Alden 979 Long Wing Tan Calfskin

Alden 979 Long Wing Tan Calfskin

565.00

The classic long wing blucher, crafted in a burnished tan calfskin.

 

-standard D width

-barrie last

-fully brogued

-cork midsole

-goodyear welted

-reverse all around welt

-tanned double leather 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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