Category Archives: Alden Boots

New Alden Bootmaker Editions

Alden Shoes

It’s a new year, and we’ve just received some new Alden shoes!

Our Alden Bootmaker editions are made by Alden at our request.  We specify the pattern, leather, sole, eyelet style, etc. and Alden creates a make-up style just for us.  See the latest below, you’re sure to find something you like! These unique styles also make fantastic gifts.

D5825CD5826C – 9 Eyelet Plain Toe Commando Sole Boot Shell Cordovan 

Alden D5825C

Alden D5826C


Plain Toe Boot
9 Matched Eyelets
Genuine Shell Cordovan Leather
Commando Sole
Barrie Last




4398 / 4399 – 6 Eyelet Medallion Cap Toe Shoe Shell Cordovan

Alden Color 8 Medallion Cap Toe Blucher

Alden Black Shell Medallion Cap Toe Blucher



Medallion Cap Toe Blucher
6 Blind Eyelets
Genuine Shell Cordovan (Color 8 or Black)
Leather Sole
Plaza Last




2077 / 2076 – Wing Tip Blucher Shell Cordovan

Alden Black Shell Wing Tip Blucher

Alden Color 8 Wing Tip Blucher


Wing Tip Blucher
5 Blind Eyelets
Genuine Shell Cordovan (Black or Color 8)
Leather Sole
Aberdeen Last





3938 / 3939 – 9 Eyelet Cap Toe Boot Shell Cordovan

Alden Color 8 Medallion Cap Toe Boot

Alden Black Shell Medallion Cap Toe Boot


Medallion Cap Toe Boot
9 Matched Eyelets
Genuine Shell Cordovan Leather (Color 8 or Black)
Leather Sole
Plaza Last





60340F – Inverted Seam Toe Tassel Loafer 

Alden Inverted Seam Toe Tassel Loafer

Alden Inverted Seam Toe Tassel Loafer


Alden Tassel Loafer
Inverted Seam Toe
Calfskin Leather
Oak Leather Outsoles
Dovetailed heels
Aberdeen Last

We also released this model in Black Calfskin (6037F) a few months ago!

Alden Inverted Seam Toe Tassel Loafer


94771 – All Weather Walker Calfskin (New Color!)

Alden All Weather Walker Calfskin

Alden All Weather Walker Calfskin


Alden All Weather Walker
5 Blind Eyelets
Dark Tan Calfskin Leather
Plantation Crepe Outsoles
Leather Tip
Barrie Last




Be sure to check out all of our Alden Bootmaker Editions! You can also find stock model Alden shoes at!

Alden Fan Feature: @Feylanks

 @feylanks Instagram Photo: Alden Black Shell Cordovan Indy Boot

Hey Alden Army!

Today’s fan feature of Alden shoes out in the wild comes from Instagram user @feylanks. This awesome shot was taken in the Alphabet City neighborhood of Manhattan’s East Village and features an Alden Indy boot in Black Shell Cordovan with a Commando Sole. You can see the image on Instagram here or you can scroll down to the embedded view at the bottom of the page. We love the lighting and the way it picks up on these boots!


Alden Men's Indy Boot Shell Cordovan   Alden Men's Indy Boot Shell Cordovan


Our current Black Shell Cordovan Alden Indy Boot is Style #40569C on the Alden TruBalance Last with Commando soles and heels. It has traditional Alden Indy boot stitching, including the moccasin toe detail. We think the genuine black shell cordovan leather on this make-up makes the classic, rugged Alden Indy work-boot silhouette look just a bit sleeker and adds versatility.  The Alden TruBalance Last is designed to be voluminous to accommodate most foot types and thick socks, so we normally recommend going True To Size.

Brown Chromexcel Plaza Last Indy Boot  Brown Chromexcel Plaza Last Indy Boot

If you prefer a different fit or silhouette, we also have a Brown Chromexcel Indy Boot crafted on the elegant Alden Plaza Last and various other Alden boots in black as well. 


@feylanks on Instagram

 @feylanks Instagram Photo: Alden Black Shell Cordovan Indy Boot

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A photo posted by @feylanks on

12 Days of Gifts: Day 3

Mens Dress Shoes

We know not everyone is easy to shop for, so this holiday season, we’re giving you 12 days worth of gift ideas!

Day three is all about the men’s dress shoes. At TheShoeMart, we have something for every price range–and we have a large variety of sizes as well. Grab something for your favorite guy, he’ll get much more use out of a pair of nice dress shoes than an ugly Christmas sweater.

Bruno Magli Shoes

Black Nappa

The classic brilliance of Bruno Magli shoes began in 1936 in  a small basement in Bologna, Italy.  Today, Bruno Magli shoes are known for their elegant, refined silhouettes and artisan heritage.  Shoes that bridge the gap between traditional Italian footwear and modern Italian sensisbilites, these are perfect for the man on your list that loves both luxury and practicality.


Johnston & Murphy Shoes

Johnston and Murphy Shoes has designed quality footwear for over 155 years.  Their legacy is one of quality and effortless style. From chukkas to cap-toe oxfords, J&M creates shoes for every taste. Find the perfect pair for the man that always wants to put his best foot forward.


Alden Shoes

We may be a bit biased here, but we think every man should own a pair of Alden shoes.  From classic dress shoe models like the 990 and 681 to the iconic Alden Indy Boot, we have something for everyone.  If the guy on your list is looking for something unique, we also have our special Alden Bootmaker Editions.  If you’re new to Alden, sizing can be confusing, so be sure to contact us with any questions.

12 Days of Gifts: Day 2


We know not everyone is easy to shop for, so this holiday season, we’re giving you 12 days worth of gift ideas!

For day two, we’re showing you how to stuff the stocking of a serious shoe lover. I bet you’re wondering what all this stuff does, so let’s get down to the nitty gritty, shall we?

Shoe Trees

Cedar shoe trees are an essential part of caring for leather shoes. They extend the life and durability of shoes by naturally deodorizing and absorbing moisture while helping shoes retain their shape.


Shoe Polish

Alden Color 8 Shoe Paste Wax

Nothing makes an entrance like a superior shine.  Help make their shoes glisten with shoe care products from Alden, Meltonian, Saphir, and more.  Want to make shining even easier? Add in a Shine Mate so that shoe polish stays put!


Leather Defender

Alden Leather Defender

Alden Leather Defender is designed to prevent the spotting and discoloration that can occur when shoes are exposed to the elements.  Great for protecting quality footwear.  Not for use on suede or nubuck leathers.


Shoe Horns

Shoe HornsShoe Horns Shoe Horns

Long or short, metal or covered in leather–we have a shoe horn for everyone.  Long shoe horns are great for those that have trouble bending down to put on their shoes, while shorter ones are easier to pack.  Using this device to ease your foot into your shoe keeps you from destroying the counters, which are the “heel cups” of the shoe.  Our shoe horns make great gifts!


Boot Bags

Alden Boot Bags

Shoe bags and boot bags help to protect your shoes during storage or travel. These are particularly useful for keeping dust and nicks off of your formal shoes, as well as for separating your shoes from your clothes in a suitcase.

Leather Accessories

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We also carry Genuine Shell Cordovan leather Alden accessories from pen cases to business card holders to luggage tags.

Protecting Your Feet From the Cold

As the temperature outside drops, the risk of cold-related injury to your feet increases. Prolonged exposure to cold weather can result in frostbite or–in the case of very humid or damp conditions—trench foot or pernio.

You face a greater risk of frostbite and other cold-related injuries if you have poor circulation or nerve damage, have been consuming alcohol (increases body heat loss), or use products that contain nicotine.  Here are some tips to protect your feet from the cold:

1. Stay nourished and hydrated.  Dehydration, lack of nutrients, and low blood sugar can all have a negative effect on your body’s temperature regulation.

2. Stay warm. Layer your clothing.  Your base layer should be an insulating material that wicks away sweat and moisture, such as wool or synthetic material.  Wear socks in materials designed for cold weather, such as Smartwool and Darn Tough socks.  Longer socks offer more protection than ankle socks.

3. Stay dry. Remember that drier feet are warmer feet. Clothing should be waterproof if possible. Avoid Cotton because it retains moisture, choose synthetic or wool instead.  Carry an extra pair of socks in case your first pair gets wet from sweat or the elements. You can help prevent your feet from sweating with antiperspirant products, foot powders, and special insoles.

4. Pick the right shoe–in the right size! Waterproof shoes are preferable in wet, cold weather. Be sure that the shoes are a good fit, and that you try them on with the pair of socks you intend to wear with them. (For info on how to try on shoes properly, watch the video below.) Shoes that are too tight can interfere with blood flow. Shoes that are too loose will allow exposure to wind and cold.

5. Rotate your shoes.  Your feet need time to breathe in order to stay healthy—and so do your shoes.  Rotating between two or more winter shoes is ideal so that each pair has time to air out and dry, creating a better environment for your feet.