Comment from: Greg [Visitor]  

How do the Anthony Alan Oxford's compare width-wise to the LEM's shoes 9-5's? I already own the Run AMOC dash in a 12 wide which fits perfectly, but is not good for keeping your feet dry in rain puddles/snow since the sole is so thin. I'm thinking the thicker soles on the other shoes would solve the puddle problem but I'm concerned about width and foot comfort.

06/12/15 @ 10:05
Comment from: [Member]


The fit is pretty close between the two, save for a few small details.

The toebox of the Anthony Alan shoes is not quite as wide as the Lems box, but only slightly.

The interior volume is also different from Lems because the removable footbed is a bit thicker in the Anthony Alan Loafer and Oxford. Without the insole, they have more vertical space and with the footbed, they have a bit less. By comparison, the Lems footbed is much thinner and does not adjust the interior volume as much, but does control for groundfeel all the same.

06/12/15 @ 14:13
Comment from: Lou [Visitor]

Are these true to size? (I'm a men's size 10.5 US / 44 Eu)

Also, I would like to give this a try but the promo code "Dad" is invalid.

07/18/15 @ 11:46
Comment from: AC [Visitor]


Decent pricing , cheaper than Vivobarefoot MSRP (which is steeply discounted all the time so I never treat their MSRPs as real). The issue is availability.

Styling: Oxford is odd from the side. They should have styled the loafer like a Bally or Ferragamo moc / loafer.

The thickness of the sole is another issue. The sole is almost comical. It appears to be that of a cheap slipper. If I bought them I would remove the entire sole and just slap a thin Vibram sole on it (similar to what people do with their leather bottomed shoes). See Vivobarefoot Lisbon for how it should be done * . The Primal Professional is an extreme case.

When it becomes more available I think I'll give it a second look. For now , no buy from me.

* What irks me about Vivobarefoot direct though is how their European counterpart has 40% off right now on the official site but the USA counterpart does not.

07/20/15 @ 00:53
Comment from: [Member]


I talk about sizing in the review. It's true to size and is wider than your typical dress shoe, but not too much so.

The discount code was for father's day, which passed

07/20/15 @ 09:43
Comment from: Jeremy Faulkner [Visitor]  
Jeremy Faulkner

This is an excellent, thorough review. Thanks so much!

08/31/15 @ 10:48
Comment from: Jake Levy [Visitor]
Jake Levy

Curious to know what the pair in the "similar" shoes photo gallery are. The maroon ones.


05/28/16 @ 17:23
Comment from: Mike [Visitor]

I would also be curious to know what the similar shoes are. Could you post the name of each one?

07/10/17 @ 13:41
Comment from: Brian Wolf [Visitor]  
Brian Wolf

Excellent, thorough review. Much appreciated.

To determine size and proper fit, Dr. Ray McClanahan DPM suggests an "insole test". Most shoes have a removable insole. Remove the insole and simply stand on it. If your toes extend past the end or sides of the insole, the shoe will not accommodate your foot. Perform test for each foot, since right and left are not always exactly same size.

In your review, you wrote:
"Great for all users looking to have some barefoot benefits in a nice-looking shoe, thought minimalist enthusiasts may find want to find a thinner and more flexible sole."
Change "thought" to "though" (remove the final letter).

07/19/17 @ 10:50
Comment from: Kaitlyn Ingram [Visitor]  
Kaitlyn Ingram

Still looking for the shoes you listed under "similar shoes" with only photos and no links or names. Those look way better and would be great if you could label them and tell us!

12/27/18 @ 01:12
Comment from: [Member]

Hi Kaitlyn,

In terms of this style, I would recommend the following:

Prime Trotter

Carets Fer V4

Tune Footwear

Vivo (Vivobarefoot) Lisbon, Slyde, Ra, Porta

Soft Star Shoes Hawthorn

Let us know what you think!

Many of them have been reviewed on our site!

12/27/18 @ 21:43
Comment from: Chris [Visitor]

Hey there, just wanted to get an idea on the sizing of these shoes, since I couldn't find a sizing chart on their site, and it sounds like you have similar feet as mine! I typically wear a 8.5 4E if I can find it, but a 9 or 9 2E on occasion if the material is stretchy enough and I can't find a 4E size. Foot length is slightly under 26cm. Can I ask how much room you had lengthwise and width wise in these shoes or if you can compare the fitment with say a Lems Nine2Five (the only other minimal style shoe I've tried so far). Your advice would be helpful. Thanks!

01/30/19 @ 15:48
Comment from: [Member]

Hi Chris!

Yeah, I could not find a size chart either!

Compared to Lems, the toebox is a bit narrower, while the length was about the same. I would say that it is less wide than Lems, but still wider than your standard dress shoe. However, since the sole is thicker, the shoe may not stretch quite as much as the Lems shoe.

I would say that everything is true to size, but with a narrower toebox than what you are used to, but perhaps not so much that it would affect your enjoyment of them.

I also highly recommend the Lems Mariners, which have a more unique style, but are less formal looking. You should also check out Carets Fer and Vivobarefoot's shoes!

Good luck!

02/01/19 @ 16:32

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