Ellington Cap Toe Saddle


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Item 20-0742
$140.00 $99.99
  • ColorTan Leather/Natural Linen
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An updated classic, crafted of natural linen and supple leather with brogueing detail.
  • Leather lining with sheepskin/chambray-covered cushioned insole.
  • Comes with two sets of laces, in cream and a coordinating shade.
  • Lightweight, durable EVA sole and heel.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Fantastic! ... but flawed

By WillWag

from Fort Wayne, IN


  • Extremely comfortable
  • Gorgeous Design
  • Great For Warmer Weather


  • Cracks Unravels Easily
  • Does Not Hold Up Well
  • Unravels Easily
  • Unravels In Few Wearings

Best Uses

    Comments about Johnston & Murphy ELLINGTON CAP TOE SADDLE:

    This is a beautifully designed shoe, and I get tons of compliments on how sharp they look — dressed up or dressed down — when they're new. They go as easily to the casual office as they do with jeans or chinos, so I applaud the intention.

    However, I'm also on my second pair, both of which have regrettably cracked and unraveled where the toe bends. The chambray weave just does not hold up after about the 4th or 5th wearing. I suspect it has something to do with the underlying structure and assembly. Linen shoes have been around for a long time without this trouble.

    As much as I want to love these shoes, I cannot recommend them for the disappointment that ensues.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    Poor Quality

    By Greg

    from Louisville, KY

    Comments about Johnston & Murphy ELLINGTON CAP TOE SADDLE:

    I own 10-15 pair of JM shoes and this product, although very stylish and I get tons of compliments on them, is not very quality at all. I have now gone through 2 pair of these shoes and both sets have had the tweed rip at the breaking point of the shoe. You wouldn't epect that in a $140 shoe.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    Love These shoes!

    By thefotog

    from Brooklyn, NY


    • Comfortable


      Best Uses

        Comments about Johnston & Murphy ELLINGTON CAP TOE SADDLE:

        I receive nothing but compliments. Very comfortable.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


        Be warned

        By Mike the Techie

        from Austin, TX

        About Me Business Casual

        This reviewer has received 3 or more helpful votes.


        • Great look


          Best Uses

            Comments about Johnston & Murphy ELLINGTON CAP TOE SADDLE:

            I own several J&M shoes, but this new style did not hold up after 6 days in the office. The cloth material split apart on both shoes, and I had to return them. If it had only happened on one shoe, it might have been a flaw, but since it happened on both shoes in similar places, the material is obviously not wear proof.

            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


            Great shoe; beware of stitching

            By Mike

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Lawyer

            This reviewer has received 3 or more helpful votes.


            • Comfortable
            • Eye-catching
            • Eye-catching Comfortable


            • Durability
            • Sheepskin Stitching

            Best Uses

            • Business Casual
            • Casual

            Comments about Johnston & Murphy ELLINGTON CAP TOE SADDLE:

            First off, never I have ever received so many compliments on a pair of shoes. One of my co-workers commented on these, and I saw him wearing a pay of Johnston & Murphies one or two weeks later. Coincidence? I think not.

            But this is my second pair of this exact model of shoe. I returned the first pair within two weeks of purchase because the sheepskin frayed and separated at the "pivot points" towards the toe. In other words, the cloth on the exterior of the shoe tore apart in the areas where the shoe bends as I walk.

            I thought it to be a fluke or the product of too much Scotch guard on the first pair, but the second pair is doing the same thing (I didn't use Scotch guard this time). I still wear the shoes and it's not totally fatal, but bear in mind I've had this pair for about a month. I simply don't see them holding up too much longer as the material under the sheepskin appears to be felt or something. As the tears in the sheepskin worsens, it's my expectation the shoe will totally fall apart.

            I know these shoes are a new model, so (a) maybe this design defect eluded testing; or (b) the shoe is supposed to do this to exhibit a "rugged" look a la torn blue jeans. I strongly suspect "a," and have all but completely dismissed "b." I'll return to Johnston & Murphy in the future as I've heard nothing but good things from this company. I'm writing this because not even the staff at the retail store was familiar with this issue and believed the first pair I returned was the product of a manufacturing defect rather than a design defect. I think it's the latter, obviously, so you should probably look into it. Maybe add some elasticity to the sheepskin (if that's even possible)?

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              How do I clean the canvas on this shoe?
              Asked on 4/20/2014 by Rob

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                We recommend using a small amount of soap and water to spot clean the canvas part of the shoe.

                Answered on 5/1/2014 by Chiyo from JM
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