Review: Allen Edmonds Leiden Wingtip Blucher Shoes
A brown wingtip shoe is a menswear essential. It looks great with a suit or dress down with jeans. Courtesy of Allen Edmonds, I’ve been wear testing the new Leiden wingtip blucher. The Leiden is named after a Dutch port town, where a group of English pilgrims took the ultimate gamble and set off for the New World, thereby changing the course of world history. The Leiden is the latest addition to the new Allen Edmonds Refined Dress collection. It’s a blucher shoes with traditional brogueing details, toe medallion and strong long wing.
– Wingtip Dress Shoe
– Blucher with perforated brogue styling
– Calfskin leather
– Single leather sole
– 360 degree Goodyear welted construction – 212 steps of Craftsmanship
– Manufactured on the 1943 Last
– This shoe is recraftable
– Proudly made in the USA of fine imported leathers at our Port Washington, Wisconsin factory
As part of the Refined Dress collection, the Leiden is built on the 1943 last. The 1943 is a new last in the Refined Dress collection which feature a soft square toe shape with a sculpted, longer forepart and higher cone. It gives the shoe a more sleek and elegant design. The Leiden will look great with a tailored navy suit at the office and with khakis for the weekend.
I order a size 11. It fits great and was comfortable right out of the box. However, it took 2 days of wear to fully break-in.
The Leiden is constructed with a single leather sole and 360 degree Goodyear welted. Each shoes are handcrafted in Port Washington, Wisconsin and requires 212 step to make it.
It’s available in 3 colorways: Black, Brown Burnished and Walnut. My Brown Burnished pair has a nice antiqued patina with a darker toe, side and heel. It’s also available in a Weave version, where the upper and vamp are made of woven leather, to keep you cool during the hot summer months.
Overall, the Leiden is great upgrade to my current shoe rotation. It’s fits and looks amazing.
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