Allerton Oxford Shoe
Hybrid Oxford shoes are becoming increasingly popular with our customers and the Allerton is a fine example of this trend. Up top, they are essentially a classic oxford and down below, they are all modern natural crepe wedge. This gives them a unique blend of classic style with contemporary comfort
They are a great example of our new Bespoke Manufactured range. Hand lasted, hand welted with a machine stitched sole. So you get all the advantages of a bespoke fit combined with the cushioning of a crepe sole. The customer was very keen to get a soft foot-bed, so we made foam insert for the insole and a wedge platform rather than the classic sole and heel seen on these desert boots. Crepe is a very comfortable sole material.
He also wanted a stand-out colour hence the French Navy Nubuck. Some fear that Nubuck is a delicate leather, but we spray it with Teflon for weather-proofing. And if you brush it regularly with a suede brush, they keep their peachy finish for a long time.
UPPERS: French navy nubuck; blind eyelets; 5 lace holes; straight cap; counter; single stitching throughout; stitched in tongue
LINING: veg tanned straw coloured calf
MAKING: hand lasted; hand welted; machine stitched crepe sole; wedge sole; foam cushioned insole
For another example of hybrid Oxford shoes, take a look at these.