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Strand Shell Cordovan Cap-Toe Oxford

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Item# SF1645
$695.00

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  • Select Color 1645 Brown

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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
  • Single Rendenbach leather sole and combination heel
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI of fine imported materials
  • Built on the welted 65 Last
  • Genuine Horween® Shell Cordovan
  • 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.

    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 Shell Cordovan Cap-Toe Oxford is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 938.
    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 1 out of 5 by from Inconsistency Second pair of Allen Edmonds and disappointed... First pair was good, however, the second pair I ordered (Strand Cap-Toe Oxford) were total garbage. The outer side of left shoe collar rode so high that is caused my ankle to bleed after wearing it one day. Will take to a cobbler to see if it can be fixed, or will throw away.
    Date published: 2020-01-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding! As a recent convert, I purchased four pairs of Allen Edmonds over the holidays, including two Greene Street Wingtips, one Boulevard Cap Toe, and this Strand Cap Toe Oxford (Cigar). I was comfortable buying the bluchers given my high instep. I was much less confident with the Strand Oxford. I thought it would fit much too tight across the vamp and laces area. My fears were unwarranted. Allow me to back up--I am a big guy with wide feet--10.5 3E. The Strand Oxfords fit like a glove, and are incredibly comfortably in every respect. I am immediately ordering another pair of Strands (black), as well as the Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue shoes based on the same 65 last. I am a huge new fan of this excellent shoe brand. BTW, I love the other shoe purchases as well, but the Strand is phenomenal!
    Date published: 2020-01-12
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Awesome shoe but poor sizing on the website... Based on other shoe sizes the website said I should go with a 10 (I tried 2 different current shoes). My size is normally a 10.5, but I thought the website knows best. The shoe came in and was a little snug but I thought it would stretch during break-in. I’ve worn the shoes twice to church and my feet were killing me by the time I got home. It’s a great shoe but I should have gone with my gut and got the 10.5, now they’ve been worn twice and they’re too tight... almost $400 later, now what? Chris
    Date published: 2020-01-10
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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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