Handcrafted in the USA, with fine imported materials

Patriot Shell Cordovan Loafer


Item# SF4956
$695.00 $499.97


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  • Slip-on dress loafer with Cordovan leather
  • Cap-toe balmoral
  • Moc-toe penny loafer with hand stitch vamp
  • 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 Rendenbach leather sole and combination heel
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI of fine imported materials
  • Built on the welted 606 Last
  • Lined Genuine shell Cordovan leather upper
  • Recraftable
  • Care

    Care Instructions

    Cordovan leather requires different care than calfskin due to its unique properties. Brush and wipe regularly and apply cream occasionally to protect the leather and maintain its rich color.

    Regular Maintenance:

    Regularly, brush the leather with our Horsehair Shine Brush or wipe with our Cotton Flannel Polishing Cloth.

    To Protect and Restore Color, Follow These Steps:

    STEP 1: Wipe your shoe down with a damp cloth and allow to dry.

    STEP 2: Using your Horsehair Dauber, apply a small amount of Cordovan cream in a circular motion.

    STEP 3: While the cream is still slightly wet, take our Horsehair Shine Brush and brush back and forth, heating the cream and leather. This allows the natural oils to move to the surface to bring out the leather's natural shine.

    STEP 4: Next, use the soft side of our Cotton Flannel Polishing Cloth to buff the shoe until the surface is no longer tacky. Often, some excess cream will transfer onto the cloth, which is normal.

    STEP 5: Take our Heel Dressing applicator and press against the edge of the heel and sole.


    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
    Patriot Shell Cordovan Loafer is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 134.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from . I purchased the burgendy colored shoes. The initial color faded after wearing only 5 to 6 times and there is a distinct difference in color from one shoe to the other. Love the way the shoe fits and feels but very disappointed in a shoe with this price tag to fade or wear so poorly.
    Date published: 2019-12-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shoe that fits my “hard to fit” feet. I am writing this review in hopes that others with similarly shaped feet might benefit from my experience. Years ago most would have simply considered my feet to be “narrow”. Over time I have come to learn that instead my feet are considered to be “low volume” with a narrower than normal heel yet with an average width forefoot. As someone who really enjoys the look of a nice loafer, this has made for quite a challenge as most loafers seem to be designed for feet with a wider heel and more substantial mass through the center of the foot. For me this resulted in either massive amounts of heel slippage, or a pinched forefoot (and often both) when it came to most loafers. Well the Patriots happen to fit my particular foot shape perfectly. They were comfortable right out of the box. I have no complaints about the looks or the quality of these shoes. I feel that both are top notch. The most comparable shoe that I have personal experience with is the Alden LHS. While the proportions of the two shoes vary a bit (I do prefer the look of the Patriots) for the most part these shoes are very similar. I could have happily lived with the LHS had that shoe better fit my feet. As it is though, I am grateful that the Patriots ended up being the best loafer for me. Based on my experience I’ve rated the Patriots 5 out of 5 for quality and overall satisfaction. When it comes to value I’ve rated them at a neutral 3 out of 5 simply due to cost. I realize that shell cordovan does not come cheap and is only likely to continue to escalate in price but this is a good chunk of change to spend on a pair of shoes. As far as fit is concerned, it all comes down to the lasts used In the construction of the shoes and how well they match up with with the shape of your own feet.
    Date published: 2019-12-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Caved in and bought the cordovan — and I am delighted The Patriot was my favorite loafer — my favorite shoe, really — when they were still made of ordinary leather, and then Allen Edmonds stopped making them except in cordovan and for quite a price. I held out for years and then, at he beginning of the current sale, I caved in and spent the money on a new pair. They arrived today. There’s nothing like putting on a new pair of shoes that fit exactly right from the first instant, as these do. And they’re beautifully made and look great. I couldn’t be happier.
    Date published: 2019-04-23
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst quality ever I have a lots of AE shoes and I used to be a loyal customer. The quality of this company is now not even close to what it used to be. Unless you're happy paying $600 for a 2nd... I had to send these Patriots back 4 times!!! Each time the shoes had some pretty obvious flaws. Customer service takes them back and send a new pair, which just have a different defect. The 5th pair is OK, even though the cordovan have some dark spots on the left shoe and the toe box has irregular shape compared to the right shoe. I guess I could keep thrm, but I think it's going back anyway. In the meantime, I visited the Alden store and checked out their LHS and they're just perfect. Too bad AE can't keep up.
    Date published: 2019-04-01
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    Is this shoe available in black calf?
    Asked by: Ernie
    Hello, Thank you for your inquiry! Unfortunately, the Patriot is only available in Cordovan. -AE Consumer Care Dept.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-10-28

    Will Patriot be done in suede again

    Asked by: Scott
    We would are happy to forward your question the appropriate parties for future consideration.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2019-09-12

    Additional styles?

    Are there any plans to introduce a shell Lake Forest? The Lake Forest is sort of a modernized update to the Patriot; sleeker looking and more polished. Plus I feel as though the Lake Forest, whose fit is a lot "easier" and more forgiving, would generate a much larger audience. I understand that the Patriot was sort of a "classic" and a favorite of Paul, but sometimes it is better to change and adapt. The Randolph I feel works for a lot of people, not for others. It runs wider than most shoes but also very flat. The Patriot for a much smaller group; narrow in the heel but also very low vamp. I feel like the Lake Forest would encompass virtually everyone with the marriage of a narrow heel, raised vamp and sufficiently roomy toebox.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    There are currently no immediate plans to introduce this style in Shell Cordovan. Please know we appreciate your feedback and it will be taken it into consideration for our future product development and offerings. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-03-08

    Is the Patriot roomy enough for someone with a bunion?

    I usually wear size 9.5 EEE in AE shoes, the extra width required in part by a bunion just below my big toe on my R foot. I'm wondering if the Patriot is roomy enough in the toe box/forefoot to comfortably accommodate my condition. Some of the reviews suggest the fit might be too restrictive. Thanks!
    Asked by: Bulldog
    I wear a 9.5 D and it is like this shoe was custom made for me. I do think that the fit is narrow in the ankle, as it should be, for me at any rate. I have a pair in suede and the fit was so perfect for me that I bought a pair in shell cordovan. I have never been able to wear loafer comfortably until I tried these. Most loafers are not snug enough in the ankle and flop off of my feet. I hope this helps you.
    Answered by: HRH David
    Date published: 2019-09-20

    Patriot with combination tap sole (burgundy)

    can you get the shoes in cordovan?
    Asked by: Ivo
    The Patriot style is currently offered in Genuine Shell Cordovan in Black and Brown with a leather sole. To see if you can place a special order for Patriot style in Genuine Shell Cordovan leather in Burgundy with the combination tap sole, and to find out more about our custom fees, please contact our customer assistance center directly at cacmail@allenedmonds.com or by calling 1-800-235-2348 (Mon-Fri 7:00AM-6PM CST) so they can determine if your specific request can be accomplished based on current availability of shoe materials and components.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2015-04-30

    Polish color for Brown

    This is the first pair of AE I will be polishing myself and want to get a good color match. The shoe description is "brown burnished calf" and the polish colors I think might match are "Dark Brown", "Bourbon", or "Walnut". Which is the best fit?
    Asked by: NWiggers
    Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend using the Dark Brown Premium Shoe Polish for your Patriot Penny Loafers in Brown Burnished Calf. Prior to polishing, we do recommend using our Conditioner Cleaner to prepare the leather for polishing. Apply it with a soft cotton cloth in small amounts at a time and in circular motions, then apply the polish and buff or brush to a desired shine. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2015-04-23

    What is the difference between the Patriot Cordovan Loafer & the Partiot Penny Loafer?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    It is the leather. Shell Cordovan Leather is the highest quality leather one can buy. Horween make this leather in Chicago from horse hides and it is the only manufacturer of this leather. It takes one horse to make a pair of shoes. The name derives from the city of Cordoba, Spain where this leather originated.
    Answered by: HRH David
    Date published: 2018-03-07

    Please compare the fit of the Patriot with fit of the Presidio and the Cole.

    Asked by: Mike4717
    The Patriot is constructed on the 606 last which has a broad, flat toe providing a roomier forepart. The instep transition and cone rise is farther back than a typical Allen Edmonds last. The Presidio was constructed on the 222 last which has an elongated toe with a slightly higher instep and a more narrow fit in the forefoot creating a sleek silhouette and rounded European look. The Cole was constructed on the discontinued 456 last which had a very wide rounded toe. By selecting shoes manufactured on the last that most resembles the contours of your feet, you will achieve a superior fit, only enhancing the comfort of your shoes.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2015-01-20

    Is your E width your "normal" width?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    No D width
    Answered by: Mark C
    Date published: 2017-02-25

    Are the insoles removable?

    Are the insoles in this shoe removable or is that only in the orthotic range?
    Asked by: Alvin
    Thank you for your interest in Allen Edmonds. The Patriot style was not designed with an orthotic fit in mind and so it does not feature a removable insole. The styles that feature removable insoles are those that are part of the Orthotic Collection and Jack Nicklaus Collection; as well as the Voyager style. Keep in mind, however, that if the shoe is fit large enough, these inserts can be used in almost any of our shoes. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions. Allen Edmonds Customer Service
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2014-07-25
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