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The Modern Oxford

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews


The Modern Oxford


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A clean design with subtle detailing makes The Modern Oxford a versatile pair. Portuguese-made with premium Italian leather, this reimagined classic features smooth curved lines, black waxed lacing and a stacked heel with metal inlay. Wearable as a slip-on or lace-up, this style will be a wardrobe favourite for seasons to come.


These shoes are ethically made in Portugal from high-quality leathers. We have full transparency in our supply chain and pay 100% living wages to our workers

Materials & Care
  • Fits true to size
  • 100% Leather upper and lining from  LWG Gold-certified partner 
  • Cow leather lining and insole
  • Durable rubber outsole
  • Structured almond toe
  • Cushioned foot bed
  • Heel height measures 30mm or 1.18 inches
  • Visit our Care Guide for detailed instructions
Social Responsibility
  • Produced responsibly in Portugal by master craftsmen and their local suppliers. Discover more
  • All suppliers and subcontractors making ESSEN products are required to fully comply with the ESSEN Code of Conduct, covering the ILO Four Fundamental Freedom principles and the Five Fundamental Freedoms for animal welfare (WAP).
  • We exclusively use leathers from LWG-certified partners. Learn More
  • All our leather is EU reach compliant (REACH), ensuring no harmful chemicals were used in production
  • Your order will be shipped in a FSC certified box and reusable packaging
  • In partnership with OneTribe, we protect 5 endangered rainforest trees for every order, Learn Why
Delivery & Returns

ESSEN offers complementary worldwide shipping.

We're an Australian brand but most of our shoes are shipped from Europe. Our warehousing and distribution was deliberately chosen to be near our factories so we can produce only what we need and minimise the total distance your shoes have to travel.

Standard delivery: 2-4 business days
Express delivery: 1-3 business days

Standard delivery 4-10 business days
Express delivery 3-5 business days

For more information please check our Shipping page.

Purchased items can be returned within 14 days of the delivery date. Find more information here.

We offer free shipping and exhanges, and use recycled and reusable packaging for all our orders.

Need Help?

If you have any questions about fit or sizing or require a custom fit, we’re happy to help. Please contact us at

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Based on 4 reviews
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100%would recommend this product
4 reviews
  • KM
    Kate M.
    Flag of United Kingdom
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago

    Beautiful leather, beautifully made. Even the tag on the end of the laces is quality. Really comfortable. Masculine style but somehow just feminine enough. Also excellent service from Marre and the ESSEN team.

  • BT
    Bella T.
    Flag of Australia
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Perfectly elegant

    I had been eyeing off these shoes for awhile and I am so glad I finally purchased them. They are so elegant, comfortable and really elevate an outfit. The customer service at Essen is wonderful - I had initially purchased the wrong size and Marre made the exchange process an absolute breeze. Couldn't recommend them more.

  • TQ
    Tanya Q.
    Flag of United States
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 years ago
    Great oxford!

    This shoe is BEAUTIFUL and so stylish. Every time I wear it I receive compliments and people ask where I purchased the shoe. It seems that many women are searching for the perfect Oxford and this is it.

  • KY
    Kauther Y.
    Flag of Netherlands
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 years ago
    Chic & Comfortable

    The Modern Oxfords became my go-to work shoes. Whenever I I don't feel like wearing heels, these shoes are the perfect alternative - super comfy and practical!

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