Available in Extended Sizes & Widths

Leeds Shell Cordovan Derby Shoe


Item# SF9501
$695.00 $590.75


  • Select Color 3085 Brown

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  • Plain-toe derby dress shoes
  • Part of the Cordovan Collection
  • Pairs perfectly with suits
  • Classic Fit, fits true to size


  • 360º Bench Welt construction for durability and stability
  • CustomCork™ insole forms a custom fit
  • Double Rendenbach leather sole and combination heel
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI of fine imported materials
  • Genuine Shell Cordovan leather by Horween®
  • Soft leather lining
  • Built on the welted 511 Last
  • 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.

    Looking for replacement laces? Find the right laces for your Allen Edmonds shoes and boots here: Shoelace Fit Chart


    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


    We believe making a great pair of shoes or boots is a long-term commitment. That’s why we construct our styles with handcrafted bench welts, ensuring our experts can rebuild your footwear and you can count on years of exceptional wear.

    Our recrafting service saves over 70,000 pairs of shoes from landfills each year.

    From refinishing the uppers to replacing the soles, we offer a full range of packages for extending the lifespan of our timeless designs.

    Ask & Answer
    Leeds Shell Cordovan Derby Shoe is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 182.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My last pair lasted only 22 years. Lets see if you guys can do better this time but I'll be 84 by then. My last pair lasted only 22 years. Lets see if you guys can do better this time but I'll be 84 by then! Just keep doing what you are doing, please.
    Date published: 2021-12-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made to last I’m very impressed with this dress shoe. I use it with my dress uniform in the Navy. The quality is top notch. They are very comfortable to stand in for up to 16 hour work days. I suspect that they will last much longer then my Baits, and I have every intention to have them resoled when the time comes.
    Date published: 2021-11-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A mans shoe, classic understated elegance This shoe is like a fine Camel Hair jacket, never out of style. The shoe compliments a beautiful suit or a nice pair of Khakis with a sweater. Because of the fine robust quality construction it takes a bit of breaking in, but once completed it feels like a million bucks on your feet and you look spectacular!!
    Date published: 2021-11-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic plain toe blucher Ordered these to test sizing because the color I really wanted was not available. They arrived and quite frankly I was tempted to keep them and order the other color as well! They looked great and were a good match with several of my outfits. Regardless I returned them and ordered the other color.
    Date published: 2021-11-11
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    What shoe polish do you apply to Cigar Color?

    Asked by: Steve1951
    Thank you for your inquiry! We recommend using the neutral option for the cigar color. We hope this information helps!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2021-09-14

    Leeds Cordovan Derby

    If I place an order how quickly can I expect delivery?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Hi there! Thank you for your interest in our footwear. For items that are available to be sent out, you can expect delivery within approximately 10 business days. For speciality items such as the Leeds Cordovan Derby, we ask that you allow up to 9 weeks for delivery. Cordovan styles are made to order.
    Answered by: Consumer Care
    Date published: 2021-09-06

    size 8.5e vs 9d

    hello the size recommendation told me 8.5e would be true to my size. I have a rather wide feet, but would 9d fit my feet as well? I prefer the shoe to have a slimmer last but if 9d doesnt fit like 8.5e, i guess i should buy 8.5e. thx
    Asked by: Anonymous
    We would recommend that you start with the 8.5e and if it does not fit then try a 9.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2021-06-08

    How often do you carry cigar polish and cream?

    I'm interested in buying a pair of your cigar Blucher shoes.
    Asked by: Thomas
    Thank you for reaching out to Allen Edmonds! We're sorry to say that we do not have a polish specific to the cigar leathers. For these items, we would recommend using neutral polish.
    Answered by: Consumer Care
    Date published: 2021-04-26

    Can I custom order a 7B? If it doesn't fit, is it returnable?

    Asked by: Scott
    You'll be pleased to know that you can purchase the Leeds in 7B. However, they are currently backordered 3 weeks. If you purchase a backordered item, the item is returnable. However, if you purchase an item with a custom sole, the shoes are not returnable.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2021-04-20

    I don’t know my width

    Asked by: Kevin
    We recommend visiting an Allen Edmonds retail store for a professional fitting. To find an Allen Edmonds store near you, please follow this link: https://www.allenedmonds.com/stores
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2021-04-13

    Why have the Walnut and Oxblood colors been removed?

    Hello, I’d like to know why the oxblood and walnut colors for The Leeds have been removed. Will they be available again at some point for purchase? Or could they be ordered custom-made (as can the Park Avenues)? Thanks!
    Asked by: Bk600
    Unfortunately, walnut and oxblood has been discontinued in this style. There are many factors considered when discontinuing styles such as customer feedback, sales performance, or fashion trends. These are decisions made internally by our design and leadership teams and we're sorry we unable to share specific reasons for the discontinuation of each style. We apologize for any disappointment.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2021-01-09

    what color cream or wax polish does one apply to CIGAR colored shoes?

    Asked by: WindyCitySomm
    We would recommend our brown polish. Our brown polish can accommodate the brown, brown burnish, coffee and cigar colors.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-10-12

    Is “Leeds Shell Cordovan Derby Shoe” actually Cordovan leather, as worn by US Marine officers with their uniforms?

    Asked by: Marine1
    These shoes are made with genuine cordovan leather. -AE Consumer Care Dept. -
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-08-18

    Is the LEEDS Cigar the same shoe as your old LEEDS Cordovan? Is it actually cordovan leather?

    Asked by: freddy
    The Leeds Dress Plain-toe Blucher Shoe is Cigar is made with calf skin leather. Unfortunately, it is not made with cordovan leather. -AE Consumer Care Dept.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-07-21
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