Alden 971 Dress Shoe Black Calfskin

Alden 971 Dress Shoe Black Calfskin


The timeless captoe dress shoe, crafted in a black calfskin.


-standard D width

-aberdeen last

-cork midsole

-goodyear welted

-regular all around welt

-tanned soles

-oiled waterlock soles

-entirely handmade in the US


alden shoe company was founded in 1884. early new england shoemaking was a trade based upon one craftsman making a pair a day. the great depression took a toll on shoe companies in new england. most of the companies who remained in new england could not compete in the demanding post-world war ii economy. yet alden prospered by relying not on low quality mass-markets but instead on high quality dress shoes. alden is now the only original new england shoe and bootmaker remaining of the hundreds who began long ago. still a family owned business, still carrying forward a tradition, and still sourcing only top quality materials.


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