Medallion Perforated Captoes
This was my first shoe purchase from my local Brooks Brothers store, and went with the walnut finish.
Couldn't be happier with my purchase. Both the colour and style lends itself to chinos, jeans and dress pants. Picked up the matching belt which adds to the finished look. I did see a review which mentioned difficulties with finding a matching belt, which wasn't the case for me. Was hanging right next to the shoes. Will be picking up a pair in black soon.
Have not in the past bought shoes that had special widths, so unable to comment on if these BB/AE shoes fit narrow or wide. Fortunately, I was assisted by a marvellous sales associate and he ensured that my fit was appropriate. There is a nice weight to them and make you stand a certain way. Difficult to describe, other than to say they feel great.
I walk to and from work most every day and am very impressed with how little it took to 'break in' the shoe. Perhaps proving my Mom was always right and a really good shoe doesn't need to be broken in? And as a big walker, I found the sole to be superior to anything I have ever bought. So far very little wear and they can handle the wet that comes with living in Vancouver.
May 8, 2013
Super comfy. A must have pair for every wardrobe. I got them in brown, and found them more appealing than black or walnut. Has much better shine and appearance, in my opinion.
As others have mentioned, they are quite narrow. Made on one of the narrowest last by AE. I normally wear 9-9.5 D, but had to go 8.5EEE on these. My feet are not wide, however this shoe's last is truly narrow. Besides that, they are really comfortable, no break in time required. Plenty of toe room, even after going down a size. This shoe works on jeans/khakis/suits, its style is one of those classics that always appear very contemporary and will always be 'in'. I wish they were also available in burgundy color.
I ordered them online but had to go to BB store to get the correct fit. Will highly recommend to try before buying them online. In store experience is 2nd to none. very knowledgeable and friendly staff.
May 23, 2012
Great AE Shoe
I have several pair of Allen-Edmonds shoes, and have had my eye on a pair of Walnut Strands for awhile. When BB started their partnership with Allen-Edmonds, I was very excited to get my hands on a pair.
These shoes offer the superb finish, incredible looks, and lasting quality I've come to expect from AE. Be careful, though - if you are accustomed to buying Allen-Edmonds shoes directly from AE, your usual size may not fit. I usually wear an 11E from AE, but after trying on several pairs of these, settled on an 11.5D.
I get complimented on these shoes all the time, by women and men both. Certainly an eye-catcher in the beautiful Walnut color.
May 11, 2012
I have them in walnut. The finish is eye-catching, and they go well with both dress and casual attire. Per a prior review, creme polish is best on these. I only gave a 4 for fit, due to my having both narrow and flat feet. That is no slight on the shoe itself.
February 20, 2012