Work it Wednesday: Alden Shoes


The first Alden shoes were produced in 1884, in America.  Each pair of hand-stitched leather shoes represents more than a century-old tradition of craftsmanship and quality.  The Alden Shoe company believes in focusing on improving the quality of their products rather than promoting them, creating shoes that speak for themselves.

The methodical tanning process used on Alden Shell Cordovan leather alone takes six months to finish, and creates leather that is durable, soft, and supple.  There is only a single tannery still producing genuine shell cordovan today.

So how, exactly, does one wear this masterpiece?

We searched the internet to bring you some of our favorite looks, dressy and casual. Find them on our Pinterest Work It Wednesday board.

WIWT.- Gitman oxford- Baume & Mercier watch- Barbour vest- Wings & Horns chinos- Alden boots- found beanie
Alden on the Streets of Boston | Look from Tumblr user Evantetreault.

Now it’s YOUR turn to show us what you’ve got. Keep your eyes out for an Instagram contest soon, follow us @TheShoeMart so that you don’t miss it.

Meanwhile, Alden shoes can be found on our site.

If you are interested in exotic Shell Cordovan leathers, including Whiskey, Ravello, and Cigar, you can contact our customer service team to be put on our Alden Wish List and be notified when we receive them in your size.  Just call 800-850-7463 Mon-Sat 9:30-6pm EST or use the contact form on our website and provide your name, e-mail, phone number, size and width.

For the best way to try on Alden shoes so that they are returnable in case they do not fit, see the video below. For info videos on the different Alden lasts, you can check out our YouTube Channel or our Pinterest Board, where they are all in one place.

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