Alden Plain Toe Blucher Color 8 Shell Cordovan leather uppers Full leather linings Double leather outsoles 360 Degree Goodyear Welt Barrie last
Alden Bootmaker Edition plain toe blucher oxford in Color 8 Shell Cordovan. Genuine Shell Cordovan shoes are finished by Alden's master craftsman. They are admired by the finest boot and shoemakers throughout the world. Using the centuries-old method of pure vegetable tanning and hand finishing, the single tannery still producing genuine shell cordovan today is indeed practicing a rare art. The tanning process takes a full six months to complete and produces leather that is soft and supple, yet very durable.
Every Alden New England shoe carries a tempered steel shank, precisely contoured and triple ribbed for extra strength. Truly the backbone of a fine welt shoe or boot, the shank provides the proper support and shape required to give comfort throughout the day. Oak tanned leather bends are cut into outsoles at factory for maximum control of quality. Shoe mart is proud to offer this model, crafted not only with good looks, but with the integrity of fine shoemaking, a special addition to your wardrobe. Every Alden New England shoe has full leather lining chosen from a special stock of supple glove linings and smooth glazed linings, double leather soles.