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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 TheShoeMart.com!

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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Alden Shoes: Some New Arrivals

Alden Shoes at TheShoeMart

Alden Shoes

In 1884 in Middleborough, Massachusetts,  Charles H. Alden began the only original New England shoe company that is still in production today. In a world where many shoe manufacturers outsource production to keep up with the U.S. demand for mass-market footwear at a low cost, the Alden Shoe Company does things differently.  By focusing on high quality dress shoes crafted in Massachusetts with genuine Goodyear-welted construction that can last a lifetime, Alden Shoe has carved it’s own niche into the shoe market. Here at TheShoeMart, we have been selling Alden shoes for over 40 years.  We value our close relationship with Alden, and think that they offer the finest made shoes in the world.

Alden shoes and boots have a special place in our hearts here at TheShoeMart.  We know how much the details matter, so we’d like to share some details about some of our latest Alden Bootmaker Editions.

Alden Shell Cordovan PCT : D5812

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This Perforated Cap Toe boot comes on the Alden Grant Last, which is slimmer than the Barrie Last and a bit more flexible formality-wise.  Boots on the Grant Last will run True To Size, so order your usual dress boot size (not your Barrie or Trubalance size).  With 9 matched agatine eyelets and a 270 Degree Welt, the D5812 offers a sleek but substantial silhouette. Available in Color 8 (D5812) or Black Shell Cordovan (D5813), both with double Leather outsoles.

Alden Calfskin Indy Boot on Plaza: 45212

 

Our BootMaker Edition remake of the Alden Indy Boot on the Alden Plaza Last is also a sleeker boot.  The clean lines of the moc toe stitching, 270 degree Goodyear Welt and 9 matched agatine eyelets add elegance to a long-time favorite. Available in Brown Smooth Calfskin.

Alden 6 Eyelet Indy Oxford: 40023

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Speaking of twists on a classic, here’s our latest Indy Oxford.  We tried a version of this Alden shoe in the past with 4 eyelets, but we found that most people needed a little more security–so we added some.  On the famous Alden TruBalance last with a double leather sole, this Indy shoe is available in Horween Brown Chromexcel leather (40023).

 

You can find all of our Alden shoes, including our Bootmaker Editions, either at TheShoeMart.com or  at our brick and mortar store in Norwalk, CT:

TheShoeMart
3 Berkeley St.
Norwalk, CT 06850
203.853.6543
Monday through Saturday 9:30-6:00 pm EST.

If you have any questions regarding Alden shoes, feel free to call or write us.  Our Customer Service team is always happy to help and can be reached by phone (800.850.7463) or by email (Shoemart@theshoemart.com) Monday through Saturday 9:30-6:00 pm EST.

 

Classic Men’s Boots

Classic Men's Boots

The season is upon us, and in the shoe world that means one thing: boots. Boots are a necessary part of your winter wardrobe. Boots look great and they keep your feet warm. When navigating the wintry mix and undesirable temperatures, wearing a great looking pair of boots will make you noticeably more confident than attempting to hop across puddles in tennis shoes. Confidence is attractive.  When you have a solid pair of boots on your feet, it makes you feel a little more solid too.  Let’s face it, a well worn pair of boots is a cherished and distinctive sign of character.

Finding the right pair of boots for yourself is a joy worth experiencing in this life. To help, here are some Men’s Boots worthy of calling perennial classics.

Alden 405 Indy Boot

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The Alden 405 is called the Indy Boot because Harrison Ford wore it in the Indiana Jones movies, not because he was assigned to wear them as part of the role, but because Harrison Ford was a rugged carpenter before he got the part and the 405 was his boot of choice for all of his rugged carpenter needs. I mean these things are solid. And even if you aren’t a rugged carpenter, we’re pretty confident you will appreciate their unmatched construction and quality. The Indy Boot has maintained a dedicated and loyal following throughout the years because they look amazing, offer tremendous support and outlast basically everything else on the market.

Clarks Desert Boot

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A timeless classic. A Clarks Desert Boot adorns the feet of countless well-dressed people. Why? Because for the money you cannot go wrong. A classic silhouette and durable construction that pairs phenomenally with jeans. Check out the Clarks Desert Boot Core, as well!

Wolverine 1,000 Mile Boot

Wolverine Men's 1000 Mile Boot

A re-boot of a classic Wolverine design, the 1,000 Mile Boot harkens back to an era when the lifetime of a boot could be measured in miles. Now life moves at a slightly different pace, but the style and craftsmanship of this boot continue to deliver on the promise of the namesake. Putting a pair of these on will instantly make you look and feel built to last. Nothing, not the sidewalk, not the calendar, not the weather will be able to stop you.

Alden Boots Keep Shell Cordovan Alive

Photo From Chris T.
Alden Shell Cordovan Loafers atop a piece of shell cordovan leather. Photo courtesy of Chris T.

The process of making genuine shell cordovan leather is rare art. Only one tannery still practices this centuries-old method of pure vegetable tannage and hand finishing in the country. Alden boots are available in this exclusive, specially-crafted leather.

It takes six full months to complete the tanning process for shell cordovan, resulting in leather that is soft and supple yet also very durable. Because of the time and cost of manufacturing this type of leather, many companies opt to use other genuine or synthetic leather types for their footwear. Alden keeps the shell cordovan industry alive by continuing to design and manufacture shoes made from the material.

Photo From Chris T.
Alden Shell Cordovan Indy Boots, Photo From Chris T.

The classic patterns that are distinct in Alden boots and shoes take on a unique character when made from genuine shell cordovan leather. The company has perfected the art of crafting stylish, old school-inspired American footwear that is both comfortable and durable. Visit http://www.theshoemart.com to find high-quality yet comfortable footwear for men.