Allen Edmonds Strand

Allen Edmonds Strand Cap-Toe Oxford in Walnut. $325. Purchase locally or online.

These shoes perfectly combine style, comfort, and versatility. They are equally adept worn with a pair of dark denim jeans to a casual dinner party as with a tailored navy suit to an event in Mies’s Seagram Building. The calfskin leather is soft, adorned with beautiful broguing, and wonderfully comfortable; I’ve easily walked over sixty blocks in them in an evening without even a thought of

discomfort. All that and they’re even made here in The States with a durable Goodyear welt. I’ll be holding on to these until I wear through the soles, and even then they’re recraftable. I recommend purchasing at your local store to ensure proper fit, both heel-to-ball and length.

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