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Strand Cap-Toe Oxford with Combination Tap Sole

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Item# SF1616
$395.00 $315.00

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Style

  • Lace-up oxford dress shoe
  • Cap-toe balmoral with perforated brogue styling
  • Dress it up or down, perfect any way you style it
  • Classic Fit, fits true to size

Performance

  • 360º Bench Welt construction for durability and stability
  • CustomCork™ insole naturally molds for a custom fit
  • V-Tread tap sole
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI of fine imported materials
  • Built on the welted 65 Last
  • Lined 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

    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
    Reviews
    Ask & Answer
    Strand Cap-Toe Oxford with Combination Tap Sole is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 931.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great business and casual shoe This is my second pair of EA shoes I bought. Like the Fifth Avenue I bought them in NY, but these in Walnut. As the Fifth Avenues, they are perfect to wear, look stunning and are extremely comfortable. I most of the time wear them with blue Jeans and they are my go to shoes when I am not 100% sure if I should go formal or casual.
    Date published: 2012-10-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid shoe, This is your Dad’s solid, dependable, no nonsense shoe. The styling is pedestrian and utterly unremarkable. Yet, it’s well made, comfortable and always appropriate. Sometimes boring is good. That’s the case with this shoe.
    Date published: 2019-11-27
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed I have been wearing Allen Edmonds shoes for over 20 years, have 9 pair. Really liked this shoe in the catalog so decided to order it in chocolate color. Was extremely disappointed. Not the quality I have come to expect from Allen Edmonds. The stitching on the toe was at best rough. The cut of leather on the toe was uneven, with one side sticking up in the air. Returned the shoes for a refund.
    Date published: 2019-11-24
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Quality Control Unfortunately, I had a very poor experience with the fit of these shoes. I have over 10 pairs of Allen Edmonds shoes in my closet at the moment, including two pairs of non-Cordovan Strands. For each of these shoes, I wear a size 9.5 EEE; all of them fit extremely well. I ordered the same size for the Cordovan Strands, but unfortunately the fit was not the same—but not in the way that you might think. The length and width of the shoe are fine, but the height of the shoe at the ankle is much higher than that of any other oxford from AE that I've either owned or tried on. The height of the shoe is such that the leather rubs against the inside of my ankle, creating a painful and visible blister after prolonged use. Unfortunately for me, I thought the shoe just needed to simply be "broken in," so I wore the shoe out for a day. And then another day. And then one more—all in the vain attempt to soften the leather and mold the shoe to my foot. Unfortunately, the issue only got worse the more I used them. I initially thought it was a flawed pair, but even after sending the shoe back for recrafting (alerting AE of the issue as the reason for the recraft), the issue persisted. I'm not sure if I just got unlucky or if there is a design flaw, but at the end of the day, I spent ~$700 on a pair of shoes that are unequivocally unwearable (and since I used them a few times, un-returnable—a painful lesson learned, to be sure). Given how much I have enjoyed my other pairs of shoes at AE, it pains me to say that I have not purchased a pair of shoes since. I simply cannot trust spending ~$700+ on a non-functional shoe. Beautiful leather, but I was hoping for more than an expensive decoration.
    Date published: 2019-11-21
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    Why are you showing the Strand in oxblood, chili, and carbon separately from black, walnut, and cigar? Are some of these colors clearance items?

    Asked by: Jackie28

    Is this shoe available in the color: 2305 (Cigar), Size 8.5 for the Sale Price of $315?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Hello, Thank you for inquiry! You can currently purchase the Cigar Strand in 8.5 for $ 315. -AE Consumer Care Dept.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-10-01

    I don't expect you'll do anything, but have had something that bugged me since bought a black pair of strands a little under three years ago.

    I have loved the fit and the wear, but. I never cared for fact that their is a gap between the "subsole" and the leathelearned.Your picures make that part of the sole seem very smoothe. The gap has always been there and not gotten any worse. It just bugs me because I would like consider a pair of loafers but think that your product pictures don't match what you get. I bought these on $50.00 off sale from this site. Do you guys sell seconds on sale? I wish now that I would have sent them back forr another, but lesson learned.
    Asked by: Ken
    Hello, Thank you for your inquiry! We do offer a Factory Second version of the Strand Cap-toe Oxford for a significantly reduced priced. If you would like to check out our factory seconds, please visit an outlet store or shoebank.com. -AE Consumer Care Dept.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-09-18

    Which belt do you recommend for the Strands in Cigar?

    Asked by: Russell
    The best belt in my opinion is the Manistee Belt in Dark Chili. Dark Chili closely matches the Cigar Strand, and the brogue patterns are similar between the belt and the shoe.
    Answered by: IowaHawk
    Date published: 2019-10-23

    Will Strand Shell Cordovan Cap-Toe Oxford be made in Black?

    Asked by: SouthFla
    We would be happy to forward your request to the appropriate parties for future consideration!
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2019-08-21

    Can the rubber sole be replaced If or when it wears down?

    It looks like it is stitch on together with the leather sole. How long will it last?
    Asked by: JKM

    I have full orthotics. Can I remove inner soles and replace them with my custom orthotics? Are the shoes deep enough to then be comfortable?

    Asked by: ss
    The insoles of the Strands are not removable. We would recommend taking your orthotics to your nearest store to try them out on a pair of Strands.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2019-05-06

    How is the durability of the combination tap sole relative to leather? Longer wearing, I assume?

    Asked by: cab
    I have the Mcallister Wing Tips with the combination tap sole. It is by far my favorite sole of all my AE’s. It’s extremely durable but more flexible than the leather soles. I believe the break in period was shorter compared to the traditional leather sole, I wore (and still wear) the shoes more often than any other AE’s I own. I got at least 2.5 - 3 years of solid use before I sent them to be re crafted and truthfully, I sent them in way too early. The soles had plenty of tread left. Let me put the 2.5 - 3 years of use into perspective... I am in outside sales. I walk on various surfaces ALL DAY LONG. Hot pavement, asphalt, carpet, tile, in the rain and blazing Alabama heat as well as climate controlled areas. They hold up so well that I will have them put on the Carbon Strands I am getting ready to order.
    Answered by: Mike
    Date published: 2019-08-17

    What polish for cigar?

    What color polish is recommended for cigar?
    Asked by: Whitebeard
    I would recommend neutral polish for Cigar and Coffee colored-shoes. I accidentally turned my Coffee McAllisters into Dark Chili McAllisters by using standard “brown” polish. I wouldn’t want to risk the unique look of the Cigar color by mixing it with off-color polishes: it is best to just use neutral.
    Answered by: IowaHawk
    Date published: 2019-10-23

    Will this be available again in 13D? I would like to purchase

    Asked by: Anonymous
    We apologize this style is not currently available in size 13D. We’d love to be able to notify you if or when an item is available; however, we don’t have access to future inventory. We’re really sorry for any disappointment caused. Please keep checking back or contact your local store for availability. Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-03-23
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