Francis Air 5 (15 reviews) Black Leather Mens Formal Shoes

Clean tailored lines create a smart look for these men's shoes in smooth black leather. The lace-up design features an XL ExtraLight® sole that delivers durability and shock absorption, so manages to be easy on the foot as well as flexible and hardwearing. Attractive seam detailing and a subtle square toe add to Francis Air's stylish appeal.

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Upper Material Leather
Lining Material Leather
Sole Material EVA
Fastening Type Lace
Removable Insole Yes
Trims Eyelet
  • Extra Light

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  • 5 stars out of 5Very Smart & Comfortable.

    Typical of Clarks Shoes a trusted brand, these are great value and would buy again, maybe the Brown for an alternative. Tom, Southport

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  • 4 stars out of 5Very comfortable

    Tony, cambridge

    This is a very comfortable pair of shoes, excellent for general work or walk, but not the best for formal wear. It is a 5 for comfort, but its sole let it down for a general 5 rating; its one of those rubber soles that gives you extra comfort than a hard sole, but it is also easier to become "squeaky" if it gets slightly wet, which isn't that difficult with the English weather. You don't want squeaky shoes in a formal setting.

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  • 5 stars out of 5The Nokia of smart shoes

    Sam, cardiff

    I bought these at the beginning of my final year of high school (2012) and wore them every day besides weekends for a year without a fault of any kind. Further (and three years later), I now wear these to smarter parties when combined with a dark pair of jeans, and after a quick polish still look excellent. A seemingly invincible shoe that punches well above its price in looks too.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Superlight and very comfortable.

    The title says it all really. I wasn't actually looking to buy any new shoes, but happened to try these on, and was immediately impressed by how light and instantly comfortable they are - I'm not in any way a 'Strictly' fan, but these shoes make me want to dance as soon as I put them on!. Perfect if, like me, you regularly have to spend a lot of time at work on your feet and need to be comfortable, but still need to look very smart. These shoes also pair-up perfectly with my new 'tailored-fit' fashion suits. The only drawback for me is the colour of the brown version - I'd love some in the same 'walnut' colour as the Gatewood Over shoes, but the Francis Air brown shoes are much too light for my taste/the clothes with which I'd wear them. On a positive note, the Gatewood Over shoes (despite being more expensive) are made to a similar design to the Francis Airs, and aren't too much heavier, so I think they'll be my choice for brown shoes some time soon.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Superb.

    Peter, littlehampton

    Excellent pair of shoes, so light do not know you are wearing them.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Super light and comfortable shoes.


    I needed a new pair of shoes for up and coming interviews and weddings and these will do perfectly! Not only do they look smart, they are very light weight and very comfortable with the soft leather. Pretty reasonably priced too. Like other reviewers, I may end up getting another pair in a different colour too!

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  • 5 stars out of 5SO GOOD, I BOUGHT TWO PAIRS

    Colin, manchester

    As said above so good I bought two pairs! Delivery prompt and fit perfect. My greatest difficulty was finding how to leave this review!!!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Smart and comfortable work shoe

    Ian from worcester park

    Size fitting was exactly as stated, these shoes look smart perfect for the office. I have a fairly long walk on my daily commute to London, even on the first day these were very comfortable, no irritating rubbing so a very good purchase. I do not usually buy shoes online - Clarks free returns policy was also a reason for buying although I did not need to use it.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Really nice shoe.

    Khair, birmingham

    Just want to say it is a very nice shoe and very comfortable as well...

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  • 4 stars out of 5Practical and functional

    James, crawley

    Very light with a smart look and are comfortable. Although I probably have a smaller left foot than right, the lacing on the left foot is fully butted up while the right has about a half inch gap when done up. I have other Clarks shoes where the difference is a lot less and I was surprised. However they are OK, fit well enough and suit my purposes.

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  • 5 stars out of 5LOVELY SHOES

    Gary, crawley


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  • 5 stars out of 5Great shoe!

    Levi from London

    great shoe. comfortable. strong. durable. smart. Ordered the shoe at store on a wednesday and it arrived 3 days later (quicker the expected)...i didn't need to pay anything extra for the shipping.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Francis Air

    michael david , ormskirk

    This is the second time I have purchased these shoes and they are so good I have purchased them for the future as I didn't want to risk them not being in stock when required. They are light and comfortable and look very smart when worn. The reviews speak for themselves!! Dave Gibson, Ormskirk.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Excellent value shoe

    Craig, lochgilphead

    I've always liked Clarks shoes because of the quality. This also has style and is great value.

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  • 4 stars out of 5Comfortable smart shoes

    derek, preston

    I recently bought a pair of these shoes for a wedding and found them very light and comfortable to wear, even in the hot Cretan sun. So much so that I bought another pair in black. Well recommended!

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