Handcrafted in the USA, with fine imported materials

Lake Forest Penny Loafer

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Item# SF1030
$395.00 $245.00

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  • Select Color 1030 Black

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Style

  • Slip-on dress penny loafer
  • Dress it up or down, perfect any way you style it
  • Relaxed Fit, slightly roomy feel

Performance

  • 360º Bench Welt construction for durability and stability
  • CustomCork™ insole naturally molds for a custom fit
  • Single oak leather sole
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI of fine imported materials
  • Built on the welted 2042 Last
  • Premium calfskin leather upper
  • 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.
    Fit

    Relaxed 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
    Reviews
    Ask & Answer
    Lake Forest Penny Loafer is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 60.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great potential, disappointed with shoe quality and customer service thus far I spent a lot of time fitting Allen Edmonds shoes at a local retailer to ensure a proper fit (size 9D felt great, had no issues with the Lake Forest Penny Loafer in store). The store I was at did not have the color I wanted so I ordered them from the Allen Edmonds online store. Unfortunately, after the shoes I ordered online arrived, within the first 10-15 minutes of wearing them I noticed a lot of discomfort with the outside edge of the right shoe digging into my right ankle. The left shoe felt great. After measuring the shoes, it appeared to me that the outside edge of my right shoe was slightly higher than the outside edge of the left shoe. I did not experience any similar issue with the pair I tried on in store. At this point the right shoe is so painful it is unwearable. I recognize that good quality shoes such as these sometimes require a break in period and I am familiar the occasional temporary discomfort associated with this as I have experienced it with other pairs of AE shoes. However, the issue I have with the right shoe digging into the ankle is very different than any break in discomfort I have experienced and I do not feel as though it will resolve with additional wears. I contacted customer service about this issue and they said that because the shoes were worn they could not be exchanged (I am aware that this is their return policy for an otherwise normal pair of shoes but this does not seem appropriate for something that appears to be a manufacturer defect). They said instead the shoes would need to be “evaluated”, which would take several weeks after I mailed them back in. They also mentioned that if a defect could not be identified my shoes would just be sent back to me and they would not be eligible for return/exchange. I’m frankly disappointed in this approach because in the best case scenario it will be weeks before I can wear these shoes if an issue can be identified, but worst case scenario I may be left with a very expensive pair of shoes that I cannot wear.
    Date published: 2019-10-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent is the word. Albeit the scarcity of funds when you need it, I can easily make Allen Edmonds the only shoe maker I would invite to my party. Allen's shoes are simply the best in both comfort and quality. Thanks Allen.
    Date published: 2019-08-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from The best looking shoe I will never wear Love the looks of the shoe, but its sheer misery to wear. I have been wearing the shoe 1-2 days per week (for the last few months) with the hope that it will finally break in and be comfortable....except it still feels like someone hollowed out tree trunks for me to wear. Insanely stiff...and again I only wear 1-2 days per week because its all my feet can tolerate. I own 5 other pairs of AE, and none had a break in period like this. This pair will likely be locked in a closet, never to be seen again. The difference in comfort and quality of my prior purchased shoes, and this current loafer is astounding.
    Date published: 2019-06-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Shoe - runs wider than normal E width Great Shoe - runs wider than normal E width though. I own at least 8 other pairs of size 13 E Allen Edmond Shoes and these seem to be the widest. If I ordered again, I'd get the normal 13 D size
    Date published: 2019-05-09
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    Are soles rubber or real leather on this forest loafer? Also wooster street in cigar? If real leather soles on both, want a pair of each in 10 E

    Are soles rubber or real leather on this forest loafer? Also wooster street in cigar? If real leather soles on both, want a pair of each in 10 E. Please respond.
    Asked by: Joe
    The soles on the Lake Forest are leather with a rubber heel.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2019-10-26

    Proper treatment

    How should I treat these shoes before wearing them? Waterproofer? Leather lotion? Anything in particular? Also, what type of leather are these made from? Thank you.
    Asked by: Kris
    Allen Edmonds shoes are ready to wear out of the box, however some customer like to shine them before wearing them the first time. This is not entirely necessary as it really is just personal preference. If you wish to care for the shoes before wearing them, you can apply Leather Lotion and follow with Speed Polish to add shine. The Lake Forest is made using calfskin. Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-03-06

    I just received this shoe for Christmas...I want to know other peoples experience with the fit.

    I own two other pairs of Allen Edmonds. The Clifton and Strand, both in 10.5 D. They fit like a glove out of the box but these Lake Forest loafers in the same size are quite a bit more roomy and slip on the heel.
    Asked by: Jeff
    Shoe runs large in width and length....and narrow in comfort. I recommend a different pair of shoes
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-06-22

    Refracting

    Can this shoe have a dainite or v tread sole added during recrafting?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Thank you for reaching out to us. A dainite or v treat sole can be put on the Lake Forest loafer during Recrafting. 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

    Belt that pairs well - and available in dark brown?

    Asked by: djb
    We recommend the Wide Basic, Cambridge, or Midland belts. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-04-11

    Size Down?

    Is it recommended to size down a half size in these loafers? I'm a 10 and measure right between C and D on a brannock. Typically wear a 10 D on other Allen Edmonds.
    Asked by: njtim
    No, length is standard. I wear 10.5, but the width can be a little problematic. D tight and E a bit loose. Wear thin sock with D, thick with E. They do accept returns if necessary.
    Answered by: Grandog7
    Date published: 2018-11-07

    Lafayette

    I have over 20 pairs of AE and typically 10D regardless of lasts fits me well. Also, I wear 9.5D in Alden Barrie. The width of my feet is between a D and E, kind of like a D+/E-. I also have flat feet. On Nordstrom's site, they say Lake Forest runs large and recommend going down a size. Unfortunately, there's no AE stores near me to try them on. What size should I get in Lake Forest? TIA.
    Asked by: KC
    It is difficult to recommend a size through this channel and guarantee a proper fit because each style can fit differently based on the contours of your feet. Typically, we recommend trying the same size you usually wear and judge the fit based on how comfortable you feel in the shoes.   It is vitally important to visit an Allen Edmonds retail store or retail partner for a professional fitting to increase your chances of being fit correctly for each last and style. If that's 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 shoes in returnable condition. http://www.allenedmonds.com/discover/shoes-101/lasts.html
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-01-11

    How should I treat this shoe before I begin wearing it (i.e., waterproofing, etc.)?

    Asked by: Kris
    Thank you for your question. The shoes are ready to wear out of the box. We do not have a recommended waterproofing agent for our shoes as waterproofers can damage the calfskin leather and finishes we use.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2017-09-05

    I just bought a polishing kit for my lake forest, how do I use each item that came with it?

    The polishing kit came with leather lotion, conditional cleaner, and premium shoe polish.
    Asked by: DC
    Brush your shoe off with a horsehair cleaning brush. This removes gross dust. If you are really dirty a damp cotton cloth may be needed. Use a small amount of cleaner/conditioner and rub into shoe with circular motions. Once you get the shoe covered, wipe off with clean cotton cloth. Leather lotion can then be applied, you do not need a lot just enough to cover the shoe. Let dry and penetrate. At least 20 minutes but I let it go at least a few hours. Apply polish in circular motions and let dry at least 10 minutes. Use a horsehair brush, this is the one that you use on similar colors for shinning and not cleaning. And brush to a desired shine. Use a clean cloth to do a final wipe down. Depending on wear this might be a monthly ritual or weekly depends on how much you wear. But once you get a base shine brushing and wiping will go a long way.
    Answered by: shoe nut
    Date published: 2017-07-18

    How's the sizing?

    How's the sizing on this loafer compared to the Ascher? What's the difference between the lasts on the Ascher and Lake Forest?
    Asked by: JR
    I own both. The Lake Forest foot box is slightly wider than on the Ascher. For me, at least, it is a better fit.
    Answered by: AmericanDW
    Date published: 2017-05-06
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