All Jonathan Abel shoes are made according to European sizing and standard E width, unless otherwise stated. Our shoes tend to run larger, so we recommend taking 1 size smaller than your usual.

EUR 39 40 41 42 43 44 45
US/Canada 6 7 8 9 9.5 10 11
UK 5.5 6.5 7.5 8 8.5 9 10.5
Length of Foot (CM) 23.7 24.5 25.4 26.2 26.7 27 27.9



All measurements are approximate and are meant for reference only. All measurements in centimetres (cm).

EUR 39 40 41 42 43 44 45
E Width 9.37 9.68 10 10.32 10.48 10.64 10.95
EE Width 9.84 10.16 10.48 10.8 10.95 11.11 11.43
EEE Width 10.32 10.64 10.95 11.27 11.43 11.59 11.9
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Step into refined luxury with our Madison Chocolate Goodyear Welted Oxford shoes, meticulously handcrafted in Portugal. The rich chocolate brown hue adds warmth to your ensemble, making these Goodyear welted shoes a versatile choice for various occasions. Whether you're attending a formal event or a casual gathering, Madison ensures you walk with confidence. Experience the softness of French leather and the durability of meticulous craftsmanship in every step.

A classic favorite, the Madison is built on our chiseled C157 last, giving the illusion of an extended vamp. With minimal brogue details, the Madison is refined and perfect for any occasion. 

Built on our C157 soft chisel last. Featuring our signature blue leather soles. 

Only the finest leathers from Tanneries du Puy, Goodyear welted construction. Handmade with care in Portugal. Read more about our leathers

This style tends to run large. We recommend that you take one size smaller than your usual size. Refer to the size guide for more details. 


Construction: Goodyear Welted
Sole: Blue Leather
Last:C157 soft chisel

Shoe Care

Smooth Leather:
Elevate the care of your smooth leather shoes with our curated selection of premium shoe care essentials. Begin by indulging in our Jonathan Abel Leather Cleaner, expertly formulated to gently remove dirt and grime without drying out the leather. Next, nourish and protect your shoes with Jonathan Abel Leather Cream Polish, available in a spectrum of colors to match your footwear perfectly.

For an added layer of protection and shine, finish with Jonathan Abel Shoe Wax Polish, enriched with natural waxes for a long-lasting, glossy finish.

If Jonathan Abel products are not available, you can use a mild leather cleaner, followed by a high-quality leather cream polish and wax polish from reputable brands.

By following these tailored care instructions and utilizing our premium shoe care products or suitable alternatives, you can ensure that your Jonathan Abel shoes receive the attention they deserve, allowing you to enjoy them for years to come.

Shipping & Returns

At Jonathan Abel, we offer international shipping to ensure you can enjoy our premium-quality footwear, regardless of your location. Our service includes worldwide shipping to selected countries, with a dedicated team ensuring your shoes are dispatched promptly and arrive safely through our reliable shipping carriers. We provide various shipping options, with fees and timelines varying by location and selected shipping method, viewable at checkout. It's important to note that international orders might incur additional customs duties and taxes, for which the buyer is responsible.

Our return policy is designed to guarantee your satisfaction. Eligible items for return should be in their original packaging and unworn condition, with some exceptions like personalized or final sale items. You can initiate a return within [number] days of receipt by contacting our customer service for authorization and shipping instructions. We process refunds or exchanges once the returned item is received, with refunds credited to the original payment method. Our commitment is to provide you with a seamless shopping experience, ensuring high levels of service and customer satisfaction.




Oxford shoes are the epitome of classic men's dress footwear, characterised by their elegant closed lacing system where the eyelets are stitched beneath the vamp. This design contributes to a sleek, polished appearance, enhanced by a low heel and traditionally leather-crafted sole, finished with a subtly pointed toe. The upper part of the shoe is usually fashioned from premium leather, offered various shades and materials.

While ornamental perforations or broguing can adorn these shoes, such details are not fundamental to the Oxford's distinguished design. These shoes are celebrated for their versatility, effortlessly complementing a range of outfits from formal to semi-formal, pairing impeccably with suits, tailored trousers, and blazers. Their perpetual charm and refined silhouette make them an essential component of the modern gentleman's wardrobe, symbolising timeless style.

A classic favorite, the Madison is built on our chiseled C157 last, giving the illusion of an extended vamp.

The Sole

The Sole

Signature Leather

Our Blue Leather Sole merges luxurious handiwork with distinctive style, offering a premium-quality leather foundation. This durable sole is expertly engineered for comfort and stability, adapting seamlessly to your foot's contours, while its rich hue makes a bold fashion statement, it ensures your shoes stand out with elegance. Perfect for those who value individuality and quality, it transforms any pair of shoes into a bespoke creation, promising an elevated walking experience and a unique expression of personal style.

Featuring our signature blue leather.



C157 Soft Chisel

Elegantly classic and meticulously refined, this last features a soft chisel shape that exudes a contemporary appeal. The elongated profile enhances its sophistication infusing an added touch of elegance to its modern silhouette.

 The classic design, coupled with the deep black hue, adds a touch of sophistication to every step.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Jonathan Abel and the Madison are lovely!

This is a first-impression review of the Madison I received recently after buying two pairs on sale. I have only checked feel and fitting so far. I researched other reviews first e.g. Styleforum and agree with what has been said.

Importantly, first, on the feeling is they run about a half-size big, at least in this chisel toe last. I generally take all shoes in a 40, some boots in 41 to allow for thicker socks. My true size is 40.5. So if you are right on the lower borderline of a size, take the next size down as they suggest, otherwise stick with your regular size (as others have said too).

The workmanship and quality seem impeccable to me, as good as Cheaney's I own and probably better than a pair of Barker's I own. The leather used is indeed softer, as they say. Break-in won't be an issue, and this is perhaps another reason why getting a size down is likely to be comfortable - again, if you are normally right on the smaller end of a particular size.

Given the softness, I will be careful not to over-condition these to keep them in their lasted shape. Again, top quality in the feel of the leather. The blue leather sole is to die for, too, to my taste, and the Goodyear welt done perfectly. I'm not aware of another manufacturer that does soles in this colour, very fetching.

As to the colour, I also bought the Hudson (same chisel last). The photos on their website look like the models are different shades of brown, but they are both the same Chocolate, as described and as I expected. Basically a regular dark brown colour that you would probably already have on hand (Boot Black polish for the win, if you are still using Saphir or something else!). I might experiment with some different shades of brown in future to differentiate them a little from one another.

All in all, buy with confidence and be very happy at the value. Can't see why they don't deserve a higher profile given the style and the value. Look out for their promotions too. I agree with another reviewer, I would buy these over any Allen Edmonds I've seen as these look classier, and less functional...

The sizing is always the nerve-wracking thing about buying shoes on the internet. Thankfully dress shoes don't vary as much as others, so I'm always safe with a 40 even if a little tight at first on some shoes. But if you have 40s that are usually a little roomy after stretching, definitely go the next size down. Not sure about their soft round last but I imagine it would be the same.

Really looking forward to road testing these once quarantine is lifted! But there is everything to suggest here that these will be a killer, comfortable, and hardwearing pair of shoes when I do. Thanks Jonathan Abel!