Handcrafted in the USA, with fine imported materials

Normandy Suede Cap-Toe Boot


Item# SF8305
$395.00 $199.97


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  • WWII vintage military inspired retro boot
  • Wrap around lacing for added style
  • Dress it up or down, perfect any way you style it
  • Includes extra set of matching flat laces
  • Relaxed Fit, slightly roomy feel


  • 360º Bench Welt construction for durability and stability
  • CustomCork™ insole forms a custom fit
  • Translucent lug rubber sole
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI of fine imported materials
  • Built on the welted B34 Last
  • Strikingly soft and durable Kudu suede with nubuck reverse
  • Recraftable
  • Care

    Care Instructions

    STEP 1: Thoroughly remove stains using our Suede and Nubuck Cleaning System, following the instructions on the box.

    STEP 2: Take our Heel Dressing applicator and press against the edge of the heels and soles.

    STEP 3: Once the material has dried, spray our Water Protector over the surface of the shoes and let dry.


    Relaxed Fit

    The relaxed fit has added space in the toe box. This extra room allows for thicker socks and foot expansion that occurs at the end of the day or during a long flight.

    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
    Normandy Suede Cap-Toe Boot is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 17.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't buy Normandy - Not typical AE quality I have had 30 pairs of AE shoes over the past 20 years; Many still in flannel bags awaiting the return of tassels and burgundy to be fashionable again. Others recrafted numerous times and holding tough. These boots are not AE's typical execution. I wore the boots for an hour and the heel cap fell off in my car. I got out and wondered why my foot felt strange, looked down and saw part of the heel missing. Found it laying on the floor mat. No pressure. No duress. Just garbage execution. I should have known as I saw it in other reviews and ignored it because of all of my past positive experiences. Mine were sent back. I understand from the CSR that I am not alone and that the style will be dropped.
    Date published: 2019-12-19
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Defective with Poor Customer support Ordered a size larger than I normally would. Part of the right shoe digs into the top of my foot. Bruising occurs from this if I wear them for more than an hour. Gave it a week because leather products sometimes need time to break in. After a week, the problem persists. I cannot get an exchange because they are worn. Customer support was really unhelpful. They want me to pay for shipping and handling, duties and taxes, to send it to their HQ for inspection. If they deem them non-defective, they will ship back on my dime. This round trip will cost me almost as much as the boots themselves (around $320). If they are found to be defective, I will be refunded the shipping and will be sent a replacement pair. This is would be perfect, however, I do not have confidence that they will agree. They already told me on the phone it sounds like a sizing issue, even though the left boot fits comfortably. They said this is because I have different sized feet. I have never had an issue with any pair of shoes in my life where one foot is bigger than the other. These attempts at blaming me for their poor construction make me ambivalent to ship it to them for inspection. I am positive they are defective, but ~$320 is too risky to lose when they are already pushing back with my complaint. As a last ditch effort, I wrapped my shoe tree in three layers of thick wool socks and left them inside the defective boot for two weeks to help stretch them out. Now the boot is loose and floppy, yet the defective area still digs into my foot (not as bad but still uncomfortable to wear for more than 15 minutes). Such a shame, as the boots are really beautiful. I take great care of my leather products. Clean, condition and lotion them regularly. I really wanted to make these boots last for years so I spent a little more than I can usually afford. Now I've wasted hundreds of dollars on 'luxury' brand boots that I cannot wear. Thus, I would use extreme caution when purchasing any products from this company.
    Date published: 2019-12-08
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sole started to come apart I ordered these boots on October 04, 2019 and have only wore them on the weekends a few times and the sole is started to come apart on both boots! Very disappointed on the quality. I would post a picture but there is no option to do it.
    Date published: 2019-11-16
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fits well but heel wearing out quickly These boots are very comfortable in my regular size. The suede is beautiful but a bit floppy. The only problem is that one heel has already worn down beyond the plastic and now the leather portion is worn as well. I have worn these boots no more than 10 times and have never before had any shoe or boot wear out so quickly.
    Date published: 2019-11-16
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    I wear size 15 in Allen Edmonds. Details say extra roomy.

    Would size 14 possibly work and if not can they be returned? Thanks in advance.re Normandy suede.
    Asked by: Chip
    We’d love to have you visit an Allen Edmonds retail store or one of our retail partners for a professional fitting. Our associates are trained to help you find the right fit for the various lasts and styles we offer. If that's not possible, we suggest trying the same size you usually wear and judging the fit based on how comfortable you feel in the shoes. Also, keep in mind that products purchased on AllenEdmonds.com may be returned within 90 days, as long as the item is unworn and accompanied by the packing slip (we advise trying the shoes on a carpeted surface to keep them in returnable condition).
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-02-19

    Normandy suede vs caen boot?

    What are the differences between these and Caen boots?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Not much difference, except the leathers/suede offerings. Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-01-07

    What belt would you recommend for the suede boots

    Can you recommend a belt to match the taupe boots
    Asked by: Bri
    I wear them with an old worn brown leather belt and jeans or corduroys.
    Answered by: RayC
    Date published: 2019-01-20
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