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Strand Shell Cordovan Cap-Toe Oxford

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Item# SF1645
$695.00

Variations

  • Select Color 1695 Burgundy

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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
  • Soft leather lining
  • 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 947.
    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 Very nice shoe - but QC problems again I bought these shoes at a brick and mortar location. They came in the mail with a mis-punched toe medallion, inconsistent stitching, and visible drawn on outline (from where the shoe is marked to show the worker where to sew the vamp on). This is my 4th quality control issue that I've had with AE. I think it's time to go elsewhere.
    Date published: 2020-11-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great American Company Last night I was polishing several pairs of my shoes. I bought a pair of brown Park Avenues in the 90's when I was in my 20's. I wore them everyday until the leather soles wore out. I took them to a local cobbler and when I picked them up I was amazed, they looked brand new. I bought a black pair. I now have too many pairs of AE shoes(it can be addictive). I still have my original pair of Park Avenue's, they have been back to Port Washington for recrafting 5-6 times (more than supposed to be possible and while tired after who knows how many thousands of wears they are still functional shoes). I have bought several pairs for my son who is set to graduate from college. The product is amazing, the service is outstanding, and I highly recommend them. You can spend more on shoes, but bottom line recraftable AE shoes are the best bang for the buck. They last forever, they are impressive looking, and they are consistently consistent! I always know what I am going to get from AE and buying a good quality American made product is a blast!
    Date published: 2020-11-25
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Two different shoes First time purchase of AE. I am a big fan of cordovan and many pairs bought from English makers. I am British and live in the UK. Purchasing shoes was straightforward and certainly shipping was very smooth. The shoes per se are very nice in style , construction etc. However, it is clear that the two shoes sent to me are completely different colours ! One is the dark brown advertised - but the other is a reddish colour - not in patches which is expected from cordovan but uniformly red and quite obvious. I thought for one moment that I had been sent one shoe in chili but the colour reference is the same on both shoes. Remarkable absence of quality control really . Of course the hassle of sending the shoes back is too much to contemplate and I guess I will need to try and get a shoemaker here to try and darken the red shoe - but I would be surprised if that were possible. With taxes I paid well over $1,000 for the shoes - this is the cost of buying shoes from the US by mail. Never again !
    Date published: 2020-07-20
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    What is the sole made of?

    Asked by: Jim
    The sole is a single oak leather sole.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-11-23

    Sizing

    A J&M wingtip is slightly large on me in a size 8 Standard. I'm told these run a little big. Do you suggest sizing down to a 7.5 E (my foot is just a tad wider than standard) or sticking with an 8E? In Vans and other sports shoes I typically wear a size 8.5 - 9. Thanks for any help you can provide on these. I realize getting fitted in the store is the best option but there isn't an AE near me.
    Asked by: Dustin5958
    You will be pleased to know we have partnered with True Fit® to offer personalized size recommendations for every style! Simply go to the product’s page on our website and click on "What's my size?", then follow the prompts to find the best fit. Unfortunately, we are unable to recommend sizes via this channel and guarantee a proper fit.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-10-22

    What laces go with this shoe. I need to order replacements.

    Asked by: Juice
    We recommend 30" Standard Glazed Laces for the Strand style. https://www.allenedmonds.com/shoe-care/mens-shoe-care/laces/standard-glazed-replacement-laces/SF817.html?dwvar_SF817_color=817#start=1 If you have other questions, feel free to contact us again!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2020-01-31

    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: 2019-10-31

    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: 2019-08-23

    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
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