Upper: Color #8 w/ contrasting alpine grain saddle
Outsole: Double Waterlock Sole
Last: Plaza last
The history of the saddle shoe is quite diverse. Elvis Presley and Ska music's "rudeboy" have all worn this iconic style. It's lineage is casual, but this version can surely be dressed up. It's a great addition to just about anyone's footwear collection.
This particular makeup is done with Alden's famous "color 8" shell cordovan leather. The saddle itself is Alpine grain. It features a double waterlock sole and antique welt with beautiful contrasting brass eyelets.
The Plaza last runs true to size.
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.