Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI of fine imported leathers

Kenilworth Plain-Toe Blucher

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Style

  • Perfect balance of modern American style and craftsmanship
  • Three eyelet plain-toe blucher
  • Sleek silhouette
  • Pairs with slacks, jeans or khakis
  • Classic Fit, fits true to size

Performance

  • 360º Bench Welt construction for durability and stability
  • CustomCork™ insole naturally molds for a custom fit
  • Single oak leather sole
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI of fine imported leathers
  • Built on the welted 65 Last
  • Premium French calfskin leather upper with natural fine grain
  • 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.
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    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.
    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

    Reviews
    Ask & Answer
    Kenilworth Plain-Toe Blucher is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 139.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good shoes but takes a few wears to break in My first purchase of AE's. The quality is obvious from the time you take them out of the box. I wanted a pair of derbys vs oxfords so I dont have to buy more than one. I have wore them with both slacks and jeans and they look great on both. The only issue is they are stiff when you first wear them. I didnt know if this was standard with AE but after a few times I wore them a few times they broke in very nicely. I also love the fact you can purchase in width. I hesitated on purchasing them based on the price but when the anniversary sale came around I jumped at the chance. They were my 5th choice but the best choice. Some of the other kinds I ordered online were too narrow. The size 12E fit great. I will definitely be purchasing another pair but not in the near future.
    Date published: 2019-05-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not the same quality or fit as I have come to expect from Allen Edmonds. Very disappointing. Quality is no up to the usual standard for Allen Edmonds. Leather quality is inferior. Very disappointing.
    Date published: 2019-05-12
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from The eyes have it The Kenilworth is a very nice shoe. With the plain toe and elongation of the 65-last, it has a simple, understated yet elegant appearance that can pair with almost anything shy of a full suit. I found it difficult to dress down the black color as much as the others but all of them are still pretty versatile. I want to point out something important regarding the fit of these. People will obviously note the blucher style but they might miss an important detail - namely that the Kenilworth uses three sets of eyelets instead of more. I'm not sure what it is about this, but with less ability to sort of "tie yourself in" it creates kind of a weird fit. For some, it will feel too long despite the fact that it is basically on par with the standard 65-last offerings. I would say the most egregious issue was that on some pairs, sometimes the looser lacing combined with the soft leather at the quarters would cause this oddball bowing/gaping at the ankles when you walked. I had this happen on one pair I tried but not others. AE will probably say that this is a fit issue entirely (which is possible, I'm not sure) but I'm making a point of this because I have NEVER had a bowing/gaping issue on anything else on the 65-last besides the Kenilworth and this was in my normal size. Bottom line is if you are lucky enough not to get the bowing, these should be fine By the way, if you're still worried about the toebox looking too plain, about an hour after your start wearing these you'll crease the toe enough that they definitely will not look too plain anymore :)
    Date published: 2019-05-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good-looking I got a pair of these in Bourbon, size 10 D, when they were on sale; I liked them so much I tried to get a pair in brown but they had sold out. The only other pair I have in the 65 last are a pair of McAllisters; this pair is a little more roomy in the forefoot, which I gather tends to be the case with Blucher-style shoes built on the same last as a Balmoral - the Blucher will tend to be roomier. Other than that, the shoe fits similarly to the McAllisters. These may be a bit plain compared to other AE shoes, and maybe at full price they seemed too expensive for such a simple-looking shoe. I admit that if they hadn't been on sale I probably wouldn't have bought them. But the simplicity is what I like about them, and what attracted me to them in the first place. I thought they might be versatile, in that you could dress up or down with them. I was right. The simplicity lets you do either. The Bourbon color is gorgeous; I've worn them with light and dark blue suits and light and dark gray pants. Slacks, Sportcoats, Jeans. Now that I've got a pair, I'm sad they're no longer offered!!
    Date published: 2015-03-29
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    how do you get the lacing to lie flat on the top as shown in the picture

    I know there is a trick lacing pattern to get that sleek look. Do I skip lace (one to second grommet) other to third?
    Asked by: original tanman
    The Kenilworth is laced this way only for display purposes, however you can achieve a similar look by using the following lacing method: 1. Begin straight across on the outside and in through the bottom eyelets. 2. The left end runs straight up on the inside, then straight across on the outside. 3. The right end runs diagonally up and left on the inside, then straight across on the outside. Repeat with alternate ends until one end reaches the top left eyelet. 4. The remaining end runs straight up on the inside and out through the top right eyelet. If you require further assistance, please feel free to contact our online customer service team at eservice@allenedmonds.com or 1-877-817-7615 (Mon-Fri 7:00AM-8PM CST).
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2015-01-27

    Is this shoe entirely made of full grain leather?

    Asked by: DanD1982
    Yes, the Kenilworth, like most of our footwear, is handcrafted using the finest full grain leather we can source. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2015-01-28

    Is this a shoe you can wear with jeans or is it more designed to go with a suit?

    Asked by: Mike
    The Kenilworth is considered to be a dress shoe because the lack or adornment and elongated silhouette makes it the perfect style for suits and tuxedos. However, as men’s fashion rules change, there is much more flexibility in how men dress and how one pairs their shoes with their attire. The Kenilworth can certainly be worn with dress/casual outfits, specially in the walnut leather because it tends to be a more versatile color. If you want to wear the walnut Kenilworth with jeans, consider coordinating it with the matching belt, a white dress shirt, and a charcoal blazer for example. Another way to wear it would be with dark wash jeans, a blue shirt, and khaki blazer. Ultimately, what each individual chooses to pair their Allen Edmonds with is their own decision; we encourage customers to wear what they feel most comfortable in. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2015-01-30

    I see these are on clearance. If I were to buy a pair, would they be able to be recrafted in a decade?

    Asked by: Bret
    Yes, the re-crafting service re-uses the existing uppers. Even with full re-crafting, the sole, heel & insole will all be replaced - the uppers will be reconditioned and re-finished/polished. This is what makes a Goodyear welted shoe such high value, it can be reconditioned either by AE or a quality cobbler.
    Answered by: JDH
    Date published: 2015-01-12

    Will this product line be renewed?

    The plain Kenilworth shoe is fantastic in walnut and can go with so many styles. I want to order my second pair.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Thank you for your interest in Allen Edmonds. At this time there are no plans to reintroduce the Kenilworth into our current collection, and therefore it is limited to the sizes and width currently available online. However, we suggest checking out our Carlyle style which is a balmoral but also features a plain toe and it is offered in the walnut leather. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions. Allen Edmonds Customer Service
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2014-12-07

    Is this color tan or brown?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Brown.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2014-12-11

    If we order the Custom Sole V Tread Tap Sole on this shoe is it still eligible for Full Recrafting in the future?

    Asked by: Jeff85
    Thank you for your interest in Allen Edmonds. Yes, all our shoes manufactured in our Port Washington factory using the 360-degree Goodyear welted process, including the Kenilworth, are eligible for Recrafting regardless of the custom sole option. Learn more about Recrafting under our recrafting link here: http://www.allenedmonds.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/RecraftingView?catalogId=40000000001&langId=-1&storeId=1 Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions. Allen Edmonds Customer Service
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2014-03-11

    Has the bowing problem been solved.

    These look like very nice shoes, but it seems like a lot of people have the problem of bowing below the ankle. Has that been addressed?
    Asked by: kam
    Unfortunately not, as of 12' July 2013
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2014-08-06

    can I use an orthotic in these shoes?

    can I use an orthotic in any shoes that are not labeled "orthotic". I tried a pair of park avenues and it didnt seem quite right-- heel was loose...
    Asked by: Randy
    Thank you for your interest in Allen Edmonds. The Kenilworth and Park Avenue styles were not manufactured with an orthotic fit in mind. We only manufacture a select number of styles with our removable footbed. As well, Allen Edmonds Replacement Orthotic Insoles are designed for a select number of styles which feature removable orthotics. You can find the complete Allen Edmonds Orthotic Collection of shoes by clicking here: http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/cati2_Shoes_1_40000000001_-1_______130259_subcategory?. Keep in mind though, if the shoe is fit large enough, orthotic inserts can be used in almost any of our shoes. Depending on your foot shape and preferred fit, typically we recommend ordering a size up. The best way to get a proper fit with your orthotic inserts is to visit a master fitter in one of our retail stores. If this is not possible, keep in mind that products purchased on allenedmonds.com 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 shoe in returnable condition. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions. Allen Edmonds Customer Service
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2013-10-23

    Kenilworth Shoe Appearance - Fit

    Why in the two photos provided under reviews for this shoe does it appear that the outside of the opening has a gaping opening or cupping. The photos are not very flattering. I like the appearance of the shoe until it is on a foot in these photos. Do you see what I mean? It's a serious question because I was about to buy them online from another web site. Im not interested in having my question posted. Just looking for an answer for myself. Thank you.
    Asked by: Kevin
    Know the width of your foot before purchasing. I had mine measured, ordered the correct size, and have had nothing but compliments. This shoe will bow, however, if you buy the wrong size. I tried it on in Nordstrom with a regular D width and it was way to big.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2013-10-23
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