The Alden Shoe Company was founded in Middleborough, Massachusetts, New England by Charles H. Alden in 1884 which was then the home of American shoe making. Over time most of the other manufacturers sought low cost labour and material over seas for their production but Alden prospered through high quality production and last making.Alden is now the only original New England shoe and boot maker remaining of the hundreds who began so long ago. 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, the shank provides the proper support and shape so necessary when your day involves much walking and time on your feet. Still a family business and still carrying on the tradition of quality “Genuine Goodyear Shoemaking”. Unique in every way. Made in New England, USA
Using the centuries–old method of pure vegetable tannage 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, supple, and very durable. Alden’s classic patterns take on a unique character when made from genuine shell cordovan.
Shell cordovan is leather for the old school shoemaker. High volume production methods and short cuts are powerless to bring out its qualities.
Colour 8 Cordovan Handsewen Leisure Loafer for The Bureau Belfast
Horween Colour 8 Cordovan Upper / Self Colour Stitching / Tan Leather Glove Lining / Heavy Natural Vegetable Tan Insole / Antique Welt / Antique Single Leather Oak Sole / 360 degrees Welt / Barrie Last / Blind Eyelets / Goodyear Construction / D Width