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Black Tomboy Toes Downtown Dapper Semi-Formal Derby Oxford Shoe in Vegan Leather - Men's Dress Shoe for Women
Black Tomboy Toes Downtown Dapper Semi-Formal Derby Oxford Shoe in Vegan Leather - Men's Dress Shoe for Women
Alex Perry modeling the Tomboy Toes line of Downtown Dapper semi-formal shoes for women

The Downtown Dappers in Black

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            • Vegan Leather 
            • Derby-Style Lacing
            • Brogue Accent
            • Burnished Toe
            • Average ("B") Widths
The Downtown Dappers are a pair of shoes that are exactly what they say they are. Feel good and walk with a smug little spring in your step with a set of derby oxfords that look classy and don't break the bank. Made with vegan leather and smooth rubber roles, the Dappers are sleek with a slightly more pointed toe and speak of a subtle charm. Derby-style lacing is less formal than the classic oxford style, so you won't feel too strange if you wear these shoes every day. As a lower-cost option, they still look nice enough to wear to a special occasion like a wedding or a big job interview.

Our best-selling Downtown Dappers are the perfect introductory shoe for a handsomely stylish person who wants to start dipping their toes into the more masculine end of footwear but isn't ready to spend hundreds of dollars on shoes. They come in a striking steely blue, a handsome sandy brown, a classic jet black, an eye-catching sharkfin grey, and a warm, confident dark brown. With smooth rubber soles that will last longer than the high-formality leather soles of other oxfords, the Downtown Dapper line of formal shoes are a great first pair that will make you proud to step out into public.

Each pair of Downtown Dappers comes with a complementary tin of neutral shoe polish.

Customer Reviews

Based on 57 reviews
Feel and Look Great

I love these shoes. They are comfortable on first wear and look very professional. I bought a half size down from my usual size.

Emily Wood
Excellent shoe, a dream come true.

I was looking for a shoe like this for the past several years, and never could find it in a physical store, but this is excellent, a "normal" "mens" suit shoe that fits a woman's foot! No more hobbling around with knee-high boots under my slacks, now I have actual suit shoes and couldn't be happier. After the first week, I was ready to buy a second pair (even if my wallet was Not ready).

Kristy Taylor

So comfortable!

Morgana Osborn

The Downtown Dappers in Black

Kimberly Owen
Understated and elegant

I've been shopping around for a pair of stylish dress shoes to wear with my suits, and I wanted something classic and understated without trendy design details.

Downtown Dappers offered classic styling with good proportions, nothing flashy or trendy, just simple, elegant shoes I could wear to work every single day.

I decided on the black Dappers, but was so nervous about selecting the right size. I wear a women's size 7 and my foot is medium width. After reading the sizing tips on the website, and reading all the reviews, I ordered a 35. They fit pretty well, are more comfortable than expected, but my left pinky toe gets sore for some reason. I am not sure if the shoes will stretch at all since they are not made of leather, but I have been wearing them with different types of socks to try and break them in. I don't think a bigger size would help since there is plenty of room in the front so I am keeping the 35. Its not a huge issue, I think it is just due to the outside curve of the shoe.

Several reviews mentioned the vegan shoes have an odor, and I found this to be true. It is strong when you first take them out of the box, so I let them air out for a couple days before I wore them. The smell does fade, but does not go away entirely. It is not a deal breaker for me since I think the shoes are good quality for the price, but if you are sensitive to smells you may want to consider this. I really only notice it if I have been sitting at my desk for a long time.

Overall, I think the shoes are attractive, comfortable, and they pair well with my suits. I get compliments on them whenever I wear them, which is literally everyday. I am going to purchase another pair from Tomboy, maybe I will try the Barrister boots next! Thanks for offering such a top quality product.