Ellington Plain Toe

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Classic lace-up in water-resistant suede.
  • Comes with two sets of laces in complementary shades.
  • Leather lining with perforated sheepskin/fabric-covered cushioned insole.
  • Natural EVA sole and heel.
20-4370
$145.00
  • Color:Tan
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Johnston & MurphyELLINGTON PLAIN TOE
 
4.5

(based on 100 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (89)
  • Attractive (86)
  • Stylish (80)
  • Lightweight (65)
  • Versatile (46)

Cons

  • Difficult entry & exit (5)
  • Need break in (5)
  • Wears out quickly (4)

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (81)
  • Dress up or down (63)
  • Going out (58)
  • Wear to work (42)
  • Travel (37)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      90% 

      (87 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      97% 

      (91 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Style driven (77), Comfort driven (64)

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5.0

Awesome look, feel good

By SMB

from Fairfax VA

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Dress Up or Down
    • Going Out
    • Travel
    • Wear To Work

    Comments about Johnston & Murphy ELLINGTON PLAIN TOE:

    I just purchased these tonight in brown suede with blue soles. I love the look - brown suede shoes are my favorite. A masculine material that goes well with khaki pants for work or jeans for play. I also love the blue soles which add a unique look but are not overwhelming like many of the other J&M shoes with the eye popping colors and somewhat tacky punch hole patterns. I consider this specific shoe and color the perfect balance of unique/fun and refined/masculine. The laces for this pair come in a light tan and blue which matches the soles. I prefer the tan - they contrast with the brown suede.

    The fit. I wear 10.5 in Adidas, Nike and Nunn Bush. I wear a 9.5 in Frye Boots and Timberland boots. The J&M's fit me in a 9.5 - the same as my typical boot size - a full size down from sneaker size. They offer ample room for me in the forefoot box all around the sides and toes - a difference compared to some boots that I buy in a 9.5 which feel tighter on the sides.

    The feel. These are light, a perfect fit - not tight - definitely not wide or loose. You cannot wear thick socks if you go down a full size off your sneakers. Walking in these feels good - the foot pad is a bit cushioned and the soles offer a bit more cushioning as they are some sort of a high density foam material - which I should add, offers good traction with hard or soft surfaces. I just hope that the soles hold up.

    Note: I tried on the Decaturs as well - completely different experience. Those have the least cushioning in a shoe I've ever felt - a hard foot pad and very thin hard rubber sole made each step painful - especially in the bending arch part of the foot. The soles were also extremely flat and slippery on the carpet.

    At $145 these are not cheap but they feel good, look great and are high quality. Worth it.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too big
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    "This is a great pair of shoes"

    By Alejopri

    from Washingtond DC

    About Me Style Driven

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Going Out

    Comments about Johnston & Murphy ELLINGTON PLAIN TOE:

    Once the shoe has been broken in, it is a great feel. Very classy and stylish.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
     
    5.0

    awesomes shoes

    By dan-the-man

    from monroeville, pa

    About Me Comfort Driven, Style Driven

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Flexible
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • None that I could find

    Best Uses

    • Dress Up or Down
    • Going Out
    • Special Occasions

    Comments about Johnston & Murphy ELLINGTON PLAIN TOE:

    one of the most comfortable, stylish, and easy to wear shoe I ever bought. I will definitely recommend this to a friend or family

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again

    By rbarrios

    from north Plainfield, nj

    About Me Comfort Driven, Style Driven

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Flexible

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear

      Comments about Johnston & Murphy ELLINGTON PLAIN TOE:

      This product is excellent and Good quality

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too small
       
      5.0

      Shoes

      By Alexis

      from Mexico D.F.

      About Me Comfort Driven, Style Driven

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Flexible
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish
      • The Shoes Are Very Trendy
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Going Out
        • Travel

        Comments about Johnston & Murphy ELLINGTON PLAIN TOE:

        The shoes are very confortable and the model is very trendy. In fact I have brought 3 pairs of them in different colors. Those are great because you can wear the shoes every weekend in parties or even in restaurants, bars, theaters

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
         
        5.0

        Nice, Comfortable Shoe!

        By Hunter

        from Macon, GA

        About Me Comfort Driven, Style Driven

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        Verified Buyer
        This customer has written 2 or more reviews.

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Going Out
          • Wear To Work

          Comments about Johnston & Murphy ELLINGTON PLAIN TOE:

          I got this shoe in the dark brown. It is a nice shoe that is very comfortable and lightweight. I can wear them with jeans or khakis. The sole could be a little thicker for longer wear - I tend to wear shoes out quickly. I ended up having to purchase this shoes in a smaller size because it seemed to run big.

          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
           
          5.0

          A Gentlemen Shoe

          By SWAGy Jef

          from Washington DC

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Johnston & Murphy ELLINGTON PLAIN TOE:

                Goes with everything for any occasion. I have multiple colors, and love that you can switch the laces.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels too wide
                 
                4.0

                Great Shoe

                By M. Byrne

                from San Jose, CA

                About Me Style Driven

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Stylish

                Cons

                • Difficult Entry & Exit
                • Need Break In

                Best Uses

                • Going Out

                Comments about Johnston & Murphy ELLINGTON PLAIN TOE:

                Red Laces option looks great and really helps the overall style

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                 
                5.0

                As with all J&M shoes very happy

                By Phil

                from Columbia, MD

                About Me Comfort Driven, Style Driven

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Comfortable
                • Stylish
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear
                  • Dress Up or Down

                  Comments about Johnston & Murphy ELLINGTON PLAIN TOE:

                  These shoes are stylish and comfortable. The extra shoelaces are a lot of fun.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                   
                  5.0

                  Johnston & Murphy keep me coming back

                  By Jordan

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Style Driven

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Comfortable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dress Up or Down
                    • Wear To Work

                    Comments about Johnston & Murphy ELLINGTON PLAIN TOE:

                    I am a big fan of dress shoes as I work in an office and have to dress up daily.
                    But, I also enjoy nights out on the town and out with friends. The Ellington plain toe gave me the best of both worlds.
                    This is one of the most comfortable pair of shoes I own (running shoes included).
                    They are comfortable to have on 8-10 hours a day while at work and they are also great to wear on a night out. You can wear these shoes for any occasion. And with the extra pair of shoelaces in a different color that comes with them, you can pair the shoes up with any outfit.
                    Thank you Johnston & Murphy for such a great product.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width

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                    • Q:

                      Is there a reason these smell like burnt rubber ?
                      The upper is sprayed with something??
                      Asked on 3/23/2014 by Drew from Toronto

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Please reach out to one of our friendly Customer Service Representatives at (800)424-2854 where we are available Monday through Friday, 7am to 7pm CST.

                        Answered on 3/25/2014 by Thaddeus from J&M Direct
                    • Q:

                      Where is this show made?
                      Asked on 1/19/2014 by Dennis from Cleveland, OH

                      1 answer

                      • A:

                        These shoes are made in China.

                        Answered on 1/19/2014 by Community Answer from None
                    • Q:

                      How long are the laces?
                      Asked on 11/7/2013 by Ed from NY, NY

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        The laces for these shoes are 38 inches long.

                        Answered on 11/12/2013 by Garrett from J&M Direct
                    • Q:

                      are these shoes light!
                      Asked on 10/21/2013 by mike hill from atoka ok 74525

                      1 answer

                      • A:

                        No, the Johnston & Murphy Ellington Plain Toe are about the same weight as similiar shoes. This color is white.

                        Answered on 10/22/2013 by Community Answer from None
                    • Q:

                      I wear a size 11 tennis shoe but wear a 9.5 in Johnson and Murphy. What size would you recommend I purchase? Also, what is your return policy if the shoes do not fit?
                      Asked on 10/7/2013 by Benjamin from Florida Keys

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Please refer to our sizing chart on the J&M website for an accurate understanding of our measurements. Our return policy is 90 days from the date of purchase.

                        Answered on 11/14/2013 by Garrett from J&M Direct
                    • Q:

                      what are the two lace colors that come with the charcoal suede shoes?
                      Asked on 10/2/2013 by teddy from darien ct

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        The Ellington Plain Toe in Charcoal suede comes with khaki and rust colored laces.

                        Answered on 11/14/2013 by Garrett from J&M Direct
                    • Q:

                      I would buy a pair if you made these in narrow. Wondering why you don't make more of your shoes in narrow. I love your shoes and have had at least 2 or 3 pair.
                      Asked on 9/23/2013 by Max from Constantine, MI

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Unfortunately these are only available in medium and wide widths. I will pass along your feedback to our product development team.

                        Answered on 10/15/2013 by Sherry from J&M Direct
                    • Q:

                      What exactly does water resistant suede mean? Can these shoes be worn in the rain? If there is some kind of water resistant seal on the shoes, will the seal eventually wear off?
                      Asked on 8/8/2013 by Alex from Toronto

                      1 answer

                      • A:

                        Water resistant means it will repel water. However, it is NOT waterproof. If enough water gets on the shoes, they will become soaked. However, if it is just raining outside, the shoes should repel the moisture with no problem. And yes, if there is a water resistant sealed applied to the shoes, it will over time, wear off. The sealant will need to be reapplied.

                        Answered on 8/9/2013 by Community Answer from None
                    • Q:

                      Do these shoes run large? Should I get a 9 if I'm a 9.5?
                      Asked on 2/20/2013 by Holmes

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                        A:

                        If your normal size is 9.5, I'd recommend ordering a 9.5.

                        Answered on 2/22/2013 by Taylor from J&M
                      • A:

                        These shoes run true to size. If you wear a 9.5, you should order a 9.5.

                        Answered on 2/26/2013 by Community Answer from None
                    • Q:

                      it seems that this does not come in 8.5 W, is this so? (and why not?)
                      Asked on 2/13/2013 by Peter Johnston from DC

                      1 answer

                      • A:

                        Neither the size 8 or 8-1/2 are offered in wide. It was solely a marketing decision not to offer the wide lasts in the size 8's.

                        Answered on 2/13/2013 by Community Answer from None
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