Cove Drive Suede Derby

$295.00 $157.00


Item# SF6686


  • Select Color 6686 Brown

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Additional Information



  • Casual plain-toe suede derby shoe
  • Pairs perfectly with jeans and casual wear
  • Classic Fit, fits true to size


  • 360º Bench Welt construction for durability and stability
  • Crepe tap sole
  • Craft

  • Built on the welted 201 Last
  • Premium suede upper
  • Recraftable
  • Imported
  • Care

    Care Instructions

    STEP 1: Thoroughly remove stains using our Suede and Nubuck Cleaning System, following the instructions on the box.

    STEP 2: Take our Heel Dressing applicator and press against the edge of the heels and soles.

    STEP 3: Once the material has dried, spray our Water Protector over the surface of the shoes and let dry.


    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.
    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

    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
    AAA 10-12, 13, 14 Narrow
    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

    *Measurements are in inches

    Ask & Answer
    Cove Drive Suede Derby is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Blue Suede Shoes Surprised about how comfortable these shoes are straight out of the box. Love the crêpe sole and the refined look of these blue suede shoes have become an instant go-to favorite of mine. Huge fan!
    Date published: 2019-05-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit, great look. Wow! Right out of the box, these are some of the best fitting and most comfortable shoes I've ever owned. High quality suede, sophisticated design, and a good deal -- especially as mine are factory seconds (with no apparent flaws). I'm generally not inspired to write reviews, but AE deserves applause for these shoes.
    Date published: 2019-02-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great with jeans I have a wide foot and was concerned even the E width would be too narrow, but these fit great, even with a dress sock. They're a great, comfortable, casual shoe. Wear them with jeans or casual slacks.
    Date published: 2018-12-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect score. (at least for me it is) When the original leather cove drives came out, I was interested. Lolly gagged around and missed out on them. Glad I did because the suede version is so much better looking. These are my first pair of AEs that are Dominican made. My other 7 pair are all USA made. I admit I was hesitant because I didn't know if the quality would be the same. It is! Let me tell you something. These bad boys delivered big time. I am a true sized 13D and like Cinderella they were a perfect fit. I ordered the blue suede and its a lot darker than what the website showed which looks more like a baby blue. The contrasting color from the blue upper to the tan sole is really appealing to the eye. This casual shoe also comes with a crepe sole. For those of you that have never experienced this before, it's like walking on pillows. Ever so comfy and amazing. Grab a pair. You won't be disappointed. I promise.
    Date published: 2018-08-31
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    how thick is the sole?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    The thickness of the sole is approximately 8mm or .31 inches including the welt. Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-02-01


    Crepe soles are generally cemented, is re-crafting basically just cementing another crepe sole? if re-crafting is ordered would it be in the US or DR?
    Asked by: jp
    The Cove Drive is a welted style and the crepe sole is stitched to the upper. You can request a sole replacement through our Recrafting service. The prices shown on our Recrafting page are in USD. Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-12-18

    Why would I want a pair of AE's made in the Dominican?

    I buy AE shoes because they have traditionally been high quality and made in the USA. If you change either of these qualities I will move to Alden or British brands.
    Asked by: Brad
    The Cove Drive is part of our ‘ae by Allen Edmonds’ collection that is handcrafted in our Dominican Republic factory, which is our own factory and employees. With that said, this collection is not our main focus and it’s a small percent of our sales. However, the success of this collection has played a part in helping us continue to grow with stores and sales jobs here in the USA. Rest Assured, Allen Edmonds’ main focus is the classic welted styles which comprises the majority of our sales and we make these styles in our Wisconsin factory. If you're looking for a suede plain-toe style handcrafted in our Wisconsin factory, we recommend the Heinrich, Nomad Buck, Nomad Chukka, or Liverpool. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-06-13

    What belt matches the blue suede?

    I need a belt to match. Please always provide a belt as an accessory that works for an item.
    Asked by: Brenden
    We currently do not offer a matching belt for this style. We apologize for the inconvenience. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-04-12


    I usually wear narrow width. In fact, my AE Park Avenues are 8B. Wondering if this D-width casual on 212 last will work.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    It is vitally important to visit an Allen Edmonds retail store or retail partner for a professional fitting to increase your chances of finding a proper fit. If that's not possible, typically we recommend trying the same size you usually wear and judge the fit based on how comfortable you feel in the shoes.   Keep in mind that products purchased on may be returned at any time, as long as the item is unused and accompanied by the packing slip.  Trying the shoes on a carpeted surface will help prevent scuffing on the sole and keep the shoes in returnable condition.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-03-30

    Does the Cove Drive use Charles F. Stead suede like the Sea Island?

    Asked by: Dan P
    We do not use it on the Cove Drive. We recommend the Nomad Buck Derby as that style features C.F. Stead suede. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-03-22
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