Rated 5 out of 5 by Hettyk style, quality, and comfort
I bought these for my 25 year old son after doing a lot of research on good quality men's shoes. These are a significant improvement over the new but really uncomfortable Cole Haans that he bought. He likes the style and the comfort of these shoes. The high quality means that the shoes will last for far longer than other, less expensive brands.
Rated 5 out of 5 by RyanRH A Shoe Every Man Should Own
These are my first nice pair of dress shoes (that I have spent more than $200 on) and they are definitely worth it (though of course, I recommend getting them during the Anniversary Sale). I think these shoes should be a staple of every man's wardrobe, as they can be worn with everything from navy suits to jeans. Walnut is by far my favorite color, but Bourbon and Chili are nice too. To round out your wardrobe, get the Park Avenue in Black and something in brown or burgundy like the Clifton (preferably a blucher, or shoe with open lacing).
I did have an issue with sizing, but Nordstrom has such a great return policy and has been extremely patient with me (I have made three returns). Surprisingly, Nordstrom employees were better at sizing me than those at the Allen Edmonds store. My advice, go with your shoe size or half a size down (if using tennis shoes as a basis), and if your feet are average to wide, I recommend going with a wide size (or using a shoe stretcher if in between), as the 65 last runs narrow. Trust your instincts here, but be sure to try on multiple sizes just to be sure.
With minimal upkeep (biweekly to monthly polishing and conditioning), I can see myself wearing these shoes for many years to come.
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyLawyer Quality Product
All of the benefits, none of the drawbacks. These shoes offer the benefit of a conservative, classic look. Yet, somehow, there is no first few wearing pain to 'break them in.' They somehow felt comfortable the very first time I had them on. A gentleman, rightly or wrongly, is frequently judged by his shoes. These will have you regarded with flying colors, for less than European designer shoes.
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheGoodChristmasGiftGivingMom Allen Edmonds 'Strand'Cap Toe Oxford (Men)
The best shoe ever. Wears great and looks great. Everyone notices the shoe when you wear it and comment on how good you look and what a superior shoe this is. The boss commented that he has had his for years and when the sole wears down he just has them resoled and they are like new again. This is the second pair (different color) that I have purchased. It is wonderful to buy such a reliable shoe.