Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI of fine imported leathers

Cornwallis Dress Oxford with Dainite Rubber Sole

$425.00 $340.00


Item# SF1280


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  • Lace-up balmoral dress shoe
  • Plain toe with medallion
  • Classic fit
  • Extremely versatile with jeans, slacks, khakis and suits


  • Dainite rubber sole for traction and durability
  • 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 1943 Last
  • 360º Goodyear Welted construction
  • Calfskin leather
  • 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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    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.
    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
    Cornwallis Dress Oxford with Dainite Rubber Sole is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 23.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Clearly bad quality that should not have been shipped The leather around the eyelets is wrinkled and dry. These should never have passed a visual inspection or been delivered to a customer. Terrible looking. I came from J&M because their quality let me down, and now I see the same issues with AE. Not sure where to shop next but it won't be online.
    Date published: 2018-12-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable. Looks great as well. I loved the pair. I own a few Allen Edmonds, and this pair did not disappoint.
    Date published: 2018-11-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made and Comfortable Stylish, well made and comfortable. Love the AE shoes. Got these on sale so great value!
    Date published: 2018-05-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just excellent shoes. Always makes a good impression as well. Perfect shoes. Will buy again once the time comes. I have various AE shoes, for various occasions, and weather situations.
    Date published: 2018-05-21
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    Can I get a size/width combination that is not orderable online

    I would normally wear a 6 1/2 D in this shoe. However, with my new orthotics, I need a larger and wider shoe. A 7E is the right size, but not wide enough. The 7 1/2 E is the correct width, but the size is too large - my foot slips around too much. Ideally, I would try a size 7 2E and a size 7 3E, but neither size is available in the Cornwallis. Can I special order one or both of these sizes? If so, are they returnable if I guess wrong on the width? Thank you!
    Asked by: 48945Eghs
    We apologize, at this time we do not offer custom orders for special sizes. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-09-01

    Heel Height: What is the height of the dainite rubber sole vs. leather sole for the Cornwallis?

    Asked by: Tony
    I have both. From floor to the top of the heel of the shoe there is about half a cm difference where the danit is higher. Mostly due to the heel guard that’s part of that sole.
    Answered by: Wisconsin John
    Date published: 2018-05-20

    Traditional Cork Insole... Or Otherwise??

    Does this shoe have (or offer) the traditional AE cork insole... or does it instead offer one of these newfangled synthetic anomalies??
    Asked by: goodbot
    The Cornwallis features our traditional footbed and the cork layer is applied under the insole. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-02-26

    What is the difference between the leather and rubber soles?

    Comfort, recrafting, break in period, etc?
    Asked by: Jeff
    Both options offer comfort, durability, and support. Leather soles are traditionally preferred for office/indoor settings or controlled environments, and are more breathable than rubber soles by helping to dissipate heat. Many prefer the look and feel of a leather sole that enhances our traditional handcrafting techniques. Dainite rubber soles are made with a dense rubber compound that provides more shock absorption, traction, and water resistance. They tend to tolerate longer commutes on concrete sidewalks better than leather. Based on customer feedback as well as our own wear trials, the Dainite will possess some stiffness right out of the box that eases over time with normal wear. Both can be replaced through our Recrafting service as long as the shoe style is eligible for Recrafting (the Carlyle is eligible). Ultimately, the choice between these soles comes down to your personal preference and needs. We suggest visiting your local store to try both and see which one you prefer.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2017-05-03

    choice of sole options

    Hello, I have several pairs of AE dress shoes. They all have leather soles. My questions is this: Do the rubber sole options tend to last longer? Why do people select rubber over leather? Thanks!, Steve
    Asked by: smconway
    Yes. A dainite sole, while being a bit stiffer in the beginning, will almost certainly last longer than a leather sole if the shoe is regularly worn. This is especially true if you live in a rainy part of the world. Downsides include a longer breaking in period and a somewhat thicker sole. If you really like the elegant look of a leather sole, a dainite one might disappoint you.
    Answered by: GuyInOly
    Date published: 2018-06-09
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