Upper: Dark Brown Horween Chromexcel with glove leather liner
Outsole: Oiled Leather "Flex" Sole
Last: Classic American "Barrie" Last
This style is a great split of dress and casual, and its rugged Chromexcel upper is especially handsome. Wear them with a navy suit, raw jeans, seersucker pants, grey flannel trousers, or plenty of other pieces. Just as comfortable with socks as without, these shoes are guaranteed to get heavy rotation in your wardrobe.
The "flex-welt" leather sole is bathed in oil to make it exceptionally supple, yet just as durable as any other solid leather sole. Forget a break-in period -- these are as comfy as your favorite sneakers from the moment you first put them on.
The "Barrie" last runs approximately one half size big. Order one half size smaller than your typical dress shoe size. For instance, if you typically wear a size 10D, you should order a 9.5D.
The Alden Shoe Company was founded in 1884 by Charles H. Alden in Middleborough, Massachusetts, and it remains in that same town to this day. Since its inception, the Alden Shoe Company has designed and manufactured classic gentleman's footwear that represents America's tradition of custom shoe-making at its finest. They have the well-earned reputation of being the best shoe manufacturer in the United States and one of the top shoemakers in the world.
In a consumer world that too often prizes promotion over product, you might think genuine craftsmanship and honest value have been lost forever. Alden stands as adamant proof of the contrary. We are honored to continue our partnership with these paragons of American manufacturing.
Alden shoes are Goodyear welted and handmade by union craftsmen. When you've worn out the sole, which will take a very long time, you can return them to Alden for a complete resoling and refurbishing. With proper care, by a competent cobbler or the factory itself, your Aldens will last you well over a decade.
Our apologies, we cannot ship Alden shoes outside the United States and Canada.