Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI of fine imported leathers

Normandy Cap-Toe Boot

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Item# SF8300


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  • WWII vintage military inspired retro boot
  • Relaxed fit
  • Wrap around lacing for added style
  • Wear with rolled up jeans, chinos and joggers


  • All-weather Commando® rubber sole
  • Weatherproof leather
  • CustomCork™ midsole naturally molds for a custom fit
  • Bench Welt for added stability
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI of fine imported leathers
  • Built on the welted APL Last
  • 360º Goodyear Welted construction
  • Distressed, soft kudu leather upper
  • Burnishable
  • Recraftable
  • Care

    Care Instructions

    STEP 1: Using a damp cloth or sponge, lather saddle soap and apply onto leather to clean and restore its natural oils.

    STEP 2: Moisturize the shoes with cream polish to make them supple and soft, following instructions on the product.

    STEP 3: Next condition the shoes with speed polish, protecting them from dirt, rain and snow.

    STEP 4: Take the heel dressing applicator and press against the edge of the heels and soles.

    STEP 5: Apply leather lotion as needed for added protection and polish between cleanings.

    *For camo printed material, simply rub leather lotion onto print with a white cloth as needed and wipe smudges or dirt away with a damp white cloth.
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    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.
    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

    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
    AAA 10-12, 13, 14 Narrow
    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 Cap-Toe Boot is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 27.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality, functional, stylish Bought on sale around holidays and ordered 4 different pairs in different color-size combinations with the intention of returning 3 to the store. Except for very minor imperfections in stitching and leather, the shoes appear to have solid construction and consistent quality. Anything not made entirely by a machine will have tiny “character” marks. They come with both a pair of yellow boot laces AND brown flat waxed laces for a more formal look. They are more chunky than my JC Kenton Cap-toe that I am replacing (has served me well), but still look good for business casual. The leather is very soft and they’re unlined so it is flexible and lightweight (though may stretch a little more?). The soles are solid and seem to be weather-ready. Unlike the website photos, the outsoles are stained dark brown around the welt so they don’t look clear unless you flip them over. I considered RW Iron Ranger and W 1000 Mile and felt this was the best fit for me in terms of business-casual style. All are U.S.-made, unlined, Goodyear welt, with leather insole, which were my 4 main criteria. Didn’t want a Poron insole or extra foam or lining from a mistreated calf. I have concerns that the leather may not wear as well (scratches don’t appear to buff out easily) as a more smooth, polished Chromexcel or similar, but they are handsome and I think I will give it a shot. The brown color has very reddish undertones, while the tan is more like a basketball. Both are good colors, and somewhat unique. I wish I could afford to keep one of each. I wear an 11 in running shoes, and 10 or 10.5D in AE dress shoes. A 10D in these boots fits me well, although each “size 10” I received fits a little differently. There was a shipping issue with one box in my order, and AE staff were very helpful despite it not being their fault (FedEx messed up). I recommend these.
    Date published: 2018-12-12
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Like factory second I bought two pairs of this boot in error and was planning to keep one for myself. However, both pairs of boots I received were terrible in terms of quality and looked like factory seconds. This has been a consistent issue with most shoes I have bought from Allen Edmonds in recent history. I have generally had to return everything I have ever bought at least once because of what looks like a factory second, sold at full retail price. Quality control really needs to be looked at. Willing to wait for an exchange, but losing hope.
    Date published: 2018-12-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Traditional appearance No break-in time needed. Felt comfortable right out of the box.
    Date published: 2018-12-10
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Heel Problem - Good customer Service Have 6 pairs of various AE shoes. This is my first boot. Wanted to have something to wear with inclement weather (snow) with a suit. They look great, and traction is good. Wears like a dress shoe, not as much cushion as a normal boot. Though, 2 weeks after they arrived and about 6 wears, the heel came off. The tread is glued on to the wooden heel, and the glue failed. Just fell off. Called customer service and have a new pair inbound. Good experience with the agent. Hopefully was a “one off” boot I received.
    Date published: 2018-12-09
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    Should I size down when buying this shoe.

    I have seen on reviews were a lot of people recommend sizing down on this boot before I make a purchase should I do a size down I am a 10 and a 1/2 and 1 of my feet is slightly smaller than the other
    Asked by: Robert
    These boots reminded me when I use to wear "jump boots" in the military (they are almost exactly the same), so I remember needing foot pads. Please do your knees and feet a favor and buy in your regular size, so you can add foot pads with arch support.
    Answered by: Greg@Atl
    Date published: 2018-11-21

    Normandy Tan 8303

    Do the Normandy tan 8303 come with a different sole or such as a Dainite or Leather or will I have to special order or purchase and send them to be recrafted?
    Asked by: Jay18
    This Normandy style features a Commando rubber sole as pictured. The Normandy style linked below features a leather sole. We apologize, these styles are currently not eligible to be custom ordered. You may request a sole conversion when ordering the Standard Package if you send them to our Recrafting service. Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-11-12

    Is this new Normandy boot still made from Kudu?

    I have the older Normandy in brown kudu and double leather oak sole. This new one (830x) says it's weatherproof, and it look like there's a sheen to them. Is it still made from Kudu? If not, what kind of leather is it? Safe to wear these in a steady rain? Do you recommend using the new weatherproofing spray on these?
    Asked by: Ducatisti
    Yes, this style is made using Kudu leather. You may use our Water Protector to maintain it's resistance to rain or snow overtime. If you experience these weather conditions while wearing them, we still recommend cleaning the surface of the leather and moisturizing the leather as soon as possible. Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-11-12

    The shoes I’ve bought from you have all been 10E. How does this relate to the 10eee in boots?

    Asked by: Fiddle
    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. Find a store near you: https://www.allenedmonds.com/stores Thank you for your interest in the Normandy style!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-10-23

    What’s is the care routine for this leather?

    It currently describes a routine for suede, which this shoe is not.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    I just wipe them down every once and a while. The soles only last me a year, so I have AE do it all once a year
    Answered by: Chris
    Date published: 2018-11-01

    What is the bench welt ?? Does the Normandy 1.0 have this ?? Normandy, BTW, my favorite AE shoe )boot). Remarkable comfortable. And I live in the Tam

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Bench Welt means the boots are handcrafted using a 360* welted construction. Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-10-21

    Regarding the Normandy 2.0, what does bench welt mean. How does this differ from my Normandy 1.0 version ?? Many thanks

    Asked by: Jack
    The differences are the leather options offered which have been treated to tolerate water better, and the commando rubber sole. Bench welt is the same 360 degree welted construction we've always used but with a new name. Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-10-20


    What is a Welted APL last. Is it no longer built on the 34B
    Asked by: Mathfish
    The B34 Last is the APL last. We apologize for the confusion. Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-10-11


    I can't use relaxed fit to buy my shoes. You used to list last's on every piece of footwear. What last is the Normandy built on
    Asked by: William
    The Normandy is constructed on the B34 Last, also known as the APL Last. https://www.allenedmonds.com/discover/shoes-101/lasts.html Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-10-11

    Last change?

    I own the older version of the Normandy in the brown kudu and the black suede Caen. Both had been produced on the B34 last. As far as I was aware, the only platform to use the APL was the Rockies boot, but now I see that listed here as well. Did the last for the Normandy change from B34 to the APL or is that a typo? Can you compare the two, in a little more detail than "they're both relaxed and will fit the same"?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The B34 last is the APL last. We apologize for the confusion. Thank you for your question!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-10-07
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