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Franciscan Monk Strap Slip-On Loafer in Black Custom Calf by Allen Edmonds


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V-Tread Tap Sole
     
Price: $365.00
SKU#:5313

Anyone who has ever had an Abbey or Trappist ale knows that monks know a thing or two about innovation and craftsmanship. Maybe that's why they were the first designers to come up with the shoe with a wide front strap. But what they invented, we feel we've perfected in our new Franciscan, a monk strap like only Allen Edmonds can make. Along with the puritan simplicity of the single buckle enclosure, we added a touch of brogueing and perfing to give it just the right amount of flare. As the monk strap has become the go-to footwear for stylish men from London to Los Angeles, we've shaped this model on the 333 last to create a chiseled toe to enhance a contemporary wardrobe of fitted suits and dark-washed denim. Made for the guy who likes to take chances, the Franciscan will make you the toast of the town.

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  • Combination Tap sole men's slip-on dress shoes
  • Cap-toe monk strap style
  • Lined premium calfskin leather upper
  • V-tread Tap sole
  • 360° Goodyear welted construction
  • Proudly made in the U.S.A. at our Port Washington, Wisconsin factory
  • Manufactured on the welted 3-333 Last
  • This shoe is eligible for Allen Edmonds Recrafting service

Our 360° Goodyear welted footwear is characterized by its durability, comfort and fit. The manufacturing process consists of over 200 steps. The process begins with the cutting of the leather. Patterned dies are used, and pieces are cut based on the style. Skilled handsewers then stitch the vamps, plugs, foxes and quarters together to form the uppers. Next, each last is selected according to the style and size. The insole is attached to the bottom of the last. Then, the upper is pulled over the last with great care to make certain that seams are straight. The 360° welt is stitched around the perimeter of the outsole, eliminating the need for the rigid metal shank that is found in most other shoe brands. A heated cork layer between the insole and outsole allows each foot to form its own uniquely shaped print for true custom comfort. Finally, finishing touches are applied, and shoes are inspected to ensure perfection before being packaged.



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