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It’s better than normal this year. The Rediscover America Sale is one of AE’s biggest sales of the year. But the discounts aren’t uniform. Some shoes are a REALLY good deal. Other shoes? They’re a… deal. An okay deal. It just depends on the model. So, below you’ll find our picks for what we think is the best of the best.
NOTE: Want to save even more? If you haven’t
Number one on this list. The legend. In past years (like, the past ten years)… Strands wouldn’t get nearly this big of a cut during the Rediscover America (or spring Anniversary) Sale. Sure, you’d maybe see them at $50 – $60 off, but not over $100 off retail. And that
Got ’em, wear ’em, love ’em, use ’em. For those
Classy. Never gonna go out of style. Four colors to pick from, and strongly consider the black. Why? Because when you’re required to wear black oxfords, it’s probably for pretty conservative or even sober circumstances. So you don’t want a lot of flash or broguing like what the Strand delivers.
Two hundred forty bucks for crafted in Port Washington Wisconsin dress shoes. That’s quite crazy, considering the time. Conservative, but the quarter-brogue style perforated cap toe spices it up a bit. One of their standards. Can’t go wrong here. They used to price these at $395, like the rest of their oxfords, but it seems like they now run $299 at full price, full time. Kinda odd. So that sale price makes them extra nice. $201.45 with the extra 15% email sign up discount.
The thing about monk straps is that they’re already flashy. So if you want to stand out quietly, go with plain and well made monks. These fit the bill. $252.87 with the extra 15% email sign up discount.
And then Allen Edmonds made a pair of sneakers that look like they’re from Gucci but they’re not because it’s a brown stripe and not a red one and it has some of us (like the guy writing this) kinda wanting them. I’m a bit of a sucker for sporty stripes, and it’s 100% cool if you’re like “100% hell no” on these. AE does say they’re recraftable. $162.56 with the extra 15% email sign up discount.
And for those who don’t want the stripes. $162.56 with the extra 15% email sign up discount.
All the visual interest of a wingtip, but you still get the conservative toe shape and classy looks of a true oxford. Multiple widths to choose from too. All sorts of right. $160 off retail. That’s… a lot. If you want a Dainite sole, they have those too, but
The Higgins Mill is a classic, and they’ve equipped it this year once again with weatherproof leather. Chromexcel this time around, and that super-dark brown option is all kinds of right. Subtle studded Dainite rubber sole for traction and durability in fall and winter weather. $264.77 with the extra 15% email sign up discount.
More weatherproof leather from Allen Edmonds, this time in a true-oxford boot. Chili, Brown, or Walnut available. Think of these as your crappy-weather Strands, only with more ankle protection, a waterproof membrane lining, and a Dainite rubber sole. $264.77 with the extra 15% email sign up discount.
The extra 15% off for “collector’s club” members expires today, Wednesday 10/6/21. The Rediscover America Sale launches to the general public tomorrow, 10/7/21.