 5617 Black

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Additional Information



  • Lace-up oxford dress shoe
  • Cap-toe balmoral
  • 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
  • Dainite rubber sole
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI of fine imported materials
  • Lined premium 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
    Park Avenue Cap-Toe Oxford with Dainite Rubber Sole is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 28.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all weather shoe I love the Park Ave, and this shoe is great. The rubber soles get great tracking in snowy weather. The leather is of very good quality. Great shoe AE.
    Date published: 2021-01-24
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horribly uncomfortable I’m finally updating a review I wrote a while ago. After 6 months of use my opinion has changed significantly. The shoes look good, there’s no denying that. So I give them that. That’s where the positives end, however. I was so excited that they offered a EEE, but they don’t do it correctly. Instead of making a physically wider sole, they’ve just added leather so your wide foot is very uncomfortably balancing on a narrow strip of leather and rubber. There’s not a lot of consistency. The left shoe fits my heel fine, the right is quite painful and has never fit my heel shape well. The cork insole has to be the worst idea ever. It’s horribly uncomfortable and has actually caused me to suffer some muscle injuries because of it. The only way I can even wear these for more than a few hours is with the thinnest dr scholls inserts I could get in just for some level of comfort. In terms of durability, the right shoes sole has already begun to split at the front of the shoe. In my humble opinion these are in no way worth the cost, and are in no way designed to be walked in. If you have an office job where you sit most of the day you may be fine, but I was going for just a good looking uniform shoe with a useful sole... it should not be used for that. Lol these were not made for walking.
    Date published: 2020-08-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overall a good shoe if bought at a discount I will sum it all up: Overall a good shoe if bought at a discount. The leather quality is ok but not as good as it used to be before Allen Edmonds was acquired by Caleres. Cobblers need some refinement to their manufacturing skills (for some reason they find it hard to get the cap toe to align dead straight with other stitchings on the shoes).
    Date published: 2020-04-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic office shoes with safety sole An excellent pair of shoes for the office; classic presidential style. This is my second pair of Park Avenue‘s, this pair in black in the first pair in ox blood (my favorite shoes ever). They were made to order, and I could still smell the adhesive the assemblers used! Very fresh. Please note: the Dianite soles are much heavier than the classic leather soles. On the other hand, they give you a nice barrier between the ground and your feet.
    Date published: 2019-10-12
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    Has Park Ave always been available “off the rack” with dainite soles? I thought you always needed to pay extra for dainite on Parks.

    Asked by: Roberto
    Hello, Thank you for your inquiry! We have offered Park Avenues with a Dainite Sole for a quite awhile. However, the dainite sole Park Aves are only offered in black, walnut, coffee and chili. Unfortunately, it is no offered in Oxblood. -AE Consumer Care Dept.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-09-04

    Are these recraftable?.

    Asked by: Anthony
    Thank you for reaching out to us. The Park Avenue is Recraftable If you have any further questions feel free to reach out to us at 1-877-817-7615.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    Chili color different from dark chili?

    The Park Avenue with Dainite Sole has a 5621 Chili color option, is that different from the normal dark chili or is that a typo?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Both Park Avenue styles are Dark Chili. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-07-17

    Poron layer?

    Usually when AE includes a danite outsole on a particular style, the inside includes a layer of poron glued on top of the original lining. The website photos don't show this - are they correct as-is?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    This style features a traditional foot-bed with a cork layer, and does not have a PORON® insole. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-03-08

    Material mistake in the heel?

    Dear all, two weeks ago, I bought a pair of these shoes in one of your shops in Denver. Back home in Germany I had to realise that the soles make a loud, unpleasant squeetching (?) noise when I walk (both shoes). So loud that I cannot use them in the office. My local AE dealer believes, without being sure, that this is a material mistake. I contacted your agent, Mr Walter, in Germany, but he does not see the issue within his responsibility. After 20 years of loyalty to AE shoes, this is the first time I experience something like this. I am somewhat surprised and disappointed. What do you recommend I do? Thanks, Albrecht Grell
    Asked by: Anonymous
    We are sorry to hear about the issue you are experiencing with your shoes. Please contact our customer assistance center directly at cacmail@allenedmonds.com or 1-800-235-2348 (Mon-Fri 7:00AM-6PM CST) at your earliest convenience. If you are calling from outside the United States, contact us at 1-262-235-6512. One of our customer service representatives will be happy to assist you with this issue.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2015-01-21
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