Handcrafted in the USA, with fine imported materials

Kenilworth Plain-Toe Blucher


Item# SF8005
$395.00 $199.97



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  • Perfect balance of modern American style and craftsmanship
  • Three eyelet plain-toe blucher
  • 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
  • Single oak leather sole
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI of fine imported materials
  • Built on the welted 65 Last
  • Premium French calfskin leather upper with natural fine grain
  • 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
    Kenilworth Plain-Toe Blucher is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 143.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Military Man's Blucher By very definition, the Blucher is a military design. Allen Edmonds Kenilworth Plain-Toe Blucher is cleary crafted to appeal to the military man, and in this regard the cobblers in Port Washington excel. I wanted a shoe that combined the versitality of understated embellishment and long-wearing durability akin to the military low-quarters I enjoyed of decades ago. This Blucher exceeds my expectations. Dressed-up or dressed-down, day or night, anything short of formal wear where only an Oxford will do, this shoe can be paired with. Recommended to my brother officers, the Kenilworth Plain-Toe Blucher should be in every man's wardrobe.
    Date published: 2020-02-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fine shoe and style.` I really like this shoe. Fits true to the sizes of my Allen Edmond collection. Give it a high wearability index: casual with khakis through sportsuits. 'Will look forward to AE adding walnut to the color scale so that I can order another pair.
    Date published: 2019-08-06
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Noticeable AE Quality Control issues Potential Buyers, I’ve had to return brand new shoes from Allen Edmonds twice in the last six months per quality control issues. They do not allow exchanges for the same shoes without the problems. They refund your money and you have to reorder and hope the shoes do not have the same defect. I’ve been an AE customer for quite some time and have around 10 pairs in my collection. They are my favorite shoe maker even despite recent QC failure. I really hope they can turn it around. In addition to this I’ve made orders on the website of items they listed as having only to be informed that item and/ or size of item was no longer available. Please update your website in a timely manner. Pair one: the captioned Kenilworth in brown. Looked forward to this shoe. The leather was incorrectly dyed compared to the picture. The gradient on the color when moving towards the toe is gradual in the picture. In the shoes I received it is so abrupt the shoe looks like it has a painted on cap toe line! Pair 2: 5th Avenue in black. Long time AE model. Both shoes had large ridged creases in front of the brogue on the cap toe before ever worn. Frankly this lack of quality control wouldn’t be allowed in a shoe offered at Walmart at three times less the price. Not an exaggerated statement. These shoes should not even been allowed to be sold as factory seconds. I sincerely hope AE corrects these QC issues. When reading some of the reviews previously I thought they were exaggerated rants because I had not yet experienced it. But now I have twice in six months. So it appears to be a real concern. I may just purchase in store from now on. Online buying is a gamble. At this price point this is unacceptable. I look forward to purchasing more AE in the future. I rarely if ever review items purchased online. However, I hope AE will see this QC problem for what it is and simply fix the issues. Sincerely, Concerned Customer
    Date published: 2019-07-25
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Looks Good But... The shoe buckles a little, and it is squeaky. I like Allen Edmunds shoes when they work out, but 2 out of the last 3 pairs I've bought have had serious issues, including one pair that is unwearable because the cut rubs against my ankle bone and is squeaky as well.
    Date published: 2019-06-25
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    What belt matches the brown color for this shoe? Is it the "coffee" color for belts?

    I want to find a belt that matches this shoe in the brown color. There is no "brown" listed in belts--there is "coffee" in the wide basic belt. Is that the matching color?
    Asked by: MS
    We would recommend the Stitch Avenue Belt in Coffee as a coordinating belt.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2019-12-04

    how do you get the lacing to lie flat on the top as shown in the picture

    I know there is a trick lacing pattern to get that sleek look. Do I skip lace (one to second grommet) other to third?
    Asked by: original tanman
    Use ladder lacing with quality waxed laces and finish with a beauti knot
    Answered by: D
    Date published: 2020-02-11

    Is this shoe entirely made of full grain leather?

    Asked by: DanD1982
    Yes, the Kenilworth, like most of our footwear, is handcrafted using the finest full grain leather we can source. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2015-01-28

    Is this a shoe you can wear with jeans or is it more designed to go with a suit?

    Asked by: Mike
    The Kenilworth is considered to be a dress shoe because the lack or adornment and elongated silhouette makes it the perfect style for suits and tuxedos. However, as men’s fashion rules change, there is much more flexibility in how men dress and how one pairs their shoes with their attire. The Kenilworth can certainly be worn with dress/casual outfits, specially in the walnut leather because it tends to be a more versatile color. If you want to wear the walnut Kenilworth with jeans, consider coordinating it with the matching belt, a white dress shirt, and a charcoal blazer for example. Another way to wear it would be with dark wash jeans, a blue shirt, and khaki blazer. Ultimately, what each individual chooses to pair their Allen Edmonds with is their own decision; we encourage customers to wear what they feel most comfortable in. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2015-01-30

    I see these are on clearance. If I were to buy a pair, would they be able to be recrafted in a decade?

    Asked by: Bret
    Yes, the re-crafting service re-uses the existing uppers. Even with full re-crafting, the sole, heel & insole will all be replaced - the uppers will be reconditioned and re-finished/polished. This is what makes a Goodyear welted shoe such high value, it can be reconditioned either by AE or a quality cobbler.
    Answered by: JDH
    Date published: 2015-01-12

    Will this product line be renewed?

    The plain Kenilworth shoe is fantastic in walnut and can go with so many styles. I want to order my second pair.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Thank you for your interest in Allen Edmonds. At this time there are no plans to reintroduce the Kenilworth into our current collection, and therefore it is limited to the sizes and width currently available online. However, we suggest checking out our Carlyle style which is a balmoral but also features a plain toe and it is offered in the walnut leather. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions. Allen Edmonds Customer Service
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2014-12-07

    Is this color tan or brown?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2014-12-11

    If we order the Custom Sole V Tread Tap Sole on this shoe is it still eligible for Full Recrafting in the future?

    Asked by: Jeff85
    Thank you for your interest in Allen Edmonds. Yes, all our shoes manufactured in our Port Washington factory using the 360-degree Goodyear welted process, including the Kenilworth, are eligible for Recrafting regardless of the custom sole option. Learn more about Recrafting under our recrafting link here: http://www.allenedmonds.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/RecraftingView?catalogId=40000000001&langId=-1&storeId=1 Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions. Allen Edmonds Customer Service
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2014-03-11

    Has the bowing problem been solved.

    These look like very nice shoes, but it seems like a lot of people have the problem of bowing below the ankle. Has that been addressed?
    Asked by: kam
    Unfortunately not, as of 12' July 2013
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2014-08-06

    can I use an orthotic in these shoes?

    can I use an orthotic in any shoes that are not labeled "orthotic". I tried a pair of park avenues and it didnt seem quite right-- heel was loose...
    Asked by: Randy
    Thank you for your interest in Allen Edmonds. The Kenilworth and Park Avenue styles were not manufactured with an orthotic fit in mind. We only manufacture a select number of styles with our removable footbed. As well, Allen Edmonds Replacement Orthotic Insoles are designed for a select number of styles which feature removable orthotics. You can find the complete Allen Edmonds Orthotic Collection of shoes by clicking here: http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/cati2_Shoes_1_40000000001_-1_______130259_subcategory?. Keep in mind though, if the shoe is fit large enough, orthotic inserts can be used in almost any of our shoes. Depending on your foot shape and preferred fit, typically we recommend ordering a size up. The best way to get a proper fit with your orthotic inserts is to visit a master fitter in one of our retail stores. If this is not possible, keep in mind that products purchased on allenedmonds.com may be returned at any time, as long as the item is unused and accompanied by the packing slip. Trying the shoes on a carpeted surface will help prevent scuffing on the sole and keep the shoe in returnable condition. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions. Allen Edmonds Customer Service
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2013-10-23
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