Wolf & Shepherd Senna Review: A Stylish Wingtip Dress Shoe With Superior Comfort

By |2018-06-14T08:22:32+00:00Jun 14th, 2018|Categories: Shoes|9 Comments

Men's Leather Wingtip Dress Shoes

Finding a great pair of dress shoes is one thing. Finding a great pair of dress shoes that are as comfortable as running shoes is quite another.

So when I heard that Wolf & Shepherd was the brand behind the “most comfortable dress shoes in the world”, I knew I’d have to get myself a pair and put them to the test.

In the detailed review below, I’ll cover everything you need to know about Wolf & Shepherd’s Senna Wingtip dress shoes including:

Wolf & Shepherd Senna Wingtip Brogues

Wolf & Shepherd Senna Wingtip Shoes

Named after Brazilian Formula-1 driver, Ayrton Senna, the Senna by Wolf & Shepherd is a wingtip dress shoe that is designed with style and superior performance in mind.

Shoe Specifications

The Presentation & Un-boxing Experience

Wolf & Shepherd Shoe Box

As with all of my shoe reviews, I like to appreciate the presentation of the shoes and the overall experience of un-boxing them when they arrive. A quick look at the box and I knew that Wolf & Shepherd was not going to disappoint.

My Senna Wingtips came in a sleek box with gold-colored lettering which gives the box itself a simple yet elegant look.

Wolf & Shepherd Welcome To The Wolfpack Note

Upon opening the box, I found a two-sided card which read “Welcome to the Wolf Pack” on one side and included details about the shoes themselves on the other. I thought this was a nice touch that gave a sense of community as well as a great first impression of the brand.

Additionally, each shoe came with its own individual shoe bag (see photo below) which definitely added some bonus points in the overall value category.

Unboxing Wolf And Shepherd Senna Wingtips

Design Details

I was very impressed with how stylish the Senna Wingtips looked when I first tried them on. These shoes have a unique design and the high-quality leather has a natural sheen that gives the shoes an elegant look.

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Wolf And Shepherd Wingtip Dress Shoes

There are also lots of subtle details that combine to give the shoe a bit more character than your average dress shoe.

The vamp of the shoe features classic wingtip stitching (hence the name) and there is nice broguing on various sections of the leather upper.

Senna Wingtip Brown Dress Shoes

The Senna Wingtip is a particular style of brogue known as a “blind brogue,” meaning the shoe has perforations on the vamp, quarter, and heel, but does not have a toe medallion like a full brogue.

Speaking of the toe, there are nice burnishing touches on the toe which brings out a bit of an antiqued look in the shoes themselves.

Shoe Size & Fit

Wolf  & Shepherd shoes are known for being particularly comfortable, but in order to appreciate this superior comfort you need to make sure you’re shoes are the correct size.

Fortunately, there is a very useful “Sizing” tool on the Wolf & Shepherd website to help you determine the optimal size and width to order based on the specific style of shoe, as well as several other factors.

Shoe Size Tool On Wolf & Shepherd Website

After filling out my information, I was recommended a US size 11.5 D which is consistent with most of the dress shoes that I own. Based on my experience, as well as the dozens of reviews that I read, it seems like the Senna Wingtips tend to fit true-to-size, but it’s worth using the interactive tool yourself just in case.

How Comfortable Are These Shoes?

Let me start by saying that these are definitely the most comfortable dress shoes that I’ve ever worn.

I found the shoes to be quite comfortable right out of the box. This was a nice surprise considering the fact that I typically need a good week or so to properly break in a new pair of dress shoes.

The real difference in comfort, however, becomes apparent the first time you wear these shoes for a long day that involves lots of walking and/or hours of standing on your feet.

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Typically, I’ll begin to experience some sort discomfort and even feel a bit of pain towards the end of a particularly long day of wearing dress shoes. However, I’ve noticed that my feet have been able to make it throughout the entire day without any issues with the Wolf & Shepherd’s.

Patented Comfort Technology

So, how exactly does Wolf & Shepherd make such comfortable dress shoes when it seems like so many others cannot? Much of their success lies in the patented technology and design elements found in their shoes.

Brown Wolf And Shepherd Shoes

As with all Wolf & Shepherd shoes, the Senna Wingtips feature the company’s patented comfort technology which results in a shoe that is as comfortable as it is fashionable.

These particular shoes also feature a proprietary memory foam footbed lined with ultra-soft sheepskin, for an incredibly comfortable wear. Think of a Tempurpedic mattress for your foot.

On the outside, the shoe has a Phoenix TECH outsole along with a high-density EVA foam heel, both of which add to the overall comfort on the foot.

Outsole On Wolf & Shepherd Senna Wingtip
The Senna Wingtips are also one pound lighter than the average dress shoe thanks to some of the efficient design elements like the lightweight Swiss insole. This definitely helps on those days when you have to run between meetings or need to walk a lot.

Price & Overall Value

Whenever I consider investing in a new pair of dress shoes (or investing in anything for that matter) I want to be sure I am getting great value for my money.

At $365 USD these shoes are not exactly cheap. However, if comfortable is what you’re after then there is no question that the Senna Wingtips offer excellent value.

You can purchase these shoes directly from Wolf & Shepherd’s official website.

Conclusion

Wolf & Shepherd is known for exceptionally comfortable dress shoes and the Senna Wingtips did not disappoint. If you’re looking for a pair of stylish dress shoes that will get you through the long days then you can’t go wrong with Wolf & Shepherd.

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I’m looking forward to trying some of the other styles that the brand offers in the near future!

Continued Reading:

Wolf & Shepherd Senna Wingtip Shoes
Reviewed by Trevor Guilday, on .
"Finally an exceptionally comfortable dress shoe that doesn't sacrifice on style. I couldn't believe how great my feet felt after a full day of wearing these shoes for the first time."
Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★

About the Author:

Trevor is a digital nomad and travel writer at Bespoke Unit. His life-long passion for travel has taken him to 30+ countries over the years. He covers a wide range of travel-related topics including detailed destination guides, travel reward credit cards and life as a location-independent entrepreneur.

9 Comments

  1. Alex June 27, 2018 at 3:42 am - Reply

    I’m really interested in Wolf & Shepherd shoes but the Blake and cemented welt seems odd at this price point. Do you know how the shoe has both and whether it affects resoling?

    • Paul Anthony July 2, 2018 at 9:00 pm - Reply

      Dear Alex,

      Yes that is “strange” at this price point. But it’s in essentially its own category of shoe, being on a unique comfortable bed. So can almost be seen as a dress sneaker I suppose.

      They are indeed very comfortable, so holds up there. If you’re a shoe construction purest, then these may not be the best option for you. If however you want a really comfortable, great looking dress shoe then this may be a great option. I personally love traditionally made shoes, so usually wear them but put the Wolf & Shepherds on when I know I have a lot of walking to do between meetings for example (some days I’ve been know to walk almost 10 miles while in NYC).

      As for resoles, they offer a program in house so may have to send them back and not go to your regular cobbler. Note, I’ve not used this service yet(as not worn the soles out), but heard good things.

      Hope that helps – Paul

      • Alex July 10, 2018 at 3:53 am - Reply

        Hi Paul,

        Thanks for your response.

        Ok, I totally get it now. This actually makes sense to me as we often buy sneakers and throw them out when they lose their cushion and shock absorption after about a year as they can’t be resoled.

        It’s great that you can get these resoled, then. It sounds like they’ve really thought about the long-term value for money while trying to retain the concept of running shoes.

        I’m sold (pun intended) and will buy a pair for when I’m back to work in September. I’m a university lecturer so I’m regularly on my feet for hours on end.

        Regards,

        Alex

  2. Carlos Alvarez July 10, 2018 at 3:55 am - Reply

    Wow, I’ve been looking for shoes like this for ages! I walk for miles a day at work but have to stick to a dress code. Thanks for writing those top shoes lists as one of those brought me here. Will be buying a pair ASAP!

    • Charles-Philippe July 10, 2018 at 4:09 am - Reply

      Hi Carlos,

      Great to hear you’ve been perusing our shoe guides! We try our utmost to cater to men with needs just like yours!

      Let us know how you find the shoes.

      Best,

      CP

  3. Wolf and disappointed July 14, 2018 at 12:42 am - Reply

    DO NOT BUY THESE SHOES!!!

    After just 4 months the sole started to split away. I contacted Wolf & Shepherd who don’t care. It’s been after 30 days so they’re not interested and wont help. Don’t waste your money! for plus $350 shoes i’d expect better

    • Charles-Philippe July 16, 2018 at 4:49 am - Reply

      Hi there,

      Sorry to hear about your experience. We can’t speak for Wolf & Shepherd as we haven’t had this experience. However, I’d insist with customer service if I were you as it sounds like a defect…

      Best,

      CP

  4. Ashley July 25, 2018 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    Hi:)

    I apologize for your experience and would like to offer assistance.
    Please reach out to our CX team by emailing [email protected] and we can help you with your order.

    Best,
    Wolf & Shepherd CX Team

  5. James Casey August 4, 2018 at 8:57 am - Reply

    Hi There
    After weeks of research I bought a pair and had them shipped to UK.
    Worn them twice the stitching came away at the back a hole appeared.
    Still awaiting a response quick to take your money but not good at solving issues I would not buy from them again.

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